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If current trends continue, Lakes Michigan and Huron will experience record low water levels this year—the shallowest since 1963. The two lakes, which are really one body of water connected by the Straits of Mackinac, are more than two feet below average levels.

2013 Sailing Resolutions

by Meredith Laitos, Posted December 12, 2012
We asked sailing celebrities what they’ve resolved to accomplish on the water in 2013. Here’s what they came up with...

Maybe it's Me

by Dennis Mullen, Posted December 6, 2012
Maybe it’s me, but I don’t get it.  It was Tuesday, October 23, 2012, and Tropical Storm Sandy was on her way to becoming a Category 1 hurricane.  Already tearing up Jamaica and parts of Cuba, NOAA was predicting Sandy’s path to continue north, straight up the east coast.
I’ve always been fascinated by hurricanes. My father’s tales of the devastating effects of the hurricane of ’38, and the subsequent witnessing of these tropically born monsters hitting the Long Island coast have drawn me ever closer to their fury.

What Causes a Sea Breeze

by Teresa Carey, Posted November 30, 2012
My first solo offshore passage began with sunshine, gentle breezes and easy sailing. But there was nothing gentle about my return to land at day’s end.
Shelley Ferguson knows too well that each day is an opportunity to appreciate life. When she had the chance to spend an August afternoon sailing on the 12-Meter, Valiant, in Nantucket, where her family resides, she didn’t hesitate.
Nearly three years after Rachel and Paul Chandler were taken hostage by Somali pirates, the couple is returning to sea aboard the same boat, Lynn Rival.
In early September, scientists in the Arctic reported that floating sea ice had fallen to the lowest level ever observed, and a trio of sailors took their cue.
Effective August 21, 2012, NOAA has begun publishing its entire United States Coast Pilot series online, where the books are available as free downloadable PDFs.
Ten days after Superstorm Sandy raged up the East Coast, residents are still surveying the damage and beginning to rebuild. Staggering images of railcars on highways and rollercoasters in the ocean complement staggering numbers...
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