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Buzzards: A bay with attitude

Buzzards: A bay with attitude

April 13, 2016 at 7:34 pm

The weather on Massachusetts’ Buzzards Bay is notorious for its fickleness, and her waters will test the mettle of any mariner. One never knows what conditions the “Bay of Buzzards” will produce.

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A spell in the tropics

March 15, 2016 at 7:15 pm

This wintertime adventure was the one I’d long sought: to sail from the island of Antigua, up the Leeward Islands chain, bound for the Sir Francis Drake Channel and the British Virgin Islands.

GLOUCESTER, MASS.- Captain Dave Marciano calls out for assistance to help keep his bluefin on the line and bring it aboard the Hard Merchandise.
(Photo Credit: Pilgrim Films & Television)

Riding the wave

February 20, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Capt. Dave Marciano, with his 38-foot Hard Merchandise out of Gloucester, Mass., is a highliner on National Geographic Channel’s “Wicked Tuna,” but family, not fishing, is what makes it all work.

Boats, bikes and beaches

Boats, bikes and beaches

November 18, 2015 at 8:21 pm

A perfect summer day on the outer Cranberry Isles – with boat and bicycles – confirmed to us that this combination is ideal for scratching the surface of these islands.

Along the Reach

Along the Reach

November 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

A leisurely ramble, east to west along Maine’s Eggemoggin Reach in wet, windless and buggy conditions still delights the skipper of the 22-foot, engineless catboat Penelope.

You’ll never believe what we saw on the ICW

You’ll never believe what we saw on the ICW

November 2, 2015 at 5:50 pm

While Middle America puts on a pretty face for those who pass by on the highway, the view from the Intracoastal Waterway is of a different stripe, perhaps a more accurate display of what America is all about.

A pocket cruise in the Elizabeths

A pocket cruise in the Elizabeths

September 1, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound are the pristine Elizabeth Islands, from which it’s a short hop to Martha’s Vineyard. A pleasant, relaxing week of true cruising can be had in and around them.

Pets aboard!

Pets aboard!

July 3, 2015 at 7:59 pm

New England harbors are surprisingly pet-friendly when cruising with dogs and cats, and your home afloat can be a comfortable, non-threatening dwelling for your four-footed crewmates.