Photograph of the Week: Lovely Photographs for Lovely People on a Lovely Day
May 19, 2013 - 12:02:37 AM
Photograph of the Week: Snow art by Simon Beck
Feb 10, 2013 - 12:02:49 AM
Planning a Cruise
More than 20 million people worldwide are expected to embark on cruises this year, according to Cruise Market Watch. The Caribbean tops the list of the five most popular destinations, followed by Europe, Alaska, Bermuda and Hawaii.
Feb 7, 2013 - 6:48:02 AM
Photo of the Week: Abigail's Hummingbirds
Sep 16, 2012 - 12:02:49 AM
Photo of the Week: 'Game Fishing' food chain
Aug 26, 2012 - 1:02:23 AM
"Glamour Camping" Comes to Darien Lake
Darien Lake's glamping tents are being provided by ConTENTment Camping of Buffalo, N.Y. Company founder Pat Jensen said, "The best part about camping is enjoying the outdoors, sleeping in a tent, gathering around the campfire and feeling part of the natural setting. The worst part of camping is ‘schlepping' all of the equipment and sleeping uncomfortably on the ground. Our new instant camping takes you to a whole new level of fun and relaxation."
Jul 11, 2012 - 12:15:28 AM
Clean Vessel Act Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Clean Vessel Act Celebrates 20th Anniversary Helping Recreational Boaters Keep Waters Clean. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced $11.4 million in grants to 24 states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. Since its creation in 1992, the CVA program has provided funds to States to construct, replace, renovate, and maintain facilities that assist recreational boaters in properly disposing of on-board septic waste.
Jun 15, 2012 - 3:10:03 AM
Lung Association's Trek Across Maine This Father's Day Weekend
This year's event boasts more than 2,500 event participants and 700 volunteers, with a goal of raising $1.8 million, making it the largest fundraiser for the Lung Association nationwide.
Jun 14, 2012 - 7:05:55 AM
June 4th -- A Day of Fishing with Urban Youth
On June 4, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will celebrate the start of the National Fishing and Boating Week and Great Outdoors Month with the 23rd Annual D.C. National Fishing and Boating Week Youth Fishing Event.
Jun 3, 2012 - 7:19:33 AM
Fish Habitat Partners Celebrate Signing of Secretarial Mou
The Secretaries of the Interior (Ken Salazar), Agriculture (Tom
Vilsack) and Commerce (John Bryson) in March, signed a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) to promote collaborative, science-based conservation
of the nation's waterways and fisheries through the National Fish
Apr 13, 2012 - 6:44:42 AM
Can Today's Boaters Learn Anything from the Titanic?
As the world solemnly marks the
April 15th centennial of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, boaters and
mariners alike can appreciate the vast improvements in maritime safety
that were a result of the tragic sinking.
Apr 11, 2012 - 8:52:56 AM
Low Cost Life Jackets for Teens
The BoatUS Foundation's Teens Afloat Program
helps keep teens safe on the water by offering discounted vest-style
life jackets - at just $5 - to non-profit summer camps, schools, or any
local non-profit organization providing on-the-water educational
programming for teens. Now is the time to help your group get in on the
Feb 29, 2012 - 5:09:24 AM
Public Comments to FCC Needed by March 1
While boaters view the FCC's
move on February 14 to revoke approval of a new broadband telephone
network shown to interfere with the country's sole navigational system
as positive news, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)
says we aren't out of the woods just yet. It is urging boat owners to
continue to submit comments to the FCC by a Thursday, March 1 deadline
to ensure the nation's system of global positioning devices keeps
boaters safely on course.
Feb 24, 2012 - 9:47:54 PM
GPS Interference Issues with LightSquared Plan
Recreational boaters who rely on
global positioning devices to keep them safely on course can breathe a
sigh of relief since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
announced plans on Tuesday, February 14 to revoke conditional approval
of a proposed cellular telephone network that could interfere with GPS
Feb 17, 2012 - 5:30:03 AM
Why Not Butanol?
ability to attract moisture and clog fuel filters, it's no wonder
America's boaters have not been thrilled with ethanol
in gasoline, which today is most commonly found as a 10% blend and
known as E10 at the gas pump.
