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Treasure hunting is a passionate family affair that has paid off

treasure1It was June 17, Hillary Schmitt’s birthday, and she had a “good feeling,” a mood that became infectious as Aarrr Booty, the Schmitts’ 44-foot Marine Trader, set out for another day of treasure hunting on a 300-year-old Spanish wreck off Fort Pierce, Florida.

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‘Death Ship’ inquiry reveals bullying, intimidation and fear

deathshipAn Australian coroner’s inquest into crewmember deaths aboard the 800-foot coal carrier Sage Sagittarius is looking as murky as an Agatha Christie mystery, exposing the dark underbelly of flag-of-convenience ships that employ people who are desperate for work, under appalling conditions.

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It’s like Uber for anglers

uberFloridian David Lohmann got hooked on fishing in kindergarten and has stayed hooked for nearly three decades.

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Alan Bond dies: from Cup hero to convict

bondWhen Australia stunned the sailracing world in 1983 by wresting the America’s Cup from the United States after a 132-year winning streak, syndicate backer Alan Bond became a national hero Down Under, and a holiday was declared to honor the victory.

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Grady-White’s new Coastal Explorer

grady-whiteThe Grady-White 191 CE Coastal Explorer touts a shallow draft (14 inches), fore and aft casting platforms and low gunwales for easy fish handling. But this 19-foot, 4-inch boat can also handle a stacked-up inshore chop and light-duty offshore runs, according to the builder.

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