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Miami's Shuckers Bar & Grill Deck Collapses

Looks like Lebron James isn’t the only one taking dives during this year’s NBA playoffs. While the Miami Heat may have tied up the championship series against the San Antonio Spurs last night, their fans went down—literally. As the crowd at Miami’s Shuckers Bar & Grill rose to their feet to cheer a Miami Heat basket, the outside deck collapsed, sending approximately 100 patrons into the water off the 79th street causeway, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

NYC Fleet Week Sequestered

Fleet weekLooks like New York City’s Fleet Week is not quite as lucky as air-traffic controllers—the U.S. military has announced that they will cancel this year’s event due to the sequester. Nearly every year since 1984, Fleet Week has brought Navy ships carrying sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen to New York Harbor, an event that typically costs the U.S. Navy between $7 and $10 million (and generates around $20 million for the city).

New Digs in an Old Locale

Galápagos IslandsPay a visit to the Galápagos Islands and you’re immediately greeted by a combination of geography, waters, and wildlife unlike anywhere else in the world. But it’s not easy to stay overnight on this volcanic archipelago. Enter scientist and marine artist Guy Harvey and the newest locations for not one, but two Guy Harvey Outpost Resorts.

Art and Craft at Mystic Seaport

Low Tide—Sandy Cove by Anthony ThompsonHave a (small) place of honor to fill on a saloon bulkhead? Mystic Seaport is selling art sized to fit on boats of virtually any LOA.

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Photo: Anti- Records

What do Tom Waits, Frank Zappa, Johnny Depp, Keith Richards, and Iggy Pop have in common? Other than leading lives that are way cooler than mine, they also all lend their voices to the new album Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs and Chanteys, out now.

The Perfect Ending

Last September saw a good boat show in Newport, Rhode Island—warm sunny days and cool evenings: pretty much a perfect New England fall weekend. It had been especially nice for me, as I’d moved out of this haven on the Atlantic a few months earlier—it was nice to be back. As Sunday afternoon approached, a group of Power & Motoryacht staff decided to take a little harbor cruise on the Cruisers 41 we had on loan from the manufacturer.

Can a Real Pirate Retire?

Notorious Somali pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as “Big Mouth” It was with a heavy heart that notorious Somali pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as “Big Mouth,” announced today that he will be retiring from piracy.

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Cruisers of California’s coast know the many pleasures of Monterey and environs: Fisherman’s Wharf, famed Cannery Row, the Monterey Aquarium, and the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Good Night Irene

Hurrican IreneThe name Irene has been retired from the World Meteorological Organization’s list of storm names for the Atlantic Basin. Typically, names are recycled every six years—unless the storms they designate cause massive destruction. When Irene struck last August, she cut quite a swath: 48 deaths (40 in the US) and an estimated $15.8 billion in damages, not to mention devastating inland flooding in New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Vermont.