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Windjammer Weekend One couple, two (different) perspectives
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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 14 Number 5 August 2011 F E AT U R E S
Plan B to the Grey Lady
New marina tenant, Letters.
When plans to sail to Nantucket were stymied by a hull repair, friends signed us on to cruise to the historic island aboard their Alden 45 Selkie. By Ken Packie
Running the coast with Capt. Bill Or Capt. Mikeâ€™s excellent motorboat adventure, being a delivery of revelations and epiphanies from Newport to Ocean City with a twin-screw maestro. By Capt. Mike Martel
New stamps, News.
Windjammer weekend: His and Hers I tried to turn my wife on to cruising under sail by signing us on a 130-year-old schooner out of Camden. The experience did not have the desired effect. By Tim and Sylvia McCauley
Osprey at NYYC Regatta, Racing Pages. 60
Hard-learned Kennebec lessons As recently as this past summer, strong tidal currents in and out of the river were still trying to drag me onto the rocks in the middle of the night. By Gregory Walsh
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Theyâ€™re biting, Fish Report.
Dream, do, detach Cruising, like life, is not predictable. Nina M. Scott
Paying forward What goes around still comes around. Ken Packie
The passing of Amazing Grace Was she hit by another boat? D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Where can he get a cloud print? Sixth tactic for boating with a newbie; Capt. Mike once again in the fray. Mystery Harbor...........................14 Is Piscataqua the center of the universe? New Myster Harbor on page 72 News..........................................30 Some sweet maritime Forever stamps; Newport Boat Show is on our radar; Century-old boat is regatta flagship. The Racing Pages ........................60 Pilot and Centerboard race results; Locals excel at NYYC Regatta; Newport Sailing Week a success.
Media ........................................66 Three most varied summer reads. Yardwork ...................................68 O’Donovan Dole’s Hampton sloop; Roger Long’s marine-design firm sold; Naiad Inflatables’ prototype chase boat. Fetching along ............................73 I see things differently when I’m solo. Calendar.....................................88 Gams, regattas and cruises galore. Tides ..........................................90 Fishing reports............................93 North: Stripers, cod, pollock ... haddock? South: Elisa will be back next month.
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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 14, Number 5 Publisher Joseph Burke Editor Nim Marsh Marketing director Bernard Wideman Ad representatives Lynn Emerson Whitney Gerry Thompson, David Stewart Ad design Holly St. Onge Art Director Custom Communications/John Gold Contributors David Roper, David Buckman, Randy Randall, Roger Long, Mike Martel Delivery team Christopher Morse, Victoria Boucher, Michael Hopgood, Jeff Redston Points East, a magazine by and for boaters on the coast of New England, is owned by Points East Publishing, Inc, with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. The magazine is published nine times annually. It is available free for the taking. More than 25,000 copies of each issue are distributed through more than 700 outlets from Greenwich, Conn., to Eastport, Maine. The magazine is available at marinas, yacht clubs, chandleries, boatyards, bookstores and maritime museums. If you have difficulty locating a distribution site, call the office for the name of the distributor closest to you. The magazine is also available by subscription, $26 for nine issues by first-class mail. Single issues and back issues (when available) cost $5, which includes first-class postage. All materials in the magazine are copyrighted and use of these materials is prohibited except with written permission. The magazine welcomes advice, critiques, letters to the editor, ideas for stories, and photos of boating activities in New England coastal waters. A stamped, self-addressed envelope should accompany any materials that are expected to be returned.
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Were you born with a caul? o . . . how’s your summer It weakens the mast, annoys the working for you? In all likelicrew, and brings high winds. hood, it’s been working (Why would anyone stab and finestkind. The weather’s been fair, whistle simultaneously?) the winds steady and not too Did the image of an old man on strong; the bass and blues have crutches appear in a following moved in big-time, and Rhode Issea? land claimed a new state lineside You’ll be run down by a tramp record, a 77-pounder caught “somesteamer within 10 minutes. (Duh. where near Block Island.” For most, Hello, Earth to mariner . . . .) these last few weeks have been just Were you born with a caul? what the sawbones ordered after a Ah, the hook. Read on. . . . . long, cold winter. All of the above are esoteric But if you’ve already been visited mariners’ superstitions. Numbers by misfortune – had an engine quit one through five come complicoming up alongside a dock and ments of early 19th-century English voyager Frank C.G. Carr, who catching an anchor on a sailboat’s thought they were “worth observshroud; zigged when you should ing.” Number six came from the have zagged while running a keyold Poet Laureate himself, John hole through ledges, dinging the Masefield. Blame Number seven wheel and knocking barnacles off on some Medieval shellback, born the skeg; had persistent headwinds on summer’s first cruise; or been Courtesy Harper & Brothers with a caul, who fell overboard after a bacchanal at The Dark struck by a sudden, nasty squall Spirits and apparitions are out there, on the that threatened a knockdown – other side of the horizon, as witnessed by this Man and lived to tell the tale. We illustration in an early edition of Samuel Cooffer Number seven as somewhat then we offer this Q&A. Did you take a parson to sea with leridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” of a disclaimer to numbers one through six. you? You see, if you were born with a caul (a harmless If you did, did he leave his “cloth” ashore. Clerical garb is bad juju on a seagoing boat. (But you knew membrane that forms around one in every 80,000 fetuses, or one in 1,000, depending upon whom you ask), that.) Did someone aboard mention the words “rabbit” or all previous admonitions may be academic. In the Middle Ages, a caul on a newborn was a sign of good for“hare” while under way? No explanation for this, but it may have derived from tune, its bearer impervious to danger, destined for a when the rabbit was to mating humans what the ca- life of distinction. Medieval women hawked cauls to seaman because nary was to coal miners. Insofar as boating was once solely a male bastion, and babies can curtail time on the bearer of such a talisman would never drown. Durthe water, the word “rabbit” might well have been dis- ing World War I, cauls were advertised for sale in English newspapers (“Used Caul . . Stored Under Oilskins turbing. Does your boat have a list to starboard rather than . . . Low Mileage . . . Only 30,000 Sea Miles”). And in the novel “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” set in the early to port? Thames bargemen spent hours shifting cargo to 20th century, the caul with which Francie Nolan was make sure this was the case, believing that such a list delivered was stolen and sold to a Brooklyn Navy Yard meant a fast passage. (If we shift that 30-pack of Lucky gob for protection from drowning. But with the power of the caul fresh in mind, we still Lager to starboard, we’ll capsize.) Did a crewmember leave a bucket on deck, bottom- can’t dismiss superstitions as old fishwives’ tales. “Do I believe in them?” Frank Carr asked. “Frankly, I do up? If you did, you’ll be cursed with a headwind. (Sounds not know, but perhaps I do. After all, I believe in ‘wireless’ [like Twitter but more literate], which I cannot logical.) Did a crewmember stick a knife in the mast while understand, because it works. Such superstitions as I have found to work, I practice.” whistling?
