Features

The Bay of Oysters

September 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

Protected Oyster Bay, at the western end of Long Island Sound, has it all in a manageable scale: shops, eateries, museums, full-service marina, ship’s store, and the shellfish for which it’s named.

I, too, have been somewhere

September 25, 2017 at 12:00 am

I blame it on the fried clams. Yes, like Captain Queeg and his strawberries, I’ll prove beyond the shadow of a doubt, and with geometric logic, that it was my fondness for fried clams that caused us to run aground that fine August day.

Bound south on the ICW? Read this first!

August 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

We’ve got routes and geographical waypoints. Alternate itineraries. Mileages. Shoal sections. Open stretches. Wind exposures. History of the Atlantic, Gulf and Okeechobee waterways.

Road to the Grey Lady

July 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Nantucket appears that dour shade when fogbound, but we love it for its “old whaling town” feeling, the historic homes, the cobblestone streets, and, yes, the pea soup when it covers the island.

Smitten with Lady Liberty

July 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

Part 1: We were told that the Statue of Liberty must be seen at least once from one’s own boat. This was our hook for a cruise from Newburyport, Mass., to New York Harbor.

Shore leave

June 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

Give the galley chef a break and head for one of these eateries that offers dockage for your boat, or is convenient to transient slips and moorings.

Little Rhody, big water

May 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

Sure, Rhode Island is land-challenged, but, for recreational mariners, Narragansett Bay, with its 256 miles of coastline can be a surprising and fascinating cruising ground.

‘Living large’ aboard a very small vessel

May 18, 2017 at 2:02 pm

By Bob Muggleston For Points East Last summer, in the crowded Connecticut anchorage where I kept my boat, there was one vessel that always caught my eye. It was a small catamaran with a rectangular cabin aboard it that had not one, but two, decks – one on the roof,Read More

20 years of running the river

April 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

The Run to the Crescent is a fundraising 13-mile inflatable-dinghy cruise-in-company from Newburyport, Mass., up the Merrimack River to the Crescent Yacht Club in Haverhill.

Huntress turns 60

March 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm

It was love at first sight when, in 1983, the author laid eyes on the very first Hinckley Pilot 35 to come down the ways, and he bought her. Last summer, he celebrated her six decades of sailing.