A season of sailing in four minutes

March 24, 2020 at 1:11 pm

In these troubled times, we encourage you to watch this video created by Sandy Hook, Conn., cruiser Jack Carlson  summarizing his 2019 season on the water. Jack and his Catalina 36 Mind’s Eye cruise out of Milford, Conn. It offers hope that we’ll get through our current situation to betterRead More

Another jib down!

October 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

“Nor’ Easter” I work for SeaTow and snapped this  Friday 10-11-2019 while assessing an over turned boat on a mooring in Salem Harbor.

That’s a doggone nice photo

September 4, 2019 at 11:45 am

This picture was taken in Mistake Harbor, way Downeast, by Points East contributor Christopher Birch. The wooden trawler in the background, Serianna, was built and is still owned by wooden-boat guru and broker Bill Page. He’s something of a legend and I had a very pleasant chat with him aboutRead More

Sunrise, sunset… show us your colors!

September 3, 2019 at 9:04 am

September is prime cruising weather, especially when the days begin and end with such lovely colors. Here are some from our very own Lynn Whitney! Above, sunrise on the Fox Island Thorofare taken through the boathouse doors. At right, sunset on Perry’s Creek. We’d love to see some from youRead More

Searching for fluke

August 21, 2019 at 9:48 am

We weren’t after Sea Robins, Rays or Sharks, but we saw a lot of that. Peg caught the only keeper Fluke. We went all over looking for Fluke or Sea Bass. From Niantic to Fisher’s Island, no joy. Closer to our home docks we finally connected with one nice keeperRead More

MS Harborfest Tugboat Races 2019

August 18, 2019 at 8:03 pm

I was lucky enough to be aboard the Roderick McAllister captained by Sarah Kaplan on Sunday for the annual MS Harborfest Tugboat Races in Portland, Maine. It was a wonderful day, and a fun event for a great cause. Here are some shots of the action and a short video.Read More

Sunday Sailing

August 5, 2019 at 12:21 pm

A nice Sunday sail on Tootles, a slipper 17…

Friends of Casco Bay launches new pumpout boat

June 11, 2019 at 6:11 am

Captain Pam Parker of the Maine DEP christens “Headmaster”, the new pumpout boat of the Friends of Casco Bay. The ceremony, emceed by the Friends Executive Director Cathy Ramsdell, was hosted by Phin and Joanna Sprague of Portland Yacht Services on Monday. Jim Splude will captain the new vessel asRead More

Summer has begun in the Fox Island Thorofare

June 10, 2019 at 4:52 pm

The first exchange of greetings between Zeke’s Point and the American Eagle; three quick honks of the Lathrop Fog Horn replied by bell ringing and exchange of hat waving. Summer has officially started in the Fox Island Thorofare! Lynn Whitney

Fitting the garboard plank on the motorboat Katherine

May 28, 2019 at 9:14 am

Jon Emerson, brother of Points East’s Lynn Emerson Whitney, was asked to photograph the process of fitting the garboard plank on the motor vessel Katherine at JO Brown’s Boatyard by brothers Foy and Jimmy, assisted by Foster Bartovics. Below is a slideshow of the process: