Sightings

Mystic WoodenBoat Show

June 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

Points East Associate Editor Bob Muggleston was at the WoodenBoat show this weekend at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn. Here are some images from the show.

First of the Year Exchange with Captain Foss

June 13, 2016 at 2:49 pm

So far June in Penobscot Bay has alternated between being damp, foggy, windy, downpours, chilly, flat calm and brief spells of warm breezes and sparkling water. Friday was the latter when I caught sight of the schooner American Eagle sailing past my second story perch. The dogs and I dashedRead More

Wayfarer’s Lucky Afternoon

May 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm

It was a two lab evening at Power’s Beach on Cape Rosier. The tide was a low drainer which meant a long soggy walk to toss sticks for Otis while Zeke waded nearby, avoiding the direct line of action. At the roadside a daysailer sat on a lightweight trailer justRead More

First Row of the Season

April 21, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Got out on Great Bay today for the first row of the season. Perfect conditions. I figure I managed about a 10:1 ratio for row:bail. Not bad for the first outing! There were a couple of very curious seals in the bay as well.

Sighted in Portsmouth, N.H.

April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Sighted off the docks of the Portsmouth (NH) Yacht Club as I was delivering the May issue this morning. You have to look closely, but that’s a submarine in the middle of the action. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is just to the left of the photo. For a fascinating historyRead More

Rescued off Nobska Point

April 13, 2016 at 7:47 pm

I was on my boat headed East through Woods Hole when I saw a large “yacht” a bit bow down off Nobska Light heading into Vineyard Sound. I mentioned it to my wife, Gretchen, and daughter, Ellen, who agreed something was not right. We watched closely as the yacht wasRead More

Fall in Boston Harbor

November 19, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Sandy and I moved my boat yesterday from summer quarters in Winthrop Harbor to winter quarters at Constitution Marina in Charleston.

Fall in the Fox Island Thorofare

November 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm

10-21-15 Calm but crisp fall day on the Fox Island T’fare. As  I headed by whaler to pick up the mail in North Haven, I was fortunate to cross wakes with this lovely vessel, Rebecca of Vineyard Haven. A couple of warmly clad men in the cockpit appeared to beRead More

Long Island Fans

September 4, 2015 at 8:38 pm

It may not be New England, but that doesn’t mean Long Island boaters don’t love Points East. Here’s reader Tom Mulstay sporting his Points East cap on Fire Island. Any other of you Long Islanders hooked on Points East?

A Points East spotting

August 27, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Spotted at Centerboard yesterday. Once a PE cover girl.