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Mercury unveils new sterndrive engine

0111_mercruiserDesigned to power everything from runabouts to express cruisers to houseboats, Mercury Marine's new 4.3-liter MPI ECT (Multi-Port Injection, Emissions Control Technology) completes its fleet of catalyzed sterndrive engines, the company said.

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Gulf shrimper prevails in decontamination fight

Barry Rogers fought the power. And he won. The 53-year-old Houma, La., shrimp fisherman spent seven months cleaning up the Gulf oil spill with his 65-foot trawler, Oasis. He vowed to keep the boat moored to a Port Fourchon dock until he received proof that it was decontaminated.

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How an angler learned to appreciate fishing guides

Jeffrey Mayor, a staff writer for The Olympian newspaper in the Pacific Northwest, always fancied himself a fairly skilled angler. When he hatched a plan to recruit several buddies - novices to fly fishing - for a day of boating and fishing, he found out that serving as a de facto fishing guide is not as easy as he believed.

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Divers find 1811 shipwreck off R.I.

A team of divers say they've discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811.

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Dozens of boats destroyed in marina fire

A fire at McCotter's Marina in North Carolina's Beaufort County injured three people and damaged at least 25 boats Friday morning, authorities said.

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