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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 13 Number 1 April 2010

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My spring ritual is sailing to Naushon in midApril with my father, when you can discover the harbor for the first time, once again. By Roger Bergstrom

The double rescue You must never willingly relinquish anything to which a part of your soul is inseparably bound. I was not whole until Privateer was mine once again. By Capt. Mike Martel

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The fall and rise of the Hippocampus She’s been a yacht, submarine patrol boat, mail boat and fishing vessel: What’s next for the century-old floating time capsule? By Steve Cartwright

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Bound to boats and life Often the best therapy is to work on a boat. Dodge Morgan

‘Cooked brick; ate with peanut butter’ I don’t tend to cook when I’m sailing solo. Bob Cormier

A boat whose time has come again Albin 27 trawlers are ideal for cruisers. D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Whitehead Passage feedback; Capt. Mike’s clam cake recipe; Dodge and shrinking horizons. Mystery Harbor...........................15 Mother and father of all osprey nests; New Mystery Harbor is on page 71. News..........................................26 Valentines Day Bikini & Speedo dash; Tenants Harbor trap-density study; Donate sails for Haiti shelters. The Racing Pages ........................48 Boston Harbor New Years’ Day Race; Get ready for the Offshore 160; America’s Cup was a show of technology.

Media ........................................54 Mary Jane Hayes’ last book is a rich legacy; American Rope and Tar is a fine resource. Fetching Along ............................57 The Basin on Vinalhaven Island. Yardwork ...................................64 NorseBoat builds whale boats for movie; 12 more Conn. Clean Marinas; Jonesport builds sweet peapods. Compass adjuster .......................68 Try synchronizing five compasses! Calendar.....................................72 Maine Boatbuilders show; Classic Yacht Symposium.

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EDITOR’S PAGE/Nim Ma rsh

Building boats for today hen I was a very young salt in Duxbury Womack in 2003. Last December, we attended the Beetle Boat Shop (Mass.) Bay when provincialism reigned happily throughout the land we called the Open House, ostensibly to see the Beetle cat operachubby 12-foot gaffers Duxbury Bugs. And insofar as tion in the new digs. We weren’t expecting to see a the first real fleet of the beamy little buckets blos- new 5,000-square-foot storage building, filled to brimsomed at the Duxbury Yacht Club in 1923 thanks to ming with Beetle Cats, stacked four high on dedicatthe vision of Commodore Edward N. (Teddy) ed racks. And, at the back of the shed, we were Farnsworth and Ralph Lawson we thought of this de- thrilled to see a 26-foot Herreshoff Alerion, completed sign as ours, until we visited friends in Buzzards Bay. the previous summer by Beetle Inc. in the Herreshoff Down there they called them Beetle Cats, which we fashion of a mold for each frame. In the main shop, thought odd, overly interspersed between complicated, and justBeetles in various plain wrong until we stages of construclearned that we were tion, were Bill wrong, that we didn’t Sauerbrey-designed “own” the design, that “Willy Potts” 10-foot, the name Beetle Cat six-inch rowing skiffs made sense, and that if crying out for young any seacoast town could wharf rats with hanclaim the class, it would dlines and crab nets; have to be New Bedford. 12-foot outboard You see, one John boats destined to be Beetle whose family workboats for any had been building, in coastal home; a the Whaling City, the Sauerbrey-designed renowned “Beetle Beetle 14; and a 32whaleboat” for the whaling industry dePhoto by Nim Marsh foot Noank Schooner, built by Jack Wilbur signed the 12-foot, four- The main Beetle shop displays, from foreground aft, a Beetle Cat inch by six-foot Beetle with deck beams and carlines installed, a 12-foot outboard skiff, a in 1988, waiting for restoration. Cat in 1920, for a young- 10-foot “Willy Potts” rowing skiff, and (rear, right) a completed While chatting with ster in his family. As the Beetle and (rear, left) the We’re Here, a Noank schooner in for the Beetle crew, we whale fishery waned, restoration. learned that in 2008 the Beetle family replaced the whaleboats with Beetle Cats, which al- the yard had launched the first C.C. Hanley catboat ready had captured the fancy of New England sailors. to be built in three-quarters of a century. Owner of “The . . . Beetles turned to making catboats, adopting the 28-foot Kathleen is longtime Beetle sailor Tim some of the manufacturing techniques they had used Fallon, who coveted the Hanley design and apin building whaleboats,” the New England Beetle Cat proached Beetle Inc. about the project. Skippered by Association history said, “thereby making the Beetle Fallon, Kathleen won the Classic Division and was Cat comparatively inexpensive – within the reach of overall winner of the 2009 Opera House Cup off Nantucket. the average man.” So what are the lessons, if there are any, in this After World War II, Carl Beetle sold the rights to the Beetle Cat to the Concordia Company, owned by ramble? Bill Womack told us that Beetle Inc. is the Howlands, another family with a whaling her- “building boats for today,” just as the Beetle family itage. Beetle Cat production remained in South was in the 1940s. To the venerable Beetle Cat they Dartmouth, at two locations, through four more own- added other models to their line of wooden boats – erships, but under the stewardship of Beetle patron sail, oar and power – to make it easier and more ensaint Leo J. Telesmanick for close to 40 years. Beetle, joyable for folks to get on the water. And the company Inc. was moved to a new plant in Wareham, Mass., af- in its various iterations found a simple formula that ter the company was bought by William A. (Bill) worked and stuck with it. Building boats for today.

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Letters

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This electronic chart indicates that one could carry a substantial draft inside, or south of, daymark #3 – a reminder, says Curtis Rindlaub, author of “A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast,” that electronic charting has limitations “in tight places.”

Whitehead Pass: Humility Ledge Thank you and Roger Long for the reminder of the fallibility of our electronic charts and of the temptation to let down our vigilance in home waters. I am sorry, however, that Roger did not mention the site of what he called “one of the internet forums.” After searching this incident online I can only presume was ours, where we posted not only Phineas Sprague’s firsthand account of his schooner, Lions Whelp, hitting the rock and pictures of the damage she sustained, but also images of the various chart versions,

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showing the six-foot contour extending well beyond daymark “3”. I can only guess he didn’t either because of the discussion thread’s horrifically long address or because the chart showing the ledge has been posted there for over two years, but we welcome the traffic to what is an underutilized resource on cruising the coast of Maine: http://mainecoastguide.com/forum/forumframe.html, click “Cruising the Maine Coast,” and scroll to the “Whitehead Passage: Humility Ledge” thread. Here is another example of discrepancies between electronic vector charts and paper charts that may be of interest to your readers, this time in the “backdoor” passage into Burnt Coat Harbor, Swans Island, Maine. This is now dated, so the charts may have been corrected, but again, this is a good reminder of the limitations of electronic chartplotters in very tight quarters: www.panbo.com/archives/2006/07/ bent_at_burnt_coat_part_2.html Curtis Rindlaub Diamond Pass Publishing, Inc. www.mainecoastguide.com Author Long responds: Curtis, my sincere apologies. Phin’s account was repeated on another forum. I refer to your guide and excellent website constantly when planning cruises and when off on the boat, but not when dealing with waters within sight of my mooring. It certainly should have occurred to me that you would know about this, and I should have checked to see what you had to say about it. LETTERS, continued on Page 10

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What hath Tom Cornell wrought? Can’t wait to try Captain Martel’s chowder recipes (Feeding the Soul, Midwinter), but can he share his clam-cake recipe? I make clam cakes with fresh-dug Maine clams, and guests can’t get enough of them. Might he want to try your secrets with me? How about shad-roe pancakes? Tom Cornell East Boothbay, Maine Capt. Mike Martel responds: I am thoroughly delighted by your letter, and by your eagerness to try my chowder recipes, which I hope will not disappoint. Allow me to humbly remind you that a chowder, like a good Philadelphia Oyster Stew, is always better the next day. Quite the opposite is true of Chinese take-out, as is generally opined. A phylum Mollusca primer: I am pleased to also offer my clam-cake recipe, but with some slight reservations. In your letter, you mention making them with “fresh-dug Maine clams” and that your “guests” love them. Guests, of course, as Old Ben observed, are like fish in that they stink after three days. I have found this to be true, whether or not the guests practice modern hygiene. But the only sort of clams that I am aware of coming from Maine are the luscious soft-shelled “steamer” clams, the snouty little fellows that are wonderful in a clam bake, clam boil, or served as fried clams, but simply do not lend themselves to the aptly misnamed “clam cakes,” which have, at times, been referred to as “clam fritters” (usually by Southern folk from states south of the Mason-Dixon line who can be excused for not knowing better), “solid shot,” “ballast,” and other derogatory terms I shall not mention here. The only proper clam for use in clam cakes – which, by the way, are a Rhode Island invention – is the “hard-shelled clam,” known in these parts as the “Quahaug,” “Quohaug,” or “Quohog,” which favors these warmer waters. Steamer clams are delightful in their own right, but they do not have the robust flavor needed for making good, flavorful clam cakes; indeed, they just don’t “cut in bowhead,” as whalemen used to say. Our local Indians, or Native Americans as they like to be called (and I will address any scowling fellow with a Mohawk hairdo and a sharp hatchet in any manner that he so likes, “sir” being the default salutation), called these little fellows Poquohock as close as we can estimate in the

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Wampanoag variation of the Algonquin tongue, and made money, or wampum, out of their shells, recognizing the true culinary value of these remarkable bivalves. Indeed, an old friend of mine from Massachusetts, who fancies himself a treasure hunter of the old school, once remarked, when I first brought him quohogging in Narragansett Bay, how the littleneck size so closely resembled Spanish milled dollars when pulled from the mud that he was inclined to think that he was digging up treasure; and when he saw the comparative prices for them in the local fish market, he realized the actual truth of his remark. Finally, the recipe: In any case, you begin with a couple of cups of Bisquick. That already has baking powder in it. Or you can wing it with flour and baking powder, and maybe baking soda too, but I suggest just using the Bisquick since it is already mixed in the correct proportions. Now add a heaping tablespoonful of white-flint cornmeal or Johnnycake meal. This is very important, as it adds texture and without it, you don’t have a real Rhode Island clam cake. Don’t use yellow cornmeal: That’s the Southern mush stuff that Rebel folk make hush puppies out of, which really are good for nothing but feeding the ducks down by the pond and, if you eat them yourself, you’re likely to get the piles. Now you’ll need about a dozen large quohogs, shucked and separated from their juice. Wash the quohogs and put in the refrigerator the night before shucking them. This will make them friendlier. But sometimes they can be obstinate and you might have to set them in front of a CD player to make them listen to Gordon Bok albums. After the second time through “Schooners” or any Gordon Bok album, they’ll not only open wide but they will call for the knife. Now separate the juice from the shucked quohogs and chop them coarsely. Add a generous teaspoon (heaping, aye) of baking powder, and add a little black pepper and dash of onion powder if you like. No salt; that’s in the clam juice. Dry mix by volume is about two cups and a bit more; now fold in the clams and the juice, gently. Now, this is important – add the clams first, then gradually add juice or water, slowly, to make a very, thick, cloying batter. The amount of juice should be minimal: You will and should throw most of the juice away; you do not want a soupy batter. Do not add it all!

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Don’t whip or use excessive mixing energy; the less mixing, the better. Add water instead of juice if you don’t like strong flavor like I do, and, by the way, if you do add water, you’re not going sailing on my boat, since you probably water your rum down as well. Then I use a spoon or scoop (two spoons work nicely together) and drop into hot fresh peanut oil and fry until golden brown. The clam cakes should be about 1.5 times the size of a golf ball. I like them around that size because they cook better and all the way through, and they’ve got to have those crunchy knotty burbles all over them. Oil should be hot, but not too hot (350 F), so the outside is golden brown but not burnt. If the insides are still wet (“clam cordials�), turn the heat down a little and cook longer. Don’t crowd the fryer either.

Give them room to frolic happily in the pool. Lastly, your suggestion – and I was working on a good drool until I read it – about “shad-roe pancakes� reminded me of my Irish great-grandmother, who had a recipe for quohog pancakes, made with fresh, raw clams. I recall them being tasty, but the last time I tried making them – years ago – my Philadelphia-born wife gagged at the very scent of them and nearly tossed me out on my chain-plates. Some things just won’t do. There was a kid from Virginia on my ship in the Coast Guard who swore that the peanut butter and mustard sandwiches that he loved were the greatest thing going, and I know because I watched him eat one, though I never tried one myself. So you see, one man’s meat is another man’s poisson.

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LETTERS, continued from Page 7 A lesson of the Whitehead charting situation is the importance of utilizing all available information when navigating. This is also a reminder that “A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast” is an invaluable part of that “all.”

This daymark is anchored to ledge I read with interest the article about Whitehead Passage (“A Crack in the Electronic Armor” by Roger Long). Terry and I have been through that a number of times with our vessel, the Fundy Endeavor, which draws nine feet. I had one thought: In spite of the charting errors, the fact is, the passage is well marked. If one, as a practical matter, stays an appropriate distance from the green day beacon (remember: Daybeacons are usually nailed to something, and, in this case, planted in the middle of the ledge), then there’s no problem. I think there’s no question in anyone’s mind that you can’t, and shouldn’t pass a day beacon up close. If you slide toward the red nun, then there will not be a problem. Jon R. Doyle Augusta. Maine

Dodge and the shrinking horizons I have enjoyed Points East and Dodge Morgan’s epistles over the years. I don’t always agree with his perspective or style of writing; however, there must be something that draws me to his musings like a moth to light. I never realized it before, but we share many common things regarding sailing; e.g., I, too, have been sailing for more than 60 years. Also, two years ago, I traveled to the dark side of the moon and bought a powerboat after owning six cruising sailboats (Dodge had seven, so he wins in that category, too) that fit my family’s needs and pocketbook over the years. Our sailing exploits, however, separate us. He has made many more extensive voyages than I have; however, my voyages were always coupled with my need to work. Consequently, my M.O. would be to sail the boat to Boothbay or wherever, leave it there, then find any means of transportation home for the work week, then find similar modes of transportation back to the boat to

get somewhere farther Downeast – then do the transportation dance all over again. As a consequence, we have used bread-delivery trucks, taxis, buses, airplanes, etc. to get home and back again. I did this for years to be able to get the boat Downeast for a two-week vacation and then home again. We have met an incredible number of interesting people as a result. At one point, we got a drive from Stonington to Portland on a granite-delivery truck driven by a jockey who turned out to be over 80. We just made the limit over the Deer Isle Bridge, which was exciting enough, but as we were traveling the speed limit – plus, plus, plus – and while zig-zagging in and out of traffic, all I could think of was, if we hit something all that granite would come forward and we would never be heard from or found again. I have sailed Concordia yawls, sloops, and Nonsuch catboat rigs, up until the advent of the 42-foot Grand Banks Europa called Sequel, berthed at the Great Island Boat Yard in Quahog Bay. It has been an experience, and a lovely one at that, but the itch for a sailboat has not been cured. This year, I have purchased a 22-foot Ensign called Serendipity, which will, on nice days, take my wife and me on our latest exploration to circumnavigate Snow Island. My horizons have shrunk; my adventure quotient has shrunk; but not my joie de vivre. As we sail on nice days, when we have wind, we hope to be able to wave to Dodge Morgan, whose perspective gave us the idea to buy a small sailboat in the first place. Even at my age I can learn. Don Lippoth York, Maine

Please hail the Bird of Dawning Have let my subscription lapse long enough – ever since a violent knockdown in July of ’08, when my main was in the water. Threw me six feet in the air to the lee side. Now pushing 88, and am going to put my Bristol 26 back in service to singlehand this coming summer. So if anyone sees the Bird of Dawning, give a hail to give me a boost. Cocktails any time at anchor. Ted Simpson Ashland, N.H.

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Handsome is as handsome does I had an enjoyable time reading along with Tom Fisher in the December issue as he explored the problem of finding the right sort of dinghy (“Getting Ashore”). It reminded me of the assortment of small boats we have tied to our dinghy dock every summer. They range from the ubiquitous inflatables to the equally popular fiberglass hard-shell tenders. We seem to have examples of every type, and they all manage to get their owners to and from their moored boats, more or less safely. But there are a few notables. One in particular is a beautiful rendering of Joel White’s Shearwater. This wooden double-ender draws comments and approving stares wherever the owners come ashore. The Shearwater is tender to an elderly Crocker cutter that spends most of August cruising the Maine coast. Her owners tell me the Shearwater gets more attention at foreign ports then does their well-cared-for Crocker. The Shearwater is definitely the queen of our dinghy fleet. There are a few oddballs as well. A Cape Dory owner peddles back and forth to his boat in a Hobie kayak. This boat has a peddle propulsion system in place of the more traditional double paddle, and it is stable enough for the young owner to stand up and climb aboard his sailboat. Sometimes he tows the kayak, and for longer trips he hauls it up onto the foredeck.

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Probably the most unusual dinghy we have is an old Coleman Crawdad. The owners were in need of a dinghy and bought the beat up Crawdad cheap. They did a nice job repairing the boat, adding seats and a small deck forward, and oar locks. I think the boat is unsinkable. Suffice to say it works remarkably well. The owners are not young, and the Crawdad provides a nice maintenance-free boat for toting their gear to and fro. Plus, the flat bottom and the little deck they added to the bow make a wonderful sturdy platform they can stand on to easily get aboard the bigger boat. The Crawdad has never gone on any cruises that I know of, but as an inexpensive way to get back and forth, it fits the need nicely. The last oddball was more like a coffin. Old Jack had finished off his last lobsterboat hull and was keeping the boat on one of our moorings. For one summer, they used a little punt to row back and forth, but like the Crawdad owners, they were not very young and the little punt was tippy. Next season, Jack showed up with his plywood box. I guess it was his interpretation of a small sampan. More then anything else it resembled a coffin. Phil Bolger would have approved. But darn it, the thing floated and served them well. Jack used an electric trolling motor to shove the box along. He installed a “sissy” bar that he and his wife could grab onto. He liked to con the boat while stand-

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ing up fisherman style. As with the Crawdad, Jack had built a sturdy deck in the bow where they could stand and lift their picnic basket onto the lobsterboat. In the realm of “form follows function,” Old Jack had built an el-cheapo dinghy that met all the requirements. You may imagine the contrast we witnessed on some days when the graceful, hand-crafted Shearwater was tied up alongside the Crawdad or Jack’s floating box. I can testify that despite their varied pedigrees, all of these dinghies served their purposes well. At least they never sank. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine

Enjoyed Midwinter but not photo Nice last issue. I especially enjoyed the articles by Bob Witherill, the compass adjuster (I think his interior compass is pretty accurate as well!) and Capt. Bob Sawyer on the Stephen Taber. I remember when she used to come into Friendship, and a handsome craft she was. I was appalled at the photo of Bequia, though, on page 40, which showed a young redhead perched on a rather dangerous place on the bow and with no PFD in sight. Not good judgment on the part of the skipper. Nina Scott Amherst, Mass.

