• Sperry Sails stitchers making masks
    April 2, 2020

    Sperry Sails stitchers making masks

    The stitchers at Sperry Sails in Marion, Mass., have launched a mask-making initiative with the goal of creating 1,000 masks in the next week and 10,000 by the end of May, according to an email from Ben Sperry.

  • Points East to go digital for May issue
    April 1, 2020

    Points East to go digital for May issue

    Come mid-April you’ll still be able to get your Points East fix, but it will have to be here, on our website.

  • Photo courtesy Kurt PimentelCarl Pimentel, Moby Dick's last owner, stands tall on the boatÕs unique hull. To see a photo gallery of Moby Dick: www.pointseast.com.
    March 16, 2020

    Moby Dick? She’s alive and well

    By Bob Muggleston For Points East Here’s a scenario I’ve thought about quite a bit lately: The year is 1939, and you’re aboard a boat tooling around Block Island Sound. Fog has rolled in, making visibility difficult. Horns sound. Suddenly, to starboard, something emerges from the swirling vapors. Stunned silence.Read More

  • Photo courtesy Wikipediua/jm19671980In 1965 Robert Manry sailed Tinkerbelle, this decked-over Whitecap daysailer, across the Atlantic.
    March 16, 2020

    Rebuilding a Tinkerbelle sister ship

    By Roger Crawford For Points East In the late summer of 2019, I received a call from a gentleman named Steve who asked if I’d be interested in restoring a small wooden sailboat. Steve had wanted a project for himself, and after some searching found a boat for sale builtRead More

  • Photo by Mikaela EsauWorkers labor to clear post-fire wreckage.
    March 16, 2020

    A shipyard burned, a treasure lost

    A fire destroyed George W. Zachorne Jr. & Sons Boatbuilders, in Wickford, R.I., but more was ruined than structure, boats, tools and precious artifacts. A way of life was snuffed out, too.

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