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Hero tow captain acted on ‘instinct’

Susan Strasser swallowed so much water after a large wave swept her from her family’s center console in Hillsboro Inlet that staff at the hospital that treated her found it hard to believe she survived.

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Maine’s quietest lobster boat

The Sarah Mead is being refitted as an all-electric boat with a $5,000 grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.Randy and Nate Jones’ sailing lobster boat just got greener. Owner/captain Nate, of Westport Island, Maine, and his father, Randy, who co-captains the Sarah Mead, are changing out the 42-foot Friendship sloop’s 20-hp Volvo diesel with an electric turbine, turning what is Maine’s last sailing lobster boat into what the Joneses believe is the state’s only zero-emissions lobster boat.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ April 2013

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute.

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GOLDEN RECORD:

Giovanni Soldini and crew aboard Maserati, a VOR70, established a new record for the Golden Route on Feb. 16, finishing the voyage from New York to San Francisco — rounding Cape Horn — in 47 days, 42 minutes, 29 seconds.

April 2013 issue

   

Island ways

 Photo by Onne Van Der Wal

 Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Lens focal length: 300 mm

ISO: 200

Aperture: f/5.6

Shutter speed: 1/1,000 second

April 2013 issue

   

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