Rogue waves hit Hawaii fishing vessel that sank, owner says

Rogue waves hit Hawaii fishing vessel that sank, owner says

By CALEB JONES, Associated Press HONOLULU — The owner of a fishing vessel that sank off Hawaii over the weekend said Tuesday two massive rogue waves hit the boat, swamping it and forcing the crew to abandon ship. One wave hit the back of the of the 61-foot (19-meter) fishing vessel, the Princess Hawaii, and another hit the side, said owner Loc Nguyen in a telephone interview with The Associated […]

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Michigan crowns winner in contest to prevent carp invasion

Michigan crowns winner in contest to prevent carp invasion

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A proposal to repel Asian carp with stinging, noisy bubbles won first prize Tuesday in a contest sponsored by the state of Michigan to find new ideas for keeping the invasive fish out of the Great Lakes. Edem Tsikata, a software consultant in Boston, was awarded $200,000 in the Great Lakes Invasive Carp Challenge, which Gov. Rick Snyder announced last […]

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Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

Century-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie, 8 died in sinking

By JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio — The wreckage of a steamer that sank in Lake Erie over a century ago and eluded shipwreck hunters for decades has finally been found off the Ohio shore, according to the National Museum of the Great Lakes . The steam barge, called the Margaret Olwill, was loaded with limestone and bound for Cleveland when it went down in a storm in 1899, […]

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