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Boating Tales
& Setting Sail

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You feel the wind against your hair and the rhythmic lull of the waves which can only mean one thing: you’re living the boat life. Whether you're leisurely drifting on a tranquil lake or navigating the open sea, the joys of boating are as diverse as the bodies of water waiting to be explored.

Picture the quiet of kayaking, where the gentle paddling is like a conversation with nature. Sailboats, with their billowing sails, capture the elegance of the wind's power. And for those seeking a bit more speed and adrenaline, powerboats and jet skis provide an exhilarating ride, skimming across the water's surface with the thrill of the open throttle.

Life on the water provides steady work for many, but it's more than just a way of life; it's a gateway to joy, relaxation, and the simple pleasure of being surrounded by the soothing embrace of water. Boating invites enthusiasts to cast off the shorelines of routine and chart a course towards the endless adventures that only the open water can offer.

What are your favorite boating memories?

Houseboat. Flickr Commons (1960)

Camaraderie. Library of Congress (1923)

Catamaran. Library of Congress (1957)

Longshoreman. Flickr Commons (1938)

Sailing. Flickr (1969)

Submarine. Library of Congress (1959)

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