Eggemoggin race photo raises ire Just got a chance to look at the latest Points East Midwinter issue. We usually get our copies at our flotilla meetings each month. Being crew-qualified and crewing on one our Flotilla’s OPFAC, (operational facility) during boating season, we patrol in the Buzzards Bay area. I found the photo on pages 40-41 (The Racing Pages) very interesting. It looks like everyone, maybe with the exception of the young lady with the blue T-shirt, is having a good time. Either that or she realizes that the red-headed young lady with pigtails on the bow is not in the best position on the vessel. I am sure that, if a Coast Guard vessel came across this scene, anyone hanging there feet over the bow of a vessel in transit would be so informed of its unsafe action, especially also sitting on the outside of the safety wires and possibly sitting on the lower one with her feet dangling over the bow without a lifejacket on. I think that boater education has not been taught to anyone on board or they just don’t care. Sorry for the blunt observation, but I think that a boating magazine should promote safe boating in all aspects of boating, whether it’s through articles on safety equipment and/or how to use them, or pictures 12 Points East April 2010

of safely operating vessels. As has been said before, unlike with a car or truck, you don’t need a license to own and operate a boat, just enough money to buy one. Kenneth Tait, Sr. USCG AUX 6-18-01N Seekonk, Mass.

On tall socks, sea bears and rocks I am thoroughly enjoying your midwinter issue, and it has (I swear) nothing to do with the fact that you published – quite large – an embarrassing photo of me in high socks and short pants with my chowder recipe. But I can explain. First, I don’t wear work boots without socks, and you need work boots when making a backyard bake. Secondly, the fire pit is hot, and you can’t tell how hot it is if you have long pants on. Last time, one of the legs to my old jeans caught fire and my son had to put the hose on me. Afterwards, he wanted my jeans to wear out with his friends because now they looked “cool.” I was thrilled to read, in the article by the famous and eminently successful Mr. Tougias (Last Word: “A Gloucesterman’s Guts”), that there was actually a bear in the boat with Blackburn and Welch. I never knew that, but it might have been a real game-changer if the bear could row. “Blackburn later described the grizzly [sic] details.” That’s rather imaginative; I would not have believed that there was room in the boat for more than the two men and a pile of cod, never mind a whole grizzly bear. Maybe Blackburn fed Welch to the bear. I’ll bet it was a grisly sight. Anyhow, with a bear like that in the dory, no wonder the schooner didn’t come back for them. And I hear that they smell a whole lot worse than a boatload of cod. I am trying to figure out the Mystery Harbor, and my first thought comes to mind is “Little Gibraltar,” but I know that there can be no such place. Indeed, if there is such a harbor with that rock plum-dab in the middle of it, there ought to be a light on it or, even sweeter, a bell lest the harbormaster himself run up on it some night after bowsing up his jib in a saloon ashore. Mike Martel Bristol, R.I.

Happy with his Points East cover I went out to get a copy of your midwinter issue to see my cover photo as soon as I could. It gave me great pleasure to pass along a copy to my dad, (age 86), who is a retired commercial lobsterman out of Plymouth, Mass. His primary vocation was accounting, but his avocation was boating and fishing. He fished commercially from around 1980 to the mid1990s. I also wanted to let you know I really enjoyed the editor@pointseast.com


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diesel workshop in January. Bob Gerwig was a great instructor. He made the content very clear and practical. I’ve been around marine engines all my life, but never owned a diesel before. Bob gave a really nice explanation of the throttle mechanism and governor, and he also explained the vented-loop (siphon-break) issue clearly. I’ve heard about this many times in the past, but never fully understood it. I now feel ready to tackle a few minor issues with my Yanmar. He gave me tips on specific issues to look for, like the exhaust elbow. The class was terrific, very practical. My only suggestion to make the class better is to give people a heads-up to dress in warm layers. There is some heat in the shop, but it got pretty chilly there. Many of us wore our winter coats through parts of the class. Chuck Anastasia Barrington, R.I.

‘American Promise’ retrospective Would you please pass on to Dodge Morgan that I am reading his “American Promise” book again. I have had it for about 20 years. This time it is so much better. I think it’s because I am 50 now. I admire that achievement and wish him the best. Frank Leadem Via email

LOL at Eastporter’s cheese plight I seldom purchase American Cheese, preferring sliced Hoffman’s Cheddar for sandwiches. Every time I go to the local R&M IGA here on the island, I see the LOL American beside the Hoffman’s. It has for the past several years piqued my interest. LOL . . . will this cheese make me laugh out loud?

Today, I gave into my curiosity and asked for a halfpound of the Laughing Out Loud American cheese. Sherry behind the counter gave me a puzzled look and then figured out what I meant. I soon discovered my own mistake as soon as she took the large block of cheese to the slicer to shave off my requested order. There, in very clear view, was Land o’ Lakes Cheese. For three years I have spent many hours wondering what Laughing Out Loud Cheese tasted like. Now I know. Computer language does not translate well at the grocery store. LOL Cheese in the dairy case at the IGA? Delicious! John Miller Eastport, Maine

A warm greeting from Delaware A friend of mine sent me your December issue of Points East. I haven’t read it since I left Eliot, Maine, for a warmer place in Delaware in 2003. I used to pick up a copy at Jackson’s in Kittery. I enjoyed it so much that I subscribed. Tom Fisher (“Getting Ashore,” December 2009) used to be married to my wife’s cousin, and I used his mooring off Hull during the Tall Ships visit in the ’70s. It gives me a lot of pleasure to read about so many places that I’ve cruised to. My biggest regret is that we never signed up for your Fundy Flotilla. Though I have the boat to do it, I no longer have the endurance to make the trip. I have a 48-foot Ralph Wiley Passagemaker built in 1962. She has sails, but she is not, in the true sense of the word, a motor-sailer. Keep up the great work. Rob Hutton Seaford, Del.

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Ancient osprey nest earmarks the Mystery Harbor Your Midwinter 2010 Mystery Harbor photo shows the unmistakable Pulpit Rock, which marks the entrance to beautiful Pulpit Harbor on North Haven Island, Maine. Just a morning’s sail across West Penobscot Bay from Camden, the rock is crowned by an imposing osprey nest said to have been handed down from generation to generation of an osprey family for more than 150 years. Alongshore, the once thriving canneries and lobster pounds have given way to the summer abodes of affluent but low-key rusticators. This is a good thing or not depending on how you look at it, but everyone can agree the place is still one of the best and most pleasant harbors on the coast, with handsome farmhouses situated on rolling green fields that run down to the water’s edge on the east side and spruce clad hills to the west. An excellent store is about a mile’s walk from the town dock, or, if you have a reasonably important shopping list, you can call the store and arrange to be picked up at and delivered back to your dinghy free of charge.

When you get to the store, you will want to ask them for Adam Campbell’s phone number. Adam is an enterprising lobsterman who lives nearby and has started an oyster farm in a brackish pond down the road a ways. The product is absolutely world-class and I, for one, can never come near Pulpit Harbor without filling Penelope’s bilges with oysters. Good cruises become great cruises thus enhanced. Should you be having problems with your boat, a call to Brown’s Boatyard in the nearby town of North Haven will bring help. If you are lucky, this will be in the form of Foy Brown himself. Master boatbuilder, master mechanic, and one of the great characters on the Maine coast, Foy usually shows up in an old skiff with his grandson and his dog. A visit from this trio is not to be forgotten. If you appreciate sly, understated Maine humor of the kind that was more prevalent a few decades ago, you are likely to be royally entertained. Meanwhile, whatever your problem, Foy will fix it, and the price will be right. W.R. Cheney Pawlet, Vt.

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The silver medal, 129 mins. later I believe the mystery harbor for the Midwinter edition to be Pulpit Harbor on the west side of North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay. I’ve spent a few very peaceful and quiet nights safely anchored in there. The osprey nest on Pulpit rock at the entrance is very impressive, and reportedly has been there for a hundred years, and the ospreys glare suspiciously at every boat that passes. Some of the windjammers from Camden and Rockland drop the hook in there for the night. On my last visit, the three-masted, 120-foot schooner Victory Chimes sailed in for the night. A most impressive sight. We spent several relaxing hours watching a bald eagle fish for his dinner in the southeast part of the cove. It is one of my favorite layovers. Mike Pothier s/v Dragonfly

And 52 mins. afterwards, bronze Pulpit Harbor is the farthest east we went on our second sailing trip to Maine. That was the trip that convinced us to move our sailboat permanently to Maine so we could have easy access to the beautiful cruising grounds and gunkholes of the Maine coast. We took showers at the Pulpit Harbor Inn and had a wonderful dinner there, as well. Sadly, they are no longer in business (I guess that was over 20 years ago). North Haven has given us so many wonderful memories over the years: The sunsets looking west toward Camden’s mountains are spectacular, especially with that osprey nest in the foreground. Jane Davin Boxford, Mass./Cushing, Maine

Some large rafts in Pulpit Harbor The midwinter 2010 Mystery Harbor looks to me like Pulpit Harbor on the north shore of North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay. There is usually an osprey perched in the nest at the top of the rock. This is a favorite stop over for many cruisers and schooners. The Rockland, Rockport and Camden Yacht Clubs have their luncheon rendezvous here and make up some very large rafts. It is a great spot to stop over just for a leisure afternoon of reading or resting. Al Hodsdon, Captain s/v Sea Jab Rockland, Maine

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in the winter! I always go to the Mystery Harbor first, and sure enough, there was my favorite rock in Pulpit Harbor. Keep up the great work and see you in warmer weather. Wendy Reed Robinhood Marine Center Georgetown Island, Maine

Hurricane hole is behind this rock This is Pulpit Rock from the west, looking toward Pulpit Harbor. We go there almost every summer. Sail right in behind this rock. Our home port is Rockland, just down the bay. Last summer, we ducked in ahead of the near hurricane with 60-knot gusts from the east projected. Rode it out in total calm in the lee of the eastern bluff. A wonderful spot, dear to the Penobscot Bay crowd. We like to walk to the town, several miles through the interior of North Haven. The setting sun from the harbor is one of the greatest sights along the coast. Henry Field/Beryl Bergen Framingham, Mass

Can your boat pass Pulpit test? Pulpit Rock! The mouth of Pulpit Harbor, which has been my summer home for 58 years. The perennial osprey nest on top. For the sailors in the group, test yourself by sailing into the harbor on a southwest breeze without tacking. It is possible on most boats, but not all, and it is a fun exercise of your skills. Go close to the rock – you can go closer at low tide than high – then steer clear of the point in front of the red house. A good game! Morris Hancock Freeport/North Haven, Maine

Dragging Steph through the past So me and Linda and Little Foy, we’re standing in the shop at J.O. Brown’s. We’re standing still, so of course we’re right by the wood stove. I’ve just put some gas in the Jeep and come in to pay Linda, with the required side trip to the far end of the boatyard to stand next to my boat and let her slap me around a bit for my being so far behind on this winter’s list, then stop and take a look at the progress Foy is making on rebuilding his new/old boat that his father built back in 1978-79 for a guy down Vinalhaven, who sold it to Foy. His boat is inside. Mine is not – reason enough for a few more slaps to self before I sashay in to the stove. The Penobscot Air guy comes in and hands a box to Foy, who shakes it back and forth like it’s Christmas. Turns out, it’s a batch of the latest Points East. He’s got his knife out, messing with the banding. I rattle him about having things to do, places to go let’s get editor@pointseast.com


sharp there and hand me my free copy. Which he does, with a flourish and a bit of a complaint. Linda says, “There you go, Steph, nothing like the personal touch.� “That’s all we can get here at Brown’s,� I say. “You got that right,� she replies. That night, I’m hitting the columns, and looking for wherever you’ve hidden David Buckman – ah! My old friend Medric – and I come across your Mystery Harbor page. The first thing I think is, where’s the osprey nest; it’s all too grassy. Hmm, maybe it’s an old photo. Then I think, well, I’ll run over to the harbor first thing in the morning and just take a peek. In the clear light of day, it strikes me that that might be cheating. I’m sure you’re pulling a sly one and are aware of how much the picture looks like Pulpit Rock. Oh, what the heck, I’ll play the fool and go ahead and say it’s Pulpit Rock and the entrance to Pulpit Harbor on the island of North Haven here in Maine. Minus the osprey nest. I lived aboard a variety of boats for a couple of decades, and for quite a few years when I was out of Casco Bay and Boothbay Harbor (and against all adult notions of fiscal responsibility), I would take most of September to mess about in Penobscot Bay. I anchored in the Fox Islands Thorofare plenty of times

to get ice in town, but I always avoided Pulpit Harbor as I figured it was a nice little hole overflowing with yachts. Then, to make a very long story suitably short, I lived aboard the sardine carrier Grayling in Pulpit for the first couple of years of a grim, drawn-out failure at trying to make that sweet little heartbreaker into a viable business. Between boats, I kept my work skiff in Pulpit, and the delightful and mysterious (and gone) Ms. Elizabeth and I would often scoot out past the rock for a look at the sun going down over America. Then I went stern aboard the great little Holland 32 Loco-Motion that Michael Brown keeps there in the harbor. Lately, me and my Jonesporter are camped way over on the Eastern corner of the Island, out of everyone’s way, which is where we belong. I still think I’m mostly wrong about your mystery, but thanks for dragging me through these memories. Steph Hart North Haven, Maine

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Pulpit Harbor, North Haven. If I’m right, I’d be happy to tell you an interesting story about sailing out of the harbor (with the Isaac H. Evans!) on what I call the “wrong side of the rock.” Capt. Brenda and Brian Thomas s/y Isaac H. Evans Rockland, Maine

Sunset over Camden spectacular The Big Rock must be Pulpit Rock at the entrance to Pulpit Harbor in Maine. According to our log book, we anchored in the harbor on a hot July day in 1991. We were cruising with our family on Head Tide, our 27-foot Tartan sloop. Pulpit Harbor was beautiful, quiet, and it was exciting to watch the windjammers from across Penobscot Bay ghost in and drop anchor late in the evening. The sunset over the Camden Hills was spectacular with Pulpit Rock in the foreground. It brings back such pleasant memories of sailing in Maine. Weldon and Naomi Nelson Winchester, Mass.

A ‘Murder She Wrote’ connection I believe the Mystery Harbor in this month’s edition is Pulpit Harbor on the northwest coast of North Haven Island, in Penobscot Bay, Maine. The photo is of the infamous Pulpit Rock, taken from just inside the harbor entrance facing west toward the Camden Hills on the mainland. Pulpit Rock is crowned with a very large osprey nest, which has been there for over 150 years according to local sea lore. It’s a very beautiful and tranquil harbor considered a hurricane hole with excellent protection all around. The sunsets from Pulpit Harbor, with the sun dipping over the Camden Hills, are stunning. The cove stretching inward to the right, as you enter the harbor, is Cabot Cove. You may remember this as the name of the Maine coastal town setting for the very successful and long-running (1984-1996) drama/mystery TV series “Murder, She Wrote” starring

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Angela Lansbury. On any given night during the summer cruising season there can be several boats anchored throughout Pulpit Harbor, including a few big windjammers that cruise these waters. My wife and I make it a point to spend a night or two in Pulpit Harbor every summer when we cruise in the area. We’re sometimes joined by some cruising friends as well, which makes for a great time. It’s a wonderful place to kick back and relax after a weekend at the North Atlantic Blues Festival held in Rockland every July. Gerry Gosselin Vassalboro, Maine

She sails her trailer-boat out there I picked up the midwinter issue of Points East at the Boston Boat Show last week. I was doing a presentation about trailer sailing at the show, and one of the slides in the presentation was similar to your Mystery Harbor image Pulpit Rock in the entrance to Pulpit Harbor on North Haven Island, Maine, only not as foggy. I have been there several times, most of them trailering a boat to Rockland and then heading out for a couple of days. I have been there with my own boat for a quiet night. I was there once with a group of North East Trailer Sailors on a rendezvous. Our view of the rock was similar to yours. We spent two nights there, fogged in. My last visit was last summer in a “big” boat (a Morgan 38). We spent some time walking to the store, which was well stocked. I’ve sailed many places over the years (it’s easy when you can put the boat behind the car and get from New Hampshire to Rockland or New York in four hours), but this is the first harbor I could say for sure, with an easy glance, that I knew where it was. Barbara Garland Skipper, s/v Whale Crew, s/v Serenity Hancock, N.H.

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A sunset plus a double rainbow!

White/green float is dad-in-law’s

The Mystery Harbor is Pulpit Harbor on the west side of North Haven, Maine. To enter the harbor, leave Pulpit Rock to starboard; to leave the harbor, leave it to port. Leaving the harbor, it may look like there’s more room south of the rock, but it’s shallow. Inside the harbor, there are lots of moorings to the north and a little room to anchor in the south. Holding is good. You can walk to the North Haven Grocery store (tel. 867-2233). Pulpit Harbor is a hurricane hole. We went in and picked up a mooring there on July 18, 2006. Then we walked to the grocery store for ice cream. Coming out, we noticed the sky was black and squalls were coming, so we ran a mile and dinghied back to our boats. Several squalls came through. Our boats were fine. The sunset over the Camden Hills was lovely, with a double rainbow. At night, the water shimmered with bioluminescence. Some friends moored the same night up in Bucks Harbor and said the wind was 40 knots with higher gusts. It picked up their dinghy and twirled it around on the painter. Susan Gilpin Falmouth, Maine

The mystery harbor photo is the rock at the entrance to Pulpit Harbor on North Haven Island. My father-in-law lives there and has a couple lobsters traps, which he likes to set by the rock. My daughters will go out with him as he hand-pulls the traps. The white float with the green stripe is his. Bob Marston Newport R.I.

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Sea Scouts visit Mystery Harbor In August 2008, I sailed on a two-week cruise from Rock Harbor on Cape Cod to Bar Harbor and back on Skipper Mike Allard’s 36-foot S2 Picara. Our crew were Sea Scouts from Ship 76 in Harwich Port and Ship 49 in Salisbury, Mass. I recognize Pulpit Rock at the entrance to Pulpit Harbor on North Haven Island. Absolutely fantastic cruise for the kids and the two skippers. Wish I’d thumbed through this issue while I was still at the Hyannis Boatbuilders Show over the weekend so I could identify the picture with you in person. I was at the show representing both the Sea Scouts and the Cape Cod Sail & Power Squadron. Tim Millar, Skipper Sea Scout Ship 76 South Harwich, Mass.

