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Pair Rescued as Boat Teeters Near Edge of Niagara Falls

Only a section of engine kept the boat from drifting

(Newser) - A man and woman got closer to Niagara Falls than they probably ever wanted on Sunday. The US Coast Guard was called in to rescue the pair from Buffalo after their boat became disabled and drifted "very close" to the Canadian side of the falls, reports the Niagara Gazette... More »

End of an Era: No More Paper Nautical Charts

Come April, the big maps will be a thing of the past

(Newser) - The digital age is doing away with a mariner tradition: The federal government will stop printing old-school nautical charts this April, reports NPR . Those would be the 3-by-4-foot paper charts that nobody used much more anyway, notes AP . Instead, boaters have increasingly relied on digital maps and "print-on-demand" charts... More »

Canoeist: Whale Drowned My Pal

Breaching beast toppled boat, says survivor

(Newser) - A breaching whale flipped a canoe off the Massachusetts coast, drowning one of the two paddlers, the surviving boater told police. The men were surprised by a pod of whales that appeared next to them in Provincetown Harbor when one of the great beasts breached. Whales' leap from the water... More »

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