Articles by: PointsEastAdmin

May: Guess the harbor, win a hat!

April 19, 2018 at 10:17 am

If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick aRead More

Scenes from the Maine Boatbuilders Show, 2018

March 26, 2018 at 9:14 am

We had a great time at the Maine Boatbuilders Show this past weekend (March 23-25)!

What ever happened to Roger? – Part II

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

Guest Perspective: Roger Long
As related in the first part of this story [Midwinter, 2018], I fell in love with cruising narrow waterways and a woman with a delicate stomach.

Fundy soup. Vibrations. Slack water. Into the quiet.

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

David Buckman
Cruise of the Leight, Part 10: I had imagined my summer of cruising as a “sailabout” of sorts, sharing qualities of the aboriginal Australians’ walkabouts. I was seeking the peace of wild places, mysteries of nature, depths of solitude, and the incomprehensible energy of the sea.

Tales of deliveries gone bad

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

Red Flags in Blue Water: Misadventures of a Freelance Sea Captain By Rich R. A. Bard. Smooth Passage Books 2016. 189 pp., $12. Reviewed by Sandy Marsters For Points East A short book that can be consumed quickly or in small, occasional doses (read: bed head), “Red Flags in BlueRead More

Serve, conserve and preserve

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

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.

Finding Fox Creek

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

Tim Murphy
When I die, daub a papyrus basket with pine tar and pitch, and set me off on the ebb in a salt-marsh trickle. I’ll go out as Moses came in. I grew up in a Louisiana bayou, which is another name for a salt-marsh trickle.

The tide waits for no man

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

David Roper
Our oceans aren’t turning back. That’s clearer than ever, especially during our recent devastatingly high tides, which got me to thinking about old King Canute. I regularly walk by Brown’s Island, a lovely spot off Marblehead only accessible by foot at low tide.

Our friend Nim

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

I hope you’ll indulge me. In the last issue of this magazine, long-time editor Nim Marsh announced that, effective immediately, he was stepping down. He did so halfway through one of his finest editorials, and no doubt some of you choked on your coffee and re-read the sentence several timesRead More

The unheralded northwesterly gale

March 19, 2018 at 12:00 am

Jack Farrell
A second major coastal storm in less than two months scoured the Isles of Shoals over an extended period on the second and third days of March.