Unlimited Hydroplane drivers showed their mental toughness by getting back in their racing machines and competing in heats after one of their racing colleagues crashed into the seawall at more than 70 mph in front of the crowd.
In a case where a 30-foot powerboat rammed an anchored 17-foot boat, killing one of three men aboard, the attorney for the skipper of the larger vessel says a passing high-speed tour boat - and its large wake - caused the accident.
The Penobscot Marine Museum has sold its 83-foot sardine carrier Jacob Pike to a private party who will repair and maintain the historic vessel in Rockland, Maine, near where it was built. The new owner is Jamie Steeves, who owns J&J Lobsters in Rockland with his fiancée, Joanne Campbell.
BP is now working to hire more boat owners to help contain the Gulf of Mexico oil spill after complaints the company hasn't gotten enough private vessels involved.
The award-winning 40-foot express cruiser Nisca will be among more than 50 other power and sail vessels participating July 24-25 in the 35th annual Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport.
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