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Accomplished painters join lecture series

Classical painter Peter Layne Arguimbau, an artist well known for his mastery of the Flemish Technique, will be the first presenter at "Behind the Canvas," a four-part series held from 4-5:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport.



NOAA satellites aid in the rescue of 295 people

In 2010, NOAA satellites were critical in the rescues of 295 people from life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters. The satellites picked up distress signals from emergency beacons carried by downed pilots, shipwrecked boaters and stranded hikers, and relayed the information about their location to first responders on the ground.



Noted sportfishing boat designer remembered

Carson R. "Buddy" Davis Jr., who designed and built Carolina-style sportfishing boats from 28 to 78 feet, died Monday at his home in Marathon, Fla., after a lengthy illness, his wife, Barbara, said. He was 62.



New York's Erie Canal by boat

"Now I know what's meant by 'steering committee,'" the lock tender said with a laugh as the water, rushing through the sluice gates of Erie Canal Lock 32, raised us to his level.



Historic yacht visiting East Coast ports

The late billionaire Malcolm Forbes' first large yacht was named The Highlander. First launched in 1967, the 44-year-old classic yacht has recently been restored to its original condition by its owner, Victor Muller of Holland, owner of Spyker and Saab.



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