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December 2016

Mystic Seaport to Open “SeaChange”

December 10, 2016 - September 2, 2017

Mystic Seaport will open its newest exhibition, SeaChange, an exploration of the theme of transformation through select maritime artifacts, on December 10. The exhibition will be the inaugural installation in the Collins Gallery of the newly constructed Thompson Exhibition Building, which opened this past September.   SeaChange will present a range of striking, surprising, and unusual objects drawn from the rich collections of Mystic Seaport.  Some of these intriguing artifacts will be on display for the first time, others may not have…

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January 2017

Get Out on the Water this Summer at Mystic Seaport

January 12 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

There’s no better way to ward off cabin fever than browsing the summertime offerings at Mystic Seaport. Registration is now open for Summer Day Camps, Community Sailing programs, and excursions on the schooner Brilliant. Mystic Seaport Summer Camps offer children the chance to delve into the region’s maritime history, learn to sail, and master new skills. With both full-day and half-day camps for ages 4-16, from June 19 through August 18, there is a camp for every child’s interest. New this…

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February 2017

USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills & Seamanship Course

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - May 3 @ 9:00 pm
Southern Maine Community College, So. Portland, ME, 2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater.  

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Spring Lecture Series at Whaling Museum Dedicated to Storied Adventures at Sea

February 2 @ 8:00 am - April 6 @ 5:00 pm

The 2017 Sailors’ Series lectures at the New Bedford Whaling Museum promise to keep audiences at the edge of their seats as mariners tell their first-hand, gripping stories of adventure and travel – from sailboat racing to navigating Iceberg Alley, and from exploring the North Atlantic Ocean to America’s Great Loop. Themed “Adventures at Sea: Local Mariners Take to the Water,” the Sailors’ Series runs February through April. This 27thannual lecture series is dedicated to sailing and other related maritime…

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USCG Auxiliary Advanced Coastal Navigation Course

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - May 9 @ 9:00 pm
Southern Maine Community College, 2 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Advanced Coastal Navigation (ACN) course is a comprehensive course to prepare the advanced boater with the knowledge needed to safely pilot a boat.

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March 2017

“Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” presented by Jonathan White

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum, One Burnside Street
Bristol, RI 02809 United States
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A global journey through the science and wonder of the oceans In Tides, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he…

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April 2017

Yarmouth Boat Yard to Offer Nationally Certified Boating Safety Course

April 1
Yarmouth Boat Yard, 72 Lafayette Street ME + Google Map

Yarmouth Boat Yard to Offer Nationally Certified Boating Safety Course - April 1st Assisting their customers in being safe boaters has been a hallmark of Yarmouth Boat Yard since their inception. This spring, the full service boat yard will continue the tradition by offering the U.S. Power Squadrons America's Boating Course, which is certified by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. This exciting, in-depth boating safety course will be held in a one-day, eight-hour block at Yarmouth Boat…

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USCG Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship 1 (short course)

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - June 22 @ 9:00 pm
Southern Maine Community College, 8 Fort Road
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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Topics include:  WHICH BOAT IS FOR YOU? -- boater's language; types of boats; outboard motors and sterndrives; hull design; uses of boats; other power plants; materials for constructing boats; your intended use; the Coast Guard Customer Infoline; marine surveyors; buying a boat.  EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR BOAT -- requirements for your boat; your boat's equipment; legal considerations.  TRAILERING YOUR BOAT -- legal considerations; practical considerations; the towing vehicle; balancing the load; handling your trailer; pre-departure checks; preparing to…

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May 2017

Points East Crew Match Party

May 3 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Handy Boat, 215 Foreside Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Captains and crew, come join Points East for our annual Crew Match get together. If you're looking to race or cruise, you can find a boat and if you're a captain in need of crew, this is your opportunity. Food, drink and door prizes!

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Connecticut Spring In-Water Boat Show Announces 2017 Show Dates

May 5 - May 7

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of Windcheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, and the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA). Boats varying in size from 20-75ft will journey into the Essex, CT harbor attracting interested boat buyers from Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and beyond.  The inaugural show held in 2016 brought in over 2000…

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