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VIDEO: Tough commute

The lighthouse at Le Kereon in the Iroise Sea was the last sea lighthouse to become automated, in December 2003. Before then, relieving a keeper was a treacherous task that required a talented captain and crew on the relief boat.

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VIDEO: Bilge pump not needed

Here’s a neat video we found of a young girl exhibiting a unique way to deal with a swamped boat.

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VIDEO: Exhilaration to terror

Poker runs are not so much about powerboat racing as having a good time on the water. One of the largest is held each Memorial Day weekend in the British Virgin Islands.

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VIDEO: Over and out

We stumbled onto this video and know only one thing about it: It’s worth sharing.

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VIDEO: Like a punch

A bite on the leg from a 4-foot bull shark ended a fun day on the water Sunday in South Florida.

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VIDEO: Breach of peace

A breaching whale is a powerful sight, even if most of us have only seen one through the lens of a TV or on a computer screen.

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VIDEO: Mystery 'guest'

Everyone loves a good mystery, which is what’s unfolding in Hampton, N.H., where an unmanned, unfinished 75-foot yacht — with no engine or rudder — that had been adrift in the harbor is aground.

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VIDEO: 'Nyet' normal

It seems at times that Russia is a vortex for all things weird. There’s even a website dedicated to that.

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VIDEO: Lassoing a runaway

There is no typical day for the men and women of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Britain’s all-volunteer version of our Coast Guard.

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VIDEO: Hard luck

An unfortunate accident last Saturday during the Atlantic Cup shows how quickly things can go awry during a race.

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VIDEO: Dancing with dolphins

We stumbled upon this video by accident, and although it debuted on YouTube more than a year ago, it’s new to us — and hopefully you.

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VIDEO: Oops!

It almost hurts to watch as the Danish cargo ship Skansanes runs hard aground on the rocky coast of Storfjord, Norway.

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VIDEO: Warning signs

Video has emerged of Sunday’s capsize-upon-launch of an expedition yacht in Anacortes, Wash., which offers a front-row seat for watching the calamity unfold in slow motion.

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VIDEO: Food for thought

Rainer Schimpf runs adventure sightseeing tours out of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he also films marine life — from the surface and from the depths.

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VIDEO: Search is back on

Two days after suspending its search for four British sailors who are missing after an apparent capsize 1,000 miles off Massachusetts, the Coast Guard has reversed course and resumed searching.

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VIDEO: ‘We pray they are alive’

The Coast Guard is being called upon to resume its search for four British sailors whose 40-foot sailboat apparently capsized 1,000 miles off Massachusetts in 15-foot seas and winds surpassing 50 knots.

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VIDEO: 1,200 miles out and sinking

Three Frenchmen in their 70s were rescued Thursday afternoon about 1,200 miles off Cape Cod, Mass., after their boat began to take on water.

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VIDEO: Free again

For firefighter Scott Kregness, it was one unusual rescue, and he derives much satisfaction from being able to release to the wild a bald eagle that flew into the boat he was towing last month.

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VIDEO: Winged chauffeur

Winning America’s Cup sailors go on to pursue other trophies, but what becomes of the boats that carried them to victory?

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VIDEO: Historic discovery?

Undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes he has found the “Mount Everest of shipwrecks” — Christopher Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria.

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