• Squirrel Point Light, Kennebec River, with Phippsburg in the background. Photo by Tim plouff
    March 20, 2023

    Surf & turf cruise

    When the weather numbers don’t roll upright, a land cruise along the Maine shore can be a joy, providing rich seascapes until conditions improve, when priceless landscapes can be savored from your boat.

  • Photo courtesy Paul BrownThe author, right, with Preston.
    March 20, 2023

    Chesapeake to Maine

    That first delivery was an adventure and a lesson in different cruising styles

  • Photo courtesy Mike MartelHere are some of the author’s many boats built or restored over the years. Clockwise from above: 1929 Crosby Cruisette, the home-built Sharpie, Alden Gaff Yawl, lapstrake runabout from the 1960’s, 1952 Richardson cabin cruiser, and a 1935 Cape Cod Catboat.
    March 20, 2023

    Backyard boatbuilding, a lonely craft

    “Does anyone actually build their own boat anymore?”

  • Photo courtesy intershellseafood.com
    March 20, 2023

    Monkfish ­– As delicious as they are dangerous

    It’s definitely one of the uglier fish out there, but the taste is amazing.

  • Photos courtesy Patrick BroganAbove, the author, age 6, in the same pipe berth he shared back in City Island with his Dad. This photo was taken later during another cruise. At right, the Herreshoff 23 Flame just before launching.
    March 20, 2023

    Boatyard stories

    As a kid, I was always at the boatyard with my dad whenever he worked on a Brogan family boat. It was 50/50 work and play, with a 100 percent chance of unexpected revelations.

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