Sargassum, the stinky sea- weed that blankets beaches, clogs canals and entangles boat propellers, is piling up at levels and in places that researchers have never seen.
Two recently published studies in the journal Nature make it seem that the 2004 film “The Day After Tomorrow” was, in fact, more science than fiction.
Fred Karash says that, right from the start, the whole thing felt like a shakedown.
As with so many things in boating, the story of Belafonte begins with another boat: Reef Express.
In the database of National Historic Landmarks there are all kinds of boats from throughout U.S. history, including enough fireboats that even a cursory search requires the fingers on both hands to count them. Some of the designated fireboats date back as far as the early 1900s.
For a vessel with such a big history, the lightship Ambrose looks surprisingly small.