Mystery Harbor Answers

December: Sippican Harbor, Marion, Mass.

January 27, 2020 at 12:00 am

Sail still more popular than power No doubt, that would be Sippican Harbor in Marion, Mass. Photo taken from the front lawn of Barden’s Boat Yard. Growing up I spent summers in nearby Wareham, Mass., and most Saturday mornings found my dad and me traveling over to Marion to buyRead More

October Mystery Harbor: Essex Conn.

November 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

The harbor in the Oct./Nov. issue of Points East is Essex, Conn. The Connecticut River Museum, with its cupola and waterside deck, are dead giveaways. One of my first summer jobs was working for a yacht broker housed in the lighthouse on Pratt Street, around the corner from the EssexRead More

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