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Seascapes: Family afternoon

seascapes_afternoonRichard Loud grew up along the Adams Shore section of Quincy Bay in Massachusetts, surrounded by boats and the sea. His father was master shipwright Frank Loud, a longtime builder based in the seaport town of Quincy, south of Boston. The younger Loud spent much of his time around his father’s yard, absorbing the sights and sounds before learning the science of boat design and construction as an assistant to his dad.



Seascapes: Revenue cutter Vigilant captures the dart

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Seascapes: Overcast sunset, American Yacht Club

seascapes_sunsetThe rectangular shapes of the stone wharf and its gray-clad buildings stand out against the formless grandeur of a sunlit sky, a layer of light clouds softening the colors in this oil painting by William Duffy. It’s evening at the American Yacht Club in Rye, New York, as the small boats tied up at the dock fade into irregular shapes in the dying light.



Waterfront homes: Jersey home offers quick access to Barnegat Bay and the Atlantic

wf_0317“A year-round home with lots of space inside and out for family and friends” is how Nikki Joffe describes the waterfront house she and her husband, Michael, own in Toms River, New Jersey. The couple purchased the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath ranch in 2006 because it was near the beach, offered quick boat access to Barnegat Bay and had a mother-in-law suite.



Seascapes: Tilghman Island sunrise

seascapesThe pale light of a new day falls on a skipjack lying alongside a wharf on Maryland’s Eastern shore. It’s early morning at Dogwood Harbor on Tilghman Island, and all is quiet aboard the Rebecca T. Ruark.



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