January 10, 1988 |
The Philadelphia Boat Show is slated for Jan. 30-Feb. 7, and while 600 boats definitely will be on display at the Civic Center, an unprecedented feature may be in the offing: a boycott and possibly a picket line by area boaters. Members of the Delaware River Yachtsmen's League, an organization representing 27 boat clubs and thousands of boaters, have expressed dismay at the decision of show manager Jim Ranieri to deny space to the Committee for the Preservation of Franklyn Cove.
August 8, 1991 |
Boaters are balking at paying an unpopular new user fee on their pleasure craft. The Coast Guard said yesterday that only 3 percent of boaters across the country had paid the fees that were due by July 31 on an estimated 4.1 million recreational boats. Some boat owners still do not know about the recreational-vessel fee, congressional staffers say, and many others have decided to play a waiting game before they pay. And no wonder. The Coast Guard has said that it will be lenient in enforcing the law until Oct. 1, by which time Congress may be well on its way to repealing it. "There is massive opposition, confusion and misinformation going from dock to dock," said Michael Sciulla, spokesman for BOAT/U.
May 21, 1991 |
Two Delaware County men remained missing yesterday after they fell from a 19-foot powerboat Sunday night while making a sharp turn during an outing on the Delaware River, police said. The boat was found in the river shortly before dawn yesterday, but no one was aboard, police said. Carl Gurer, 50, of Ridley Township, and Daniel Devaco, 48, of Essington, were lost about 9:30 p.m. Sunday near Philadelphia International Airport, according to police. A third person, Donna Weber, 32, of Collingdale, also fell from the boat, but she managed to swim to an unnamed island 50 to 100 yards from shore, where she collapsed, according to police.
June 7, 1987 |
After a dramatic swim for help, six pleasure-boaters were rescued last night from the Delaware River after their 14-foot boat struck a hidden object in the water and sank about three miles south of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal near Port Penn, Del., according to the Coast Guard. Coast Guard Petty Officer Gregg Parker said the boaters swam to nearby Reedy Island. Then, in an action Parker described as "very heroic," one of the boaters swam about 50 yards - "in unfamiliar waters and at night" - to another pleasure boat anchored off the southern end of the island to radio for help.
August 9, 2010
Eight people, including five children, were rescued from a recreational boat that got stranded on rocks Monday afternoon in the Delaware River, authorities said. The 27-foot Sea Ray boat hit a rock jetty near Chester Island just north of the Commodore Barry Bridge around 3:30 p.m., authorities said. The boat had launched from National Park in Gloucester County. Logan Township Fire Department rescue boats retrieved the individuals and took them to the Raccoon Creek Boat Club, said Tim Corcoran, the club's commodore.
August 9, 1987 |
In the days before the world ever grew so small that a single war could encompass the whole of it, huge rafts of raw timber used to float down the Ashley River to the Halsey Lumber Yard in Charleston, S.C. The timber was milled into lumber at the yard, and then loaded onto schooners and shipped off to New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston. In their wake they left something to delight the small boy who one day would become my father. They were small skiffs, roughly hewn by lumbermen in the upper reaches of the Piedmont and used to shuttle them to and from the shore as they guided the timber down river to Charleston.
February 1, 1996 |
George R. Collins, 68, of Millville, Cumberland County, who commanded six flotillas of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, died Sunday at South Jersey Hospital-Millville. Mr. Collins, who joined the auxiliary's Flotilla No. 34 when he moved to Millville eight years ago, had recently become division captain for flotillas in his region. "To me, it was a very noble thing," his wife, the former Dorothy E. Jones, said of his volunteer efforts on the water. Her husband received the gratitude of many stranded boaters.
June 10, 2013 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Coast Guard Petty Officer Justin Lacy looks out on the two 25-foot emergency response boats docked at the agency's Great Egg Station on the North Point Lagoon here and makes a bold prediction: It could be a dangerous summer. The bright-orange vessels are kept at the station revved up and ready May through October, though the Coast Guard has had a relatively quiet spring. The waterways of the New Jersey Shore aren't yet teeming with boats and jet skis, Lacy said.
March 11, 1990 |
On Feb. 24, Leslie Wright made her daily trip to the marina at Neshaminy State Park in Croydon to check on 14 white ducks that she and other denizens of the marina have adopted. When she got there, four adolescents were throwing rocks at the birds. Earlier in the week, park rangers had chased away teenagers who also were pelting the ducks. The two attacks injured two ducks, one with a broken leg and the other with a damaged eye. Another duck was missing and presumed dead. Wright said she couldn't understand what could make kids do such a thing to defenseless animals.
June 12, 2015 |
Another lost summer is in store for boaters in Mantua Creek, a lingering consequence of the November 2012 train derailment in Paulsboro. Marine traffic in the creek, which leads to the Delaware River, will continue to be stifled by bridge construction for nearly a year longer, according to a work update released by Conrail on Wednesday. The rail company - which is replacing the bridge at East Jefferson Street where the derailment and chemical spill occurred - announced it expected work on the new bridge's lift mechanism to be complete by April 1, 2016.