Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsBoat
IN THE NEWS

Boat

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
September 12, 2012
Rescue crews in three boats responded to a boat in distress on the Potomac River at Dam No. 3 Wednesday night, according to a fire official. People on the boat were taken to the West Virginia side of the river, according to Roger Otzelberger of the Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co. People on the pontoon boat were able to drop anchor in the river at the dam up from Harpers Ferry after they experienced problems at about 8 p.m., Otzelberger said....
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | April 23, 2010
Remember the Brady Bunch driving off to the Grand Canyon in a station wagon singing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" in a round? It is one of those images that has stuck in the back of my mind over the years. It suggests the kind of joyful, connected moments a family can have. It is a snapshot of cheer and enthusiasm, and the simple, unadulterated joy of living and being with the people around you. Now imagine a different picture. What if all six of the Brady kids had appeared to be in a catatonic stupor as they gazed at a new release on a glaring portable DVD screen?
NEWS
July 29, 2012
Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for about 15 minutes Sunday after an accident in which a boat came off a trailer, Maryland State Police said. The accident east of the Clear Spring exit was reported at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. Four vehicles, including the trailer carrying the boat, were reported to be involved in the accident, the dispatcher said. No injuries were reported and no one was transported to the hospital, the dispatcher said.
NEWS
July 14, 1998
A 19-foot pleasure boat was untied from its dock in West Virginia early Saturday, taken to the Big Slack Water area of the Potomac River near Downsville and set on fire, according to Maryland Natural Resources Police. The boat, a 1995 model inboard-outboard 180 horsepower Ebbtide, was white with a blue racing stripe. It was completely destroyed and it sank. Divers from Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the charred remains of the boat Monday afternoon, said DNR spokeswoman Patty Manown Mash.
NEWS
November 27, 2011
Emergency crews towed a disabled boat back to the ramp near Dam No. 4 on the Potomac River around 11:40 a.m. Sunday, according to Washington County Emergency Services. A man and woman were in a boat when the motor quit about half a mile upstream from Dam No. 4, a 911 dispatcher said. No one was injured, the dispatcher said. A Washington County Special Operations boat and Williamsport Volunteer Fire & Emergency Medical Services responded to the call, which came in at 10:38 a.m., the dispatcher said.
NEWS
December 16, 2007
Bowers Marine Sales Inc. on Virginia Avenue, Hagerstown, enjoyed a special visit from Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 1. Santa sat with children and discussed gift ideas and ways to enjoy the holidays. Sitting on a new 2008 Pro Team 190 TX boat for these meetings with Santa enthused both children and adults. Santa planned to visit Bowers Marine again on Saturday. Complimentary refreshments were to be served and pictures with Santa were to be available. Among those participating in the Dec. 1 event were Bowers Marine store manager Jocelyne Melton, rigging associate Daniel Lightfoot, title administrator Shauna Price, sales associate Archie Findley, parts associate Kevin Mills and lead mechanic Nick Zdziera.
NEWS
October 1, 2008
Washington County Commissioners Vice President Terry L. Baker holds the hand-carved wooden C&O canal boat replica his grandfather made that was donated Tuesday to Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc.'s C&O Canal display.
NEWS
July 23, 2009
Matt O'Connell of the Washington County Special Operations takes off from the Big Slackwater dock in a new inflatable rescue boat recently purchased to replace a 23-year-old boat. He will be testing Mike Haupt on the operation of the new boat. The new 14 1/2 foot swift water boat cost $9,800 and will be used for water rescues in the county. The department's old boat was ripped last year during a water rescue. During rescues, it will be easier to get people into this type of boat, said Washington County Special Operations Team Chief John Bentley.
NEWS
by JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | May 25, 2006
Scott Miller, left, of Hedgesville, W.Va., and friend Julie Waddell, of Martinsburg, W.Va., boat down the Potomac River near Lee's Landing in Falling Waters, W.Va., Wednesday evening on Roy Miller's 24-foot party barge. The Millers and friends are getting the boat ready for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.
