Mystery Harbor Answers

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

Mystery Harbor, May 2021: Guilford, Conn.

Mystery Harbor, May 2021: Guilford, Conn.

May 17, 2021 at 12:00 am

Not Maine – Connecticut! That’s the view from the empty Guilford Town Marina in Guilford, Conn. One of the keys to identifying this location is the red shack in the background [not visible in the shot posted in the magazine, but definitely visible in the shot posted on Points East’sRead More

April Mystery Harbor: Sandwich, Mass.

April Mystery Harbor: Sandwich, Mass.

April 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

I know it well: It’s Sandwich That’s Sandwich Boat Basin, in Sandwich, Mass. (aka: the Harbor of Refuge at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal). I’ve visited this harbor many times over the years by car, but back in 1994 I spent several Saturdays there doing “Bravo-Zero” dutyRead More

Midwinter Mystery Harbor: Camden (Maine) Harbor

Midwinter Mystery Harbor: Camden (Maine) Harbor

March 15, 2021 at 12:00 am

Grew up in Camden The Mystery Harbor is Camden, Maine. I was born and grew up in Camden during the ’50s and ’60s. Looking out, the harbor is Curtis Island. My great-grandfather was a lighthouse keeper there when it was called Negro Island. Anson Norton Thomaston, Maine   Maine toRead More

Photo by Roger Karlebach

Mystery Harbor December 2020: Gosport Harbor

February 1, 2021 at 12:00 am

I got engaged there! That’s Gosport Harbor, at the Isles of Shoals, looking across the N.H./Maine border toward Cedar and Smuttynose Islands, with Appledore (Shoals Marine Labs) at 11:00 o’clock. The view is from Star Island, Rye, N.H., in front of the Oceanic Hotel, operated by the Star Island CorporationRead More

September Mystery Harbor: Kingman Yacht Center, Cataumet, Mass.

September Mystery Harbor: Kingman Yacht Center, Cataumet, Mass.

September 28, 2020 at 12:00 am

View’s even better with a Mudslide This view is from the end dock at Kingman Yacht Center, in Cataumet, Mass. It’s a beautiful place to watch the sunset; even better if you are about 200 feet from this spot at the Chart Room, with one of their famous mudslides inRead More

Mystery Harbor answer at last: Ragged Island

Mystery Harbor answer at last: Ragged Island

August 24, 2020 at 8:16 am

Editor’s Note: Wow, did I manage to bungle this one! After no one identified the photo to the right when it first ran in the July issue, I took the initiative to provide clues – both on our Facebook page and in the August issue of the magazine – thatRead More

Mystery Harbor June: Menemsha Harbor

Mystery Harbor June: Menemsha Harbor

June 22, 2020 at 12:00 am

Editor’s Note: June’s Mystery Harbor was drawing nothing but blank stares, so I posted clues on our Facebook page trying to move things along. Specifically, I mentioned the two commercial fishing boats in the picture in front of a gray building with light-blue trim. One of the vessels was aRead More

Mystery Harbor May: Is it Northeast Harbor?

Mystery Harbor May: Is it Northeast Harbor?

May 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

It is . . . and you’re the winner! Is that Northeast Harbor, on Mt. Desert Island, in Maine? My wife Julie and I have often sailed Preamble, our Island Packet 37, down that way and spent many nights on harbor floats over the past 20-odd years. It is aRead More

Mystery Harbor March/April: Edgartown

Mystery Harbor March/April: Edgartown

April 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

Anniversary celebrated there It’s Edgartown, on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. My family chartered a boat out of Newport, R.I., a few years ago and on the trip we eventually went from Cuttyhunk to Edgartown. We spent two nights there and got to celebrate a wedding anniversary, asRead More