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Popular Marina del Rey Marina Completes First Phase of Overhaul

Popular Marina del Rey Marina Completes First Phase of Overhaul

Marina del Rey, California -- September 25, 2014 -- Fronting the Ritz Carlton and Marina del Rey's prestigious Marina City Club, The Marina at the Marina City Club is nestled among some of the area's most esteemed properties. In 2013, the marina started the process of renovating its facility. The first phase of the renovation included the complete reconstruction of the marina's dock system, shoreside railings, gates and gangways.


Maybe Proposing in a Paddle Boat Wasn't the Best Idea

You could say this proposal didn't exactly go swimmingly.

A Fishing Veteran Returns to Harbor

Jake Bujacich and Nick Fahey sat in the fo'c'sle (the front underside of a boat, for those unfamiliar with maritime lingo) of the Veteran and tried to count how many of the boats built at the Skansie Ship Building Company are still around today.

Archaeologists Return to Shipwreck Where Mysterious 2,200-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism Was Found

More than a century since one of the most remarkable scientific objects of antiquity was discovered, experts are hoping to reveal more secrets of the deep using the latest in diving technology.

Salmon Cannon Launches Fish Into Washington River

BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A "salmon cannon" is now running on a river in southwest Washington. It's a new invention, designed and built by a company in Bellevue, and it's attracting worldwide attention for how fast it can move live fish.

What Can Humans Do to Save the Pacific Northwest's Iconic Salmon?

At about 7 in the evening on May 23, 2013, a truck hauling an oversized load dinged the truss of the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge at Mount Vernon, in northwestern Washington State. The driver made it to the other side and watched his mirrors in horror as the northernmost span crashed into the drink. A state trooper tweeted "People and Cars in water." Two vehicles and three people had gone down with the bridge. The people were saved and they were OK, though bruised and shaken.

Creating a New Fishing Destination

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Fishermen can look forward to reeling in fish at a new destination all thanks to the planned Catalina Sea Ranch being developed approximately six miles from Huntington Beach.

'Don't Stop Believin' Motivates 3 Men To Swim to Shore After Boat Capsizes in Hawaii

Last Sunday night, a powerful wave capsized Zack Romanak's boat off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Romanak, his 10-year-old son Noah, and Brad Warren, a tourist from California they had met earlier that day, clung to the boat for nearly four hours in dark waters. The impact of the wave had snapped Warren's femur in three places and broke his prosthetic hip, according to local news site The Garden Island.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport Appoints Kris Caren as West Coast Representative

PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA /AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (September 8, 2014) -- With the demand for yacht transport rapidly expanding between North America and Asia, Sevenstar Yacht Transport announces its new West Coast Representative Kris Caren. A leader in the industry of yacht transport, Sevenstar partners with sister company DYT Yacht Transport to specialize in both lift-on/lift-off (LO/LO) and float-on/float-off (FLO/FLO) services offered by a fleet of over 120 ships wholly owned and operated by Amsterdam-based parent company Spliethoff Group. Caren will be responsible for serving clients on the western coast of British Columbia, the United States and Central America.

Prestige 750 Earns Awards at Cannes Yachting Festival

During the Cannes Yachting Festival, LuxMedia Group organized a superb official ceremony for the World Yachts Trophies. This annual grand gala ceremony, which takes place on "la Croisette," gathers all the major players in the cruising world. This year, over 700 people were greeted at Carlton Beach.

California's Sea Otter Numbers Holding Steady

When a sea otter wants to rest, it wraps a piece of kelp around its body to hold itself steady among the rolling waves. Likewise, California's sea otter numbers are holding steady despite many forces pushing against their population recovery, according to the latest field survey led by federal, state, and UC Santa Cruz scientists.

How to Squeeze a Huge Ship Down a Tiny River

In early November, Royal Caribbean's latest cruise ship, the truly colossal Quantum of the Seas, makes its maiden voyage. It is a beast of a ship, 1,141 feet long with room for more than 4,000 passengers and amenities like a skydiving simulator. But before anyone can kill time driving the 30 bumper cars or snacking at the onboard food truck, the Quantum had to reach the ocean.

After 151 Years, Wreck of Maine-Built Clipper Ship Found Off California

A clipper ship built in Maine that sank off the coast of California 151 years ago has been found buried on the ocean floor just west of San Francisco.

Lady Washington in for a Facial and More at Port Townsend Boat Haven

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. -- One of the most prominent tall ships in operation is spending its down time in the Port Townsend Boat Haven this week as a two-week repair period finishes up.

Oh Canada! Bozeman Kids Test Themselves on 1,000-Mile Canoe Trip

On rainy days, if he gets wet bicycling to college classes, Sawyer Kesselheim doesn't consider it a hardship.

 

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