Beyond the blow from the Great Recession, sailing faces pressure from aging baby boomers turning toward powerboats and millennials enjoying broader leisure options.
Waterways from Pittsburgh to Maine are dealing with colder-than-normal weather and that has created challenges for boat traffic, as well as for the Coast Guard, the group tasked with keeping channels passable.
Rescuers worked late into the night freed 19 manatees that were stuck in a storm drain in central Florida.
As fog shrouded the Florida Gulf Coast on Monday, a 39-foot center console with four 300-hp outboard engines crashed onto the shore in front of the Sunset Grille in Little Harbor, near Tampa, Fla., sliding across the beach and splintering part of the restaurant.
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