Last pole-driven river ferry may close in Virginia

For more than 130 years, ferrymen have jammed poles into the James River’s gravelly shallows to push the Hatton Ferry slowly across to other side.
The unique calling now may be days from extinction: America’s last known hand-poled ferry is a casualty of ebbing state finances and politics.

 

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Midnight Express will build boats for the Coast Guard

Midnight Express Powerboats received a three-year contract from the Coast Guard to supply a progression of the builder’s 39-foot Interceptor models

Midnight Express will build boats for the Coast Guard

Sea Creature wins 51st Big Rock

 

Winning the 51st Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament wasn’t just a figment of Steve Coulter’s imagination.
The Hatteras-based captain of the Sea Creature motored to the Big Rock scales Saturday with a 466-pound blue marlin to score a final-day victory and win $746,820 from the tournament’s $1,752,366 purse.

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament

Even though competitors in the 51st annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament experienced great billfish action Thursday no one was able to catch a blue marlin big enough to bring to the scales.

The Big Rock Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament

Fishing forecast for June 11 – 17 | Hampton Roads

It is rare to find a bottom-bouncing angler who has not encountered a dogfish shark.

To most serious bottom fishermen, smooth and spiny dogfish are a nuisance.

But they also can be a serious problem, especially when fishing for drum in the Chesapeake Bay, or for grouper and tilefish along the edges of the Norfolk Canyon.

Fishing forecast for June 11 – 17 | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com