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Letters absolutely no success in locating any information over the Internet about the artist and this painting, and have even checked the James Ford Bell Museum site. Can you provide some link to the artist and/or the painting? I have not tried at any library yet, but plan to do so. Per Randby York, Maine Editor’s Note: If you Google “Francis Lee Jaques,” you’ll find numerous references to the artist and some stunning images of his work. Jaques (1887-1969) was a brilliant wildlife artist who created several federal duck stamps. We have been unable to locate any prints of “The Cloud” for sale. The intangibles of cruising are many, and they include, for the early riser, mirrored harbor surfaces in the post-dawn light.
Picture-perfect: Islesford, Maine Attached is a picture taken by me in the early morning of June 5 at the dock on Little Cranberry near Mount Desert Island. Note the almost perfect reflection on the calm water. Hope you find it interesting. I was a member of the [Points East] flotilla during the early June 2003 cruise to Nova Scotia and Grand Manan. Haven’t been able to manage joining recently because of family visits at our summer home that always seem to conflict with mid-season flotillas. Peter Linder Surry, Maine
This “sundog” was photographed by Stone Horse sailor Tom Kenney from Padanarum Harbor.
Can’t you even spell ‘Andrea’? I enjoyed the June issue, but I was surprised to read of the Andria Doria. I remember the news very well; my husband was stationed in Norfolk, Va., at the time. But the correct spelling should be “Andrea,” not “Andria.” I read this article the same day I worked a crossword puzzle using the same reference (46 down). Betty Koch Boothbay Harbor, Maine Betty: Thanks for catching us with our double-bibs down. The fault lies entirely with the editorial staff (which the publisher is going to replace if the monkey business continues) and not with author Marilyn Hanft.
Where can I find that cloud print? I found the editorial (“Bring in the Clouds,” July 2011) about the limited-edition print of “The Cloud” by Francis Lee Jaques to be outstanding. I have had www.pointseast.com
A sundog in South Dartmouth I shot this photograph of a sundog from the New Bedford Yacht Club launch dock in beautiful downtown Padanarum, Mass. Sundogs are actually the bright spots clearly visible in the photo. Tom Kenney South Dartmouth, Mass.
Sixth tactic for boating newbie Barbara Burt penned an interesting and instructive piece (“Five Tactics for Boating with a Newbie”) in the July Issue of Points East, and as an old, experienced hand with the slosh bucket, I enjoyed the read with interest. Referring to the final tactic in the article that touched on “pale faces turning green,” I recalled many similar situations. Points East August 2011
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All five tactics were sound and proper – and very familiar. The only addition I would make to the Burt’s tactic list is one I’ve always used. Nobody – no guest, no crewman, no one at all – was allowed to utter the word “seasick” aboard my vessel while under sail or power, or even in the slip. The ashen face of a newbie and eyes wobbling around in their sockets never indicated to me the need for someone to ask, “Are you gonna be seasick?” You knew this just activated a reflex valve instantly emptying the contents of the newbie’s stomach. In the mind of every newbie, there is that hidden fear of embarrassment: “I hope I don’t get seasick,” “Oh, I feel funny,” or just a simple “Oh no!” All these are psychological triggers and are just as bad as the finger-down-the-throat treatment. The use of the word “seasick” should be banned from all vessels. ’Tis the seed of doubt we plant in the mind of the newbie, never thinking that the fruits of our labors would end up on the deck. Of course, where there’s a cure, there should be a trigger. When one is burdened with a guest who claims to have sailed around the world 32 times while blindfolded, or who swam the Atlantic with an anvil strapped to his back, you should be allowed to bring out the raw, littleneck and oyster sandwiches, smeared with soured cream and olive slices. That always gets’em. By the way, they aren’t bad at all. Vin Dugas Portsmouth, R.I.
