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By Jay Hancock | January 23, 2010
A recent column addressed to mayor-to-be Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called attention to the extremely challenging conditions of doing business in Baltimore, particularly at Crossroads Industrial Park in Southwest Baltimore. Trash, illegal dumping of construction waste, burglaries, expensive air-conditioning units repeatedly destroyed for their copper, no snowplow service and abandoned boats showing up on the street are all business as usual at Crossroads. Baltimore Development Corp.
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By Peter Crispino and For The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2014
More than three decades ago, 22-year-old Annapolis native Andy Teeling climbed aboard his 16-foot dory and embarked on an ambitious journey to circumnavigate the 450-mile coastline of the Delmarva Peninsula in a rowboat. After two months of rowing under the summer sun, and with his first semester of college beckoning him back to shore, Teeling's journey was stalled in Chincoteague, Va., 150 miles short of his goal. This week Teeling, 35 years later at age 57, finished the adventure.
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NEWS
By Erik Maza, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2011
A boat sank in the Inner Harbor just before 5 p.m. Saturday, fire officials said. The incident happened off the 2700 block of Boston St.and was over in under a half hour, said Chief Kevin Cartwright, a fire department spokesman. No one aboard was harmed. A 911 call that came around 4:50 p.m. reported a sinking boat near the Bo Brooks Restaurant & Catering, Cartwright said. A rescue boat, a fire engine and a medic were dispatched to the scene. But by the time the rescue arrived, one of Baltimore city's trash collection vessels had removed the people aboard the sinking boat and taken them to shore, Cartwright said.
FEATURES
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
On the Chesapeake Bay, the summertime months are made for cruising. From the crisp mornings of late spring through the hazy evenings of August, a boat on the bay is the place to be. And how better to cruise than in a boat built by one of the bay's own builders? A handful of companies, on the Eastern and Western shores, design and build custom boats that are worthy of any body of water. But, thanks to their creators' deep knowledge of the area, these yachts are especially at home in the bay. Campbell's Custom Yachts 26106A Bachelor Harbor Drive, Oxford 800-361-4786 campbellsboatyards.com For Tom and Susan Campbell, owners of Campbell's Custom Yachts and three marinas in Oxford, what they do every day all comes down to one thing: the finished project.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Five people were injured near Ocean City on Sunday when their boat exploded, police said. The explosion occurred shortly after the boaters boarded the 24-foot inboard/outboard motor boat in Ocean Pines, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. Owner Neil Edwards had backed the vessel away from the dock without incident, Thomson said. But when he shifted into forward, it exploded. The passengers all were blown off the boat or jumped, Thomson said. Neighbors helped them out of the water.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
Hazmat crews contained fuel leaking from a boat in Joppatowne Monday afternoon. Crews from the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company were dispatched around 4:15 p.m. to the Gunpowder River in the area of the 200 block of Bridge Drive and the 100 block of Breakwater Court in the Rumsey Island section of Joppatowne. They were responding to a report of the odor of gasoline in the air; the source was determined to be a privately-owned boat. The Harford County Emergency Operations Hazardous Materials Team was assigned to assist the fire company; they requested assistance from the Maryland Department of the Environment's Emergency Response Team.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
A water rescue of four people from a boat offshore from Hawkins Point in Baltimore late Sunday night resulted in three people being taken to area hospitals, two of them in critical condition, the United States Coast Guard said Monday. The rescue occurred near the south end of the Key Bridge after a local fisherman called the Coast Guard about 9:45 p.m. to report a 40-foot recreational boat had crashed into concrete pilings in the water, said Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Henise.
NEWS
By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
Four people were rescued when their boat overheated, caught fire and began to sink on the Patapsco River Sunday morning. Petty Officer Ryan Ketchum, spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard's Baltimore office, said crews received a distress call at 11:08 a.m. Sunday, and "a good Samaritan" aboard the vessel "Venture" responded to rescue three adults and a child from a 30-foot Chris Craft. No injuries were reported, Ketchum said. The incident occurred just north of Bodkin Creek. The boat, which was taking on water and beginning to slowly sink, was de-watered and towed by the Coast Guard to McCluskey Marina in Severna Park.
NEWS
By Susan Reimer and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2012
An Eastern Shore man is dead and two people remained hospitalized after their small boat hit the south jetty at Kent Narrows late Sunday, police said. The body of David R. Whitlow, 43, was recovered at 12:30 p.m. Monday by a team from Charles County Dive Rescue, Maryland Natural Resources Police Lt. A.A. Windemuth said. Whitlow, of Hebron in Wicomico County, was thrown from the 21-foot-Boston Whaler when it hit the concrete jetty at about 11 p.m. Sunday, Windemuth said. He was one of four people on board for the trip from Annapolis to Kent Narrows, Windemuth said.
