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Chronicling the joy of boating

It’s a beautiful sunny Sunday on the Chesapeake, a clear westerly blowing on the heels of a cold front and riffling the river so that it shines and flickers like mica. If I were being true to the Soundings ethic — the ethic that existed when I joined up there in 1989 — I would not be writing this essay sitting down below in my boat, Osprey, on such a day.

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Stamps to feature N.E. lighthouses

On July 13 the U.S. Postal Service will issue a series of five postage stamps commemorating New England lighthouses, marking the fifth time since 1995 that the agency has produced a set of lighthouse-themed stamps.

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A blue-collar yacht club and the quest for the Cup

The America’s Cup has been and always will be a battle of technology and intrigue and tall egos — players with deep pockets who will go to extremes to find themselves on the winning end.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ - July 2013

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

www.captains.com

 

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IN FULL SWING

Shipwright Sean Patrick Kelly pounds a special gold-plated spike to secure the final plank on the hull of the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan at Mystic (Conn.) Seaport. The nearly five-year restoration culminates with a launch ceremony July 21.

www.mysticseaport.org

July 2013 issue

   

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