| May 12, 2011
| 8:53 PM
With a storm blowing in from the west, Mary Kovats looked east over Lake Michigan, counting the boats as they came in to Montrose Harbor.
One. Two. Soon five, maybe six came back.
But not her husband’s.
Peter Kovats was celebrating his 62nd...
| May 18, 2011
| 9:54 AM
MIAMI — We've got boat rides. We've got paddlewheelers and pirate ships, air boats and catamarans. Speedboats, glass-bottom boats, schooners, yachts and purpose-built tour boats.
We've got fast rides, slow rides and hop-on, hop-off boat tours...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 7:16 AM
It's a good coupon week, people, after no coupons last week. Here's a preview of the ads and deals found in the June 5 Sunday Chicago Tribune. One of my favorite deals is Batter Blaster pancake spray for $1.99 a can at Dominick's, after printable coupon....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:15 PM
People need to clean up after getting dirty. Wetlands are no different.
In olden days, storms would flush out our coastal wetlands. Before "civilization" struck, the only debris out there was natural and decomposable. Not any more.
These days, the Bolsa...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 3:00 PM
CORRECTION: The following article about the accidental sailing death of 14-year-old Olivia Constants contains incorrect information. Her trapeze harness got caught on the trapeze wire that sailors use to prevent the boat from tipping, according to John...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 9:12 AM
Remember last week when the teams carried their beds into a remote Malawi village? They then slept in private huts. Enjoy this moment from Ernie: "Home sweet home. Got my mosquito netting, just like at home. Got my straw roof, just like at home."...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Chicago Police Marine Unit officers had just finished a training dive several miles out on Lake Michigan when they got a call about a woman who had made it out to the locks separating the Chicago River from Lake Michigan.
Still in their diving suits, the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:51 AM
More than 100 movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai. But in most of them, the Garden Isle stands in for someplace else.
In the iconic "South Pacific," Kauai is the mythical tropical paradise Bali Hai. In "Jurassic Park," it's an island off the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:30 PM
While walking the docks this week, I learned that quality produces quantity.
As I was showing a boat, I was introduced to one of my prospect's friends, Mike Howarth. As our conversion progressed, I quickly learned that Mike knew a whole lot more about...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Tres parejas del sur de Florida dicen que tuvieron la suerte de salir vivos después de nadar montados en botes salva vidas luego de que el crucero italiano terminara completamente ladeado tras chocar contra rocas cerca a la isla de Gliglio.
| Jan 21, 2012
| 12:25 PM
John Martino was not pleased when he saw where organizers of this year's New York Boat Show had stuck his booth inside the cavernous Javits Center earlier this month. He was in a distant corner, far enough from the main flow of foot traffic that he...