The public is invited to the Coast Guard's annual Boat Smart recreational boating safety day, open house and boating and kayaking safety seminar Saturday in South Portland, Maine.
The rapid sinking of a new $1 million, 48-foot sportfishing boat that ran hard aground last week in Florida's St. Augustine Inlet after missing a temporary buoy adds another blow to the harbor's reputation.
For Pope Benedict XVI, the best way to travel was by water after holding an open-air mass attended by more than 300,000 people in Venice, Italy.
It has been almost two years in the making and next week the first Leadership 44 will leave Morris Yachts for her career as a training vessel for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
The Mississippi River began cresting Tuesday in Memphis, but the slow passage of water working its way from north to south along the river is only the beginning for residents who could be dealing with high water levels into June.
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