| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:18 PM
My dad was a smoker. At the height of his smoking career, I’m thinking that he was about a two-pack-a-day man. The family house was usually enveloped in a blue haze due to the clouds of smoke. That meant that I was inhaling second hand smoke...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
A partnership between the Department of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is apparently paying off for Virginia residents.
According to a news release from the state, more than 500 temporary boat registrations and 3,700...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Spring is approaching, and the boats have returned to Newport Harbor. With this year's Islands Race, Cabo and Transpac all on the horizon, a large number of race boats have gathered here in Newport Beach for their annual maintenance.
The most interesting...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Back this hitch up into the water
Untie all the cables and rope
Step onto the astro turf
Get yourself a coozie
Long before the pop-country group Little Big Town introduced its No. 1 hit, "Pontoon," last summer, pontooning had...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Volvo Ocean Race officials will visit Baltimore on Monday to evaluate a bid to host the only U.S. stop of the 2014-2015 edition of the round-the-world contest known as the Super Bowl of sailing.
Volvo officials are expected to begin announcing the ports...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 2:33 AM
A group of Michiana boat dealers is hoping to resurrect a winter outdoors show at the South Bend Century Center Feb. 1-3.
The newly formed Michiana Boats and Sports Dealers Association is billing the new show as the “Michiana Boat and Sports Show....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:14 PM
All the world's a stage, especially Anne Arundel County. It has produced, far and away, the best shows of the season: a County Council member sent to prison, followed by a long squabble over his replacement; a congenial county executive charged with being...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 10:21 AM
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...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 4:55 PM
They're the questions that vex leisure travelers across regions, languages, origins and destinations: When will I find the best fare? Should I buy that plane ticket now or wait?
Websites are increasingly responding to these universal questions with...