• Photo courtesy Kurt PimentelCarl Pimentel, Moby Dick's last owner, stands tall on the boatÕs unique hull. To see a photo gallery of Moby Dick: www.pointseast.com.
    March 16, 2020

    Moby Dick? She’s alive and well

    By Bob Muggleston For Points East Here’s a scenario I’ve thought about quite a bit lately: The year is 1939, and you’re aboard a boat tooling around Block Island Sound. Fog has rolled in, making visibility difficult. Horns sound. Suddenly, to starboard, something emerges from the swirling vapors. Stunned silence.Read More

  • Photo courtesy Wikipediua/jm19671980In 1965 Robert Manry sailed Tinkerbelle, this decked-over Whitecap daysailer, across the Atlantic.
    March 16, 2020

    Rebuilding a Tinkerbelle sister ship

    By Roger Crawford For Points East In the late summer of 2019, I received a call from a gentleman named Steve who asked if I’d be interested in restoring a small wooden sailboat. Steve had wanted a project for himself, and after some searching found a boat for sale builtRead More

  • Photo by Mikaela EsauWorkers labor to clear post-fire wreckage.
    March 16, 2020

    A shipyard burned, a treasure lost

    A fire destroyed George W. Zachorne Jr. & Sons Boatbuilders, in Wickford, R.I., but more was ruined than structure, boats, tools and precious artifacts. A way of life was snuffed out, too.

  • The commercial fishing vessel Miss Carla in Western Harbor, the spire of Gloucester City Hall in the background.
    March 16, 2020

    Rockin’ around the clock

    This means we’re going to cruise clockwise around a figurative clock face in Gloucester Harbor, check out the seaport’s charms, and learn of the weed-bearded growlers and hazards that abound there.

  • Photo by Michael LongApproaching the boat launch at hull speed, under mizzen alone, with mainsail and jib in a heap forward.
    March 16, 2020

    Mad dash to go-back

    Experience is the best teacher, and lessons can be learned by straddling “exciting” and “really dumb.” In that spirit, I planned a 20-mile, Force 5 downwind flier from Portland to Harpswell

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