Phil McCaughey is known as is Mr. Fix-It at the World's Fair Marina in Queens, N.Y., and subsequently greatly appreciated by local boaters.
Daughters of deployed U.S. military, ages 13-18, have been invited to sail on board the tall ship Unicorn next summer to honor their parents' service for our country.
A glass bottle, cast into the Gulf Stream off New England a year ago as a farewell gesture to a departed sailor, turned up last week on a beach in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland after an improbable 3,000-mile trans-Atlantic voyage.
Amid the weddings, dinner cruises and tours that occur aboard the Wild Goose there are unmistakable nods to its most famous owner — actor John Wayne.
Hornblower Cruises, which owns the vessel and charters it out of Newport Beach, Calif., maintains the boat as an homage to Wayne, who bought the World War II minesweeper in 1962 and refurbished it as a yacht, using it to travel and entertain until his death in 1979.
There's another long-range solo adventurer out there on the water, this one taking on an especially difficult task — circumnavigating the Americas non-stop in a 27-foot Albin Vega sailboat.
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