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Senators Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Eliminate Ethanol Mandate

On Thursday, Feb. 26, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Pat Toomey introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015, eliminating only the corn ethanol mandate portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard. While the bill does not specifically cap E10, which the boating industry supports, passage would gut the main driver of higher ethanol, corn.


Trapping Boats Educate Students About Lake Champlain

Middlebury, VT -- Officials of the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History in Middlebury announced a new exhibit, "In Champlain's Wake: Trapping Boats of the Lake Champlain Basin," an innovative research partnership with the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center, a technical, workplace and continuing educational school for secondary and adult students, also located in Middlebury.

Who Needs a Summer Breeze? Hardy Sailors Take to the Ice

A 16-foot sail is last thing you might expect to see on an Island pond in the depths of a freezing February. Across the Vineyard, boats have been hauled out of the water, waiting for spring. Ice has taken over.

Dugout Canoe Recovered From Blackfoot Gives Clues to Pioneer Water Skills

DRUMMOND, MT -- Cy Corlett calls it "my retirement boat."

Photographing Paris’ Sightseers When They Least Expect It

Adrian Skenderovic often wanders the streets of central Paris where he lives in search of great moments to capture. But one day two years ago, Skenderovic encountered a special scene in a place he didn't normally look: the water.

Sunbeam Leads the Way for Island Lobster Boat

MOUNT DESERT, Maine -- Last Thursday, Feb. 19, the Maine Sea Coast Mission's 74-foot Sunbeam V left its berth in Northeast Harbor and ventured into Somes Sound to break ice so that Islesford lobsterman Richard Howland could take his boat Endeavor home from the Henry R. Abel boatyard near the head of the sound.

Award for Scots Who Sailed DIY Boat to Caribbean

They handcrafted their own wooden boat, set sail across the Atlantic -- and returned to win the world's oldest cruise ship honour.

Limerick’s Historic Sailing Vessel, AK Ilen, Will Reclaim High Seas

A rare celebration for Limerick's growing fleet of boat builders has been witnessed, as the 'whiskey plank' was nailed into the hull of the historic AK Ilen.

Building Rybovich Boats is a Family Tradition

Just up the waterway from Wayne Huizenga Jr.'s marina, Rybovich, is the Michael Rybovich Sons Boat Works in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., at 2175 Idlewild Road, where Michael and Dusty Rybovich build sportfishing boats in their family's tradition.

Haney Students Rehab Boat for Fire Department

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Marine service technology students at Haney Technical Center worked for a month and a half on restoring a Coast Guard vessel for the Lynn Haven Fire Department to use.

SW Boatworks Builds Big Boat for Big-Time Tuna Hunter

LAMOINE, Maine -- Not since Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore and a star-studded cast lit up the silver screen in "Captains Courageous" has commercial fishing been at the center of so much popular entertainment.

If You Build It, They Will Boat

KINGSTON, New York -- With the purchase of the former Rosita's Restaurant building at 86 Rondout Landing complete, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is looking forward to the start of its Riverport Wooden Boat Building School this fall.

Maine Cruise Operator Says He’s Buying New Haven Schooner Quinnipiack

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful ship destined to leave the Elm City sometime this spring to spend the rest of its sailing days in Maine.

Smoke on the Water! Plymouth Engineer Builds 'UK's First V8 Jet Sprint Boat'

We all know petrolheads who love to obsess over fancy sports cars with giant engines and flashy designs -- but until now they have been confined to dry land.

Delta Queen's New Owners Hope to Have Steamboat Cruising By 2016

The Delta Queen, the historic steamboat that has operated since 2009 as a dockside hotel in Chattanooga, Tenn., could possibly begin cruising again along the Mississippi River or other waterways following the sale of the vessel to new owners.