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Mysterious red lights offshore identified by Coast Guard

On April 29, A U.S. Coast Guard station in Lorain, Ohio, received numerous calls about a string of mysterious red lights observed over Lake Erie north of Sheffield Lake, OH, which is located just west of Cleveland. Observers said they…

Mystery impact slows Vendee Globe leader

Vendee Globe leader Jean-Pierre Dick has struck a submerged object and damaged one of his rudders, forcing him to proceed under reduced sail until conditions allow him to fix the problem.  From the International Herald Tribune: Dick remains the leader…

Return of the Maggie B.

The schooner Maggie B, built by Covey Island Boatworks in 2006, returned May 10 to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — her port of launch — to celebrate the completion of the circumnavigation for which she was built. Soon after arrival, Captain/owner…