• Bound south on the ICW? Read this first!
    August 28, 2017

    Bound south on the ICW? Read this first!

    We’ve got routes and geographical waypoints. Alternate itineraries. Mileages. Shoal sections. Open stretches. Wind exposures. History of the Atlantic, Gulf and Okeechobee waterways.

  • Road to the Grey Lady
    July 24, 2017

    Road to the Grey Lady

    Nantucket appears that dour shade when fogbound, but we love it for its “old whaling town” feeling, the historic homes, the cobblestone streets, and, yes, the pea soup when it covers the island.

  • Smitten with Lady Liberty
    July 24, 2017

    Smitten with Lady Liberty

    Part 1: We were told that the Statue of Liberty must be seen at least once from one’s own boat. This was our hook for a cruise from Newburyport, Mass., to New York Harbor.

  • Shore leave
    June 26, 2017

    Shore leave

    Give the galley chef a break and head for one of these eateries that offers dockage for your boat, or is convenient to transient slips and moorings.

  • Little Rhody, big water
    May 22, 2017

    Little Rhody, big water

    Sure, Rhode Island is land-challenged, but, for recreational mariners, Narragansett Bay, with its 256 miles of coastline can be a surprising and fascinating cruising ground.

Pieces of a puzzle. The Mud Hole. Silence

Pieces of a puzzle. The Mud Hole. Silence

August 28, 2017

Cruise of the Leight, Part 6: I had imagined my summer of cruising as a “sailabout” of sorts, sharing qualities of the aboriginal Australians’ walkabouts. I was seeking the peace of wild places, mysteries of nature, depths of solitude, and the incomprehensible energy of the sea. I wanted to lieRead More

Aloft is ready to sail me into my golden years

Aloft is ready to sail me into my golden years

August 28, 2017

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

Listening to your inner ear

August 28, 2017

“A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.” Lord Nelson Until he went to sea with young Cubby on his sail back from Maine in a small cruising sloop, Big Red hadn’t been seasick and never dizzy when he got ashore. That was because he’d spent hisRead More

The secret life of a bridge tender

The secret life of a bridge tender

August 28, 2017

Guest perspective: Greg Jones I am a bridge tender. Some call bridge tenders America’s first line of defense, ever-vigilant monitors of the nation’s maritime lifeline. Some. Maybe. Maybe our mothers, who long ago despaired of us becoming doctors or lawyers. Others are, necessarily, less flattering. Mention the subject of bridgeRead More

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