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Talkin' boats with Bob Bourdeau President and owner of Eastern Boats

Easterns are 'old school' built, using hand-laid, open-mold construction

Bob BourdeauBob Bourdeau has a photo of his five grandchildren clad in their orange Grundens foul weather gear. Like Bourdeau, his gaggle of grandkids — all boys — love lobstering.

“I run a 31-foot Eastern,” says Bourdeau, 57, the president and owner of Eastern Boats, who bought the Milton, New Hampshire, company from founder Carmen Carbone in 1993.

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Staffa, Fingal’s Cave

Oil on canvas by J.M.W. Turner

James Lenox, the Scottish-born philanthropist and art collector, eagerly awaited his latest acquisition, a painting from the studio of the renowned British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner. At age 70, Turner was hailed by critics as a genius and stood unquestionably as Britain’s master of marine art.

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Anglers Journal - The fishy are raving about it

If you live to fish, you’re going to want to subscribe to Anglers Journal, a new quarterly magazine from the editors of Soundings and the Active Interest Media Marine Group. Several notches above ordinary fishing magazines, AJ explores the passionate angler’s world through gorgeous images, thoughtful prose and the hard-earned wisdom of proven salts. Join us.

Call (800) 877-5207 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to subscribe. Visit bit.ly/1lXjwWW to view a digital version of our first issue.

July 2014 issue

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Talkin’ boats with John Adey

President of the American Boat and Yacht Council

The Adey family aboard their Irwin ketch (from left): Abby, Lauri, John and MaggiRough conditions on Chesapeake Bay won’t keep John Adey and his family from a day of sailing their 1976 42-foot Irwin ketch. “There’s something about being able to bury the rail on a 42-footer,” says Adey, who has been president of the American Boat and Yacht Council for two years.

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A discovery from the Age of Discovery?

The Santa Maria hit a reef off Cap Haitien, Haiti, in 1492.Led astray by flawed directions, archaeologists for years have been searching in the wrong place for Christopher Columbus’ flagship, the Santa María, but explorer Barry Clifford thinks he’s found it on a sandy shoal off Cap Haïtien, Haiti.

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