Feb 7, 2012 - 5:50:18 AM
Towboat Captains Honored for Heroism
While all had injuries, one 18-year-old was blue, not
breathing, and had an exposed open wound to the head. After loading the
young man aboard with the help of a Good Samaritan nurse and the boy's
mother, Dunn gunned the engines racing for shore while CPR was
Jan 17, 2012 - 9:13:15 PM
SCYA Sailing Convention Feb. 4
The premier sailing convention for women will take place on Saturday, February 4th at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Corona del Mar, California.
Dec 23, 2011 - 6:15:49 AM
GuestRated.Com's 4th Annual Consumer Satisfaction Survey
of the two biggest national awards competitions for the campground
industry have been announced by GuestRated.com and the National
Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds.
Dec 10, 2011 - 7:10:50 PM
Bill in Congress Would Preserve Boating Access
December 1, 2011 -- Working waterfronts, those parts
of town at the water's edge dotted with marine-dependent businesses
like marinas, boatyards and haul-out facilities, are crucial to
recreational boating. However, in some places they are struggling as
municipalities grapple with development pressures and poor planning and
that's why Rep. Chellie Pingree of Maine has introduced the "Keep
America's Waterfront Working Act of 2011" (H.R. 3109) in Congress.
BoatUS is urging boaters to ask their Congressional representatives to
sign-on as co-sponsors of the bill.
Dec 3, 2011 - 5:23:34 AM
The Low-Down on Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel Boat Fuel
Gaskets: When the transition was made to low-sulfur diesel (LSD) in
1993, there were problems with leaking gaskets. Newer gaskets that
resist leaking were developed, but there were some fears that the
gaskets might not stand up to ULSD. After talking to numerous marina
owners and engine manufacturers, leaking gaskets don't appear to be a
Nov 20, 2011 - 2:53:39 AM
Boat Owners US New President
Former Vice President of Government Affairs Margaret Bonds Podlich has
been named President of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Her new role with the Association, which is celebrating its 45th year, broadens her responsibilities
Nov 16, 2011 - 6:00:04 AM
BoatUS Foundation giving away grants to boaters
Community groups, nonprofits and grassroots organizations wanting to keep local boaters safe and waterways clean are eligible for grants for up to $4,000 each from the BoatUS Foundation's Grassroots Grants Program. A total of up to $50,000 is available this grant cycle, which requires applications to be in by January 4, 2012.
Nov 9, 2011 - 2:30:18 AM
John Davis now headed for Forillon NP - Gaspe Peninsula
"These final days could be some of my toughest," says Davis, who is now 6,700 miles (10,800 km) and 37 continuous weeks of backcountry travel from his starting point in the Florida Keys last February
Oct 21, 2011 - 12:55:04 AM
Helpful Hints on avoiding 'Winter Damage'
During both 2010 and 2011, the U.S. received near record amounts of snowfall, including 2011's Groundhog Day Blizzard, which caused $1.1 billion in insured losses and more than $2 billion in total losses, according to the National Climatic Data Center.
Oct 19, 2011 - 5:27:01 AM
John Davis arrives in Maine on TrekEast's historic wildway journey
Conservationist on Appalachian Trail heading for Canada: John Davis who has reached Maine on his TrekEast, started in Key Largo, FL on February 3rd, 2011 and will finish mid-November in Canada's Gaspe Peninsula. TrekEast is the world's first 6,000+ mile man-powered journey up the eastern United States.
Oct 7, 2011 - 12:23:18 AM
Beware of Flood Debris Lurking Below The Surface
"The fact is that small boats moving at high speeds can be sunk easily by striking a submerged object, whether it's a tree, parts of buildings, fences, landscape timbers or other debris washed down in recent storms."
Sep 17, 2011 - 12:17:18 AM
What To Do With A Trailerboat In A Hurricane
As hurricanes approach the US mainland, it used to be that boaters on
the coast only had to worry about making storm preparations. However,
Hurricane Irene's large destructive path recently showed that trailer
boaters located far inland need to make preparations as well.
Sep 14, 2011 - 5:45:42 AM
"Freeze Coverage" Insurance Takes The Worry Out of Snafus
Boaters who store their boats over the winter in heated storage facilities or garages have it best. But when winter storms bring power outages and the heat goes off, inside temperatures plummet. That's when a good thing can go bad quickly as the boat's motor likely has not been "winterized," causing water in the engine block to freeze.
