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Waterway and Maritime Transportation Industry

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  • Barcocina makes most of its Fells Point location

    Barcocina makes most of its Fells Point location
    A running debate among my friends is which Baltimore bar has the most prime location. We all prioritize different elements, but the answer always seemed clear in my mind: 1629 Thames St., the peninsular Fells Point spot that most recently housed...
  • Keeping the momentum [Commentary]

    Keeping the momentum [Commentary]
    Every so often, there is reason to cheer a little louder both within the gates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and 350 miles down Interstate 95 at the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. This year, the academy had a...
  • Why I'm never coming back to Maryland [Letter]

    Why I'm never coming back to Maryland [Letter]
    While visiting our home state of Maryland in June, my husband and I were headed across the plaza near the USS Constellation in the Inner Harbor and had just checked the water taxi schedule. In a split second, I was on the ground with extreme pain...
  • Emergency personnel to stage mock Inner Harbor water taxi rescue

    Emergency personnel to stage mock Inner Harbor water taxi rescue
    Emergency personnel will converge on Inner Harbor waters near Canton on Wednesday as part of a staged water taxi disaster, an event geared toward assessing rescue capabilities and practicing response techniques. Between 8 a.m. and noon, first responders...
  • Mock Inner Harbor water taxi rescue puts response capabilities to the test

    Mock Inner Harbor water taxi rescue puts response capabilities to the test
    The voice of the water taxi operator off Canton came over the radio Wednesday morning. "We're taking on water," he said. "I think sinking or capsizing is imminent." Emergency responders listening to their radios at a nearby pier immediately shifted into...
  • It's time to take a dive into Maryland's water diversions

    It's time to take a dive into Maryland's water diversions
    While those who live in and around Maryland know something about the water-based diversions in the Free State, chances are they haven’t explored a fraction of what there is to see and do—especially in summer, when tubing, kayaking and...
  • Allen Grossman

    Allen Grossman
    Allen Grossman,a prize-winning poet who spent 15 years teaching his craft to students at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 27 at his home in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. "Allen was an inimitable...
  • Baltimore wins federal grant to buy electric boat for free Harbor Connector service

    Baltimore wins federal grant to buy electric boat for free Harbor Connector service
    The Baltimore Department of Transportation has been awarded a federal grant of more than $850,000 to purchase an electric boat for its free Harbor Connector service in the Inner Harbor. The service operates water taxis along three routes across the water...
  • Body found in Inner Harbor near Under Armour headquarters

    Body found in Inner Harbor near Under Armour headquarters
    A body was pulled from the Inner Harbor Tuesday afternoon near Under Armour headquarters — at least the 11th time since October that someone has been found dead in the waters around downtown. Few details were immediately available pending an...
  • Port of Baltimore sets container, auto and wood pulp records for 2013

    Port of Baltimore sets container, auto and wood pulp records for 2013
    The port of Baltimore handled more automobiles, cargo containers and wood pulp in 2013 than ever before, a record-setting performance despite continuing labor unrest on its public docks. Solidifying its place as the nation's No. 1 port for automobile...
  • City works on spending plan for casino money

    City works on spending plan for casino money
    After the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, the city needs to figure out how to spend an estimated windfall of at least $15 million a year meant for the neighborhoods around the casino. Officials and community members said they want to...
  • Congress poised to pass federal ports bill

    Congress poised to pass federal ports bill
    A bipartisan water transportation bill that would allow Maryland to unload tons of dredging material on Chesapeake Bay islands — an effort that officials say is critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad support in the House of...