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June 16, 1994
The famous "night boats" that took passengers and cargo from Baltimore to Norfolk until the early 1950s will never return. Neither will the sidewheel passenger steamers that used to take city dwellers to Eastern Shore beaches. Nevertheless, the successful redevelopment of the Inner Harbor has produced a renaissance of cruising on the Patapsco.That trend was underscored this spring, when a replica of an 1890s Mississippi River side-wheeler joined fleets of boats that offer harbor excursions during the tourist season.
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By Tim Swift and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
The Coast Guard transported a 58-year-old woman off a cruise ship on the Potomac River Friday after she was injured in a fall. The woman — who was not identified — was taken to shore by a 45-foot response boat from the Coast Guard's Station St. Inigoes and then transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore by helicopter, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala, a Coast Guard spokeswoman. The Coast Guard said a crew member from the Baltimore-based Grandeur of the Seas called for assistance around 10 p.m. Friday about 10 nautical miles off Smith Point in Charles County.
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By Pat Emory | September 16, 1990
Wispy strands of wild rice, planted by colonists -- the first to try to harness the Pocomoke River's wild banks -- flutter in the breeze as Tillie the Tug, a pint-sized tugboat, chugs its way down this river.As the narrow but deep Pocomoke weaves east, then west in a seemingly never-ending series of bends, the river's wild beauty unfolds little by little for the dozen or so passengers on board.Freshwater lilies, their pretty yellow blossoms turned under out of sight, choke the shallows near the shore.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- A key ingredient to the Orioles' formula for winning this season has been hitting home runs. They have relied on it more than any club in the major leagues. But in their 9-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday afternoon, the Orioles mounted their best offensive outing in nearly two weeks without a homer - all while ending New York's postseason hopes in front of an announced 46,056 at Yankee Stadium. The nine runs were the Orioles' highest offensive output since a 10-6 win over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sept.
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By NANCY NOYES | July 16, 1995
This year's Virginia Cruising Cup race from Annapolis to Hampton, Va., drew a PHRF fleet of 36 starters in five splits for the annual 120-mile chase down the Bay, beginning Friday morning, July 7.PHRF A-1 winner Rick Born of Baltimore brought the crew aboard his J/35 Grayling in for the win by a comfortable margin of nearly 40 minutes in class and posted the best finish in the fleet to win the Virginia Cruising Cup.Born described his team's 23-plus-hour contest...
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | October 11, 1996
Forget the California beach house or the winter ski lodge in Colorado. Mom, dad and the kids are embracing a more adventurous recess at sea these days.Whether they sail the Chesapeake Bay for a week or spend rTC months in the Florida Keys or the Caribbean, more people are choosing coastal cruises with their families rather than languishing in long lines at Walt Disney World.Their motto: The family that sails together stays together."It's truly a test of how strong a family bond is, because everyone has to pitch in to make it work," said Ralph J. Naranjo, a technical editor of Cruising World magazine, whose family has sailed on a 41-foot sloop for 20 years.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1997
Along G Dock at the U.S. Powerboat Show, among some of the largest craft the marine industry has to offer, lie a pair of smallish boats built by Eastern Marine, the Chesapeake 31 and 27.While the Grasonville builder's two boats might lack some of the posh and polish of those exhibited by national manufacturers, they are well-fitted and custom built, which allows the buyer to select interiors, power options and electronics before construction begins.The...
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By Rafael Alvarez | October 6, 1991
Fourteen-year-old Eric Baxler wanted to stay out just a little bit longer Friday night.But the Southwest Baltimore teen-ager's desire to hang out on the street in front of his home cost him his life. A car cruised by. and a man began shooting.Eric's grandmother, Edna Brown, who had just talked to Eric a few minutes earlier, recalled yesterday: "I had just come home from church a little before 11 [p.m.], and he come up to the yard. I said: 'Eric, I say, it's time you come in,' and he said, 'Oh Grandma, do I have to?
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By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1997
Frustrated in their attempts to end late-night gridlock downtown caused by weekend revelers, police are turning to the City Council for help.At the request of police, Sheila Dixon, a 4th District council member, has introduced an "anti-cruising" bill that would permit police to issue citations to drivers who persist in cruising an area after being ordered to move.Under the bill, "You can drive around once, after that you're subject to a fine," said Maj. Steve McMahon, Central District commander.
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By Nancy Noyes | January 30, 1991
Whether your interest is cruising seamanship or improved racing performance, winter sailing seminars are available to help set you on theproper course for a rewarding 1991 season.First on the agenda is North Sails' one-day 1991 North U. Cruising Course. Originally scheduled for a single session on Saturday, Feb. 9, it filled up so fastthat a repeat session to accommodate the overflow demand has been set for Sunday, Feb. 10. But North Chesapeake spokesmen say it also is filling up quickly and is near capacity.
