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Son of Soundings: in memory of a founding father

Soundings co-founder Scott HyfieldEditor’s note: Scott Hyfield was the last surviving Soundings founder when he died earlier this year. His son wrote this remembrance.

When a parent passes away, the memories come back like a flood tide. My dad, Scott Hyfield, passed away this past May at the age of 82.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - November 2014

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



Shrimp Toast

Sixty-seven fishing vessels sought refuge from Tropical Storm Dolly in the port of Brownsville, Texas, late this summer, and three ran aground after departing. The shrimper Jackie C. (shown here) went aground on South Padre Island and was safely pulled free.

November 2014 issue


Talkin’ boats with Scott Deal President, Maverick Boat Co.

Things couldn’t have been better for Scott Deal this past Labor Day Weekend. Not only was he immersed in his passion for fly-fishing, he was teaching his 23-year-old daughter Elliott the art of poling his Maverick Mirage 17 HPX-S skiff. For Deal, that’s what it’s all about — family, fishing and boats.



Fall sentinel

Images by Onne van der Wal

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X

Shutter speed: 2.5 seconds

Lens focal length: 23mm

Aperture: f/3.5

ISO: 5,000

Location: Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, Rhode Island

November 2014 issue


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