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Thought you might appreciate a picture of our newest customer. She’s a mother of three or four. It’s hard to count. But she’s right across from Slip 87, where my boat is docked. Only she’s under the dock. Yeah, Really. We discovered her nest there accidentally while we were adjusting the position of a finger pier. Lean down over the edge of the main dock and look under and this is what you’ll see. Yesterday was a very busy day at the marina, and lots of people were walking on the docks just a few inches above her head. Now we’re counting the days and watching to see when the ducklings hatch. I expect we’ll be surprised and just find them swimming along in the river some morning when we show up for work. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine
Save Wood Island Light Station Please accept my plea to help spread the word concerning the plight of our beloved Wood Island Life Saving Station. The Town of Kittery, Maine, has positioned itself to begin preparations for the complete demolition of this 100-year-old Historic Landmark. I have been spearheading the citizens’ initiative to rescue our harbor icon. Visit our website (www.savewoodisland.com) for more information. To view all the archival articles, visit www.seacoastonline.com and type “Wood Island” into the search bar. Thank you for your attention regarding the urgency of this pertinent local issue. George Fox Kittery, Maine
A debate with the ‘time traveler’ By now you are probably inundated by howls of protest concerning intrepid “time-traveler” Capt. Mike
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The last launch of the Atlantis July 8, 2011. The last launch of the shuttle Atlantis. What a beautiful impressive sight that was. We were anchored about four miles from the launch pad. Two of my friend’s grandsons – Jonathan, 16, and Kyle, 9 – were making their first sailboat cruise. Three days and two nights just to watch the shuttle go up for the last time, maybe 30 or 45 seconds at the most before it disappeared in the clouds. The boys stopped counting boats anchored out there when they reached 100, and said there were still more. It was, in fact, a very impressive sight, and I feel fortunate to be able to get the pictures that I did. Jim Aitken s/v Linda Mae Searsport, Maine
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The night sky is awe-inspiring “Bring in the clouds” (Editor’s Page, July) was a nice article. Last year, while sailing down to and back from Bermuda, I did a lot of cloud watching. The vessel had wind-vane self-steering, so while on watch I was looking at the clouds in the daytime and looking at the stars at night. In the Northeast, the view of the sky is often circumscribed, but out to sea the view is entirely different. I am not one to see shapes of things in clouds; however, the shapes of the clouds, as clouds, and the colors and shades are inspiring enough for me. The night sky is often enough to knock my socks off (if I wore socks). The Milky Way from the summit of Mount Washington or from the Gulf of Maine can be awe-inspiring. Doug Meyer Guilford, Conn.
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You’re looking at Kittery Point
Your mystery harbor in the July issue of Points East is Portsmouth Harbor, N.H. You are looking at Whaleback light and the Kittery, Maine shore. I grew up on the Eliot side and have been on the Piscataqua River much of my boating life. On the left, out of the camera range, is Fort Constitution in New Castle, where the first, but not acknowledged, hostile act against England took place. The Piscataqua River is very swift, six to eight knots, which discourages many cruising boats. This is sad as there is so much to see, from Strawbery Banke to the Great Bay estuary. The river is very deep, allowing large ships to transit the river inland with a marked channel of 35 feet, though depths of 50 and 70 feet are common. Transient mooring can be obtained at the Portsmouth Yacht Club, just inside the harbor entrance, and other marinas all the way to the Great Bay Marina. Anchoring is not recommended due to the swift current and very poor holding ground. The New Hampshire side of the river is very commercial or industrial all the way to the entrance to the bays, while the Maine side is essentially residential. The area is historical, with some lovely architecture, wonderful restaurants, and activities. I highly recommend stopping there. Rob Hutton Seaford, Del.
Hey this was easy: It’s Portsmouth harbor, and that’s Whaleback Lighthouse in the distance. Of course, the sub helps identify it, too. That’s the old life boat station back on the left on Wood Island. There’s a group raising money to save and restore it. You are looking at Kittery Point. Pepperell Cove has a restaurant – Captain and Patty’s – and guest moorings from the town of Kittery. You can continue upriver under two bridges: Memorial Bridge and Sara Long Bridge, under the I-95 bridge and on to Great Bay Marine. You have to go under the General Sullivan Bridge to get there, though – very treacherous. You could also pull onto the New Hampshire side to the Portsmouth Dock (daily and overnight slips when available) before the Memorial Bridge. There’s lots to do in downtown Portsmouth, and Prescott Park has entertainment throughout the summer. Portsmouth Yacht Club may have guest moorings; I don’t know for sure. William H. Bowman Eliot, Maine
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USS Virginia exit. We were docked for the winter at Badger Island Marina East with our stern facing the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Whistles started blowing early that morning. By 7 a.m. the sub had been maneuvered away from its berth and was making its way down the river. We made our way to the car and followed the same route that the sub was taking, stopping at different vantage points, and finally at New Castle Common to take pictures, where we found Navy families doing the same thing. It was the beginning of a long separation from loved ones for the families we talked to. Paula Harrington Wolfboro, N.H.
Sub is heading for Naval Shipyard I always feel a little guilty when Iâ€™m identifying my home harbor. The photo shows a sub entering Portsmouth Harbor. The lighthouse in the background is Whaleback light. It is undoubtedly on its way into the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. As a Portsmouth Yacht Club member, I have been privileged to witness these events on multiple occasions. It is always impressive. Russ Roth S/V Skiya Portsmouth N.H. & Rockland, Maine
Saw this from bedroom window This is the mouth of Portsmouth, N.H., Harbor off New Castle, N.H. Whaleback lighthouse stands in the center with Kittery Point in the background. There is also an abandoned Coast Guard Station on the left. I grew up in New Castle and could see Whaleback lighthouse from my bedroom window. Sue-Ellen Greenan Rome, Maine
His pal hit a sub in the river mouth This is Portsmouth, of course. My old friend, Gordon Swift, who built wooden boats in Kensington, N.H., told me a story about coming into the Piscataqua late one pitch black night 40 or 50 years ago. He knew that he was halfway in from Gosport in the Isles of Shoals and had a good three or four miles of clear water ahead when his sailboat went hard aground and started to pitch up on to an obstruction that shouldnâ€™t have been there. His bewilderment ended when a searchlight came on, and someone on the submarine heâ€™d just hit started telling him off. He responded with a few, probably colorful words about the running lights they werenâ€™t using. I wonâ€™t forget Swiftyâ€™s advice about watching out for submarines on dark nights. David P. Lennox Exeter, N.H.
