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A spiritual union of boatbuilders

Boatbuilders set up shop on the beach on Chiloe, an island off Chile.I recently accepted an invitation from my Patagonian neighbors to visit their daughter, who is living on the island of Chiloe across the Gulf of Corcovado, which separates the island from mainland southern Chile. I’ve known Monica since she was a young girl, so it was a pleasure to visit her, her two daughters and her husband in their home outside the small seaside city of Quellon.




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Japanese letters mark the hull of this 24-foot boat that was removed from Oregon’s Muriel Ponster Memorial Wayside Beach in March. It will be difficult to determine whether the beaching is related to the 2011 tsunami, but Oregon officials say it was the fourth Japanese boat to wash ashore in a month.

May 2013 issue

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An ‘elegant’ pontoon from Harris FloteBote

When a sailboat magazine editor raves about a powerboat, it must be something special. Practical Sailor’s Ann Key and a panel of colleagues honored the Harris FloteBote Crowne 250 with an Innovation Award in a marine industry competition earlier this year.



Down East Morn

Photo by Billy Black

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Shutter speed: 1/125 second

Lens focal length: 24mm

Aperture: f/16

ISO: 400

May 2013 issue


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