Mystery Harbor Answers

September: New Bedford Harbor

September 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

The Mystery Harbor in the September issue is New Bedford Harbor. The picture was taken from Pope’s Island Marina looking west toward the city. New Bedford is home to the largest fishing fleet on the U.S. East Coast. It’s also our homeport for recreational boating. Brian Joseph New Bedford, Mass.

August Mystery Harbor: Frenchboro, Maine

August 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

Yep, you’re right I’m going to take a wild guess and say this may be Lunt Harbor in Frenchboro, which is on Long Island, in Maine. If it is, it’s a nice place to grab a lobster and head for Northeast or Southwest Harbor, or from which to head toRead More

Mystery Harbor July: Marblehead Harbor

July 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

Spent many a night there Not sure, but I believe this is Marblehead Harbor looking north from the inner harbor toward Baker Island and the lighthouse on Marblehead Neck. Spent many a night there sailing from Duxbury to points east. Always enjoyed visiting the many yacht clubs that abound alongRead More

June: Stony Creek, Branford, Conn.

June 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Gateway to the Thimbles The harbor in the June 2019 issue of Points East is Stony Creek, in Branford, Conn. The shot appears to have been taken while standing on the end of the ferry dock looking north. The ferry dock provides access to the Thimble Islands roughly a mileRead More

May: Sippican Harbor, Marion Mass

May 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

The Mystery Harbor in the May issue of Points East is Sippican Harbor, in Marion, Mass. Just outside this photo, to the left, is where Tabor Academy’s SSV Tabor Boy is moored. Tabor Boy has been a staple and landmark in the harbor for years, when she’s not off onRead More

April: Camden Harbor

April 18, 2019 at 10:51 am

The Mystery Harbor is a popular spot in midcoast Maine. I recognize Wayfarer Marine across the Harbor in beautiful Camden, Maine. The 2014 Monhegan Regatta ended in Camden Harbor shortly after a spectacular sunrise over Penobscot Bay. My sister and I were fortunate enough to crew that year on aRead More

Midwinter: Lynn, Mass.

January 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm

The answer is Volunteer Yacht club in Lynn, Mass. My uncle Bob used to take me there flounder fishing. I remember two launch ramps, one on each side of the bay. We’d often launch on the Nahant side. Usually it was on a Saturday morning, early, depending on the tide.Read More

December: Mystic Harbor

November 15, 2018 at 1:50 pm

  The bascule bridge gave it away It’s the harbor at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Connecticut. I’ve only ever driven by there, most recently to go to the annual Catboat Association meeting in Groton, but from charts and pictures the bascule bridge looks right, and the catboat appears to beRead More

October, 2018: Block Island, R.I.

September 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

A fortuitous engine problem I first sailed into New Harbor, on Block Island, R.I., many years ago with a group of friends and a very attractive blonde. An engine problem kept us there for a few days and the blonde and I got quite chummy. One thing led to another,Read More

September: Buck’s Harbor

August 23, 2018 at 10:21 am

  It’s a ‘One Morning in Maine’ location I’ve often been mystified by Mystery Harbor photos, but the picture in the September issue of Points East is Bucks Hahbah in beautiful North Brooksville. The car on the dock is a bit out of the ordinary, but heart-shaped Harbor Island isRead More