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Ventura Ramp Reopens to Trailerable Boats

VENTURA, Calif. -- After seven months of being closed for repairs, the public launch ramp at Ventura Harbor, reopened to the public on Saturday, June 7.

Monterey Clipper to Replace Old Salmon Boat at Pittsburg Marina

PITTSBURG, Calif. -- For years, the yellow wooden boat that pays homage to Pittsburg's commercial fishing industry past has marked the entrance to the marina. But the boat's days are numbered due to dry rot and exposure to the elements. Soon, a restored 28-foot Monterey clipper fishing boat originally built by a Pittsburg craftsman in 1945 and used in local waters will take her place.

Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video

With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs.

Boat School Collaborates With NWMC to Expand Program

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSWB) in Port Hadlock announces a new collaboration with the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) in Port Townsend.

Design a Better Life Jacket and Win $10,000

ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 21, 2014 -- Are you an armchair inventor with a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat? The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design ideas with the "Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition," which kicks off today. "We believe there are some creative folks out there that can help us rethink a 100-year-old design with fresh, out-of-the-box ideas," said BoatUS Foundation president Chris Edmonston. A $10,000 cash award goes to the winning designer, and inventors have until April 15, 2015, to submit their idea to

Mystery Japanese Boat Fascinates Local Residents

This boat from Japan washed up on Avalon Canyon last week and gave local residents a cause to wonder. Where did it come from? Did it reach our shores after being lost at sea after the 2011 Japanese tsunami?

New Olympia Oyster Habitat Created in Discovery Bay

DISCOVERY BAY, Wash. -- Volunteers with the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee have created a new half-acre of native Olympia oyster habitat at the south end of Discovery Bay.

Tall Ship Festival Sails in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Port of Los Angeles will welcome tall ships during the summer's Tall Ship Festival, Aug. 20 to 24. A quarter of a million people are expected to visit the waterfront during the five-day event.

Buy Your Own San Juan Island for $8.75 Million

When we heard about the two islands in the San Juans that were on sale for millions of dollars, we knew we had to get onto one for an inside look.

Killer Whale Throws Sea Lion 20 Feet in Air -- With a Flick of Its Tail

With a flick of its tail, a killer whale provided a whale of a tale for those aboard a fishing boat in Alaska recently.

Community Boating Center Extends Summer With Additional Camps

Demand sometimes outstrips supply, and that is what the Community Boating Center has experienced this summer with its Sail and Paddlesports Youth Camps.

Still 'Drinkable': 200-Year-Old Booze Found in Shipwreck

A 200-year-old stoneware seltzer bottle that was recently recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea contains alcohol, according to the results of a preliminary analysis.

Ridgewood Teen Says California Swim 'Very Lonely' and Required Another Gear

She saw the sun going down, and worried she might be pulled from the water because she was out of glow sticks and would be invisible to her father and companions in nearby boats guiding her in inky darkness across the Catalina Channel. The previous night of swimming, she said, felt like a dream, and she experienced an emotion that she never before felt while in the water.

From Calif. to Gustavus, By Foot and Kayak

If you're boating through the Inside Passage between Ketchikan and Gustavus in the next few weeks, keep an eye out for Zachary Brown. He's kayaking north through the Alexander Archipelago, the final leg of a journey that started in Northern California. Brown made a pit stop in Ketchikan recently, and we caught up with him at Bar Harbor, as he prepared to resume his trip.

Institute's Research Helps Fuel Monterey Aquarium

MOSS LANDING, Calif. -- They live in a harsh underwater world that is very dark, very deep and very cold.


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