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Flotsam & jetsam: A member of the windjammer tribe

Heritage-16A fixture along the Maine coast for decades, Heritage is a 145-foot (LOA) coasting schooner built to historical specifications, with the heavy scantlings of a 19th century sailing vessel.



More water than wind, but Matthew left its mark

boatagroundstjohnsriverHurricane Matthew weakened as it marched up the Southeast coast of the United States and stayed just far enough offshore to spare an estimated 2 million people catastrophic damage from winds that early in its 11-day run as a hurricane reached 160 mph.



Death of MLB pitcher brings safety of jetty into question

GovernmentCutJettiesSen. Marco Rubio has asked the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the safety of the jetty at Miami’s Government Cut after a crash that killed Miami Marlins ace pitcher José Fernández, 24, and two friends. The three died when the baseball player’s 32-foot SeaVee, Kaught Looking, crashed into the north jetty at a high rate of speed about 3:15 a.m. on Sept. 25.



Wellcraft launches 262 Fisherman

wellcraftWellcraft’s new flagship center console, the 262 Fisherman, is 2 feet bigger than its predecessor, the 252. “It’s a completely different boat with an LOA of 26 feet, 4 inches and beam of 9 feet,” says Wellcraft vice president of engineering Christophe Lavigne. Offered for the past decade, the 252 measured 24 feet, 4 inches with an 8-foot, 9-inch beam.



Flotsam and jetsam: that Down East look

fj_dasherHere’s something for fans of the iconic Hinckley Picnic Boat: Hull No. 1, Dasher, which put Down East lobster boats on the map, is for sale by the company for $295,000 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.



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