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John McCullough at his dock in the American Narrows.
John McCullough at his dock in the American Narrows.

Speed & Noise in the American Narrows

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The waters, mountains, and forests of the North Country are where people go to relax and take in nature. They're also venues for occasional conflict. Snowmobiles and ATVs compete with skiers and hikers for trails and access in the Adirondacks. On the St. Lawrence River, boats cause the controversy - the faster and the louder they are, the more they draw criticism. A new generation of high-performance power boats are becoming increasingly popular. And for some, they've become a symbol of recklessness and noise in an area that makes placid waters big business. David Sommerstein reports.

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"Cigarette" is a common brand of speed boat.

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