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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
In response to popular demand, this year's White Marlin Open will include a new category for small boats. The addition is intended to level the playing field for anglers at the 39th edition of the event, to be held Aug. 6-10 in Ocean City . "Over the years, people have expressed their opinion that we should do something with smaller boats, because maybe some of the smaller boats feel they can't compete against some of the bigger boats," said...
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June 12, 2013
I read the whole paper June 10 but found no report of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim that occurred the day before. My 62-year-old husband swam in the event for his eighth consecutive year and thus I have had seen the energy and excitement it creates annually. The swim is certainly important enough to warrant an article with photos in the paper. This year, more than 600 people swam the 4.4-miles distance race starting from Sandy Point State Park. Some swimmers face major handicaps (including the absence of limbs)
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By JULIAN E. BARNES and JULIAN E. BARNES,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 9, 2006
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Swift boats own a small but tortured part of Navy history. The shallow-water craft crewed by armed sailors patrolled the rivers of Vietnam, one of the most dangerous missions in the Navy. In the 2004 presidential campaign, the boats emerged as part of a bitter debate over whether Navy veteran John F. Kerry, the skipper of one of the 50-foot vessels, was a hero or not. Now, 30 years after Swift boats were mothballed, the Navy has decided they are just what's needed in Iraq and beyond.
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By Matt Slovin and The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2012
In response to popular demand, this year's White Marlin Open will include a new category for small boats. The addition is intended to level the playing field for anglers at the 39th edition of the event, to be held Aug. 6-10 in Ocean City . "Over the years, people have expressed their opinion that we should do something with smaller boats, because maybe some of the smaller boats feel they can't compete against some of the bigger boats," said...
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By John Goodspeed | July 13, 1992
EXPLORING THE CHESAPEAKE IN SMALL BOATS. By John Page Williams Jr. Tidewater Publishers. Illustrated. 190 pages. $12.96 paperback. JOHN Page Williams Jr., a resident of the Severn River suburb of Arnold, has run field trips for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for close to 20 years and really knows the territory -- as this guide book demonstrates abundantly.It is not, however, a book about how to explore the Chesapeake Bay proper in small boats -- as the title might lead you to believe. Its subject is how to explore the bay's numerous rivers and estuaries and their numerous tributary creeks from their saline mouths through their brackish and tidal-fresh parts to their sources -- and this is the time of year to do it.Mr.
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2001
Through the Roaring '20s, the Coast Guard spied on mobsters and rumrunners smuggling liquor into the United States as part of the country's first eavesdropping effort in the name of law enforcement. Those efforts -- which were a precursor to techniques used during World War II and in drug enforcement today -- are described in a new exhibit at the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade. The exhibit, which includes photos, records and a model of a Coast Guard vessel, stirred the memories of Cliff Hyatt.
NEWS
June 12, 2013
I read the whole paper June 10 but found no report of the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim that occurred the day before. My 62-year-old husband swam in the event for his eighth consecutive year and thus I have had seen the energy and excitement it creates annually. The swim is certainly important enough to warrant an article with photos in the paper. This year, more than 600 people swam the 4.4-miles distance race starting from Sandy Point State Park. Some swimmers face major handicaps (including the absence of limbs)
NEWS
April 12, 1993
The tragic boating deaths of two Cleveland Indians pitchers last month stand as a warning for Marylanders as their season on the Chesapeake Bay commences.Alcohol is increasingly a factor in boating accidents in Maryland waters, despite federal and state education efforts. Alcohol is now involved in more than half the fatal small-boat accidents on Maryland waters, double the proportion of alcohol-related fatalities on state highways. Alcohol and gasoline don't mix, and the combination is even more deadly on the water than on land.
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By Miles Gwyn and Miles Gwyn,Staff Writer | March 7, 1992
John Page Williams has worked for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for 18 years, and rivers flow freely in his conversation.He rattles off streams and their vital statistics the way parents recite their kids' ages, and with as much affection. "The highest average tide change in the whole Chesapeake Bay system, from the Bay Bridge Tunnel up, is at Walkerton on the Mattaponi, 3.9 feet," he says. That's the Mattaponi River on Virginia's Western shore. It flows into the York at West Point, Va.Then there's the altogether different Mattaponi Creek that feeds the Patuxent River in Prince George's County.
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By Peter A. Jay | May 25, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- What to do?Here are a couple of dozen eighth-graders, several parents and teachers, and 11 canoes, all waiting on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay for a long-planned outing. But the northwest wind is wailing like a far-off siren, the tree branches overhead are whipping around, and away out on the wide expanse of water between us and the beached-whale hump of Elk Neck to the east are what look a lot like whitecaps.The timorous among us, including at the moment your correspondent, wonder if this is really a good idea -- even considering the bright sun, the adequate safety gear and the number of experienced paddlers in the party.
