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13th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous in Deer Harbor Labor Day

The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands is holding the 13th Annual Wooden Boat Rendezvous Sept. 1-3 at Deer Harbor and Orcas Island. The Rendezvous is a low-key celebration of wooden boats, held in one of the most scenic harbors in the Pacific Northwest.

2,700-Year-Old Phoenician Shipwreck Discovered

An international team of researchers has discovered the remains of a Phoenician ship that sunk in the waters off the island of Malta around 700 BC, Maltese authorities announced this week.

New Generation Enters Catalina Paddleboard Race

On Sunday morning before daybreak, 94 men and women stood on the sand at the isthmus on Catalina, warming themselves by a firepit. They woke up at 4:30 a.m. to start stretching, whitening their faces with titanium dioxide sunscreen and mentally preparing themselves for the day ahead.

Master Sand Sculpting Action in San Diego

Professional sand sculptors from all over the world will compete in San Diego this Labor Day weekend, carefully carving sand and meticulously making masterpieces for all to enjoy.

Curious Sea Lions Get Up Close and Personal

A group of curious sea lions were so eager to be captured on camera they sized up the photographer and grabbed at his camera just as he was taking the perfect shot of them.

Oceanside Appoints New Harbor Manager

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- The city of Oceanside has announced the appointment of Paul Lawrence as its new Harbor Manager after a search led by city of Oceanside City Manager Steve Jepsen.

The 10 Best Cities for Boaters

With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, millions of boat owners will be fueling up their tanks in preparation for the last big hurrah of the boating season. According to Discover Boating, an estimated 89 million Americans go boating each year. If you're one of those boaters, you've probably dreamed of owning property on a river, lake or ocean and living the ultimate American Dream. To help guide you in the right direction, Redfin worked with our friends at Discover Boating and The Weather Channel to determine which major metropolitan areas have the most waterfront property for sale, the longest boating seasons, the most boat vendors and the largest boating communities.

Marine Corps Showcases the UHAC

WAIMANALO, Hawaii -- The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab introduced the Ultra Heavy-lift Amphibious Connector (UHAC) prototype at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 11.

Record Set in Pacific Yachting's Pacific Challenge by ArrowCat Power Catamarans

In response to Pacific Yachting Magazine's open challenge to boat manufacturers, ArrowCat Power Catamarans successfully completed the PY Pacific Challenge, a race against time around Victoria Island. The ArrowCat 30RS completed 643 miles, tracked by Spot, in 28 hours, 59 minutes, and 12 seconds on 494 gallons of fuel. ArrowCat Power Catamarans is the second manufacturer to attempt the race, but the first in the 30 foot category.

This Gorgeous Yacht Combines Old-School Looks With Aerospace Tech

In the world of luxury yachts, it's hard to stand out as particularly cool, high-tech, or attractive. But this Turkish-built 55-footer caught our eye with its lovely combination of old-school woodworking and sophisticated hull composition.

Funding Provides Educational Platform for Port of Long Beach to Reach Students

LONG BEACH -- Fueled by a desire to spark the interest of local youths, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $150,000 for an educational outreach initiative to increase the Port of Long Beach's exposure in educational arenas.

Welcome to the World's Most Futuristic Cruise Ship

From robots that mix mai tais and mojitos to an electronic wristband and apps that put everything at passengers' fingertips, the world's newest cruise ship is wired with ground-breaking 'smart' technology aimed at taking the stress out of holidays.

Italian Explorer Plans to Live on an Iceberg for Up to a Year

Italian explorer Alex Bellini has conceived an extraordinary plan to live alone on a drifting iceberg in northwest Greenland for up to a year, or until it melts away -- whichever happens first. He aims to stay alive during this time in a tiny survival pod, and hopes his experience will encourage further discourse on climate change and the environment in general.

Seattle's Waterfront Park to Reflect Region's Rich Tribal Heritage

Translated from the native Lushootseed language, the downtown Seattle waterfront was known as "Little Crossing Over Place."

The 'Other' San Juan Islanders Go Their Own Way

Bob and Patty Pedersen hop into a golf-cart-size Mule utility vehicle and head out on a heavily pitted, dirt road near their home on Sinclair Island, a largely private enclave on the eastern fringe of the San Juan archipelago that is thick with trees, patches of gigantic skunk cabbage and impenetrable underbrush


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