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VIDEO: Smart strategy

The Coast Guard had praise for the actions of three men who required a rescue after their boat capsized in Lake Michigan outside Lake Forest, Ill.

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VIDEO: Survival of the fittest

The Emma C. Berry, one of the oldest surviving commercial vessels in America, slid down the ways in June 1866.

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VIDEO: Steady as she goes

Guirec Soudée, a 24-year-old Breton, has an unquenchable thirst for adventure, so he set sail aboard his 39-foot boat from the Canary Islands in May 2014. For a first mate he selected an 18-month-old native of the Canary Islands, a red hen named Monique. She never gets seasick and loves flying fish.

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VIDEO: Trash man cometh

Research conducted during the past 20 years has shown that about a million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from plastic pollution.

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VIDEO: A natural

“If I go on, I don’t want to just sit there,” champion World Cup alpine ski racer Lindsey Vonn said when skipper Jimmy Spithill invited her to sail aboard America’s Cup winner Oracle Team USA.

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VIDEO: Precious catch

Commercial fisherman Jeremy Shockley rescued 23 people, including 14 elementary school children, after their charter boat hit a submerged object June 1 in Chesapeake Bay off Bloodsworth Island.

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VIDEO: Tight racing

As the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race headed toward the Windward Passage, which connects the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean, on June 2, the race was tight.

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VIDEO: Turn down the volume

Sonic Sea is a consortium of scientists, shipping experts, retired Navy personnel, environmentalists, animal welfare specialists and filmmakers.

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VIDEO: Heroic restoration

Doris, at 77 feet, 6 inches from stem head to sternpost, is the largest wooden yacht the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. ever built.

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VIDEO: Smooth sailing

These sailors may be landlocked, but they refuse to abandon their passion.

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VIDEO: Viking invasion

In April of this year the Viking dragon ship Draken Harald Harfagre, under the command of Bjorn Ahlander, set sail from Haugesund, Norway.

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VIDEO: A seed planted

What kid wouldn’t kill to have a miniature version of his dad’s ski boat? So this youngster’s father built one.

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VIDEO: Young at heart

Rowing solo 3,229 miles across the Atlantic with no chase boat or assistance is a newsworthy effort. However, when you are 70 years old the effort earns the moniker “The Unbelievable Voyage” from ‘‘Ripley’s Believe It or Not!”

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VIDEO: A natural wonder

Among marine life, bioluminescence — the production and emission of light by living organisms — occurs widely.

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VIDEO: Punching through

Pleasure boaters who have dealt with fast-moving squalls or successfully white-knuckle-navigated a tricky inlet have war stories they like to tell.

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VIDEO: The deepest blue

For a limited time there’s a treat available online for the armchair marine biologist in all of us.

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VIDEO: Suddenly in distress

The job of harbor pilots is among the most dangerous on the water. They board incoming cargo ships and tankers and guide them through the home waters they know like the back of their hand.

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VIDEO: Just dropping by

Among the 50 states in the union, none is quite like Alaska.

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VIDEO: Grand entrance

The ARM Cuauhtémoc has been to ports around the world as a sailing ambassador for Mexico. This week New London, Conn., warmly greeted the tall ship and its crew.

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VIDEO: 'They saved their own lives'

When a 42-foot commercial fishing boat began rapidly taking on water after colliding with a larger boat off the New Jersey coast, the three-man crew’s safety training proved to be the difference between life and death.

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