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The Mystery Harbor photo shows a nuclear submarine passing Whaleback Lighthouse about to enter Portsmouth Harbor. Wood Island Life Saving Station is at the far left of the photo. My grandfather, Arnold B. White, was keeper at Whaleback from 1921 through 1941. The submarine is inbound to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for refueling. Charles Petlick Greenland, N.H.
The July Mystery Harbor is right in Points East’s own backyard. Having little to identify the harbor in terms of ‘landmarks’, other than the partially obscured lighthouse, the submarine may be the most important clue. Navigation entering the harbor is straightforward, beginning with the whistle buoy R “2KR” (Kitts Rock) to starboard. Range markers ashore on Kittery Point, just to the west of Pepperrell Cove will aid in aligning you with the entrance, which is also the New Hampshire and Maine state line. The grey-stone Wood Island light will be to starboard followed by the Portsmouth Harbor (New Castle) light at Fort Constitution, to port. Although the harbor entrance is well marked, entering the harbor should be done with caution as it is the mouth of the Piscataqua River, known to be among the fastest moving currents in North America. A shipping route for tankers and other large craft, it is also the entrance to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, a maintenance station for U.S. Navy attack submarines. Security is high here so keep a respectable distance from Seavey Island and other restricted areas of the naval base. Visitors will find accommodations limited in the area at the height of the season but may find transient
Kept schooner on mooring nearby I believe this is the approach to the Piscataqua River. I used to keep my little schooner Simplicity on a mooring (Dions) in the Back Channel between Kittery and the Portsmouth Navy Yard. Sometimes I’d anchor, or pick up a mooring in Pepperell Cove, below Fort McClary. As I was very underpowered – four horsepower in a 35-foot schooner – I could only enter and leave at slack tides, necessitating a stop in Pepperell Cove from time to time because the current in the river has been known to run as fast as seven knots. Douglas W. Eaton Rockland, Maine
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docks or moorings available at Little Harbor, Pepperrell Cove – on the Kittery Maine side – or Prescott Park, including Strawbery Banke, the place to go for shopping, dining, and historic tours. Beyond Prescott Park, upstream from Portsmouth Harbor, are two lift bridges, the Memorial Bridge and the Sarah Long Bridge, opening on the half-hour and hour. They can be hailed on Channel 13. Again, use caution while navigat-
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in the river. The easterly branch of the fork goes north to Dover, where there is good gunkholing and anchoring as well as Georges Marina, which has a pump-out service. Turning west at the fork in the river, where Little Bay begins, will bring you to Great Bay Marine, offering full services, including transient moorings, slips, haul-out, fuel (gas & diesel) showers, pump-out and repairs. Access is restricted, however by the span of the 52-foothigh (at mean low water) General Sullivan Bridge. A short distance past the marina the bay takes a southerly turn to reveal a mooring field to the west that is also an excellent anchorage with a mud bottom. Continuing south will bring you to the more expansive Great Bay with a shallow, sandy bottom that only permits vessels of very low draft to enter. The advantage of this is an outgoing tide that, following a hot summer afternoon, can produce water temperatures for swimming that exceed 70 degrees. If you decide to remain below the bridges, in Portsmouth, groceries, ice and other amenities are available by stopping at the dock in Pepperrell Cove. For a longer stay and greater variety there are slips at Prescott Park with occasional openings for overnight. A mobile pumpout is also available by calling 603-670-5130 or hailing them on Channel 9. Between Great Bay and Portsmouth Harbor there is plenty to see and do, whether gunkholing, exploring by dinghy or sampling a seafood chowder between strolling through the various shops in Strawbery Banke. Stephen Dupuis Pembroke, N.H. Editor’s note: So many readers correctly identified the July Mystery Harbor that we are unable to publish all of them. But fear not; we’ll try to run the most informative ones remaining in a later issue.
Perspectives Dream, do, detach ears ago, I was asked by Points East to lead their Massachusetts-toMaine Flotilla. This particular flotilla was a first for Points East and a first for me as a flotilla leader. Though I tried hard, I don’t think I was cut out for it. As a cruiser, I’m a pragmatist. When I sail to Maine, I have learned to leave my expectations ashore. That philosophy should have been part of my talk during the pre-departure meeting I led for the dozen or so captains and their crews. Instead, I set everyone up for expectations: This harbor is lovely, with enchanting moon rises over the breakwater; there’s a charming lobster shack on the wharf in this cove; it’s called “Downeast” because of the lovely downwind sail that gets you there. There were a num-
ber of folks in the group who had never sailed to Maine. They’d read the glossy Hinckley charter brochures, Maine coast magazines, and cruising guides. They, too, had their dreams and expectations. William James, the 19th-century philosopher-psychologist, promoted his passionate beliefs in a school of thought called Pragmatism. The world already exists when we are born, he argued, so accept it and work to create your own inner reality to find happiness. Dr. James believed that personal happiness hinges on a practicality: if your reality lives up to your expectations, you’re happy. If it doesn’t, you’re depressed. “Dreams and expectations are two very different things,” writes Sarah Breathnach in her book “Simple
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And finally, in the midst of a thunderstorm in Penobscot Bay, I turned around to stay alongside a couple I knew would be nervous alone in the storm until we made harbor. We all felt good about it. Abundance.” “The passionate pursuit of dreams sets your soul soaring; expectations that measure the dream’s success tie stones around your soul.” We should relinquish our expectations to live a joyous and adventurous life, she says. So back to the Flotilla. We left. We had some blinding rain. We had thick black dungeon fog. We had some headwinds. We had a few breakdowns. This is all the stuff I should have talked about in my pre-departure meeting to tone down all the positive expectations. But then again, maybe all 12 boats would not have set out at all! But here’s what did happen. We found joy and success in many ways that were not expected – things that were not in the dream. In the midst of a thick fog, we all gathered outside the tiny unmarked entrance to Stage Harbor and slid through one by one, in a line. Inside, we found a silent, tranquil world and cozy place to celebrate our adventurous entrance; fog-lifted voices joked and laughed during and after we set our anchors. There was talk of the excitement of first hearing and then finding a bell buoy in the fog, and of fog-gen-
