Boating

Cloud Nine at the Devil's Thumb in Lure of High Ice

Lure of High Ice

Photography by David Thoreson There’s a rule of thumb veteran ice skippers like Roger Swanson come to understand about the Arctic: You don’t know what …

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The Boat Loan Ranger in front of the Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay

Exploring the Inside Passage

The Inside Passage, which runs along the northern U.S. west coast and British Columbia, Canada, has been one of my family’s favorite cruising destinations over …

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Paddlecraft can benefit from a vessel safety check

Paddlecraft vessel safety checks

As an experienced paddler and vessel examiner, I know that many paddlers don’t see themselves as boaters and rarely take boating safety courses. Paddle sports …

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The Boat Lioness' spinnaker

Summer Cruise Circa 1990

After two months of planning, the day finally arrived for our long-awaited summer cruise from our home port at Myrtle Beach Yacht Club in Little …

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Learn what to wear for cold water paddling

Cold water paddling

Water temperatures start to drop as we head into fall and winter. While paddling in cooler climes can be a lot of fun, paddlers need …

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Florida Keys Shakedown Cruise

Florida Keys Shakedown Cruise

Committed to the liveaboard life, Ken and Lynn Baehr sold everything—business, house, car—to pursue their cruising dream. They asked me and my wife, Priscilla, to …

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Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York

Octogenarian Odyssey Part II

To celebrate both of us turning 80 and our 60th wedding anniversary, my husband, David, and I took a long-distance cruise on the Down East …

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