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By Candus Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2012
Three boaters were rescued Monday evening from Middle River by Natural Resources Police after their small boat capsized in choppy, wind-swept water, the agency reported. An officer found Dwayne W. Abbott, 28, of Essex and Jonathan M. Miller, 11, and William H. Miller, 34, both of Middle River in the 58-degree water near Wilson Point with help from the Baltimore County aviation unit. The boaters were transferred to a Baltimore County Fire Department boat and then taken to Franklin Square Hospital for evaluation, the police report said.
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By JULIAN E. BARNES and JULIAN E. BARNES,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 9, 2006
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Swift boats own a small but tortured part of Navy history. The shallow-water craft crewed by armed sailors patrolled the rivers of Vietnam, one of the most dangerous missions in the Navy. In the 2004 presidential campaign, the boats emerged as part of a bitter debate over whether Navy veteran John F. Kerry, the skipper of one of the 50-foot vessels, was a hero or not. Now, 30 years after Swift boats were mothballed, the Navy has decided they are just what's needed in Iraq and beyond.
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By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2005
OCEAN CITY - Ken Coffer hit it big during the opening hours of the 32nd White Marlin Open. Then, he went through four anxious days, wondering if his catch would hold up as hundreds of anglers tried to top him. Last night at Harbour Island Marina, with several thousand spectators watching the weigh-ins as the tournament's last boats and yachts came home, Coffer finally exhaled, knowing a huge payday was coming his way. Coffer, 39, of Carolina Beach, N.C.,...
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By Laura Sullivan and Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF | August 1, 2001
Through the Roaring '20s, the Coast Guard spied on mobsters and rumrunners smuggling liquor into the United States as part of the country's first eavesdropping effort in the name of law enforcement. Those efforts -- which were a precursor to techniques used during World War II and in drug enforcement today -- are described in a new exhibit at the National Cryptologic Museum at Fort Meade. The exhibit, which includes photos, records and a model of a Coast Guard vessel, stirred the memories of Cliff Hyatt.
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By Tom Bowman | January 28, 2001
AS A NAVY MAN, Joseph Darlak looked toward the water and quickly realized his service faced a "major threat": A terrorist in a small boat laden with explosives that sidles up to a U.S. warship. The best way to counter such a threat, he believed, was to use small patrol craft manned by sailors armed with .50-caliber machine guns or 20 mm. cannons as well as mortars. Many in the Navy would undoubtedly agree with Darlak. After all, it was a small boat full of plastic explosives that left a 40-foot wide hole in the USS Cole last fall in Yemen, killing 17 sailors and wounding 39 others.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1998
This weekend kicks off the boating season from Ocean City to Deep Creek Lake, but already there have been several deaths in Maryland waters this year.Late in April, two senior Eastern Shore fishermen drowned after their 19-foot boat capsized on the Manokin River near Oriole in Somerset County.One victim, who was 72, was wearing a personal flotation device. The other victim, who was 65, was not.In another early-season incident, two fishermen who set out from Solomons in a small boat for a day of angling drowned after high winds capsized their craft.
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By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | May 24, 1998
This weekend kicks off the boating season from Ocean City to Deep Creek Lake, but already there have been several deaths in Maryland waters this year.Late in April, two senior Eastern Shore fishermen drowned after their 19-foot boat capsized on the Manokin River near Oriole in Somerset County.One victim, who was 72, was wearing a personal flotation device. The other victim, who was 65, was not.In another early-season incident, two fishermen who set out from Solomons in a small boat for a day of angling drowned after high winds capsized their craft.
SPORTS
By Gary Lambrecht and Gary Lambrecht,SUN STAFF | August 13, 2005
OCEAN CITY - Ken Coffer hit it big during the opening hours of the 32nd White Marlin Open. Then, he went through four anxious days, wondering if his catch would hold up as hundreds of anglers tried to top him. Last night at Harbour Island Marina, with several thousand spectators watching the weigh-ins as the tournament's last boats and yachts came home, Coffer finally exhaled, knowing a huge payday was coming his way. Coffer, 39, of Carolina Beach, N.C.,...
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By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | April 5, 1998
Like an elephant in a daisy patch, the lumpy-gray ship plods on a lumbering course through all the pretty sailboats flitting about the Chesapeake.At the helm of this 108-foot Navy ship, three stories above the water, is a teen-ager whose only boating experience was fishing and snorkeling off an aluminum johnboat back home among the mangroves on Florida's gulf coast.But at the Naval Academy, which considers the Chesapeake Bay a campus annex, midshipmen such as Ron Chino, 18, are expected to master the basic tenets of wind and water long before they set foot on a battleship's steel deck.
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By Peter A. Jay | May 25, 1997
HAVRE DE GRACE -- What to do?Here are a couple of dozen eighth-graders, several parents and teachers, and 11 canoes, all waiting on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay for a long-planned outing. But the northwest wind is wailing like a far-off siren, the tree branches overhead are whipping around, and away out on the wide expanse of water between us and the beached-whale hump of Elk Neck to the east are what look a lot like whitecaps.The timorous among us, including at the moment your correspondent, wonder if this is really a good idea -- even considering the bright sun, the adequate safety gear and the number of experienced paddlers in the party.
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