Sightings

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:

Implosion of the Brayton Point power plant towers, April 27, 2019

May 2, 2019 at 10:37 am

Points East ad representative David Stewart had a front row view of the implosion of the Brayton Point power plant towers on Saturday, April 27, on board Rum Runner. Thanks to Paul & Carol Baggott for chartering the boat and to Dwight Haley who compiled the images for the showRead More

2019 Maine Boatbuilders Show

April 3, 2019 at 3:11 pm

The annual rite of spring took place again at the Maine Boatbuilders Show in Portland. Here are a few photos from the three day show including folks manning their booths and visitors to the Points East booth. Photos by Lynn Whitney

Sign of the times

November 13, 2018 at 12:24 pm

On the beach, Cape Rosier, Harborside, Maine. This gently sloping beach draws picnickers, dog owners, beachcombers, and waders during the season. And at the end of the season, it’s a place where local fishermen offload their traps at high tide and come by truck to pick them up at lowRead More

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