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Mystery of 1700s Boat Found at World Trade Center Site Solved

FINANCIAL DISTRICT, NY -- Researchers long stumped by the mysterious history of an 18th-century ship uncovered at the World Trade Center have finally discovered its origins -- thanks to tree rings, according to a new study.

Family, Friends See Teen Canoe Race Through Dream of First Marathon

GRAYLING, MI -- The night of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon in Grayling started with dark clouds filling the sky at about 8 p.m., one hour before the race was set to start. Weather reports stated rain and potential thunderstorms were expected.

Hog Overboard: Pig Bails off Boat to Escape Summer Heat

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS -- Anyone who attended Bay Harbor Fest in Bay St. Louis on Sunday felt the scorching heat of the mid-summer sun. South Mississippi summers are hot, and the heat doesn't affect just humans.

Restored WWII-Era Torpedo Boat Cruises into St. Helens

One day in 1941, Maury Hooper found himself seated in a movie theater watching a film about motor torpedo boats.

Massachusetts Replica Boat Will Blow You Out of the Water

COHASSET, Mass. -- A 20-foot-long World War II battleship replica weighing nearly a ton isn't a common sight on the water -- never mind alongside Route 3A in Cohasset.

Antique and Classic Boat Tour to Stop at Campus

A flotilla of vintage watercraft from the last seven decades, including Chris Crafts, Centuries, Gar Woods and more, will be on tour in Lake Mendota along the Memorial Union shore on Friday, Aug. 1 to benefit the health of Madison's lakes.

Iceberg Collapses off Coast of Newfoundland, Terrifies Woman on Nearby Boat

Look out below! Boaters off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, got quite the show Tuesday when an iceberg collapsed before their eyes as they were observing floes in the Bay of Exploits. One woman in particular became extremely alarmed by the sinking ice, which generated some sizable waves.

16-Year-Old Fisherman from Abingdon Beats Pros to Win a New Boat

BLUFF CITY, Tenn. -- A 16-year-old fisherman from Abingdon is reeling in a big prize after winning a fishing competition in Upstate New York.

From Lifejackets to Carbon Monoxide Detectors: ACE Recreational Marine Insurance Announces Top Ten Recreational Boating Tips

PHILADELPHIA, July 28, 2014 -- Recreational boating activity soars during warm weather months, and so do boating accidents and injuries. According to the U.S. Coast Guard's "Boating Statistics 2013," the most recent year available, there were nearly 12 million registered recreational boats in the United States. With so many boaters enjoying the waterways, it is no surprise that more than 4,000 boating accidents, involving more than 5,400 vessels, were reported in 2013, with far more accidents that go unreported each year. In addition, more than 2,600 people required medical treatment beyond first aid and 560 died as a result of boating accidents. The total property damage in 2013 from reported accidents increased to approximately $39 million.

Volvo Penta of the Americas Appoints New U.S. Dealers

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- July 28, 2014 -- (Marine NewsWire) Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced five new dealers for service and sales of its marine diesel and gas products in the United States.

Yamaha Marine Group Introduces Helm Master™ for Quad Outboard Applications

KENNESAW, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Yamaha Marine Group announced today its Helm Master fully integrated boat control system now supports select quad outboard applications. Helm Master can be tailored for specific boat models and with this quad control update, the latest in Yamaha boat control technology is available for boats that exceed 40 feet in length*.

Nautique Employees Serve in El Salvador as Part of the “Nautique Cares” Initiative

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 25, 2014) -- Throughout the past week, Nautique employees traveled from Orlando, Fla., to El Salvador and served as part of the Nautique Cares initiative.

Mercury Marine Partners with Chicago's 31st Street Harbor to Sponsor Aquapalooza 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (July 24, 2014) -- Mercury Marine is partnering with Westrec Marinas and Chicago Harbors as the title sponsor of Aquapalooza 2014 on August 9 at the 31st Street Harbor in Chicago. The event, which is the first-ever floating music festival in Chicago, will be headlined by Al Jardine and The Endless Summer Band.

Pier 66 Marina to Complete Multimillion Dollar Upgrade in October

Make room for more mega-yachts. The iconic Pier 66 Marina is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation that will add 10 slips for super yachts, giving it 16 in all.

Point No Point Boat Launch Moving Forward

HANSVILLE, Wash. -- Kitsap County agreed to provide volunteers to help at Point No Point County Park's boat launch, which is expected to open next year.