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Jack's Favorite: Adventures of a Colonial Smuggler

An adventure tale of a rogue captain

Maryland-based author Alfred Picardi's novel "Jack's Favorite: Adventures of a Colonial Smuggler" tells a tale of midnight backwater rendezvous, sea chases, smugglers' coves, brothels and waterfront riots.

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Heavy Weather Powerboating

Powerboating ... on steroids

Even casual cruisers will appreciate Hugo Montgomery-Swan's collection of tales from more than a dozen top professional mariners and powerboat racers about pushing the limits in extreme seas.

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Cuba Run

Sailing into danger in Cuban waters

Dave Schaefer, a cruising sailor and writer with an affinity for Cuba, has penned a fictional action thriller with the island as the centerpiece.

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The Patuxent Ghost Fleet

'Ghost fleet' chronicled

Cruisers familiar with Chesapeake Bay know of the fleet well - the deteriorating "ghost fleet" of mothballed German steamships in the backwaters of Maryland's Patuxent River.

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Sailing out of Retirement

Practical advice from an authority

Seasoned sailors with wind still in their sails might consider the self-published non-fiction "Sailing Out of Retirement: Living the Dream," (Amazon, $9.99 for Kindle version, $15.95 for paperback) by the veteran cruising couple Matts and Jeanine Djos.

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