• 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.

  • A tale of nine dinghies
    January 29, 2018

    A tale of nine dinghies

    Can you cruise without a dinghy? After a long, checkered history with nine of them – hard and inflatable – on five different boats, we now happily make coastal passages without one.

  • ‘Another crazy scheme’
    November 20, 2017

    ‘Another crazy scheme’

    Part 1: A 75-year-old circumnavigator, I hoped to visit Roque Island, Downeast, from southern Maine, in an 80-year-old canvas-covered, square-stern canoe. My learning curve was steep.

  • A vector map illustration of of Oyster Bay, New York, On Long island. The map shows the harbors near the towns of Oyster Bay, Cold Spring Harbor, and Huntington, New York.
    September 25, 2017

    The Bay of Oysters

    Protected Oyster Bay, at the western end of Long Island Sound, has it all in a manageable scale: shops, eateries, museums, full-service marina, ship’s store, and the shellfish for which it’s named.

  • I, too, have been somewhere
    September 25, 2017

    I, too, have been somewhere

    I blame it on the fried clams. Yes, like Captain Queeg and his strawberries, I’ll prove beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with geometric logic, that it was my fondness for fried clams that caused us to run aground that fine August day.

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