• The shack that launched 1,000 images: Rockport's iconic Motif #1 fish house, and (inset) the view of the harbor there from inside "the claws." Photo by Marilyn Pond Brigham
    July 25, 2020

    Rockport on my mind

    When I think of this Bay State port, I recall rocky beaches, lighthouses, lobsters, a vibrant downtown, rich commercial and political histories, the iconic Motif #1 fish house – and a brief moment of panic.

  • Photo courtesy Mike CamarataDinghy drift social hour, in which pvc pipe has been creatively used to deliver both cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. New friends are easy to make in the liveaboard life.
    July 25, 2020

    The liveaboard life

    By Mike Camarata For Points East I am a full-time liveaboard. I am also a snowbird. I have been called plenty of other names, but we’ll stick with those two for now. A liveaboard is a person who owns a boat and – wait for it – lives on it.Read More

  • Force 8 Cape Cod
    July 25, 2020

    Force 8 Cape Cod

    June, 1994. 200 miles south of The Cape. Wind 40 knots, gusting higher. 20-foot waves. Water north of the Gulf Stream 50 degrees. Destination, Spain. This is the story of how we almost got there.

  • Everyone wants to know when the golf cart parade starts in town because no one can quite remember from last year. Dale, the harbormaster, always knows.Photo by Chris Birch
    June 22, 2020

    You’re a grand old isle . . .

    And what better place to celebrate the Fourth of July than Cuttyhunk, an old-time, back-to-basics island seven miles off the Massachusetts coast that simply reeks of independence from life’s complexities?

  • Photo by James RudolphWholesaler Ray Trombley (in dark-blue sweatshirt) taking care of business at Casco Bay Shellfish.
    June 22, 2020

    Snapshot of a small Maine business

    In total, Ray Trombley has spent 30 years making his living on the Maine coast. His career has taken him from digging clams to selling them wholesale at the establishment he owns – Casco Bay Shellfish in Brunswick, Maine.

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