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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • Coast Guard: Second body found in Alabama waters, 5 missing

    Coast Guard crews searched for five people missing Sunday after recovering two bodies following a powerful weekend storm that capsized several sailboats competing in a regatta near Mobile Bay. One body was discovered after Saturday's storm and another...
  • At Civil War's end, a steamboat disaster that history forgot

    What remains of the greatest maritime disaster in U.S. history lies buried beneath an Arkansas beanfield where the Mississippi River once ran. A century-and-a-half later, residents of the nearest town and descendants of passengers aboard the steamboat...
  • Whitewater Wonder: David Silk, 16, A Top Freestyle Kayaker

     Whitewater Wonder: David Silk, 16, A Top Freestyle Kayaker
    EAST GRANBY — Every year, David Silk's parents would let him take a day off from school to do something fun. They'd get to the end of their driveway and instead of driving him to school, they'd surprise him and head to the Museum of Science in...
  • Mexicans hold North Korean freighter over UN weapons sanctions

    TUXPAN, Mexico The cargo holds were empty and the 430-foot-long North Korean freighter Mu Du Bong was riding high in the water when the vessel slammed into a coral reef in Mexican waters in the Gulf of Mexico last July 14, thudding to a halt. The...
  • DNR calls on boaters to help prevent further spread of zebra mussels

    DNR calls on boaters to help prevent further spread of zebra mussels
    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reminded boaters last week to look out for zebra mussels and prevent their spread. Department biologists found a significant increase in the harmful invasive species last fall during their most recent...
  • Day Trips from the Lehigh Valley

    DAY TRIPPIN' •"The Flamingos," Mt. Airy Casino, buffet, May 19. $55. "Joseph," Sight & Sound Theatre, lunch at Shady Maple, June 2 and Sept. 2. $86. St. Thomas More, Marie, 610-965-9960. •"Company," Bucks County Playhouse, back-stage-tour,...
  • Search goes on for missing fisherman; was rescued last year

    The Coast Guard says it's continuing to look for a Hawaii fisherman who went missing just a few months after surviving 12 days at sea. A patrol boat based in Hilo, a medium response boat from Maui and a helicopter crew from Oahu were searching for Ron...
  • Daring German sea raiders bring World War I to Hampton Roads

    The United States was still 3,000 miles and two years away from the horrors of the Great War in Europe during the spring of 1915. But when an audacious German commerce raider eluded its pursuers and anchored off Newport News Shipbuilding — drawing...
  • Outdoors: White stands out in fishing color scheme

    Outdoors: White stands out in fishing color scheme
    The pro sports world is consumed with advanced metrics, particularly baseball thanks to the flick "Money Ball." Charles Barkley's opinions aside, there's compelling evidence that crunching the numbers to determine who best produces under what...
  • Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways

    Shorter showers? Nine more ways the state has to change its water ways
    Heading into the fourth summer of drought, water agencies are looking for ways to get Californians to conserve at home. Tear out lawns. Install low-flow toilets. Irrigate with gray water. But what should the whole state be doing? Opinion asked nine...
  • Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport

    Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport
    One way to prevent birds from smacking into planes at Orlando International Airport is to catch trophy bass and bluegills, and not with a hook and worm. On a recent morning, as jets erupted skyward just beyond the curtain of trees ringing Mud Lake,...