Sightings

Season’s greetings from Newbury, Mass.

Season’s greetings from Newbury, Mass.

December 6, 2022 at 4:04 pm

Contributor Dan Raycroft sent us this photo taken last week from the Pert Lowell Company on the Parker River in Newbury, Mass. On the left is Ralph Johnson, owner of the Pert Lowell Company. To his right is one of his shop workers Al Cox. The two were setting upRead More

Summer Navigation Aid

Summer Navigation Aid

November 30, 2022 at 6:34 am

A bit of Maine humor, this harbor entrance cans was nicely decorated with a painting… this was at the entrance to Round Pond Harbor…. we come and go from Round Pond to get to our property on Louds Island… David Masury Kittery, Maine

Season’s over!

Season’s over!

October 24, 2022 at 8:23 pm

From Randy Randall at Marston’s Marina in Saco, Maine: Well we made it. And not a moment too soon I guess. For the most part we had the weather in our favor and the tide also. Excellent day yesterday. The guys pulled all the remaining docks, the fuel pump andRead More

Little helpers

Little helpers

October 10, 2022 at 1:01 pm

We were putting our boat Grace away for the winter yesterday at Gamage Shipyard in Christmas Cove, ME. Our dogs, Molly and Henry, always want to come along to help.  They curl up on the sails to keep them warm, drag the sheets around the dock, or gnaw on theRead More

Fall on the Fox Island Thorofare

Fall on the Fox Island Thorofare

September 27, 2022 at 4:31 pm

More lobster boats bringing their gear ashore early for the season. Fewer recreational boats passing by and often with shortened sail with the strong fall winds. The Sparkman & Stephens 38 foot Loki class yawl, FOFER was spotted again sailing jib and jigger, as she was on October 17, 2016.Read More

Straight from the Vikings

Straight from the Vikings

September 7, 2022 at 6:28 am

Points East contributor Dan Raycroft poses next to the clinker built fishing vessel Afi in Husavik, Iceland on a recent trip. “My son Matt and I have been visiting Iceland for the past several days. This little village of Husavik on the north coast is so charming and the woodenRead More

Sea trials for a new craft

Sea trials for a new craft

August 14, 2022 at 2:48 pm

Randy Randall at Marston’s Marina in Saco, Maine, is a collector of small watercraft. His latest acquisition is an Old Town Sport Boat which he launched recently. He writes: “As you can see I’m using a rowing adapter for a canoe. The factory oar sockets on the boat are tooRead More

Wrecked by the green heads

Wrecked by the green heads

July 18, 2022 at 5:50 pm

In case you haven’t noticed them yet, the green head flies are out in force this summer.  Green heads are the scourge of the marshes, the beaches and the estuaries. They invade the marshes and rivers from around Mid July through to September Besides ruining a picnic on the beachRead More

Launching the Points East Pram

Launching the Points East Pram

July 16, 2022 at 6:41 am

And…. she’s launched! Points East and Chase Small Craft launched the Points East pram on Friday, July 15 at Marston’s Marina in Saco, Maine. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful little boat. Despite her compact eight feet, the pram proved herself to be a very capable tender, easilyRead More

Another productive day on the water

Another productive day on the water

July 3, 2022 at 7:04 am

We are not going too far from our dockage in New London because marine fuel is so expensive, $5.99.9/gal. Fortunately we do know some good spots that are productive for us that are nearby. The seas were calm in the AM, sunny and hot. We fished in water 35′-70′ deep. TheRead More