Cleanup has begun at McCotters Marina in Washington, N.C., where dozens of boats were destroyed in a fire nearly two weeks ago.
The Coast Guard formally recognized Edward Fillingham on Tuesday for his life-saving efforts in 2009. Rear Admiral Mike Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, presented Fillingham, 77, with the Coast Guard's Silver Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Station Oswego (N.Y.) in recognition of his rescuing three boaters on Lake Ontario on April 17, 2009.
Commercial fishing in New England is the theme of an exhibit of historic photography now on display at The Maine Grind in Ellsworth. "Images from The Atlantic Fisherman" is free to the public and will run through March 31.
It's likely Edward Teach didn't need much to scare his enemies. After all, the notorious pirate better known as Blackbeard boasted a thick mass of facial hair so intimidating that it got immortalized in history.
Marinalife is holding a sweepstakes in which the winner receives a "weekend experience" at the Nantucket Boat Basin in Massachusetts, which last year was voted the best transient marina in the company's Best Marina Contest.
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