A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice’s Grand Canal

This 39-foot-long instrument, built by local artisans and carrying musicians performing a live concert, sets a course for the future.

#boats-and-boating, #canals, #classical-music, #handicrafts, #livio-de-marchi, #venice-italy, #violins-and-violas, #vivaldi-antonio

Is the Party Over for New York’s Outlaw Houseboats?

Newtown Creek, a polluted waterway, is set to be dredged, meaning the end of an era for the adventurous community it inspired.

#boats-and-boating, #department-of-small-business-services-nyc, #environmental-protection-agency, #exxon-mobil-corp, #gentrification, #gowanus-canal-brooklyn-ny, #newtown-creek-brooklyn-queens-ny, #superfund, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Booming Interest in Boating Leads to More Deaths and Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard reported a 25 percent jump in boating fatalities last summer compared to the year before. Casualty numbers this summer are tracking to be even higher.

#balboa-island-calif, #boats-and-boating, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newport-beach-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #rhode-island, #travel-and-vacations

Survivor of Capsized Louisiana Lift Boat Seacor Power Detail Escape

The man, who was one of six survivors of the capsizing that killed 13 people, said at a Coast Guard hearing that he broke a window with a fire extinguisher and was swept into sea.

#boats-and-boating, #louisiana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

Add Boats to the List of What’s Hard to Find (and More Expensive)

Sales and charters of boats of all sizes are up this summer. You can forget about bargaining, brokers say.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

2 Dead and Up to 10 Missing After Boat Overturns Off Florida, Officials Say

Eight people were rescued by the Coast Guard, which said that the boat ran into trouble about 18 miles southwest of Key West.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #gulf-of-mexico, #key-west-fla, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Discover a Water Sport

This should be the summer you become a swimmer, a paddler or a sailor — it’s easier than you think.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #kayaks, #lakes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sailboats-and-sailing, #swimming, #travel-and-vacations, #water

Before Deadly Accident, Lift Boat Turned Toward Heavy Winds, N.T.S.B. Says

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board detailed the events that led to a commercial vessel’s capsizing off the Louisiana coast.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rescues, #weather, #wind

At Least 2 Die After Boat Overturns Near San Diego

Twenty-three others were rescued and taken to hospitals, the San Diego Fire Department said.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #san-diego-calif

A Boat Snarled Traffic. No, Not That Boat.

The 38-foot boat broke loose from its trailer on Thursday, blocking Florida highway traffic for several hours. While inconvenient, it wasn’t the week’s biggest ship-related bottleneck.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

It Was Supposed to Just Be Fun. How Did They End Up Married?

Kamillah Knight and Stephan Spilkowitz had little but a Cornell connection when they first met. A few years later, Ms. Knight had a revelation at Burning Man that changed their course.

#boats-and-boating, #burning-man-festival, #content-type-personal-profile, #love-emotion, #marriages

Vendée Globe Sailing Race Reaches a Tight Finish

The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.

#boats-and-boating, #cape-horn, #france, #oceans-and-seas, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #thomson-alex-1974, #vendee-globe-challenge

Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boats-and-boating, #borneo-indonesia, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #lion-air, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182, #surabaya-indonesia

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard

The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #coast-guard-rescues, #lake-worth-beach-fla, #mako-cuddy-cabin, #missing-persons, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Fishing by Lantern on an Island in Kenya

On Lake Victoria, attracting baitfish with lanterns extends as far back as anyone can remember. But overfishing may jeopardize the tradition.

#africa, #boats-and-boating, #kenya, #lake-victoria, #luo-tribe, #travel-and-vacations

New York Waterway Ferry Company Accused of Dumping Sewage into Hudson

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #boats-and-boating, #carpenito-craig, #clean-water-act, #environmental-protection-agency, #ferries, #fines-penalties, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hudson-river, #imperatore-arthur-e, #imperatore-arthur-jr, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-waterway, #pohan-armand, #rivers, #sewers-and-sewage, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #whistle-blowers

Captain of California Boat That Caught Fire and Killed 34 Is Indicted

Federal officials said the captain of the Conception, who was indicted on charges of seaman’s manslaughter, neglected key safety measures that contributed to the deaths of passengers.

#boats-and-boating, #boylan-jerry, #channel-islands-calif, #diving-and-divers, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Florida Man Rescued After Hours Clinging to Capsized Boat

After two unexpected nights at sea and a Coast Guard search, Stuart Bee was rescued from the water by a passing freight ship.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

Ghost Ships

My sister was my other half until we tacked in different directions, making our own life choices.

#boats-and-boating, #families-and-family-life, #sailboats-and-sailing, #skiing

Lack of Night Patrol Delayed Detection of Deadly Boat Fire, U.S. Says

The fire aboard the Conception scuba dive boat killed 34 people last year.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #santa-barbara-calif, #truth-aquatics

A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands

Stationed off the coast of Britain, island wardens manage the preservation of their small speck of land — while coping with extreme weather and limited access to the mainland.

