Cuba FYI

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Cuba is home to over 11 million people and is the most populous island nation in the Caribbean, as well as the largest by area. Cuba has a 99.8% literacy rate, an infant death rate lower than some developed countries, and an average life expectancy of 77.64. In 2006, Cuba was the only nation in […]

The Tuesday Morning Woody: Concordia Yawl

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  No. 37 of 103 built, Yankee is a wooden yawl built in 1956 by Abeking & Rasmussen of Lemwerder, Germany, for Concordia Co. Inc. In 2007, 2012, and 2015, Yankee earned “Outstanding Preserved Classic Sail with Auxiliary” trophies at all three International Antique Boat Shows at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, NY. Details at YachtWorld

My Green Acres Way of Life

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Married people say to singles “so when are you setting the wedding date?” Parents say to newlyweds “so when do you plan to have kids?” And newcomers to the boonies tell their buds back in the city “you should move to the country.” It’s a “join the club” kind of thing. “Feel our pain” and […]

Cool People and OpenCPN

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I began using the Internet when was just light green text on a dark background—no graphics—reminding me now of equipment submariners use. Primitive by today’s standards but it kept me in touch with people and information I depended on for my work. As the ‘net developed and offered more purposes and became accessible to more […]