Sep 10, 2011 - 9:10:59 AM
Need To Borrow A Child-Sized Life Jacket?
To help get kids in right-sized life jackets, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety's Kid's Life Jacket Loaner Program now offers over 530 locations across the country - marinas, boat clubs, waterfront businesses and even fire houses - where kid's life jackets in various sizes (up to 90 pounds) can be borrowed at no cost for the afternoon, day or weekend. Over 40 new loaner locations have been added this year.
Sep 4, 2011 - 12:05:48 AM
Irene's $500 Million Damage to Recreational Boats
Over 1,000 BoatUS insureds took advantage of the "Hurricane Haul-Out" feature in their BoatUS insurance policy that helps defray the cost to remove a boat from the water. "Every boat owner should have this feature in their policy. It makes the decision of removal less based on cost and more in the long-term interest of having a boat come through unscathed," added Robertson.
Sep 3, 2011 - 6:50:18 AM
The Majestic Maine Moose and a Call to the Wild
Our 2009 season has just ended and a remarkable moose season it was with 15 hunters taking home 15 bulls with them, and 10 of those 15 having antler spreads in excess of 52 inches. We have several brief stories from our season that go hand in hand with the subject of this article that we would like to share.
Oct 23, 2009 - 12:15:11 AM
Fire Rainbow over Yellowknife
Clouds have to be cirrus, at least 20,000 feet in the air, with just the right amount of ice crystals and the sun has to hit the clouds at precisely 58 degrees.
Aug 6, 2009 - 3:21:37 AM
2009 Eclipse Chengdu Sichuan Province China
Michael Zhang of Timken Chengdu sent me these photographs with permission to share them with the folks at Magic City Morning Star News.
Jul 22, 2009 - 11:36:59 PM
Back in the Saddle Again: Recapturing My Misspent Youth
Tomorrow I explore Lake Cahuilla. Who knows? I may even attempt Joshua Tree National Park. Despite long hours on the bike, the lower back seems to be holding up okay, as long as I get plenty of rest.
Jun 11, 2009 - 5:10:15 AM
Kutcher Sporting Camps & Recreation Services to Open in Sebec
SEBEC, MAINE -- Dave Kutcher, a high energy achiever with an impressive record of service and business success is establishing Kutcher Sporting Camps and Recreational Services in Sebec, Maine. The mission statement for the new venture is simple: "A safe place where you can bring your family and friends to share in the great outdoors in the great state of Maine." The sporting camps will provide the resources for families and friends to relax and enjoy wilderness and sporting activities in a safe and comfortable setting. Kutcher and his financé Terra Gosselin have slated August 22nd for the grand opening of Kutcher Sporting Camps and Recreational Services.
May 14, 2009 - 11:34:47 AM
Salvation Army Camp Sebago Has Openings for Summer Camp Program - Sign Up Now
PORTLAND, MAINE -- This summer, send children from your community for a week’s stay at The Salvation Army's Camp Sebago. Our Christian camp in Standish, Maine provides a rich camping experience for boys and girls, ages 7-12 from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Apr 3, 2009 - 11:35:46 AM
Funding Announced for Katahdin Forest Expansion Project
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Land conservation project provides "protection" for wildlife habitat, public access, and working forests on nearly 7,300 acres of Maine’s woods.
Mar 18, 2009 - 5:52:24 PM
Maine Woods Coalition 2008 Annual Meeting
GREENVILLE -- The Maine Woods Coalition's 2008 Annual Meeting was held at DKB Catering in Greenville on October 2.
Oct 10, 2008 - 9:36:05 PM
Maine Snowmobile Association Presents Annual Awards
BANGOR -- The Maine Snowmobile Association (MSA) recognized a number of snowmobile club volunteers and friends of Maine snowmobiling during the association's 40th Anniversary Annual Banquet held April 12, 2008 at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.
May 15, 2008 - 10:02:02 AM
Public Workshops on LURC Comprehensive Land Use Plan
The Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) is rewriting its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP). There will be Public Workshops throughout Maine so that people can give their input and ask questions of LURC staff about the new draft of the CLUP.
Apr 23, 2008 - 10:40:45 AM