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  • The shipyard's last passenger ship

    The shipyard's last passenger ship
    A proud and often historic tradition came to an unseen but inevitable end on Oct. 9, 1958 when Newport News Shipbuilding delivered the last in a 59-year-long line of passenger liners. The SS Santa Paula was one of the last liners built by any American...
  • Coal-filled cargo ship auctioned off

    A Ukranian cargo ship anchored off the Cape Charles coast for 11 months was auctioned Monday in Norfolk for $8.3 million, Inside Business reports. The winning and only bidder, Hong Kong-based Noble Chartering Inc., had chartered the ship to deliver more...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine

    Cruise Port Spotlight: Bar Harbor, Maine
    The world may be their oyster for travelers, but for explorers like the Vikings, John Cabot, and Samuel Champlain, who came by throughout the centuries, and now for modern-day cruise passengers whose ships drop anchor on Frenchman Bay and tender them...
  • Regatta brings new spectacle to Fox River despite cold weather

    Regatta brings new spectacle to Fox River despite cold weather
    St. Charles' first-ever regatta Saturday in Pottawatomie Park along the Fox River had been planned meticulously by organizers for months. Spectators dressed in Kentucky Derby-style garb would cruise down the river in a large paddle boat, enjoying drinks...
  • Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in Jacksonville area

    Coast Guard searching for missing fisherman in Jacksonville area
    U.S. Coast Guard crews searched the Atlantic Ocean into Sunday night for a missing Atlantic Beach man whose empty fishing boat with its engines idling washed ashore at Hanna Park in North Florida. The boat owner, Peter Rodriguez, 47, last spoke with his...
  • Man in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida

    Man in inflatable bubble rescued off coast of Florida
    A man in an inflatable, plastic bubble was rescued 70 miles off the coast of Florida on Saturday — despite the Coast Guard's warning him three days earlier that his journey was a terrible idea. The "Hydro Pod," as it's called, first came to the...
  • Colorful, multicultural Curacao favors Dutch roots with Caribbean flair

    Colorful, multicultural Curacao favors Dutch roots with Caribbean flair
    It looks like Amsterdam. Or a little bit like South Beach in Miami. With its waterfront and fairy tale-colored colonial buildings, Willemstad shares some similarities with the Dutch city and South Florida. But Willemstad is very Caribbean. It became a...
  • Russian cruise breaks down barriers

    Russian cruise breaks down barriers
    It seemed like a good idea at the time. Last year my wife and I booked a two-week, 900-mile river cruise through Russia for June 2014. But three months before our departure, Russia grabbed Crimea from Ukraine, the United States slapped sanctions on...
  • James Adams Floating Theatre packed the waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay

    A century after the James Adams Floating Theatre presented its first performances in the waterfront hamlets of Hampton, Smithfield and Mathews, the sensational allure of the 132-foot-long traveling playhouse has mostly faded. But only rarely in the...
  • From fallen logs iconic boats built from felled trees now a part of Jamestown exhibit

    When the English settlers at Jamestown encountered their first Chesapeake Bay log canoe in the early 1600s, they knew a good thing when they saw it. Though they soon discovered that the narrow, somewhat unstable craft took some practice to get into...
  • Guide to the Great Chicago Fire Festival

    Guide to the Great Chicago Fire Festival
    The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 may seem like an odd thing to celebrate, but don't worry, Redmoon is sure to do it oddly. Saturday night is the big night for the Great Chicago Fire Festival — an event that plans to take over the Chicago riverfront...