Features

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.

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.