Flotsam & Jetsam: Last Of The Mohicans

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Last Of The Mohicans 

Built in 1929 by the Consolidated yard in New York, Mohican is a classic 69-foot commuter yacht. Her hull is built of double-planked mahogany over cedar, with bronze fastenings. Below is a three-stateroom layout with seven single berths, three heads with pressure water and a well-equipped galley. A pair of 200-hp Fiat Aifo diesels (500 hours each) provide a 23-knot cruise and a 28-knot top end. The owner commissioned a progressive rebuild of Mohican starting in 1992, though she remains 95 percent original. Mohican is lying in Italy and is listed with Edmiston’s Antibes office for $589,170. edmiston.com

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Beer Can Blues 

The quintessential beer pairing for picking a pile of steamed Maryland blue crabs is Baltimore’s own National Bohemian. Baltimore artist and crab aficionado Travis Edmisten repurposes the cans by cutting them into various shapes to create colorful sculptures of the crustaceans. Don’t worry if “Natty Boh” isn’t your jam; Edmisten uses many beer brands to create his artwork. $36. etsy.com/shop/junkboxcustoms 

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The Greatest Show on Earth

With more than 1,000 boats on display and 900 exhibitors at seven locations, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is a spectacle for boat lovers. The show starts with a Prime Time Review on Nov. 1 and wraps up Nov. 5. The centerpiece is the in-water display and land spaces at Bahia Mar Yachting Center, where you’ll see everything from inflatable dinghies to megayachts. showmanagement.com

Up your Docking Mojo 

Most of us have felt a pang of anxiety maneuvering into a fuel dock, marina slip or other close-quarters area. A new online course from Active Interest Media’s Boaters University aims to make docking less stressful. “Boat Handling 3D” teaches the ins and outs of handling your boat around docks and marinas so that you can enjoy your time on the water without worrying about tying up at the end of the day. Broken into five sections, the course is presented by Bob Sweet, a former national director for the U.S. Power Squadrons, and Bill Boyer, a certified U.S. Powerboating instructor. $125. boatersuniversity.com

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Fowl Is Fair 

The Waterfowl Festival returns to the Eastern Shore town of Easton, Maryland, Nov. 10- 12. The festival began in 1971 with three exhibits; today it draws thousands of people from up and down the East Coast. The event includes decoy-carving demonstrations, retriever and dock dog contests, wine and beer tastings, musical performances and one of the largest collections of waterfowl and wildlife art you can find in one place. waterfowlfestival.org 

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‘The Big Diamond’ 

Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse was fabricated and assembled in Detroit in 1906, then disassembled and shipped to Boca Raton, Florida. A congressional bill that funded the aid to navigation states that the 147-foot light was “very much needed by vessels bound through the Florida Straits into the Gulf of Mexico or to the island of Cuba. Its erection will complete the chain of lights that extends from Jupiter Inlet to the Tortugas, so that the navigator can make one light before losing sight of another.” The light was automated in 1974 and relighted with a new bearing assembly in 2000. Its nickname, “The Big Diamond,” refers to the shapes of the individual pieces of glass that surround the lantern room.  

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There were some good ideas in Bermuda, but it was not the America’s Cup. There was absolutely no link and no reference to the extreme richness of the America’s Cup. They stole the label and did not respect the content. — America’s Cup hall-of-famer Bruno Troublé, regarding Oracle Team USA’s future plans for the regatta, which were quashed when Emirates Team New Zealand took home the Auld Mug this summer