The Lake Merced Boat House in San Francisco reopened Tuesday after a $3.2 million renovation upgrading the interior and exterior of the facility.
The Great Pacific Race, a rowing competition where 13 crews in 24-foot boats row more than 2,400 miles from Monterey across the Pacific to Hawaii, began Monday.
Authorities are warning boaters at Lakes Sonoma and Mendocino to expect a visitor over Memorial Day weekend. Popeye, the mussel-sniffing dog, will be checking for pesky invasive species.
Fisherman and boaters going in and out of Monterey Bay are being warned to be on the lookout for sea otters that may be hunting at the start of salmon season.
San Francisco supervisors and city officials held a hearing to focus on lessons learned from the America’s Cup race held last summer in order to improve their bid for the 2017 competition.
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.
Dozens of Bay Area crab boats are preparing to head out to sea again after a weeklong standoff over the price of fresh Dungeness crab ended Tuesday, an industry spokesman said.
Dungeness crab boats in the fishing ports of San Francisco, Half Moon Bay and Bodega Bay were idle for a sixth day because of a price dispute.
Golden Gate Transit ferry service was halted Saturday after ferry workers went on strike but will resume Sunday in time for the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary celebrations.
A gray whale mother and calf were spotted in San Francisco Bay again Thursday morning, and officials from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary were warning boaters to give them a wide berth.