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Stories

Rescue In Maine From a Dinghy At Night

Rescue In Maine From a Dinghy At Night

Boatwatch received this first hand account of a rescue from a dinghy at night in cold Maine waters. A dinghy is a very important asset to a boater and can save your life if properly outfitted for any circumstance. Please Wear Your Life Jackets      By Captain Judy Long & Captain Stephen...

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Cruisers Rescue Two Bahamian Fishermen Drifting For Three Days

Cruisers Rescue Two Bahamian Fishermen Drifting For Three Days

This is the story of the Rescue of Two Bahamian Fishermen by John and Shelly Roberts on SV LONG REACH   Long Reach is a Lagoon 420 and our first boat and our first season cruising.  We left our homeport of Little River, SC on Christmas Day 2019 for Fort Lauderdale.  We met up with two...

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Dramatic Story of Cruisers Rescuing Cruisers La Paz

Dramatic Story of Cruisers Rescuing Cruisers La Paz

The Rescue of 'Green Dragon', By Jessica Lockfeld, January 10, 2020, published in three short parts in Latitude 38 is a dramatic, gripping actual story of a cruising boat helping other cruisers. Someday you may be out there and hear that chilling call on the radio, "Mayday". It happened to us in...

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Murder in Paradise on SV Windancer, Panama

Murder in Paradise on SV Windancer, Panama

In January of 2011, M/V Tothill had just returned to full-time cruising in Florida after 10 years in the Caribbean. We initially received email and Single Side Band inquiries from worried cruisers located in the San Blas Islands of Panama about our good friend Don North. Don was a single handed...

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Rescue At Sea, Loss and Recovery of SV Kelaerin

Rescue At Sea, Loss and Recovery of SV Kelaerin

A first-hand story of rescue at sea SV Kelaerin, 45’ Omega Jim Carey and Joy Carey 180 miles off the coast of Washington state June 17, 2018 For months, I had been imagining the end of our circumnavigation.  We would finally pass by the Fuca Pillar, make our way into Neah Bay and have a good two...

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Two Bahamian Fishermen Rescued by Cruisers

Two Bahamian Fishermen Rescued by Cruisers

The following Bahamian rescue at sea began on the beautiful island of Great Harbour Cay in the Berry Islands. We, Commodores Glenn and Eddie Tuttle, Tothill, were fortunate enough to have been able to lend a hand, as were several other SSCA Commodores who assisted in, and actually made, the...

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