erated mirages (someone thought they saw a house two miles out at sea). Later in the trip, when the anchor windlass of a large trawler in the group broke, we pitched in to help the owner get his very heavy plow anchor and chain up, feeling the good will that comes from pulling together. When we got to Tenants Harbor days later, and there weren’t the expected individual moorings we’d promised, the fun of rafting up entered the picture. People and boats bonded; more friendships developed. And finally, in the midst of a thunderstorm in Penobscot Bay, I turned around to stay alongside a couple I knew would be nervous alone in the storm until we made harbor. We all felt good about it. That evening, the laughter and stories of the day flowed out of everyone as we ate a lobster dinner ashore. Cruising is not predictable. Then again, life is not predictable. But it’s in that unpredictability that lies life’s essence. I remember, years ago, on Day three of a two-week cruise to Maine, the transmission on Elsa broke. “Looks like your vacation’s over,” someone from the boatyard said, shaking his head. “Not so fast,” I
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“And you call that a vacation?” my wife said later. “Why do you do such stressful things?” “I didn’t do anything,” I responded. “And stressful? I’ve never felt so satisfied and confident as a result of a ‘mishap’. I’ve never felt in such control of my destiny. Honey, this was a great vacation.” (She rolled her eyes; she does that to me a lot.)
replied. I knew I had a spare transmission in the garage back home in Marblehead. Why walk away from this, I thought; this is another reality. This is an opportunity, a challenge and a learning experience. And two days later, I was at sea again, having hitched a ride to Marblehead to get the transmission, returned with a borrowed car, removed the engine with a boatyard worker, switched transmissions, reinstalled the engine, and (with fingers crossed), fired it up and headed off. “And you call that a vacation?” my wife said later. “Why do you do such stressful things?” “I didn’t do anything,” I responded. “And stressful? I’ve never felt so satisfied and confident as a result of a ‘mishap’. I’ve never felt in such control of my destiny. Honey, this was a great vacation.” (She rolled her eyes; she does that to me a lot.) Every happiness is the child of a separation it did
not think it could survive, wrote Rainer Rilke in his “Sonnets to Orpheus.” But perhaps novelist, poet and essayist Alice Walker said it best – and I think it could be said about my brand of pragmatism and cruising” Expect Nothing; live frugally on surprise.” Dave Roper’s new book, “Watching for Mermaids,” is coming this fall. As a young boy, rounding a bend in a remote Maine cove, Dave Roper stumbled upon two mermaids. No one believed him then. No one believes him now. But he kept watching and wondering: What is imagined and what is real? And while he watched and wondered during 50 years of waterborne life – as a boy, a teen, an adult, a father – what he pulled from the sea was not another mermaid, but the mystery, possibility, romance, joy, fear, and uncertainty that mermaids represent. Based on real experiences, these 33 stories take you, the reader, on that journey.
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Paying forward ug. 26, 2009, was Jim’s and my 48th wedding anniversary, and nowhere, in our opinion, was there a more perfect spot on the Maine coast to celebrate it than Harbor Island in Muscongus Bay. We can usually sail there in a bit over an hour, as our summer home and mooring are in Friendship. While I packed a lunch (including biscuits for our sailing Lab, Kate) Jim readied our 28-foot Pearson Triton, Caledonian, and we got under way about 10 a.m. There was a bit more wind coming straight at us than we might have wished, so instead of tacking our guts out trying to get to Harbor Island, we opted for the “iron sail” and used the motor – not our preferred way of boating, but the point was to get there. We did, and found the harbor almost completely deserted, which was unusual, as this is a popular destination for both local and visiting boaters. Dropping anchor, we first had lunch and then rowed ashore to give Kate her usual workout on the beach and some of the beautiful trails. This time she got so enthusiastic about exploring that she got separated from us. I stayed on the trail while Jim tracked her down, but the shrubs
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said, there we were, broadside to the wind, and stuck, with an incoming tide and a building sea. First things first: Drop the sails. Jim tried to motor in reverse to dislodge the line, but no go. We were also worried lest the pot warp get tangled in the prop blades. Jim got into our dinghy with the boathook to try to dislodge the line, but with the tide coming in there was too much tension for him to get the necessary slack to free us. Two lobsterboats were working near us, but too far away to hail. After about 15 minutes of trying to free Caledonian, I noticed that two of the boats we had greeted were also leaving Harbor Island, and, seeing us immobile with sails in a heap on the deck, would surely come to our aid. We shouted and waved to them – and they passed us by. I was partly flabbergasted and partly outraged, as our experience has been that people on the sea come to the aid of others in trouble. We certainly always had, and had also received help from others. Not this time. A third sailboat went through the passage with the same result. Jim changed into his bathing suit and got out goggles and knife, preparing to dive and cut the line. We live in a lobstering port, have fishermen friends, and know what their gear costs, so this is the last resort, but with no help in sight, it seemed the only thing to do. My skipper is now 72, though, and I was getting worried about
