The Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety on Tuesday released its Recreational Boating Statistics 2009 report, which reveals a 3.81 percent increase in boating accident deaths and a 0.81 percent increase in related injuries.
A tropical depression formed Monday far out in the Atlantic Ocean and early forecasts put it on a track off the U.S. Atlantic seaboard.
After living the last seven years in a cabin the size of a hotel bathroom, the Crafton family seems in no hurry to clear out now. On a muggy, sun-drenched morning, all five of them - knees just touching, lives completely entwined - sit cheerfully in the 43-foot ketch that has been their home since they pulled away from an Annapolis, Md., dock in 2003.
A treacherous shoal on Lake Winnipesaukee known as The Witches was the site of a boating mishap Sunday morning when the 50-year-old skipper of a 30-foot dive boat ran the vessel hard aground. He and seven passengers went into the water, but were quickly rescued without injury.
After 26 years with BoatU.S. Magazine as a writer and managing editor, as well as an advocate for boat owners as a lobbyist, Elaine Dickinson is retiring from Boat Owners Association of The United States, the association said.
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