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.

His & Hers

April 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

Transitioning from a 22-foot sailboat to a Pearson 30 wasn’t as easy as we’d thought. The larger boat had copious stowage, but the “Venus/Mars” syndrome transpired – then morphed us into a team.

Life as a human spar

April 23, 2018 at 12:00 am

Can a sail across Maine’s Casco Bay qualify as a cruise? Yes, when the vessel is a nine-foot Nutshell Pram with a podiatric whisker pole and the skipper has prehensile toes.

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.