| Sep 25, 2014
| 6:24 AM
A reproduction historic cannon backfired at Fort McHenry during the recent Star-Spangled Banner bicentennial celebrations, injuring a member of the cannon crew, according to the National Park Service.
The breech of the cannon, or the mass of metal at...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The Lantern Queen Riverboat, a traveling fixture on the Upper Chesapeake Bay and lower Susquehanna River since 1996, had made its last trip.
During a routine every-five-year inspection required by the U.S. Coast Guard, the boat was found to be suffering...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The Constellation will be moved from its location in Baltimore's Inner Harbor for four months this winter to undergo more than $2 million in repairs — including $750,000 to fix rotting in its hull.
The city Board of Estimates, which oversees...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:59 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard's shipyard in Curtis Bay has signed an agreement to provide ship maintenance over the next five years for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic fleet.
The new memorandum of understanding, announced Tuesday by...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
About 100 gallons of diesel fuel spilled from a rooftop generator at Bond Street Wharf into the Fells Point harbor Sunday, Maryland environmental officials said.
The fuel leaked into the water from a stormwater outfall at Bond Street, Maryland Department...
| Aug 11, 2014
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
The Cecil County Fair wrapped up after nine days of fun with only minimal weather disruptions last week. Livestock was auctioned, blue ribbons were awarded, cars were demolished, tractors pulled, politicians campaigned, churches reached out and businesses...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:10 AM
A series of severe storms blew through the Baltimore region Monday evening, bringing heavy rain, lightning and strong winds that factored into at least one death, officials say. The storms are expected to last through Tuesday.
Natural Resources Police...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 3:42 AM
The rest of the week is expected to offer a respite after several days of oppressive humidity and severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
Morning cloudiness on Wednesday will clear, revealing mostly sunny skies, with light winds...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said.
The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:45 AM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Harford County held a veterans' muster in Bel Air Saturday, an event designed to get Harford and Cecil County veterans connected with the appropriate services, as well as to honor veterans of the Vietnam War era and women who served during World War II,...