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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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VIDEO: ‘The point is the doing’

In 1985 Bill Hable of Bloomer, Wisconsin, started building his perfect boat — a 41-foot, twin-masted schooner — in a backyard shed. The project was supposed to take 10 years, but 32 years later he’s still hard at work.

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VIDEO: The icemen cometh

One aspect of the Coast Guard’s 11-part mission is to keep shipping lanes open and facilitate commercial maritime activities across the Great Lakes and the Northeast, as well as provide year-round access to polar regions.

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VIDEO: Storms batter California landmark

SS Palo Alto has spent 87 years at Seacliff State Beach in Aptos, California, first as an amusement ship and then as a fishing pier. It has weathered many storms, but its future is uncertain.

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VIDEO: Protecting the past

The 6,000-pound anchor of the luxury steamer SS Greater Detroit has been recovered after spending 60 years at the bottom of the Detroit River.

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VIDEO: Cruising Chile

Where can you see icebergs, snow-capped volcanoes, rainforests, deserts and endless beaches? Chile, of course. But beyond the beautiful landscape is one of the great challenges in boating — rounding Cape Horn.

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VIDEO: Timely construction

Spirit Yachts, a boatbuilder in Suffolk, United Kingdom, posted this time-lapse video showing a crew putting the hull together on a 47CR sailing yacht.

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VIDEO: Frozen in time

This time-lapse video shows the Coast Guard icebreaker Mackinaw freeing the Great Lakes freighter James R. Barker from the ice in the St. Mary’s River.

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VIDEO: Adventure near and far

Thirty-seven years ago at the Seattle Boat Show, Jerry Husted debuted his 26-foot Nordic Tug. It was powered by a three-cylinder, 36-hp Volvo diesel and cruised at 6.5 knots, using about two quarts of fuel an hour. He sold 33 within 10 days and launched the Nordic Tugs brand into history.

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VIDEO: Restored to mink condition

Mink, a Buzzards Bay 25, was one of five boats of its kind designed and built by Nathanael Herreshoff in 1914 for members of the Beverly Yacht Club of Marion, Massachusetts.

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VIDEO: Free fall to safety

Maersk Training, a company that provides safety and survival and operational training for industries that include maritime, oil and gas, wind and cranes, has installed a new free-fall lifeboat simulator at its facility in Esbjerg, Denmark.

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VIDEO: Aboard the Fall River line

Starting in the 19th century, luxurious steam-powered paddlewheelers carried passengers up and down Long Island Sound, transiting between New York and Boston.

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VIDEO: Ship’s bottom going up

Edna E. Lockwood, queen of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, is in the middle of a two-year restoration that will bring her back to her original condition.

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VIDEO: Preserving an underwater museum

Encompassing more than 600,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters, the National Marine Sanctuary System protects coral reefs, fish populations, migration routes and thousands of shipwrecks.

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VIDEO: Zero-handed boating

If a driverless car can navigate heavy traffic and intersections, can a pilotless boat perform complicated maneuvers and avoid collisions? The answer appears to be yes.

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