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Pete McDonald is a contributing editor to Power & Motoryacht. Previously, he spent 11 years on the editorial staff of Boating. He has won multiple writing awards and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Recent Posts by Pete McDonald

18th Century Ship Found at WTC Site
Posted on July 15, 2010.
The AP is reporting that workers at the World Trade Center site unearthed a 32-foot ship from the 1700s. Cool stuff.
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Cuba Travel Restrictions Lifting?
Posted on July 15, 2010.
This news report from CNN could mean a whole new world is opening up for boaters and anglers. I’ve been dying to go back since I went, legally as a ...
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We Are Not the Only Fishermen
Posted on July 15, 2010.
Nothing like having your hand in the water and seeing a fin come at you and fish in the vicinity free jumping in panic. This fin belonged to a dolphin, ...
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The Redneck Fishing Tournament
Posted on July 14, 2010.
On the National Geographic Channel, ways to deal with the Asian carp invasion.
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The Case For John Boats
Posted on July 14, 2010.
A welded-aluminum john boat may just be the perfect small-boat light tackle fishing platform. They are multi-faceted. The reasons in favor: 1. The are lightweight and hard to break. 2. ...
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Barefoot Bandit Caught After Bahamas Boat Chase
Posted on July 12, 2010.
According to this article from Vanity Fair, the two-year saga of the Barefoot Bandit, aka Colton Harris-Moore, ended after a boat chase with Bahamian authorities. The Youtube video above tells the ...
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Kids and Boats
Posted on July 9, 2010.
My daughter’s already got the disease. We spent the holiday at my family’s summer place, and after her first spin on the first day, the words she most often uttered ...
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BP To Work With Private Boat Owners
Posted on July 8, 2010.
The BP oil spill in the Gulf hasn’t come close to being contained. The company’s getting a slight reprieve from media scrutiny while LeBron James decides where he’s going to ...
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OLD SCHOOL: Johnson Sea Horse
Posted on July 6, 2010.
Spotted this weekend in the North Country: an old direct-drive Johnson Sea Horse outboard. 1940s vintage. It has no clutch. A guy pulled it out of an old shed to ...
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Vet Memorial Adorned With Nautical Stars
Posted on July 2, 2010.
Edson Marine makes and sells these nautical stars for boats. Since we’re approaching a patriotic weekend, this seemed like a good time to post about the memorial featuring these stars ...
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The Case For John Boats
The Case For John Boats - July 14th 2010