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"Panama Paradise: A Tribute to Tropic Star Lodge"

An angler's paradise

In the early 1960s, Ray Smith cleared a spot of land out of the Darien jungle in Panama for one purpose: fishing.

"Panama Paradise: A Tribute to Tropic Star Lodge" ($95, The Derrydale Press, 2010) by Guy Harvey records the history of the lodge from its earliest beginnings to the present-day mammoth catches.

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"Do Whales Get the Bends? 118 Questions About Sea Life and Man's Relationship with the Sea"

A whale of a good time

Test your knowledge and learn something new about the wide blue yonder with "Do Whales Get the Bends? 118 Questions About Sea Life and Man's Relationship with the Sea" ($17.95, Sheridan House Inc., 2010).

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"2010 Yachtsman's Guide to the Bahamas"

Ins and outs of the Bahamas
You're not ready for that Bahaman cruise until you've stowed "2010 Yachtsman's Guide to the Bahamas" (Tropical Island Publishers, 2010, $44.95).

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"Capt. Nat Herreshoff: The Wizard of Bristol"

Getting to know the real ‘Wizard of Bristol'
Nathanael Herreshoff's yacht designs are as legendary as the man himself. But who was the true man behind the design?

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"Penobscot Bay: People, Ports and Pastimes"

The heart of coastal Maine
Where else could Franklin D. Roosevelt fool everyone into thinking he was going fishing when he was actually secretly meeting with Winston Churchill?

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