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Arctic Drilling Rig

An Arctic drilling rig ran aground at Sitkalidak Island, 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska, while being moved to Seattle for maintenance this past winter. The 266-foot-diameter Shell drillship, which broke from its tow in a storm, was en route to Singapore for repairs at press time.

June 2013 issue


Bristol fashion


Photo by Caryn B. Davis

Subject: Aphrodite, launched in May of 1937 by the Purdy Boat Company

Location: Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn.

Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Shutter speed: 1/320 second

Lens focal length: 95mm

Aperture: f/6.3

ISO: 400

June 2013 issue


Talkin' boats with Bill Prince President, Bill Prince Yacht Design

Bill Prince took to boating at the age of 5, joining his grandfather on early morning fishing trips and messing about in small boats as a youngster with his parents on the St. Croix River and on the Great Lakes. Boating spawned a passion for designing, one that led the Minneapolis native to the acclaimed Milwaukee School of Engineering.



A spiritual union of boatbuilders

Boatbuilders set up shop on the beach on Chiloe, an island off Chile.I recently accepted an invitation from my Patagonian neighbors to visit their daughter, who is living on the island of Chiloe across the Gulf of Corcovado, which separates the island from mainland southern Chile. I’ve known Monica since she was a young girl, so it was a pleasure to visit her, her two daughters and her husband in their home outside the small seaside city of Quellon.




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



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