Midwinter Mystery Harbor clue

February 16, 2018 at 11:07 am

Are you stumped by our Mystery Harbor photo this month? Check out this clue and then enter to win a Points East cap!

The final touch

December 12, 2017 at 9:22 am

Points East publisher Joe Burke, left and former co-owner/publisher Sandy Marsters, right, Flemish the dock lines for former Points East co-owner/publisher Bernie Wideman’s Saucy after arriving at her winter quarters in Boston’s Constitution Marina in October.

The Sails Are Brightly Shining!

December 12, 2017 at 9:04 am

The reflection of the decorations on the sails were as beautiful as the decorations themselves ~ an added bonus! Pam Humbert, East Northport, NY  /

Rainbow over Northport

December 7, 2017 at 9:15 am

A rainbow appeared over Northport as a storm cell moved away from Northport.

Foggy morning in Clinton, CT

December 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

Rising before dawn for a long trip homeward bound from Clinton, Ct. we awoke to this tranquil scene.

Corwith Cramer heads to sea

October 17, 2017 at 10:09 am

It was fun to watch the progress of Sea Education Association’s vessel, Corwith Cramer as she progressed from the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, where she underwent extensive work, to Woods Hole, where she’ll pick up students. You can use this Marine Traffic link to follow her as she continues south over the next two months.

Who contrived this rowing seat?

September 21, 2017 at 11:06 am

Early last summer, I decided I’d return to the days of my youth and take up rowing again, and for that I needed a rowboat. I don’t happen to own a boat suitable for rowing but have at least three canoes to my name. Remembering some articles from the old “Small Boat Journal,” I knew that a canoe could be converted into an acceptable rowboat. A half-hour trolling the Internet turned up a variety of rowing rigs one could buy for adapting a canoe to oars. My problem was, I sort of hoped to make this conversion for very little money, and that took me to my local boatbuilder friend. I sat in his shop beside the woodstove and toldRead More

Cruising with family

August 28, 2017 at 8:54 am

Mike Martel’s restored yawl Privateer is seen on Narragansett Bay during a recent cruise with his children and their spouses. Mike is a frequent contributor to Points East.

Thorofare schooner sightings

June 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

The schooner boys are back on Penobscot Bay; Captain Foss gives a wave and toot, J&E Riggin beats to windward and Ladona flies downwind in a brisk southwesterly through Fox Island Thorofare.

Great Crew Match Party!

May 4, 2017 at 9:49 am

It was a fun gathering at Handy Boat for Points East & SailMaine’s annual Crew Match Party where potential crew met captains and vice versa. We got the sailing/racing season off to a great start! Thanks to Gritty’s, Handy Boat, Hamilton Marine, Town Landing Market, and West Marine. Congratulations to Hallett Canvas & Sails for their 30th Anniversary! If you missed the party, don’t worry – you can still connect using the new and improved Points East Crew Match system!