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Coast Guard 44 Motor Lifeboat

Illustration by Jim Ewing - July 4, 1980. A 58-foot powerboat was laboring off the wave-tossed Oregon coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Celia. As...

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Soundings at 50 - A sea of change

Celebrating a half-century of boating - In July 1987 I was a proofreader at a typesetting house — my first “real” job after graduating from...

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Talkin’ boats with Bill Blount CEO, Donald L. Blount and Associates

A Wellcraft V20 that had sunk three times gave rise to a young Bill Blount’s passion for boats, which has morphed into a successful career...

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Family suspends private search for missing yacht

The parents of Danielle Wright have suspended their private search for their daughter and other crewmembers aboard the 84-year-old schooner Niña, but families, friends and...

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Survivor or Storyteller?

Jose Salvador Alvarenga claimed to have survived 13 months adrift on the Pacific when his boat beached Jan. 29 in the Marshall Islands. -...

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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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