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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - November 2014

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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


End of the Monitor

Oil painting by Marek Sarba

Cape Hatteras in the early hours of New Year’s Eve, 1862. The USS Monitor has hoisted her red lantern to signal that she needs help as the tow vessel Rhode Island — her hawsers cut — drifts down on the ironclad in heavy seas and gale-force winds.



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