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Man found dead after boat mishap

Boston marine police pull the body of a 47-year-old man from the water the day after he had tried to swim to shore after his 21-foot boat began to take on water about 7 p.m.

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Beneteau offering docking system for sailboats

Following the lead of the powerboat industry, which has been offering low-speed maneuvering and docking systems for some time (pod drives and thrusters in various combinations), sailboat builder Beneteau introduced Dock & Go, a "revolutionary innovation to dock your boat with complete confidence."

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A visit to the Coast Guard barque Eagle

The Coast Guard barque Eagle docked last weekend at the Port of Wilmington, N.C. Along with busloads of local residents, a presenter on local radio station WHQR got a chance to visit the vessel and filed an audio report of his tour.

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Talk and listen to the world on a lightship

On Aug. 21 and 22, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., respectively, Nantucket Lightship/LV-112, a National Historic Landmark and the largest U.S. Lightship ever built, reactivated its Radio Control Room and will participate in the International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend.

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Lighthouse duties fall to new set of stewards

As GPS units and the automation of navigational tools have rendered traditional lighthouse keepers obsolete, the government has been decommissioning the properties it owns, nearly 50 during the last 10 years, and transferring ownership to new stewards at no cost, preferably non-profit groups.

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