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Milford's Art Boats Give Visitors Reason to Linger

At one time, visitors to Milford could see ships all over the riverfront. Now, thanks to a three-year art project, 18 boats are once again part of the city's riverscape.


Camp Gordon Johnson Unveils Start of Landing Craft Display

Students of World War II throughout the county, both young and old, will soon be able to better grasp the challenge that beset Allied soldiers as they stormed the beaches of the Atlantic and Pacific in a perilous effort to free lands controlled by Axis forces.

Good Boats, Good Fishing, Good Friends

TILGHMAN ISLAND, Maryland -- Talk with a group of Tilghman Island boys for a while and it soon becomes apparent that these folks go way back. Helping each other is a way of life, working together comes naturally, friendships run deep.

Mote's Boca Grande Research Center Gains Donated Boat Created by Master Builder

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Mote Marine Laboratory will christen a donated Boca Grande-based research vessel hand-crafted by a master builder at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Innlet Docks, 1251 12th St. E.

A Rare Glance Into the Heart of a WWI German U-boat

This photograph shows the submarine's four bow torpedo tubes and hydroplane on the port side.

There Was A Cadillac That Made Literal Boats

Cadillacs, especially the gloriously massive ones from the Malaise Era, are often called "land yachts." This refers not just to their size, but also to their opulence and handling abilities, which were decidedly boat-like. But did you know it was also possible to buy a Cadillac that was a literal boat?

Boat Builders at Merlo Station Show the Power of STEAM Education

The boats that students are building at Merlo Station High School may be powered by wind and oars, but U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said such programs can help put the power of STEAM in education.

Mercury Marine Wins Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business Award for the Second Consecutive Year

Shanghai (April 23, 2015) -- Mercury Marine was recently honored with the "Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business Award" for the second consecutive year. Mercury received the award during the 2015 China (Shanghai) International Boat Show for its 75-115 hp FourStroke Outboard Engine platform. The judges noted fuel efficiency and displacement with the lowest weight as the two key attributes that led to Mercury winning the award. In 2014, Mercury won the award for its lightweight 370 hp Mercury Diesel TDI 4.2L engine.

BRP Signs Cobalt Boats

STURTEVANT, Wis., April 22, 2015 -- BRP's award-winning Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines will now be rigged on Cobalt Boats' Marker One Platform Series of deck and pontoon boats. This new relationship will provide Marker One owners the ability to experience unrivalled performance and the bold breakthrough design of Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines.

Messin’ About in Boats Helps Ian Mikardo School Pupils Into Vocational Training

Youngsters with complex educational problems are turning their hand to boatbuilding with an eye on future careers, ready to enter the world of work.

16th Century Basques Boat Construction Underway and a Voyage to N.L. in the Future

There's a 16th century wooden boat under construction across the pond in the Basques town of Pasaia -- and it could be sailing into harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador in the coming years.

Unique, Hand-Made Carolina Boat Ready for Rides at Heartland of America Park

Friday was Sammy Jo's first day at work.

See Powerful Hydroplane, Capable of Hitting 180 MPH, Built by Two Michigan Men

KAWKAWLIN TOWNSHIP, MI -- Inside Jon Staudacher's workshop there sits a shiny red grand prix hydroplane that makes the boats of Bay City's River Roar look like mosquitos.

This Guy Can Surf the Hell Out of a Boat Wake

Austin Keen doesn't need a real ocean wave to surf like a stud. The guy can make do with nothing more than the wake of a boat.

See the Craftsmanship of Bay County Boat Builders Who Spent the Winter Working on Three Vessels

BAY CITY, MI -- George Zimmermann says he has done some modest woodworking in his life.