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Perspectives Bound to boats and life e broke his right hip at what was then his “advanced” age of 87. He was lifting the battery out of Coda, his last and final boat, which was tied to the dock at the end of a pier. He slipped and fell, refusing to let go of the battery. No one was around. So he dragged himself up the gangway and to his car, pulled his cell phone out of the glove compartment, and called an ambulance. When I heard him relate this story to me that night – especially the part of not letting go of the battery – it brought me back to one late-summer day in 1960 when Dad and I were walking down the Hingham Yacht Club float toward the little boat we’d built together. We passed a boy about my age struggling to carry his small outboard towards his own skiff. He slipped and fell off the float. In an instant, he was gone. It was low tide, and there was only about four feet of water where he fell. Still, he went under and didn’t come up. Dad got down on his knees and reached under water, felt around, finally grabbed one of his arms, and started to pull him up. “Need help,” he said, “he won’t come up.” But just then the small boy shot to the surface, and Dad pulled him onto the float. He blinked at us, coughing, while water cascaded off of his soaking clothes. “You were stuck there underwater somehow,” my Dad said finally. “Not stuck,” the little boy said, “I was hanging on and I didn’t want to let go.” He looked down into the muddy water, a devastated look on his shivering face. “My outboard,” he said, “I was hanging onto my outboard down there on the bottom, but when you pulled me up it made me let go. Now it’s gone.” It was, no doubt, one of the boy’s first lessons in how suddenly things can change for the worse. Dad broke his other hip six years later at age 93. He was headed to his den, missed the step, and landed on the floor under the half-model of the boat he spent his honeymoon on 68 years ago. This half-model of Phyllis, the old family cruising cutter, hangs on the wall next to a framed blueprint of her line drawings. Around both of these are many pictures taken during Phyllis’ best days days when the old sailor was

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young, when the saps and resins of youth kept the planks and ribs resilient to the turbulent and rolling seas. He may have suspected at the time that his left hip was broken, but he didn’t call anyone. Not wanting to be a burden, he lay there under the half model, then finally decided to pull himself up, broken hip and all, work his way upstairs, find some bandages for the cut on his arm that came from the fall, and go to bed. “I’m done,” Dad told me he’d said aloud in the empty house that night. “Call Dr. Kevorkian. Get the angels ready; I’ve had enough and I’m headed up.” He wasn’t. I’m writing this now at my dad’s house, and thinking of how I and others have to cope. We have little training in coping, yet something seems to be built in. Not long ago I reconnected with a middleaged friend of mine who had lost his lovely wife to cancer. “I was facing devastation of both my life and hers, and I seemed to have no coping mechanisms,” he told me. Then he tilted his head and looked lost in thought and a little puzzled. “So I began to build a strip-planked canoe. I don’t know why I knew to turn that way; I just did. It kept me sane and focused on something at a time when the ground was leaving my feet.” The family home is empty now while Dad is in rehab. There’s not a sound except for the grandfather clock he built years ago. Its pendulum squeaks a bit while it swings through its arc, but the old clock still goes on, though it can’t keep time. Behind my chair in the big bay window are two Plexiglas cases. Each one contains a boat model; one of the Phyllis and the other the Eastward, the trawler my parents covered 35,000 miles in after Dad retired. But what’s important to me now is why the models came to be. I think back more than a decade ago when my mom was bedridden for three years after a stroke. Dad was her caregiver. It was a lot to undertake for an 83-yearold, but he never complained. Instead, as a relief from caring for Mom, he began to build these models of Phyllis and Eastward. He started from scratch with a stack of soft pine boards he’d glued together. From there he hollowed out, carved and faired the hulls, built all the rigging, and made fully detailed cabin in-

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teriors with miniature fixtures to match the real boats, right down to a tiny needlepoint pillow that said, “Screw the Golden Years.” On the cabin top of each, he substituted clear plastic, so the viewer could look down into the two-foot-long cabins at all the details. Just before he sealed off the cabin top on the Eastward with its skylight, he placed a thimble-sized silver urn on the port bunk. “Put a few of my ashes in that someday, OK?” he said to me. I wander into the attached garage. The nutshell pram I built years ago is stored there. It needs attention: The plywood transom has delaminated and the whole boat cries for fresh paint. The plan years ago had been to build it with my two kids, the way Dad and I had built my skiff when I was little. My kids, now grown, hadn’t participated much,

though. They’d had busy lives as budding teenagers. So I built it alone, once and awhile showing them my progress and attracting a vague or token interest. But I knew, deep down, it set in. I knew the seeds were planted. Someday, when amid their own trials of life and loss, my hope is that something in them, such as the idea of building a boat, will allow them to come up with an alternative to despair. In the garage, I spot an old boat cushion on the floor and a sanding block nearby. I kneel down on the cushion and begin to sand the delaminated transom in readiness for yet another season. Somehow, it just seems like the right thing to do. Dave Roper sails Elsa, a Bruce King-designed Independence 31, out of Marblehead, Mass., where he lives and works.

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‘Cooked brick; ate with peanut butter’ can safely state that the one activity every human being knows how to do is to eat, although answers to the eating how-to and why questions show a very wide gastronomical and attitudinal variety. Some live to eat and some eat to live. I am not an eater, and, as logic suggests, I am certainly not a cooker. I even tend to object having to lose the time to eat. This makes me an excellent person to feed because I will eat damned near anything just to get it over with. It also helps make me a comical menace solo on a boat. I am constantly amazed by so many people to whom eating is their cause cĂŠlèbre (that is French, and French is the prevailing language of cooks isn’t it); eating and cooking are the major life events for these people, the last meal, the next meal, the best eating-out places, where special foodstuffs are available, the magic of cooking utensils, and recipes “ad nauseaâ€? (pun intended). These feed and food aficionados can also be found to perform on small boats, and though the tasks have

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Years earlier, I had been taught to bake fresh bread by a woman crewing a charter vessel. She called her recipe “no knead bread,” and done by me, “knead” often became “need,” but it was astoundingly simple, made up of flour, seawater, some grease of any kind like butter and powdered yeast. The ingredients are piled together in bowl, mixed aggressively, and set in a warm place, like on top of a running generator, to grow double in size. Then it’s punched flat, set to rise again, and flopped into a pressure cooker and on to a low-flame burner, with the pressure knob off, to cook about an hour. Here is a note in my log: “Cooked bread today. Screw it, cooked brick today. Ate some with peanut butter. The eating part was the hardest. The loaf was brown and brick-sized and could have made suitable building material for the nether orifice of the Sphinx.” Another culinary experiment I tried was given to me by Richard Konkolski, the Czech solo sailor who defected during a round-theworld race in 1982. Richard suggested a one-pot meal composed of a combination of any and all things edible in a large pot. The idea is to eat from this ever-cooking mass and then replace what has been taken with a bulk of fresh material. I cannot recall the ingredients I tossed in, but do remember that the mess became the color of mouse hair and totally without any identifiable taste in a week. I returned to civilization after 150 days, one hour and seven minutes of sailing with no cook at all and a body weight almost exactly that of when I departed. I have avoided cooking for myself since. Dodge and wife Mary Beth are cruising tropical waters aboard Osprey, their Nova Scotia-built Monk 36 trawler. www.pointseast.com

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standing of the purpose of a trap-density experiment sources biologist Carl Wilson initially faced hostility led to what may be a long-term collaboration. from fishermen when they proposed removal of 50 perThe experiment itself, conducted last August, was cent of traps from two areas: Hart Ledge and the nullified when non-participating lobstermen outside Southern Island bell buoy. the study area moved their traps. That changed the Wilson said some 15 lobstermen eventually agreed to conditions enough to skew data. But even if the study participate in the study after accepting the offer of a fiisn’t helpful, the process of getting fishermen together nancial incentive. Lobstermen were paid $2 per day, may pay off, as men and women talked about their per trap, to move the traps to another area where they work and the need for cooperation to protect both the could continue to fish with them. At $28 per trap for resource and their livelihood. the two-week period of the experiment, a lobsterman The Tenants Harbor trap-density experiment was a could make $2,800 for moving 100 traps. 14-day collaborative project involving voluntary coopWilson said the study aimed at reducing gear in the eration by fishermen with state marine officials and two designated areas by 50 percent. Participating fishthe University of Maine Cooperative Extension Ser- ermen were asked to keep a log of their fishing activvice/Sea Grant. “This experiment ity and observations for the brought the harbor fishermen tomonth of August, including numgether to begin thinking as a group ber of traps set and number of instead of as individuals,” said pounds of lobsters caught. Sherman Hoyt of St. George, a coFunds for the experiment came ordinator of the project. from a federal grant to the DeHoyt, a former lobsterman who partment of Marine Resources works for the University of Maine and a private Maine-based founthrough its Sea Grant program, dation. said that with lobster prices botCoordinating the study with toming out, this was a tough year Hoyt, of Spruce Head, are Wilson, Photo by Steve Cartwright to sell a trap-reduction scheme. The waters between Hart Ledge and the the lead lobster biologist based in But the experiment may help de- Southern Island bell buoy, at the entrance West Boothbay Harbor, and Sarah termine if overfishing an area ends of Tenants Harbor, were the site of this ex- Coitnoir, area manager for the Deup hurting fishermen and the lob- periment to help determine if over-fishing partment of Marine Resources. an area ends up hurting fishermen and the Wilson has been assisted by two ster population. The biggest fear for Tenants lobster population. sea samplers: Hannah Wheeler, Harbor lobsterman, Hoyt said, is communications coordinator for that the study might somehow be used against them, the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, and Gillian cutting their already dwindling profit margin. In the Garatt-Reed, marine programs coordinator for the Isend, fishermen realized that scientists are not trying land Institute. Wheeler’s position is funded through the to put them out of business, but instead are working to institute’s Island Fellows program, and both she and protect the resource on which livelihoods depend. Garatt-Reed live in St. George. “It’s been an exceptionally difficult year. People in More meetings with fishermen to discuss trap denTenants Harbor were saying, we’ve got to do something sity are anticipated. “I see this continuing into the fudifferent; we’re not making any money,” Hoyt said. ture, and I remain committed to it,” Hoyt said. Even so, Hoyt and Maine Department of Marine Re-

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NOAA’s fleet of satellites played a vital role in the rescues of 195 people during life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters in 2009. In each incident, NOAA satellites pinpointed these downed pilots, shipwrecked mariners, or stranded hikers by detecting a distress signal from an emergency beacon and relaying the information to first responders on the ground. Of the 195 saves, 154 people were rescued from the water, eight on land, and 33 people were rescued as a result of their personal locator beacons. Alaska had the most rescues with 49, followed by Florida with 39, and Texas with 32. FMI: www.noaa.gov.

The 9th Annual Cape Cod Maritime Festival will be held on the Hyannis waterfront at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, Aselton Park, Bismore Park, and at the Hyannis Marina on June 12 and 13. The festival will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Attendees can sail on the catboat Sarah or the Black Dog Tall Ship Alabama. There will be exhibits, arts and crafts, children’s entertainment, musical performers, pirates, and, of course, seafood. Festival admission is free. The Pirates Ball will take place on Friday, June 11, behind the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The “fun-raiser” will be a costume (optional) party, with hors

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Bumble Bee’s plants in California, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Gov. John Baldacci said the state will work with the displaced workers to find them new jobs, as well as look for new uses for the cannery. FMI: www.bangordailynews.com.

d’oeuvres and cash bar, and auctions and raffles, to benefit the museum and kick off the festival. FMI: www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org.

Old Stinson Seafood cannery to close Four Bay Staters cited for bravery

A Prospect Harbor, Maine, sardine cannery will shut down in April, leaving about 130 people out of work. Bumble Bee Foods told the “Bangor Daily News” they will cease operation on April 18, saying that federal restrictions have reduced the herring catch by 50 percent since Bumble Bee bought the former Stinson Seafood cannery in 2004. The federal catch limit for herring was reduced from 180,000 metric tons a year in 2004 to 91,200 metric tons for this year because of a dwindling fish supply. Workers reportedly will be offered jobs at

Four New Bedford, Mass., area residents, members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, were presented with the Auxiliary Award of Operational Merit. Coxswain Paul Sadeck and crew members Robert Joseph, Leo Lake and Rodney Thomas were cited for outstanding achievement for their “perilous rescue” of three boaters whose small boat had swamped in four-foot seas in Buzzards Bay last August. The citation stated; “[They] demonstrated remarkable initiative,

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Dockwise adds runs to northern Europe Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), with offices in Newport, R.I., has entered into a legal partnership with Global Boat Shipping (GBS) of Leer, Germany, to provide transport routes to northwestern continental Europe and cruising grounds in the Baltic Sea and off the southern coast of the United Kingdom. FMI: www.gbs-germany.com.

New owners for Chebeague Island Inn The Prentice family, from Yarmouth, Maine, has purchased The Chebeague Island Inn in Maine‘s Casco Bay. While the Inn will be a family business, Gerri Prentice and her son, Casey, will oversee the inn’s day-to-day operations. A new

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Len Tyler receives Mariner’s Award Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, Maine, has presented Leonard Tyler, president of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, with the 2010 Mariner’s Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the appreciation of Maine’s maritime heritage and the understanding of the major impact that maritime activities continue to have on the state’s culture and economy. During Tyler’s administration, Maine Maritime Academy has acquired a state-of-the-art training ship, reached record enrollment, and substantially enhanced its facilities. As the result of his leadership of a $22 million capital campaign, the campus underwent extensive renovations and realized significant building enhancements. FMI: www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.

Please donate used sails for Haitians Haitians still have a pressing need for food and shelter as they recover from the massive earthquake that struck in January. John Eide of Scarborough, Maine – a sailor and member of the Maine College of Art faculty – has organized a drive to collect used sails to be shipped to Haiti to be used as makeshift shelters. The rainy season is starting early this year in the Caribbean, so the faster used sails can be delivered to Haiti, the better off the estimated 770,000 homeless will be. Maine Sailing Partners in Freeport is a drop-off point for your sails, March 5 until March 19, Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 5:00. Pope Sails and Rigging, in Rockland will accept sails in the Midcoast area, March 5 until March 19, Monday-Friday, 8:00 to 5:00. Portland Yacht Service will accept sails in Building 11 during the hours of the Maine Boatbuilders Show, March 19, 20 and 21. Sails will then be trucked to Miami where two organizations, Haiti-Life and Shake-a-Leg, which have the infrastructure in place to ship the sails to Haiti. FMI: jeide@meca.edu.

Join the weekend-long festival including; Miss Shrimp Pageant, the famous Cod Fish Relay, Lobster trap hauling, dory bailing, lobster crate running, fish fry, the blessing of the fleet and more. FMI www.boothbayharbor.com Coming Events: Lobster Boat Races - June 19 ● Maine Windjammer Days - June 22-23

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No matter what their age and pedigree, the Nat Herreshoff-designed Herreshoff 12s stir a sailor’s heart whether they are tied to a dock or are returning home after a day of sailing on Buzzards Bay.

My spring ritual is sailing to Naushon in mid-April with my father, when you can discover the harbor for the first time, once again. By John Bergstrom For Points East always launch my boat on April 15. After a long winter’s exile on shore, putting my 34-foot cutter Nepenthe in the water takes the sting out of paying taxes and gives me a means of escape if I am audited. My first weekend cruise is usually to Hadley Harbor, on Naushon Island near the western end of the Elizabeth Islands chain. The Hadley Harbor is opposite infamous Woods Hole, which is feared by most East Coast sailors because of its four-knot currents and ragged rock reefs. Fortunately, a sailor, heading south down Buzzards Bay, can slip into Hadley Harbor without braving the Hole’s treacherous waters.

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The harbor is only a 12-mile sail from my home port of Redbrook Harbor in Cataumet, Mass., but in midApril, it is usually a beat into a cold southwest wind. Most years, Cape Cod has no real spring. Until midJune, the weather is usually dominated by cold temperatures, strong winds, rain and fog. If we do have a couple of sunny, warm days, they never seem to fall on the weekend. With few exceptions, my friends and family think that I am rushing the season by launching the boat in April. One of the exceptions is my 80-year-old father, who, like me, cannot wait for good weather to go sailing. In fact, early spring is one of our favorite times to sail. The boat looks brand-new with its polished topsides and newly varnished brightwork. Popular harbors are empty, and sailing into them is like discovereditor@pointseast.com


ing them for the first time. Most important, Dad and I take special pride in being one of the few crews that brave the Cape waters in T. S. Eliot’s cruelest month. When the winter seems as if it will never end, I start dreaming of the first spring sail to the harbor and the peace of falling asleep on Nepenthe, protected from all harm in the quiet waters of this most perfect refuge. I evoke this dream to calm my mind when thoughts of business or family difficulties keep me from sleeping. And soon enough, Dad and I are on are way toward our winter reverie. With a strong southwest wind, it takes four long tacks and a little less than three hours to make the red and green buoys that mark the entrance to Hadley Harbor. Cruising guides call it a hurricane hole. The inner harbor is like a small pond. The fetch is short in every direction. No matter how strong the wind, it does not have enough open water to travel over to generate waves of any size. Entering the harbor is like stepping back in time. The surrounding land is owned by the Forbes family. This is not the family of “Forbes” magazine, but the Forbes of Milton and Boston. Back in 1843, the family’s founder, John Murray Forbes, a shipping and railroad tycoon, bought the islands that form the harbor as a summer retreat for his family. The family has tried to keep them as pristine as they were when Bartholomew Gosnold discovered them in 1602 and named them for his queen, the first Elizabeth. Although the Forbes welcome visiting sailors to the harbor, providing free moorings, they do not allow visitors to land on any of the islands except Bull Island. Bull is not quite an acre of rocks and sand, covered with scrub oak and beech trees, at the head of the harbor. I love to take a hike after a sail, but Bull Island can only accommodate a short stroll. So to get www.pointseast.com

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When the winter seems as if it will never end, the author dreams of the sail to the harbor and the peace of falling asleep aboard Nepenthe in a perfect refuge.

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The 12s at Hadley were the first of their class built by Old Captain Nat, and they were delivered to the harbor in June of 1915. The Hadley fleet is believed to be the first of this venerable class of racing sailboats.

