Sightings

For that early morning mackerel run…

For that early morning mackerel run…

May 3, 2022 at 6:28 am

Darlene Joltki of Bob’s Bait Shack at 2 Revere St., in Winthrop, Mass., displays one of the store’s two 24-hour bait dispensers during a visit by Bernie Wideman and Joe Burke who were on a Points East delivery run recently. This particular machine  dispenses frozen mackerel, squid and clams. ARead More

Mayflower II on her way back from winter drydock

Mayflower II on her way back from winter drydock

April 19, 2022 at 3:58 pm

Points East ad rep Peter Partridge caught this image of the Mayflower II as she was being towed home to Plymouth, Mass. from her winter drydock in Mystic, Conn. where she received routine maintenance and repainting. Peter writes: “I went to my favorite vantage spot on the Cape Cod CanalRead More

Hi from Florida

Hi from Florida

April 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm

  Ipswich, Mass., resident and Points East contributor Dan Raycroft sent us this photo of some colorful hulls from the Ft. Pierce City (Fla.) Marina where he and his wife Judy are visiting friends and family. Dan made this image following a harbor cruise aboard their friend’s 13-foot whaler andRead More

Goodbye until spring

Goodbye until spring

November 4, 2021 at 5:09 pm

The boat is now out of the water for this season. We will put it away for the winter, and I will start prepping it for another year on the water this spring. Our Tuesday final trip was typical. Peg put two keepers in the cooler. Flat seas in theRead More

A good day for fishing

A good day for fishing

October 13, 2021 at 9:39 am

Calm seas, sunny and light winds, a good time to start the Tog/Blackfish open season for us. At first all we caught were shorts. Were we in the wrong spot on Tog Reef? Two hours before high tide, and just after lunch  Peg caught three keepers in five minutes. Tog fishing isRead More

Fall foliage cruise

Fall foliage cruise

October 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm

Today (Saturday, Oct. 9) the American Yacht Club of Newburyport held their Merrimack River Fall foliage cruise. This raft-up of boats participated. It was a lovely autumn day on the water. I am a life member of the AYC. Funny, I generally don’t feel that old. Dan Raycroft

Stormy weather coming

Stormy weather coming

September 3, 2021 at 5:10 pm

Friday evening 9/3/21 Penobscot Bay experiences some unusual cloud formations and the weather along with it.

Vintage Lyman among the megayachts at Bar Harbor

Vintage Lyman among the megayachts at Bar Harbor

August 30, 2021 at 8:50 am

The Town Harbormaster found me a choice spot for two days after cruising the Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers for several days in my 1959 23′ Lyman Sleeper. Gene Porter Nashua, N.H.

Points East Boat

Points East Boat

August 22, 2021 at 11:39 am

I spotted this boat on a mooring in North Haven in early August, 2021 while I was moored there for the night.

The Maine Boatbuilders Show is back!

The Maine Boatbuilders Show is back!

July 24, 2021 at 7:24 am

A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work. The show opened Friday, July 23 at 100 West Commercial St.,Read More