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The Mysterious Disappearance of Richard Decker, and Yes, His Boat is for Sale at Auction

All the reporting on this story talks about a “ghost ship” for sale by auction in Newburyport, MA.  “Newburyport ‘ghost ship’ on the block,” is pretty typical.  The “ship” in question is, in fact, an Endeavour 37 sailboat, a bit small to be … Continue reading

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Time Lapse: A Frozen Tall Ship in 60 Seconds

Here is a time-lapse video of the assembly of an ice sculpture of a tall-ship being at Pickering Wharf in Salem, MA last Saturday as part of the 11th annual Salem So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival. Sadly, the … Continue reading

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Launching the Schooner Ardelle – Essex Side Launch

The pinky schooner Ardelle was launched recently from the historic Burnham Boatbuilding yard in Essex, MA.  They used the traditional “Essex side-launch” technique, which, to my uninitiated eye, looks very odd.  Nevertheless, it obviously is effective. The Ardelle’s debut Thanks to Tom Russell … Continue reading

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Barquentine Gazela Returns To Sea

Philadelphia’s tall ship, the barquentine Gazela has returned to to sea after five years of being limited to protected water sailing due to a damaged rudder.  With a new rudder, the turn-of-the-century Portuguese-built barquentine set sail from Philadelphia bound where she … Continue reading

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