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The World Duckboat Championships, A Classic Fleet Sails Again: Before there were Optimist Prams, at least on the Jersey Shore, there were Duck Boats. And now, thanks to an ingenious D...
The A-Cats of Barnegat Bay, And a Visit Aboard SPY: Last summer we headed to Barnegat Bay in New Jersey to get the inside scoop from Roy Wilkins on A Cats - the racing sail...
New Zealand’s Mahurangi Regatta – Featuring Chas Bailey’s NGATIRA: Join us for a day on the water at New Zealand's Mahurangi Regatta, and get a close-up look at the restoration of the Cha...
Wooden Boats of the Bahamas – Abaco Dinghies of Winer Malone: Winter residents of Hope Town are restoring some of the most cherished wooden boats of the Bahamas — Abaco Dinghies of...
The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle — Our Favorite Place in this Great City: The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle has long set a standard for bringing people to the waterfront and getting them st...
The Australian Wooden Boat Festival, Tasmania’s Warm Embrace: The Australian Wooden Boat Festival in "Tassie" is remarkable for its size, the quality of its boats, and the beauty of...
HEART’S DESIRE, Part 1 – New Life for an Alden Schooner: With a community's help on Martha's Vineyard and the tireless and skillful efforts of a young couple as they refit HEART...
Sleepless in Port Townsend, Wooden Boat Festival: Coming home to the comforts of good friends and familiar waters has a feeling that's good for the soul. No doubt, Port T...
Just Be, In a Boat: On a remote lake, deep in the famed North Woods of Thoreau country, a family discovers a space and time that's all too r...

 

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