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5 Boating Terms to Impress your Friends This #DearSummer

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5 Boating Terms to Impress your Friends This #DearSummer

Global warming seems to be treating us right here in Seattle this #dearsummer. Here are 5 boating terms for you to brush up on before your next outing and a couple other tidbits to impress your friends with: Topside: Moving from a lower deck of a boat to an upper deck. (Hopefully all of us have this problem)  Port: The left side of the boat. Think port and left, each 4 letters.  Starboard: The right side of the boat. Corinthian: An amateur yachtsman. (Hopefully none of us have this problem) Cruiser: A boat with overnight accommodations BONUS TERM ** Cadillacin':...

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That's Life, The Frank Sinatra Way

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That's Life, The Frank Sinatra Way

In 1934 a young man got his very first drivers license, something that all of us remember as a pivotal point in our lives. He lived at 841 Garden Street in Hoboken, New Jersey; blue eyed, weighed 130 pounds, and would eventually grow up to be one of the most iconic singers in history. On his license they misspelled his name as Francis Sinatra, but at that point in life, Ol’ Blue Eyes was just another nineteen-year-old man. Now, eighty years later, Frank Sinatra’s license has been auctioned off for $15,757 to an unknown buyer. A 1940 letter accusing Sinatra...

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Veuve: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Veuve: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

  Centuries ago a shipping vessel crashed off the coast of Finland in the Aland Islands, sinking all of its cargo 40 meters below the ocean. Four years ago, divers discovered the wreck and its valuable cargo: 165 perfectly preserved bottles of Veuve Clicqout. This discovery prompted our favorite champagne company to explore the prospects of aging a special vintage in the same area where these bottles were found. Dubbed the Aland Vault, Veuve recently submerged 300 bottles & 50 magnums in the dark Baltic Sea to test the affects that the different pressure and temperature would have on the...

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The Coolest Gin You've Never Heard Of...

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The Coolest Gin You've Never Heard Of...

Hendrick's Kanaracuni Gin Hendrick’s newest special edition gin gains its pronounced originality from the depths of the Amazon rainforest. Master distiller Lesley Gracie and a small team set off last year into the heart of Venezuela’s Guayana Highlands in search of a botanical they would instill into a small batch of their gin: so small in fact, that only 560 bottles are being made. Throughout the ten-day expedition, Gracie tested dozens of barks and plants, searching for the perfect one to compliment the subtleties of the gin. Scorpion’s Tail, a small flowering plant, was finally chosen. The infusion of this...

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Happy Birthday Enzo! What is your favorite Ferrari?

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Happy Birthday Enzo! What is your favorite Ferrari?

What's in your top 5, here is ours: 1. F340 Competizione Mexico Berlineta 2. 2005 F430 Spider 3. 512 Testa Rossa 4. F340 Competizione 1952 Mexico Berlineta 5. 1963 250 GTO            

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