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Old fishing schooner prospers despite a sea change

In 1911, Tordenskjold, a 75-foot schooner hewed from old-growth fir, left the Ballard, Wash., docks for its first season of halibut fishing off Alaska.



Boston rower nears trans-Atlantic shore

A retired U.S. marshal has rowed for 93 days through stormy seas and blistering heat. He's been rationing food for a couple of weeks now, eating just two meals a day, so he doesn't run out before he makes it ashore.



Navy ship captures suspected pirates, rescues crew

The crew of the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul captured 10 suspected pirates and rescued eight crewmembers April 5 from the Indian cargo dhow Faize Osamani near Salalah, Oman, after a dhow and three skiffs attempted to attack the motor vessel Rising Sun the same day.



Seaport offers free admission for teachers

Educators and their families - up to four people total - will be admitted for free this weekend, April 10-11, into Mystic Seaport during Educators' Weekend.



Reality TV show documents burning yacht rescue

A pair of South Florida boat captains made a narrow escape Tuesday morning, helped by a good Samaritan, when a 56-foot Carver yacht they were on caught fire and burned to the waterline.



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