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Life amid the beauty of a barrier island

Every room on the main level of the house has access to the wraparound porch.Bailey Island Club on South Carolina’s Edisto Island drew Quentin and Amy Broom because of the barrier island’s natural beauty, club amenities and quick, unobstructed access to many rivers, creeks and the Atlantic. Their bluff-top two-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath home with a deep-water dock is within 2 miles of St. Helena Sound, delightful for the boating couple.



"Union Island Fishing Boats," acrylic painting by Brechin Morgan

In 1998, 51-year-old artist and sign painter Brechin Morgan set out from Block Island, R.I., to circumnavigate the globe in his 27-foot Pacific Seacraft cutter, Otter. Almost five years later, he sailed back to his Milford, Conn., home, having completed the voyage after logging 32,000 miles and stopping in 32 countries.



Laid-back living in a postcard setting

The deepwater dock is just across the lawn.Ollie and Nancy Dixon chose a prime location for their dream home: deep, protected water on the Intracoastal Waterway 10 miles south of North Carolina’s Neuse River and 10 miles north of Beaufort Inlet.



Miami heat

The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show will have you dreaming about a new season and a new pride and joy

The February boat shows in South Florida hold a special place in the hearts of boaters from areas where the season doesn’t run 365 days a year. The Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, which run Feb. 13-17, provide a merciful escape to warm sunshine and balmy breezes when many folks have reached a breaking point.



A cape with country ambience on Hodgdon Island in Maine

The three-bedroom cape has a dock with unobstructed access to the Sheepscot River and the Atlantic.Twelve years ago, Neil and Sheila Blake of Boothbay, Maine, built their dream home on a waterfront field where he played as a child. They designed their year-round, expandable three-bedroom cape on Hodgdon Island to take advantage of the views of Sheepscot Bay and the channel to the Sheepscot River.



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