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VIDEO: Ocean defender

Established in 1977, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is an international, non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization.

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VIDEO: Safe in the Sound

It’s late fall, but many recreational boaters in New England and other Northern regions are still on the water. If you go, remember that with lower temperatures come higher risks.

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VIDEO: Fun in Fort Lauderdale

The largest Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in the history of the event attracted about 100,000 people to its seven locations.

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VIDEO: Huckins' classic hull

For every boat on the water, there seems to be a different hull shape. There are deep-vee hulls, flat-bottom hulls, cathedral hulls, round-bottom hulls, and the list goes on.

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VIDEO: Restoring Mayflower II

Built in 1957, the Mayflower II is a replica of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to North America in 1620. Great Britain gave the ship to the United States as a gift of appreciation for help and cooperation during World War II.

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VIDEO: An icon reborn

Bertram Yachts has its eye toward the future with the new Bertram 35, an unmistakably modern boat that harkens back to the builder’s 1960s roots and the iconic Bertram 31, one of the most popular sportfishing boats in the United States.

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VIDEO: Chills and thrills

When winter closes the door on boating, some sailors take to the ice rather than charter in the Caribbean.

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VIDEO: Safeguarding Antarctica's 'Serengeti'

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, consisting of 24 countries — including the United States, Russia and China — and the European Union, has agreed to set aside a portion of ocean about the size of Alaska in the Ross Sea as a marine reserve.

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VIDEO: A tale of two refits

Annie Laurie is a classic commuter yacht designed by Albert E. Condon and launched at the tail end of the Roaring ’20s. Minots Light II came from legendary naval architect K. Aage Nielsen. Both are outstanding examples of yacht design and happened to need some TLC.

Watch this video to see the boats as they’re being restored.



Want more? Read about these boats in the November issue of Soundings.
 

VIDEO: Why do we sail?

We found this 1936 film of the schooner Wanderbird, posted to YouTube by Periscope Pictures. It follows the schooner, skippered by Capt. Warwick M. Tompkins, on a journey from Gloucester Harbor in Massachusetts south to Cape Horn and on to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

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VIDEO: Dolphins in Narragansett Bay

Hey, Northerners! Missing the sun yet? Turns out you don’t have to go to Florida to see dolphins. If you’re in the right spot, they’re practically near your door.

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VIDEO: Frisky cats

Catamaran fans know the best spot at the show is Catamaran Cove at Pier 66 Marina.

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VIDEO: Trapped with a great white

Shanghai-based ad executive Chan Ming was on a five-day dive tour through great white shark habitats from Ensenada, Mexico, to Guadalupe Island.

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VIDEO: Aboard the Eagle

Daniel S. Parrott takes us on a journey across the Atlantic with the crew of the Coast Guard barque Eagle on a training cruise from New London, Connecticut, to Dublin, Ireland.

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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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