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sign of the changing of the seasons as autumn leaves and jonquils. Today modern boatyards use travel lifts to move most boats in and out. If they have a railway, it is reserved for the large vessels that are too heavy for the lift. But at Hadley there is no spider-like travel lift. The railway hauls and launches all the boats. It is only fitting that the 12s be given the respect usually reserved for ships. They look and handle like true sailing yachts, although they are only 15 feet, 10 inches long. You might wonder why they are called 12s if they are just under16 feet long. The most important measure for a sailboat is the length of its waterline rather than its overall length, because the longer the waterline, the faster the boat. Herreshoff 12s take their name from this functional metric. These 12s are also due this respect because of their age and ancestry. They were designed and built by naval architect Nathanael Herreshoff, who designed many of the early America’s Cup winners. According to George Howe Colt, a Forbes, and author of the memoir “The Big House,” the 12s at Hadley were the first of their class built by Old Captain Nat, and were delivered to the harbor in June of 1915. No matter what their age and pedigree, they stir a sailor’s heart whether they are tied to a dock or returning home after a day of sailing on Buzzards Bay. After the harbor tour, we settle into our typical onboard routine. Dad sits in the cockpit enjoying the view, drinking a rye and tonic highball and listening to a CD of World War II tunes. I am below sipping a glass of red wine and preparing dinner. Dinner is followed by cribbage. More times than not, Dad wins the first two hands, so there is no need for a third to determine the victor, and we hit the sack by nine o’clock. The next morning, I wake up editor@pointseast.com


about six and go for a row while between us. We both know our board. Our silence does not mean Dad sleeps in. By the time I get roles and go about them quietly. I we do not enjoy each other’s comback, he is up and has made coffee am the deckhand, setting the main pany; it is just that we are often and is ready to cook me eggs-to-or- and boom vang and coaching the caught up in our own thoughts and der. With the dishes prefer listening to the boat washed and stored, we usumoving through water. ally drop the mooring beWhen sailing early in the fore 10 o’clock and begin season with Dad, I repeatour sail back to Red Brook. edly think how lucky I am Instead of starting the enthat Dad has lived long gine, we will try to sail out enough for us to become of Hadley Harbor, even friends, and how foolish it though it requires more would be not to launch work and certainly tests Nepenthe on April 15 and our skills. It is almost sacsteal an extra sail or two rilegious to start an engine from a cold and stingy in this holy refuge for all New England spring. Photo by John Bergstrom true sailors. When tacking out of a A railway hauls and launches all the 12s, and it is fitting John sails out of Red harbor, you are literally that they be treated like ships, for they look and handle Brook Harbor in like true sailing yachts, although they are only 15 feet, 10 pushing the edges of the enCataumet, Mass. For 25 inches long. velope, to use an MBA’s years, he enjoyed Buzzards cliché. You have to sail right up to genoa to the opposite side. Dad is Bay’s fresh breezes on Nepenthe, a the shore and other obstacles to the helmsman, keeping the boat 34-foot Pacific Seacraft. Today, he make any progress. Thus perfect headed downwind and the sails sails Adagio, a 34-foot O’Day. Come timing and execution of each tack full. July, he hopes for a strong is essential. One mistake means Even after the boat is squared sou’wester to take him and Adagio you hit someone’s boat or trespass away, we are not that talkative on to Isle au Haut, Maine. on a piece of Forbes real estate. Adding to the pressure of closequarter sailing is the guarantee of an audience. At anchor, sailors’ favorite pastime is watching other boats come and go. You want them to marvel at your prowess, not take satisfaction in your ineptitude. Also offering ❖ On YOUR boat instruction ❖ Couples Classes Happily, Dad and I are up to the ❖ Instructional Passagemaking/Deliveries challenge. When the boat silently Captain Sharon Renk-Greenlaw has 30 years of ocean & Great Lakes passes between the red and green buoys into Buzzards Bay, we are sailing experience. She would like to share her love of sailing with pleased with ourselves. Sailing is you. “If you can learn to sail in Maine, you can sail anywhere.” all about using wind and currents Your course was a good I'm able to share these to get about. Starting an engine is experiences with my family. investment, it's changed admitting defeat. In the past 30 Gail, student 10 years later our weekends. years, this auto body mechanic and Martin, husband his son have become accomplished of student purists, venturing into Boston Brahmin territory without embarrassing ourselves. Once on the Bay, we rig Nepenthe to sail wing-and-wing because a strong southwest wind will be on her tail all the way www.womenundersail.com home. After sailing together for so sailing@gwi.net 207-865-6399 long, there are few spoken orders

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The double rescue

This is Privateer as I sold her. She was built in 1930 at the R.E. McLain & Sons yard in Thomaston, Maine, to a 1929 John Alden design.

Photo by Mike Martel

You must never willingly relinquish anything to which a part of your soul is inseparably bound. I was not whole until Privateer was mine once again. By Capt. Mike Martel For Points East ollowing long the winding, narrow road that edged ever closer to the shore, I constantly scanned and scoured the land with my gaze, looking for my old boat, thinking that it would stand out against the background, jump out against the greenery in such a way that she could not be missed,

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for I knew that I would recognize her in an instant. I was filled with anxiety and apprehension. She would call out to me in some way, I thought naively. I had been many hours in the truck now, and although my body was stiff and aching from the long ride, I felt nervously energized. I had been told by the marina owner over the phone that my old boat was in poor condition, weathered, goeditor@pointseast.com


My old gaff yawl, which I had sold, had been abandoned three years earlier by its new owner after one season in the water

Three years on the hard in Maryland had taken their toll: Her paint was faded, the colors washed out and run together, oxidized and weathered by the hot Chesapeake sun. She looked like a watercolor blended by tears. Photo by Mike Martel

ing to hell. I remember that first phone call from him, and felt my heart sink within me as I listened; yet hungry as I was for details, there were few. He was not a man of many words or florid description, as many working watermen of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, who have a surprisingly great deal in common with Maine Yankees, are not. Yet it was just such a clinical, detailed description that I yearned for. My old gaff yawl, which I had sold, had been abandoned three years earlier by its new owner after only one season in the water, left up on the hard at a small marina in a town called Rock Hall on the tranquil, sleepy western side of the Chesapeake. It was a long way from her former home in Rhode Island waters, and even farther from the cold waters of Thomaston, Maine, where she had been built and launched in 1931. Now I drove past lovely green fields of corn and soybeans, tin-roofed farmhouses and barns, occasionally glimpsing the water of the bay – now here a boat, now there a boat, a yacht club, a little marina. Almost there, I thought, nearly eight hours and 400 miles after leaving my home early that morning. The yard owner was going to auction her off, or cut her up for scrap value to pay off the accumulated storage fees that the new owner had never paid. I had the opportunity, now, to reclaim her, nearly four years after I had sold her to a foppish, geeky snot from Philadelphia who had an old-money name, lots of superior attitude, but no soul and no inclination to dirty his fingernails. He was someone who, I found www.pointseast.com

out later, didn’t know a cleat from a computer, didn’t know varnish from chardonnay, and had less affinity for wood than for a petit-four. And for all his arrogance, he had no money, or if he did, at least he wouldn’t part with any of it to pay his boat’s bills or to maintain it after he was through with his initial flirtation with her and the novelty of being a classic wooden-boat owner. Now he had become bored with her, or had not the will to care for her properly, if indeed he ever had. Perhaps he had become tired of his little yo-ho-ho fantasy and Disney-like image of being a hairy-chested sailor. When he had bought the boat, he had brought his teenage daughter along for the first little cruise around the harbor, the daughter of his estranged first wife, a sweet young girl who adored her father. “Dad, this boat is sooo you!” she had crooned. So he had bought it. But in truth it was sooo not him at all. I had been out in my garden, tending my tomatoes and planting Indian corn when wife Denise received an odd phone call from a stranger in Maryland. “You’d better take this” she called to me. “It’s from a boatyard in Maryland. It’s about Privateer. The man says that he found your name and address in some old papers aboard the boat. He hasn’t been able to reach – what was that guy’s name – who abandoned the boat a few years ago.” I brushed the soft, crumbly loam from my hands. Oddly enough, I’d had dreams about the boat recently. I have always dreamed about my boats after I have parted company with them, for some odd reason. Points East April 2010

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The first big boat that I rebuilt and restored with much sweat, treasure and time was a twinscrew wooden motorboat from the 1950s. After I sold it, and then years later after she was abandoned by the owner and broken up by the yard where he had left her, I began having dreams about her. In some of the dreams she was mine and whole again, and I was cruising with her, sometimes on familiar waters, sometimes far out in strange places that I had never seen. Perhaps that is a glimpse of the land and seascape of heaven, for people and for boats, where we all go to cruise when we die. Sometimes, in the dreams, the old cruiser would be apart, her hull open, disconnected wiring and engine parts everywhere, but she was mine again to restore and rebuild, almost a hopeless case, with many things missing, but I was undaunted and ready to begin work, if only I could remember how to do it all, all over again. In my latest dream, about my old gaff-yawl Privateer, I was on the foredeck, she was at sea and under way, and I was bringing her home, and she was mine again. She had not been well cared for, but she was not really in bad shape at all. A friend was towing me, and I cleated the towline on the bitts and exclaimed how solid the deck was, and that she would surely come through it all right; she had been well-built, and no one could ruin her, especially now that she was back in the hands of her master. I am still strong enough, I thought, though more than 14 years older than when I first received her, but I still know how to use my tools, adz and axe, chisel and saw, mallet and hammer. I will prevail. It was a strange, vivid dream, and when I awoke, it was still darkest night, in the wee hours of the morning before sunrise, and I editor@pointseast.com


lay on my back for awhile thinking about the dream, looking for meaning, and remembering, oddly, the place in Joshua Slocum’s “Sailing Alone around the World,” where Captain Slocum is gravely ill, in a swoon from eating bad cheese and plums, while the Spray rides out a storm out on the open sea. In his delirium, Slocum thinks that he is dockside and that careless draymen are tossing skiffs onto the Spray’s deck, when in actuality they are seas breaking over his little vessel. But he calls out, daring the perpetrators to do their worst, “You cannot hurt the Spray. She is strong!” Mine was a prophetic dream, I guessed; strong dreams often are, even if their meanings are, at the time, utterly obscure. But this one made me uneasy, and I could not go back to sleep again until after the gray first light of dawn had begun to filter through the window blinds. Now, at last, I drove across the white crushed stone of the marina and past the tidy office buildings, storage sheds, and shower stalls to the back lot where a sad lot of boats stood, in the high season, up on poppets, high up on a bank overlooking the muddy Chester River. I saw my boat up on stands, too, still and patient and waiting for me. She looked in form like she always had, as though she had been in my backyard only yesterday, such was the overwhelming rush of familiarity. I pulled up to the end of the driveway, got out of the truck, and just stood there, looking at her from a little distance, feeling waves of emotion rising up within me, which took all of my will to keep down lest they should rise unchecked, pour forth, and flood over all. Her paint was faded, the colors washed out and run together, oxidized and weathered by the hot Maryland sun She looked much like a pastel inexpertly smudged, or a watercolor blended and faded from being showered by tears. Yet her high prow www.pointseast.com

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Mine was a prophetic dream, I guessed; strong dreams often are, even if their meanings are, at the time, utterly obscure. But this one made me uneasy, and I could not go back to sleep again until after the gray first light of dawn had begun to filter through the window blinds.

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A stout winter boathouse for Privateer The enclosure – what she’s covered with now, waiting for spring was designed and built by yours truly. As Grandpa once said, in ridicule of guys who didn’t use blueprints, “He made it out of his head – and he had plenty of wood left over!” I am not an architect or an engineer. But over many years of considering this possibility of needing to provide a weatherproof cover for a boat, I spec’d out, bought the materials, designed and built this framework and enclosure designed to last two to three years and withstand our usual storms and snow loads. It is designed to be taken apart (in frames) and stored for re-assembly at a later date if need be, the plastic covering materials being expendable. The geometric angles (triangles) form the basis of strength, and the framework is self-supporting and supports itself inward without outer buttresses or ugly extensions. The idea is that the inner buttresses will also support a raised scaffolding (inside) around the perimeter of the hull, whereby I can then stand on and sand/work the hull with the toerail at eye level. I really did not want exterior angular timbers or circus-tent ropes/spikes for a couple of reasons one, mowing the lawn, and two, weatherproofing the exterior. Directing the stresses internally also meant concerns about having enough room to move around inside. But in the end there is ample room and ready-made scaffolding support as mentioned. My original intention was to have all clear plastic to take advantage of passive solar heating, but the Mylar sheeting even at 6-mil thickness is not durable enough. But the poly tarp cover provides the needed strength. The main goal is to keep the boat dry, and provide room to work on all aspects of the hull. The issues of ventilation and lighting can be addressed artificially later on. For simplicity’s sake, almost all the timbers are two-byfours in the eight – and 10-foot range, and fairing – half-inch by two-inch by 20-foot lengths, cheap stuff, and three-foot lath bundles for the stapling. The rest are plywood triangular pieces and a few odd hardware pieces. All elements touching the ground are anchored to 16-inch and 24-inch steel spikes. All fastenings are either staple and glue (construction adhesive) or ring-nailed; critical junctures are deck screws. All areas where strength is really needed, or where disassembly will follow, are drilled and through-bolted with hot-dip-galvanized-steel carriage bolts (fully threaded, six-inch by thre-eighths diameter, with wash-

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Photo by Mike Martel

Privateer is ready to be covered by her winter shelter, which already has stood up to a few blows now with 50-mph winds without moving. Some of the plastic tore, but this was replaced with poly tarp material, which has remained stable.

ers). These were remarkably reasonable at Jamestown Distributors (box of 90) as they are commonly used for dock assembly. Anchoring the frames to the ground is essential, as I did not wish to use the boat itself as the structural base, which would inhibit getting work done. Temporary supports are rigged for the winter in the center of the upper deck (vertical two-by-fours to the cross braces) simply to support the roof in case of heavy snow. We have had a few blows now with winds in excess of 50mph, and the thing hasn’t moved. Some of the plastic tore up, but this was replaced with poly tarp material, which has remained stable. The squirrels like it, as they have evidently been having acorn feasts on the after deck. Believe me, I put a lot of thought into how this should be designed and constructed and thus far it has worked. Captain Mike

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pointed out over the water, her bowsprit was still in place, and she looked proud and defiant, no hint of surrender, not asking for pity, no blame, no assignation of guilt, with all the quiet dignity and patience that only an inanimate object can have. These other things, after all, we assign to, or impose upon, ourselves. And as I stood there in the shimmering heat of the summer afternoon, not yet approaching, eyeing her from a distance, as firmly as she was propped up on the ground, she began to pitch and swim again in my sight as feelings welled up within me. It was as though she were out on the sea again. I walked over to my old boat and rested my hand on her solid rudder. “You are going home” I said. A rickety ladder nearby allowed me to climb aboard. The cabin was a mess. Mud wasps had entered through an open port and built little ugly nests in odd places, but it was a small port so not much else had come in. “There is much work to do,” I heard myself saying, to myself and to the boat. It was terribly hot in the close cabin, and soon I was soaked with perspiration. But I knew all would be well, now. I had come to set in motion that which would bring my boat home again, and fate full circle. He had not been able to destroy her, through neglect. Like Spray, my Privateer was strong. Paint was sadly peeling inside, but her sails were there, her fenders and lines and cushions and, remarkably, virtually everything else, from parrel beads to blocks, even her sweet bronze bell. The electrical panel had been partially disassembled; a new alternator was mounted on the engine. “He did something else wrong,” I muttered. I’d heard, after he took the boat down to the Chesapeake, that he had broken the mizzen gaff or boom. These were missing, nowhere to be seen. “But I can make new spars,” I said www.pointseast.com

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The author scrutinizes new teak fiddles he’s crafted for Privateer’s table top. “Perhaps we begin to identify with the boat, and with each screw driven, each plank refastened, a part of ourselves becomes bonded as well to the frames,” he muses.

aloud, to myself, and perhaps to the boat, reassuringly. I realized, then, from the way that I felt inside, that this was, and is, more than just a boat. I had not realized it until after she had been sold and was gone. Why? Perhaps it is the work that must go into restoring a boat, and then realizing the dream of sailing her. Maybe it is because each time we are cut or injured working the wood, and spill a little blood, we realize that the cost is now complete; one has given in all ways. Perhaps we begin to identify with the boat, and with each screw driven, each plank refastened, a part of ourselves becomes bonded as well to the frames. This is why I will say, and warn others, about a lesson sorely learned, but perhaps not learned too late: You must never, ever sell, or willingly relinquish, anything to which a part of your soul is inseparably bound. If you do so, you will hunger to retrieve it ev42 Points East April 2010

er afterward, until it is restored to you. Sometimes, our lives and the fate of things – as well as other people – are inexplicably intertwined. When they are no longer apart, both become whole again. So I closed her up and went to the marina office to meet the yard owner, to write a check, to secure her release and complete the tedious pages of paperwork, and to arrange trucking, since she was not in proper condition for a sea-journey of hundreds of miles. It would take every resource that I had, but that did not concern me. This was the pearl of great price, and I was ready to sell all that I had in order to obtain it. I stayed overnight in Rock Hall at a neat little motor lodge down by the harbor, and listened to a band play Jimmy Buffett tunes on the dock next to the Watermen’s crab house restaurant. There was an outdoor bar, with a big crowd of friendly locals, and I drank too much cool beer while I daydreamed and watched the many boats coming in off the placid editor@pointseast.com


I realized, then, from the way that I felt inside, that this was, and is, more than just a boat.I had not realized it until after she had been sold and was gone.

Chesapeake. Their red and green running lights glowed in the gathering dusk as they pushed gentle bow waves through the shimmering water that reflected the golden glow of shoreside lights across the narrow river entrance. The moon was rising over the bay, and the night was warm and pleasant. I saw Doug, the marina owner at the bar with his wife and friends, and he kindly bought me a drink and paid me a compliment. I saw him speak to his wife, and I knew that he was telling her that I was the one who had come to take the boat home and fix her up. Later, before I went back to my room to sleep, I walked down to a quiet place on the pier, and felt at peace, connected to my past, my memories of many

things flowing together in a steady current down the years of my life like the brackish river flowing seaward beneath my feet. All was in motion again, headed for the open water, and I felt happy to have a part of myself back. Capt. Mike Martel grew up on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, and has swallowed enough of it to truly be part of his environment. He lives in Bristol, R.I., with his wife Denise and son Tom. His other two older children, now grown, have moved southward to warmer climes, and – perhaps understandably – inland. Privateer was built in 1930 at the R.E. McLain & Sons yard in Thomaston, Maine, to a 1929 John Alden design.

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The Hippocampus – Greek for seahorse – is not abandoned. Not yet anyway. The vessel’s 97-year-old white oak frames and cypress planks are weary but not rotten.

