Mystery Harbor Answers

Mystery Harbor June: Portland Harbor/Fort Gorges

Mystery Harbor June: Portland Harbor/Fort Gorges

June 20, 2022 at 12:00 am

Stepping stones I recognized this from Battery Keys on the hill and Fort Gorges in the background. In the depths of the COVID lockdown, my family was able to escape the tyranny of inland Massachusetts for a day in the fall. We took the kids to Mackworth Island in theRead More

May Mystery Harbor: Round Pond, Maine

May Mystery Harbor: Round Pond, Maine

May 23, 2022 at 12:00 am

First port of call Round Pond, Maine. It was the first port of call on my first downeast cruise from Boston in 1970. Many happy memories from subsequent stops as we traversed Muscongus Bay. Now right across the peninsula from our home in South Bristol. Our favorite place to haveRead More

Mystery Harbor Winner for March/April: Eastport, Maine

Mystery Harbor Winner for March/April: Eastport, Maine

April 18, 2022 at 12:00 am

Our winner is: We spent a few days at the dock We have visited Eastport in the past to clear into the U.S. coming back from the St. John River. It’s a nice town to spend a few days. This past 2021 COVID summer, we spent a few days onRead More

Photo courtesy Alan BrownAlan Brown with his family aboard the Maine Coaster.

January/February Mystery Harbor winner: York Harbor, Maine

March 14, 2022 at 12:00 am

Maine Coaster memories I believe the mystery harbor is York Harbor in York Maine. I, along with family and friends, used to charter with the late-captain Richard Witham aboard his Maine Coaster that was docked at the York town dock. Alan Brown Branford, Conn. Easy on the eyes I think theRead More

Mystery Harbor December 2021: Dolphin Marina

Mystery Harbor December 2021: Dolphin Marina

January 31, 2022 at 12:00 am

My first overnight was there This was where I did the first overnight on our sailboat this past summer with my mom and dad. It turns out friends of ours met us for dinner at the restaurant. It was all capped off with great blueberry muffins brought to the boatRead More

October/November Mystery Harbor: Camp Ellis, Saco

October/November Mystery Harbor: Camp Ellis, Saco

November 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

The mystery harbor is Camp Ellis, Maine, a stone’s throw from Biddeford Pool, and only a few miles north (or east) if you’re from Maine, from Cape Porpoise and Kennebunkport, the former Home of George and Barbara Bush,  who used to frequent the Biddeford Pool and Camp Ellis area on Fidelity, their CigaretteRead More

Mystery Harbor September 2021: Silver Eel Cove on Fisher’s Island, N.Y.

Mystery Harbor September 2021: Silver Eel Cove on Fisher’s Island, N.Y.

September 27, 2021 at 12:00 am

Those pilings are unique This harbor is in Fishers Island, N.Y. Silver Eel cove is its name. It is where the Fishers Island ferry comes in and out. I recognized the unique pilings and the boats. There is a small building to the right that has brick and a towerRead More

Mystery Harbor August: Wychmere Harbor, Harwich, Mass.

Mystery Harbor August: Wychmere Harbor, Harwich, Mass.

August 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

Well, look where I am! Too funny! I picked up your magazine from West Marine in Hyannis and pulled over to flip through it a little after work on my way home. I pulled over at my normal after work de-stressing spot, on the side of Route 28 in Harwich,Read More

July Mystery Harbor: Marblehead, Mass.

July Mystery Harbor: Marblehead, Mass.

July 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

  A rich yachting tradition When I first glanced at the photo, I immediately recognized the large Italianate house on the right side of the photo. This is Marblehead Harbor, 16 miles north of Boston as the crow flies. I have sailed out of Marblehead since 1967, first as aRead More

Mystery Harbor June: Matinicus

Mystery Harbor June: Matinicus

June 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

It’s Matinicus! Ten years ago my wife Margaret and I bought a 24’ cabin launch for family day cruises, island picnics and cruises Downeast. It’s a small boat, but has everything we need: bunks, stove, sink, icebox, head, chart table, GPS/radar and a reliable diesel. Friends of ours had aRead More