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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • SS America was a national milestone

    No one living on the Peninsula on Aug. 31, 1939, had to be told twice about the importance of the landmark vessel scheduled to be launched by Newport News Shipbuilding that morning. Long before the gates opened, the first of more than 30,000 people...
  • California drought: 5-mph speed limit imposed on boats at Folsom Lake

    California drought: 5-mph speed limit imposed on boats at Folsom Lake
    With water levels at Folsom Lake down sharply, officials are imposing a 5-mph speed limit for boaters in the latest sign of California's extreme drought conditions. California State Parks officials say the low speed limit is needed to reduce safety...
  • Retired towboat now a floating B&B

    Retired towboat now a floating B&B
    ST. PAUL, Minn. — In Minnesota's Twin Cities, you can feel like a river rat without drifting away from shore. An unusual bed-and-breakfast inn near downtown St. Paul provides a peaceful 360-degree view of the Mississippi River as sunset nears....
  • Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as excitement for Star-Spangled bicentennial grows

    Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as excitement for Star-Spangled bicentennial grows
    The tall ships — old showboats that they are — danced into Baltimore looking regal and festooned, the stateliest of guests at an affair expected to bring President Barack Obama to Baltimore. "It's a ballet, with a couple hard-rock pieces...
  • No charges after ship strike killed humpback whale off Alaska

    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - A ship strike killed a protected humpback whale off Kodiak, Alaska, but an investigation could not conclude whether a state ferry was responsible and no charges will be filed, federal officials said on Wednesday. The state ferry...
  • Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore

    Canadians discover wreck of 19th-century ship that may have fought in Battle of Baltimore
    A Royal Navy ship whose "bombs bursting in air" inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner" two centuries ago may have been discovered Sunday in Arctic waters. Canadian officials found what they believe is either HMS Erebus or HMS...
  • Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular

    Businesses anticipating major tourism boost from Star-Spangled Spectacular
    As the nation's eyes turn to Baltimore for the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812 next week, city leaders hope to capitalize on what one official called "the largest tourism event in our city's history" and the chance to showcase the city in...
  • A stay in St. Tropez

    A stay in St. Tropez
    The sexy, sunny siren of the Cote d'Azur, St. Tropez has been luring men to the French Riviera long before Brigitte Bardot made it a jet-set touchstone with the 1956 film "And God Created Woman." People have been drawn since prehistoric times to this...
  • Take a historic paddle along the Monocacy River trail

    Take a historic paddle along the Monocacy River trail
    "Monocacy" is an Americanized version of the Shawnee word "Monnockkesy," which means "river of many bends," and the Monocacy River lives up to its name. Though my kayak glides calmly under my kayak through the opaque green water, I struggle to keep up...
  • Canada says its frigate buzzed by Russian warplanes during NATO drill

    Russia has made clear once again that it doesn't want NATO forces on its borders. Or on its shores. Or anywhere near foreign territory it occupies. Canadian Defense Minister Rob Nicholson has accused the Kremlin of sending three warplanes to buzz its...
  • Secrecy and doubt shroud Nicaragua's huge canal plans

    The Chinese engineers passed by Antonio Cardenas' dusty plot of land the other day. They didn't say anything to him. They never do. In this town on Nicaragua's Pacific coast, a withering drought is scorching farmland and parching cattle. Once-green...