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P-town on our minds

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

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

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

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

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

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’

‘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.

A vector map illustration of of Oyster Bay, New York, On Long island. The map shows the harbors near the towns of Oyster Bay, Cold Spring Harbor, and Huntington, New York.

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

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!

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.