Weekly 5: Boating fatalities mar holiday week
The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every Tuesday on BoatingIndustry.com.
1. Boating fatalities mar holiday week
Probably to be expected by now, but boating accidents and fatalities dominated the boating headlines over the long holiday weekend. At least 10 people were killed in boating-related accidents heading into Labor Day.
- A 39-year-old Tennessee man was killed Sunday when a cabin cruiser carrying eight people collided with a deck boat carrying five passengers on Percy Priest Lake.
- A 29-year-old Florida man was killed Monday when the 22-foot Boston Whaler he was riding in hit a marker in New Port Richey.
- A 69-year-old Georgia man fell out of his fishing boat and drowned in the Chattahoochee River.
- In Texas, two people drowned in separate incidents on Lake Lewisville, one after falling of a boat and one while tubing.
- A 55-year-old man drowned after his boat apparently capsized in Canada’s Bay of Fundy.
- A 42-year-old Florida woman died Sunday after the boat she was in crashed into a dock on the Intracoastal Waterway.
- A 43-year-old Florida man apparently drowned after jumping off of his boat near Key Largo.
- At least two people died in an accident on Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods. The cause is still under investigation.
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Despite the economic recovery, Chicago harbors are still running well short of capacity, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
For the city’s 10 harbors, 4,381 of 5,747 total spots are filled, a rate of 76 percent. Most notably, at the new 31st St. Harbor, opened in 2012 but planned before the recession, only 319 of 1,013 spots were filled as of August.
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