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2010-06-22 01:51:50

Boat manufacturers and VTT are working to develop quieter boats Boaters increasingly require convenience and quieter boats. Boating is unpleasant for the skipper and passengers if it is difficult to hear normal conversation in the cockpit. VTT's Quiet boats project examined both short-term solutions applicable to existing boats and factors affecting noise level that can be taken into account in the design of new boats. The noise level of motor boat interiors can be affected "“ and...

2010-05-26 13:49:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent events in the Gulf Coast have highlighted the importance of protecting the nation's waterways. As many Americans feel compelled to support clean-up efforts, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF), a non-profit organization that encourages participation in boating and fishing, wants to encourage people to take part in conserving all U.S. aquatic resources. RBFF encourages media interested in supporting this message to run the...

2010-05-20 16:47:00

Time to Remember Life Jackets Save Lives RICHMOND, Va., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Safe Boating Week is May 22-28, this year, making right now the time to remind boaters to be safe on the water. First and foremost, boaters need to think about life jackets and plan to wear them. A significant number of boaters who lose their lives by drowning each year would be alive today had they worn their life jackets. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is...

2010-05-19 14:30:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The wind, the water, the wide blue sky -- what could be more "green" than a summer day boating on your favorite river or lake? (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100519/DC07742) According to Caleb Basiliko, research fleet manager at Buffalo State College's Great Lakes Center Field Station, boaters can take several steps to make their summer on New York State's waterways as green as possible. "One thing we're doing at the Field...

2010-05-10 07:10:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of boating season in Michigan. On this weekend, many of Michigan's more than 900,000 registered boats will be launched and families all around the state will start their summer fun. Needless to say, this is a very important time for Michigan's $3.9 billion boating industry as marinas and dealers are busy selling boats, prepping boats and launching boats for those who plan to enjoy Michigan's...

2010-05-10 07:10:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As of April 1, 2009, the Secretary of State reports Michigan has more than 921,773 registered boats on file and Michigan State University estimates there are another 200,000 - 300,000 legally unregistered boats in the state. With more than one million recreational boats on Michigan lakes and rivers, it is clear that boating is a popular pastime. Annual boating statistics show that recreational boating is also a very safe activity....

2010-05-10 07:10:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding the need for boaters to have their own voice, the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), which serves marine retailers and manufacturers, has created the Boaters' Association of Michigan (BAM). BAM's members are boat owners, boating enthusiasts and those who simply want to support boating in Michigan. BAM's mission is to create a voice for Michigan's boaters to effectively express their views on legislative and...

2010-05-07 07:10:00

LIVONIA, Mich., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) is offering, free to the public, the 2010 edition of the Michigan Boating Annual Directory and a Boating Safety Information Kit. The Michigan Boating Annual Directory is the official handout at the Detroit Boat Show and Spring Boating Expo, and is also distributed throughout the summer at public marinas, MBIA member locations, and at MDOT Rest Areas and Welcome Centers. The 2010 edition...

2010-04-27 08:50:00

BRISTOW, Va., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 20, 2010 at 11:00 AM EDT / 8:00 AM PDT, the National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), in partnership with the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) invites boating safety professionals, the boating community, and the media to participate in this year's "Inflatable Life Jacket World Record Inflation Day!" Throughout North America, participants will simultaneously inflate their life jackets to set an unprecedented world record. This World Record Day...

2010-04-14 17:02:00

CLEARWATER, Fla., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Le Boat, part of TUI Marine, the marine division of the Activity Sector of TUI Travel Plc, the world's largest vacation company, has signed an historic agreement with two formidable giants of the boating industry: the Beneteau Group, the world's number one sail boat builder and Seaway, the world's leading boat design and development company, based in Slovenia. The three companies are set to shake up the inland waterways boating industry with the...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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