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September 30, 2011
ELKTON - Natural Resources police have recovered a man's body from the Elk River. The body, which police said had been in the water for some time, was found Thursday afternoon near the slips at Triton Marina Services. The Cecil Whig reported that officials had no reports of missing boaters or swimmers. - The Associated Press
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By Robert B. Reich | January 22, 2014
The recent massive spill of the toxic chemical MCHM into West Virginia's Elk River illustrates another benefit to corporate interests of high unemployment, economic insecurity and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees eager to accept whatever job they can get, but they are also unwilling to demand healthy and safe environments. The spill was the region's third major chemical accident in five years, coming after two investigations by the federal Chemical Safety Board in the Kanawha Valley, also known as "Chemical Valley," and repeated recommendations from federal regulators and environmental advocates that the state embrace tougher rules to better safeguard chemicals.
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By The Carroll Eagle | June 26, 2011
A 45-year-old man drowned in a boating accident on the Elk River Saturday, authorities said. Maryland Natural Resources Police said officers were dispatched to the private Chesapeake Isles Community along the Elk River to investigate a capsized vessel and persons in distress. They said vessel had taken on water before capsizing in a mooring area near the community. The operator and three passengers were pulled from the water by witnesses. The operator was unconscious.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2013
In recent weeks, The Baltimore Sun, The New York Times and other newspapers have been carrying advertisements announcing the auction next week of Bohemia Manor Farm, which is perhaps one of Maryland's most historic estates, dating to the 17th century. Augustine Herrman, a Czechoslovakian cartographer who was forced to leave Prague because of religious persecution after the battle of White Mountain during the Thirty Years War, founded the estate in what is now Cecil County. After leaving Prague, he traveled to the Netherlands and then went to work as an envoy for the Dutch West India Co. In 1633, Herrman left the Netherlands and set sail for New Amsterdam, which is now New York City.
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July 3, 2011
Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a fatal boating accident on Saturday involving a 45-year-old man from Westminster. According to Natural Resources Police, officers were dispatched to the Chesapeake Isles Community along the Elk River June 25 to investigate a capsized vessel and persons in distress. The vessel had taken on water before capsizing in a mooring area near the private community, police said. The operator and three passengers were pulled from the water by nearby witnesses who found the operator unconscious.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 5, 2002
The tugboat that sank on the Elk River last week was on its way back to Virginia yesterday, and salvage crews continued to retrieve debris in hopes of reopening the shipping channel by midweek. Lt. Cmdr. Brendan McPherson, Coast Guard spokesman, said investigators confirmed that the Swift sustained damage to its starboard, or right, side in the collision Feb. 25 with the A.V. Kastner, a 520-foot freighter. The Swift was loaded on a barge and is being transported to Norfolk, Va. Investigators are examining communications between the ships, the crews' procedures, equipment, seamanship and the weather in an effort to determine how the accident occurred, McPherson said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 6, 2000
A salvage crew raised a barge yesterday that had sunk Jan. 30 in the Elk River in Cecil County, and pumped the craft's potentially harmful 1,000-ton load of sodium silicate into the tanks of another barge. The barge, which sank in water about 30 feet deep, had been hindering navigation in that part of the river, near the C&D Canal. The corrosive sodium silicate, an industrial polishing agent, also posed an environmental threat, said Senior Chief Petty Officer Tim Zernick, who is a marine science technician for the Coast Guard in Baltimore.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 30, 2002
A body recovered by the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Cecilton Volunteer Fire Department about 5 p.m. yesterday could be one of two missing victims of a tugboat accident Feb. 25 on the Elk River, DNR police said. The body of a man was discovered by people riding a boat on the Elk River. The body was floating about a half-mile from the shore in the shipping channel, said Heather Lynch, a spokeswoman for Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Lynch said officials think the body could be that of one of two remaining victims of the accident, but the identity has not been confirmed.
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By Paul Adams and Paul Adams,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2002
The tugboat that collided with the freighter A.V. Kastner and sank in the Elk River yesterday was part of a roughly 1,000-foot flotilla of dredging equipment that was slow and hard to maneuver in the narrow shipping channels leading to and from the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Industry experts and ship pilots say such collisions are extremely rare, but it's possible for lengthy dredging rigs to drift in strong currents or maneuver off course in foggy conditions, which likely was the case at the time of the collision.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | March 2, 2002
ELK NECK STATE PARK -- If all goes according to plan today, marine salvage crews plan to raise a sunken tugboat that has blocked shipping traffic at the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal since Monday's fog-shrouded collision with a 525-foot cargo vessel on the Elk River -- an accident that left four crewmen missing and presumed dead. Coast Guard officials said last night that divers were attempting to attach steel cables and straps beneath the tug, the Swift, the last step in a delicate weeklong recovery effort before lifting the 60-foot vessel.