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By Steve Cartwright For Points East t the far end of Spruce Head Marine’s yard in Spruce Head, Maine, lies a boat with a lot of peeling paint. It hasn’t moved in years. You

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might guffaw and wonder how long till this old hulk is a pile of firewood. But this is not just another abandoned fishing boat, hauled ashore for good. This is all that’s left of what was an opulent yacht, replete with brightwork and hired crew, as it steamed across Penobscot Bay to the editor@pointseast.com


A machine gun was mounted on the bow but never used. The war didn’t reach Penobscot Bay, but Porter writes that some local people suspected his family might be German spies – they’d built a tennis court, and the thinking was that maybe this was a platform for big guns. Photo courtesy Steve Cartwright

The motor vessel Hippocampus, photographed one summer before the outbreak of World War I. Hippo’s skiff has been deployed, and the model yachts have their topsails drawing in light air.

owner’s retreat at Great Spruce Head Island. The Hippocampus, Greek for seahorse, is not abandoned. Not yet anyway. The vessel’s 97-year-old white oak frames and cypress planks are weary but not rotten. Maybe this aging veteran will actually sail once

more. Hippo’s current owner is 25-yearold Ellic Mottram, who grew up in Waldoboro among fishermen and served a hitch in the U.S. Navy. He plans to rebuild Hippocampus from the keel up. His late father built boats; his mother, who lives in Addison, is a game warden. From boyhood, Mottram has clung to his dream of one day restoring Hippocampus, at one time a tuna boat operated by his older brother, Donny Boynton. This venerable vessel has already gone through several conversions, including World War I submarine

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real estate tycoon and architect – bought the entire island as a family getaway. The Big House, still there, has a dozen bedrooms. One of the boys who grew up with Hippocampus is the late photographer Eliot Porter, author of a classic book called “Summer Island,” and illustrator of the classic, “In Wildness is the Preservation of the World.” His brother was the late artist Fairfield Porter. In “Summer Island,” Eliot Porter recalls his first Maine summer aboard Hippocampus: “I had hardly been on a boat before, and never one like that. The polished brass, bright varnish, and compact cabin, the ropes and helm and winch and anchor, and all the rest of the nautical paraphernalia were new, exciting and unbelievable.” In 1917, the Navy commissioned her as USS Hippocampus, and she patrolled the bay looking for enemy submarines, although there weren’t any in these waters. She was under the command of Capt. Monte Green, who skippered the Hippo for the Porters and was their caretaker. He simply joined the Coast Guard. A ton of cement was added to the boat’s ballast to make her more seaworthy, and it was never removed. A machine gun was mounted on the bow but never used. The war didn’t reach Penobscot Bay, but Porter writes that some local people suspected his family might be German spies – they’d built a tennis court,

and the thinking was that maybe this was a platform for big guns. The Navy returned Hippo to the Porters a couple of years later, but not before officials let her sink. That happened in Boston Harbor when she was relaunched in a hurry. The Navy tried to pay off the Porters, but the family insisted on repairing the boat. Hippocampus was remodeled with open decks for day trips rather than with a bigger deckhouse for overnight cruising. In 1932, the Porters sold Hippocampus to Capt. Arthur Ladd, who used her to ferry Islesboro mail for 20 years. The Hippo had a brief role as a research vessel for the University of Maine. In 1987, Fern Carter, Ellic’s father, rebuilt Hippo for fishing with Boynton. Now it appears it’s the next generation’s turn to relaunch the legacy. If anyone can resurrect the Hippo, it’s Mottram. He seems to have the self-confidence, particularly when it comes to boats and the sea, and he has seen windjammers rebuilt that were in pretty tough shape. Now Hippocampus waits for Mottram and the next chapter in her long life. Steve Cartwright is a regular contributor to Points East. He can be reached at writer@midcoast maine.com.

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THERACIN Boston New Year’s fleet gets off to a roaring drift By Norman Martin For Points East Boston’s Constitution Yacht Club holds a New Year’s Day Race each year. For the Jan. 1, 2010 edition, seven sailboats and about 50 sailors assembled for the race. Warmish weather and light-air sailing were followed by a clam-chowder party at a nearby restaurant. Photo courtesy Norman Martin Maybe light air is a Norman Martin has been a stretch. How about no regular in this race that conwind? Still, it was a fine tinues to be held on New day to get out on the har- Year's Day and has become a bor. It was a much better Boston Inner Harbor tradition. day than last year’s event, which featured some of the coldest and windiest conditions imaginable. Last year, boats couldn’t leave their slips. This year, everyone got under way and had a pleasant drift around the harbor. Participants were Eagle (Frers 38) and Twist (First 42) from CYC, Ariel (Tartan 40) from Hull Yacht Club, and four J/24s from Boston Sailing Center. The noon start featured an ebbing current and a dying northerly. The ebb carried the fleet down the inner harbor from Pier Six in Charlestown to Green 13 off the Boston Trade Center Pier in South Boston. The first leg was a classic drifting race with both wind and current in the right direction. The trip back proved impossible – not enough wind and too much current. BOSTON, continued on Page 50 48 Points East April 2010

Kristen Wenzel drives her C&C 35-2 Aggressive to windward at the ultimately finished in 2nd place in Class 3.

Offshore 160 solo cha By Roy Guay, event chairman For Points East The 2010 Offshore 160 Single-Handed Challenge is scheduled this year for Friday, July 16, through Sunday, July 18. Sponsors Goat Island Yacht Club Ltd. and Newport Yacht Club report that the Offshore 160 SingleHanded Challenge has again been added to the 2010 Southern New England shorthanded racing calendar. Inaugurated in 1996, this race is an offshore test for sailors as they sail their boats solo. The event is open to seaworthy offshore monohull sailboats 28 feet (Open 6.5s are invited) to 60 feet LOA. The start is from Newport Harbor on July 16, with a course that takes the fleet offshore beyond Block Island and Long Island, then back to the finish line at R “2” at the entrance of editor@pointseast.com


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One can sense the electricity in this photo of the New York Yacht Club docks during last year’s NYYC Invitational Cup. Twenty-six teams have been chosen to vie for the right to compete in the event Sept. 10-17.

NYYC Invitational’s Y.C. list is finalized Photo courtesy Offshore 160

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allenge starts July 16 Narragansett Bay a total distance of 160 nautical miles. Conditions for the Offshore 160 are kept as simple and inexpensive as possible. Entrants are not required to carry a life raft, and the qualification sail is only a documented 25-mile singlehanded passage. A 2010 PHRFNB rating certificate is required. Applications for entry will be accepted up to the registration deadline of 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. The Offshore 160 Single-Handed Challenge provides a competitive, “doable” race for anyone considering solo offshore competition. The race may, at the discretion of the Race Committee, also serve as a qualifying passage for the biennial Bermuda One-Two (www.bermuda12.org), a shorthanded event sailed in odd-numbered OFFSHORE 160, continued on Page 52 www.pointseast.com

The New York Yacht Club has invited 26 American yacht clubs to compete for places in the second New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, to be sailed in Newport, R.I., Sept. 10-17, 2011. The initial yacht-club list includes: American in Rye, N.Y.; Annapolis; Bayview in Detroit; Little Traverse in Harbor Springs, Mich.; Boston and Eastern in Marblehead, Mass.; Carolina in Charleston, S.C.; Chicago; Fishing Bay in Deltaville, Va.; Fort Worth Boat Club in Houston; Ida Lewis in Newport, R.I.; Indian Harbor, Pequot, and Stamford in Connecticut; Larchmont, Rochester and Seawanhaka Corinthian, also in New York; Long Beach, Newport Harbor and San Diego in Southern California; St. Francis and San Francisco in Northern California; Southern in New Orleans, La.; and St. Petersburg in Florida; and Seattle. The top three U.S. teams will receive invitations to the NYYC Invitational Cup, where they will join the top six teams from 2009: New York, Royal Canadian, Japan Sailing Federation, Nyländska Jaktklubben of Finland, Royal Cork of Ireland, and Royal Bermuda, plus at least 10 other international teams, to be invited in the spring of 2010. FMI: www.nyyc.org, or email: sailingoffice@nyyc.org. Points East April 2010

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BOSTON, continued from Page 48 The Race Committee called the race and declared Isis, the J/24 way ahead of everyone else, the winner. All were instructed to head in for chowder and tall tales. No complaints. Congratulations to Isis crew Terrance, Jeanne, Maura, Ron, Christina. They had a good start and a quick trip to the first mark. They clearly led the fleet during the beat to the finish line, when the breeze simply stopped. Post race, crews, families, and race-committee members met at Max & Dylan’s Rest in Charlestown for mugs of chowder and plates of salad. Maybe 50 folks showed up to share stories, make plans for the 2010 season, and discuss boats. No one complained about the shortened course or the outcome. A beautiful day on the water is just that. CYC Commodore Bill Terrell made the appropriate speech. He also brought out a boat-race game involving toy sailboats that are reeled along the floor by strings, being wound up on a dowel by contestants. But that’s another story. And this was another Photos courtesy Boston Sailing Center regatta and another post-regatta party. Bill plans ahead. Clever commodore! The club isn’t certain when the regatta started. It has been going on in one form or Maybe light air is a stretch. How about no wind? Clockwise from another for a long time. Legend has it that top: After the start, the fleet makes its way slowly to the far end of boats out sailing on New Year’s Day would Boston Inner Harbor. Start of a post-regatta regatta, for which the escape the tax man’s collection. As a dodge, floor is as smooth was Boston Harbor that day. Stationary sailboats sailors, reportedly organized by Jack longingly eyed the Boston Sailing Center chase boat. Roberts from CYC, held a race on Jan. 1. The idea being, their boats were not taxed bevarious yachts under wildly different conditions. The cause they were away sailing. There is no evidence re- 2010 memory will start with: “Remember the year we garding the success of the dodge. The race continues made it to the Number “13” buoy and couldn’t get to be held on New Year’s Day and has become a back?” The same memory will conclude with: “Now Boston Inner Harbor tradition. In past years, fleet that was a good New Year’s Day on a sailboat.” size has ranged from two boats to a dozen. Capt. Norman Henry Martin sails the Aphrodite A couple of the old guys doing race-committee this 101 Averisera out of Boston with his partner-in-crime year told “nearly true” stories of sailing to victory in Elizabeth.

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Alinghi is a catamaran and BMW Oracle is a trimaran. Not since the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company launched Reliance for the 1903 defense of the Cup, Herreshoff said, has there been such a show of extreme engineering in competition for the Cup. “I think, for both boats,” he added, the technology was quite brilliant but close to the bold edge, especially with so little sailing time here,” he said. Herreshoff is the grandson of legendary America’s Cup yacht designer, and Wizard of Bristol, Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. FMI: www.herreshoff.org

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and charitable organization, was competing in the 30th annual St. Martin Heineken Regatta March 4-7 as Points East went to press. Boston Ocean Racing intends to boost their fundraising efforts for their designated charity, Courageous Sailing of Boston. Courageous Sailing was established in 1987 as a 501(c)3 public charity in a joint effort between the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the late South Boston sailing enthusiast Harry McDonough, who dreamed of creating a sailing center that would teach children from all economic and ethnic backgrounds lessons in partnership and trust while delivering “the ultimate sailing experience.” Through Courageous’ Five-Step Program, young sailors develop essential life skills including leadership, communication, decision-making, and teamwork. The team has participated in hundreds of Boston area racing events, including multiple entries in the Corinthian 200, the PHRF Championships, Block Island Race Week, the Buzzards Bay Regatta, the Figawi, and the Marion-Bermuda race. FMI: www.bostonoceanracing.org.

USA’s Andy Horton (South Burlington, Vt.) and James Lyne (Granville, Vt.), at US Sailing’s Rolex Miami OCR in late January. The Green Mountaineers led the 24-boat fleet throughout the regatta, and three points separated the two teams going into the last race. Horton and Lyne went back at the start for an unforced error, so they played catch-up for the rest of the race and finished 5th in the race and 2nd overall, one point behind the Norwegians. FMI: www.ussailing.org.

NYYC Newport Bermuda headquarters The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has announced that the pre-start race headquarters for the 47th Newport Bermuda Race will be the Sailing Center at the New York Yacht Club’s Newport clubhouse, Harbour Court. Crews may use the clubhouse and its facilities before the race’s start on June 18. The announcement was made by Bjorn Johnson, chairman of the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee. “After an intensive selection process we chose the New York Yacht Club’s Sailing Center as the best possible site for our Newport headquarters.” FMI: www.bermudarace.com.

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OFFSHORE 160, continued from Page 48 years. Since the Offshore 160 is just two weeks before the popular New England Solo/Twin Championships (July 30-31), the organizers’ hope sailors will participate in both events.

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Mary Jane Hayes leaves us a luscious sea legacy Serena To Sea Story II By Mary Jane Hayes, Nautical Publishing Company, 218 pp., $24.95

Reviewed by Carol Standish For Points East In the forward of her new book, “Serena to Sea Story II,” published last fall, writer, photographer, and first mate, Mary Jane Hayes remarked that she and her husband, Captain Warren, had cruised together for 38 years. The book is a collection of essays about their long and rich experience on the water. We, her fellow boaters and longtime fans, are grateful that she has shared so many of her “sea stories” with us in this, her second collection of her most memorable experiences at sea. Mary Jane died in January, hopefully well satisfied with the pleasure she gave us during her long career as a marine photo/journalist. Warren Hayes remembers that she first picked up pen and camera (with an eye toward the boating press) when they bought their first sailboat, Serena, a Sabre 28, but she says in the essay “Writing Sea Stories” that she was writing four hours a day, five days a week, once their two children started school, when she was in her early thirties. Hayes was an English major at Boston University, where she met Warren, and “was besotted by books,” loved art and the classics (as her writing attests). But, she explains in the same essay, “I never got anywhere” until she sent her first “sea story” off to “Yachting” magazine on a lark. It was published in 1971. “Within a few years, my work was appearing in almost every national and regional boating publication,” she writes. When her photographs began to be published, Warren recalls, they framed and hung about 20 on the walls of their home in Hanover, Mass. Published covers shots more than 200 have been consigned to scrapbooks. “Her eyes were better than the captain’s,” says Warren. About 80 percent of her photographic work is of nautical subjects, but her garden and nature photography has also been extensively published. The “cruising couple,” as they would come to con54 Points East April 2010

sider themselves, bought Serena in 1976. Thirteen essays in this book cover the sailing/cruising experience. My personal favorite is “On Being a Reluctant Sailor.” Her greatest pleasure as a sailor, she wrote, is “. . . my husband’s happiness when afloat. On the decks of a boat, his character and abilities come into perfect focus…I bear witness to one of the finest things life has to offer: the sight of a soul fulfilling itself.” Mary Jane was convinced that Warren was born with salt in his veins, having worked his way through B.U. lobstering and fishing on Cape Cod and serving in the Coast Guard after college. After 11 years of sailing, Hayes concludes that “If the peace of a perfect sail on an idyllic day is boating at its best, it is also sailing at its rarest.” In her essay, “The Story of Sea Story,” she describes the process of shopping for the next perfect boat. They settled on a Grand Banks 32, and named her Sea Story because of Mary Jane’s increasingly impressive career as a writer/photographer. And, she adds, the motor vessel “provided a much better platform for photography.” In Sea Story, they venture farther…to Montauk, Long Island, for instance, “. . . a quantum leap to Yankee sailors . . . .” The Hayeses cruised the Sea Story for five years, and the sturdy capable vessel only encouraged them. When the “cruising couple” takes off on Sea Story II, a 36-foot Grand Banks with all the bells and whistles, we wretched land-bound readers feel greener than the greenest sea, so vivid are their pleasures. In 1989, they cruised from Massachusetts to Jacksonville, Fla. “This voyage…was a watershed event in which all the old active limits of our lives were transcended and new standards set,” she writes in “On the Rites of a Passage South.” The milestone passage was not their favorite, however. Because it took place shortly after Hurricane Hugo, the destruction they passed lent a somber cast. In Warren’s opinion, Mary Jane’s favorite cruises were the trips around New York City (vividly described in “Beantown to the ‘Big Apple’”) and a trip to Grand Manan, New Brunswick, but cruising anyeditor@pointseast.com


where was grist for Mary Jane’s pen and camera. Of the 29 essays included in “Serena to Sea Story II,” 21 had been previously published in boating magazines, both regional and national. Her first collection of cruising stories, “Eye on the Sea,” won first prize at the Boating Writers International at the Miami Boat Show in 1999. To complete “Serena to Sea Story II,” Hayes spent a year gathering and rewriting the essays, choosing them primarily for their geographic range. Then she spent three years marketing. Warren attributes a great deal of her writing success to her organizational disciplines, her “dependable sources” and her persistence. A request for a photograph was in the mail the next day. If a story came back, she would send it out again and again. Her meticulously catalogued color slides number near 35,000. “She was intending to go to digital,” he says. Hayes’s photographs also grace many a calendar and countless postcards. Her boating stories and photos were her main focus, but she was also a consummate gardener. “Our cruises were seldom longer than two weeks, and we always arranged for the gardens to be watered,” explains Warren. She also wrote extensively for nature and gardening magazines and as a dog lover, for periodicals on that subject For all her achievements as a writer and photographer, she was, above all a quality lady. We at Points

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if he has it made up, is Uncle Billy’s Deck Oil pine tar, oils, a secret sauce that soothes the savage beast in weathered decks and sunburnt woods It may appear incongruous for a purveyor of such traditional sundries as pine tar and boiled oils to, in the same breath, mention synthetic manila, but this product fits right in with the rest of the line because it solves a real problem in traditional boats. The natural manila cordage sheds into the bilge and clogs bilge pumps. Enter Leoflex-X: Devised for Tall Ship use, it looks authentic but it doesn’t shed. All my running manila is now synthetic thank you Uncle Billy! Computer programmer/boatbuilder Bob Booth sails traditional small boats in and around Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay.

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Above and below: Five of the strip-planked boats were 23 feet long. The sixth was a 28-footer with twin outboards mounted amidships in a concealed central pod, and with mounting locations for cameras under the seats. Set designers made them look like well-worn whaling boats of the 19th century.