#birds, #birdwatching, #boats-and-boating, #bristol-england, #great-britain, #travel-and-vacations, #wales

New Jersey Man’s Body Is Recovered From the Depths of Lake Tahoe

Officials said the recovery this week of Ryan Normoyle’s body, which was 1,565 feet down, was the deepest ever recorded at the lake.

#boats-and-boating, #drownings, #lake-tahoe-nev, #normoyle-ryan-d-2020, #sonar, #south-lake-tahoe-calif

Dive In, KIds! Some Are Home-Schooling on Boats

Thanks to their adventuresome parents, some screen-addled children are getting a reprieve — and an education — at sea.

#boats-and-boating, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Several Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ in Texas, Officials Say

There was no immediate word about casualties at the event, which was taking place on Lake Travis.

#boats-and-boating, #lake-travis-tex, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #parades, #trump-donald-j

One Family Has Delivered the Mail by Boat for 115 Years. Is This the Last?

Since 1905, four generations of Quinns have delivered letters, packages and passengers to the islands of Penobscot Bay. A lost summer could sink the tradition.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fuller-buckminster, #maine, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #summer-season

Private Boats Enter SpaceX Splashdown Area, Raising Concerns

“We need to do a better job next time” of securing the area, the NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said.

#behnken-robert-l, #boats-and-boating, #bridenstine-james-f-1975, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurley-douglas-g, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

Arrests Over Illicit Party Boat With 170 Guests Cruising Around N.Y.C.

It was yet another symbol of reckless socializing during the pandemic: The Liberty Belle was dinged for violating distancing rules, and its owners were accused of running an unlicensed bar, the authorities said.

#boats-and-boating, #brewer-gale-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #parties-social

Boat Disaster in Turkey Leaves at Least 60 Migrants Dead

Rescuers continue to pull the bodies of victims from Lake Van, in eastern Turkey, more than three weeks after the fishing boat carrying them sank.

#boats-and-boating, #illegal-immigration, #immigration-and-emigration, #international-organization-for-migration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #turkey

Naya Rivera’s Death Ruled Accidental Drowning

No traumatic injuries or disease were found, the medical examiner said.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #lake-piru-calif, #rivera-naya, #social-media, #ventura-county-calif

Body of Naya Rivera Found at California Lake, Authorities Say

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

Body Found at Lake Piru Where Naya Rivera Disappeared

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #drownings, #glee-tv-program, #missing-persons, #rivera-naya, #ventura-county-calif

The Boat Business Is Booming

Dealers are in short supply as coastal Americans plan for more local summers. As one buyer put it: “Boats are sexier than sitting in your car.”

#boats-and-boating, #california, #florida, #lakes, #summer-season

With Flights Banned, Son Sails Solo Across Atlantic to Reach Father, 90

An Argentine man stuck in Portugal because of the virus travels for 85 days the only way he could: in a small boat.

#argentina, #boats-and-boating, #cape-verde, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #juan-manuel-ballestero, #men-and-boys, #sailboats-and-sailing

Solving the Mystery of What Became of J.F.K.’s Other Patrol Boat

A boat believed to be the PT-59, a Navy vessel Kennedy commanded after the PT-109 was sunk, has been mired in the muck off Manhattan for decades.

#boats-and-boating, #harlem-river-bronx-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #inwood-manhattan-ny, #kennedy-john-fitzgerald, #manhattan-nyc, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #united-states-navy, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Thousands Are Headed to Alaska’s Fishing Towns. So Is the Coronavirus.

As the famed Copper River salmon season begins, isolated fishing towns are bracing for an influx of workers and their first brush with the coronavirus.

#alaska, #boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #epidemics, #fishing-commercial, #quarantines, #salmon, #seafood

The Seas as the Ultimate Coronavirus Isolation? Not. So. Fast.

Folks who live on boats face off with land they can’t set foot on, staring down logistical hurdles, ethical issues and social media harshness.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #quarantines, #sailboats-and-sailing, #social-media, #travel-and-vacations

Moored in a Fragile Paradise

Hundreds of boaters stuck in the Caribbean have converged on the U.S. Virgin Islands, but there are fears that their safe haven comes at a cost for residents.

#boats-and-boating, #bryan-albert-v, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #islands, #sailboats-and-sailing, #virgin-islands-us, #waste-materials-and-disposal

My Isolation Breaking Point

I can’t wait for social distancing to end, so I can be alone again.

#boats-and-boating, #chesapeake-bay, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fishing-sport, #hogan-lawrence-j, #quarantines, #water-pollution

What Was Life Like for Sailors During the Battle of the Atlantic?

For those fighting the longest naval campaign of World War II, weather and German U-boats were constant threats.

#boats-and-boating, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Finding Balance in a Tiny, Wobbly Boat

Rowing is a rigorous workout for the muscles as well as for mindfulness: Not wanting to flip keeps you focused.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boats-and-boating, #exercise, #rivers, #rowing