Sightings

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

Marie in the Thorofare

Marie in the Thorofare

July 22, 2021 at 1:28 pm

Classic motor yacht, Marie caught my eye from the second story work spot on the Fox Island Thorofare and I dashed downstairs to grab a photo as she glided through the small boat traffic. The angle of the photo does not do justice to her 41.73m. Always interested in classicRead More

Lots of activity in the Thorofare

Lots of activity in the Thorofare

June 17, 2021 at 4:47 pm

So, I was snapping a few photos of the Coast Guard servicing the Nun #10 channel marker in the Fox island Thorofare. While watching the new nun being launched, the existing nun’s bottom being scrubbed, figuring the new nun would take its place…when I heard the Marine Patrol (Clam Cops)Read More

Victory Chimes back in the Thorofare

Victory Chimes back in the Thorofare

June 7, 2021 at 2:40 pm

  After a season with only two of the Maine Windjammer Association schooners sailing due to Covid-19, it’s with great pleasure the Victory Chimes (fondly referred to as ‘the jingler’) came through the Fox Island Thorofare. An exchange between the Lathrop fog horn and Captain Sikkema with waves and cheersRead More

Launch of the Vinalhaven ferry Capt. Richard G. Spear

Launch of the Vinalhaven ferry Capt. Richard G. Spear

April 11, 2021 at 9:54 am

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End of the day

End of the day

October 22, 2020 at 3:55 pm

A sunset image I captured back in late August this summer. I was anchored off the shore of Eatons Neck with my family in our bowrider when the sun set and lit up the sky on a Saturday afternoon. The sailboat was moored directly in front of me and IRead More

Wreck of the Ada K. Damon

Wreck of the Ada K. Damon

October 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm

The wreck of the Ada K Damon has emerged from the sand of Crane Beach in Ipswich, Mass., then been reburied several times during recent years.  This fall however, she emerged from the sand then was beaten to pieces by the surf. Her pieces are scattered all along the shoreline.Read More

A couple of classics

A couple of classics

October 19, 2020 at 9:43 am

Sure, a bit on the chilly side, but not too cold for these two classics on the Merrimack River in Newburyport on Sunday, Oct. 18. Dan Raycroft

Ardelle pays a visit to the Thorofare

Ardelle pays a visit to the Thorofare

October 6, 2020 at 4:20 pm

As the season winds down for the schooner trade with only two Maine windjammers sailing, it’s particularly fun to see the pinky schooner, Ardelle in Penobscot Bay. Ardelle’s day charters finished in Gloucester, MA, boatbuilder Harold Burnham and his wife appear to be enjoying the fall foliage and anchorages ofRead More

Low tide padding on the Ipswich River

Low tide padding on the Ipswich River

September 28, 2020 at 1:15 pm

Submitted by Daniel Raycroft