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  • Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild

    Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild
    For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. The sailors staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted...
  • Faulkner's Island Light — Lonely Outpost Full Of History Off Guilford Shore

    Faulkner's Island Light — Lonely Outpost Full Of History Off Guilford Shore
    A terrible gale lashed Long Island Sound on a winter's night in 1805. Faulkner's Island lighthouse keeper Joseph Griffing woke the next morning to survey the damage and glanced to the west to Goose Island, where he saw a ship wrecked on the rocks. He...
  • Twenty years after Cuban raft exodus, they keep coming

    MIAMI (Reuters) - Alicia Garcia vividly recalls her rescue at sea 20 years ago during a mass exodus from Cuba, a dramatic event that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and reshaped relations between the communist-run island and the...
  • Canada finds ship from doomed 19th century Franklin expedition

    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian explorers have found the wreck of one of two ships lost in the 1845 Franklin expedition to Canada's Northwest Passage, solving an enduring historical mystery and bolstering Canada's claim to the key Arctic trade route. Sir...
  • Turning the port around

    When automotive parts manufacturer Continental announced plans to add 500 jobs in Newport News, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state officials framed the announcement as a victory for the beleaguered Port of Virginia. He cited the access to global markets...
  • A violinist made famous during the Cuban rafter crisis looks back

    MIAMI Lizbet Martinez, the Cuban "rafter" girl who warmed the hearts of U.S. Coast Guard officers and many others across the nation with her rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner," still keeps the violin that made her famous two decades ago. Martinez,...
  • Crew of doomed South Korea ferry drank beer while awaiting rescue: media

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Some crew of a ferry that capsized in April in South Korea's worst maritime disaster in 44 years drank beer while waiting for rescue, one of them told a court, in an admission likely to fuel anger at their conduct during the final...
  • First-ever L.A. Boat Race held at Glendale Narrows

    First-ever L.A. Boat Race held at Glendale Narrows
    Water enthusiasts flocked to the Los Angeles River last weekend for the first-ever L.A. Boat Race that tested the skills and speed of paddlers, but drew some criticism from those against the river’s use. The nearly mile-long race took place in...
  • Norwegian to acquire Prestige Cruises in $3 billion deal

    Norwegian to acquire Prestige Cruises in $3 billion deal
    Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings is expanding its cruise portfolio with the acquisition of Prestige Cruises International Inc., the operator of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. On Tuesday, the company, which operates as Norwegian...
  • Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich

    Teen critically injured after being hit by train in Lake Zurich
    A 15-year-old boy was critically injured when he was hit by a freight train in Lake Zurich on Monday, according to Lake Zurich police. Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak said the teenager was injured on the Canadian National Railroad tracks near the...
  • Norwegian Cruise to acquire parent of Oceania, Regent lines

    The world's third-largest cruise ship company is about to get bigger. Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced Tuesday morning that it will acquire Prestige Cruises International, the parent of upscale Oceania Cruises and luxury Regent...