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Phonograph records recovered from Gold Rush wreck

Conservation specialists have rediscovered the soundtrack of a deadly shipwreck from the Klondike Gold Rush, identifying three records found with a vintage phonograph alongside the sunken sternwheeler A.J. Goddard, which went down in a storm more than a century ago on Yukon's Lake Laberge.

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Fuel efficiency is influencing boating trends

Electric boats and bigger engines seems to be the response from both boat buyers and boatbuilders to rising gas prices and heightened concerns about emissions. Manufacturers are also moving to lighter boats, while buyers have made a switch to smaller sizes.

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Life jacket reform ruling approved

The Coast Guard last week published a final rule that will encourage life jacket regulatory reform by removing exclusivity for Underwriters Laboratories as the only Coast Guard approved lab to test inflatable life jackets, the National Marine Manufacturers Association announced.

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EPA seeks comments on discharge practices

BoatU.S. is asking its members to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency how they operate and maintain their boats as the agency develops and eventually implements best management practices to address.

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IYRS schedules open house

The International Yacht Restoration School is holding an open house at 4 p.m. Wednesday at its Bristol, R.I., facility, which is home to the school's Marine Systems and Composites Technology programs.

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