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The Dove (1974). Based on a true story, a young man’s (Joseph Bottoms) sails a small boat solo around the world.  He meets a girl (Deborah Raffin) who follows him from port to port as he completes his five year voyage.

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The Light at the Edge of the World (1971). A lighthouse keeper (Kirk Douglas) fights a pirate (Yul Brynner) and shipwreckers on an island off Cape Horn in 1865.

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Riddle of the Sands (1979). In 1901, two British yachtsmen stumble upon a German plot to invade England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself.

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The Sea Gypsies (1978). The Sea Gypsies (aka Shipwreck): A remarkable saga of a widower, his daughters, a female photojournalist and a stowaway who start to sail around the world and are marooned on an uninhabited island filled with danger, wild animals and wondrous adventures. Stuck in the Alaskan wilderness, all five learn to search for food, the kids entertain each other, and the man and the woman begin to fall in love. A perfect wildlife family feature.

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Swallows and Amazons

Swallows and Amazons (1974). Set in 1929, and based upon Arthur Ransome’s immortal children’s novel, “Swallows and Amazons” is the story of a group of children who man two sailing dinghies,’Swallow’ and ‘Amazon’, and plan mock ‘sea-battles’.

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Swashbuckler (1976). After rescuing his friend Nick Debrett (James Earl Jones) from execution, swaggering buccaneer Red Ned Lynch (Robert Shaw) comes to the aid of wronged noblewoman Jane Barnet (Geneviève Bujold).
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