David Buckman

David Buckman’s book,“Bucking the Tide,” is about muddling along the Fundy and New England coasts in an actual wreck of an 18-foot, $400 sloop. If you’re cool, you can get one for a mere $10. Send your mailing address to buckingthetide@gmail.com

Discovering Smith Cove – again

April 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

In the wake of a lifetime of sailing, the exhilaration of discovery remains a powerful notion, as the mate and I were reminded when we sailed into Castine last summer to take in the arrival of the replica 1779 French frigate, Hermione. We’d first called here in the ’70s, aboardRead More


February 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm

For all the joys of coasting – driving along handsomely before a press of wind, pregnant arcs of sail against a flawless wash of sky, there’s a particular pleasure to the quiet side of cruising that takes as much finesse to meld into the optimal temper of things as itRead More