Marine photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz will be the first presenter at "Maritime Matinees in March," a new four-part series hosted by Mystic Seaport beginning March 6.
The image was incredible. One man in a bright orange jacket, hunched alone on the hull of a boat, bobbing in the vastness of the Gulf of Mexico. Personal trainer Nick Schuyler of Tampa was the only survivor of a disastrous fishing trip that had set out 40 hours earlier with four seemingly invincible athletes.
An aggressive - and expensive - Asian carp fishing expedition on the Chicago canal system likely will prove fruitless, say top carp experts, because there simply are not a significant number of the fish at this point.
Gary Klein of Weatherford, Texas, and Tim Horton of Florence, Ala., decided to spearhead a waterway cleanup in advance of the 2008 Professional Anglers Association (PAA) Corporate Cup on Pickwick Lake, Tennessee. Those efforts earned them a BoatU.S. Foundation Environmental Leadership Award, which was presented to the professional anglers last weekend at the 40th Bassmaster Classic on Lay Lake in Alabama.
The agency investigating the sinking of the Canadian tall ship Concordia will zero in on any safety deficiencies on board and whether the Brazilian navy was right to wait roughly 20 hours before sending out an aircraft to search for the vessel.
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