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London’s Tower Bridge frames PlanetSolar on Aug. 31 after the largest solar boat in the world wrapped up a 12,500-mile, 156-day operation to collect scientific data along the Gulf Stream. PlanetSolar also made stops in Miami, New York and Boston to raise awareness about climate issues and promote solar energy. www.planetsolar.org

November 2013 issue

 

Staying power - Images

Paul Todd / Outside Images

Camera: Nikon D800

Shutter speed: 1/8,000 second

Lens focal length: 200mm

Aperture: f/2.8

ISO: 500

November 2013 issue

   

Talkin' Boats with John Livingston president, Fluid Motion

John Livingston is the president of Fluid Motion, the builder of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats. The Kent, Wash., company employs more than 100 and builds nine models from 21 to 31 feet.

Livingston’s father, Dave, is known for his design and production work for Regal, Reinell and Bayliner, where he served as president in 1988 and 1989. “He’s designed more boats than anyone in the industry,” his son says.

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Soundings at 50 Celebrating a half-century of boating

‘ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH SOUNDINGS?’

Sue Evans grew up sailing on Long Island Sound. Her mom and dad were sailors, racing Snipes out of the Norwalk Yacht Club across Wilson Cove from their hometown of Rowayton, Conn. Evans raced Lightnings, and as engaging and outgoing as she was and still is, the young sailor made friends in the dozens of clubs she raced against.

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CG small-boat crew ‘blinded’ by laser

A Coast Guard boat crew was “blinded” by a laser in August while on patrol about 3,000 yards off Clearwater, Fla. The crew of the 25-foot response boat reported to watchstanders at 10:18 p.m. that they had experienced a 3- to 4-second green laser burst.

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