• Little Rhody, big water
    May 22, 2017

    Little Rhody, big water

    Sure, Rhode Island is land-challenged, but, for recreational mariners, Narragansett Bay, with its 256 miles of coastline can be a surprising and fascinating cruising ground.

  • ‘Living large’ aboard a very small vessel
    May 18, 2017

    ‘Living large’ aboard a very small vessel

    By Bob Muggleston For Points East Last summer, in the crowded Connecticut anchorage where I kept my boat, there was one vessel that always caught my eye. It was a small catamaran with a rectangular cabin aboard it that had not one, but two, decks – one on the roof,Read More

  • 20 years of running the river
    April 24, 2017

    20 years of running the river

    The Run to the Crescent is a fundraising 13-mile inflatable-dinghy cruise-in-company from Newburyport, Mass., up the Merrimack River to the Crescent Yacht Club in Haverhill.

  • Huntress turns 60
    March 8, 2017

    Huntress turns 60

    It was love at first sight when, in 1983, the author laid eyes on the very first Hinckley Pilot 35 to come down the ways, and he bought her. Last summer, he celebrated her six decades of sailing.

  • GLOUCESTER, Mass. - Deckhand Geordie Sousa (Left) and First Mate Sandro Maniaci (Right) aboard the FV-Tuna.Com. (Photo Credit: Pilgrim Television and Film)
    January 27, 2017

    When the water turns wicked

    We asked four skippers participating in the National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna” competition how they handle high wind and sea conditions. Here’s what they said.

Sunday drive, color of money, Perry Creek

Sunday drive, color of money, Perry Creek

May 22, 2017

Cruise of the Leight, Part 3: I was imagining my summer of cruising as a “sailabout” of sorts, sharing qualities of the aboriginal Australians’ walkabouts. I was seeking the peace of wild places, mysteries of nature, depths of solitude, and the incomprehensible energy of the sea. I wanted to lie in the sun, drink wine, read, write and muse .

Well-timed miracles are welcome at times

Well-timed miracles are welcome at times

May 22, 2017

The daffodils have come and gone, and the lilac buds are trying hard to open on the lawn of the Oceanic Hotel. A troupe of naturalists is set to arrive in a few days to chronicle the annual bird migration through the Isles of Shoals. Sugarloaf ski area closed aRead More

Escaping to Live the Dream? Maybe.

May 22, 2017

Robert Pirsig became a sailor subsequent to the success of his five-million-copy bestseller, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.” He also easily broke my publisher-rejection record, with 121 publishers saying “no” before one took him on. He holds the Guinness record as the most rejected bestseller in history. ForRead More

No oysters today

No oysters today

May 22, 2017

Guest perspective/W.R. Cheney Someone once said, “Go west young man,” and I usually do, although I’m not that young any more. I go west not to build a sod house and start a farm on the Great Plains, nor to join the forty-niners seeking gold in California. I sail inRead More

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