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Waterway and Maritime Transportation

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  • From the Boathouse: Enjoy the whales but be respectful

    Ahoy! Do you want to win $10,000? That is the first-place prize in the BoatUS lifejacket design competition presented by BoatUS's nonprofit Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. Designs can be submitted by any individual or group. The...
  • Big ships on the Chesapeake Bay follow strict environmental safety rules

    Big ships on the Chesapeake Bay follow strict environmental safety rules
    Please allow me to correct some of the points letter writer Bernard Helinski recently made regarding ships' ballast water polluting the Chesapeake Bay ("Ship ballast a major source of pollution," Jan. 7). Current U.S. Coast Guard regulations require...
  • Cunard's 'three queens' to party together in cruise line's 175th year

    Cunard's 'three queens' to party together in cruise line's 175th year
    Happy birthday, Cunard! The British luxury cruise line turns 175 this year and plans to unite its three-ship fleet for special events in Liverpool and Southampton this summer. The company kicked off celebrations Saturday with fireworks and marching...
  • Yorktown Watermen's Museum wants scenic and historic designation for York River

    Yorktown Watermen's Museum wants scenic and historic designation for York River
    YORKTOWN — The Watermen's Museum in Yorktown is in discussions with five localities in an effort to win a Virginia "scenic and historic river" designation for the York River. If they're successful — a process that could take more than a year...
  • Duck boat tours proposed for Chicago River

    Duck boat tours proposed for Chicago River
    Duck boat tours could be coming to the Chicago River as soon as this summer. Entertainment Cruises, a cruise operator based at Navy Pier, submitted a proposal to guide tours on the boats, which run on land and water. The company operates more than 30...
  • Travel trends in 2015: more millennials, cheap European fares, frequent flier restrictions and more mobile technology

    2015 will bring changes on airplanes, aboard cruise ships and in hotels, and South Florida is expected to benefit. Travel trends will include more millennial and business travel, more river cruises, increased mobile usage, and longer and higher-priced...
  • Cruise company offers the ultimate internship

    Cruise company offers the ultimate internship
    Imagine a summer spent cruising the rivers of 14 countries across Europe and Asia. Unless a traveler has very deep pockets, this three-month voyage may sound like a pipe dream. But CroisiEurope will be selecting one lucky college student with standout...
  • After plunging from Royal Caribbean ship, man saved by Disney Magic

    MIAMI A passenger who plunged into the sea from one of the world's largest cruise ships last week was later rescued by crew members from another vessel. Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas, which can carry as many as 6,360 passengers,...
  • Exploring rugged Russia and its volcanoes

     Exploring rugged Russia and its volcanoes
    Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula really isn't all that far from the United States, when you consider how far Alaska's Aleutian Islands reach into the Pacific. Of course, you don't just fly from the Aleutians to this rugged Siberian area, which contains more...
  • Steamboats paddled up fun in old days

    Steamboats paddled up fun in old days
    In 1915, when Broward County was incorporated, steamboating was at its peak. Given the amount of water in the area, paddle boats were the way to travel — or to party. Shallow draft steamboats ferried tourists from Fort Lauderdale to Fort Myers, via...
  • New modern riverboats to join U.S. cruise line's paddle-wheelers

    New modern riverboats to join U.S. cruise line's paddle-wheelers
    With river cruising booming, expect to see more riverboats coming to U.S. rivers and waterways in the next few years. American Cruise Lines, known for its old-school paddle-wheelers, announced last week plans to build modern riverboats with open decks,...