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Sea chanteys add high note to WhaleFest

...number of courses on the Eagle," Moore said. "On the second or third cruise we had a chanteyman. The first time we set sail he started making noise, and we were thinking, 'Stop that music! We're trying to work.' But at the end of the...
Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor

...800 people where the tribe moved, according to the museum.The pieces were cradled in packing foam in wooden crates that museum workers sealed after the ceremony. The pole will leave the museum Friday, and set sail for Alaska on Tuesday.
Coast Guard ends search for 33 missing crew members

...too."I am hoping other companies will take a good look at when they're going to ship out, when they're going to set sail," Shevory said. "And not do it with a storm coming that can potentially become a hurricane."
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Cutter Roanoke Island leaves Homer on last voyage era also served as a bon voyage party for the 17 crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Roanoke Island.She set sail Wednesday morning on a 7,000-nautical mile journey from Homer to Baltimore, Maryland, to the Coast Guard yard where...
Officials rescue 367 migrants off Libya; 25 bodies found

...from sub-Saharan Africa, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia to reach Libya. Once there, they set sail in flimsy motorized rubber dinghies or rickety fishing boats. When the vessels have problems, often someone aboard contacts...
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Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part II

...there is a westerly wind and the tide is ebbing.The captain waited another day and then, in agreement with his men, set sail for Avacha Bay on the 27th. With the loss of their two boats, they had no way to replenish their dwindling supply of...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part II

...mammals, including several 10-meter long Pacific manatees. They built a new ship from the wreckage of the St. Peter and set sail in the summer of 1742.Dennis Hall and I skied into the clouds, feeling our way through a field of crevasses near the...
Off the Beaten Path: In the shadow of Vitus Bering, part I

...expedition, mysteriously lost 15 men while searching for fresh water on what was likely Yakobi Island. The two ships set sail in early June, but soon lost sight of each other in a storm. It was mid-July when the crew of the St. Peter enticed...
Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen

...Iran's semi-official Fars news agency said a cargo ship with 2,500 tons of food, medicine, tents and blankets has set sail for Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida. The ship was also carrying several journalists, rescue workers, physicians and...
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Off the Beaten Path: The mysteries of Yakobi Island, part I

...of Alaska's greatest unsolved mysteries. In the summer of 1741, two Russian ships, the St. Paul and St. Peter, set sail from Avacha Bay on the Kamchatka Peninsula under the command of Vitus Bering. Aleksi Chirikov, captaining the St...


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