A Newfoundland summer

July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

“You have to sail Newfoundland; there’s nothing like it,” a colleague had proffered decades ago. And for years we dreamed of cruising to this Maritime province. Then, finally, our reverie came true.

Surprise, surprise

July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

Our eastern Long Island Sound cruise was one of the more delightful – and humorous – we’ve ever logged; and it was, literally, right around the corner from our Rhode Island homeport.

Offshore: Bigger and More

July 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

In 2017, ten sports boarded the f/v Nor’easter, out of Kennebunkport, Maine, to fish some 25 miles at sea, in 300 feet of water on Jeffreys Ledge, for cod, haddock, pollock . . . and blue shark!?

Bound for Northeast Harbor?

June 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

Part 2: Grateful to be under way again, we envisioned plying Somes Sound and visiting the Japanese gardens at Northeast Harbor’s Asticou Inn. But, as we left Stonington, engine alarms shattered the peace and our plans.

Scituate Harbor is not just any … port in a storm

June 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

Near the cusp of Cape Cod and Massachusetts bays lies full-service Scituate Harbor, on Boston’s South Shore, a harbor of refuge ideally positioned for both southbound and northbound cruisers.

Let’s find a fort

June 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

State by New England state, Sue presents a heady selection of swashbuckling fortresses to visit with your privateer . . . er, cruising boat, dinghy, center-console or kayak.

The Bristol waypoint

May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

When passing the Rhode Island shore, bound north or south, consider Bristol an optimal layover, and a base for cruises between Long Island Sound and the Lower Cape and the islands.

Breaking up is hard to do

May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

North America represents half the world’s boating market, yet Europe is the leader in recycling end-of-life (ELB) fiberglass boats. Late to the party, U.S. companies are finally developing their own disposal/reuse eco-schemes.

Bound for Northeast Harbor

May 21, 2018 at 12:00 am

Not to Northeast Harbor, because, as Joel and son Randy ran their 33-foot lobsterboat from Marblehead, Mass., toward Stonington, Maine, her 420-horse turbodiesel began to mutiny.

P-town on our minds

April 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

A cruise to Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, will instill in visitors by boat a sense of awe in the light that bathes them, the water that surrounds them, and the history and contentment that envelops them.