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Looking out over a Rhode Island field in 1995, Chris Hood spied the shape of what turned out to be the mold for a Wasque 26 — a sturdy, single-engine fishing boat designed and built on Martha’s Vineyard starting in 1969.

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Despite facing immense skepticism, 23-year-old Boyan Slat plans on ridding the earth’s oceans of discarded plastics. He is preparing to demonstrate his innovative Ocean Cleanup system in the Pacific Ocean by the end of the year.

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VIDEO: The loveable catboat

Those who appreciate catboats – with their beamy, rounded hulls, un-stayed masts, gaff rigs and ultra-long booms – find that these traditional sailboats are hard to beat, when it comes to practical design and pleasurable sailing.