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Two Women, One Ocean, One Stroke at a Time

The Pacific Ocean represents the last stop for indigestible garbage. Upon arrival, refuse that isn't biodegradable coalesces to form an island. Estimates of the island's magnitude range from the dimensions of Texas to half the size of the United States.


Thankful for the Ability to Take Some Time and Just Drift

I did something the other day I haven't done in years.

Watch This Dude Wakeboard Behind a Million-Dollar Ferrari F50

When someone asks you if you want to wakeboard in a random canal behind their screaming Ferrari F50, you say "Yes." It's that simple.

Here’s a New Tricked Out Version of the Origami-Inspired Oru Kayak

When Anton Willis invented the portable, origami-influenced Oru Kayak in 2012, he very quickly wound up with a Kickstarter hit on his hands. The kayak earned $443,806 in crowdsourced funding (Willis's goal was $80,000) and won a handful of design awards. Because the kayak folds up into portfolio-sized tote that only weighs 25 pounds, Willis's design gave city dwellers a newfound opportunity to not only own a well-made kayak, but to keep it in a closet and take it out, no problem, anytime they wanted to paddle around.

Man Reunited With Boat Lost in Tsunami Three Years Ago

A boat which was lost in the 2011 tsunami has been reunited with its owner after it was discovered on a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

We Have Lift-Off ... 14 Years in Making, Fishing Boat Built by Brothers Finally Takes to the Water

When the Patterson brothers wanted to buy a boat they couldn't find one they liked -- so they decided to build their own.

Strangers at Sea

Ryan Breymaier is hardly known outside the national sailing community. In the port cities Barcelona and Les Sables-d'Olonne, France, he is recognized as a skipper of some of the most challenging racing sailboats in the world.

Moes Marine Keeps Vintage, Modern Boats Afloat

Vintage floats and modern boats meet the water at Moes Marine Service Inc. in Vermilion, Ohio.

Restoring a Legend: Destrehan Students Help Rebuild WWII PT Boat

A piece of south Louisiana naval history is one step closer to reliving its glory days with the help of Destrehan High School students.

Solo Sailor Arrives in Plymouth Seven Months After Setting Off

A sailor who survived a hurricane, Arctic ice and a pack of hungry polar bears has arrived safely in Plymouth.

Getting to Know ... A Sailboat Builder

Penny McMillan's eyes light up these days when she talks about the days that she and her husband, Gordon McMillan, built their own sailboat. In fact, the sailboat that they build together turned out to be their home off the Gulf of Mexico near Mobile, Alabama, for eight years.

Sea Organisms From Shipwreck Could be Real Treasure to Researchers

The greatest treasure of all in the SS Central America shipwreck off the South Carolina coast might not be gold bars and coins worth millions of dollars.

Humminbird® Introduces New HELIX Fishfinder Family

EUFAULA, AL. (November 21, 2014) -- Continuing with the trend of offering anglers more features at a compelling value, Humminbird is proud to announce the launch of HELIX, a family of compact-format fishfinders that feature a best-in-class, widescreen color display and powerful, professional-grade features.

With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives a Glorious Maritime Past

These days, a visitor to the Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman is likely to be a pale European seeking some winter sun, or perhaps a diplomat seeking to broker a deal between longtime rivals such as, say, the U.S. and Iran. But Oman's reputation as a go-between is well-earned and stretches back centuries.

Friends May Have Found Boat From 1800s

SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN 6) -- A piece of an old boat from as far back as the 1800s may have been found in Seaside by a couple of buddies armed with a metal detector.