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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2004
It's been more than a week since the last of four hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean and Florida, but their effects were still being felt in Annapolis yesterday with the start of the 35th annual United States Sailboat Show at City Dock. Although the fall show attracted about 600 exhibitors, roughly the same number as last year, organizers likened many of the 250 sailboats that arrived this week to unexpected guests. Because of treacherous weather or damage to boats from the storms, many exhibitors found their vessels stranded far out of town and were forced to show different models than planned, said organizer Rick Franke.
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By Doug Beizer and Doug Beizer,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 12, 2003
When Hurricane Isabel slammed into the East Coast last month, organizers of the U.S. sailboat and powerboat shows feared the Annapolis event could be in jeopardy. Despite significant destruction in parts of Annapolis, the city and the boat shows are ready for visitors, said Kathy Wood, president of the shows. "We prepared for the storm, and had no loss of equipment or damage," said Rick Franke, a spokesman for the shows. The show's 240 floating docks and 50 temporary pilings were kept safe on high ground and are now set up in their temporary home in Annapolis harbor.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier. The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts in the Atlantic Ocean when a wave knocked North Carolina fisherman Patrick Small off the deck. From the water, Small saw another wave strike the boat, shearing off the pilot house with two other men inside, he told rescuers. The men, Walter Tate, 80, and his nephew, Stephen Tate, 60, of New Bern, N.C., were deemed lost at sea after a search at first light Thursday found nothing but debris, including the floating front half of the vessel, Coast Guard officials said.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,SUN STAFF | October 7, 2001
Technically, says Rick Franke, an official of the 32nd United States Sailboat Show, most people get it wrong. A yacht is any vessel used for pleasure. So it depends on your point of view - one man's dinghy is another man's pleasure craft. But as Franke leads a guest along the docks that moor scads of the world's state-of-the-art cruisers and racers - bright boats bobbing in the hot October sun - at this weekend's extravaganza in Annapolis, there's little doubt about the nomenclature. That's especially true when he's asked flat-out to show what a million dollars can buy. In that price range, he says, you'll be getting certain amenities.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2004
It's been more than a week since the last of four hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean and Florida, but their effects were still being felt in Annapolis yesterday with the start of the 35th annual United States Sailboat Show at City Dock. Although the fall show attracted about 600 exhibitors, roughly the same number as last year, organizers likened many of the 250 sailboats that arrived this week to unexpected guests. Because of treacherous weather or damage to boats from the storms, many exhibitors found their vessels stranded far out of town and were forced to show different models than planned, said organizer Rick Franke.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 25, 2011
Ray Beaty wove Christmas lights around the rails of his sailboat. An inflatable, motorcycle-riding Santa was strapped to the bow. Beaty and his 9-year-old stepson, Tyler Hall, were at the Stansbury Yacht Basin marina on Friday afternoon to prepare his 1969 Tartan 27 for the Middle River Parade of Lighted Boats on Saturday - a tradition that is returning after a break last year. For nearly a decade, watching Christmas-themed boats was a regular post-Thanksgiving event for Baltimore County's waterfront communities.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
WASHINGTON -- A collision last year between a Naval Academy sailboat and a coal barge being pushed by a tugboat in the Chesapeake Bay could have been avoided by crews on both vessels, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled yesterday.While saying the tugboat Sun Coast should have stopped when a crew member saw what he believed to be a sailboat on his radar screen, the board criticized academy crew members for not monitoring emergency radio channels.Investigators had proposed pointing the finger at the tugboat operator and only mentioning the mistakes by the Navy crew as contributing to the April 21, 1991, crash off Cove Point, 50 miles south of Annapolis.
NEWS
August 16, 1993
POLICE* Severna Park: A 16-foot sailboat was taken from a pier in the 400 block of Maple Road before 1 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS
August 8, 1994
The body of a 47-year-old Annapolis man who fell off a sailboat near Poplar Island Friday night was recovered from the Chesapeake Bay south of Tilghman Island's Blackwalnut Point late yesterday afternoon.Stephen A. Bickell was one of nine people on the 40-foot sailboat Electra when he fell overboard about 7:45 p.m. Friday. Authorities said the Electra had been cruising near Poplar Island, in Talbot County, more than five miles north of where the body was found.Natural Resources Police, state police and the Coast Guard conducted a two-day search for Mr. Bickell's body.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,Staff Writer | October 14, 1993
Even as the last sailboat was slipping away from the 24th annual U.S. Sailboat Show Monday in Annapolis, the first boat of the 22nd U.S. Powerboat Show was coming in to replace it.The 44-foot Carver was one of 245 power boats that will be floating off the City Dock when the powerboat show begins with a VIP day today, and opens to the public tomorrow."
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