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Round-the-world record bid now in sight

The fabled Jules Verne Trophy, given to the fastest sailors to circle the globe, is currently held by Bruno Peyron, who sailed with crew aboard Orange 2 in 2005 with a time of 50 days 16 hours 20 minutes at an average of 17.89 knots.

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Tax tip: boat-owner deductions available

Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a loan to finance a boat, may have some tax deductions available when filing their 2009 federal income tax return.

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Skipper’s fate in jury's hands

Erica Blizzard described driving into a "black hole of fog" and how she thought she had maintained a safe course in the moments before crashing her boat into Diamond Island and killing one of her passengers in a June 2008 boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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Boat sewage ban proposed in N.Y. canal system

In an effort to improve the water quality of upstate New York, the Environmental Protection Agency has given preliminary approval to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's proposal to establish a "No Discharge Zone" throughout the New York State Canal System.

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Maritime buff catalogs U.S. marine history

Thousands of ships over hundreds of years have navigated the rolling waters of Maine's Penobscot River across the street from Jon Johansen's home.

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