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2008-08-10 00:00:12

I was reading the biography of the great engineer Sir Harry Ricardo and I reached the point where he started his first commercial venture in production of a car in 1907. For various reasons, which had nothing to do with the technical merits of the car itself, the venture was not a success. The engine, however, of the car was seized on by that fisherman of Shoreham-on-Sea, where it was produced, as a particularly suitable power unit for their fishing boats as it provided sufficient power...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

CALABASH, N.C. _ An engine fire at sea Wednesday morning forced 26 passengers and crew members to jump from their charter-fishing boat into the ocean, where they clung to rubber life rafts and watched the burning boat sink until help arrived. "I didn't know at the time if I was making the right decision," said captain Dan Manos of the Miss Calabash II, who ordered his passengers into the water. "But once I had been in the water five minutes, I looked at that boat and I knew I did the right...

2008-07-20 15:00:21

By Laine Welch, Alaska Journal of Commerce, Anchorage Jul. 20--Fishermen are seeing red flags as Congress retools the rules that will govern the U.S. Coast Guard through 2012. The USCG Act that was passed by the U.S. House (HR 2830) contains business busters for fishing operations, mostly in the form of new licensing, inspection and reporting requirements for even the smallest boats. The bill now passes to the U.S. Senate. "It would require survival craft on any commercial fishing...

2008-06-23 00:00:11

By David Lavoie THIS is the true story of Larry and Kyle's excellent misadventure. One of them, Larry, is a personal friend of mine and both men are Malaysians. That sounds unlikely, I know; let's just say that names have been changed to protect their egos. Larry, a businessman, and Kyle, a lawyer, share a passion for deep-sea fishing. Each year, at the end of the monsoon season, they sail to Pulau Tioman where they catch red snapper, grouper, mackerel and rocket squid. The story of...

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2008-02-02 16:10:00

Fishing fleets around the world have agreed to new measures to reduce deaths and injuries to albatross and other endangered seabirds that pursue the fleets' baited hooks.  The measures, which take effect this year in Atlantic and Pacific ocean fleets, include the use of streamer lines to drive birds away from boats' sterns as miles of baited hooks, are being set, along with dying bait blue to conceal it in dark water.In their hunt for food that often takes them across international...

2007-03-26 03:00:27

By Crompton, Kim Salt Lake City-area boat dealer Wayne Sorensen is developing a MasterCraft boat dealership near Interstate 90 in Liberty Lake. Sorensen says the 10,800-square-foot dealership building is being erected on three acres of land he's bought at 19651 E. Cataldo, and that he hopes to open it by July 1. The total cost of the project is expected to be about $2.7 million, he says. Garco Construction Inc., of Spokane, designed the structure and is the general contractor on the...

2006-11-29 18:00:39

By Tom Groening, Bangor Daily News, Maine Nov. 28--PORT CLYDE -- One fisherman died and another survived after their vessel sank Sunday about 80 miles east of Portland. Jim Weaver of Thomaston, a crewman aboard the Taylor Emily and believed to be in his late 30s, died. His body was recovered by a fishing boat Monday morning. Chris Yattaw, age unknown, also of Thomaston, survived the sinking and was rescued Sunday night by another fishing boat. Yattaw was transferred to a Coast Guard...

2006-08-17 15:21:28

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Three Mexicans who survived for nine months as their small fishing boat drifted across the Pacific Ocean tossed two other men overboard after they died of starvation during the journey, officials said on Thursday. The three were rescued last week by a trawler more than 5,000 miles from Mexico's Pacific Coast fishing village of San Blas, where they left for what was supposed to be a routine shark fishing trip last November. Stranded on the high seas for nine...

2006-04-09 22:04:37

By Nick Tattersall NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Harouna Diop remembers the days when there were only six small wooden fishing boats working the waters off Nouakchott's barren coastline. Just hours at sea in one of the richest fishing grounds in the world were enough to fill the long, brightly-colored vessels with sardinella, horse mackerel, snapper and tuna. Nowadays his son can spend a week on the water and still struggle to catch enough fish to earn a living. He and his fellow fishermen...

2005-10-07 07:47:52

By Bill Tarrant THARANGAMBADI, India (Reuters) - New fiberglass fishing boats stretch as far as the eye can see along the beach in this former Danish colony in southern India, where the December 26 tsunami swept children, homes and livelihoods out to sea. The names painted on the boats attest to the breadth of the response to one of nature's most ferocious episodes: Oklahoma City Church of Christ, the Indian Temple Association of New Jersey and the American Embassy School in New...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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