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River Street is aptly named as it runs along the Savannah River

For the last few years, I've spent Thanksgiving in Savannah, Georgia, with my dad, stepmom, grandpa and his wife.

It's pretty traditional—turkey, wine, boating.

And then, this Saturday the 27th, there is the Harbor Parade of Lights.

Lethal Water Jets?

I received a press release the other day from a PR flak announcing that a law firm he represents had recently won a big case. Presumably, I got the release because the defendant was Bombardier, which of course manufactures personal watercraft—or more colloquially, jet skis.

New Life For 2-Cycle Detroit Diesels

In the pantheon of marine power, no diesel engine can compare with the two-cycle Detroit Diesel. Designed and developed by General Motors in 1938, the engine achieved almost mythic status because  its two-stroke combustion cycle (one power stroke for each crankcase rpm) gave it significantly greater power density than diesels using the more common four-stroke combustion cycle (one power stroke for each two rpm).

Pause a moment

Don't let your eyes trick you: This boat isn't sinking.

Things aren't always what they appear, as the saying goes. Because when the boat is out of the water it looks completely different:

For Sale: A Yacht with a Dubious History

If you're in the market for a used megayacht, one with a less-than-glorious past and in even less-glorious condition just hit the market. Ocean Breeze, formerly owned by Saddam Hussein, is back on the market after months of legal wrangling between Iraq and France, according to ITN news.