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Chasing the elusive Northern Lights by boat

Unpredictable and erratic, but astounding, the Aurora Borealis is nature's most magnificent light show. More commonly known as the Northern Lights, when the spectacle is in full flow iridescent colors dance across the Arctic night, setting the sky ablaze with a range of cosmic greens, reds and yellows.



Charred boats pulled from North Carolina marina

Cleanup has begun at McCotters Marina in Washington, N.C., where dozens of boats were destroyed in a fire nearly two weeks ago.



Coast Guard honors man for saving lives

The Coast Guard formally recognized Edward Fillingham on Tuesday for his life-saving efforts in 2009. Rear Admiral Mike Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, presented Fillingham, 77, with the Coast Guard's Silver Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Station Oswego (N.Y.) in recognition of his rescuing three boaters on Lake Ontario on April 17, 2009.



Exhibit explores commercial fishing of decades past

Commercial fishing in New England is the theme of an exhibit of historic photography now on display at The Maine Grind in Ellsworth. "Images from The Atlantic Fisherman" is free to the public and will run through March 31.



Blackbeard's sword found?

It's likely Edward Teach didn't need much to scare his enemies. After all, the notorious pirate better known as Blackbeard boasted a thick mass of facial hair so intimidating that it got immortalized in history.



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