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Local Waters February 2012

Designed in Maine, built in Florida
Belfast and Sarasota
The Belfast, Maine, design firm Stephens Waring Yacht Design, best known for sailing yachts that blend classic lines with high perfor­mance, collaborated with Sarasota, Fla., boatbuilder Rivolta Yachts on the soon-to-be-launched Vintage 43.

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Historic dory getting a complete restoration

St. Michaels, Md.

A 37-foot 1931 Potomac River dory built by Francis Raymond “Peg Leg” Hayden in Banks O’Dee, Md., is undergoing restoration at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.

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Blue over a bluefin tuna

Carlos Rafael lost a big payout when the 881-pound tuna was deemed an illegal catch.The crew of the fishing vessel Apollo thought they had won the lottery. On Nov. 12, the New Bedford, Mass.-based 86-footer unintentionally netted an 881-pound bluefin tuna, which can sell for upward of $500 a pound in Japan if it is of premium quality.

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Pemaquid Point Light

This beacon in Bristol, Maine, sits on Pemaquid Peninsula and was built in 1835.

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Seamanship Quiz

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

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