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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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"Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea"

The call of the ocean
You can take the woman out of the sea, but you can't take the sea out of the woman.
Linda Greenlaw - first introduced to readers in Sebastian Junger's book "The Perfect Storm," and the 2000 film of the same name - shares her return to bluewater fishing at age 47 in "Seaworthy: A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea" ($25.95, Viking, 2010).

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The Chapman deck of essential knots

All knotted up

If knowing three or four ways to tie off a pesky line is "knot" enough, boaters should turn to "The Chapman Deck of Essential Knots" ($9.95, Sterling Publishing Co., 2009) by Pat Piper, illustrated by Bob Steimle.

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