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Flotsam and jetsam: What’s in a name?

Named for her designer, William Hand was built in 1933 by Hodgdon Brothers of East Boothbay, Maine.

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This 63-foot (LOA) motorsailer is all wood, from the yellow pine planking to the oak keel and teak transom. The boat was completely renovated between 2007 and 2010, and Strout’s Point Wharf Co. professionally maintains it. William Hand is listed by David Jones Yacht Brokerage at Rockport (Maine) Marine for $1 million.

Sentinel on the Pacific

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Overlooking the Pacific on the Oregon coast, Heceta Head Light is named for the explorer Don Bruno de Heceta. In 1775 Heceta set off from San Blas in present-day Mexico to map the North American coast for Spain. He turned back after reaching the Columbia River in Oregon, enduring food shortages and scurvy. A headland he noted was later named for him, and that is the site of Heceta Head Light.

600,000,000 …

The amount of economic activity in dollars generated annually by the Miami International Boat Show, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which owns the show.

“I tasted once again the greatest joy which small boat cruising can offer: the satisfying contentment of an anxious passage successfully achieved.”

— Eric Hiscock

Wandering Under Sail

This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue.