Derelict boats are a problem in many parts of the country. The situation was exacerabated in southwest Florida after Hurricane Ian.

Clearing the Waterways

12/31/2023 - By Eric Colby. Abandoned vessels threaten navigation and the environment, but removing them can be complicated. Kara Diehl was in the hospital with complications from Type 1 diabetes when her phone rang. The caller was inquiring about her late father’s abandoned boat. “I didn’t know my dad had owned a… SEE MORE
halibut ceviche | excellent | stu_spivack | Flickr

Recipes for the Boat: Halibut Ceviche

12/30/2023 - By LaDonna Rose Gundersen. Celebrate the holidays with the magic of ceviche – a dish that transforms raw fish into a festive delight! Alaska halibut, my top pick for its wild-caught, sustainable goodness, takes center stage. The sweet and mild flavor dances in a citrus marinade, where the acid performs… SEE MORE
Shrimp boat sinks near Tampa

Fuel Spill after Shrimp Boat Sinks Near Tampa

12/20/2023 - By A widespread storm that swept across Florida left a fuel spill in Hillborough Bay near Tampa, as the Coast Guard scrambled to assist more than 20 vessels in distress Sunday. Boat and aircrews of Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg responded to multiple calls about recreational boats displaced in… SEE MORE
Staten Island Ferry Spirit of America by WikkiCommons.

Biden Administration Announces $220 Million in Grants to Modernize Ferry Systems

12/10/2023 - By Mike Schuler. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced grants totaling $220.2 million to modernize the nation’s ferry systems. These grants, provided through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, aim to expand ferry service in rural communities, facilitate the acquisition of modern ferry boats (including electric… SEE MORE