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Beneteau Unveils Swift Trawler 30

Beneteau Unveils Swift Trawler 30


Beneteau unveiled the Swift Trawler 30 at the Paris Boat Show in December and will make her North American premiere at the Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show February 11-15. The Swift Trawler 30 has a cruising speed of 15 knots and a base price of $300,000. Like her big sisters, the semi-planing hull of.... Read More

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Lakeside Retreat(s)

Lakeside Retreat(s)

Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin

I’m plopped cross-legged in the center of Appleton, Wisconsin’s Houdini Plaza, thumping an inverted paint bucket with a pair of wooden drumsticks. It’s a blue sky day pretty enough to make anyone sing, or, in our case, pound out some increasingly complicated rhythms — this unlikely band of toddlers in sundresses, teens in baseball caps, business people on a lunch break, fellow boaters, and me. We’re taking a free drumming class. And it’s just one of dozens of activity options on the docket of the four-day Mile of Music Festival, where the music is original and you can’t really sit on the sidelines when surrounded by such a creative culture. In one direction, a giant Cat in the Hat sits perched atop the Trout Museum of Art, the community-created art project broadcasting a Dr. Seuss exhibit within. To another, a stained glass tower blends the work of photographers and artists over the years, and from all directions waft the sometimes-competing sounds of singer/songwriters. Some 200 bands are in town, playing 600 or so all-free concerts inside taverns, restaurants, brew pubs, chapels, pizza parlors, auditoriums and parks. .....

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