NorseBoat builds six whale boats for remake of “Moby Dick” NorseBoat Limited, in Belfast, Prince Edward Island, built six traditional whaleboats in their Lunenburg, N.S., shop for the remake of the film classic “Moby Dick.” The film, based on Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, is being produced by Herbert Kloiber’s Tele Munchen, a German film company. The boats were built of spruce strip-planking and epoxy, with one layer of glass cloth on the outside of the hull, and ash frames and a partial second layer of spruce planking on the inside of the hull. Five of the boats were 23 feet long. The sixth was a 28-footer with twin outboards mounted amidships in a concealed central pod, and with mounting locations for cameras under the seats. Set 64 Points East April 2010

designers completed the finish work of the boats to make them look like well worn whaling boats from the nineteenth century. The work was supervised by NorseBoat shipwright Scott Dagley. By late September, six completed whale boats were shipped to the Mediterranean island of Malta, where much of the filming of sea scenes took place. Most of the land scenes were filmed in Shelburne and Lunenburg, N.S. The film is a two-part TV mini series and is expected to air in 2011. William Hurt portrays the peglegged captain Ahab of the whaler Pequod, and Ethan Hawke plays first mate Starbuck. FMI: www.norseboat.com editor@pointseast.com


Briefly Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, in Hartford, Conn., has recognized 12 marinas, including nine more Brewer Yacht Yards, as Connecticut Clean Marinas. Clean Marina certification was presented to nine Connecticut Brewer facilities and to Spicer’s Marina in Noank, Reynolds Garage and Marine in Lyme, and Mystic Shipyard East in Mystic. DEP’s Clean Marina designation acknowledges the efforts of marinas and other boating facilities to go beyond regulatory compliance and participate in voluntary measures to keep Connecticut waters clean. There are now twenty-seven Clean Marinas in Connecticut. FMI: Email Kate Brown at kate.brown@ct.gov or Rick Huntley at rick.huntley@ct.gov. The Newport Harbor Corporation of Newport, R. I., is suspending this year’s Newport Spring Boat Show, which had been set for May 21-23, to focus on the launch of a Superyacht Show in the summer of 2011. The 40th Annual Newport International Boat Show, Sept. 16 – 19, will go off as scheduled, as did the Providence Boat Show in February. FMI: www.newportharbor.com. Pemaquid Marine, of New Harbor, Maine, has been purchased by Ted Derivan, founder of Transom Boat Works formerly in Mahone Bay, N.S. Ted was elected to the board of the Nova Scotia Boat Builders Association and served as a mentor to their apprentices. Transom was recognized in 2008 by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association for company develop-

Jonesport Shipyard of Jonesport, Maine, is building the 15½-foot fiberglass Jonesport Peapod, pulled from their 100-year-old “Mother Pod,” a rowing/sailing vessel traditionally used in Downeast Maine for lobstering and for transportation. Holding several people and lots of gear, the 300-pound Jonesport Peapod is ideal for family or solo recreation. With raked ends, moderate bilges, and full-length keel, she rows and sails (with a sprit rig) well in most weather conditions. FMI: www.jonesportshipyard.com ment and growth resulting from its significant investment in training, quality systems and facilities. Pemaquid Marine is best known for the Banks Cove 22, and it will continue to build them in Downeast Lobster Cabin, Center Console, and Day Boat models. FMI: www.pemaquidmarine.com. Maine Cat, of Bremen, Maine, is building their first powered catamaran, the Maine Cat P-47. The P-47 will burn four gallons per hour cruising at 15 knots, Maine Cat estimates. The prototype hull was powered by OSSA Powerlite diesel-electric propulsion technology, including twin 25 kW DC generators and twin 35-horse electric-drive motors. Twin Volvo 160-horse

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Vicem Yachts USA, of Old Saybrook, Conn., has added Todd W. Schenk as a broker representative in Connecticut. He holds degrees in marina management and marine technology from Florida Institute of Technology in Jensen Beach, Fla., from which he also obtained his captain’s license. In 2008, he opened and managed an independent sales office in Old Saybrook, Conn. Todd will be operating from the Island Cove Marina location in Old Saybrook, on the west side of the Connecticut River. FMI: www.vicemusa.com.

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co., of Thomaston, Maine, and e Sailing Yachts New York, N.Y., have joined forces to build the e33 daysailer. Construction is under way on three e33s slated for spring delivery. e Sailing Yachts and Lyman-Morse will also produce the e27 and e44 models, slated for late 2010 and 2011 launches. Founded in 2006 by America’s Cup and Olympic veteran Robbie Doyle and yacht designer Jeremy Wurmfeld, e Sailing Yachts sells a sailing experience that combines performance with comfort, stability and ease of sail. FMI: www.esailingyachts.com, www.lymanmorse.com.

Herreshoff Marine Museum, in Bristol, R.I., has been awarded a $10,000 matching grant by the Collectors Foundation of Traverse City, Mich., for planning, development, and implementation of an after-school mentorship program in classic-boat repair and maintenance. The program will reach out to the Museum’s skilled volunteers, staff, and regional boat-restoration specialists to serve as mentors to middle and high school students. The Museum is actively seeking charitable contributions to meet the $10,000 goal set by the Collector’s Foundation. FMI: www.herreshoff.org. AccuTech Marine Propeller, of North Hampton, N.H., has moved to 24 Crosby Rd., Unit No. 6, Dover, NH. “We will double our physical size which will allow us to better serve the marine community and operate out of a state-of-the-art facility,” president Larry Kindberg said.” AccuTech is a national and international marine propeller

Wesmac, of Surry, Maine, has become “Downeast Maine’s Robalo Dealer.” Wesmac, a custom boatbuilding company, will carry the R305, R265, R245 and R225 Walk Arounds; the R300, R260, R240, and R220 Center Consoles; and the R247 and R227 Dual Consoles. Robalos have been built for more than 40 years in Nashville, Ga. FMI: www.wesmac.com, www.robalo.com. Starbound Canvas, in Brooklin, Maine, is a full-service provider of custom marine canvas, located in the center of Brooklin. It makes products for recreational and commercial boats, including sail covers, boat covers, boom tents, awnings, dodgers, biminis, boat cushions, hatch covers, instrument covers, and winterback enclosures. Independently owned and operated. FMI: Contact Aimee Claybaugh at 207359-2669, email: aimee@starboundcanvas.com.

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Latitude Yacht Brokerage, of Newport, R.I., hung out its shingle in the City by the Sea in January, with president, Ryan Miller at the helm and Tim Norton alongside him in the cockpit. Ryan was previously the manager of Sailing Specialties’ Bristol, R.I., office, and Tim comes from Eastern Yacht Sales, and is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker. Combined, Ryan and Tim have represented: Beneteau Yachts, Mainship Trawlers, Catalina Yachts, Hunter Marine, Jeanneau Sailboats, Bavaria Yachts, Island Packet Yachts, Precision Boat Works, and Shamrock.

French & Webb, of Belfast Maine, launched the 29-foot “green” motor launch Zogo late last year. Stephens, Waring & White designed and engineered Zogo for a couple who have been long-term Stonington summer residents. When they decided to move to power, they chose a hybrid diesel/electric motor, manufactured by Steyr Diesel of Austria, for Zogo. Solar panels on the canopy allow clean charging of the batteries when time allows. The hull is wood core with carbon-fiber skin for light weight, and the hull is convex in the stern to maximize performance while minimizing power consumption.

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Part VIII: Try synchronizing five compasses By Bob Witherill For Points East A little-known figure in the world of boats is the marine-compass adjuster. Bob Witherill of Belfast, Maine, has been one for more than a quarter-century, and his “Confessions of a Compass Adjuster” will reveal the highlights of a colorful life devoted to keeping mariners in the middle of the channel. Phil Long was a California Real Estate Developer. How he happened to come to Maine, I do not know. He surely was accustomed to thinking in terms of big. Phil had the Lie-Nielsen boatyard in Rockland, Maine, build the 105-foot Bruce King-designed Whitehawk, which was launched in 1978. Then, in the early 1980s, his newly formed boatbuilding company, Renaissance Yachts, built for him, in his Camden backyard, the 90-foot Whitefin, also designed by King, which was launched in 1983. When the Whitefin was in Camden, I went aboard and asked Phil if he would hire me to adjust the compasses there were five compasses aboard the vessel. He agreed, and thus began a long series of jobs with him. The main steering compass was a beautiful eight-

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inch Ritchie on a pedestal in front of the wheel. There were two “wing” compasses one on each side so that the helmsman could steer seated on the windward or leeward side, depending upon his vantage point. These were five-inch Ritchie flush-mount compasses. Down below there was an overhead compass over the owner’s berth so he could see the heading of the vessel by just looking up. And there was still another compass at the navigator’s station. Ideally, all of these compasses would be reading exactly the same all of the time. This is what I was hired to ensure. To take the vessel out in Penobscot Bay for a run was a major operation. So compass adjustments were combined with a sail with family and friends. The teenaged sons and daughters invited a great many friends as did the Longs themselves. Whatever the time set for departure, the actual leaving the dock occurred at least one hour later, and sometimes even

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When I pointed out to Phil later than that. There were that the backstays were large coolers of beverages, big throwing the compasses off, hampers of food, and miscellahe replied that it was no neous other gear to be brought problem since they were aboard. stainless steel. I pointed out When we got out in the bay that stainless-steel flexible and I started on the compasscable is special high-carbon es, I had to work around all stainless and will affect comthe people to whom I was an passes just like ordinary inconvenience in holding up steel. I demonstrated this by their sailing party. The wing letting a magnet latch on to compasses were particularly the backstay. difficult as the correctors were Since one of the backstays reached from below, where I When Phil Long’s Whitefin was in Camden, I asked was out of contact with the him if he would hire me to adjust the compasses – was tightened and one was cast off on every tack there helmsman, and where I had to there were five compasses aboard the vessel. was no way the wing comrely on an intermediary to relay instructions. When I was done, they would detail passes could be accurate. I suggested that they beone of the sons to run me to shore in an inflatable come “reference” compasses, with the actual course boat. This was quite a long trip and on occasion, a wet being taken from the main steering compass and then trip. I didn’t mind getting wet, but I did want to keep compared with what was showing on the reference compass. And that was what we did. my gear dry and that was often a problem. I went back again to do the compasses below decks, The next week I went back, and first thing I checked the compass readings. They were at least 20 and they were real challenges as well. I finally got the degrees different! Then I noticed they had added run- last one done and gave him my bill for the last comning backstays, which were less than a foot away pass. I had been billing Long for each job and had been from the compasses.

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Ideally, all of these compasses would be reading exactly the same all of the time. This is what I was hired to ensure. paid accordingly, so when I gave him my final bill, it was for the navigator’s compass. After a month of nonpayment, I sent another bill and so on for several months. I had never had a problem with nonpayment from any other customer. Of course, I asked for the job, so I had only myself to blame. I later heard via the grape vine that Whitefin had gone aground in the Caribbean, but that it had been salvaged and repaired. I heard nothing more of Whitefin or Phil Long for several years. Then one morning in 1991 I got a call from Phil, who wanted me to do a compass on a powerboat. I said that since he still owed me for my last job, I was not interested in doing any more jobs for him. He said he couldn’t understand why the last bill had not been paid, that he would pay the bill right away. And he did. He wanted me to do the powerboat compass on a particular day, at a time when I had scheduled another adjustment. He wanted the later time because he wanted to do some varnishing and the boat was in Thomaston. I explained that time was not available

but that I could do the compass at an earlier time so he agreed to that. I was to meet him at Port Clyde, and I was there at the appointed hour. After a little while, a truck showed up and a man informed me that the engine would not start in the powerboat but that he would be along as soon as it could be repaired. I said that if he did not arrive in time he would have to select another time as I still had the other appointment. I should add that I suspected that the engine story was just that – a story. About 20 minutes before the end of his appointment time, Phil arrived in the different boat and with a different wife. I said we would see what could be done, but if we couldn’t finish he would have to wait. Well, I adjusted his compass in 12 minutes – a record time I have not equaled since. It was a good adjustment, too. So we went back to the dock, and he actually paid me in cash. I thanked him, and as I left the boat and took hold of a mahogany stanchion, I got fresh varnish all over my hand.

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Shennecossett Yacht Club Tag Sale 1010 Shennecossett Rd Groton Ct. from 9:00 to 12:00. We will have our club house overloaded with marine gear for sale. You can rent a table to sell your unwanted gear also for only $10. There will be also a consignment table also where you can drop off your unwanted marine items and we can sell it for you for a small fee. Please contact us early if you would like to rent a table. Full breakfast available from our kitchen. FMI: wgaynor5@tvcconnect.net Onboard Weather Forecasting Bristol Community College, 770 Elsbree, Fall River, Mass. A safe Boating Seminar from the Mattapoisett and Taunton River Power Squadrons in cooperation with Bristol Community College’s Center for Business and Industry. Using your senses to determine conditions you’re likely to encounter. Weather systems, clouds, wind direction, temperature, and barometric pressure. FMI: www.bristolcc.edu/noncredit Basic Diesel Seminar Seminars include instruction on oil systems, elctrical system, fuel systems, basic troublehsooting, discussion period, Q & A period. We recommend that you bring your owners manual. Please call for specifics. 781-544-0333. FMI: jwayent@jwayent.net, www.jwayent.net Basic Diesel Seminar Seminars include instruction on oil systems, electrical system, fuel systems, basic troubleshooting, discussion period, Q & A period. We recommend that you bring your owners manual. Please call for specifics. 781-544-0333. FMI: jwayent@jwayent.net, www.jwayent.net

9th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass. A conference to introduce women to, or enhance their skills in recreational sailing though water and land seminars. FMI: marcia.bennet@comcast.net, www.womensailing.org

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Fish Expo Atlantic Trade Show New Bedford State Pier, New Bedford, Mass. Sponsored ny National Fisherman magazine. Contact Karen Kelley at 978-263-1334. FMI: karen@huggercom.comm www.comarexpo.com

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Newport Bermuda Race A 635-mile ocean race from Newport to Hamilton, Bermuda, lasting three to six days, crossing the Gulf Stream on way to Onion Patch. Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Entry process open Jan. 18. FMI: www.bermudarace.com

25 Marine Invitational Art Exhibit to 8/11 Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Conn., TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. More than 200 pieces of art from artists of the American Society of Marine Artists and elected and from associate members of the Art Association, oil, water, pastel and pencil. FMI: 860-434-7802, www.lymeartassociation.org 25-27

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18th Annual WoodenBoat Show Mystic Seaport, Mystic Conn. Not just wooden boats (which are worth the price of admission), but also I Built It Myself events, model-boat regattas, Skua Cocktail Class races, and the Atkin Family Dinner and Tribute.FMI: www.woodenboatshow.com

7th Bienniel New York Yacht Club Race Week New York Yacht Club, Newport, R.I. One Design, Classic 12-Meter and PHRF championships early in week (July 17-19); IRC later in week (July 21-24). Call NYYC Sailing Office at 401-845-9633. FMI: sailingoffice@nyyc.org, www.nyyc.org Corinthians Stonington to Boothbay Harbor Race Starting is off Stonington, Conn., competitors will round Nantucket Shoals buoys and finish at Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Course length: 332 nautical miles. A ìnavigatorís race,î with choice of passing north or south of Block Island, and similar decision at Squirrel Island near finish. a US Sailing sanctioned Category 2 event, with ORR and PHRF spinnaker divisions. Registration begins Feb. 1. FMI: tom.lane@stoningtontoboothbayharbor.com, www.stoningtontoboothbayharbor.com

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Mary Jane Hayes Hanover, Mass.

Mary Jane Kilborn Hayes, a beloved marine photojournalist, passed away on Jan. 12, surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband Warren P. Hayes, her son Peter F. Hayes, and daughter Julie Thompson. She had been an airline stewardess and elementary school teacher. She was an active yachtswoman who cruised the East Coast from Canada to Florida with her husband aboard their trawler Sea Story (See Media, page 54). They sailed out of Scituate Harbor and were members of the Satuit Boat Club. She walked two miles a day until her recent illness and loved nature, flowers, the great outdoors and most dearly her family.

Karen Gallup Lloyd 85, South Dartmouth, Mass.

Karen Lloyd, a pioneer environmental educator, passed away last December. In 1953, Karen, along with her mother and late sister, Angelica Lloyd

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Russell, gave a 224-acre parcel of land in South Dartmouth to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The land, known as the Demarest Lloyd State Park, was donated to honor both her father, Demarest Lloyd, and her brother, Demarest Lloyd Jr., who was a Navy fighter pilot killed in action over Guam in 1944. Mrs. Lloyd was a champion Beetle Cat racer in Buzzards Bay, but her passion was observing animal life, including a Safari she undertook in Africa with noted primatologist Jane Goodall. She was an early pioneer in environmental education. She donated a home on the Slocum River to the Dartmouth Land Trust and founded the Lloyd Center for the Environment as a memorial to her mother. She served on the board of directors at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, and she supported the Eco Systems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole. Mrs. Lloyd also gave generously to her family and friends, who will miss her sharp wit, no-holds-barred movie-trivia games, stimulating conversations, and engaging political dialogues that began with her participation in Civil Rights marches in the 1960s as a prominent member of the NAACP in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Last word? Maybe not! t was four days before our launch date. Everything was ready, and every maintenance item on the list checked off. But somehow it didn’t feel right. At that point in the boating year, with the entire cruising season immediately ahead, I am typically exhilarated. But that day in May, as I stood on the aft deck in the boatyard surveying the freshly redone brightwork and gleaming topsides, all I could think of was that in four months it would be time to redo all of it again. That’s when it first occurred to me that the time may have come to consider selling Curmudgeon, our 1980 Albin 36 trawler. Curmudgeon had been an almost perfect cruising boat for us for 17 years. The “almost” caveat applied

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primarily to the annual task of maintaining her extensive exterior teak trim. Specifically, this task included 17 window frames, two teak sliding doors (each with an exterior teak frame), six grab rails, two extensive hand rails (one enclosing the entire main deck and the other the bridge), a teak swim platform; two ornate hatch covers, three eyebrows, an anchor platform, a steering wheel, a pair of louvered storage compartment doors, and (for the sake of ending the list), numerous other “miscellaneous items.” The brightwork was primarily my responsibility. I experienced a pretty steep learning curve in maintaining it during our first few years with her, but then things leveled off and became simply an annual, but editor@pointseast.com


In hindsight, though, it’s apparent that, while Curmudgeon stayed pretty much unchanged as the years went by, I did not. I had progressively less energy, less persistence, less stamina and, well, just less of what took to make the annual brightwork maintenance “doable and enjoyable.” quite doable and enjoyable, part of her overall maintenance. In hindsight, though, it’s apparent that, while Curmudgeon stayed pretty much unchanged as the years went by, I did not. I had progressively less energy, less persistence, less stamina and, well, just less of what took to make the annual brightwork maintenance “doable and enjoyable.” As a result, what had been a rather satisfying part of annual maintenance had slowly grown into a dislikable chore. She was a beautiful boat, no question about it, and I had always felt proud of her appearance, particularly when so many of the traditional-looking trawlers seem to take on a worn and neglected look after a few years. Understandably, then, when I suggested to Judy, that we consider putting Curmudgeon on the market, she was caught a bit by surprise and advised that I give it careful thought. I hadn’t really expected her to object, at least for herself. Even though our cruising experience together extends over 35 years and includes the Great Lakes, the canals of Ontario and New York, the entire eastern coast of the U.S. (twice), and a winter in the Bahamas, the truth is that she had always been a willing crewmember, even when she would have preferred to be doing something else. Her caution to me indicated

that she wanted me to be absolutely certain before we acted. I waited until the next day to call Annie Gray of the Gray and Gray brokerage in York, Maine. When Annie came to the yard to see the boat, her first question after looking everything over was, “Are you sure you want to sell this boat?” Then, “If we price her fairly, she will sell to the first person looking for an Albin 36 who sees her.” She was right, and we had a purchase-and-sale agreement within two weeks. We had one last cruise, taking her from Portsmouth, N.H., to Bucksport, Maine, where she was surveyed and ultimately turned over to the new owners. It was final and, I suppose for the best, it was quick. A common expression pertaining to boat ownership is that the two best days a boat owner experiences are the day the boat is purchased and the day it’s sold. I must confess that I felt some relief on the day Curmudgeon was sold, but that day didn’t come close to being either of the best two days we had had

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aboard her; hundreds of days had been immeasurably better. And now what? Three and a half years later, we still haven’t decided if we want another cruising boat. Well, that’s not altogether true: Judy would be perfectly happy not to go cruising anymore but is deferring to me. A second factor is that I haven’t seen the “right boat” yet – one with less exterior bright work that is suited to our cruising style, and is worthy of the investment and commitment it takes to make a boat one’s own. So many of the new line of trawlers just seem like overkill for a couple who wants to do some simple old-fashioned cruising Downeast during July and August. And the “mini-trawlers” that are new on the market seem designed more for camping than cruising. A third factor about another cruising boat also relates simply to chronological age – ours that is. I’m a firm believer that mental and physical activity (including work) contributes in a major way to keeping one youthful, but there comes a point for everyone when it’s time to stop cruising and do something else. Sometimes it’s not only age that makes one decide to abandon an activity that has been an integral part of his/her life. I stopped skiing, for example, when I was

33 because it stopped being as much fun as it had been for the previous 25 years. When the season began, I just never went skiing. And as it happened, the only feeling I recall having about it was relief. It turned out that the enthusiasm I had felt for skiing must’ve been little more than a habit. On the other hand, one of the things that has been re-enforced for me since selling Curmudgeon is that simply being on a boat (messing about, as the saying goes) is not for me a substitute for cruising. I still own small boats and use them on the Piscataqua River and adjacent waters around Portsmouth. But it’s not cruising, and when I do mess about in one of my boats, along with the fun of it, I am reminded of what I’m missing. Maybe though if I keep working on it, that feeling will go away and, for me, selling Curmudgeon will actually turn out to be “The Last Word” in terms of a cruising boat. On the other hand… maybe not. Long-time cruisers Patrick and Judy Nerbonne of Portsmouth, N.H., sailed their 37-foot ketch from Lake Michigan to the Bahamas, then moved to New England, where the Maine coast became their primary cruising ground aboard Curmudgeon.

