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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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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