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Navy Shows Off Autonomous Fleet

The U.S. Office of Naval Research took to the lower Chesapeake Bay recently to show off their new autonomous unmanned swarming boats. The unmanned boats, mainly of rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) and other small boats, use a network of … Continue reading

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Mayflower II Under Restoration

There is a pretty cool history around the Mayflower II. Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard is working in partnership with Plimoth Plantation to restore Mayflower II. Mayflower II will move back to its berth at the Plimouth Plantation for the … Continue reading

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Oldest/Newest Sailing Cargo Vessel in the World

The coastal cargo ketch Nordlys is making ready to sail. She is either the newest sailing cargo venture or the oldest sailing cargo ship depending on how you look at it. Built in 1873 in the Isle of Wight, this … Continue reading

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U.S. faces ship shortage for gas exports

by Joachim Dagenborg, (Reuters)The expected boom in liquefied natural gas exports from the United States risks being hampered by a lack of vessels to handle the trade, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard told shipping industry executives on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Endeavour Yacht For Sale, For Real.

An ad caught my attention as it was describing an Endeavour yacht for sale.The yacht being advertised was not an Endeavour yacht, but the yacht Endeavour, the J boat, built and sailed by Thomas Sopwith, which came close to winning … Continue reading

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30th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival

Well known to the world as Gloucester’s major maritime and sailing event, the30th annual Gloucester Schooner Festival is organized by the Gloucester Schooner Festival Committee and Maritime Gloucester. Taking place in the harbor and nearby waters of America’s oldest seaport, the … Continue reading

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Russian Barque Kruzenshtern Sinks a Tug

I found this story very interesting. The image says it all. A embarrassing moment for any Captain and of course the accident is still under investigation. The image below shows the impact and as the Barque continues forward it push’s … Continue reading

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AEROBOAT WILL MAKE A BOAT LOVER OUT OF YOU!

Set to be unveiled at the Salute to Style show in July at The Hurlingham Club in London, the Aeroboat is a motor yacht that seems to blend retro and furutistic lines in equal measure that would make Jules Verne … Continue reading

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Ponta Vedra Beach Uncovers a Ship Wreck

Volunteers patrolling a Florida beach last week stumbled upon a mysterious buried boat that may date to the early 1900s. The shipwreck was first discovered on Oct. 16 by Peggy Friedmann, a volunteer turtle patroller at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National … Continue reading

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CVN 78 Hits 100th Birthday

File Representatives of Newport News Shipbuilding unveil a model of the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) at the Gerald R. Ford Museum in Grand Rapids, Mich. Pictured with the shipbuilders are Susan Ford Bales, right, the ship’s sponsor … Continue reading

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