Sightings

Labor Day Parade of Sail

September 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm

What better way to end the summer than with a parade of beautiful windjammers that included Ladona, Stephen Tabor, Victory Chimes (with new owner Capt. Sam Sikkema at the helm), J&E Riggin and Heritage. These were all captured by Points East’s Lynn Whitney from her perch overlooking the Fox IslandRead More

Moonlit Sail

August 31, 2018 at 1:21 pm

This summer’s Sturgeon Moon offered favorable winds and clear skies off Eaton’s Neck Light.  Photo by Pam Humbert  aboard Morgana of Northport, NY

Anyone missing a pram?

August 24, 2018 at 10:21 am

On a North Haven beach since July 4. No oars.

Quite a pair

July 31, 2018 at 1:26 pm

  These two beauties were spotted on the docks at Portland Yacht Services on Fore Street in Portland, Maine last week. On the left is First Light, a 92′ Pilothouse Sloop, Ted Fontaine design. On the right is Marae (ex Paraiso), a 108′ Pilothouse Sloop, another Ted Fontaine design. NoRead More

Stephen Taber then and now

July 18, 2018 at 3:03 pm

I’ve been waiting for the Stephen Taber to sail by, so I could snap a photo to post with this scanned one taken in 1956 by my mother, Marion Emerson in Buck’s Harbor, Maine. Built in 1871, the Taber was 85 when the photo was taken by my mother (above)Read More

A different perspective

May 29, 2018 at 3:41 pm

Many thanks to Augustus Lookner, a pilot with Penobscot Island Air, who provided us with this bird’s eye view of Pulpit Harbor. Not something that we see everyday.

Points East / SailMaine Crew Match Party, 2018

May 3, 2018 at 9:10 am

We had a fantastic turnout for our 2018 Casco Bay Crew Match party with our partner SailMaine. Beautiful weather, fantastic food and drink and of course wonderful company! If you missed it, we hope to see you next year. We also have a second event scheduled for June 1 atRead More

Scenes from the Maine Boatbuilders Show, 2018

March 26, 2018 at 9:14 am

We had a great time at the Maine Boatbuilders Show this past weekend (March 23-25)!

Historic shipwreck exposed again

March 8, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Short Sands Shipwreck photos taken by Maine photographer, Phil Stone. The remains have surfaced in previous years, for example in 1958 and 2007. And last week’s storm uncovered the wreck once again. The ship is believed to be a sloop that’s more than 160 years old. The Maine Historic PreservationRead More

The final touch

December 12, 2017 at 9:22 am

Points East publisher Joe Burke, left and former co-owner/publisher Sandy Marsters, right, Flemish the dock lines for former Points East co-owner/publisher Bernie Wideman’s Saucy after arriving at her winter quarters in Boston’s Constitution Marina in October.