Eighteen months after leaving Monaco, the 100-foot catamaran Turanor PlanetSolar returned to where it started, slipping silently across the finish line May 4 under cloudy skies that nonetheless delivered enough power to secure its place in history as the first boat to circumnavigate under solar power alone.
Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institutewww.captains.com
Bruce Brakenhoff Sr., co-founder of the Bartram & Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage, died at the age of 80 after a heart attack June 15 at his home in Jamestown, R.I.
Construction of the 132-foot Oliver Hazard Perry — Rhode Island’s flagship and first education-at-sea tall ship — is nearing completion at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown, R.I. Organizers hope to sail the three-masted square-rigger by July 2013. The fundraising goal is $7.4 million, with nearly $5 million raised so far. www.ohpri.org
Chesapeake Bay has many special places, but about 15 miles southeast of Annapolis, Md., is a spot, Poplar Island, that is unique.
In a region where land is shrinking from erosion and sea-level rise, Poplar Island has grown.
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