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May 20, 1991
Four people were rescued from the Patapsco River last night after their houseboat sank, state Natural Resources Police said today.Sgt. Morris Jones said the four were rescued shortly before 9 p.m. after distress flares were spottednear Bodkin Point."
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December 1, 2009
A body found Monday morning in Back Creek in Annapolis was believed to be that of a man who lived on a nearby houseboat. The body's sighting was reported to police about 9 a.m., according to Annapolis police spokesman Ray Weaver. Officers went to the area, near Bert Jabin's Yacht Yard, and turned the investigation over to Maryland Natural Resources Police. Last Tuesday, police took a report that Heino Hans Gerard Hopp, 62, was missing and his dinghy found adrift in Back Creek, said NRP Sgt. Art Windemuth.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | August 10, 1993
Owning and cruising on a houseboat was Alan Joseph Fowler's dream.Sunday the dream went wrong and crushed him to death.Mr. Fowler, a 65-year-old Baltimore County man, was briefly pinned under a houseboat he bought recently. He said, "I'm OK" when he was freed.But he died on his way to Carroll County General Hospital a few minutes later.Mr. Fowler, who lived in the 1900 block of Hammonds Ferry Road, was preparing Sunday afternoon to repair the 26-foot houseboat he had purchased in July.He planned to move the vessel from the 100 block of N. Gorsuch Road in Westminster, according to state police.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,chris.guy@baltsun.com | October 30, 2008
In hindsight, Annapolis boat dealer Eric Smith thinks he should have seen it coming. This is a town obsessed with the sleek, the classic, the expensive - power or sail - a town that bills itself as "America's Sailing Capital." But some folks have not taken kindly to the two squat houseboats Smith docked along the Eastport waterfront last spring. City officials, wary of the chunky 55-foot Annapolitan and its sister craft, the 42-foot Aqua Lodge, quickly slapped a series of warnings about rules for such vessels that the city charter defines as "house barges."
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By Dave Barry | November 10, 1996
If you're looking to get away from civilization and experience the serenity that comes from being out in nature's wilderness beauty and having the vast majority of the blood sucked out of your body, then you should rent a houseboat in the Everglades.I did this recently with my son, Rob. We rented our houseboat at a place called Flamingo, in Everglades National Park, waaaaay down on the bottom of Florida. At that point, Florida has totally stopped pretending to be a normal United State such as Pennsylvania, the kind of state that has been constructed in compliance with the Official State Building Code on a solid foundation of dirt and rocks.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | August 10, 1993
Owning and cruising on a houseboat was Alan Joseph Fowler's dream.Sunday the dream went wrong and crushed him to death.Mr. Fowler, a 65-year-old Baltimore County man, was briefly pinned under a houseboat he bought recently. He said, "I'm OK" when he was freed.But he died on his way to Carroll County General Hospital a few minutes later.Mr. Fowler, who lived in the 1900 block of Hammonds Ferry Road, was preparing Sunday afternoon to repair the 26-foot houseboat he had purchased in July.He planned to move the vessel from the 100 block of N. Gorsuch Road in Westminster, according to state police.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | August 10, 1993
Owning and cruising on a houseboat was Alan Joseph Fowler's dream.Sunday the dream went wrong and crushed him to death.Mr. Fowler, a 65-year-old Baltimore County man, was briefly pinned under a houseboat he bought recently. He said, "I'm OK" when he was freed.But he died on his way to Carroll County General Hospital a few minutes later.Mr. Fowler, who lived in the 1900 block of Hammonds Ferry Road, was preparing Sunday afternoon to re pair the 26-foot houseboat he had purchased in July.He planned to move the vessel from the 100 block of N. Gorsuch Road in Westminster, according to state police.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | May 21, 2007
The angle is particularly unsettling. Pinned by underwater pilings, the breached houseboat lunges out of the water like a mutant marlin. A rusty propane tank on the fly bridge hangs on for dear life. Torn cabin curtains blow in the wind. There is no pleasure left in this boat. Any respectable capsized boat would be at the bottom of Patapsco's Northwest Harbor here in Fells Point. But not this 30-foot houseboat, with its name unknown and owner gone. This boat sticks out like a sore shipwreck.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun reporter | July 9, 2008
The shipwrecked houseboat of Fells Point sleeps with the fishes. The breached, 30-foot, nameless boat can no longer spoil the waterfront view at the east end of Thames Street at Patapsco's Northwest Harbor. The wheels of maritime justice ground slow, however. It took two years, but the city finally hauled the submerged beast away last month. "It's our summer season at the harbor, and we finally got tired of looking at it," says Tony Wallnofer, deputy operations director for Baltimore's Department of Transportation.
