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Old boat becomes state of the art

The boating world is setting a course for Maine's Rockland harbor, because of an old boat that is suddenly state of the art. The 45-foot Northern Spy is actually 56 years old - but is the first older vessel anywhere in the country to be equipped with a Volvo IPS joystick-controlled pod-drive propulsion system.



Kayaks keep anglers afloat

If you've been out on the water lately, you've probably noticed one of the hottest trends on the New England fishing scene: kayak fishing. What started as a novel way to sneak up on fish in shallow, inshore waters has blossomed into a vibrant sub-community of devoted kayak fishermen.



Conservation group to probe Gulf oil spill effects

Oceana, an international organization focused on ocean conservation, launched its 2010 Gulf of Mexico expedition, which will assess the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.



Noted marine photographer publishes poster

This summer in her Camden, Maine, gallery, photographer Alison Langley is offering her limited-edition Posters for $25 each. Regular price is $40 and the sale extends through Labor Day weekend (this price is only good for purchase in the gallery and not for mail order).



NTSB to Coast Guard: Crack down on distracted boating

Coast Guard officers were using cell phones during a deadly collision between their vessel and a pleasure boat last December, prompting federal accident investigators to call for tighter controls over distracted boating.



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