• Photos courtesy Susan OlcottHull #355, Hardalee, back in the day (above). After 30 years of (mostly) dry storage, Hardalee was moved from the Midwest to Maine, where, after a partial restoration, new memories are being made aboard her again.
    February 1, 2021

    Restoring the family Thistle

    Midwinter 2021 By Susan Olcott The boat sat in my grandparents’ basement in St. Louis under a water leak for 30 years. Today, it bobs up and down on my mooring in Casco Bay, Maine. Its white transom bears the original name, Hardalee, as well as the homeport designation ofRead More

  • Photo courtesy Mark Barrett
    February 1, 2021

    Boothbay, by gosh!

    Part 3: The J/30 Mojo finally found some wind, and Mark and Diana sailed efficiently from Portsmouth, N.H., to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, despite a nav-bungle and a minor piloting error.

  • Relationships on the water
    February 1, 2021

    Relationships on the water

    Friends, family, lovers. Relationships created and lost. This is what so much of our life on the water is all about. So just in time for Valentine’s Day, we bring you some of the relationships we have seen here at Points East.

  • Wintertime, and the livin' is easy: Kicking back in Manjack Harbor, in the Abacos, a group of islands and cays in the northern Bahamas.Photo courtesy Albert Presgraves
    February 1, 2021

    Round-trip ticket: Bahamas

    The author and his wife had long dreamed of cruising south for the winter and returning in the spring. Finally they did it, with two dogs, aboard the Banjer 37 motorsailer Magus.

  • Photo courtesy Joanne MilkeThe author and her husband aboard Kindred Spirit, their home away from home.
    February 1, 2021

    Retirement: Shouldn’t it have been easier?

    Midwinter 2021 By Joanne Milke In the summer of 2017 my husband and I had just finished a long, lazy summer weekend on the hook aboard Kindred Spirit, our 36-foot Saberline trawler, and were packed into the dinghy headed back to the dock. My anticipation of the busy week aheadRead More

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