Sightings

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 sheRead More

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 oldRead 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 toRead More

Ah, those were the days!

April 20, 2017 at 10:50 am

We received a wonderful postcard from Billy Macleod,  an old friend of editor Nim Marsh who sent along this photo of himself (right) and Nim (left) on a trip.  He writes: “Going through thousands of photos and came across the enclosed — it’ll take you back!! Obviously headed east butRead More

Maine Boatbuilders Show, 2017

March 27, 2017 at 12:33 pm

We had a great time at this year’s Maine Boatbuilder’s Show catching up with old friends!

Tortola HPA Gathering

March 10, 2017 at 6:10 am

Kevin and Carolyn Harris joined Buzz and Beth Billik for a southern gathering of the Hinckley Pilot Association. With Kevin’s contribution of Huntress turns 60 in the March/April issue, it’s only fitting to share their winter travels.

Until spring arrives…

March 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm

It’s still a few weeks until the ice leaves and there’s no point in huddling inside, so Points East Publisher Joe Burke, his son Peter Burke (behind the camera)  and Art Director John Gold paid a visit to Lonesome Lake in Franconia Notch.

Now that’s fishing

January 30, 2017 at 9:05 am

We are on vacation in Huatulco, Mexico. It’s in S. Mexico on the Pacific side. This morning we went fishing with Capt Concepcion Garcia on the panga “Loor.” We got picked up on the beach at 7:00 AM. No dock. By 7:10AM Peg hooked a nice Yellowtail Tuna, about 20″Read More