• Welcome to Historic Bristol Harbor & Downtown. Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel
    May 21, 2018

    The Bristol waypoint

    When passing the Rhode Island shore, bound north or south, consider Bristol an optimal layover, and a base for cruises between Long Island Sound and the Lower Cape and the islands.

  • Mobile shredders like this one reduce fiberglass boats to a product that can be easily transported, and possibly re-purposed. Photo Courtesy SSI Shredding Systems.
    May 21, 2018

    Breaking up is hard to do

    North America represents half the world’s boating market, yet Europe is the leader in recycling end-of-life (ELB) fiberglass boats. Late to the party, U.S. companies are finally developing their own disposal/reuse eco-schemes.

  • The view from the stern: Muscobe with all systems go, putting miles behind her on a day featuring sunshine and clear visibility. Photo by Joel Gleason.
    May 21, 2018

    Bound for Northeast Harbor

    Not to Northeast Harbor, because, as Joel and son Randy ran their 33-foot lobsterboat from Marblehead, Mass., toward Stonington, Maine, her 420-horse turbodiesel began to mutiny.

  • P-town on our minds
    April 23, 2018

    P-town on our minds

    A cruise to Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, will instill in visitors by boat a sense of awe in the light that bathes them, the water that surrounds them, and the history and contentment that envelops them.

  • Serve, conserve and preserve
    March 19, 2018

    Serve, conserve and preserve

    Organizations like the Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) and the Maine Island Trail Association have made hundreds of islands accessible. Tim spends a day with MCHT to see how it ticks.

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