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Traveling On A Sailboat: What To Bring

Handy tips on what to bring on a sailboat trip.


A sailboat left docked at Belmont Harbor at the end of the sailing season in 2013 has become frozen in the icy harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Lone Sailboat Still Docked In Frozen Belmont Harbor

A sailboat left floating at the dock at the end of last season is now frozen in the ice-covered water, a curiosity to local ice fishermen, and people who pass by on the lakefront path.


Two people cling to their boat on Lake Michigan. (CBS)

Pair Pulled From Lake Michigan After Boat Tips

Two boaters were plucked out of Lake Michigan on Friday afternoon after their small sailboat tipped over and took on water.


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Walter’s Perspective: Dramatic Lake Rescue Has Discouraging Footnote

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is glad two sailors were rescued on the lake this week, but is disappointed the men omitted an obvious safety precaution.


Mary Kovats hugs CBS 2 reporter Kris Habermehl, who helped police crews locate her husband, Peter, and their friend William McCollum, when Peter's sailboat tipped over in Lake Michigan. Habermehl and Chopper 2 HD pilot Jeff Fair helped guide a rescue boat to the floundering sailboat's location. (Credit: CBS)

Sailor’s Wife Meets Reporter, Pilot Who Helped Rescue Husband

A day after her husband and his friend were rescued from their floundering boat in Lake Michigan, a Chicago woman thanked the CBS 2 chopper pilot and reporter who spotted them and called for help.


A Chicago Police diver helps two boaters get to a police boat after their own sail boat overturned off Montrose Harbor. (Credit: CBS)

Sailors Rescued From Lake Michigan — For Second Time In A Year

A dramatic rescue unfolded on Wednesday when two sailors were plucked from Lake Michigan after spending several minutes clinging for their lives on the side of their overturned sailboat. Officials said the men apparently had been drinking. At least one of the men was involved in a similar incident about a year ago.


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Two Boats Capsize In High Winds In Lake County

With high winds moving into the Chicago area Thursday evening, Lake County Sheriff’s police have reported two boats capsizing on two different lakes.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2011

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Sailboat Capsizes On Lake, But All Seven Aboard Are Safe

A small sailboat belonging to a sailing school capsized in Montrose Harbor on Thursday evening, throwing seven people overboard, but all were safe and accounted for, a U.S. Coast Guard official said.


Mary Kovats rescued her husband and two others from Lake Michigan. (Credit:

Wife On Boat Rescue: ‘Everything Went Beautifully’

More details are coming out about a Chicago woman’s rescue of her husband and two other men Wednesday night, after a storm had overturned their sailboat on Lake Michigan.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Lake Michigan (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Instructor, Student Rescued After Boat Capsizes

CHICAGO (STMW) – A boating instructor and his 14-year-old student were rescued after the small sailboat they were in capsized in the rough waters of Lake Michigan during a small craft advisory Saturday morning. About […]

CBS Chicago–10/02/2010