Sightings

Mayflower II leaving Mystic Harbor

Mayflower II leaving Mystic Harbor

July 23, 2020 at 5:26 pm

Bob Cornell caught this image of the Mayflower II a few minutes after she departed Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn., on Monday, July 20. “What a crowd on the water and on land and so fun!,” reported Sue Cornell.

Unusual rafting arrangement

Unusual rafting arrangement

July 20, 2020 at 8:36 am

Unusual sight on two moorings, rafted stern to stern in narrow Perry’s Creek on Vinalhaven, two aluminum ocean-going, international visitors. Comparable in size, Maake-s from Holland and Long John Silver from Netherlands. The latter was documented by My Ship Tracking as 12 x 4m, approx. 40′ x 13′. It alsoRead More

Fishing’s slow

Fishing’s slow

July 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Fishing is slow. We still manage to catch a few now and then. We catch too many Sea Robins. We don’t keep them. They are too hard to fillet. They are neat looking fish with colors like a land Robin. They are vocal too. They grunt grunt when they landRead More

La Joie de Mer spotted in the Thorofare

La Joie de Mer spotted in the Thorofare

July 15, 2020 at 9:20 am

Sailing Vessel La Joie de Mer, or also known as The Joy of the Sea, a 98′ cruising yacht transits the Fox Island Thorofare dwarfing every spar and boat along the way.  She  is sailing under the flag of Cayman Islands. Her length overall (LOA) is 30 meters and herRead More

2020 Hospice Regatta

2020 Hospice Regatta

July 13, 2020 at 8:14 am

  This is Jody Wolford-Tucker, HVHC Executive Director, sharing a brief message to convey our gratitude that the Hospice Regatta of Maine has been able to set sail this year! While the safety needs of the pandemic have required we hold no land events or our customary post-race celebrations, ourRead More

Schooner EROS in Fox Island Thorofare

Schooner EROS in Fox Island Thorofare

July 9, 2020 at 3:42 pm

Sighted in Fox Island Thorofare Thursday afternoon, the Schooner EROS. EROS is a classic 115 ft / 35.1 m beauty built in England in 1939 for the daughter and son-in-law of a British Lord. She was very soon after commandeered by the Royal Navy to participate in the famous evacuationRead More

Graduation ceremony, island style

Graduation ceremony, island style

June 16, 2020 at 6:18 am

The Vinalhaven High School class of 2020, in conjunction with the “traditional” (and extremely limited) graduation ceremony on Saturday,  held a lobster boat ceremony the next day to cap off a weekend of celebrations. Organized by the staff graduation committee, the lobster boat ceremony included a speech by their 8thRead More

Beached boat

Beached boat

June 2, 2020 at 9:14 am

This sailboat came ashore on Crane Beach in Ipswich, Mass., during Memorial Day weekend and has remained there for more than a week now. The channel at the entrance to the Ipswich River which runs between Crane Beach and Plum Island is very shallow. I didn’t witness the beaching ofRead More

A season of sailing in four minutes

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!

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.