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NewsReader 10-20-2006 03:15 AM

'Spirit of 1608' still sailing Chesapeake Bay (Daily Press)
A new replica of Capt. John Smith's "barge of discovery" testifies to the Chesapeake Bay explorer's daring and toughness. After 50 years of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, Northern Neck resident Dave Abbott has seen just about every kind of boat on the water. But even he has to pause and think just a bit as he rigs the sails on a replica of the early 1600s sailing barge that Capt. John Smith

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