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New Catamaran To Add Service to Channel Islands National Park

New Catamaran To Add Service to Channel Islands National Park

Island Packers, the official concessioner for Channel Islands National Park along the Southern California coastline, will celebrate 45 years in business with the christening of their new 64-foot catamaran next on, April 30, 2013, in Ventura Harbor.

The new catamaran, appropriately named Island Explorer, was built by All American Marine in Bellingham, Wash. It joins the Island Packers' fleet of two catamarans, the Islander and Island Adventure, and a single-hulled vessel, the Vanguard.

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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Celebrates Wildlife Day with Events for the Public

Grand Canyon Celebrates Wildlife Day with Events for the Public Grand Canyon National Park will host its 6th annual Celebrate Wildlife Day on May 18, 2013, and visitors will have several opportunities to learn about the work of wildlife biologists and about the unique wildlife that inhabits Arizona and the Grand ...
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Yosemite

Yosemite’s Highway 120 Now Open; Big Oak Flat Entrance Station Open

Yosemite’s Highway 120 Now Open; Big Oak Flat Entrance Station Open UPDATE / Sept. 15, 2013: Progress continues to be made in fighting California's massive 255,560-acre Rim Fire, and the 77,919 acres within Yosemite National Park that has burned, with containment holding at 81 percent as of Sept. 15, 2013.

One of Yosem...
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Other NPs

Homestead National Monument Celebrates Ethnic Traditions at Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures

Homestead National Monument Celebrates Ethnic Traditions at Winter Festival of Prairie Cultures See sparkling decorations from many countries showcasing ethnic traditions at both the Education Center and Heritage Centers at Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice, Nebraska, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 31, 2013.

The Winter Festival of Pr...
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Grand Teton

Take a Free Ride on Menor’s Ferry and Experience Old West History

Take a Free Ride on Menor’s Ferry and Experience Old West History A bit of Old West history has returned to Wyoming, and thanks to the National Park Service, visitors to Grand Teton National Park during summer months are enjoying free rides across the wild Snake River on the replica ferry.

Known as Menor's Ferry, th...
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