CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New boaters in New Hampshire can soon get certified online.
Under state law, anyone age 16 or older who operates a motorboat over 25 horsepower on New Hampshire waters...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is working to return portable toilets to fishing accesses across the state.
SEATTLE (AP) — More than 100 state parks, trails and boating sites across Washington state reopened Tuesday, as well as some golf courses, as certain coronavirus restrictions were...
More than 100 state parks, trails and boating sites across Washington state will re-open Tuesday as some coronavirus restrictions are eased, but many popular sites remain closed indefinitely,...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Golfers, boaters, anglers and campers got some good news Monday when Gov. Tom Wolf announced some restrictions on those outdoor activities will be loosened in the coming...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday lengthened her stay-at-home order through May 15, while lifting restrictions so some businesses can reopen and the public can participate in...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The state of Maine will allow boaters to operate without a 2020 registration until April 30 this year, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife said.
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol Unit has canceled two meetings on boating safety for Lakes Region boaters due to concerns about the new coronavirus.
GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire State Police-Marine Patrol Unit is holding two meetings on boating safety for Lakes Region boaters.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A divided Iowa Supreme Court concluded Friday that a central Iowa recreational lake that owners tout as the state’s largest private lake isn’t private at all because it is...
A Mississippi company accuses a rival firm of stealing its idea for a double fishing seat by making prototypes in China and then selling its version on Amazon and other online sites.
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A yearlong fight has failed to eradicate an invasive aquatic plant from a Mississippi lake.
Officials announced Friday that they've found giant salvinia remaining in...
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has created a new app to help boaters and paddlers navigate Lake Tahoe's expansive waters.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An assessment team is taking a look at a river in North Carolina to see if boaters, rafters and fishermen can use it again.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Boating enthusiasts have been slow to return to the Lake Michigan shoreline in northwestern Indiana after a chemical spill killed thousands of fish and prompted the temporary...
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Rob Wilson virtually grew up on Lake Erie.
He was born in Erie and comes from a family of anglers dating to 1908. He learned to fish and boat at an early age before pursuing...
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is moving to require safety training for anyone operating a motor boat.
Under legislation signed into law last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the state will...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ginny Nelson's business outfitting Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trips was one of many thrown into chaos in January when a new online system for reserving a chunk of...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County officials say they still don't know why more than 170 people got sick after boating near Big Island in Lake Minnetonka last weekend.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say the number of people reportedly sickened while boating around Big Island on Lake Minnetonka over the Fourth of July has grown to nearly 120.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Officials say air is leaking from the inflatable dam used by Waterloo to raise the Cedar River level for summer boaters.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's press secretary says the governor received a warning for speeding during a boating trip on Geneva Lake in Wisconsin.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A national park and a nonprofit group plan to spend $8 million to improve boating facilities and address environmental damage along the Snake River in western...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has reopened a 22-mile section of the Osage River for recreational boating.
The patrol said Friday the river from Lock and Dam 1...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials are warning people using Michigan's lakes, rivers and streams to exercise caution due to higher than normal water levels on many of them.
PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on an Arizona brush fire near metro Phoenix (all times local):
Authorities have reopened an Arizona highway closed due to a brush and grass...
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Those headed to the city of Biloxi on the Mississippi coast will now be able to borrow a life jacket before they hit the water.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Boating season on the Erie Canal is opening with the dedication of a new tugboat named after women's suffrage movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It won't take effect in time for this summer's boating season, but a bill aimed at preventing the spread of invasive aquatic weeds in New Hampshire lakes is headed to the...
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Officials are reopening boating in part of a Mississippi lake, as they continue fighting an invasive aquatic plant.
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Officials say two boating deaths have occurred over two days in the Florida Keys.
The Miami Herald reports that 38-year-old Hector Emmanuel Rodriguez Sr. died Sunday,...
MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard is cracking down on illegal boating and fishing charters and terminated several joy rides over the weekend around the area of Miami's Ultra Music Festival.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers took another step toward lowering the state's legal limit for boating under the influence of alcohol after debating Thursday whether to exempt people using...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding waterfowl hunters to remove hunting blinds from state waters of Lake Champlain.
The deadline is Feb. 15 for removing such blinds, which hunters use to shield themselves from animals. Meanwhile, hunters have until May 15 to take down blinds on inland waters.
LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — Officials in Mississippi say five people have been rescued after running into problems while canoeing on a river.
George County Sheriff Keith Havard told WLOX-TV that the people on the water Sunday ranged in age from 17 to the mid-30s.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana boating education club has organized a private-public partnership to put up channel markers along a bayou where water often hides cypress stumps and knees.
Since Contraband Bayou isn't usable for commercial navigation, the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers can't install markers, Ben Garber of the Lake Charles Sail and Power Squadron told local news outlets.
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — Officials are shutting down boating in part of one of Mississippi's most popular lakes, stepping up the fight against an invasive aquatic plant.
Giant salvinia was found in June in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson. The fast-growing aquatic fern is native to Brazil. It can form thick mats that choke aquatic life and hamper swimming and boating.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Two men boating in Prince William Sound in southern Alaska found a pair of dead bear cubs tied to a concrete weight.
Peter Montesano and Paul Wunnicke saw something strange floating in Squaw Bay while on their boating trip Saturday, the Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has died after being struck by a boat propeller near a Florida beach.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports 22-year-old Margaret Murray died Sunday, a day after the accident near Lido Key Beach.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is warning boaters to watch out for manatees, threatened marine mammals which have migrated from Florida across the Gulf Coast.
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said West Indian manatees have been seen across coastal Louisiana, so the department has posted caution signs at boat launches throughout the area.
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — A lakefront mansion built by a family that played a key role in the history of boating at Lake Tahoe before World War II has sold for $10 million.
The Sierra Sun reported Wednesday the 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath home on Lake Tahoe's west shore sits on 1.7 acres (0.7 hectares) of landscaped grounds with 160 feet (48 meters) of lake frontage, two double-boathouses, a pier and private harbor.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A year after Will and Daniel Payne lost their mom, and nearly two decades since their father's death, it was time to follow their wishes for the afterlife.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut environmental officials are offering boaters tips on how to prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals.
Staff of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will be available at boat launches statewide Saturday and Sunday. This weekend is the third annual Aquatic Invasive Species Awareness Weekend.
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man was fishing last weekend when he reeled in a unique catch: a prosthetic leg.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 38-year-old Michael Nelson was kayaking in the Little Red River on Sunday when he saw the pink sole of a Nike sneaker floating. He says the leg is "in pretty good shape" besides some rusted screws.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — More boats carrying invasive mussels into Idaho have been intercepted at inspection stations so far this year than for the entire boating seasons in each of the last five years, Idaho officials say.
Nick Zurfluh of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture said 41,000 inspections have found 36 watercraft with mussels so far this year. Quagga and zebra mussels can clog water pipes, damage boat motors and affect other aquatic life.
WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's mandatory boat inspections for invasive species are underway.
WCAX-TV reports the policy is in its first full summer. Under the measure, greeters at water access points in the state inspect boats for invasive species before they hose them down.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon State Marine Board plans to ask the Legislature to increase registration fees paid by motorized boaters.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities are reminding boaters to stay dry this weekend.
Marine Patrol officers are out in force for enhanced patrols this weekend as part of a national effort called Operation Dry Water.
The goal is to reduce alcohol- and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Last year, the 628 participating local, state and federal agencies made 518 boating-under-the-influence arrests and issued more than 33,000 warnings and citations.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials say they'll try to remove an invasive aquatic plant from one of Mississippi's most popular lakes.
Dennis Riecke (RIK'-ee) is the fisheries and environmental coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks. He says officials found giant salvinia Wednesday in the Pelahatchie Bay area of Ross Barnett Reservoir, north of Jackson.