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GRAND BANKS 41 HERITAGE EUROPA The first boat introduced by Grand Banks with the Cummins Zeus pod drive system has been a smashing success! Cruising speed of 18-19 knots in a trawler with a stunning 2 stateroom layout. We have a boat available for you to see in our indoor heated showroom in Yarmouth, ME; call for an appointment.

GRAND BANKS 47 HERITAGE EUROPA We have the only extended deck layout version with a new improved galley layout available at our indoor heated showroom in Yarmouth, Maine. Spacious 2 stateroom, 2 head, galley up layout. 18-19kt cruise but more efficient than a single screw trawler at displacement speeds. A truly amazing boat!

J/97 Another award winning boat from J/Boats: This multi purpose 32' performance cruising or racing boat is a delight to sail outperforming any other builder. Large cockpit, 2 staterooms. Still possible to get one by early summer but you'd better call now!

MJM 29Z The MJM series are truly the most fun and functional power boat we have ever been onboard, also the most fuel efficient. 25+ kt cruise with a 260 hp Volvo diesel, comfortable seating for 10-12 on the helm deck & cockpit and cruising accom. for a couple. Come visit the 29Z at the Maine Boat Builders Show.

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9’8 Sailing Skiff, 2008 Redmond Tetra Spritsail Skiff. Ideal for evening sails and grand for kids. Exquisite hardwoods, Okoume glued lap hull; 6mm planking, 12mm bottom/trunk. natural crook breasthook/knees, cleats of tropical hardwoods, bronze or copper fastenings. Traditionally finished 6 oz poly/cotton drill sail, roped with 1/4” tarred hemp, leathered corners. Oars: 7’ spruce, leathered with bronze ring oarlocks. Rated at 250#. $3,900. Call Bob at 401-862-1700 or email: boothrt@verizon.net

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16’ Saroca Canoe, 1990 Fiberglass Saroca sailing/ rowing/ paddling canoe. Sail rig, cover; trailer not included. Excellent condition. $750. 207-737-4620. 17’ Whitehall Sailing/Pulling Boat Classic lines by Gardner. Built 1995. Double diagonal strip cedar hull sheathed in glass with mahogany bright-work. Three rowing stations with custom dished and balanced Sitka spruce spoon oars. Sprit sail and centerboard. Custom trailer, travel cover and winter frame. All bright-work, rudder, mast, and spar, triple coated by boat yard at fall layup. $5,000. Call Mike 207-8825038 or e-mail edgecombboatworks@gmail.com

20’ Alden, 1997 Classic wooden gaff-rigged sloop, full keel. New sails. Cedar/oak, canvas deck; trailer. $15,750. New 4hp 4-stroke outboard $1,000. 207-7751005. nbarba75@gmail.com 24’ Bridges Point, 1989 A cuddy cabin version of the popular Bridges Point 24. Roomy cockpit and a unique interior layout. New diesel in 2007. A lovely boat to sail. 207-244-7854. billw@jwboatco.com 24’ Bridges Point, 2002 JUDITH, built by the John Williams Boat Co. Daysailor layout. $59,000. Call 207-255-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

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25’ Eastsail 25, 2006 A Little Yacht for These Times. Safe – full keel, recessed deck. Functional, simple systems. Comfortable – full headroom. Marine head, galley sleeps 2-4. Offered at $59,900. Eastsail Yachts. Day: 603-224-6579. Evening: 603226-0500. http://www.eastsail.com 27’ Island Packet, 1988 Cutter, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Selling Price: $43,500. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com 27’ Catalina Sloop, 1985 Nice example of this popular small cruiser. Well equiped and cared for. $14,900. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com 28’ Sabre, 1982 GPS/loran/radio, new main, new rigging. Has spinnaker and 2 jib sails. Recent survey. Teak interior, stove,

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icebox. Newly rebuilt diesel engine. Well maintained. $25,000. Boston. andre@skimountainsupply.com 29’ Hughes, 1970 29’ Hughes for sale. Great boat for the money., $5000. Call Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773 or email www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

Cutter that has been well cared for and upgraded during her ownership. $39,500. 207-371-2899 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com

34’ Tartan Sloop New Westerbeke 30B & exhaust system. $24,000 or best offer. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

30’ Hinckley Sou’wester Sloop 1962. Flag blue awlgripped hull ‘08, 2004 Yanmar diesel, sleeps 4, new radar-gps, 1998 roller furler genoa. Caring ownership $54,000. Gray & Gray, Inc 207-363-7997 www.grayandgrayyachts.com

30’ O’Day Diesel Centerboard Sloop. 1981 Universal 16hp diesel, sleeps 6, GPS, autopilot, 3’6” draft w/board up, professionally maintained. Many updates. $17,600. Call Suzanne at 207-518-9397. www.newwaveyachts.com suzanne@newwaveyachts.com

30’ Pearson 30, 1978 Atomic 4, good condition, decent sails, many new lines, new upholstery & vberth mattress. Asking $9,500. Call Tim 978-660-4695. timothy.cosgrave@gmail.com

30’ Catalina 30, 1982 Sacrifice priced for health reasons. Boat, sails and equipment in excellent shape. Fully battened main with lazy jacks. 3 gennys. Propane stove/oven, grille, shower. Full electronics. Wheel steering. Asking $18,000. 603-431-5843 rogerclum@comcast.net

31’ Contest Sloop, 1973 27hp Westerbeke professionally rebuilt 2009, hull professionally Awlgripped, mast and boom professionally redone, sails good condition, jib furling, interior in good condition. $17,500. Located Mass. Call 617-387-9007. chasmac1@verizon.net

30’ Pearson 303, 1986 Yanmar, 10’11 beam, 4’4 draft, clean and turn key. Asking $33,000. Call John Morin at Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637.

34’ Irwin Citation Sloop, 198010,000. Contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

34’ C&C Engine Model MD-11C Volvo Penta Diesel. Galley: three burner gimbaled stove/oven, sink with pressure water, ice box, shelving, storage. Sails: Harken roller furling, Barient #25 primary and #22 secondary, Dacron and mylar main, two spinnakers and aluminum pole. lordshipsailing.com moorepm@aol.com 34’ Pearson 34, 1984 Sea Glass is a very attractive equipped Pearson 34 with her dark blue Awl-Grip hull. Her equipment includes a spinniker and recent main and 150% genoa, as well as a new dodger. $39,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com 35’ Hinckley Pilot Sloop, 1970 Black hull, outstanding condition.

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35’ Tartan 3500, 1992 Well maintained and loved. Newly upholstered interior, new bimini, 2 blade max prop, radar, North main, UK-Halsey tape drive 135 jib, asymetrical spinnaker with sock. Yanmar 3GM motor has very low engine hours. Asking $110,000. Call 203 – 484-4084 days or email garysailing@yahoo.com 36’ C&C, 1979 Yanmar (‘95) low hours, many updates & new equipment, All new sails and interior cushions, 10’ Zodiac w/’01 Mercury 5hp. $32,000. Call Suzanne at 207-518-9397. www.newwaveyachts.com suzanne@newwaveyachts.com 36’ Pearson, 1975 Rebuilt ‘01 Universal Atomic 4, decks & topsides recently Awlgripped, full sail inventory, GPS. $29,900. Call Suzanne 201-5189397. www.newwaveyachts.com suzanne@newwaveyachts.com

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36’ Sabre 362, 1996 The Sabre 362 is a sought after racer/cruiser in today’s market. Windfield has been yard maintained and professionally cared for and it shows. With her reliable Yanmar deisel and Sabre quality build you need look no further for a preowned cruiser/racer to suite your needs. $165,000. New Castle, NH. Call Kyle at 207-439-9582. kmckenna@kpyy.net

40’ Luders L-27 Sloop, 1955 Refit 2007. Westerbeke diesel. Superb condition. Hot molded plywood construction. 2008 black awlgripped hull, new sails, sleeps 6. Elegant, fast racer-cruiser. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 42’ Catalina 42 MKII, 2002 3 staterooms, wing keel, doyle stack, 140 genoa, CDI furling spinnaker, etc. Bailey Is. Maine. $169,000. Frank Jones, 603-7263112. games@roadrunner.com

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42’ S&S Cutter, 1964 S&S center-cockpit offshore cutter. Refit 2001. Fiberglass hull and decks to the famous Finisterre design. 2001 Yanmar. 3 cabins. $89,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

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36’ Pearson Pilothouse 36.5, 1980 Cruise or live-aboard this boat has full capabilities. Freezer, frig, A/C, heaters, full instruments, main w/dutchman, roller genoa, Dyer dinghy and much more. Full list by email or call 401-864-3222. Listed $59,800. RCR3PH@AOL.com 38’ C&C Landfall, 1981 Low engine hrs. on Yanmar, ready to cruise. Autopilot, radar, GPS. Clean and well maintained. Includes 8’ Dyer Dhow dingy with ‘08 Mercury 3.5hp. $44,900. Call 207-518-9397. www.newwaveyachts.com suzanne@newwaveyachts.com

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On Calkins trailer w/spare. $4,750. Call York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com

49’ Hinckley 49, 1978 Center cockpit. Perfect for around the world cruising, chartering, or live aboard. Excellent condition. Located in Boston. $229,000. Call 781-760-0285. pbkress@gmail.com

POWER Cash for your Boston Whaler. Cash paid for your Boston Whaler. Any condition considered. Please call David at, York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602 x13 or email sales@yorkharbormarine.com 13’ Dauntless, 1998 Always garaged, professionally maintained. Repowered in 2003 – only 3 hours on the new motor. Includes Bimini top w/boot, two padded folding helm seats, removable bow-pedestal seat and poling platform. On heavy-duty trailer w/spare. $8,900. York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com Classic 13-Sport with 1987 Merc 35hp. Blue Bimini and mooring cover. On Calkins trailer w/spare. $4,950. York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com 13’ Boston Whaler Sport, 1987 Classic 13-Sport with 1987 Merc 35hp. Blue bimini and mooring cover.

15’ Sunbird with 40hp Johnson. $3,000. Contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

has been used for two seasons and well maintained. $35,000. 207-2447854 or billw@jwboatco.com 21’ Duffy Electric Launch, 2001 Fully electric, full weather enclosure. Quiet, stable, the perfect platform for picnics or cocktails on the bay. $22,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com

17’ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207223-8885. 20’ Angler 204FX, 2007 Center console, deep-V, w/ Mercury Optimax 150 XL. T-top, GPS, Lowrance mapping, stainless steering wheel, leaning post w/backrest. Dual-axle Karavan trailer. Ready to go fishing. $23,900. York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com

20’ Eastern, 2007 Like new Eastern w/ ‘07 90hp Honda and trailer, VHF, GPS, fish finder, more. $23,000. Call Tom at 207439-3967. 21’ Seaway, 2008 Seaway 21 “For Play”, one of Seaway Boats most popular designs. Low hours and use on this engine and boat. Brand new in 2008 she

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24’ Eastern, 2003 Eastern Center Console w/130hp 4stroke Honda outboard. Comes with trailer. $31,500. Call Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773 www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

24’ Rosborough RF-246 Sedan Cruiser, 2002 Yamaha 115hp 4stroke with 545 hours. Raymarine ST6002 Auto Helm. Garmin 162 GPS, 2 burner propane cookstove, icebox. New series 27 batteries (2). $58,500. peter@maine.rr.com 25’ Boston Whaler 235 Conquest, 2005. Clean. Merc 250hp Verado with 211 hours. Hardtop, full wx-curtains; downrig-

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gers; fishbox w/pumpout; freshwater washdown; head with o/b discharge; shore power package; full electronics – all the bells and whistles. Slip available. $55,900. York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com 25’ Sea Fox 257 CC, 2004 W/twin Mercury 150hp. Saltwater Series. Demo boat. Full warranty. This boat is loaded. $39,900. Carousel Marina, 207-633-2922.

25’ Surfhunter, 1984 Volvo 260hp gas engine w/duo prop, 9 gph. Many upgrades by current owner 2004-2009. GPS, pressure water, vberth, head w/holding, trailer. Bob 401-474-1275. bobmarston@gmail.com

25’ Pursuit Offshore, 2006 250 Yamaha 4-stroke, 50 hours, under warranty. Raymarine electronics with 4kW radar. $72,000. Trailer

available – possible trade down. Please call 207-846-7831. 26’ Somes Sound 26 “Bai Ji Er”, with enclosed pilot house. Great day boat and small cruiser. Gas inboard. $165,000. Call207-255-7854, or email bill@jwboatco.com 26’ Somes Sound 26 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $100,000. Call 207-2557854 or email bill@jwboatco.com 26’ Eldredge McInnis, 1989 A beautiful example of the well known Eldredge McInnis Bass boat, built by the Landing Boat School. Wood hull, single diesel. Located in Southport, Maine. $49,500. 207371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com 27’ Maxum Suncruiser, 1998 This boat is in practically new condition. A well layed out small cruiser with only 200 hours. $25,000. 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com 28’ Albin HT (2), 2002 Yanmar diesel, very clean from $99,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-3637997.

This 2006 fully equipped Eastern 27 has, frankly, been on the market for 2 years... and is just reduced to a very favorable price of $50k.The reason for selling is simply to get a bigger boat...possibly a 30-32 powerboat on which to cruise. If there is someone out there who wants to downsize, and has a fiberglass hull Down East style cruiser, or Trawler (GB 32 would be ideal), and would be interested in "stepping down" in size, but stepping up" to a very nice, low hour day cruiser, that needs nothing, let's talk. I would have some cash to invest, but not much more than $50k. I am NOT looking for a fixer-upper, but a nice, well maintained slightly bigger boat. Must survey well. These demanding times require some creativity....call, or email for specs, and with your ideas... Dick, 207-266-2018 rdstanley@myfairpoint.net

28’ Rampage, 1988 Sportsman Custom Top of the line high quality offshore sport fishing boat. Beam 11’ Draft 2’6 Gross weight 10,150 lbs. Excellent condition. Needs no work. Twin inboard GM 350’s. Original engines w/ low hours. Cruise 25K. Top 30K. Handles rough seas like a breeze. Cabin w/ full size bed, kitchenette and enclosed head w/ shower. Great boat for 25 miles out to Jeffreys. Selling to get bigger boat. Appraised at 59K. Will sell for 39K. Located in Kennebunkport. 207-522-5113. edpitts@q.com 30’ Pro-Line Walkaround, 1997 Fishing/family layout, fish box, bait well, transom door. Cabin w/ galley and head, sleeps 4. $39,500. 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com 32’ Down East New 32’ Carroll Lowell Down East design, cedar on white oak, silicon bronze fastenings, hull, trunk, deck, done, fuel tanks, shaft, rudder installed, will finish to your custom design, work or pleasure. 508-2243709. www.by-the-sea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ jmkarbott@aol.com 32’ Sam Devlin Topknot Fast Cruiser. The Topknot 32 was designed and built by Sam

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Devlon of Olympia, WA for a customer in New England that wanted a comfortable boat for day trips or an occasional overnight stay. She features an extra large cockpit with hardtop for protection from the elements and an aft daybed for lounging while underway or at anchor. $198,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com 32’ Island Gypsy Trawler, 1994 Single 250hp Cummins, 1800 hours, thruster, generator, queen berth forward, 2 side doors, galley up, good electronics. $109,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 32’ Holland Downeast, 1989 There is nothing out there like SALLY G. She has undergone extensive restoration over the past 4 years. Since the work was completed, state of the art Simrad Electronics, 23’ Pulpit, and Custom Tuna Tower have all been added. The tower and pulpit were both done by Redman Marine. Sally G will do 30 knots and get you on the fish in a hurry with her 6 cylinder 315hp (1998) Cummins diesel(520hrs). This boat is for the serious fisherman who appreciates the quality Holland design and numerous upgrades. (This boat is a proven Fish-Raiser.) $159,000. Call Kyle at 207-439-9582 or email. www.kpyy.net kmckenna@kpyy.net 35’ Duffy FB Cruiser, 2000 Single Cat 435hp diesel, 587 hours. Sidepower thruster, dual helms, large cockpit and salon, galley down. Sleeps 4. Cruise 17 knots. Handsome green hull. $164,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

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36’ Grand Banks, 1979 Twin Lehman 120’s. Excellent condition. Fully equipped for cruising. $99,000 or best offer. Call 781-4612692 or email. RGN98@aol.com

38’ Holland/Pettegrow Downeast Sportfishing, 1987 3208 435hp Cat, 3400 hrs. Teak interior, galley down, enclosed head and shower, sleeps 4. Fighting chair, tower and pulpit. Furuno Navnet. $160,000. 207-450-6119. valborgcharter@gmail.com 40’ Hatteras Double Cabin, 1987 Voyager is a very clean and well mainatined Hatteras 40 Motoryacht. Re-powered in 1999 with twin Yanmar 315hp diesels and a diesel genset. Solar panels, recent electronics, fuel system upgrades and numerous other upgrades make Voyager a desirable vessel in a classic Hatteras. $198,500. 207-3712899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com

38’ H&H Osmond Beal, 2002 EcoFriendly custom Downeast liveaboard cruiser. Solar panels. Composting head. Fully insulated. Hurricane diesel heater. Yanmar 370, low hours. Spacious salon. Galley up. Island Queen. $225,000. 603770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com dotgaleforsale@comcast.net 38’ Stanley, 1984 Stanley 38 “Fishwife”. First Stanley 38 built in 1984 and owned by the same family since her launch. She is in excellent condition. $285,000. 207-244-7854 or billw@jwboatco.com

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Cruiser. Beautifully restored cruiser, a sea-going summer home. Repowered with 2 twin GM V6 220hp delivering 4.5gph @9knots. Complete new plumbing, electrical including Lewmar anchoring system, Garmin chartplotter/GPS and Ritchie binnacle. $52,500. More information and pictures available. Contact: herliebarnes@yahoo.com

10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,100 and $1,400. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-594-5492.

