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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.



Talkin’ boats with Peter Truslow President of EdgeWater Power Boats

Peter TruslowPeter Truslow is president of EdgeWater Power Boats. The Edgewater, Florida, company has earned a reputation for building rugged and durable high-quality open boats.

Before his career with EdgeWater, Truslow, 50, sold advertising for MotorBoating magazine. “I’ve never really been away from boats or the boating business,” he says.

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Seamanship Quiz - October 2014

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




Little boat, big feat:

Two and a half months after completing an 87-day Atlantic crossing from Spain to Florida in Fipofix, an Open 16 built from volcanic fibers, Harald Sedlacek returned to Europe on July 2 after a 46-day passage. Both voyages set records for solo non-stop Atlantic crossings in a 16-foot boat without assistance. www.open16.com


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