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Former Cambridge Rower John Pritchard Succeeds in Million-Dollar Mississippi Challenge

At over 2,000 miles the Mississippi River is a little longer than most Cambridge Blues are used to, but his time rowing the Cam proved ideal preparation for John Pritchard's million-dollar challenge.


Kayak Fisherman Lands Record-Breaking Shark

A dedicated fisherman in Norway has landed a rare, 15-foot-long Greenland shark, setting a new world record for a fish caught with a rod and reel from a kayak.

Big Red Boat Song Could be Big Boost for Iqaluit Charity

A big red boat that sits on the Apex beach in front of the old Hudson's Bay store has inspired Calgary musician Norm Rooke to write a song about his trip to Iqaluit, and raise money for the Nunavut YWCA.

114-Year-Old Boat Being Restored in Rockland

This is Blackjack. The 114-year-old friendship sloop is the latest project at the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland, Maine. What is a friendship sloop, you ask?

Man Who Paddled the Mississippi River Solo Releases a Video of His Journey

Earlier this year I spoke with Kevin Brady, a British man who set out to canoe the length of the Mississippi River in a small metal vessel, all for charity.

Tug Life

Chris Baker, a tugboat captain who lives in Brooklyn, said he fell in love with both photography and boats while growing up in Maine.

Record-breaking Round the World Yacht Left to Rot in Plymouth Being Restored to Former Glory

An iconic world record winning yacht left to rot in a watery grave in Plymouth has been saved by a determined team of experts who want to blow new life into its' sails.

Laurentian Architecture Student-Built Canoes on Display

When Maxine Blais found out she and her classmates would be building a birch bark canoe during their second year of architecture school, she was a little skeptical.

'Tsunami Boat' Designed by Atlantic College Students

A group of sixth-form students from an international college in south Wales are helping design a new type of boat for use in the aftermath of a tsunami.

Father and Son Build 38-Foot Boat in Their Garden... Then Find it's Too Big to Wheel Out

A father and son who built a home-made 38-foot boat worth 175,000 pounds in their back garden were stumped after discovering it was too big to get out.

Boat Academy Students Launch Craft at Lyme Regis

Graduates finally got a taste of the sea after completing an acclaimed boat-building course which will set them up for a career in the industry.

Man Survived 12 Days Stranded at Sea by Eating Fish, Rigging Radio

New video shows the fisherman who was lost at sea for 12 days finally returning to shore today.

Make-A-Wish Gives Powhatan Teen Fishing Boat

ASHLAND, VA (WWBT) -- A $15,000, top-of-the-line bass fishing boat is going to someone who truly couldn't wish for anything more. Lee Payne, 15, from Powhatan, is battling a life-threatening condition. He set eyes on his brand new boat, from Make-A-Wish of Greater Virginia, Tuesday evening.

A Splash Course in Boat-Building

Future science teachers were put to the test Wednesday at the University of Ottawa.

A Drifter's Voyage Across the Big Lake

On Thanksgiving Day, Michigan Tech Biological Sciences Professor Nancy Auer was walking her dogs on the Lake Superior beach near her Allouez Township home when she found a beat-up object known as a drogue -- a hand-built floating device dropped off a dock or boat. When she examined it, she discovered that it belonged to Sam Kelly, an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth.