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Cruising boaters come to the rescue

Boaters whose vessels were destroyed Jan. 7 by a fire at a North Carolina marina have received relief aid from donations raised by Salty Southeast Cruisers' Net and Waterway Guide.

"There was a tragedy here last month, and through our website and Waterway Guides, we have brought the cruising community together to collect money for the victims of what happened here," said Claiborne Young, editorial director and co-founder of Salty Southeast Cruisers' Net website. "And we've had a tremendous outpouring of donations from as far away as Canada and France."

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