Sightings

A good day for fishing

A good day for fishing

October 13, 2021 at 9:39 am

Calm seas, sunny and light winds, a good time to start the Tog/Blackfish open season for us. At first all we caught were shorts. Were we in the wrong spot on Tog Reef? Two hours before high tide, and just after lunch  Peg caught three keepers in five minutes. Tog fishing isRead More

Fall foliage cruise

Fall foliage cruise

October 9, 2021 at 3:45 pm

Today (Saturday, Oct. 9) the American Yacht Club of Newburyport held their Merrimack River Fall foliage cruise. This raft-up of boats participated. It was a lovely autumn day on the water. I am a life member of the AYC. Funny, I generally don’t feel that old. Dan Raycroft

Stormy weather coming

Stormy weather coming

September 3, 2021 at 5:10 pm

Friday evening 9/3/21 Penobscot Bay experiences some unusual cloud formations and the weather along with it.

Vintage Lyman among the megayachts at Bar Harbor

Vintage Lyman among the megayachts at Bar Harbor

August 30, 2021 at 8:50 am

The Town Harbormaster found me a choice spot for two days after cruising the Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers for several days in my 1959 23′ Lyman Sleeper. Gene Porter Nashua, N.H.

Points East Boat

Points East Boat

August 22, 2021 at 11:39 am

I spotted this boat on a mooring in North Haven in early August, 2021 while I was moored there for the night.

The Maine Boatbuilders Show is back!

The Maine Boatbuilders Show is back!

July 24, 2021 at 7:24 am

A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work. The show opened Friday, July 23 at 100 West Commercial St.,Read More

Marie in the Thorofare

Marie in the Thorofare

July 22, 2021 at 1:28 pm

Classic motor yacht, Marie caught my eye from the second story work spot on the Fox Island Thorofare and I dashed downstairs to grab a photo as she glided through the small boat traffic. The angle of the photo does not do justice to her 41.73m. Always interested in classicRead More

Lots of activity in the Thorofare

Lots of activity in the Thorofare

June 17, 2021 at 4:47 pm

So, I was snapping a few photos of the Coast Guard servicing the Nun #10 channel marker in the Fox island Thorofare. While watching the new nun being launched, the existing nun’s bottom being scrubbed, figuring the new nun would take its place…when I heard the Marine Patrol (Clam Cops)Read More

Victory Chimes back in the Thorofare

Victory Chimes back in the Thorofare

June 7, 2021 at 2:40 pm

  After a season with only two of the Maine Windjammer Association schooners sailing due to Covid-19, it’s with great pleasure the Victory Chimes (fondly referred to as ‘the jingler’) came through the Fox Island Thorofare. An exchange between the Lathrop fog horn and Captain Sikkema with waves and cheersRead More

Launch of the Vinalhaven ferry Capt. Richard G. Spear

Launch of the Vinalhaven ferry Capt. Richard G. Spear

April 11, 2021 at 9:54 am

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