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18th Century Ship Found at WTC Site
The AP is reporting that workers at the World Trade Center site unearthed a 32-foot ship from the 1700s. Cool stuff.
Cuba Travel Restrictions Lifting?
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 journalist, to cover the 50th Anniversary of the Hemingway Open ...
We Are Not the Only Fishermen
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, who practically took that fish a friend was about to ...
The Redneck Fishing Tournament
On the National Geographic Channel, ways to deal with the Asian carp invasion.
The Case For John Boats
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. At slow speeds they bounce off rocks. 3. The engine ...
Barefoot Bandit Caught After Bahamas Boat Chase
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 story, but not what kinds of boats he stole.
Kids and Boats
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 henceforth were, “Boat ride.” The key, we found, was to ...
BP To Work With Private Boat Owners
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 play basketball next year, but the oil is still flowing. ...
OLD SCHOOL: Johnson Sea Horse
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 stick on a skiff for his kid. Hadn’t been used ...
Vet Memorial Adorned With Nautical Stars
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 in Friendswood, Texas. The Veteran’s Memorial is a stainless-steel American ...

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The Case For John Boats
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