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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • Hampton Roads Transit officials consider adding paddle wheels to Elizabeth River ferries

    Hampton Roads Transit officials consider adding paddle wheels to Elizabeth River ferries
    Hampton Roads Transit officials are discussing the merits of installing paddle wheels on its two new Elizabeth River ferries.  Adding a paddle wheel is expected to cost  $75,000 - $100,000 and increase the cost of maintenance by up to $15,000 a year per...
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • 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....
  • Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform

    Blue Angels need a clear harbor to perform
    For six straight hours for four straight afternoons during one of the largest ship-hosting events in Baltimore history, all water traffic within a large rectangle in the middle of the harbor is being completely restricted by a cadre of law enforcement...
  • Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history

    Late boatbuilder's labors show his love of history
    There is a quiet street in Newport Beach where a bright red barn stands as an eye-catching oddity, wedged between a small beige house and a small yellow one. Behind the white double doors, a man's collection of broken history awaits. Here, renowned...
  • Fall fishing in the Lehigh Valley ready to turn on

    Fall fishing in the Lehigh Valley ready to turn on
    All good things must come to an end, and so will the Fish Report, at least for this year. We'll start the Fish Report up again before the spring trout season, so stay tuned. We won't forget our fishing friends, either, because the outdoors stories will...
  • Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors

    Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors
    While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home. The festivities are happening outside Damen's door,...
  • Fall Foliage Cruises Attracting More Fans

    Fall Foliage Cruises Attracting More Fans
    The Northeast's spectacular foliage season is just ahead — which means crowds of leaf-peepers will be taking to the roads to follow the changing colors. But plenty of travelers will instead skip the backed-up scenic highways and crowded country...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line to enter luxury market with Prestige acquisition

    Norwegian Cruise Line to enter luxury market with Prestige acquisition
    The world's third-largest cruise ship company is growing - and going upscale. Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Prestige Cruises International, the parent company of Oceania Cruises and luxury...
  • Celebrity Century sold to Chinese travel company

    Celebrity Century sold to Chinese travel company
    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said Tuesday that it has agreed to sell the 1,814-passenger Celebrity Century to a Chinese travel company. The Miami-based cruise company did not say how much it would sell the ship for, but said the sale will result in a...