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2011-06-28 11:00:00

PAGE, Ariz., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer visitors to Lake Powell will experience water levels last seen ten years ago, according to a new report by the Bureau of Reclamation. The report predicts water levels to be 3,665 feet above sea level by mid-August, a level not seen since 2001. In the last two months, the nation's second largest man-made lake has added 28 feet of water elevation with half of the snowpack still left to melt. This excess snowmelt is creating more areas to...

2011-03-31 00:00:29

ATA Associates engineering work and expert testimony secures favorable verdict for Coast Guard boat pilot. Houston, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011 A tragic boating accident in December 2009 at the San Diego Parade of Lights resulted in the death of an eight year old child. A seven-ton Coast Guard patrol boat crashed into a small pleasure craft. Four members of the crew were charged in the case. The 22 year old boat pilot faced charges of negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter...

2011-01-26 15:18:00

PAGE, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerns about the difficulty of operating and navigating a houseboat are two of the main reasons why travelers put their dreams of a houseboating vacation on hold, according to a recent focus group of potential houseboaters by Brand Outlook. To help overcome these uncertainties, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas is bringing back its popular Introduction to Houseboating weekend for a second year. The affordable and fun program is designed to...

2010-11-15 14:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Forever Resorts, the industry leader in environmentally sound best practices, will officially unveil and dedicate its award-winning Forever Earth houseboat at the Diablo East Marina on Lake Amistad at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101115/LA01634) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101115/LA01634) Forever Earth is a 67-foot floating environmental classroom that represents a...

2010-09-15 14:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Hoover Dam (dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Sept. 30, 1935) and the completion of the new Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge this fall, Forever Resorts will be giving away FREE Black Canyon River Rafting Trips (valued at $85.95 per person; www.BlackCanyonRiverAdventures.com) with each trip taken on Lake Mead or Lake Mohave aboard a Forever Houseboat (www.ForeverHouseboats.com) from September 15,...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 10--OAKLAND -- Houseboat marinas, yacht harbors and cities will face stricter regulations from a state water agency that wants to see Richardson Bay so clean that shellfish can be raised for human consumption. The plan to rid Richardson Bay of illness-causing micro-organisms called pathogens -- typically introduced through human or animal fecal matter -- was approved 7-0 by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality...

2008-07-10 00:00:16

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 9--OAKLAND -- Houseboat marinas, yacht harbors and cities will face stricter regulations from a state water agency that wants to see Richardson Bay so clean that shellfish can be raised for human consumption. The plan to rid Richardson Bay of illness-causing microorganisms called pathogens -- typically introduced through human or animal fecal matter -- was approved 7-0 by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality...

2008-06-26 18:02:30

By Matthias Gafni, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun. 26--It would have been a perfect location to anchor a Delta houseboat. A stunning view of Bradford and King Edward islands, with a private fishing hole and solitude. However, by the time sheriff's deputies found the 40-foot vessel with no working engines, it was sinking. Lead-based batteries and butane tanks littered the premises. There was no working toilet. "It's filthy with feces and old food," Contra Costa sheriff's...

2008-06-17 09:00:32

PAGE, Ariz., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, an ARAMARK-managed property, today announced that Castle Rock Cut ("Cut"), a well-known 12-mile shortcut on Lake Powell, has opened for the first time in more than five years. The Cut, which provides a much quicker passage from Wahweap Marina to popular uplake destinations such as Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Padre Bay and Warm Creek Bay, became navigable to houseboats on June 10, and is expected to remain open...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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