| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:45 AM
A 36-foot Catalina sailboat that ran aground off near south Main Beach Sunday afternoon has been towed from the shoreline by a tractor, according to Laguna Beach police.
"Lifeguards eventually worked with Laguna Beach public works officials to get the...
| 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...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Terry Hutchinson was taught a long time ago to be resilient, to be able to adjust to the shifting winds on the sea or, for that matter, in life.
It helped Hutchinson, who grew up in Annapolis and still has a home there, move up the ranks from crew...
| Jul 29, 2012
SEATTLE — Pike Place Market. The Space Needle. Pioneer Square. Check, check and check.
If you've hit these obvious Seattle destinations, you're not a newbie. But maybe you're not an insider either.
So, this 21-stop Seattle checklist is for you. It...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:52 PM
The large red, white and blue drum with the word "toys" lit in large, neon orange letters is hard to miss.
The distinctive metal sign is rusting, its paint chipping after some 50 years of being hung above the entrance of the Corona del Mar storefront....
| Aug 31, 2012
Look at the official state transportation map and down in the lower right hand corner near the Rhode Island border is a patch of property identified as the Barn Island Wildlife Management Area.
Not a grabber of a name, especially considering what it...
| Sep 4, 2012
One of the great summer pleasures that comes with living in Maryland is the opportunity to get on a boat and paddle, motor or sail your way around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Few places in the U.S. are better suited for boating, and the state'...