• Photo courtesy Chuck RoastThe author’s humble plywood skiff. It’s nothing fancy, but it provided many years of adventures. When he sold his boat, he kept the skiff.
    May 22, 2023

    Ode to the mighty Sturdy

    Boiled down, it was really an old beat up dinghy that provided me with the most joy in cruising

  • Photo courtesy Jean KerrThe author and her husband, as newlyweds, aboard Opus.
    May 22, 2023

    A wooden boat called Opus

    Seeking new owners for the love of their lives

  • Photo courtesy Mark BarrettA 40-foot model of the Titanic hangs over the dance floor at Captain’s Cove Seaport in Bridgeport, Conn.
    May 22, 2023

    We’re not on the Cape anymore

    In Part 2, the intrepid Cape Cod couple worked their way deeper into Long Island Sound, destination Lady Liberty, motoring and sailing in light air from Block Island to Branford, Conn., via The Race and Niantic Bay to check in with an old friend. Their next leg takes Mark and Diana to Black Rock Harbor, 22 miles farther west, for another cruising social call.

  • Photo by Albert PresgravesMotoring in the Chesapeake with first mate Gus Karlsen at the helm.
    May 22, 2023

    The saga of Bagheera

    One of many sea tales to be spun about a century-old 72-foot Maine schooner that left wakes across the Atlantic, to the Caribbean, and into the South Pacific. This one concerns a wild, 500-mile delivery.

  • The Jock Williams imperative
    May 22, 2023

    The Jock Williams imperative

    Sustaining lifelong relationships with mariners, as well as building, selling and maintaining boats, has been the foundation of John “Jock” Williams’ vision for a boatyard for the past half-century.

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  • I Miss Sailing!
    In 2015 I left ‘normal’ life to pursue a dream to sail away. From 2015 – 2020 I was a liveaboard sailor, cruising and crewing …