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Valor is for Sale -- My Cape Dory 25 Valor is for sale to make room for a bigger boat that I could take long-distance cruising. She's been a fine day-sailor and I've taken a number of longer trips on her as well, but she's not the ticket for weeks or months-long trips, which I hope to take once I retire. So, anybody looking for a good sailable CD25? Asking price $3,500. Email me at

Ferry Runs Aground -- Ferry Silver Lake suffered a grounding near Ocracoke March 14, 2015, after losing steering control. Nobody was hurt, and the ferry was taken in tow to Ocracoke. Full story here.

Legendary sailor Michael Taylor's -- catamaran Wind in the Willows lies in Matthews Point Marina in February 2015. Picture here. The 87 year old Mr. Taylor has made the annual pilgrimage down the east coast and over to the Bahamas for over thirty years and is a well-known fixture of the cruising community. On his Fall 2014 voyage south, Mr. Taylor sought refuge from stormy weather in Clubfoot Creek and while at anchor fell and suffered an injury. The Coast Guard, with the assistance of Matthews Point dockmaster Tom and neighbor Bill, located Mr. Taylor and brought him ashore, where the Harlowe Volunteer Rescue Squad took him to the hospital. Our sources are that the gallant old man has swallowed the anchor and will live out his days ashore .

Oriental In-Water Boat Show -- will be held April 10-12, 2015. New for this year will be an exhibition of newly-built and restored wooden boats. For more information, see the website here.

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