Sightings

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

Labor Day excursion

Labor Day excursion

September 8, 2020 at 7:42 am

I shot these photos this morning from the Green Street Bridge over the Ipswich (Mass.) River. The couple in the boat are our friends and neighbors, Jon & Gabrielle on their way to Crane Beach. Dan Raycroft

Schooner Ladona in Fox Island Thorofare

Schooner Ladona in Fox Island Thorofare

August 29, 2020 at 3:39 pm

Schooner Ladona came in close to the porch this afternoon (Friday, Aug. 28) with Terry Sue Philbrick calling hello. Terry and her husband, Capt. Gib Philbrick operated the schooner under its previous name, Nathaniel Bowditch for decades. Ladona is one of only two of the windjammer fleet to be sailingRead More

A Mayflower sighting and some last-minute fishing

A Mayflower sighting and some last-minute fishing

August 4, 2020 at 5:20 pm

We wanted to get in some fishing time before tropical storm Isisais stirs thing up here in L.I.Sound. Sea conditions in the AM were 2′ with a lot of whitecaps. After lunch things calmed down and seas went to 1′. We noticed schools of bait fish swarming the surface. TheyRead More

Fore Aces paying a visit to Kennebunkport

Fore Aces paying a visit to Kennebunkport

July 31, 2020 at 8:14 am

Sighted at Chick’s Marina in Kennebunkport. The Fore Aces is a 124′ Delta Marine vessel, built in 2003 refitted in 2014, according to Boat International. Formerly owned by musician Jimmy Buffet, she’s available for charter starting at $90,000 per week.

Mayflower II leaving Mystic Harbor

Mayflower II leaving Mystic Harbor

July 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm

Bob Cornell caught this image of the Mayflower II a few minutes after she departed Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn., on Monday, July 20. “What a crowd on the water and on land and so fun!,” reported Sue Cornell.