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China International Boat Show 2010

An Illustrated Report   Professional BoatBuilder contributor and ProBoat Radio host Barbara Jean Walsh is in China, where she attended the four-day China International Boat Show, in Shanghai, April 8–11. She captured these images from the show floor and recorded a ProBoat Radio interview with expat American boatbuilder Vic Duppenthaler of Zuhai-based Maxi Marine. Their discussion updates us ...
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Princess Yachts (Plymouth, England)

Princess Yachts ProBoat Feb-Mar 2011 ...
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It Takes a Train to Cry

Excerpted from The Slice of Heaven Blog My birthday is about to roll around again, and that means it’s been a full year since Little Peach and I made our memorable trip to the island south of Key West. This year, she will be my birthday chaperone once again, for the ...
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Press Release: 3rd Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training (COMITT) Advances Efforts to Address Marine Industry Workforce Development Shortage

February 26, 2008, Annapolis, MD; Brooklin, ME; and Chicago, IL: More than 100 marine industry educators, manufacturers, marine trade associations, and workforce development experts took part in the 3rd Conference on Marine Industry Technical Training (COMITT) in Fort Lauderdale, FL last week. Another 100 people registered for COMITT Online, which ...
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Lost in Translation

Note: Unpublished "Parting Shot" written to accompany major coverage of Chinese boatbuilding industry in Professional BoatBuilder magazine. The day after I returned from China, I attended my first class in Mandarin in Florida Atlantic University’s continuing education program. One thing I did not like about China was my own illiteracy. I ...
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The Broken Oarlock

Note: This is part of a series called "Unwelcome Blessings" that I wrote while taking a three-year adult education course through the Jefferson City (Missouri) Catholic Diocese. I’m a fixer by nature, and by inclination.  This is different, I think, from being one of those kids who is always bringing home ...
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