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A creekfront home with Bay access

The two-story contemporary home has a private pier.For many years after Rob and Linda Strieger purchased their Annapolis, Md., property on Meredith Creek they enjoyed the 1950s summer cottage and boating.

In 1991 they expanded and rebuilt the cottage from the foundation up, creating a year-round, 2,600-square-foot contemporary home on their 0.3-acre property. In 2008 they redid the kitchen and bathrooms.



Past perfect

An artful look at South Florida as the sportfishing mecca was coming of age

Photos from the Edwin O. Swift Jr. collection

In the summer of 1965, Sports Illustrated touted the “new” Florida pictured here as a wonderland of sportfishing, boating and beaches. Looking at these black-and-white photos from that time, Old Florida looks wonderfully nostalgic.



‘East Wind off Seguin’

Painting by Christopher Blossom 

A big rolling swell, lobster boats pulling traps — you can feel the deck heaving, the boats rocking and the east wind blowing off Seguin Island. Christopher Blossom captured this Maine scene and puts us right in the picture.



The Smart Buyer: Insurance getting costlier post-Sandy

Superstorm Sandy’s destruction was massive in New Jersey and New York, but the damage stretched as far west as Ohio, and the boating community absorbed much of the loss. Boats littered highways and lawns. Thousands of damaged vessels were being auctioned, and weeks later, officials were still trying to identify the owners of others.



A ‘mini-mansion’ on Florida’s Gulf Coast

Sweeping water views and easy boating access to the Gulf of Mexico, Anclote River and surrounding interconnected waters are why Joshua and Tania Goldman built their five-bedroom, three-bath home on a residential peninsula in Tarpon Springs, Fla.



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