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  • With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States

    With some changes, pontoon boats make comeback in the United States
    Back this hitch up into the water Untie all the cables and rope Step onto the astro turf Get yourself a coozie Let's go…. Long before the pop-country group Little Big Town introduced its No. 1 hit, "Pontoon," last summer, pontooning had...
  • No boating bailout

    No boating bailout
    Maryland's boating industry suffered badly in the economic downturn and has yet to fully recover, so it's no surprise that many in the boat business are once again looking for help from Annapolis. Unfortunately, the latest proposal — to cap the...
  • Bring the boats back to Maryland by capping the excise tax

    Bring the boats back to Maryland by capping the excise tax
    The General Assembly has an opportunity this year to give a big boost to Maryland's struggling marine industry while also generating additional tax revenues for the fund responsible for upkeep and improvements to the region's waterways. It's time us to...
  • The Harbor Report: The man below the Duffy

    The Harbor Report: The man below the Duffy
    This week, I had the chance to meet with Gerardo Martinez, the service manager at the Duffy Electric Boat Company, located at 2439 West Coast Highway. Gerardo has been an employee of Duffy boats for 16 years. When I walked in and introduced myself, I...
  • Sailboat towed from beach

    Sailboat towed from beach
    A 36-foot Catalina sailboat that ran aground earlier in the week was temporarily parked in the sand at the north end of Main Beach as of Thursday. On Monday the Why Knot, which ran aground near south Main Beach, was towed from the shoreline, according...
  • J. Dennis Carper, marina owner

    J. Dennis Carper, marina owner
    J. Dennis Carper, a Baltimore County marina owner and yacht builder who was a decorated World War II veteran, died of stroke and dementia complications Dec. 25 at his Essex home. He was 91. Born near New Castle, Va., he worked on the family farm at...
  • Ethanol: Who knew corn was such a killer?

    Ethanol: Who knew corn was such a killer?
    I am not given to conspiracies. I think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, that we really did land on the moon and that President Barack Obama probably was born in America. However, I do have personal proof that corn-based ethanol is part of a radical Al...
  • Round-the-world sail raises awareness of CRAB, need for donations

    Round-the-world sail raises awareness of CRAB, need for donations
    Don Backe and Karl Guerra share more than a love for sailing: After their lives were transformed by tragedy, both men used the sport and the organization they now run to regain their sense of purpose. Backe helped found Chesapeake Region Accessible...
  • First-person singular: 'Hemingway's Boat' gets to the rugged heart of a complicated, captivating man

    First-person singular: 'Hemingway's Boat' gets to the rugged heart of a complicated, captivating man
    Every writer has two lives: The life that contains elements common to all lives — birth and death and everything in between — and a second life. The second life is another thing entirely. It consists of the world's reaction to the writer's...
  • South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste

    South Florida has a boat ride and celebrity gossip for every taste
    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...
  • Rollin' on the river: American Queen steamboat brings river cruising back to the mighty Mississippi

    Rollin' on the river: American Queen steamboat brings river cruising back to the mighty Mississippi
    The hour is 11:30 on this Saturday night aboard the American Queen, somewhere south of Natchez, Miss. The dance floor in the Grand Saloon is deserted, and a lone man sits in the 24-hour Front Porch lounge, reading a paperback novel. The evening's...