May 29, 1991 |
The Walt Disney Co. is running into rough seas in the Legislature as it seeks to press for passage of a bill that would allow construction of a $2.8-billion resort along the Long Beach shoreline. Disney began its legislative push earlier this year with what appeared to be built-in advantages: enormous goodwill, a high-powered lobbying team and a growing list of supporters, from Long Beach to Los Angeles County.
April 15, 1985 |
A gasoline tanker crippled by an explosion last week broke apart in rough seas early Sunday, the Coast Guard said. The bow sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., but a tugboat continued towing the stern toward port. No injuries were reported and no fuel spillage was sighted on the surface.
August 23, 2009 |
A weakening Hurricane Bill spun northward, churning up rough seas, creating dangerous riptides and closing beaches to swimmers on the Eastern Seaboard, including President Obama's planned vacation spot, Martha's Vineyard. The Category 1 hurricane was expected to pass the mainland well off New England, but was still packing high winds and waves. By the evening, Bill had maximum sustained winds near 85 mph and was about 250 miles south-southeast of Nantucket, Mass., according to the National Hurricane Center.
March 10, 1991 |
Jon Rogers' boat, the Amanda Marie, rocks in 4-foot swells as he hauls a wire trap from the sea and pulls out half a dozen lobsters, their tails flapping and shells glistening. Like his father and grandfather, Rogers has grown accustomed to lobstering in rough seas and bad weather. But these days, he and other lobstermen along Maine's 3,000-mile coast are buffeted by more than the elements. Their profession, their way of life, some lobstermen and dealers say, is in crisis.
January 15, 1987 |
It's 12:30 a.m. on an overcast December night and a frozen stillness enfolds Duluth's ice-packed and almost empty harbor. Duluth, perched above the harbor on steep, snow-covered cliffs at the northwestern tip of the Great Lakes, stares quietly down. The Minnesota city's lights glare from empty streets, reflecting off the broken harbor ice that extends from Duluth's wide piers to the steel aerial lift bridge that separates the port from the slate gray waters of Lake Superior beyond.
April 18, 1989 |
Two sailors were missing Monday evening after a 652-foot freighter en route from Greece apparently sank in rough seas 400 miles southeast of Cape Cod. Twenty-three crew members were rescued. The 23 sailors from the Star of Alexandria were found on a lifeboat and picked up by the merchant ship Ravenscraig, Coast Guard Petty Officer Randy Midgett said in New York. "They're all in good shape, some minor cuts and scrapes," Midgett said. Believed on Life Raft The two missing sailors were believed to be on a life raft, which was the object of a hunt Monday evening by the 950-foot Ravenscraig and five Navy and Coast Guard search planes, officials said.