John Kihm is a modern seafarer with about a million miles under his belt and tales of faraway places — India, Africa, South America — ready for the telling.
Jim and Carol Fetters have logged 25,000 miles through the years, cruising waters from Down East Maine to the Bahamas. They’ve owned all manner of vessels, from dinghies and dayboats to bluewater sailboats and, when they made the change to power, a 43-foot trawler. Each is remembered as being right for its time and purpose.
Now the retirees — he’s a Coast Guard Academy grad who had a management career; she was a mathematics teacher — are content to roam coastal waters around their home in Harpswell, Maine, making day trips or weekend overnighters.
The 6 a.m. departure began innocently enough for Dave and Katrina Miller. It was calm, with just a sprinkle of late-June rain, as the eager couple slipped out of the harbor in Georgetown, Maine, in the 12-year-old, 33-foot powerboat they’d just bought. Destination: Annapolis, Md., 650 miles south.
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