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McCartney’s Trawler Has a New Owner, a Brit


The new owner of Paul McCartney’s trawler had a couple of corrections for our coverage of the sale in the July/August issue. Adrian Pegler says that although Barnaby Rudge was a Groves and Gutteridge design, she was actually built and commissioned in April 1946 by…

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Helena Star Heads for Seattle Scrap Yard (VIDEO)


The tired and aging North Seas freighter named Helena Star had one moment of incandescent notoriety in 1978 when the Coast Guard, acting on a tip, boarded her off the Pacific Northwest coast and seized 38 tons of marijuana valued at about $75 million. It…

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Paul McCartney Selling His Old Trawler (Photo Gallery)


Who knew? Paul McCartney is not just a music legend but he’s a trawler guy, too. There’s something truly refreshing about a man who amasses great wealth but resists the impulse to show off with a gleaming megayacht and instead goes cruising aboard a refurbished…

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