• Martha’s Vineyard ports-of-call
    June 21, 2019

    Martha’s Vineyard ports-of-call

    I’ve explored five Martha’s Vineyard harbors – Menemsha, Lake Tashmoo, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown – and each seems to delight visiting cruisers in its own special way

  • Ladies, does this sound familiar?
    June 21, 2019

    Ladies, does this sound familiar?

    Guest perspective/Capt. Laura Tecce Surely, many long-suffering spouses have heard this: “No one talk to me while I’m docking.” (But, if you can’t talk to him, how are you supposed to know what he’s doing or where he’s going?) Or how about this: “Throw the lines.” “Where are the bumpers?”Read More

  • Beers and boats
    June 21, 2019

    Beers and boats

    How did these two disparate entities become so gloriously entwined? Well, it’s kind of a long story that spans the centuries, and Martha weaves the tale, strand by strand, into the around-the-buoys era.

  • Pixie dust and promises
    June 21, 2019

    Pixie dust and promises

    I conjured memories of Dad, Uncle Al and the sailboats that followed in their wakes, and saw their unmistakable influences sprinkled like magical powder on my past, present and future. And I recalled my vows to them.

  • Image courtesy Sailors for the Sea Powered by OceanaSewage discharge -- blackwater -- contains a variety of pollutants that can impact aquatic ecosystems and endanger humans.
    May 20, 2019

    Nature calling? Use your head

    This means managing your marine toilet properly, emptying discharge from it to a holding tank, not overboard. For years, in Maine waters, I didn’t, but now I see the error of my old ways.

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