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Operation Dry Water casts a wide net

n_14_coastwiseThe nationwide crackdown on drunken boating snags 322 skippers during a single weekend this summer

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Storms packed punch, but coast was lucky

In this summer's hurricane crap shoot, people who live along the Eastern Seaboard rolled twice and won, as Danielle and Earl - two powerful late-summer Category 4 hurricanes - slid up the Atlantic coast without making landfall.

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Producing current from tidal currents

n_13_coastwiseA turbine in Maine's Cobscook Bay is producing electricity to power systems on a Coast Guard utility boat

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From a yacht designer, Gulf oil skimmers

n_12_coastwiseWhen disaster struck his home waters, Jon Overing sprang into action to help the cleanup

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Remembering boating’s ‘answer man’

Charles B. "Chuck" Husick was an engineer by training whose broad-ranging Renaissance mind enabled him to lead companies in aviation and boating, edit "Chapman's Piloting and Seamanship" - the bible of boating - and write about a host of technical subjects for boating magazines. Husick died Sept. 13 at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., after a nine-month illness. He was 77.

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