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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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VIDEO: Turning ice ‘into ice cubes’

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is on a mission — keeping a channel through the Ross Sea open to resupply the U.S. Antarctic Program’s McMurdo Station on Ross Island.

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VIDEO: For former presidential yacht, a cloudy future

The USS Sequoia, a 104-foot wooden yacht built by John Trumpy Sr., served nine U.S. presidents from 1933 to 1977, when President Jimmy Carter decided to sell it. Recently her future has been up for debate.

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VIDEO: Celebrating boats and the sea

Thousands of wooden boat enthusiasts have flocked annually to Port Townsend, Washington, the site of the eponymous Wooden Boat Festival, since the first one was put together in the 1970s.

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VIDEO: Shipwrecked treasure

Barry Clifford, explorer and underwater archaeologist, discovered the first artifacts of the pirate ship Whydah in 1984. The ship sank after she was driven aground during a violent nor’easter and then dragged free by violent waves, capsizing off the coast of Cape Cod in 1717.

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VIDEO: Ice, ice, baby — inside and outside

When the ice-coated barge-tug combo Great Lakes Trader -Joyce L. VanEnkevort passed through the Duluth, Minnesota, ship canal on Lake Superior on Dec. 13, the irony was that the ship’s cargo was ice.

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VIDEO: Historic ship seeks new role in modern world

The SS United States, which was the pinnacle of naval architecture and maritime engineering in ocean liners, faces an uncertain future.

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VIDEO: ‘A mighty fine piece of wood’

This clip is part of a larger body of work shot and produced by William Harry Pfaffle of Fayette, Maine. He made five films for the state Department of Economic Development to promote tourism.

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VIDEO: Ghost shark caught on video

This video of the pointy-nosed blue chimaera was recorded when the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute sent a remotely operated vehicle on several dives as deep as 6,700 feet off California and Hawaii in 2009.

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