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Boats

Building plaques for the SS United States, designed by Cox & Gibbs. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

SS United States At The Seaport Museum

One of the largest ships making her home on the Delaware River may just have the most stories to tell as well.

05/10/2014

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Historic Ship Ports

Many of these ships are clustered in key cities on rivers and harbors that provide fascinating day trips or destination getaways. Let’s cast off.

04/10/2014

Tugboats help the USS Somerset turn so it can dock. (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

USS Somerset Arrives In Philadelphia For Commissioning

Veterans from the welcoming committee of the Navy League watched as the USS Somerset turned 180 degrees to pull into its berth on the Delaware River.

02/21/2014

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The World’s Biggest Ship Graveyard

Nouadhibou is an African sea town, whose shores serve as the final resting place for more than 300 ships. The rusted hulks that litter its coastal waters are considered an eyesore by many (go figure), but they’ve brought some unexpected benefits to the local community as well.

12/26/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Summer Boat Rides On The Chesapeake

The shoreline beckons during these lazy days of summer, when relaxing hours on boats provide the body with a cooling bay breeze and the mind is lulled by the tranquility of protected waters.

08/15/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Getaway Guide: Summer Boat Tours

If you want to see the city but dread traffic, take to the water!

07/11/2013

(credit: Jay Lloyd)

Guide To Sailing Charters

For an almost gas free getaway, look no farther than the wind to carry a crew off to fun and adventure. Here’s a rundown of what to look for, where to charter and what you’ll need.

03/28/2013

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Guide To Cruise Ship Angst Avoidance

While vacationing aboard a modern cruise ship is supposed to be fun, a “Cruise to Hell” can provide a treasure trove of salty yarns to fuel happy hour conversations for years to come. In truth, very few disasters get in the way.

02/21/2013

(Credit: Jericka Duncan)

Rowers Take To The River In Day Two Of The Dad Vails

Athletes are preparing to show off their talents along the Schuylkill, for the annual regatta, which attracts colleges from across the country.

05/12/2012

(Credit: Jay Lloyd)

Top Tips For Boat Guests

Being a good guest, whether you know stem from stern, can almost guarantee repeated invites. If you have friends with boats, just follow these simple ideas and you’ll be spending more than a few weekends on rivers, bays and shore points this summer.

04/25/2012

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Top Marinas

Here’s a thumbnail sketch of some of the top destination marinas, chosen for location, access to interesting attractions, restaurants and nightlife, deep water and amenities.

07/05/2011

Boats are docked at Penn's Landing and will probably stay there more than their owners would like if fuel prices keep rising (by KYW's John Ostapkovich)

Fuel Costs Keeping Boaters Off The Water

If you have a power boat, you know this already, but the rising price of fuel that has plagued motorists may make those on the water seasick.

03/16/2011

(by KYW's Mark Abrams)

Technology On Display At Atlantic City Boat Show

Just in time to chase those winter blues – it’s the Atlantic City Boat Show at the convention center.

02/03/2011

The General Frank Besson, About To Dock At Penn's Landing  (credit: Steve Tawa)

Navy And Army Boats Docked At Penn’s Landing For Game Day

During this Army-Navy weekend, some Naval Academy crafts are docked at Penn’s Landing for you to check out. And, there’s also a larger, Army vessel nearby.

12/11/2010