• 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.

  • On discovery and bar bullies
    November 21, 2016

    On discovery and bar bullies

    Some say there are no wild places yet to discover in the Gulf of Maine, or wild times to be had in its ports-of-call. Nonsense!

  • Cruise to Cuba
    November 21, 2016

    Cruise to Cuba

    More than 60 years ago, a young Bay Stater conceived the idea, and started planning it only a couple of years ago. Now it’s been realized in a fast Cal 2-30 named Scooch.

  • Points East Yachtsman of the Year: Richard Hallett
    October 30, 2016

    Points East Yachtsman of the Year: Richard Hallett

    This year’s Yachtsman of the Year is the son of our very first winner back in 1999.

  • Sponsored events, 2016-17
    October 20, 2016

    Sponsored events, 2016-17

    Points East is proud to be a sponsor of the Herreshoff Marine Museum’s annual lecture series.

Caught out

Caught out

January 27, 2017

Playing the weather cards in the Gulf of Maine can be an uncertain business, for the forecasts and local meteorological realities, particularly wind speed and direction, are at odds as often as they’re on the mark. Summer 2016 was a blustery one, the forecasts regularly calling for winds gusting 20Read More

A new era of energy independence for Star Island

A new era of energy independence for Star Island

January 27, 2017

In this column, I will share stories and observations from the Isles of Shoals and beyond. Some six miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Piscataqua River, this amazing and historic place is host to a variety of interesting vessels, wildlife and people – a rest stop on the EastRead More

What makes Points East work?

What makes Points East work?

January 27, 2017

In the midst of this year’s Points East holiday gathering I wondered, as I have done yearly at this event, why does this magazine “taste” so good? Why the devoted readership? Why the nearly 100 percent staff attendance at this party, year after year, many driving from afar? Why theRead More

Let the genius shine

January 27, 2017

Guest perspective/Christoper Birch The best advice I ever gave my children was to drink their coffee black and their whiskey neat. I rest easy knowing how much time I have saved them from rustling around looking for things like cream and sugar and ice. If other parents had the goodRead More

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