NEWS
By KEVIN G. GILBERT / Staff Photographer | July 31, 2007
George Morgan sets his hook but misses his fish Monday at the Dargan Bend boat landing on the Potomac River. He lives in Jefferson, Md., and frequently fishes the river.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | March 31, 2013
Area high school baseball coaches whose teams competed against those coached by Ronald Clatterbuck knew they were often in for a hard-fought battle. Clatterbuck, a former Berkeley Springs, W.Va., High School baseball coach, came at games with “every ounce of energy he had” and the enthusiasm was evident in his players, some of those coaches said Sunday. Clatterbuck, 75, of Berkeley Springs, died Saturday afternoon in a boating accident while he and his son, Ross, and grandson, Chasen, were fishing on the Cacapon River, according to Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh.
Advertisement
NEWS
December 31, 2012
Big Slackwater Oct. 13 - Images of the old Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which had faded with time, were resurrected in 2012. The 2.7-mile section of the towpath known as Big Slackwater was closed after flooding in 1996 and it deteriorated into a treacherous ridge overrun with brambles, thistles and poisonous plants. Towpath visitors were detoured off the trail and onto a dangerous route with no shoulders following 4.5 miles along Dam 4, Dellinger and Avis Mill roads. Two years ago, the National Park Service determined that during a five-year period, there were 35 accidents along the detour that resulted in someone being taken to a hospital.
OBITUARIES
By JANET HEIM | janeth@herald-mail.com | November 24, 2012
Jan “Scott” Frey, known for his love of boating, hunting, fishing and golf, is remembered by his family and friends as a “true Eastern Shoreman at heart.” Treasured family memories include days and weeks spent on their boat, which was docked in Cambridge, Md., the hometown of both Scott and his wife of 36 years, Jacalyn “Jackie.” “We did love it,” said daughter Heather Burke of Smithsburg. “The beauty of boating was that we didn't have TV and telephones. It was just our family.
NEWS
October 10, 2012
The Big Slackwater boat ramp along the C&O Canal will be closed from Friday at dusk to Saturday at 3 p.m. to accommodate a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the restoration of the area of towpath known as Big Slackwater.  The ceremony begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Park Superintendent Kevin D. Brandt will lead a tour of the newly restored towpath from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parking for the event will be at the Bowman Farm fields at 15910 Cheneys Neck...
NEWS
September 12, 2012
Rescue crews in three boats responded to a boat in distress on the Potomac River at Dam No. 3 Wednesday night, according to a fire official. People on the boat were taken to the West Virginia side of the river, according to Roger Otzelberger of the Potomac Valley Volunteer Fire Co. People on the pontoon boat were able to drop anchor in the river at the dam up from Harpers Ferry after they experienced problems at about 8 p.m., Otzelberger said....
NEWS
By BETH ROWLAND | Special to The Herald-Mail | August 22, 2012
For more than 35 years, the town of Williamsport has held a festival in late August that has been called by various names - first C&O Canal Days, then Williamsport Days.  This year, though, the festival has a new name, C&O Canal Days of Williamsport, and is new and improved, according to festival organizers. C&O Canal Days run today through Sunday, Aug. 26, with most activities Friday night through Sunday.  Joyce Kramer, co-chairwoman of the organizing committee, said it's a new day for the festival.
NEWS
Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | August 8, 2012
Robert Calum Lunsford of Fairplay achieved the Eagle Scout rank in 2011. Calum's Eagle Scout project was to refurbish a reproduction Civil War-era cannon, carriage and limber at Antietam National Battlefield. When his project was completed, the rangers gave him a certificate that would allow him to fire the cannon during one of their live-fire weekends. Since you have to be at least 18 years old to legally fire a cannon in Maryland, Calum has had a long wait. But on July 28, he finally got his moment on the battlefield and fired the cannon.
NEWS
July 29, 2012
Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for about 15 minutes Sunday after an accident in which a boat came off a trailer, Maryland State Police said. The accident east of the Clear Spring exit was reported at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, a Washington County 911 dispatcher said. Four vehicles, including the trailer carrying the boat, were reported to be involved in the accident, the dispatcher said. No injuries were reported and no one was transported to the hospital, the dispatcher said.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|