BUSINESS
By Jay Hancock | February 26, 2010
The city has responded to a January column that chronicled the sufferings of businesses in Crossroads Business Park (formerly Industrial Park). They have lots of problems - crime and vandalism, especially - but the place also was littered with trash and furniture. Baltimore Development Corp.'s M.J. "Jay" Brodie sent me pictures of the cleaned-up spots, which are hugely improved, especially Bernard Drive where it goes under Interstate 95. But Brodie is mistaken in his assertion that the city Department of Public Works also took care of a boat dumped months ago in Crossroads.
NEWS
By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
On the Chesapeake Bay, the summertime months are made for cruising. From the crisp mornings of late spring through the hazy evenings of August, a boat on the bay is the place to be. And how better to cruise than in a boat built by one of the bay's own builders? A handful of companies, on the Eastern and Western shores, design and build custom boats that are worthy of any body of water. But, thanks to their creators' deep knowledge of the area, these yachts are especially at home in the bay. Campbell's Custom Yachts 26106A Bachelor Harbor Drive, Oxford 800-361-4786 campbellsboatyards.com For Tom and Susan Campbell, owners of Campbell's Custom Yachts and three marinas in Oxford, what they do every day all comes down to one thing: the finished project.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | September 14, 2014
Rick Snider of Biglerville, Pa., was the top winner in the grand-prize drawing at the Maryland Fishing Challenge Finale last Sunday, walking away with a boat, motor and trailer from Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Boats. "Aside from my kids, grandkids and wife, this is the most awesome thing to ever happen," said Snider, who qualified for the drawing by catching an Angler Award-qualifying 40.5-inch striped bass off Breezy Point in Calvert County from his sailboat. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources presented more than $70,000 in cash, prizes and merchandise at the celebration of fishing attended by more than 2,000 people, including sponsors, contestants and their guests, at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | September 6, 2014
Archery hunting for white-tailed deer opened statewide Friday and continues through Jan. 31. New this year, hunters in Region A may take only two antlerless deer for the license year. Also new, a hunter may not harvest more than two white-tailed deer within the yearly bag limit that have two or fewer points on each antler present. Any additional antlered deer taken within the legal seasons and bag limits must have at least three points on one antler. Junior Hunting License holders are exempt from the antler point restriction.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Teams in replicas of Chinese dragon boats will take to the Inner Harbor Saturday for a Catholic Charities fundraiser, an event that's expected to raise $700,000. The all-day event, held every other year, begins at 8 a.m. and features a match-up between corporate-sponsored teams. The money raised will go toward the charity's 80 programs that benefit children, families and seniors, and includes individuals who are poor, immigrants or have developmental disabilities. "Our programs, and most importantly our clients, benefit tremendously from the generosity and energy that the teams bring," Bill McCarthy, director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, said in a statement.
NEWS
By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
David and Susan Herron of Severna Park were having a delightful Labor Day on their 28-foot sailboat until the Chesapeake Bay Bridge got in the way. "Get down!" yelled Susan at her husband as she saw the mast crack against the bridge. The tall aluminum pillar and supporting wires toppled down across their boat, draping into the bay. "That's the last time I'm going boat camping!" she said and began packing their cellphones into plastic bags, worried their boat might capsize with the mast dragging behind.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
Five people were injured near Ocean City on Sunday when their boat exploded, police said. The explosion occurred shortly after the boaters boarded the 24-foot inboard/outboard motor boat in Ocean Pines, Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson said. Owner Neil Edwards had backed the vessel away from the dock without incident, Thomson said. But when he shifted into forward, it exploded. The passengers all were blown off the boat or jumped, Thomson said. Neighbors helped them out of the water.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
Four-time freestyle kayak world champion Eric Jackson learned his sport paddling Maryland's waters and raised money for his 1992 Olympic campaign by going door-to-door and panhandling on street corners. Now 46, EJ, as the paddling world calls him, is riding high in the water as owner of one of the most successful kayak manufacturing companies and as father of the women's world freestyle champion. He's also plotting to retake the title of world's best next year, wrestling the crown from a competitor he knows all too well: his son-in-law.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
The Coast Guard rescued three people near Ocean City 's inlet Wednesday when their 17-foot boat capsized in the rough waves. Coast Guard Station Ocean City received a report of an overturned vessel about 4:30 p.m. A crew aboard a 47-foot lifeboat was already out on the water for training and was diverted to rescue the mariners. All three were rescued, according to the Coast Guard. Hurricane Cristobal several hundred miles off the coast was churning seas from Florida to the mid-Atlantic.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Was it Big Kahuna? That's just a guess after seeing a video of a shark circling a boat off the coast of Ocean City that was posted online by University of Maryland student Aaron Caplan. Caplan, 19, said he was shark fishing with friends on July 30 about 5-6 miles off shore when a great white shark became curious about his boat. He estimated the shark was about 13-15 feet - a wee bit smaller than his 24-foot fishing boat. "It got close enough that we identified it as a great white," he said in a phone interview Thursday, adding that he never expected to attract anything that big. "We actually got to pet it one of the times when it rubbed against the boat.
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