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Yacht Restoration

By MiMi Yeh | Posted November 2009 | Add a Comment

Any boatyard can refurbish an elderly vessel, but where do old yachts get new lives using traditional techniques? The answer is the Newport, Rhode Island-based International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS), a non-profit organization that’s devoted to teaching boatbuilding and boat preservation the way it was once done. Indeed, IYRS students and faculty focus solely on bringing back to life

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A Hero Finds an Even Keel

By MiMi Yeh | Posted June 2009 | Add a Comment

NY WaterwayCapt. Brittany Catanzaro on the decks of the Gov. Thomas KeanWhen US Airways Flight 1549 crashed in the winter waters of the Hudson River on January, 15, 2009, NY Waterway ferries were on the scene immediately. Of those, Capt. Brittany Catanzaro on the ferry Gov. Thomas Kean, and

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Traveling On Your Stomach

By MiMi Yeh | Posted April 2009 | Add a Comment

For Jason Taylor, a former chef on the 120-foot Orinokia, life is a constant blend of tastes and cuisines. This bilingual, New England native headed to St. Maarten to see the sights and wound up working as a chef aboard superyachts like this Benetti and catering private parties all around the island. He finally wound up competing in the Caribbean Concours de Chef Competition at the 2008 St.

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Walking the Plank of the Charles W. Morgan

By MiMi Yeh | Posted April 2009 | Add a Comment

Keeping a 19th-century whaling ship afloat requires a combination of old-world craftsmanship and new-age planning, especially when that ship is the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s only surviving whaling...

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