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
Longtime railwayman George Butler explains to new railway owner Jeremy Clark what his railway inspection reveals. Larry Chowning photo.

Historic marine railways fading away

10/27/2023 - By Small neighborhood railways, once the lifeblood for maintaining commercial fishing boats up and down the Mid-Atlantic coast, are being replaced with motorized boat lifts. A clear indication of this is in the advice given by longtime railwayman George Butler of Reedville, Va. to new railway owner Jeremy Clark… SEE MORE
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Is a Project Boat Worth the Investment?

9/3/2023 - By You can get what you want with a project boat or a turnkey vessel, but only if you take a hard look in the mirror first. Limited-time offer: Subscribe and save with our Labor Day sale! One-year subscriptions to Boating, Cruising World, Marlin, Sailing World, Salt Water Sportsman, and Yachting available… SEE MORE
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The Last of the Vikings

8/12/2023 - By An immersion in the folk wisdom of a thousand years The night before our 70-mile open-water crossing from the Norwegian island of Sørværet to the Lofoten Islands, Gunvor Storaas, the 27-year-old skipper, checked the wind forecast on her phone. The next day, it was going to blow 40… SEE MORE
Key West Boat Wreck

A Captain’s Guide to Boat Salvage

3/4/2019 - On August 24, 1867, the Blackwell, a British ship docked in San Francisco Harbor caught fire around 4 a.m. When the crew was unable to contain the blaze, it was forced to abandon ship. As the fire raged, a tug boat docked nearby named the Goliath raced over to the… SEE MORE