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  1. The next best thing to exploring the wreck of Titanic might be visiting Peter Boyd-Smith’s antiques shop, Cobwebs, in Southampton, England. Titanic items remain especially popular with his clients...
  2. In mid-march, during the 20th Maine Boatbuilders Show, a late-winter storm pummeled the Maine coast. The blizzard dropped 7 inches of snow on Portland, the city hosting the event, and whipped its...
  3. Rod Browne Mitchell sometimes rises early to go fishing aboard his 23-foot powerboat before heading to his office in Portland, Maine. For Mitchell, the founder and owner of Browne Trading Co., a...
  4. “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude,” wrote Friedrich Nietzsche. Whether the gratitude in question is that of the artist toward the forces that created him, or that of the...
  5. According to local folklore, a woman named Old Meg resided at the Strathisla distillery in Speyside for several decades during the 19th century. She lived in a dingy room where the spent ale was...
  6. The new CAO Gold Maduro cigar originated as part of CAO’s Concept Series, a group of experimental blends available only to those who visited the company’s Nashville, Tenn., headquarters. Guests’...
  7. Ardbeg ( www­.ardbeg.com ), the maker of what is considered the smokiest of Islay whiskies, has released examples of its 1974 vintage in a forceful package: a rifle case designed by the London-based...
  8. Those who have met Richard Geoffroy know they are unlikely to meet anyone more passionate about Champagne than he is. Of course, he is the cellar master for Dom Pérignon, a most distinguished office...
  9. The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speaker system ( www­.bwspeakers.com ) not only is compatible with the iPod, but just might be worthy of it. The striking, airship-shaped system employs technology...
  10. During a rough stint covering World War II, British photojournalist George Rodger took some remarkable photos in Africa, including the one of horsemen shown above. In 1947, Rodger, along with his...

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