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Canoe Capsizes, Killing Man Without Life Jacket

NANJEMOY, Md. (AP) — A canoe capsized, killing a man who police say wasn’t wearing a life jacket.

Maryland Natural Resources Police said in a series of tweets that 50-year-old William Hayes of Indian Head was taken to a hospital after the accident Saturday morning on the Potomac River near Mallows Bay in southern Maryland. 39 more words


Fortunate soul 

Trusting unknown people ,

Paying them hefty ,

Packing bags and going at night

Into the deep blue sea .

Rough and harsh they are… 142 more words

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#OTD in 1902 – Eight fishermen from the Claddagh fishing village lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near the village of Killcolgan, Co Galway.

Eight fishermen from the Claddagh area lost their lives while sailing on Galway Bay, near Kilcolgan. These men (Patrick Folan, Patrick Burns, Patrick McDonagh, John Barrett, Michael Burke, Michael Dwyer and Stephen Hynes) when journeying home from a wedding across the bay tragically lost their lives when a squall capsized their boat within sight of their destination. 66 more words

Irish History


This is the story I coaxed out of a few people passing by one early morning on the Gold Coast, Australia. So I am only the messenger: The man who lived on the boat had a heart attack. 64 more words


Failure to Launch

I was invited to help with photography for the John Hunter Regatta at the Lake Lanier Olympic Rowing Course in Gainesville, Georgia this past weekend.  It was my first time experiencing a rowing regatta and it was a lot of fun.   263 more words


The Lake

A story for children from 8 – 12 by John Griffiths.


It was the Easter school holidays and Misty and Murky were spending a few days with their grandparents. 1,277 more words

Short Stories

13 feared dead after boat capsizes off Malaysia

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

KUALA LUMPUR: Thirteen people are feared dead after the speedboat they were travelling in capsized in rough seas off Malaysia, the coast guard said on Wednesday (Feb 8), in the latest maritime accident in the area. 160 more words

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