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Pair of Friendly Humpbacks Astonish B.C. Whale Watching Tourists

Some very fortunate whale watchers were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime show when two humpback whales lingered around their boat for close to two hours.


Portlander Rides Out Hurricane Odile On Boat

Hurricane Odile hit the Baja Peninsula hard, with winds reported up to 125 miles per hour. Portlander Chris Miller was one of the thousands of people hunkering down to survive. But he did it on the water.

Boat That Rescued Tanker Crew During WWII Could Be Displayed in Morro Bay

A historic boat that was used during World War II to rescue crewmembers of a sinking American oil tanker torpedoed by the Japanese off the coast of Cambria could soon be on display in Morro Bay.

Late Boatbuilder's Labors Show His Love of History

There is a quiet street in Newport Beach where a bright red barn stands as an eye-catching oddity, wedged between a small beige house and a small yellow one.

Maritime Detectives Find Shipwrecks in "Graveyard" off Golden Gate Bridge, Gulf of Farallones

A pair of maritime detectives has embarked on an unprecedented two-year mission to uncover possibly hundreds of shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea near the Golden Gate Bridge and the Gulf of the Farallones.

Fishing, Boating Back at San Vee Nov. 5, 2015

Lakeside, Calif. -- It's tentative and more than a year away, but the City of San Diego's Public Utilities Department hopes to open San Vicente Reservoir for fishing, boating and water contact recreation on Nov. 5, 2015.

Watch Adorable Florida Sea Lion, Wilbur, Paint His Latest Abstract Masterpiece

Meet Wilbur, the charismatic sea lion with one impressive hidden talent.

How the Craig Family Came to Own the Tugboat Oswell Foss, a Piece of Maritime History With a Work Life as Winding as Theirs

It requires some attention for Andy Craig to start up his tugboat, the Oswell Foss, or just "Oz," and leave the harbor. He's been running the auxiliaries for about 20 minutes to build up air pressure, a staple of the direct-reversing engines on most old tugboats, to inject air into the pistons to start the engine. Andy must do this in order to maneuver, as the engine must be stopped completely and restarted in reverse or forward. It's a tricky process--time-consuming and imprecise--reminiscent of the reciprocating steam engines that preceded direct-reversing diesels. Oswell Foss is a relic.

New San Diego Open-Air Fish Market a Sweet-Smelling Venue For All

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Every Saturday morning at Tuna Harbor in San Diego, local fishermen tie up their boats at the pier and sell their catches of the week at the new open-air dockside market. People crowd in to buy everything from albacore to razor crabs and wavy turban top snails. By the time the market closes at 1 p.m., most of the fishermen have sold their hauls.

Pilgrim Tall Ship Making Return Voyage to Newport Harbor to Honor Boat Builder

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- She's a 118-foot seafaring vessel, hand-crafted plank by plank in a local man's front yard. Named the Pilgrim of Newport, she sailed more than a decade ago from Newport Harbor to the Ocean Institute in Dana Point. She became a floating classroom for countless schoolchildren who scrambled over her decks.

Gray Whale Spotted Near Marina del Rey Shore and Under Boat Docks

A gray whale that was believed to have somehow separated from its mother could be seen swimming close to the Marina del Rey shore and under a boat dock Tuesday afternoon, video showed.

15-Page “Boater’s Guide To Winterizing” Offered by BoatUS

ALEXANDRIA, Va., September 10, 2014 -- Water expands in volume by about nine percent when it freezes, creating a staggering force that can crack a boat engine block, damage fiberglass, split hoses, or destroy a boat's refrigeration system overnight. As fall approaches, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) recently dug deep into its insurance claims files, unearthing a trove of winterizing-related boat insurance claims and found that more than three-quarters involved cracks in the engine block or the exhaust manifolds. Now, the national boating services, safety and advocacy group is making available at no-cost the 15-page "Boater's Guide to Winterizing" that can make the task easier for any type of boat.

Canada Says it Has Found Ship From Doomed 1845 Arctic Expedition

One of two ships lost more than 160 years ago in an ill-fated expedition to the Northwest Passage led by British Capt. Sir John Franklin has been found by Canadian archaeologists, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today.

UW Study: Despite Boat Strikes, California Blue Whales Have Rebounded

California blue whales have rebounded after decades of commercial whaling.

Fullerton Man Hooks One for the Books: A 50-Pound Wahoo

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Here's a tale about a wahoo, but it has nothing to do with the local Wahoo's Fish Taco chain.

 

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