Mystery Harbor

Midwinter: Guess the harbor, win a hat!

January 24, 2018 at 3:12 pm

If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick a winner from the most informative and interesting correct reply we receive and print the answers in the next issue of Points East and also post them here.

December: Graveyard Point, Harpswell, Maine

November 19, 2017 at 7:27 am

If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick a winner from the most informative and interesting correct reply we receive and print the answers in the next issue of Points East and also post them here. Petunia and I enjoy the Mystery Harbor This mystery harbor is Graveyard Point, which is located close to the tip of Harpswell Neck in Harpswell. I have enjoyed this little beach, along with my pug Petunia, for many years. There is literally aRead More

October/November: Block Island Salt Pond dinghy dock

September 21, 2017 at 11:31 am

It’s the sign on B.I. Salt Pond dinghy dock There is no mystery here: This is the sign on the dinghy dock at the Boat Basin in Block Island’s New Harbor: The Great Salt Pond. You can see the Narragansett Inn in the background. My husband and I travel about 2,000 miles a season – up and down the coast from Connecticut to Maine – in our Maine-built Sabre. Block Island is one of our favorite harbors; in fact, we are hanging on town mooring ball No. 3 as I write this email. We come often in the spring and fall to be sure to miss the summer crowds, and the scenery never disappoints. We were just sitting outside atRead More

September: Point Judith, Rhode Island

August 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

  Shhhh . . . mini-subs are manufactured there The photo is a northerly view of Point View Marina, on Salt Pond in R.I., either from their dock or Point Judith Marina’s dock. I spent many years behind the middle building, which was the winch room for the railway, doing repairs and building lobsterboats. This was back when it was Kenny Gallup’s Salt Pond Marine Railway. A good friend of mine used to live above what was the machine shop and paint locker in the building on the right. Last I knew, the Navy was building “secret” mini subs in the far left building – no joke! Wayne Fredette South Kingstown, R.I.  

August: Camden, Maine harbor

July 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm

  If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick a winner from the most informative and interesting correct reply we receive and print the answers in the next issue of Points East and also post them here. Those were halcyon days Ooooh, that is a very crafty picture. It’s a photo of Camden (Maine) Harbor, but it’s artfully cropped to cut out the giveaway: Curtis (formerly Negro) Island. That’s Dillingham Point on the right, and I’ll bet the photoRead More

Mystery Harbor July: Scituate Harbor, Mass.

June 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm

  If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick a winner from the most informative and interesting correct reply we receive and print the answers in the next issue of Points East and also post them here. We moored Grand Banks 36 Sea Story 2 there Looks to me like the harbor of Scituate, Mass. The photographer is looking westward into it from seaward, with the stately mansions of First Cliff to port and the picturesque Cedar Point lighthouseRead More

June: Branford Conn., Branford Yacht Club

May 18, 2017 at 2:11 pm

  If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick a winner from the most informative and interesting correct reply we receive and print the answers in the next issue of Points East and also post them here. That’s Bruce & Johnson’s Yacht Yard West Your June Mystery Harbor is Branford, Conn. Pictured is our yacht club, Branford Yacht Club, and, just to the right, is Bruce & Johnson’s Marina, the newer West Yard, which is part of Brewer YachtRead More

May: Southern tip of Snug Harbor

April 24, 2017 at 12:00 am

  Site of the best Fourth of July fireworks displays It’s the southern tip of Snug Harbor in South Kingstown, R.I. The photo is looking east from the area of Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant in East Matunuck. Snug Harbor is to the left, the host of one of the most famous tuna tournaments in southern New England. To the right is the northern tip of Jerusalem, which is across from Galilee, the home of the largest fishing fleet in Rhode Island. The tidal flats in the foreground host one of the best fireworks displays from a barge every 4th of July. The marina is Channel Marina, in Wakefield, which is owned by Dick Goodwin. It is also one of my favoriteRead More

March/April: It’s Damariscove

March 13, 2017 at 12:01 am

  If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick a winner from all of the correct entries and print the answers in the next issue of Points East and also post them here. It’s an amazing place with a magical history The answer is Damariscove, Maine. “Damariscove” is a punchline for my wife and me when we discuss possible anchorages on our trips up and down the coast from Freeport to Vinalhaven, winter storage and summer home for ourRead More

Midwinter: Lower Connecticut River between I95 and railway bridge

January 27, 2017 at 4:19 pm

  If you can correctly identify this harbor, you’ll be on your way to winning a fine Points East designer cap. To qualify, identify the harbor AND tell us something about the harbor, such as how you recognized it and some reasons you like to hang out there. We’ll pick a winner from all of the correct entries and print the answers in the next issue of Points East and also post them here. It’s a prime spot from which to boat-watch The answer is: lower Connecticut River, between I-95 and the railway bridge. This is the shoreline “between the bridges,” which is in Old Lyme and Old Saybrook, Conn. The picture may have been taken from the Back PorchRead More