COVER: For our cover shot, taken more than 25 years ago, photographer Marc
Vaughn flew from Miami to Key West to find large patches of white sand bottom for
the “swimming pool look.” He waited a month for the perfect conditions — a rising
tide pushing clear water — to get this amazing photo.
BoatU.S. MAGAZINE AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2015
56 | Four Boys On One Excellent Adventure
By Bruce Armstrong
In the fall of 1898, Ken Ransom and three friends blazed a trail that
became known as the Great Loop
60 | Trailerboat Cruising On The Erie Canal
By Marty Richardson
Size was no impediment to this cruising couple, who downsized by 24 feet
64 | The Quiet Revolution
By Michael Vatalaro
Engine technology is at a crossroads – and it’s anything but simple
The Richardsons packed up
their little 28-foot Pursuit
and explored the Erie Canal.
See page 60.
50 | Endless Summer
10 precious moments that crystallized
why they love their boats
• Alone Across The Stream
• Sailing With My Dad
• An Island Of Firsts
• Two Special Fish, 30 Years Apart
• Tanks For The Memories
• Up Way Past His Bedtime
• A Taste Of Salt
• Who Says Dogs Don’t Smile?
• The Best + Worst Summer
• Hannah Has A Few Questions