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Former Soundings writer was a ‘sailor’s sailor’

Jack Sherwood was a character who loved to write about characters — watermen, boatyard workers, vagabond cruisers and others he encountered on and around Chesapeake...

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Flotsam & jetsam: Let there be light

Of the dozen historic lightships that remain, WLV-612 is one of the more notable. -

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Flotsam and jetsam: What’s in a name?

Named for her designer, William Hand was built in 1933 by Hodgdon Brothers of East Boothbay, Maine. -

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Data recorder reveals El Faro’s final hours

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a report of what its investigators heard on El Faro’s voyage data recorder: The captain expressed concern about...

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Ocean Master updates its 31

A legendary center console just got better. The Ocean Master 31 is faster and more fuel-efficient than earlier models, says Mark Hauptner, the company’s founder...

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Sailing

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Sailing

Key West Race Week delivers finish-line thrills Victory came down to the last leg of the last race for many of the grand prix classes at Key West Race Week,...

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Mishaps and Rescues

Boating deaths dipped to a record low in 2012

The Coast Guard says boating fatalities last year totaled 651, the lowest number on record. - In its 2012 Recreational Boating Statistics, the agency says the 651 deaths represent a...

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