On her expedition around the globe, Turanor PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar boat, is approaching the United States. Having left Monaco on Sept. 27, the 100-foot catamaran is expected to dock in Miami, the first major stopover on its world tour, on Nov. 29.
A sailboat fire Saturday afternoon at Donaldson's Point in Parker, Fla., choked the area in smoke and saddened a neighborhood.
She'd conquered the Northwest Passage during the summer, one of the most dangerous sailing routes in the world, considered a watery Everest. Yet deep trouble loomed large when she hit the Bering Sea.
Participants at the recent National Marine Bankers Association conference expressed confidence that stability is working its way back into the boat loan sector.
NOAA this week reopened to commercial and recreational fishing 8,403 square miles of Gulf waters which extend from the Louisiana state water line to due south of the Alabama/Florida state line. This is the 11th reopening in federal waters since July 22.
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