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VIDEO: A week in a life raft

A 22-year-old Vermont man was found alive Monday after spending more than a week in a life raft after the 31-foot aluminum fishing boat he was in sank.

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VIDEO: No skipper aboard

The future is nigh, and the word is robotics — Sea Machines Robotics, to be exact. The company, a startup that began in 2013, is testing autonomous-boating technologies in Boston Harbor.

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VIDEO: Seen in Manhattan: a Viking ship

Don’t worry. The Draken Harald Harfagre is not in New York to pillage. She offers an opportunity to anyone who is curious to go aboard a true Viking ship.

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VIDEO: Sun and fun in Newport

The Newport International Boat Show on historic Newport Harbor in Rhode Island marks the start of the fall boat show season, and it is one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country.

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VIDEO: Happy Birthday, Boston Light

Overlooking Boston Harbor for three centuries, Boston Light is an iconic piece of American history.

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VIDEO: Doomed ship found

HMS Terror, captained by British explorer Sir John Franklin, has been located at the bottom of Terror Bay in the Canadian territory of Nunavut.

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VIDEO: Better boat firefighting

Tuesday and today, just ahead of the Newport (R.I.) International Boat Show, 26 firefighters from the Newport Fire Department are receiving special training on fighting fires aboard yachts and in marinas and yacht yards.

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VIDEO: Big crowds, bigger yachts

Boats. The South of France. What's not to love? Here’s a clip promoting the Cannes Festival de Plaisance, which just wrapped up. Some of these boats are a little fancier than our nautical happiness demands, but it’s fun to look.

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VIDEO: Romancing the wooden boat

We don’t know about you, but we can’t get enough of wooden boats. Summer is coming to an end, and we’re not quite ready to let go.

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VIDEO: Slow-motion disaster

As Carnival Vista — Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship — pulled away from the Marina del Nettuno port in Messina, Sicily, it created a large wake that swamped a concrete pier and smaller boats.

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VIDEO: Real life, not work

Guildive is a 56-foot 1934 motorsailer designed by William Hand Jr. that was built at the Wheeler Shipyard in Brooklyn, New York.

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VIDEO: Sailing aboard Alabama

Alabama is a Gloucester-style fishing schooner that was built in 1926 from a Thomas F. McManus design. The ship was a pilot boat for Mobile, Alabama, until she was retired and put up for sale in 1966.

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VIDEO: A classic returns

On Aug. 20 and 21 boaters flocked to the 34th annual Antique and Classic Boat Festival, which the Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina hosted in Salem, Massachusetts.

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VIDEO: Seaport timbers

From the visitors’ gallery at Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, guests can get a bird’s-eye view of craftspeople restoring historic ships. The shipyard is famous for its many projects, such as the Charles W. Morgan, Sabino, Amistad and the Mayflower II. But where does it get all that wood?

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VIDEO: Thirst for adventure

Waterlust is embarking on an ambitious 1,000-mile journey down the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida.

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VIDEO: Solitary men

To the south of Brazil is Uruguay, a relatively small country on South America’s eastern coast that experiences heavy ship traffic along its 410-mile shoreline.

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VIDEO: Historic discovery

A three-man team has found the remains of the Washington — a 53-foot sloop that is believed to be the earliest commercial sailing ship in the Great Lakes — in Lake Ontario off Oswego, New York.

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VIDEO: Battle of the boats

Michaela Byers is not only a lobster fisherman, but the 18-year-old is also a fourth-generation lobster boat racer in Winter Harbor, Maine.

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VIDEO: Close call

For those who have a fear of drowning, this may not be a pleasant video to watch.

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VIDEO: Preserving history

Mystic Seaport is considered one of the nation’s premier maritime museums.

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