• 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.

  • ‘Living large’ aboard a very small vessel
    May 18, 2017

    ‘Living large’ aboard a very small vessel

    By Bob Muggleston For Points East Last summer, in the crowded Connecticut anchorage where I kept my boat, there was one vessel that always caught my eye. It was a small catamaran with a rectangular cabin aboard it that had not one, but two, decks – one on the roof,Read More

Engine talk, ghosting, Burnt Coat comfort

Engine talk, ghosting, Burnt Coat comfort

July 24, 2017

Cruise of the Leight, Part Five: I was imagining 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

It seemed like life sprang anew on the Isles

It seemed like life sprang anew on the Isles

July 24, 2017

The summer is in full bloom at the Isles of Shoals at this writing, and with it has come the usual uptick in activity – most of it good, and all of it interesting. The summer help (mostly young people in or just out of college, and known locally asRead More

Insufferable opinions: Who’s a curmudgeon?

Insufferable opinions: Who’s a curmudgeon?

July 24, 2017

“You should keep your opinions on all this boat stuff to yourself, Dave,” my dear wife said the other day, just after I’d picked up the mooring and settled down in Elsa’s cockpit. “They’re really just observations, not opinions,” I replied. “People are different. They have different learning curves fromRead More

Death of a dream

Death of a dream

July 24, 2017

Guest perspective/W.R. Cheney I used to see her on my way into town from our winter home at Lady’s Island, S.C. Factory Creek runs parallel to Route 21 – the Sea Island Parkway – for a short distance, just east of the bridge connecting downtown Beaufort with Lady’s Island. There’sRead More

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