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Under steam or sail, amid puffins or whales, cruising the USA

Lime Kiln Lighthouse (1914) on San Juan Island in Washington is a landmark for Northwest cruises.

Lime Kiln Lighthouse (1914) on San Juan Island in Washington is a landmark for Northwest cruises.

You fly and drive across it, hike it and bike it and ski it, but have you considered cruising the United States? The country has more than 25,000 miles of navigable waters accessible by small ships.

Here are some places you can go.

Patricia Borns can be reached at patriciaborns@gmail.com.

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