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A Swim: The Rhode Islander Who Refused to Drown

A tale of do or die

True stories often make for the best sea tales. Last summer, 51-year-old Rhode Island angler Joe Gross fell off his 23-foot powerboat without a life jacket and spent the next 11 hours treading water while creating a remarkable account of survival.

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Deer Isle's Undefeated America's Cup Crews: Humble Heroes

From fishermen to sailing rock stars

As the America’s Cup returns this summer, a new book looks back at a glorious era in the sailing event’s long history.

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The Voyage of Yankee Lady

Three boats, one voyage

In June 2000, Judith Silva and her husband, Jim, slipped the lines of their Pearson 28, Yankee Lady, and sailed Canadian and New England waters with two other retired couples in their own boats.

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Once upon a Gypsy Moon

Professional man unhinged

“Once Upon a Gypsy Moon” is Michael Hurley’s memoir of the personal failure and loss that sent the lawyer-turned-charter captain-turned-author on a two-year offshore odyssey aboard a 30-year-old, 32-foot sloop named Gypsy Moon (Center Street, $19.99 hardcover, $8.99 e-book).

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Waterway Guide Northern and Great Lakes Editions 2013

Cruising guides for the Northeast, Great Lakes

Dozier’s Waterway Guides has launched 2013 editions of its Northern and Great Lakes editions.

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