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On the cover: FINALIST | AMBER WAVES James Labar of
Hamburg, New Jersey, didn’t worry about shifting the horizon to
capture this dramatic image off Tices Shoal, Barnagat Bay. “The
colors were amazing,” he remembers. “I noticed that if I changed
the angle a bit, the American flag was even more pronounced.”
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BoatU.S. MAGAZINE FEBRUARY | MARCH 2017
FINALIST | LOCK PARTY Alan Lloyd of Milford, Ohio, snapped this image of happy
boaters waiting to lock through Narrows Lock on Canada’s Rideau Canal. “There were
many boaters hanging out having picnics,” he explains.