his making like Jacques Cousteau. At that point another lobsterboat appeared, and this one, to our great relief, headed determinedly for us. Her white bow bore the name Debbie Jean, and she was from Friendship. The skipper, who looked strong as a bear, had a blond young woman sterning. “Looks like you could use some help,” the skipper said. We allowed as how we surely could. “Hand me a bow line and let me spin you around,” he suggested. With much churning water he did just that, but we were still stuck. I figured at that point that we had better get acquainted with our Good Samaritan, so we introduced ourselves to him. “I’m Marty Benner, and this is my daughter Kasey,” the skipper said. Kasey looked to be about 16 and obviously knew her way around a boat. Marty took his gaff, hooked the offending line over his power winch, and turned it on. Not one but two nearby lobster buoys jiggled in the water. “Looks like you got a two-fer,” Marty observed. “That one over there belongs to my cousin. Well, we’re going to have to cut the lines, but let’s do it the right way.” The winch whined as he pulled up the traps and put them on his deck. With a sharp knife he severed the tangled pot warp, and Caledonian immediately floated free. Gaffing the buoys, he put them on his deck as well. “This way no one loses any gear,” he smiled. I was
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still glad that it was Marty who had cut the lines and not we. After all, we’re summer people and know the rules. Jim and I were limp with relief and very grateful to the Benners. “What can we do for you, Marty, for helping us out?” I called to him. “What you can do for me,” he said, “is that the next time you see someone in trouble on the sea, you go and help them out.” We promised to do so. Debbie Jean pulled away and we waved to Marty and Kasey as they got back to work. “Wow,” I said, equally in awe of his kindness and his seamanship. We told the story of our rescue to a number of people, including our 93-year-old friend Marguerite Sylvester. She was originally “from away,” too, but had lived in Friendship for over seventy years and was a lobsterman’s widow. She knew Marty and said that he was a good man. “He was paying forward in what he asked of you,” she observed, and then, smiling, added, “You’ll
never forget this anniversary, will you?” I owned that we would surely not. *** I sent this story to Points East at the end of that summer, and editor Nim Marsh said he would use it sometime in the future, which happened to be August of 2011. He asked us to get him a photo of the Debbie Jean with Marty and Kasey aboard, which we were able to set up a few days ago. When Marty expressed a wish to have the pictures, we used his wife Debbie’s e-mail address to send them over to him. It was nice to renew contact with the Benners. A few days later Jim and I got home about 7 p.m., and I happened to glance out of our front window, which overlooks Friendship Harbor. “What on earth is that green lobsterboat doing out there by the day beacon?” I said. “That’s a terrible place to anchor – it’s right on top of some serious rocks. Thank God it’s high tide.”
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The passing of Amazing Grace very so often you have the perfect thing – car, house, boat, whatever – for your time or place in life. Amazing Grace was that perfect boat for my wife, Susan, and me from 1999 to 2003. We were empty nesters, generally, and the grandkids were too small to do much sailing, so a Bristol 35.5 centerboard boat was perfect for a husband and wife but a little snug for a second couple on extended cruises. You could do it, though, and we did. We had gone Downeast twice, plus sailed extensively along the southern New England coast during the four years with Amazing Grace, and had grown very fond of her. She did well in light air but was solid in a blow. Her motion in a seaway had the feel of a much bigger boat,
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the bow, below the waterline, from pounding on the rocks. The potential buyers were notified, and the insurance company requested a survey. Amazing Grace was determined to be a total loss. In the mean time, the closing proceeded on Golden Mean, and we delivered her up the sound to Stonington on the weekend. So there I sat, one boat on the hard, a loss, and another waiting to go into storage. The insurance company assured me that I would be kept whole for the insured hull value, which was close to the sale price I had expected. Getting there would not be straightforward, however. I was asked to contact a website salvage-auction company, who would
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News Merchant Marine honored with Forever stamps sailing ships to take The Postal Service prospectors and supplies salutes the U.S. Merchant Out West. Clippers also Marine on four “Forever” boosted the trade in tea, stamps” July 28 at the bringing it fresh from United States Merchant China to England and Marine Academy in Kings America. Point, N.Y. The stamps picIn the mid-19th century, ture a clipper ship, an auxiliary steamship, a Liberty steam-powered ships competed with clipper and ship, and a container ship, other sailing ships for vessels that have been transatlantic mail and pasvital to our country’s senger service. In America growth and security. Photo courtesy USPS the most magnificent of Hundreds of “Yankee clippers” were built from This four-stamp pane features vessel types that have played these were the four large the 1840s through the prominent roles in our country’s commercial growth: clipper wooden-hulled, sidewheel steamships, the Atlantic, 1850s. Their heyday ar- ships, steamships, Liberty ships, and container ships. Baltic, Pacific, and Arctic. rived with the California Gold Rush of 1849, which hastened the need for faster Like many steamships of the time, they included back-
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The sight of the 126-year-old Amazon transported observers of a Fishers Island Sound race to another era.
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Briefly 2010 boating deaths at record low The U.S. Coast Guard released its official 2010 Recreational Boating Statistics in June, and total fatalities fell to 672, the lowest number on record. Coast Guard officials, while heartened by the drop, were quick to caution that this number remains unacceptably high. They noted that the 2010 total was only slightly lower than the 676 deaths in 2004, the previous record low, but 26 deaths lower than the average number of fatalities for the last 10 years. Total reported accidents were 4,604 in 2010, down from 4,730 in 2009, while injuries totaled 3,153, down from 3,358. Property damage was estimated at $35 million. Operator inattention, improper lookout, operator inexperience, excessive speed, and alcohol use rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents. Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; it was listed as the leading factor in 19% of the deaths. FMI: www.uscgboating.org.
