Gently Down the Stream?

Pleasure Boating Faces New Regulations and Stiffer Penalties in Efforts to Curb Water Pollution

Mother Ocean, how do we pollute thee? Let us count the ways: There’s garbage dumped and fuel that spills and toxic boatbottom paints; bathroom waste, beer cans dumped in haste and tampons on the beach… Indeed, while sailing from California to Hawaii last summer, adventure boater Bill Forrest didn’t need his compass—he just followed the highway of platic bags tossed overboard by other boaters.