Sightings

Wrecked by the green heads

Wrecked by the green heads

July 18, 2022 at 5:50 pm

In case you haven’t noticed them yet, the green head flies are out in force this summer.  Green heads are the scourge of the marshes, the beaches and the estuaries. They invade the marshes and rivers from around Mid July through to September Besides ruining a picnic on the beachRead More

Launching the Points East Pram

Launching the Points East Pram

July 16, 2022 at 6:41 am

And…. she’s launched! Points East and Chase Small Craft launched the Points East pram on Friday, July 15 at Marston’s Marina in Saco, Maine. It was a beautiful day for a beautiful little boat. Despite her compact eight feet, the pram proved herself to be a very capable tender, easilyRead More

Another productive day on the water

Another productive day on the water

July 3, 2022 at 7:04 am

We are not going too far from our dockage in New London because marine fuel is so expensive, $5.99.9/gal. Fortunately we do know some good spots that are productive for us that are nearby. The seas were calm in the AM, sunny and hot. We fished in water 35′-70′ deep. TheRead More

Points East Pram

Points East Pram

June 27, 2022 at 9:28 am

The Points East Pram makes an appearance at the WoodenBoat Show in Mystic CT. She’s a beauty!

Newport bridge at sunset

Newport bridge at sunset

June 17, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Points East contributor Dan Raycroft caught this image of the Newport, R.I. bridge while attending a pre-race party for the Newport-Bermuda Race.

Now that’s a big wheel

Now that’s a big wheel

June 2, 2022 at 4:55 pm

Mainers Jesse Whitney and Kate Roelke had a tour of the Derecktor Shipyard during a stay in Ft. Pierce on his boat. Kate is dwarfed by the tire of one of the world’s largest mobile hoists for yachts with a capacity of 1,500 U.S. short tons. visit https://derecktor.com/derecktor-ftpierce-florida/ for theRead More

For that early morning mackerel run…

For that early morning mackerel run…

May 3, 2022 at 6:28 am

Darlene Joltki of Bob’s Bait Shack at 2 Revere St., in Winthrop, Mass., displays one of the store’s two 24-hour bait dispensers during a visit by Bernie Wideman and Joe Burke who were on a Points East delivery run recently. This particular machine  dispenses frozen mackerel, squid and clams. ARead More

Mayflower II on her way back from winter drydock

Mayflower II on her way back from winter drydock

April 19, 2022 at 3:58 pm

Points East ad rep Peter Partridge caught this image of the Mayflower II as she was being towed home to Plymouth, Mass. from her winter drydock in Mystic, Conn. where she received routine maintenance and repainting. Peter writes: “I went to my favorite vantage spot on the Cape Cod CanalRead More

Hi from Florida

Hi from Florida

April 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm

  Ipswich, Mass., resident and Points East contributor Dan Raycroft sent us this photo of some colorful hulls from the Ft. Pierce City (Fla.) Marina where he and his wife Judy are visiting friends and family. Dan made this image following a harbor cruise aboard their friend’s 13-foot whaler andRead More

Goodbye until spring

Goodbye until spring

November 4, 2021 at 5:09 pm

The boat is now out of the water for this season. We will put it away for the winter, and I will start prepping it for another year on the water this spring. Our Tuesday final trip was typical. Peg put two keepers in the cooler. Flat seas in theRead More