NEWS
September 30, 2011
ELKTON - Natural Resources police have recovered a man's body from the Elk River. The body, which police said had been in the water for some time, was found Thursday afternoon near the slips at Triton Marina Services. The Cecil Whig reported that officials had no reports of missing boaters or swimmers. - The Associated Press
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July 3, 2011
Maryland Natural Resources Police are investigating a fatal boating accident on Saturday involving a 45-year-old man from Westminster. According to Natural Resources Police, officers were dispatched to the Chesapeake Isles Community along the Elk River June 25 to investigate a capsized vessel and persons in distress. The vessel had taken on water before capsizing in a mooring area near the private community, police said. The operator and three passengers were pulled from the water by nearby witnesses who found the operator unconscious.
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By The Carroll Eagle | June 26, 2011
A 45-year-old man drowned in a boating accident on the Elk River Saturday, authorities said. Maryland Natural Resources Police said officers were dispatched to the private Chesapeake Isles Community along the Elk River to investigate a capsized vessel and persons in distress. They said vessel had taken on water before capsizing in a mooring area near the community. The operator and three passengers were pulled from the water by witnesses. The operator was unconscious.
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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
Searchers combing the Elk River for a drowned Cecil County man found his body Monday evening, according to a Maryland State Police spokesman. Deforrest Timlin, 49, who lived in Rising Sun, went missing Saturday after the 28-foot Power Quest motorboat he was piloting struck a buoy near Elk Neck State Park. A passenger was rescued. Search crews spent much of Sunday and Monday combing the Elk River for his body, a quest that was occasionally interrupted by the threat of thunderstorms.
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By Staff Reports | September 22, 2006
Prettyboy Reservoir -- Joe Butta describes the bass as lethargic, with the recent cold front driving them down to 25-35 feet, suspended over deep water. White perch can still be found on trolling spinners and night crawlers. Liberty Reservoir -- Doug Geis at Old Reisterstown Bait and Tackle reports that rockfish are starting to come up the reservoir. For now, blue gills, crappies and walleye are plentiful for anglers using small worms and night crawlers near the Nicodemus Bridge. Susquehenna River -- Mike Benjamin of Herb's Tackle Shop reports that rockfish near Susquehanna flats are being caught on live bait and top water.
NEWS
March 28, 2006
Howard Councilman Rakes says he will resign A key member of the Howard County Council announced late yesterday that he will resign Friday for "reasons of health." David A. Rakes, 69, an east Columbia Democrat, revealed his plans to step down in a brief letter distributed to other members of the council. Rakes' vote recently gave Republicans a 3-2 council majority to kill a bill to ban smoking in all Howard bars and restaurants, and he also made a Republican chairman of the majority-Democratic council.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2003
A year after the tugboat Swift sank in the icy waters of the Elk River, the Coast Guard's report of the incident has not been released, and lawyers for the three companies involved are still collecting evidence for civil trials set to start early next year. It was one year ago today that the tug and a 520-foot freighter collided in heavy fog 40 miles northeast of Baltimore, about two miles south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The boat's captain and three crew members were killed after the 60-foot tug rolled and sank about 20 seconds after the crash.
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By Andrew A. Green and Lane Harvey Brown and Andrew A. Green and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2002
Salvage crews raised yesterday the tugboat that sank on the Elk River last week, and state officials recovered the bodies of two of the four men who were killed in the accident. The bodies of crew members Ronald L. Bonniville, 32, of Hayes, Va., and Clarence McConnell, 47, of McClellanville, S.C., 47, were recovered about 5:20 p.m. from a berth compartment below deck. Two other missing crewmen, Captain William Bryant of Virginia Beach, Va., and his nephew, Justin Bryant of Supply, N.C., made it off the boat but were pulled underwater, according to witnesses.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2003
Eleanor K. Kahle, an avid hiker and world traveler who with her husband restored an old farmhouse overlooking the Elk River, died of respiratory failure Monday at Ivy Manor Assisted Living in Ellicott City. She was 90. Born and raised Eleanor Kennedy in Philadelphia, she graduated from West Philadelphia High School, where she was an accomplished athlete. After earning her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1937, she taught home economics for 12 years in Philadelphia public schools.
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By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | February 25, 2003
A year after the tugboat Swift sank in the icy waters of the Elk River, the Coast Guard's report of the incident has not been released, and lawyers for the three companies involved are still collecting evidence for civil trials set to start early next year. It was one year ago today that the tug and a 520-foot freighter collided in heavy fog 40 miles northeast of Baltimore, about two miles south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The boat's captain and three crew members were killed after the 60-foot tug rolled and sank about 20 seconds after the crash.
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