Rockland Y.C.’s Icebreaker Cruise Rockland (Maine) Yacht Club announces a successful start to its 84th sailing season with a kickoff cruise, hosted by Steve Pierce, from Rockland to Vinalhaven’s Seal Bay. Five boats enjoyed a fine start to the summer. Three boats left Rockland Saturday morning, June 4, heading for Seal Bay: Webfoot with Dave and Commodore MJ Shiverick, Altair with Rick and Julie Palm, and Spirits with Steve Pierce and Alan
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Plan B to The Grey Lady
When plans to sail to Nantucket were stymied by a hull repair, friends signed us on to cruise to the historic island aboard their Alden 45 Selkie. Story and photos By Ken Packie For Points East he 2010 summer boating season was shaping up as a real disappointment for Susan and me. We had moved Golden Mean to Maine in 2009, but we were not able to use her as much as we had hoped. We decided to bring her down to Narraganset Bay for 2010 and knock two or more hours off our commute from New Jersey. We were all set with a mooring in Dutch Harbor, in Jamestown, and the promise of a great boating season. Under new management, Dutch Harbor Boatyard has upgraded its facility, and a nice snack bar has been added. However, just prior to spring commissioning, we discovered a damp spot in the balsa-cored hull, which we decided to repair right away, so our season was compromised. We have been members of Stonington (Conn.) Cruising Club (SCC) since its founding, and this yearâ€™s cruise was to be Nantucket and the Islands. Good friends Paul and Jean Cambridge took pity on our plight and invited us to sail for the week aboard Selkie, an Alden 45. After mulling the invitation over for about 30 seconds, we signed on as crew and the anticipation of a cruise to Nantucket was just the sailing fix we needed. The plan Paul proposed would consist of easy days along the south coast islands, ending with three days on Nantucket before two longer days heading back to Narraganset Bay. The outward leg also included a holdover in Vineyard Haven to meet other SCC members and enjoy a few meals
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As a squall approaches, Paul Cambridge, Selkieâ€™s captain, quickly furls the main while on a Vineyard Haven mooring. Inset: The authorâ€™s wife, Susan, takes a turn at helming Selkie, which was a delight to handle.
ashore. Vineyard Haven had just changed its liquor laws and now permits restaurants to serve wine and beer to patrons who are eating at the restaurant. We met with Selkie early Saturday morning, and all that was needed was a quick trip up the mast to check an instrument issue before an 1130 departure. Once clear of Beavertail, our course was set to carve around Brenton Reef and then on to Cuttyhunk. A nice day of sailing brought us in at 1530, and we grabbed the last mooring in the outer harbor . . . sweet. All hands took a swim in the brisk Buzzards Bay waters, and then we were joined by the crew of Bolero for cocktails before dinner. Sunday morning would be a sail through Quicks Hole, between Pasque and Nashawena islands, and then over to Menemsha, on the Vineyard, to anchor for the evening. This is a nice anchorage when winds are southerly, but a northerly wind means a move to Tarpaulin Cove. The quaint fishing docks in Menemsha provide some of the best
swordfish on the coast. A recent fire in the harbor destroyed several building, and a few boats, but fish are still available. We had a quiet evening and were joined by Charlie and Cathy Hodge on Surprise, members who have recently moved to Edgartown and who we planned to visit in a few days. Our daily swim was in a little warmer water than the previous evening. The next morning’s sail to Vineyard Haven was spectacular. A fair current and 15 to 20 knots of breeze pushed Selkie along at more than seven knots on a close reach up to West Chop, where we dropped sail and motored to a mooring Paul had reserved with Vineyard Haven Marina. Fifteen minutes later, a squally front caught us with 40-knot gusts and a deluge of rain that lasted an hour. Naturally a swim was called for, and the water was even warmer. Reservations had been made at the Saltwater Café for dinner. This was for us a new restaurant, and it
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turned out to be excelcrew dropped her sails. lent. I think this was the Paul hailed Nantucket best meal I have had on Moorings (www.nantuckMartha’s Vineyard, and etmoorings.com) on VHF others in our party 68 as we rounded Brant agreed. Point to get directions to The following day was the mooring. Their a layover day, and a few launch boat met us at the marine items were edge of the mooring field needed for Selkie, so Paul and led us to an 800and I headed for West pound mooring that Marine and then the would be home for the boatyard while Susan next three days. I was and Jean walked around surprised to see about 50 the shops. We met back empty moorings scatat the bookstore and had tered about. The season a bite to eat before head- Nantucket has an excellent transit system, including taxis and looked slow for the end of ing back to the boat to an excellent bike-path network. Several bike-rental shops are July. The economy freshen up for our visit close to the ferry terminal. seemed to be hurting to Charlie and Cathy’s everyone. new home. In all, six couples shared the Hodge’s hosWe had just finished tying up when the Nantucket pitality as a part of the cruise. Moorings launch pulled alongside with the usual Selkie slipped her mooring in Vineyard Haven at packet of information on the island and a friendly 0630 to catch the last half of the flood down Nantucket hello. Fellow SCC members David and Ludia, aboard Sound. This would provide a favorable current down Delphinus, were one mooring away. Everything was past Cape Poge, on Chappaquidick, and slack or light shipshape by 1230, and we began to plan the next few currents for the remainder of the passage to The Grey days. Lady, Nantucket. The forecast was for light southerlies With the luxury of two days and three nights on the and visibility of less than a mile in patchy fog. island, we felt no need to rush to shore, but we had not This was an easy passage with chartplotter and been here for three years so we were looking forward radar. By 1030, visibility improved to over three miles to a stroll down the cobblestone streets, to see what when the corner at G “21” at Cross Rip Shoal was might have changed since our last visit. This island is turned and Selkie began the last leg of the trip up into such a charmer: 25 miles offshore makes her a destithe channel. Little traffic had been observed, but now nation. The variable conditions on the sound require the ferryboats began to buzz up and down the channel. good boating skills to come and go in comfort. The wonOff to starboard the Friendship sloop Endeavor was derful watercraft that parade past as you sit on your finishing a day charter and fell in behind us as the mooring provide constant entertainment.
