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Avoid the pitfalls of buying a used boat

In recreational boating today it's a buyers market and used boats represent great value. "It's harder ... to walk away from a boat that pulls at your heartstrings - but may have skeletons hiding in the closet such as a cloudy title or other issues," says BoatU.S. vice president of boat finance Charm Addington, who heads the association's settlement service.



As oyster war heats up, a crackdown on poachers

The first time there was a war over the Chesapeake Bay's oysters - in the 1800s - it started because there were so many of the shellfish. For a share of the fortune on the bay's floor, watermen fought police and one another with rifles and cannons.



One of only four ‘flying boats’ on display

Visitors to a Madison Avenue sculpture garden in New York will be able to view a rare, nearly 100-year-old "flying boat" that had once been displayed at the Western Reserve Historical Society.



Coast Guard names first Sentinel-class cutter

Coast Guard officials announced March 19 that the first Sentinel-class cutter will bear the name Bernard C. Webber in honor of the legendary Coast Guard member.



More Americans went fishing in '09

At a time when the economy has shaken big-time sports from the PGA to the NFL, the low-key pastime of fishing has enjoyed a quiet resurgence.



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