‘Boatgating’ is the newest rage

October 16, 2014

It’s already a popular way to watch fireworks. And San Francisco Giants baseball fans have become adept at retrieve home-run balls from the Bay. Now parking the boat outside the stadium before (or during) the big game is becoming a ritual around the country. Discover Boating reports that “boatgating—aka stern-gating or sailgating—is becoming a preferred …

President declares marine monument off-limits to development

October 14, 2014

President Obama recently signed a proclamation designating the largest marine reserve in the world and declaring it off limits to commercial resource extraction including commercial fishing. According to an announcement from the White House, the Sept. 25 proclamation expands the existing Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, one of the most pristine tropical marine environments …

River movement of grain imperiled

October 9, 2014

According to a report by Reuters, a record harvest, low barge availability and a deteriorating lock-and-dam system are putting a strain on U.S. river transportation. Citing years of neglect, industry sources tell the news service the system is only one flood, drought or mechanical breakdown away from calamity. Expanding truck and rail needs of the …

Teens to discover boating careers

October 6, 2014

A few spots remain open for the Oct. 11 session of the Maryland Boating Career Discovery Day being presented by the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM), the Eastport Yacht Club Foundation and the Annapolis Boat Shows. The program is being offered as part of the Oct. 9-13 US Sailboat Show in Annapolis; an Oct. …