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Florida Fisherman Catches an 11-Foot Mako Shark Weighing 805 Pounds

One man from Florida caught an 11-foot-shark weighing 805 pounds that may just break the world record for land-based shark fishing for makos.


Julie Fukunaga Hopes to Make Waves With Algae-Fighting Boat

How far would you go to invent a sustainable way to clean up our waterways?

Following His Long Love of Building Model Ships

Edwin B. Leaf tells seafaring tales in three dimensions.

STEM Project Makes Fifth-Graders Into Boatwrights

Right now, it's all about teamwork. Come May 22, it will be all about trust. That's what fifth-grade students at Farmington View Elementary School are learning this spring while building an 11-foot skiff.

Sir Paul McCartney Sells 52-Foot Fishing Boat Barnaby Rudge

Compared to the multi-million pound super-yachts favored by the likes of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and F1 presenter Eddie Jordan, this humble fishing vessel may not look like much.

Image of Loch Ness Monster in Apple Maps is Just Boat Wake

Sorry, mythical monster hunters. A mysterious, provocative image appearing in a satellite view of Scotland's Loch Ness isn't Nessie, it's just boat wake, according to the Internet's debunking community.

Europe to Florida in a Kayak: Another Bucket List Check

Olek Doba's slow, lonely kayak journey across the Atlantic Ocean is nearing an end this week.

Velodyne Builds Boats That Tame Waves, and Seasickness

Dave Hall wanted to get into boating because both his father and grandfather were avid boaters, but unfortunately he is prone to seasickness.

Fraternity Rebuilds Burned Medieval Boat

History senior Alan Wolfe spent his entire spring break handcrafting a medieval-style wooden boat. Hoping to start a Viking and Nordic culture club, Wolfe bought most of the materials himself and sawed, nailed, float-tested and mounted a flag on top of his prized vessel.

Couchton Man Building Boat Without Using Drawn Plans

COUCHTON, SC -- Bill Ritger is a can-do kind of guy who enjoys do-it-yourself projects.

Boating Season Begins With More Open Than Expected

SANTA CLARA, Calif. The South Bay's Boating season officially opens on April 15th. In normal years, Santa Clara County opens up five reservoirs for recreational use but the drought put a stop to those plans.

Webcam Lets You Watch Live Footage as it Roams the Sea Floor

Have you ever wanted to see what lies at the bottom of the sea?

Jamaica Beats Back Lionfish With Knife and Fork

While most reports of a precipitous decline in an animal population are met with dismay, ecologists are responding optimistically to news of decreased sightings of the lionfish in Jamaica.

Cecil Heisler is Master of His Craft

Cecil Heisler gingerly climbs the stairs to the second floor of his Indian Point, Lunenburg County, garage. Reaching the top, he points proudly at his project: a three-metre rowboat he designed. Constructed from New Brunswick cedar, and held firmly together with stainless-steel fastenings and epoxy glue, the small boat has served as a winter project for the past few years. Heisler places his hand on a section of the boat, near where he will soon install a gunwale. It's a sweetheart, and it rows effortlessly, he says of his design.

Apprentice Learns Art of Crafting Wooden Vessels From a Maritime Master

OSSINING, NY -- Two men with vastly different backgrounds but a common devotion to wooden boats stood in a riverfront workshop recently and discussed the signature smells of freshly cut planks of cypress and cedar.