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The little boat that did

Sven Yrvind sailed a 15-foot, 9-inch boat he designed and built into Martinique in the Caribbean on Nov. 26 after a 45-day, 2,870-nautical-mile crossing from the Portuguese island of Porto Santo.

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Antarctic ice

Antarctic ice

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Talkin' Boats with George Gallup - Marine Surveyor

George Gallup has done a lot in his professional career, owning several businesses, including a trucking company and a few restaurants, and working as an operations manager for a commercial airline. But it was not until he became a marine surveyor that he truly found his calling.

Gallup graduated from the Chapman School of Seamanship in early 1997 and shortly thereafter became a marine surveyor. He joined the Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors that year and started “taking their educational courses left and right,” he says.

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Local Waters January 2012

Concord Point Lighthouse

Concord Point Lighthouse was built of local granite in 1827 where the Susquehanna River meets the tidal flow of Chesapeake Bay at Havre de Grace, Md. It is the northernmost and second-oldest lighthouse on the Bay. Automated in 1920, it was decommissioned in 1975 and restored in the early ’80s by Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse. The 30-foot tower and keeper’s dwelling are open to the public on weekends from April to October. The beacon is not an active aid to navigation.

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Q&A DSC Alerts

What should I do if I accidentally trigger a digital selective calling alert?

A boater who initiates an unnecessary search, even accidentally, potentially faces civil and criminal penalties, fines and reimbursement of search costs.

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