Mystery Harbor Answers

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

Midwinter, 2019: Head Harbor, Campobello Island

Midwinter, 2019: Head Harbor, Campobello Island

March 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

Canadian hospitality hard to beat It’s Head Harbor, on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. We’ve sailed there a few times. The most memorable occasion was when we were on our way to the St. John River in New Brunswick a couple years ago. After entering Head Harbor we askedRead More

December: Sippican Harbor, Marion, Mass.

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.

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: 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 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

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: 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