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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
An alarming spike in the number of fatalities over the past three years on Maryland waterways has prompted Gov. Martin O'Malley and Natural Resources Police to encourage boaters and swimmers to take part in Operation Dry Water this weekend. Operation Dry Water is a national initiative designed to promote boater safety, particularly cracking down on drinking and boating. Natural Resources Police patrolling Maryland waterways “will aggressively target those driving in a reckless or negligent manner and/or under the influence of alcohol.
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November 2, 2013
Boating safety Thursday : The Coast Guard will give a one-hour presentation on boating safety as part of the MSSA's Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association's youth fishing seminar series. Starts at 6 p.m. Free. Alltackle, 2062 Somerville Road, Annapolis. Information: Go to mssa.net/youthanglerclub or call the MSSA at 410-255-5535. Hurd 5K Run Saturday : The Fifth Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk will take place at 9 a.m. at Harford Community College.
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NEWS
July 19, 1992
Local boating groups in search of funding for a boating safety project should apply now for a share of $35,000 in grants to be awarded in early 1993.A grant application packet will be provided to any community-based, non-profit boating organization with a safety project proposal. The deadline for returning completed applications is November 2 and grant awards will be announced in January. Information: (703) 823-9550
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September 14, 2013
Learn about red drum Monday : The Broadneck/Magothy River Chapter of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association will present a free seminar by Captain Chris Dollar about red drum, which are being caught in larger numbers in the Chesapeake Bay as far north as the Magothy River. The meeting at American Legion Post 175 at 832 Manhattan Beach Road in Severna Park, runs from 7:30 p.m. until about 9. Doors on the left side of the building open at 7. Fishing talk Wednesday : Kiki Galvin will discuss how to spend "More Time Fishing and Less Time With Equipment" at a public meeting of Maryland Trout Unlimited from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Towson Presbyterian Church.
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By ANNIE LINSKEY | May 21, 2006
Those in nautical circles might hear more chatter this week about life jackets, proper boat lighting and navigational know-how. National Safe Boating Week, which kicked off yesterday, is when safety officials remind seagoing types about the inherent dangers of their hobby and what can be done to minimize risks. The death Thursday of Hans Horrevoets, a crew member aboard Volvo Ocean Race competitor ABN AMRO TWO who was washed overboard in the Atlantic Ocean, lends a more serious tone to the talk about safety.
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September 9, 2007
Flotilla 24 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a three-day boating course, leading to the award of a boating safety education certificate. A written examination is required to receive the certificate. The course will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 27, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in the multipurpose room at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel. Tuition is free; there is a fee of $40 for materials which include a textbook, workbook and compact disk.
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By Sue Haller | February 18, 1992
We have survived our first big snowfall and spring must be just around the corner, so now it's time to start thinking about putting the boat back in the water.If you are one of those people, you ought to know how to operate a boat in a safe and responsible manner. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Magothy River Flotilla 18 is sponsoring a 13-lesson, seven-week "Boating Skills and Seamanship Course." Registration and the first class are scheduled for Monday, and will continue from 7to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, through April 13. Classes will be held at Magothy River Middle School on Peninsula Farm Road in Arnold.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | November 15, 2001
A woman who jumped ship as an oil tanker bore down upon her sailboat in the Chesapeake Bay was fined $500 yesterday for blocking a shipping channel. Kathleen M. Davis, who with her husband spent two pre-dawn hours bobbing in the bay after the oil tanker sideswiped their sailboat, was also sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation by District Judge Essom Ricks and was ordered to take a boating safety course from the state Department of Natural Resources. DNR police had charged the 37-year-old Frederick County woman with impeding the passage of a vessel confined to a channel, said DNR spokeswoman Heather Lynch.
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February 22, 2004
Community college offers 3-part course on boating safety Harford Community College will offer the three-session course Maryland Basic Boating Safety from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday at Harford Technical High School, across from the HCC campus. Students will learn about state and federal boating regulations, weather, types of waterways, types of vessels and their safe operation. This course meets the Maryland Boating Safety Education certification requirement for those born after 1972.
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By Sarah Fisher and Sarah Fisher,sarah.fisher@baltsun.com | June 27, 2009
The Coast Guard rescued a man and four children who were stranded on a boat in the Chesapeake Bay after a minor engine fire Thursday. Jeff Overstreet radioed the Coast Guard about 2 p.m. Thursday after immediately shutting off the engine of his 26-foot boat near Gibson Island, north of the Bay Bridge, according to the Coast Guard. The children were Overstreet's sons, ages 12 and 16, and two of their friends. "We were just cruising along, and all of a sudden my engine started losing power," said Overstreet, a stay-at-home father from Elkridge.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2013
An alarming spike in the number of fatalities over the past three years on Maryland waterways has prompted Gov. Martin O'Malley and Natural Resources Police to encourage boaters and swimmers to take part in Operation Dry Water this weekend. Operation Dry Water is a national initiative designed to promote boater safety, particularly cracking down on drinking and boating. Natural Resources Police patrolling Maryland waterways “will aggressively target those driving in a reckless or negligent manner and/or under the influence of alcohol.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2012
John Martino was not pleased when he saw where organizers of this year's New York Boat Show had stuck his booth inside the cavernous Javits Center earlier this month. He was in a distant corner, far enough from the main flow of foot traffic that he could have been a few blocks west in the Hudson River. Then again, those trying out what the founder of the Annapolis School of Seamanship was unveiling - a Dutch-made simulator that had them navigating a boat in all types of conditions - might have thought they, too, were in the middle of the city's main waterway.
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By Sarah Fisher and Sarah Fisher,sarah.fisher@baltsun.com | June 27, 2009
The Coast Guard rescued a man and four children who were stranded on a boat in the Chesapeake Bay after a minor engine fire Thursday. Jeff Overstreet radioed the Coast Guard about 2 p.m. Thursday after immediately shutting off the engine of his 26-foot boat near Gibson Island, north of the Bay Bridge, according to the Coast Guard. The children were Overstreet's sons, ages 12 and 16, and two of their friends. "We were just cruising along, and all of a sudden my engine started losing power," said Overstreet, a stay-at-home father from Elkridge.
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September 9, 2007
Flotilla 24 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a three-day boating course, leading to the award of a boating safety education certificate. A written examination is required to receive the certificate. The course will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 24, 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Sept. 27, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 in the multipurpose room at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel-Bowie Road, Laurel. Tuition is free; there is a fee of $40 for materials which include a textbook, workbook and compact disk.
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By Susan Canfora | May 10, 1992
Berlin, utility argue over hospital electricityBerlin officials and representatives from Delmarva Power and Light Co. will go to Worcester County Circuit Court this month to decide who will supply electricity to Atlantic General Hospital. The hospital, expected to open next spring, will be built on about seven acres of land at routes 50 and 113 in Berlin.Berlin wants to supply electricity to AGH because, Mayor Ronald L. Birely said, the site is on property that has been annexed into the town limits.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | July 20, 1997
The Department of Natural Resources will sponsor the popular Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop at two sites this year, scheduling one program in Garrett County during August and the other in Cecil County during September.The workshops, part of a national program to teach varied outdoor skills, were first offered in Maryland in 1995 and are open to all adults over the age of 18. Organizers say, however, that the courses are primarily designed for women.In each of the three-day workshops, participants select four courses from a list that includes fishing, hunting, outdoor cooking, firearms safety and handling, survival skills, mountain biking, photography, archery, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, hiking and backpacking.
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