TRAVEL
By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
When the Carnival Pride returns to Baltimore next spring, it will not only have new pollution-control technology and a $500 million makeover. The ship also will have a new itinerary of extended cruises to the Caribbean. Carnival Cruise Lines, which agreed this year to continue its round-trip service from Baltimore beginning in March 2015, will offer longer sailings to the Caribbean for the first time and a shorter getaway to the Bahamas. Carnival plans to continue its seven-day sailings from Baltimore to the Bahamas and the eastern Caribbean, and will add a number of cruises with special itineraries, including a series of 10- to 14-day trips between Baltimore and San Juan, Puerto Rico, with ports of call that include an exotic array of Caribbean destinations.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
CHICAGO -- Watching Nick Markakis patrol right field for the past nine seasons, Orioles fans have grown accustomed to watching him make tough defensive plays look routine. But there was no questioning the difficulty factor of the potentially game-saving catch that he made Monday night against the Chicago White Sox. Markakis took away a go-ahead homer from Conor Gillaspie in the seventh inning, making a leaping grab while crashing into the right-field fence. The Orioles offense responded to the momentum-grabbing play by opening up a close game for an 8-2 win over the White Sox in front of an announced 16,686 at U.S. Cellular Field.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2014
TORONTO -- This time of the year in Toronto, fans typically are gearing up for preseason hockey camps and satisfying their need for sports with the Canadian Football League. In other words, the Blue Jays haven't been relevant this late in the season in a long time. So when the first-place Orioles arrived Tuesday to open a three-game series between the top two teams in the American League East standings, there was some unusual buzz at the Rogers Centre. Fans lined in front of the ticket counter four hours before the game.
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Sports Digest | July 15, 2014
The United States improved to 4-0 at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships with a 20-1 win Monday over England, giving the Americans their largest margin of victory so far in the tournament. Midfielder Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) recorded two goals and an assist, but the defensemen chipped in as well: Kyle Hartzell (Salisbury, Archbishop Curley) had a goal and an assist, and Mitch Belisle (Severna Park) added a goal of his own. More : Former Johns Hopkins standout Lee Coppersmith scored five goals on just eight shots in Israel's 18-9 romp over Ireland.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
As Ubaldo Jimenez walked off the mound in the middle of the eighth inning of the Orioles' 7-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Monday night, he was greeted by the home crowd at Camden Yards with a standing ovation. The reception hasn't always been as warm for Jimenez, who was signed to a club-record four-year, $50 million contract in February. He has heard his share of boos from the seating bowl after many disappointing and short outings. On Monday, Jimenez could stand tall, and he touched the bill of his cap to the crowd after delivering his deepest outing of the season and earning his first win in an Orioles uniform in front of the home crowd . “As a ballplayer, that's what you play for, to be there for the fans, to get a good [cheer]
NEWS
Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Two Baltimore County councilwomen survived primary challenges Tuesday while two other incumbents lost their seats. Four of the council's seven members faced opposition in a primary election that had light voter turnout across the region. Councilman Todd Huff, a Lutherville Republican, and Councilman Ken Oliver, a Randallstown Democrat, both fell to challengers. Democratic Councilwoman Vicki Almond prevailed in a challenge from Pikesville attorney Jon Herbst, and Council Chairwoman Cathy Bevins, also a Democrat, beat back opponent Jeff Beard.
NEWS
By Nancy Noyes | July 12, 1992
This year's 117.8-mile Virginia Cruising Cup race from Annapolis to Hampton, Va., was an express train south with few slowdowns until morning for the seven-class, 55-boat fleet that left the starting line off the mouth of the Severn River Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon.First over the finish line at the rock groin at Hampton was no real surprise to anyone. Jim Muldoon's Santa Cruz 70 Donnybrook arrived at 2:25 a.m. Friday with an elapsed time of about 14 1/2 hours, or about half the time it took last year for the first boat to complete the course.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | November 2, 2000
HAGERSTOWN - It's 11 o'clock on a Friday night, and this city's historic downtown is throbbing to the bass beat of cranked-up stereos. Slow-moving cars and pickup trucks gun their engines, and teen-age drivers and passengers call to each other from open windows. The din outside Ted Bodnar's rowhouse is so great he has to shout to be heard as he sits on his front steps, watching the raucous parade of muscle cars, low-riders and their hormone-hyped occupants. "It's not this bad at rush hour," yells Bodnar, calling out readings from a hand-held sound meter he uses to monitor the racket.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Nearly eight years after it was ordered, the cruise ship Pearl Mist will embark finally on its maiden voyage Wednesday from Baltimore's Inner Harbor, ending the vessel's protracted saga. The 335-foot cruise ship, which spent the past year being finished at a Salisbury shipyard, will depart for an 11-night "Maritime New England Cruise" that will take the 210-passenger vessel north to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where it was built. A lengthy legal dispute between the ship's buyer and its builder delayed its cruise schedule for years.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | June 7, 2014
The biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race will include new twists when the 35th edition of the sailboat competition begins next June. Starts will be divided with the slower boats departing Friday morning, June 5, and the faster boats leaving the next day. Classes starting Friday will sail a slightly shorter course that does not require rounding Chesapeake Light after entering the Atlantic Ocean. Grand prix classes, all of which will start Saturday, will cover the traditional 475-nautical mile course.
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