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


November 18, 2016 at 5:55 am

Rockland Maine breakwater after super moon tides. iPhone capture from the North Haven ferry, Capt. Neil Burgess by Kim Alexander

Last sail of the season for Saucy

October 27, 2016 at 1:49 pm

It was a sunny but chilly day Tuesday as Points East co-founder Bernie Wideman, current publisher Joe Burke, and art director John Gold moved Bernie’s Pearson Saucy from her summer quarters at the Winthrop Yacht Club to winter storage at the Hingham Boat Yard. Brisk winds and the occasional 25Read More

FOFER in the Thorofare

October 17, 2016 at 8:58 am

FOFER is a 1953 Sparkman & Stephens 38 foot Loki class yawl, which was appreciated as she tacked through Fox Island Thorofare October 16th with two visible crewmembers. Lynn Whitney, Vinalhaven