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Flotsam and jetsam: Own a piece of history

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The scrollwork on the bow of Wishing Star means one thing: She’s a Trumpy. And her pedigree might be as distinctive as that gold insignia. Built in 1963, Wishing Star is the only 84-foot cruiser the legendary Trumpy yard produced.

She has had the same owner for 10 years and has been impeccably maintained. She’s listed for $995,000 by Northrop & Johnson in Newport, Rhode Island.

“The tide is ebbing.”

— Capt. Joshua James, 1826-1902

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Joshua James is credited with saving hundreds as a member of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. After all but one member of the Monomoy Point (Massachusetts) Station was lost in a rescue attempt, James ordered an early morning drill in a Northeast gale on March 19, 1902, seeing the need for more rigid training of his own crew. James, who was 75, maneuvered the lifeboat for more than an hour. He beached the boat after the drill, looked to the sea and said, “The tide is ebbing,” then died.

Fish On!

If you’re a fan of both chartering in the Caribbean and fishing, you’re in luck. The Moorings has registered its entire fleet of power catamarans in the British Virgin

Islands for fishing, so bareboat and crewed charter clients can now wet a line while cruising. The BVI government requires all vessels that engage in fishing to have a registration number, but keep in mind that anglers must still obtain a license.

100 days ...

... The time it took Amyr Klink to row single-handed across the South Atlantic from Namibia to Brazil in 1984, becoming the first person to complete the passage.

This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue.