Mystery Harbor Answers

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

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