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VIDEO: Good company

British long-distance swimmer Adam Walker was three hours into a swim across New Zealand’s Cook Strait when he noticed he had company.

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VIDEO: 'That's not a dolphin'

A group of Australian angling buddies came away from a recent outing with a fish tale about the one they were glad got away — a shark the size of their aluminum boat.

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VIDEO: Beyond Force 10

Every surfer dreams of riding the perfect wave. But it’s a rare breed who heads out into monster surf kicked up by a 100-year storm.

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VIDEO: 1888 wreck rediscovered

A 202-foot steamship that sank in 1888 in the shadow of where San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge now stands was recently rediscovered and should shed new light on American society during the Gold Rush.

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VIDEO: Moth men

The Moth Class is probably the least understood of the competitive sailing dinghy racing classes, most notably because of the hydrofoil design, which lifts the hull of the boats out of the water to significantly reduce drag and increase speed.

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VIDEO: 'A guardian's eye'

Coast Guard surfmen are the service’s most highly trained boat handlers and the only coxswains qualified to operate rescue boats in unpredictable and treacherous breaking surf conditions.

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VIDEO: ‘Sharks’ that fly

We found this promotional video online and had to share it because it looks like a really cool product.

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VIDEO: The Morgan's comeback

The Charles W. Morgan hasn’t sailed in almost a century, but shipwrights at Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut have been mighty busy these last six years working to change that.

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VIDEO: Fulfilling a legacy

There are project boats, and then there’s the 61-year odyssey of the 24-foot wooden backyard boat that appropriately will be named Enigma.

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VIDEO: Hundreds missing

A ferry carrying more than 450 passengers and crew sank off South Korea’s Jindo Island on Wednesday, leaving hundreds unaccounted for and at least four dead — a number that’s sure to rise.

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VIDEO: Boutique boat show

The fifth annual Essex Spring Boat Show returns to the Connecticut River in Essex, Conn., during the weekend of April 25-27.

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VIDEO: A hefty price tag

The family of four, with a critically ill 1-year-old, rescued from their disabled sailboat last week nearly 1,000 miles off Mexico, has faced a backlash of criticism, but they will not face repaying the $663,000 it cost to get them.

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VIDEO: High-speed crash

The boats in the Top Alcohol Flatbottom class are known as the “funny cars” of drag boat racing, reaching speeds north of 175 mph.

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VIDEO: Soggy pratfall

In the end it appears to be a viral video by design, but it sure is funny.

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VIDEO: Marlin vs. dorado

Capt. Mark Garry is a charter fishing guide based in Smithtown Bay on New York’s Long Island.

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VIDEO: 'Proud of our choices'

They are a family of four who set off for a bluewater adventure and landed in a media firestorm over the parents’ decision to sail around the world with children 1 and 3 years old.

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VIDEO: Headed for the seawall

Hong Kong residents who walk and jog along a seaside pathway in the Pok Fu Lam district got a close-up look at a 637-foot container ship just a few yards off the seawall.

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VIDEO: That was close

The Icicle Trophy is a regatta series that runs through the winter months in the Netherlands.

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VIDEO: Taking a bow

At 1,132 feet, the Queen Mary 2 is the largest ocean liner ever built. She was christened by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004 and has undertaken more than 420 voyages, including more than 200 trans-Atlantic crossings, and has called at 182 ports in 60 countries.

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VIDEO: Dutch treat

There aren’t a lot of builders that are willing to capsize a new yacht, but Dutch company Elling had a point to make.

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