Active 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes to An End

27/11/2019 - The season produced 18 named storms, including six hurricanes of which three were “major” (Category 3, 4 or 5). NOAA’s outlook called for 10-17 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-4 major hurricanes, and accurately predicted the overall activity of the season. “During each and every hurricane season, thousands of workers… SEE MORE
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State Parks to Waive Fees on Black Friday

22/11/2019 - Looking for an alternative to the shopping lines on Black Friday? Fees at state parks in Oregon and Washington will be waived the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29), and the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife is offering free fishing, crabbing, and clamming across the state. The free day-use parking… SEE MORE
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Bodega Bay Crabbers Delay Friday Opener to Avoid Whales

22/11/2019 - By Kirk Moore. Bodega Bay crabbers made an unprecedented decision to hold back from Friday’s scheduled Dungeness season opener, to avoid potential encounters with humpback whales gathered off the California coast. The fishery was marred by gear entanglements in the 2015-2016 season, and tightened state oversight could severely curtail this… SEE MORE
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5 Secrets of Boat Line Maintenance

20/11/2019 - When sailboat owners are compiling lists of maintenance tasks for the off-season, ropes and lines rarely make the cut. These essential pieces of equipment are expected to work year after year with barely a thought. But ropes are expensive and represent a significant investment, so it pays to take care… SEE MORE
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Former Soviet Submarine Docked in California to Be Sold

20/11/2019 - By Associated Press. A former Soviet submarine that became a Los Angeles-area tourist attraction is expected to be sold. The Los Angeles Times reports the Russian Foxtrot-class submarine known as the Scorpion is going to an anonymous buyer who is expected to remove the vessel by May. The 48-year-old submarine docked… SEE MORE

Lyman-Morse Announces Baltic Workboats Partnership

20/11/2019 - THOMASTON, MAINE: Lyman-Morse is pleased to announce a new partnership with Baltic Workboats, bringing Baltic Workboats’ innovative line of pilot boats to the Thomaston-based boatbuilder for production. Since 1978 Lyman-Morse has built more than 110 vessels, ranging from aluminum workboats to high-end composite racing yachts and luxury power yachts. “Their experience with so… SEE MORE