Boating

Boaters Can Help Control the Invasive Spread of Mussels

California agencies tackling the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels are reminding boaters to be careful while recreation on the region’s waterways. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Europe and Asia. They multiply rapidly, encrust boats and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food …

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US national dies in boating accident at Hazelmere dam

Just days before returning to the United States, a 30-year-old man died after falling overboard at Hazelmere Dam. The man was boating at the dam with 2 friends when the accident occurred. According to friends, he was sitting in the front of the boat but fell and did not resurface, …

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Broward families fear reckless canoeists endanger manatees

BROWARD COUNTY, Florida. – For several months, cameras captured boats descending the canals of Broward County, making waves and shooting stunts. The residents of the neighborhood say they are frustrated. David Figueroa had had enough and revealed the trend via videos he captured from his dock. “It’s pretty shocking, to …

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Entrance fees, boating fare go down to Thekkadi

GUDALUR In an effort to attract more tourists to Thekkadi and other places, agents from the Kerala Tourism Department have lowered the entrance fee and the shipping rate from Monday. Before the covid-19 pandemic, tourists had to shell out 70 as an entrance fee and 385 for boating per person. …

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NEW PAVILION ENGINE CUT-OFF SWITCH ACT IN FORCE

A lanyard is wrapped around the wrist to stop the boat’s engine switch in the event the operator is thrown off the helm. AMERICAN COAST GUARD / Contributed A new federal law requiring the use of engine stop switches is intended to prevent drifting boats and injury in cases where …

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Boaters urged to help stop the spread of invasive species

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game would like to remind Alaska’s aquatic recreationists of their role in stopping the spread of invasive species. “Invasive species” are plants, animals or pathogens that are not native to the body of water into which they are introduced. People who navigate and angler …

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County Dockworker Program Benefits Boaters | Local News

Citrus County scallop season is in full swing, which means increased traffic at the County’s boat ramps. When launching from MacRae’s of Homosassa, Fort Island Trail Park, and Fort Island Gulf Beach, boaters can expect to see Dockworkers from the Parks and Recreation division. These part-time staff are there to …

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Winnebago Industries to acquire Barletta

Barletta Boats offers two models: the L-Class, offered in 21, 22 and 23-foot options, and the E-Class (pictured above), offered in 20, 22 and 24-foot options. Winnebago Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of outdoor products, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Barletta Pontoon Boats (“Barletta”) for …

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Coast Guard and Good Samaritan save 2 injured boaters | New

TOLCHESTER – An unnamed Good Samaritan brought two boaters out of the bay near here on Saturday afternoon, then helped the Coast Guard transport them safely to shore. The boaters – identified as Renato Devera Angeles, 54, of Towson and Vincent Cabico Valdez, 42, of Baltimore – were then airlifted …

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Boating safety course offered | Local News

NEWBURYPORT – A safety course is available for boating enthusiasts ages 12 and up starting August 10. “Boat America,” certified by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, provides the knowledge needed to earn a boating certificate and will be taught by Public Education Officer Rick Heile over four two-and-a-half-hour sessions on …

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NMMA appoints new Vice President of Marketing

The NMMA has announced the hiring of Kevin M. Williams as Vice President of Marketing. In this new role created in support of NMMA’s strategic plan to expand the boating market, Williams will oversee the industry’s Discover Boating campaign and the integration of the Discover Boating brand at boat shows. …

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Malibu presents the all new Wakesetter 25 LSV

For 2022, Malibu Boats introduced the all-new Malibu Wakesetter 25 LSV, the newest model in the world’s best-selling tug family. The 25 LSV is the 25 foot flagship of the popular Luxury Sport V-Drive (LSV) range. Being the largest of the LSV family, it offers the most interior space, storage …

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Boating: crashes, the danger increases | New

Kayaks and canoes can often be seen drifting along the Columbia River in Clatskanie and Rainier. They mingle with a flood of fast boats, jet skis and commercial vessels using the popular waterway. Jeremy C. Ruark / The Chef You may have noticed an increase in boat traffic along the …

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Zero tolerance for drunk sailing during the holiday weekend

Zero tolerance for drunk sailing during the holiday weekendChristiane Cordero reports an increase in patrols on the metro’s waters this weekend (1h44). WCCO this morning – July 2, 2021 14 minutes ago Weather forecast at 4:30 a.m.Meteorologist Riley O’Connor said Friday would be sunny and warm with temperatures reaching 80 …

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Sheriff’s office monitors boaters under the influence

Clallam County Sheriff’s Office and safety advocates are calling on boaters to help keep everyone safe by not consuming alcohol or marijuana while on the water, especially when drive a boat or pedal boat. As boaters prepare for the July 4 vacation, law enforcement agencies prepare for Operation Dry Water …

