Held during Memorial Day weekend, the blessing of the fleet at an island community in Chesapeake Bay combined spiritual and patriotic elements.
Shark tournaments are an anachronism, critics say, at least the kind of kill contests inspired by the movie "Jaws" and by the exploits of Capt. Frank Mundus, Montauk's own Monster Man, a fact he acknowledged with regret in retirement and worked hard to change.
With National Fishing and Boating Week June 5-13, BoatU.S. reminds anglers of five easy ways to celebrate the week and inspire families and friends to head out to the water:
Florida investigators are attempting to determine the cause, or causes, of a double-fatal boating accident in which a 25-foot powerboat ran over the top of an 18-foot center console, killing the skipper of the smaller boat and his 19-year-old daughter, who was nine months pregnant.
The crew of the yacht Setantii, a 2004 Sweden 42 taking part in the ARC Europe trans-Atlantic rally to Europe, made a distress call after a collision with a submerged object drove the rudder up into the hull and caused the boat to rapidly take on water.
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