• Buzzards: A bay with attitude
    April 13, 2016

    Buzzards: A bay with attitude

    The weather on Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay is notorious for its fickleness, and her waters will test the mettle of any mariner. One never knows what conditions the “Bay of Buzzards” will produce.

    March 15, 2016

    A spell in the tropics

    This wintertime adventure was the one I’d long sought: to sail from the island of Antigua, up the Leeward Islands chain, bound for the Sir Francis Drake Channel and the British Virgin Islands.

  • GLOUCESTER, MASS.- Captain Dave Marciano calls out for assistance to help keep his bluefin on the line and bring it aboard the Hard Merchandise.
(Photo Credit: Pilgrim Films & Television)
    February 20, 2016

    Riding the wave

    Capt. Dave Marciano, with his 38-foot Hard Merchandise out of Gloucester, Mass., is a highliner on National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna,” but family, not fishing, is what makes it all work.

  • Boats, bikes and beaches
    November 18, 2015

    Boats, bikes and beaches

    A perfect summer day on the outer Cranberry Isles – with boat and bicycles – confirmed to us that this combination is ideal for scratching the surface of these islands.

  • Along the Reach
    November 2, 2015

    Along the Reach

    A leisurely ramble, east to west along Maine’s Eggemoggin Reach in wet, windless and buggy conditions still delights the skipper of the 22-foot, engineless catboat Penelope.

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