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Diver finds ring lost in lake

A young Minnesota couple got engaged in June. One day, when out on a boat on Lake Minnetonka, she took off her $7,000 ring to keep it from getting dirty as she applied sunscreen. Stocco put the ring in her mouth and it bounced out, hit the floor of the boat and bounced over the edge of the boat into the water.



Plastic boat on bluewater sail defying doubters

Plastiki, a vessel made entirely of plastic, including 12,000 recycled bottles, was built to showcase the world's garbage problem. It is the brainchild of banking heir and expedition leader David de Rothschild.



Crowds come out for IYRS summer gala

A record crowd of 700 guests attended the International Yacht Restoration School's annual summer gala last weekend.



Proper lookout disputed in boat crash

The mate piloting a tugboat involved in a fatal accident last week did not station the only other working crewmember as a lookout on the barge they were pushing up the Delaware River, a marine union official said Tuesday.



Across Florida Straits in a Styrofoam boat

A Cuban migrant who ostensibly floated at sea in the Florida Straits for 25 days aboard a seven-foot makeshift Styrofoam boat remained aboard a Coast Guard vessel Wednesday morning as American officials weighed whether to return him to Cuba or let him come ashore for hospital care.



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