A 1950s-era commercial fishing boat in North Carolina, owned by one of Pamlico County's most storied captains, was designated for the National Register of Historic Places.
Experience is what Arlen Gastineau said saved him when his boat capsized in the Gulf of Mexico and left him in the water for more than 18 hours. The 69-year-old fisherman has logged hundreds of hours on the sea, but he admitted he may have missed a few things.
What kind of dummy would go out on a boating trip in this weather and get stuck in the ice?
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill, triggered by a deadly blast at a rig used by BP, was the top news story of 2010, followed by the divisive health care overhaul, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of editors and news directors.
This year has proven eventful for the U.S. Coast Guard.
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