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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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VIDEO: Seaport timbers

From the visitors’ gallery at Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, guests can get a bird’s-eye view of craftspeople restoring historic ships. The shipyard is famous for its many projects, such as the Charles W. Morgan, Sabino, Amistad and the Mayflower II. But where does it get all that wood?

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VIDEO: Thirst for adventure

Waterlust is embarking on an ambitious 1,000-mile journey down the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida.

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VIDEO: Solitary men

To the south of Brazil is Uruguay, a relatively small country on South America’s eastern coast that experiences heavy ship traffic along its 410-mile shoreline.

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VIDEO: Historic discovery

A three-man team has found the remains of the Washington — a 53-foot sloop that is believed to be the earliest commercial sailing ship in the Great Lakes — in Lake Ontario off Oswego, New York.

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VIDEO: Battle of the boats

Michaela Byers is not only a lobster fisherman, but the 18-year-old is also a fourth-generation lobster boat racer in Winter Harbor, Maine.

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VIDEO: Close call

For those who have a fear of drowning, this may not be a pleasant video to watch.

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VIDEO: Preserving history

Mystic Seaport is considered one of the nation’s premier maritime museums.

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VIDEO: In the wake of vikings

In April, the Draken Harald Hårfagre set off from Haugesund, Norway, bound for Iceland, Greenland, Canada and the United States to re-create Leif Erikson’s Atlantic crossing.

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VIDEO: Close encounters

A group of tourists were awed, and almost capsized, by a pair of Fin whales. Second in size to the blue whale, the Fin whale can grow to reach 75 feet in length. Their V-shaped heads make them well adapted to their habitat and make them incredible swimmers – Fin whales can reach up to 28 mph in rapid bursts of speed. These whales feed on krill and can be found across the world and like the humpback, they are on the endangered species list.

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VIDEO: Around the world

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has come to a close. This year there were 103 crewmembers on 12 boats competing in 14 different races on a 41,135 nautical mile circumnavigation around the world.

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VIDEO: Going for gold

“Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard.” Wise words from Olympian Evi Van Acker.

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VIDEO: A collision of giants

July 25, 1956. The Andrea Doria, an ocean-class liner, was headed to New York in dense fog. Designed to carry 1,200 passengers and 500 crew and with a gross tonnage of 29,100, she was touted as the safest ship on the sea.

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VIDEO: Finding Esmeralda

David Mearns has an undergraduate degree in marine biology and a graduate degree in marine geology. The company he worked for did worldwide search and recovery for the U.S. Navy, and that got him started on his future career of finding shipwrecks.

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VIDEO: Beach boar

Like most animals, wild boars can swim, but who would have expected one of them to visit a crowded beach?

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VIDEO: Caring encounter

Scarred and bewildered, a young humpback whale approached a group of kayaks from Epic Ocean Adventures more closely than the guides had ever seen.

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VIDEO: Windjammer racing

During the 19th century cargo-laden schooners raced to be the first into port so they could capture the best market prices. The Maine Windjammer Association’s annual Great Schooner Race honors this tradition. Four classes, based on the size and design of each boat, compete.

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VIDEO: Zero for the shark

A recent shark-seal encounter off Nauset Inlet in Massachusetts that ended with the seal getting away was not the first such episode, and it won’t be the last.

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