EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Pebble Mine

Image via Environmental Protection Agency. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said last week that it has once again extended the comment period for proposed restrictions on mining at the proposed Pebble mine site in Southwest Alaska, this time until Dec. 2. The comment period was originally set to end in July, then was continued to […]

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Visit Lake Champlain

Making a Connection Lake Champlain offers some of the best boating from New York to Vermont. Magic and mystery are daily elements of cruising Lake Champlain. Maybe it’s looking east spotting the Green Mountains of Vermont rimming the horizon and looking west to the Adirondack Mountains of New York standing at attention. Or could it […]

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Alaska’s Commercial Salmon Harvest Tops 148M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Alaska’s commercial salmon harvests continue to rise for all five species, with all but the coho fishery having peaked. As of Tuesday, Aug. 23, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game documented the preliminary harvest on its online Blue Sheet at nearly 149 million fish, including nearly […]

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Sailing the Gambier archipelago

  The Gambier archipelago enchants solo cruiser Charlotte Guillemot and photographer Julien Girardot I didn’t expect to see it. I was on watch, on my 23rd day at sea, when the island of Mangareva appeared in the distance in front of my bow. I looked up, white sea birds were whistling as they swirled around […]

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Alaskans Celebrate 7th Annual Wild Salmon Day

Image: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. Alaskans are celebrating the seventh annual Wild Salmon Day on Aug. 10 in Anchorage to honor shared connections to salmon and the importance of health salmon habitat. Organizers said the free event at Anchorage’s Westchester Lagoon from 6-8 p.m. will feature live music, several vendors, activities for children and the […]

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Summer in the “The Snows”

Photo Courtesy of Les Cheneaux Islands Chamber of Commerce Those who have explored Michigan’s 36-island Les Cheneaux archipelago realize what a hidden treasure this area is. Tucked into the northern coastline of Lake Huron, the communities of Hessel and Cedarville remain anchored to their history while cruising toward their future. By Dianna Stampfler The narrow […]

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Beneteau Swift Trawler 48

Our editors learn firsthand how fast a strict itinerary can be tossed overboard as they attempt to cruise to Bimini on a Beneteau Swift Trawler 48. Island (Just in) Time A whirlwind trip to Bimini aboard the Beneteau Swift Trawler 48 proves that even short amounts of time on the water can create lasting memories. […]

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Alaska Commercial Salmon Harvests Exceeds 101M Fish

Image via Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Commercial harvesters delivered some 101 million salmon to processors through Tuesday, July 26, in the 2022 Alaska fisheries, wrapping up a record harvest season. That includes nearly 59 million fish in the Bristol Bay area alone, led by the Nushagak District with over 22 million fish, the […]

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Using a Smartwatch to Catch More Fish

With built-in GPS, Quatix 7 marine smartwatches provide graphic tide charts for the area in which you are fishing. Jim Hendricks While drifting over an expansive sand flat off the coast of California recently, all three anglers on my boat hooked up simultaneously with big white sea bass. Pandemonium ensued, and no one had time […]

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Where the sky is born: Yucatan Channel

The Yucatan Channel is rarely sailed by visiting cruisers, but Kila Zamana discovered wilderness and Maya myths Key West, at the southernmost tip of the United States, is a place of non-conformists, colour and curiosities. Arriving at night, I spotted the Gunboat Traverse resting peacefully on the dock in front of a row of classic […]

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Record Catch of Bristol Bay Sockeyes in High Retail Demand

Two sockeye salmon swimming in different directions. Photo courtesy of Milton Love, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara. Soaring harvests of Bristol Bay’s famed wild sockeyes salmon run leaped by millions of pounds a week in July, as eager consumers were placing individual orders of up to 30 pounds each, while freezer container […]

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