Latest Boats Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-02-02 16:10:00

Fishing fleets around the world have agreed to use measures to prevent hooking albatross and other seabirds whose numbers are declining.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.