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Marine museum opens for 75th year

Maine's oldest marine museum will open Friday for its 75th year with new exhibits ranging from contemporary art to historic artifacts. Penobscot Marine Museum will host a free reception at 5:30 p.m. on opening day to give visitors a taste of this year's exhibits and a chance to meet some of the exhibiting artists and the museum's new executive director.



Hurricane outlook: above-normal activity

The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service.



Training ship encounters punishing seas

A recent trans-Atlantic voyage by the Coast Guard cutter Eagle offered its crew of cadets a harrowing moment when the 295-foot vessel encountered up to 15-foot seas and wind gusts to 45 knots.



Researchers to pull up Blackbeard's anchor

North Carolina archeologists are attempting to retrieve an anchor this week from the wreckage of the notorious pirate ship Queen Anne's Revenge.



Body of missing boater found after capsize

Authorities on Wednesday recovered the body of a 25-year-old graduate student who died when a sailboat he was on with nine others capsized in Virginia’s James River last week, bringing the death toll to two in the group affiliated with NASA’s Langley Research Center.

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