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Man Completes Solar-Powered Great Loop

30-Nov-2017

A Florida man claims to have recently completed the Great Loop trek running solely on solar panels, batteries and an all-electric propulsion system provided by Torqeedo. Capt. Jim Greer of New Port Richey, Florida, completed the 7,200-mile trip on his 48-foot trimaran RA, named for the ancient Egypt.... Read More

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Cruising the Comeback City

Cruising the Comeback City

Detroit, Michigan
01-Feb-2018

Ray Batt has a vivid memory of the summer day 10 years ago when he took a dozen business associates from across the country on a cruise of the Detroit River aboard his 42-foot Meridian, The Batt Cave. From the upper helm on the bridge, bound for Lake St. Clair, he felt great pride as his colleagues raved about the unexpected beauty of Detroit and its riverfront. The water — clean and clear — dazzled in shades of Caribbean blue-green with the gleaming Renaissance Center skyscraper, Ambassador Bridge and Belle Isle as a backdrop. The idyllic scene, he says, was a far cry from his guests’ preconceptions of Detroit as a down-and-out Rust Belt city. “They began remarking as soon as we pulled out of the harbor,” says Batt, commodore of the Detroit Yacht Club, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. “They were blown away at the beautiful color of the water, the proximity to Canada and the beauty of the city as seen from the water. It was also a reminder to me of how special it is to be able to boat here.” Detroit and its waterfront, settled by the French more than three centuries ago, have only gotten better. After decade.....

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