Articles by: John Gold

Some music from the Stonington Opera House

Some music from the Stonington Opera House

April 2, 2020 at 11:49 am

Some music that offers hope from the Stonington (Maine) Opera House:

Sperry Sails stitchers making masks

Sperry Sails stitchers making masks

April 2, 2020 at 10:51 am

The stitchers at Sperry Sails in Marion, Mass., have launched a mask-making initiative with the goal of creating 1,000 masks in the next week and 10,000 by the end of May, according to an email from Ben Sperry.

A good place to hunker down!

A good place to hunker down!

April 1, 2020 at 2:29 pm

Thank goodness for the workshop! Fortunately I stocked up on some nice cherry a little while ago. Not enough for a boat, but maybe a couple of small chairs. Joe Burke, Points East Headquarters, NH

Points East to go digital for May issue

Points East to go digital for May issue

April 1, 2020 at 1:53 pm

Come mid-April you’ll still be able to get your Points East fix, but it will have to be here, on our website.

Virtual socializing with SailMaine

Virtual socializing with SailMaine

March 31, 2020 at 12:20 pm

Our friends at SailMaine are encouraging folks to join them Friday mornings for a bit of virtual socializing via the ever-popular Zoom: “Looking for an opportunity to have some socially distant interaction? Join us each Friday morning for a coffee social, get excited about this summer sailing season, and shareRead More

Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Project Lima

Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Project Lima

March 31, 2020 at 8:28 am

While the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, R.I. may be in lockdown, it hasn’t stopped serving its audience. The museum has launched the Code Flag Lima Project — regular postings of content designed to help entertain while allowing everyone to stay safely quarantined in their home. You can sign upRead More

A bright side

A bright side

March 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

If there’s a bright side to the current situation, it’s that “our boatyards and the yachts in them are cleaner than they’ve ever been,” writes Drew Lyman is his email newsletter regarding updates at Lyman Morse and efforts the company is making to keep working moving ahead and employees safe:Read More

A season of sailing in four minutes

A season of sailing in four minutes

March 24, 2020 at 1:11 pm

In these troubled times, we encourage you to watch this video created by Sandy Hook, Conn., cruiser Jack Carlson  summarizing his 2019 season on the water. Jack and his Catalina 36 Mind’s Eye cruise out of Milford, Conn. It offers hope that we’ll get through our current situation to betterRead More

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.

Moby Dick? She’s alive and well

March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

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.

Rebuilding a Tinkerbelle sister ship

March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

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