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 25, 1997
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Police Chief Richard Barreto issued an unusual apology to the media -- and the world -- yesterday, after acknowledging that his officers incorrectly told reporters that no body had been found inside the Miami Beach houseboat where Andrew Phillip Cunanan killed himself.Barreto blamed the misinformation on a series of misunderstandings by his officers. The error drew criticism from a slew of Miami Beach politicians. "For us to put out information that is wrong is hurtful to the public and is wrong," said City Manager Jose Garcia-Pedrosa.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun reporter | July 9, 2008
The shipwrecked houseboat of Fells Point sleeps with the fishes. The breached, 30-foot, nameless boat can no longer spoil the waterfront view at the east end of Thames Street at Patapsco's Northwest Harbor. The wheels of maritime justice ground slow, however. It took two years, but the city finally hauled the submerged beast away last month. "It's our summer season at the harbor, and we finally got tired of looking at it," says Tony Wallnofer, deputy operations director for Baltimore's Department of Transportation.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter | May 21, 2007
The angle is particularly unsettling. Pinned by underwater pilings, the breached houseboat lunges out of the water like a mutant marlin. A rusty propane tank on the fly bridge hangs on for dear life. Torn cabin curtains blow in the wind. There is no pleasure left in this boat. Any respectable capsized boat would be at the bottom of Patapsco's Northwest Harbor here in Fells Point. But not this 30-foot houseboat, with its name unknown and owner gone. This boat sticks out like a sore shipwreck.
TRAVEL
By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 6, 2005
By Plane Use this chart to help you book the best round-trip fares from BWI. Researched Nov. 2, these fares are provided for information only. Fares may be dropped or changed on a daily basis without notice, may not apply to all seats on all flights and may be subject to advance booking, availability, payment restrictions and penalties for cancellation or changes. Extremely limited fares (including some weekend fares) may not be included. Taxes are not included. Source: 800-FLY-4-LESS By Boat There's plenty of room for aunts, uncles and cousins to join the family this Thanksgiving on a houseboat cruising Lake Mohave or Lake Mead in Nevada, an hour from Las Vegas, or at five other locations in Texas, Arizona and California.
BUSINESS
By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 19, 2003
Kim Bognanni enjoys a charmed and cozy existence on the water in Baltimore's Canton neighborhood. Aboard her houseboat, a 40-foot 1969 Drifter Cruiser, she relishes the evenings when the boat rocks her gently to sleep. Bognanni, 44, a management consultant for Spike & Charlie Enterprises, is a resident of the Anchorage Marina off Boston Street. "I call this my floating trailer," says Bognanni, sipping her morning coffee at a tiny booth-like table. The boat's entrance - sliding glass doors at the stern of the main deck - faces west.
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By Special to the Sun | August 11, 2002
A Memorable Place Exploring the West by houseboat By Gail Parker SPECIAL TO THE SUN When it came time to plan a family vacation, the consensus was to go west -- to the land of cactus and lizard, howling coyote and a million stars. But this would be a Western adventure with a watery twist. We would be houseboating on Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona, in a desert canyon that had been flooded and turned into a lake. No small thing, this lake. From the sky it looked like a shimmering blue insect crawling on the dusty land.
BUSINESS
By Rachel Sams and Rachel Sams,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | August 22, 1999
She was just a few years from retirement, living in a comfortable apartment at her sister's house. But Catherine Hall was restless."Especially for women at my time of life, there's a need to kind of reinvent yourself -- not go along with what the norm is, but find something a little unique," the 64-year-old said.She found what she was looking for in the gentle motion of the Chesapeake Bay, in the 39-foot-by-14-foot space she's made her own, in the home she's christened with a name that symbolizes what it has meant to her: Sea Change.
TRAVEL
By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 6, 2005
By Plane Use this chart to help you book the best round-trip fares from BWI. Researched Nov. 2, these fares are provided for information only. Fares may be dropped or changed on a daily basis without notice, may not apply to all seats on all flights and may be subject to advance booking, availability, payment restrictions and penalties for cancellation or changes. Extremely limited fares (including some weekend fares) may not be included. Taxes are not included. Source: 800-FLY-4-LESS By Boat There's plenty of room for aunts, uncles and cousins to join the family this Thanksgiving on a houseboat cruising Lake Mohave or Lake Mead in Nevada, an hour from Las Vegas, or at five other locations in Texas, Arizona and California.
TRAVEL
By Special to the Sun | August 11, 2002
A Memorable Place Exploring the West by houseboat By Gail Parker SPECIAL TO THE SUN When it came time to plan a family vacation, the consensus was to go west -- to the land of cactus and lizard, howling coyote and a million stars. But this would be a Western adventure with a watery twist. We would be houseboating on Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona, in a desert canyon that had been flooded and turned into a lake. No small thing, this lake. From the sky it looked like a shimmering blue insect crawling on the dusty land.
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 25, 1997
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Police Chief Richard Barreto issued an unusual apology to the media -- and the world -- yesterday, after acknowledging that his officers incorrectly told reporters that no body had been found inside the Miami Beach houseboat where Andrew Phillip Cunanan killed himself.Barreto blamed the misinformation on a series of misunderstandings by his officers. The error drew criticism from a slew of Miami Beach politicians. "For us to put out information that is wrong is hurtful to the public and is wrong," said City Manager Jose Garcia-Pedrosa.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | February 9, 1997
Donna Potter's enthusiasm for life aboard ship wasn't dimmed a bit by high winds, cramped quarters or even rain."It was like being part of a big family," explained the 10-year-old, who lives in East Islip, N.Y. "You don't get lonely."She spent a lot of her time aboard the Windjammer sailing ship off the Maine coast watching the chef. "I like to cook," she explained.Six-year-old Scott Malhiet, meanwhile, was just as happy on the Delta Steamboat cruise he took on the Mississippi River with his family.
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