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VIDEO: Windjammer memories

Even though temperatures are cooling in the Northeast, fleets of Maine windjammers are still booking charters.

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VIDEO: Whaler's artistry

Bone and ivory have been used for thousands of years for jewelry, needles, bowls and other items, but scrimshaw is a unique art form that originated on whaling ships sailing out of New England.

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VIDEO: Fresh for fall

The fall boat show season is well underway. The organizers of annual shows in Newport, R.I., and Norwalk, Conn., held their events in September, and the United States Sailboat Show concludes today in Annapolis, Md.

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VIDEO: Back in Manhattan

Now 131 years old, the 270-foot Wavertree was built in England for R.W. Leyland & Co. Initially the three-masted ship carried jute between eastern India and Scotland; later it entered the tramp trades and delivered cargo around the world.

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VIDEO: Hiding from a hurricane

As Hurricane Matthew pummels its way through the Caribbean, potentially threatening the U.S. East Coast, the crew of Hokule’a, a Hawaiian ocean voyaging canoe, has paused in its journey around the world and stowed away at a marina on the Hudson River.

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VIDEO: A taste of France

As the season shifts from summer to fall, we may be inclined to dream of warmer days.

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VIDEO: Reasons to row

Peapods, wherries, shells, Whitehalls — all rowing boats, all designed for different uses.

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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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