Ask Piero “Peter” Biancani how many boats he has built and he’s likely to respond with a bemused expression as though he’s never thought of counting. When pressed, he’ll probably answer, as he did one bluebird mid-February day on the shore of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, “Oh, maybe a dozen.”Read More
Points East ad rep Lynn Whitney keeps an eagle eye out from her perch over the Fox Islands Thorofare.
Of what? Kindness, friendliness? Or the joy that comes from being on the water, and savoring the camaraderie of other mariners? This August day, it likely was a combination of all of these. Naomi and I were sailing our 79-year-old catboat Chessie on a glorious bluebird day in Narragansett Bay.Read More
You know those little 61⁄2- by 91⁄4-inch, soft-cover books with the sepia-toned covers, the ones that recycle old postcards and photographs to give readers a window into how specific areas appeared during the past 100-plus years? They are called the Postcard History Series Books, are produced by Arcadia Publishers, withRead More
One of Deborah Simmons’ calling cards reads: “Deborah Simmons, Ed. D., Music Professional, Artist, Boat Builder,” which begs two questions: Who is Deborah Simmons? And why is she important to Points East? If you’d asked the first question right after we’d first met her, we would have answered, “She’s aRead More
Well, not so fast: Elements of the New England marine industry are passionately proactive in helping its member businesses thrive, grow, and create jobs in a struggling economy.
Just add water – such a simple concept when you’re making instant oatmeal or hot chocolate, but not so simple when you’re trying to commission a boat on the hard, early in a New England spring.
Of all things, living or lifeless, upon this strange earth, there is but one which . . . I still regard with unmitigated amazement. “One fall day, the pocket on the southeast corner of Canapitsit Channel served up more than we could handle, but the MacKenzie [bass boat] carried usRead More
In early January, we received the following notice from Daria Blackwell, public relations and digital communications officer for the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC): “Two incidents of piracy have been reported in the closing days of 2015 in the vicinity of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. The Ocean Cruising ClubRead More