December 19, 1993
Man, 49, pleads guilty to negligent boatingAn Edgewood man pleaded guilty in District Court in Bel Air Wednesday to charges of negligently operating his 22-foot cabin cruiser during a Sept. 5 incident near Pond Point on the Bush River that demolished a 20-foot craft and injured two women in the other boat.Coy Edward Barker, 49, was fined $500, but that was reduced to $100 and he was ordered to pay $20 in court costs and successfully complete a Maryland safe boating course. Barker also must serve two years of unsupervised probation.
September 8, 1993
A 49-year-old Edgewood boater was charged with negligence yesterday after his 22-foot cabin cruiser demolished a 20-foot motorboat and injured two women near Pond Point on the Bush River Sunday, authorities said.Maryland Natural Resources Police said that Coy Edward Barker was operating the cabin cruiser at about 30 knots, or 34 1/2 mph, when the collision occurred. The smaller boat had stopped in the river as its four occupants prepared to swim and water ski.Alcohol was not a factor, said police, who cited Mr. Barker with operating in a negligent manner and for failing to maintain a forward lookout.
August 19, 1993
Sajak boat theft linked to 2 othersThe people who stole television game-show host Pat Sajak's boat also are suspected of taking two boats from an Arnold marina, the Maryland Natural Resources Police said yesterday.All three boats have been recovered, police said. Mr. Sajak's 26-foot Sea Ray cabin cruiser, which had been taken during the weekend from the Bluff Point Marina in Severna Park, was found Tuesday at the Cypress Marina on the Magothy River.The two other boats, a 23-foot Maxum runabout and a 29-foot Cruiser cabin cruiser, were found yesterday morning in Stoney Creek in Pasadena, both abandoned and dragging their anchors.
August 24, 1991
A cabin cruiser owned by a Baltimore police officer was stolen last night from an Inner Harbor marina and apparently set ablaze near the opposite shore, authorities reported.The owner -- tactical Officer Michael Stefanowitz -- had been at work when the 28-foot Bayliner, valued at about $58,000, was stolen from the Harborview Marina off Key Highway.Two men on board acted like they were having trouble with the boat, according to police, and enlisted another boater to tow them near the harbor's north shore by the Ferry Bar Marina about 8:40 p.m. Then they jumped out and fled as the boat burst into flames.
December 6, 1990
A 64-year-old man was listed in critical condition today following a fire that destroyed a cabin cruiser docked at the Anchorage Marina in Canton.The man was taken to the Francis Scott Key Burn Center where he was being treated for second- and third-degree burns over various parts of his body.Hospital officials were not releasing the man's name pending notification of next of kin.The man apparently had been sleeping on the 34-foot cabin cruiser when a fire of unknown origin broke out about 6:25 a.m.BTC