A dozen people, projects and public policy measures earned 2010 BoatU.S. Recreational Boating Access Awards, the group announced.
The Coast Guard said nine people who were aboard a burning boat off Fernandina Beach, Fla., are now all back on land, without injuries.
Unpredictable and erratic, but astounding, the Aurora Borealis is nature's most magnificent light show. More commonly known as the Northern Lights, when the spectacle is in full flow iridescent colors dance across the Arctic night, setting the sky ablaze with a range of cosmic greens, reds and yellows.
Cleanup has begun at McCotters Marina in Washington, N.C., where dozens of boats were destroyed in a fire nearly two weeks ago.
The Coast Guard formally recognized Edward Fillingham on Tuesday for his life-saving efforts in 2009. Rear Admiral Mike Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, presented Fillingham, 77, with the Coast Guard's Silver Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Station Oswego (N.Y.) in recognition of his rescuing three boaters on Lake Ontario on April 17, 2009.
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