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Man could face charges after fatal boating incident in Callaway County

Accident and collision CALLAWAY COUNTY, Missouri (KMIZ) A boat operator has been arrested on suspicion of intoxicated boating causing death following a fatal incident on the Missouri River. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol arrest reports, soldiers arrested Scotty Smallwood, 51, of Lohman, Missouri, shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday. An …

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Senate praises economic importance of outdoor recreation

The Senate Trade Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion recently held a hearing on the state of outdoor tourism, recreation and ecotourism, noting the importance of outdoor recreation on local economies as communities recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. In her opening remarks, President Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) …

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Authorities push for boating safety – CBS Miami

The authorities are pushing for boating safetyThe reopening of COVID-19 in South Florida has resulted in more boats on the water, which can lead to nautical tragedies. So, as July 4 approaches, the Broward Sheriff’s Office maritime patrol is sounding the maritime alarm bell with a two-week operation that set …

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Old Saybrook ready for the sailing season

By Eric O’Connell / Zip06.com • 06/15/2021 3:39 PM EST After years of significant investment in improvements, the Old Saybrook Harbor Management Commission (HMC) says the town is ready for the shipping season. Given its prime location where Long Island Sound meets the Connecticut River, Old Saybrook is a boating …

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Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Boating Safety Tips

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife provides the following tips for safe outdoor boating: Many look forward to spring and summer days to spend time on Maine’s waterways, from tranquil ponds and larger majestic lakes to meandering rivers and streams. The key to a fun day on the …

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Safety during the navigation season | WCIA.com

Shelbyville, Illinois (WCIA) – “Taking care of yourself is also taking care of others to make sure you know if you can step in to help someone, that’s what you need to do,” said Ashley Florey, resource specialist natural areas at Lake Shelbyville. This is the message from officials as …

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Make this summer sober and safe | News, Sports, Jobs

As the summer heats up, Michigan residents are urged to celebrate the season safely with gatherings and activities, especially when alcohol can be consumed. Remember to control your alcohol intake and never drink while driving, urges the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC). “The state’s 19,000 liquor licensees are excited to …

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Drought conditions in Utah could affect boaters this year

SALT LAKE CITY – Those who run boating programs in Utah state parks say the drought we are experiencing this year will likely impact Utah boaters. Ty Hunter, head of the Utah State Parks boating program, told KSL Newsradio that some Utah reservoirs are already low and launching from some …

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Brunswick Corporation Appoints MaryAnn Wright to Board of Directors

Brunswick Corporation announced that MaryAnn Wright, former senior engineering executive at Johnson Controls International, Collins & Aikman and Ford Motor Company, has been elected to its board of directors. Wright most recently served as Group Vice President, Global Engineering and Product Development, Power Solutions at Johnson Controls International. She spent …

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Beach and water sports forecast: June 3, 2021

DOUGLAS, Mich. (WOOD) – As a heat wave begins in western Michigan this weekend, the beach will become a popular spot. Temperatures inland will soar into the upper 80s on Saturday and then to around 90 degrees on Sunday. If you’re heading out to the lake to snorkel and cool …

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Lawmakers reintroduce Leisure Act, not red tape

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable recently supported Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Representative Blake Moore (R-UT) who reintroduced the Recreation Act, not red tape to reduce obstacles for people to recreate, enhance and prioritize the outdoors. “Outdoor recreation is a major force in the country’s economy, contributing $ 788 billion …

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New Federal Law Promotes Boating Safety On Lake Tahoe

Glenbrook, Nevada (KOLO) – National Safe Boating Week From May 22-28, 2021, and with the hot holiday weekend approaching, Nevada officials want you to be prepared when you’re on the water. A new federal law will help those on board, especially the driver, to free themselves from a potentially fatal …

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How to stay safe during the summer boating season

WABASH VALLEY (WTHI) – National Safe Boating Week kicks off the summer boating season. Whether you are a beginner or an expert in your personal watercraft, safety concerns are the same for everyone. “Really good swimmers drown every day … every day,” said Peg Phillips, Executive Director of the National …

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Budget hearings, Safe Boating Week

Roanoke City Council will hold a public audience on the budget and taxes proposed by the city. The proposed spending plan is $ 307 million, an increase of $ 9.6 million. The budget addresses seven priorities, including education, community safety, human services and more. The hearing begins at 7 p.m. …

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The pleasures and pitfalls of shared navigation

A powerboat enthusiast, who asked to remain anonymous, tried two syndication providers. The first company went out of business after five months, leaving many owners out of pocket. With the second syndication provider, there were repeated issues with other members damaging the boat, taking it out of service while it …

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