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.

A tale of nine dinghies

January 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

Can you cruise without a dinghy? After a long, checkered history with nine of them – hard and inflatable – on five different boats, we now happily make coastal passages without one.

And finally to Roque

January 29, 2018 at 12:00 am

Part 2: In the December issue, this 75-year-old circumnavigator was motoring toward the legendary Downeast island from southern Maine in an 80-year-old square-stern canoe when his cruise went figuratively south. Here’s how he reached his hallowed destination.

‘Another crazy scheme’

November 20, 2017 at 12:00 am

Part 1: A 75-year-old circumnavigator, I hoped to visit Roque Island, Downeast, from southern Maine, in an 80-year-old canvas-covered, square-stern canoe. My learning curve was steep.

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.