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South Bay History: The Islands of L.A. Harbor – Smith’s Island and Mormon Island

Smith’s Island and Mormon Island both lie in the inner harbor of the Port of Los Angeles. Except they’re not really islands at all ... was smaller and further south. In the early 1800s, this portion o... read more

9 Historic Figures With Ties to the U.S. Virgin Islands

But if you travel to the north coast of St. Thomas, you can hike to the top of a lookout point that looms high above the island’s most beautiful beach, Magens Bay ... other islands’ governors and the ... read more

St. Croix has a long tradition of harbor pilots

Upon the deaths of the Protestant residents, their bodies were buried away from the main island on this small cay in the harbor ... Bay became the focus of shipping, and the pilots worked out of that ... read more

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The Crowd: BBC celebrates 70 years as ‘Host of the Coast’

The islands were dotted with part-time residences. Post-World War II, Lido Isle and Balboa Island ... from Los Angeles, Pasadena and beyond, due in part to the yachting culture’s influence. On Sept. 1... read more


Need a getaway? Pick one

La Conner is a logical stop at Skagit Valley ... that come to mind if you think about visiting San Juan Island. But a rich history — from the Pig War to 19th century lime kilns to Hudson’s Bay Co. she... read more

This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites

How to reach it: The park is about a 45-minute drive from Hilo, on the island of Hawaii ... the city and San Juan Bay from invaders. Castillo San Felipe del Morro (El Morro), Castillo San Cristobal, F... read more

Can one man overcome 500 years of distorted Florida history?

It was Easter week, the feast of the flowers, so he named the island La Florida ... continues south and skirts the Keys. According to Herrera's account — and again remember he might have Ponce's log — ... read more

Latest La Crosse International Friendship Garden to celebrate connection with African city

The site of the latest International Friendship Garden could not be more different from La Crosse’s sister city in the Republic of Cameroon, especially on Thursday morning as a cold wind blew through ... read more

Smoke From Hundreds of Wildfires in Canada Streams South Across Much of the Central United States

Pushed by a wildly contorted jet stream, smoke from more than 200 wildfires burning in Canada’s Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces has streamed 1,600 miles south, deep into the ... than the sprawling ... read more

Places That Inspired Northern Michigan’s Greatest Authors: Hemingway, Harrison + Voelker

Good Harbor Bay, south of Leland: Part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National ... during his years in Leelanau and where he welcomed longtime friends, writer Guy de la Valdene and singer/songwriter Jimmy ... read more

The Naval History and HNSA Guide to U.S. Museum Ships

This guide combines extensive information from HNSA, an interactive map and excerpts from the U.S. Naval Institute magazines — Naval History and Proceedings ... for amphibious assaults on Japanese-hel... read more

Mega Millions and Powerball manipulated the odds to create monster jackpots

If somebody wins the Mega Millions on Friday, it will be the second-largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history, behind the 2016 Powerball ... up about $5 billion from the previous year, according to La F... read more



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