Mystery Harbor Answers

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

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