43’ Marine Trader, 1984 Priced to sell at $69,999. FMI contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

18’ Echo Rowing The most advanced recreational rowing shell on the market today. This is a demo boat – one available. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com

47’ Maine Cat, 2009 Maine Cat P-47, hull#2, launched June ‘09. Twin 180 Yanmar, liveaboard equipped, low fuel burn, 3’ draft, located in Bahamas. $110k below list. 1-888-832-2287. www.mecat.com info@mecat.com 47’ Novi Dragger, 1985 Fiberglass Atkinson Novi Dragger.43.8’ + 4’ extension. 15.5’ beam, 6’ draft. Good Condition. $135,000. Jonesport Shipyard, 207497-2701. jshipyard@mgemaine.com

46’ Grand Banks for Charter Available for Charter: 46’ Grand Banks Classic 1996, Stabilized. 3 cabin layout, galley up, sleeps 6 in 3 cabins. Twin Cat 210hp., cruises about 8.5 kts. @ 5 gph. Vessel is stabilized with Naiad stabilizers. Full

42’ Matthews Classic, 1956 Double Cabin Flying Bridge (DCFB)

CHARTER Charter Phoenix 40’ C&C Maine 2010 Contact Jan at Bayview Rigging & Sails Inc.

NorthPoint Yacht Charter Co. Want to off-set yard bills? Call about chartering your boat ■

Power & Sail

Boats for charter

Larrain Slaymaker PO Box 252 Rockport, Maine 04856 (207) 557-1872 info@northpointyachtcharters.com

207-846-8877

Buy or Charter • Power or Sail

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ONBOARD, NO DETAIL HAS BEEN LEFT UNEXPLORED.

888-832-2287 P-47 Power Catamaran now available for Charter

UNDER SAIL, NO PART OF THE COASTLINE WILL BE, EITHER.

HINCKLEY YACHT CHARTERS Southwest Harbor, Maine 1-800-HYC-SAIL • (207) 244-5008 charters@hinckleyyachts.com

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Charter Maine! Bareboat • Crewed • Power • Sail Trawlers • DownEast Cruisers

Yacht North Charters 182 Christopher Rd, Suite 1, North Yarmouth, ME 04097-6733 207-221-5285 • info@yachtnorth.com • www.yachtnorth.com

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electronics, 3/4 canvas enclosure on bridge, Avon hardbottom w/new 15hp. Yamaha. LPG stove/range, A/C, heat, inverter. Looking for 2 week minimum. Located on Buzzards Bay, Mass. Contact Dave, 508-728-5288. david.kaiser2@verizon.net Commission a Tender Get a great boat while helping a great cause. Custom-built for you by the Compass Project. Come on in and meet your build team. 12’ Bevins Skiff $850 12’ Echo Bay Dory $1950 16’ Gloucester Light Dory $1,600 Call 207-774-0682 www.compassproject.org compassinfo@maine.rr.com Repower & Refit Considering repower or refit upgrades to your boat? Our two locations offer you in -house, factory trained technicians ready to address your upgrades to the highest standards. Stop by or give us a call, we’d be happy to talk about your options. Kittery Point Yacht Yard 207439-9582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967. www.kpyy.net

Tolman Skiff Hulls, etc. Tolman Skiff hulls and kits, CNC machining, carved signs, transom boards, bait tables etc. The Salt Water Workshop. 207-837-0236. www.saltwaterworkshop.com info@saltwaterworkshop.com Boat Rental Triumph Boats 17’ & 19’ Center Console available for half day, full day and extended rental. Guilford Boat Yards, View Details www.guilfordboat.com, Guilford, Connecticut 203-453-5031 Offshore Passage Opportunities # 1 Crew Networking Service since 1993. Sail for free on OPB’s. Call 1800-4-PASSAGe for free brochure/membership application. Need Crew? Call. www.sailopo.com Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com tphsails@comcast.net

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Will Trade Land for Boat I have many prime lots available, 2 – 50+ acres in Me., N.H., Vt., all buildable. Want to trade for new 22’ – 34’ boat with 4-stroke outboard or diesel engine. Brokers welcome. Call 1-781-259-9124. Moorings & Slips Small marina on beautiful Great Bay. 16’ to 30’ boats. Bay View Marina, 19 Boston Harbor Road, Dover Point, NH. 603-749-1800.

Repower Special New Westerbeke 30B 3 Diesel in crate. 27hp, 3 cyl., 2.47:1 gear, flexible mts., 272 lb. List $9979, asking $8,000. Perfect Atomic 4 replacement. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701. jshipyard@mgemaine.com

Perfect Thank You Gift A perfect Thank You gift-A set of lovely fitted sheets for their boat. Check www.fleetsheeet.com for ideas or to arrange for a Gift Card.

Ocean Master, Motor 40 years in big boats and small ships, BOATWISE instructor. Deliveries, training, management. 401-885-3189. capt_bill@cox.net

Westerbeke 6 Cyl. Diesel Model 6-346, 120hp, 1050 hrs. with recently rebuilt 2:1 Paragon gear, engine harness, mounts and panel. Clean and well maintained. $3800. Call Fred 781-771-1053. fjdions@msn.com

Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hampshire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-4365299 or email@greatbaymarine.com

Tilting Frame Ship’s Saw 36 Crescent Dayton motor, very nice shape. Cost $6,000 rebuilt. Selling Price: $3,000. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com New Canvas Option Introducing Starbound Canvas, fullservice, custom marine canvas to cover and protect your investment! Located in Brooklin, Maine next to Center Harbor Sails. Contact Aimee Claybaugh at 207-359-2669 aimee@starboundcanvas.com Offshore Swan Sailing Program May – St. Maarten to Newport. June – Bermuda Cruising Rally with Tania Aebi. Sail NY to Bermuda or back. From only $1400. Call 1-8004-PASSAGe. www.sailopo.com Boat Transport Best rates, fully insured. Nationwide

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trucking and/or ocean freight. Reliable service. Contact Rob Lee, Maritime. 800-533-6312 or 508758-9409. www.marinasandtransport.com

COMPLETE MOORING SYSTEM

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Rental Moorings Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay. Seasonal moorings in protected Rockland harbor with an expansive float and pier facility for dinghy tieups and provisioning. On-site parking. 207-594-1800. www.atlanticchallenge.com info@atlanticchallenge.com Maine Chartering Consider chartering your boat(s) to help with those yard bills. Give us a call to talk about options. NPYC 207-557-1872 www.northpointyachtcharters.com info@northpointyachtcharters.com Marina For Sale For Sale: Wotton’s Wharf Marina in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. For more information call Bruce Tindal at 207633-6711. www.wottonswharf.com Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2010’ summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait – call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email kmckenna@kpyy.net Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of offseason storage space available. Store with KPYY and our full service yard and factory trained technicians are available if you need us. Call to

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CONNECTICUT WEST Brewer Yacht Haven Marina Stamford 203-359-4500 Brewer Stratford Marina Stratford 203-377-4477 CENTRAL Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina Branford 203-488-8329 Brewer Pilots Point Marina Westbrook 860-399-7906 Brewer Dauntless Shipyard Essex 860-767-2483 Brewer Ferry Point Marina Old Saybrook 860-388-3260 Brewer Deep River Marina Deep River 860-526-5560 Yankee Boat Yard & Marina, Inc. Portland 860-342-4735 EAST Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic Mystic 860-536-2293 RHODE ISLAND WEST NARRAGANSETT Brewer Wickford Cove Marina Wickford 401-884-7014 Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett Warwick 401-884-0544 Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina Warwick 401-884-1810 NEWPORT-NARRAGANSETT BAY Brewer Cove Haven Marina Barrington 401-246-1600 Brewer Sakonett Portsmouth 401-683-3551 MASSACHUSETTS BUZZARDS BAY Niemiec Marine New Bedford 508-997-7390 Kingman Yacht Center Bourne 508-563-7136 Brewer Fiddler's Cove Marina North Falmouth 508-564-6327 BOSTON/NORTH SHORE Boston Waterboat Marina Boston 617-523-1027 Pickering Wharf Marina Salem 978-744-2727

WEBSITE

SLIPS

MAX LOA

MAX MOORINGS LOA

www.byy.com/Stamford www.byy.com/Stratford

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www.bostonwaterboatmarina.com Yes 146’ www.pickeringwharf.com Yes 65’

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60’ 100’ 30’ 42’ 50’ __

www.niemiecmarine.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE Great Bay Marine

Newington / Portsmouth

603.436.5299

Yes 50’

MAINE York Harbor Marine Service York Harbor 207-363-3602 www.yorkharbormarine.com Yes 45' Yes 50' Spring Point Marina South Portland 207-767-3213 www.portharbormarine.com South Port Marine South Portland 207-799-8191 www.southportmarine.com Yes 150' Portland Yacht Services Portland 207-774-1067 www.portlandyacht.com Yes 65’ Yes 35'/46' Maine Yacht Center Portland 207-842-9000 www.maineyacht.com Yes 35' Yankee Marina & Boatyard Yarmouth 207-846-4326 www.yankeemarina.com BOOTHBAY REGION New Meadows Marina Brunswick 207-443-6277 www.newmeadowsmarina.com Yes 25’ Robinhood Marine Center Georgetown 207-371-2525 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com Yes 65' Boothbay Region Boatyard Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2970 www.brby.com Yes 25'/40' Yes 16'-40' Carousel Marina Boothbay Harbor 207-633-2922 www.carouselmarina.com Yes 50’ Ocean Point Marina East Boothbay 207-633-0773 www.oceanpointmarina.com MIDCOAST Port Clyde General Store Port Clyde 207/372/6543 www.LindaBeansPerfectMaine.com __ __ __ __ Ocean Pursuits Rockland 207-596-7357 www.oceanpursuits.com Bucksport Marina Bucksport 207-469-5902 www.portharbormarine.com Yes 40' MDI __ __ Hinckley Yacht Service-ME Southwest Harbor 207-244-5572 www.hinckleyyachts.com __ __ John Williams Boat Company Mount Desert 207-244-5600 www.jwboatco.com Full Marina Listings in June-Sept. issues and online www.pointseast.com

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join our family of customers: 207439-9582 or email kmckenna@kpyy.net Charter Your Boat Want to Bareboat Charter your seaworthy sailboat on Cape Cod/Buzzards Bay or Vineyard/Nantucket Sound. 27’ – 35’ with motor. 1 – 3 weeks. Experienced skipper/charterer. Local knowledge, references. 413-5284205. ron@DrCarfinder.com

40’ Boat Slip For Sale Slip #50. $38,000. Chandlers Wharf Condo in the Old Port on Portland’s waterfront. Max boat length 36’ LOA. $150/mo. condo fee. $546/yr. taxes. peter@maine.rr.com Slips, Moorings, Dinghy Dock In Rockland, Maine Rockland Landings Marina is now accepting seasonal (up to 40') and transient (up to 160') reservations.

Rates from $900 to $3,600 30/50/100 amp. includes water, electricity and ample, safe parking. Closest proximity to town with showers, laundry and restaurant on site and 100 yds to Hamilton Marine and all services. Blues Fest, Lobster Fest and Maine Boats, Harbors and Home Show reservations filling fast. CFMI Kevin@ 207-594-4899 or 207596-9171(c). stenmgt@midcoast.com

Advertiser index Alexseal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 All Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Apprenticeshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Atlantic Outboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Barden’s Boat Yard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Bay of Maine Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Bayview Rigging & Sails . . . . . . . .46,59 Boat U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Boatwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Bohndell Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Boothbay Region Boatyard . . . . . .30,96 Boston Waterboat Marina . . . . . . . . . . .7 Bowden Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . .47 Brewer Plymouth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Brewer Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Bristol Bronze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Brooklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Bucking the Tide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Burr Brothers Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,96 Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveys . .92 Carousel Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Casey Yacht Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . .87 Cay Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Charter Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Chase Leavitt & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Conanicut Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,96 Concordia Company . . . . . . . . . . . .3,96 Crocker’s Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 Curtis Yacht Brokerage, LLC . . . . . . . .88 Custom Communications . . . . . . . . . .63 Custom Float Service . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Dark Harbor Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Dick Stanley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Dine Ashore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Dockwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Dor-Mor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Doyle Center Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Duchak Maritime Service . . . . . . . . . .92 Dumas Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Easy Bailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Ecovita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Enos Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Eric Dow Boat Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Finestkind Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . .45,82 Flanders Bay Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Fleet Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Fogg’s Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Fortune, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . .3,96 Gamage Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Gemini Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . .24

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Gowen Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,22,34 Gray & Gray Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Great Bay Marine . . . . . . . . . . . .3,14,96 Great Cove Boat Club . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Great Water, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Gritty McDuff's . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Hallett Canvas & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Hamilton Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Handy Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . .69,96 Hansen Marine Engineering . .81, 90, 96 Hinckley Yacht Charters . . . . . . . . .67,91 Howard Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 J-Way Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96 J.R. Overseas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 John Williams Boat Company . . . .47,83 Jonesport Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Journey’s End Marina . . . . . . . . . . .3,33 Hansen Marine Engineering . . .81,90,96 Kent Thurston Marine Surveyor . . . . .92 Kingman Yacht Center . . . . . . . . .3,29,96 Kittery Point Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . .3,38 Kramp Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Lake & Sea Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Lippincott Marine Electrical . . . . . . . . .29 Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Inc. . . . . .25 MacDougalls Cape Cod Marine . . . .3,29 Maine Sailing Partners . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Maine Veterinary Referral Center . . . .18 Maine Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Manchester Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Marblehead Trading Company . . . . . .96 Marc Horey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Marine Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Merri-Mar Yacht Basin . . . . . . . . . . .3,96 Mike Martel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Miliner Marine Services . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Mobile Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Moose Island Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Mystic Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Navigator Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Navtronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 New Meadows Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 New Wave Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 Niemiec Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,96 Norm Leblanc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 North Point Yacht Charter Co. . . . . . . .91 North Sails Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Northeast Rigging Systems . . . . . . . .29 Ocean Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Ocean Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Padebco Custom Yachts . . . . . . . . . . .21

Pickering Wharf Marina . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Pierce Yacht Company . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Points East Tides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Pope Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Port Clyde General Store . . . . . . . . . .58 Portland Yacht Services . . . . . .17,68,96 Progressive Epoxy Polymers . . . . . . .87 Rick’s Custom Joinery . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Robinhood Marine Center . . .3,27,29,84 Rockcoast Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Rocktide Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Royal River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Russell’s Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 Samoset Boatworks, Inc . . . . . . . . . . .67 Scandia Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Seal Cove Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,66 SeaTech Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Seatronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 SK Marine Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 South Port Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 South Port Marine Yacht Connection .56 Spruce Head Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Standout Yacht Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Stur-Dee Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . .65 Suddenly Single Workshop . . . . . . . . .69 URLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60,61 Waterline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 Webhannett River Boat Yard . . . . . . . .50 Wesmac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 West Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Whale’s Tale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Wilbur Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Winter Island Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . .55 Women Under Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Wooden Boat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Woodman Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Wotton’s Wharf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Yacht North Charters . . . . . . . . . . .70,91 Yankee Boat Yard and Marina . . . . . . .96 Yankee Marina & Boatyard . . . . .3,45,96 Yarmouth Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 York Harbor Marine Service . . . . . .51,83

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45andYcounting... EARS Choose Brewer for reliability BREWER REPUTATION New boaters choose Brewer Yacht Yards for the same reason long-term Brewer customers do – Brewer is rated number one in customer care and yacht service. Brewer locations are staffed by professionals who are skilled in the finer points of yacht maintenance, and by waterfront staff eager to welcome boaters to the Brewer family. Each Brewer yard manager has an average of 28 years in the marine business - with 20 of those exclusively at Brewer! An industry leader for over 45 years, Brewer Yacht Yards’ collective experience can’t be beat.

COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMERS At Brewer Yacht Yards, we love boats – but it’s boaters who motivate us to be our best – always. Our club-quality amenities, secure docks, modern equipment, and state-of-the art facilities are all created with the customer in mind. Our dedication to training and certification programs - to keeping our service teams up to date on the latest technologies - is inspired by our desire to better serve our customers. Let Brewer serve you and care for your boat! Call a Brewer yard today, or send an e-mail to info@byy.com. Become part of the Brewer family. Brewer Customer Club members receive great benefits from free dockage to chandlery discounts! Log onto byy.com for details! Photo: Brewer management at the September 2009 meeting.

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When you’re cruising coastal New EnglandRely on Westerbeke™ and their Dealers...

MAINE Boothbay Region Boatyard W. Southport, ME 207-633-2970 www.brby.com

Handy Boat Service Falmouth, ME 207-781-5110 www.handyboat.com

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Engines & Generators

Portland, ME 207-774-1067 www.portlandyacht.com

Marine Propulsion Engines

Yarmouth, ME 207-846-4326 www.yankeemarina.com

Yankee Marina & Boatyard

NEW HAMPSHIRE Great Bay Marine

RUGGED

Newington, NH 603-436-5299 www.greatbaymarine.com

MASSACHUSETTS Burr Brothers Boats Marion, MA 508-748-0541 www.burrbros.com

Concordia Company Century Series Engines

South Dartmouth, MA 508-999-1381 www.concordiaboats.com

Crocker’s Boat Yard Manchester, MA 978-526-1971 www.crockersboatyard.com

SMOOTH

Forepeak/Marblehead Trading Co. Marblehead, MA 781-639-0029 www.marbleheadtrading.com

Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard Salem, MA 978-744-0844 www.fjdion.com

Universal Diesel Engines

J-Way Enterprises Scituate, MA 781-544-0333 www.jwayent.net

QUIET

Kingman Yacht Center Cataumet, MA 508-563-7136 www.kingmanyachtcenter.com

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin Newburyport, MA 978-465-3022 www.merri-maryachtbasin.com Westerbeke Diesel & Gasoline Engines

Niemiec Marine New Bedford, MA 508-997-7390 www.niemiecmarine.com

RHODE ISLAND Conanicut Marine Services Jamestown, RI 401-423-7003 www.conanicutmarina.com

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Hansen Marine Engineering, Inc Marblehead, MA 781-631-3282 www.hansenmarine.com 96 Points East April 2010

CONNECTICUT Yankee Boat Yard & Marina Portland, CT 860-342-4735 www.yankeeboatyard.com editor@pointseast.com


Points East Magazine, April 2010