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VIDEO: Displaying their mettle

Sailed in Paralympic-class boats, the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic & Regatta is open to U.S. and foreign competitors using the three-person Sonar and the single-handed 2.4 Meter boats. It is North America’s premier regatta for sailors with disabilities.

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VIDEO: An epic Atlantic adventure

During a midlife crisis in 1985 Al Grover decided to cross the Atlantic in a Groverbuilt 26, an outboard-powered skiff of the kind that he designed and built.

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VIDEO: Protecting Chesapeake Bay

In 1983 the Chesapeake Bay Program was created to restore and protect the bay. The program partners with members of state, federal, academic and local organizations.

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VIDEO: America’s ‘Inland Seas’

Wind and weather conditions create the waves of the Great Lakes. The speed, direction and duration of the wind affect the size of a wave, as does the length of water the wind blows over and the bottom contours over which waves are breaking.

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VIDEO: Better-built Barbours

For more than 60 years Barbour Boat Works was a fixture in the North Carolina economy. Founded in 1933 by Herbert W. Barbour, the New Bern yard initially focused on the repair and construction of small commercial vessels.

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VIDEO: Passing it on

When commercial salmon troller Mike Hudson was asked to talk to San Francisco Bay Area high school students about his work and the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, he enthusiastically accepted.

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VIDEO: Science under sail

The tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry will depart Newport, Rhode Island, this summer on a five-week expedition to the Canadian Arctic. The voyage is an opportunity for the crew — consisting of scientists, a maritime historian, a film crew and 18 students — to observe, study and report on how climate change and the loss of summer sea ice are affecting the environment, wildlife and indigenous peoples.

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VIDEO: Do what you love

It has been eight years since Brian Trautman left his job, sold everything he owned and set sail for a seven-month cruise to Australia on board Delos. He’s still at it.

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VIDEO: Founders and friends

In the 1970s Ross Gannon, an engineer by training, and Nat Benjamin, who was working at Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard, crossed paths on Martha’s Vineyard.

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VIDEO: Raceboat merges art and engineering

Oracle Team USA, a two-time winner of the America’s Cup, debuted 17, its yacht for the upcoming race, during a ceremony in mid-February at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda, where the team is based.

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VIDEO: Tamaroa’s final mission

The Coast Guard cutter Tamaroa, whose more than half century of service included towing disabled warships in the Pacific during World War II and search-and-rescue missions along the East Coast during the “Perfect Storm” in 1991, will spend her retirement as an artificial reef off the New Jersey-Delaware coast.

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VIDEO: Downtime duties

All boats need periodic repairs, and the wooden tall ship Pride of Baltimore II is no exception. The offseason provides an ideal time for ship inspections and preventive maintenance. Among the repairs this season was the replacement of planks on the starboard side, aft quarter of the ship.

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VIDEO: Celebrating Tilghman Island

For as long as people have lived near the water, they have built boats. On Chesapeake Bay, which the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum reports has seen 13,000 years of human habitation, boats have been an integral part of everyday life.

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VIDEO: Coast Guardian

With treacherous currents caused by the collision of the Gulf Stream and the Virginia Drift, and the 12-mile sandbar Diamond Shoals, Cape Hatteras has earned the title “Graveyard of the Atlantic.”

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VIDEO: Finally found

On May 19, 1845, Sir John Franklin’s search for the Northwest Passage began. He left England with two ships, Erebus and Terror, and 128 officers and men accompanied him.

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VIDEO: The power of sound

Jenni Stanley is a scientist with the Passive Acoustic Research group at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center, the research arm of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries in the Northeast.

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VIDEO: Once a ship, now a reef

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Artificial Reef Program sank Kraken, a 371-foot cargo vessel, on Jan. 20 as part of an effort to create artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico.

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VIDEO: Yacht show returns to Miami Beach

Don’t miss the 29th annual Yachts Miami Beach show, which opens Thursday and continues through Monday.

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VIDEO: A piece of the good life

In 1874, 13-year-old Chris Smith built his first duck boat on the St. Clair River in Michigan. The simple boat, and simple beginnings, evolved to become the Chris-Craft boat company, famous for its mahogany-hulled powerboats.

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VIDEO: Keeping traditions alive

The Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum is a working maritime village and museum in New Jersey.

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