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Local waters March 2012

LITTLE GUYS, BIG CATCH:

Besting more than 40 competitors, Phillip Hess (middle), 9, and TJ Bowen, 8, captured top honors at the 47th annual Islamorada Junior Sailfish Tournament in December. The Gainesville, Fla., residents fished with Islamorada’s Capt. Brian Cone aboard Contagious, releasing eight sailfish for the win. Mate Shannon Attales is shown with Hess and Bowen.

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Tall ship moved for its next phase

Rhode Island

The Oliver Hazard Perry, named after Rhode Island's War of 1812 Naval hero, will be the Ocean State's flagship.The SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s future education-at-sea tall ship, took to the water Dec. 12 when it was launched at Sims Metal Management (formerly Promet Marine) in Providence, R.I., and towed about 18 miles to its new home at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown, R.I.

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Montauk Point Lighthouse

Built on the tip of Long Island’s south fork and authorized by President George Washington, New York’s first beacon is the fourth-oldest active lighthouse in the United States.

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Q&A - carbon monoxide

What are some of the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, and how can you make your boat safer?

The warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning include irritated, watery eyes; a flushed appearance; lack of concentration; ringing in the ears; throbbing temples and a headache; dizziness, nausea or vomiting; and, ultimately, collapsing and convulsions. Keep in mind that CO poisoning can be mistaken for seasickness.

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Designing a 10-footer to circle the world

At 72, Swede Sven Yrvind could be spending his retirement reading about the great navigators. Instead he’s building a 10-foot centerboard sailboat that he plans to sail around the world so he can join them.

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