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Carolina waterfront awaits strengthening tropical storm

Tropical Storm Arthur is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning as it passes North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but some local marinas are less concerned about the storm than its impact on Fourth of July boating activities.



Whale-watching trip turns into whale rescue

When nearly 200 people set sail on a whale watch from Bar Harbor, Maine, they never expected to be party to a whale rescue. Yet, that is exactly what happened on a sunny afternoon in early June.



Waterway restrictions for NYC fireworks

Tropical Storm Arthur might make the issue irrelevant because of the weather, but the Captain of the Port New York has established and will strictly enforce a regulated area on the waters of the Upper New York Bay in the vicinity of Ellis Island and Liberty Island for viewing the Liberty State Park Fourth of July Fireworks Display from 6 p.m., until approximately 11 p.m., on Friday.



Wayward sailor runs aground

The Coast Guard and Baywatch teamed up to rescue a 53-year-old man after his 25-foot sailboat ran aground on the back side of Catalina Island, Calif., on Monday morning.



Costa Concordia finally set to leave watery grave

Final preparations are under way to refloat and remove the Costa Concordia from the waters off Giglio in what has been the largest and most expensive maritime salvage operation ever attempted.



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