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Coast Guard honors man for saving lives

The Coast Guard formally recognized Edward Fillingham on Tuesday for his life-saving efforts in 2009. Rear Admiral Mike Parks, commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, presented Fillingham, 77, with the Coast Guard's Silver Lifesaving Medal at Coast Guard Station Oswego (N.Y.) in recognition of his rescuing three boaters on Lake Ontario on April 17, 2009.



Exhibit explores commercial fishing of decades past

Commercial fishing in New England is the theme of an exhibit of historic photography now on display at The Maine Grind in Ellsworth. "Images from The Atlantic Fisherman" is free to the public and will run through March 31.



Blackbeard's sword found?

It's likely Edward Teach didn't need much to scare his enemies. After all, the notorious pirate better known as Blackbeard boasted a thick mass of facial hair so intimidating that it got immortalized in history.



Marinalife contest prize is $5,000 getaway

Marinalife is holding a sweepstakes in which the winner receives a "weekend experience" at the Nantucket Boat Basin in Massachusetts, which last year was voted the best transient marina in the company's Best Marina Contest.



America's Cup could force businesses to move

Some businesses are getting a better idea of the potential for negative impacts when the America's Cup yacht race comes to San Francisco Bay in 2013. Race organizers will pay the city $55 million for the use of Piers 19 through 29. They will also lease Piers 30 and 32 for decades. Many businesses love the sound of this, but the number of businesses taking a hit continues to grow.



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