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Coast Guard: Boating deaths increased in 2009

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.



Tropical depression forms in Atlantic

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.



Family still close after seven years together at sea

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.



Seasoned skipper run boat aground, sinks it

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.



Longtime BoatU.S. editor announces retirement

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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