Boaters and swimmers along the East Coast of the United States should be wary of Hurricane Igor as swells from the powerful Category 4 storm will reach the coast later today and Friday and continue through the weekend.
A crewmember on a Gloucester, Mass., herring boat died at sea after donning diving gear and going beneath the 164-foot mid-water trawler in an effort to clear a trawl net that had become snagged on a rudder or prop after a tow on Georges Bank.
Mahogany Bay, of Mound, Minn., and Mecum Auctions are hosting The Warner Collection Vintage Boat Auction, featuring a mix of more than 100 vintage wooden boats built from 1897 to 1996.
The first eight months of 2010 tied the same period in 1998 for the warmest combined land and ocean surface temperature on record worldwide. Meanwhile, the June-August summer was the second warmest on record globally after 1998, and last month was the third warmest August on record.
Progressive is now offering free pet injury coverage on boaters' dogs and cats.
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