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April 13, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Five people were killed and seven seriously injured when a 22-foot pleasure boat crashed into the rear of a docked tugboat near St. Augustine, authorities said. The accident happened about 7 p.m. on the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Johns County, about 20 miles northwest of St. Augustine, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill. Three of the injured were airlifted from the crash site and all seven were taken to area hospitals, she said. Three of the injured were reported to be in critical condition.
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February 15, 2014 | By David Fleshler
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore. The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head filled with teeth emerged from the water. Fields slapped the water with his paddle, and the head stayed there for a moment and then submerged. Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile in Boca Raton has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range.
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NEWS
May 30, 1989 | From United Press International
A search was resumed Monday for a teen-ager missing after a 35-foot-long high-powered boat collided with a 17-foot pleasure boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, killing at least three people on the smaller boat. None of those aboard the larger boat were seriously injured in the collision Saturday. The crash was under investigation.
TRAVEL
January 7, 2012
Greg Norman's Australian Grille describes itself as the upper crust of Down Under dining. The filet mignon is mouth-watering, and for dessert, try the signature warm chocolate soufflé. The restaurant, on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., commands nice views. Greg Norman's Australian Grille, 4930 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach; (843) 361-0000, http://www.gregnormansaustraliangrille.com David Tulanian Los Angeles
TRAVEL
January 7, 2012
Greg Norman's Australian Grille describes itself as the upper crust of Down Under dining. The filet mignon is mouth-watering, and for dessert, try the signature warm chocolate soufflé. The restaurant, on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., commands nice views. Greg Norman's Australian Grille, 4930 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach; (843) 361-0000, http://www.gregnormansaustraliangrille.com David Tulanian Los Angeles
NATIONAL
October 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman walking across a 78-foot-long drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale fell to her death when the bridge was opened for a passing boat. Police Det. Clinton Ward said the bridge tender didn't see the woman as she crossed the span. Ward said a witness saw the woman hanging onto the bridge and then falling. Two joggers found the woman dead on the pavement at the base of the bridge.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2014 | By David Fleshler
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore. The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head filled with teeth emerged from the water. Fields slapped the water with his paddle, and the head stayed there for a moment and then submerged. Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile in Boca Raton has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range.
TRAVEL
June 25, 1989 | HANK KOVELL, Kovell is a veteran journalist in seniors' interests
A strong bid for mature travelers is being made by Ft. Lauderdale on Florida's Gold Coast. For years the city attracted attention when thousands of disorderly college students flocked there for spring break, an event commemorated by both a popular song and a hit film, "Where the Boys Are." To combat the negative image created by the boisterous collegians, the community passed and strictly enforced strong laws that have effectively limited the rowdy behavior. While large numbers of young people still enjoy the long stretches of white beach, the city also appeals to a wide range of age groups, the mature traveler in particular.
TRAVEL
April 22, 2001 | LISA CARDEN, ORLANDO SENTINEL
"One of the surest ways to value any place is to connect with it, even if only a little bit." From "River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River," by Bill Belleville * The stern of the American Eagle left its churning, bubbling signature on the still morning water as the 165-foot coastal cruiser glided south toward Jacksonville, Fla. Mounds of water pushed from the ship's path began a rolling march to the tidal marshes along shore.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two months after her husband, two young sons and nephew died at sea, Libby Cornett got a surprise visit from a U.S. Coast Guard commander who played for her a tape-recording of a three-second radio transmission. "May . . . Mayday, U.S. Coast Guard, come in," cried a tiny, frightened voice that Cornett immediately recognized as that of her 13-year-old son, Daniel.
NATIONAL
April 13, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Five people were killed and seven seriously injured when a 22-foot pleasure boat crashed into the rear of a docked tugboat near St. Augustine, authorities said. The accident happened about 7 p.m. on the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Johns County, about 20 miles northwest of St. Augustine, said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Joy Hill. Three of the injured were airlifted from the crash site and all seven were taken to area hospitals, she said. Three of the injured were reported to be in critical condition.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A woman walking across a 78-foot-long drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale fell to her death when the bridge was opened for a passing boat. Police Det. Clinton Ward said the bridge tender didn't see the woman as she crossed the span. Ward said a witness saw the woman hanging onto the bridge and then falling. Two joggers found the woman dead on the pavement at the base of the bridge.
TRAVEL
April 22, 2001 | LISA CARDEN, ORLANDO SENTINEL
"One of the surest ways to value any place is to connect with it, even if only a little bit." From "River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River," by Bill Belleville * The stern of the American Eagle left its churning, bubbling signature on the still morning water as the 165-foot coastal cruiser glided south toward Jacksonville, Fla. Mounds of water pushed from the ship's path began a rolling march to the tidal marshes along shore.
NEWS
February 17, 2001 | MIKE CLARY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two months after her husband, two young sons and nephew died at sea, Libby Cornett got a surprise visit from a U.S. Coast Guard commander who played for her a tape-recording of a three-second radio transmission. "May . . . Mayday, U.S. Coast Guard, come in," cried a tiny, frightened voice that Cornett immediately recognized as that of her 13-year-old son, Daniel.
TRAVEL
June 25, 1989 | HANK KOVELL, Kovell is a veteran journalist in seniors' interests
A strong bid for mature travelers is being made by Ft. Lauderdale on Florida's Gold Coast. For years the city attracted attention when thousands of disorderly college students flocked there for spring break, an event commemorated by both a popular song and a hit film, "Where the Boys Are." To combat the negative image created by the boisterous collegians, the community passed and strictly enforced strong laws that have effectively limited the rowdy behavior. While large numbers of young people still enjoy the long stretches of white beach, the city also appeals to a wide range of age groups, the mature traveler in particular.
NEWS
May 30, 1989 | From United Press International
A search was resumed Monday for a teen-ager missing after a 35-foot-long high-powered boat collided with a 17-foot pleasure boat on the Intracoastal Waterway, killing at least three people on the smaller boat. None of those aboard the larger boat were seriously injured in the collision Saturday. The crash was under investigation.
NEWS
September 23, 1989 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
Less than half a mile of Intracoastal Waterway lies between the South Carolina mainland and its beachfront neighbors here, Sullivans Island and the Isle of Palms. But, in the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo on Friday, that gulf had come to seem enormous. Across the water lay the hint of disaster: Nowhere had the mighty storm struck with such devastating force. Up to 20 citizens who had defied orders and waited out the storm on the oceanfront could be in grave peril. No one knew their fate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1986 | Associated Press
The Coast Guard worked Tuesday to protect oyster and clam beds in the Intracoastal Waterway from being contaminated by 60,000 gallons of black oil that spilled when a barge ran aground and ruptured Monday night.
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