The town of Hempstead, New York, at least for the near future, is allowing the continuation of boating as usual.
Every year, for the past 35 years, boat lovers have been able to board and ogle vintage 20th century sail and motor boats at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, and this year will be no different. This year’s event, the 36th, will take place on August 25 and 26 in Salem, Massachusetts.
Victory Chimes, the only known surviving example of a Chesapeake Ram schooner, holds a USCG Certificate of Inspection for 50 passengers and has been sailing the Maine coast for charter since 1990.
Launched on April 28 this year, Russia’s 474-foot long Akademik Lomonosovis the world’s first floating nuclear power plant. Capable of producing 70 megawatts of power, the ship is currently making its way across the Arctic Ocean to Eastern Russia.
The Coast Guard on Monday deployed the Francis Scott Key memorial buoy in the Patapsco River off Baltimore, Maryland. The red-white-and-blue buoy marks the approximate position where Key wrote “Defence of Fort McHenry,” while imprisoned aboard a British ship. Key’s poem would go on to become the national anthem of the United States.