Latest Boating News

Kayaker dies in SW Washington creek

Nov. 16, 2020 5:09 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Sunriver man died after getting trapped underwater while whitewater kayaking northeast of Vancouver, Washington, deputies said. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 20-year-old Blaine Davis became trapped in Canyon Creek where the creek flows into the Lewis River, according to the...

Michigan DNR pursuing concessionaires to run park businesses

Nov. 15, 2020 10:11 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s state parks, harbors and recreation areas are seeking entrepreneurs to run camp stores, boat rentals and other businesses as the coronavirus pandemic has spurred an increase in state park visitors. Lori Green, the concession and lease manager for the Michigan...

President-elect Joe Biden, center, with his wife Jill Biden and members of this family on stage, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

2020 Latest: Trump, GOP sue in Arizona over ballot handling

Nov. 7, 2020 10:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 10:40 p.m, The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Saturday in Arizona that seeks the manual inspection of potentially thousands of in-person Election Day ballots in metro Phoenix that they allege were...

Tour boat to provide free lake trips to cancer patients

Nov. 2, 2020 1:45 AM EST

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A tour boat will be providing free trips on Lake Memphremagog to cancer patients and their families next spring. Floating Grace, an electric-powered 22-foot Duffy, will start offering tours on the international lake just after Memorial Day, the Caledonian Record reported. The free...

Boaters advised to use caution on Kentucky Lake during study

Oct. 27, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Boaters are advised to use caution on Kentucky Lake next month as scientists study the movements of silver carp in the waterway. Officials will be using block nets Nov. 2-13 to confine the movement of tagged carp in order to research ways to improve mass removal efforts of the...

Michigan water trails receive recreation designations

Oct. 25, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two water trails in Michigan have been given national recreation designations that are expected to increase public access to outdoor opportunities. The Flint River Water Trail is 73 miles (117 kilometers) long and the Shiawassee River Water Trail is 88 miles (141 kilometers) long. They...

Colette Murray takes a swim up order Jay's Sand Bar Floating BBQ, serving pork nachos and alligator bites to hungry boaters and bikini-wearing partiers on the sandbar in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Hungry boaters fed aboard Florida floating restaurant

Oct. 17, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It’s mid-afternoon when the delivery boy for Jay’s Sandbar Floating BBQ motors up to the charter boat filled with hungry 20-somethings on the Fort Lauderdale sandbar. Chip Keown leans over the charter’s stern in anticipation, his stomach grumbling from a...

High winds, waves expected on Lake Michigan in Indiana

Oct. 12, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Winds that are expected to reach 40 mph and waves that could rise as high as 9 feet on Monday have prompted the National Weather Service to warn boaters to be especially careful if they head out onto Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana. The weather service issued gale warnings and...

North Carolina woman celebrates outdoors career, heritage

Oct. 4, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — When Lucia Ibarra was growing up in Las Mochis, Mexico, near the Gulf of California, she felt most at home running barefoot, climbing trees, playing in the ocean, and laughing with the sheep and horses on her mother’s ranch. “Since I was a kid I loved nature. My culture...