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Clockwise from above: Nantucket Moorings will pay you a visit and provide all the details needed for a relaxed stay. The island is a magnet for photographers and painters. Friendship sloop Endeavor passes Brant Point as she returns from a charter. The boat basin includes shops and other facilities. The summer scene at the ferry dock is a great people-watching situation.
The harbor is focused on the needs of the boater. You can usually find a spot on the large dinghy dock on the Town Pier. Showers, toilets and dumpsters are all central to this dock, which is a short walk from the center of town. Launch service, at $5 a person each way, is convenient and prompt. This will drop you off at the ferry slips in the center of town and runs until past midnight. The crew of Selkie had a few things that needed to be accomplished ashore, and with the harbor somewhat rough, it was decided to take the launch rather than ending up with a bunch of wet bottoms from a dinghy ride. We were looking forward to a nice dinner ashore the following evening. Since the restaurant we had planned on, Cioppinoâ€™s, was under new management, there were a half-dozen others we thought we would check out. Our list included Ships Inn, Pearl, and Dune (the restaurant that replaced Cioppinoâ€™s). Eventually, we chose Dune. I wanted to get a Beach Pass T-shirt since my old one was from 2004 and failing fast. The last errand was a quick food shop before we headed back out to Selkie. 38 Points East August 2011
The food market is on the square, next to the main wharf in town. After a few hours ashore and a stop at the Ropewalk for a drink, we headed back to Selkie for dinner on board and then some bridge. The evening was punctuated with a squall and a rainstorm that chased us out of the cockpit for the card game, and it was past midnight by the time we turned in. Day 2 dawned fresh and clear, the storm having ushered in a front that brought strong breezes with it. Paul had several boat jobs to tend to, the girls were headed to the shops, and I wanted to walk the town, camera in hand and perhaps stop at the Whaling Museum. We scattered like a bunch of flying fish with a plan to rendezvous back at the Tavern for lunch. We took the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority shuttle out to Surfside for a walk on the beach before rejoining Paul aboard Selkie. A 10-minute ride took us to Surfside, and this spot was beautiful. The strong southwest wind provided lots of surf for bathers to enjoy. Restrooms and a lunch counter plus parking were convenient at the beach enNANTUCKET, continued on Page 48 email@example.com
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NANTUCKET, continued from Page 38 trance. The bus schedule provided frequent drop offs and returns. Other areas of interest for visiting boaters are Siasconset at the east end of the Island, Madaket at the west end, and Tom Nevers on the Atlantic side. You can also arrange a seal-watching trip with Nantucket Adventures (www.nantucketadventures.com) or a sail on a traditional boat such as Endeavor (http://endeavorsailing.com). This Friendship sloop has a slip across from the ferry dock and can be chartered for short day trips. We did the half-day seal watch several years ago and found it very entertaining. A large colony of gray seals is located on the small sand spits to the west of Nantucket, and the shoal-draft skiffs will take you to see seals up close. Sconset, as it is called, is an old vacation community dating back to the 1800s, and it’s composed of small Victorian homes well worth biking to. A general store, restrooms and a restaurant are all located adjacent to the predominantly residential area. Nantucket has an excellent and inexpensive transit system that provides service to most parts of the island. Taxis and an excellent bike-path network are the other alternative. Several bike rentals are available close to the ferry terminal, and ferry service back to the mainland is frequent.
My wanderings took me first to Brant Point, in the village of Nantucket, where a bus full of kids from the local Boys and Girls Club were on a fishing outing and actually catching fish. From there, I looped back through lovely residential areas of quaint homes lovely gardens and streets built of ballast stones and dappled in sunlight. Nantucket is a mecca for artists of every medium. Susan, Jean and I met back near the Ferry terminal and had a bite to eat at the Tavern, located in that vicinity. We got back to Selkie in time for a swim in the warm waters of Nantucket Harbor and then a deck shower to freshen up before dinner at Dunes. A launch ride and a short walk got us to the restaurant at 6:45; our reservation was on the second floor in a semi-private room. The meal was excellent and the wait staff added a spark to the service. We were fortunate to have the room to ourselves since it became noisy when a second party arrived as we were leaving. The first floor or outdoor seating would be suggested. The weather for Day 3 was forecast to be unsettled as another front was expected. Susan and I decided to go ashore early and finish up some shopping in the morning and then meet Paul and Jean at Sushi by Yoshi for lunch. If you like sushi you will enjoy this little jewel, which is BYOB. With a liquor store two blocks away this is not a problem. The plan for dinner was to take the dinghy up the
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harbor to one of many fine beaches and grill ashore. However, rain moved in during the afternoon so dinner and the card game of Golf was moved below. Squalls and thunder once again became the weather event of the night, with one powerful crash of lightning right on top of us. We planned to depart at about 1000 the next morning and wanted to fuel first, so we expected to be up early. Departure day morning broke with a light fog that lingered, with light winds out of the west. It appeared that motoring would be in order, but a favorable current would help us along to Cuttyhunk. Before departure, we spotted part of a sailboat mast, canted 45 degrees, protruding above the surface. Apparently the powerful strike of the night before knocked a hole in, or seacocks off, the hull of the vessel. The run to Cuttyhunk was uneventful but quick considering the distance we had to cover. The favorable current for part of Nantucket Sound and all of Vineyard Sound was a great assistance and continued all the way through Quicks Hole. We arrived too late to get a mooring in the outer harbor so we anchored on the north side of the channel into the inner harbor. We had hoped to get fresh fish from the Raw Bar but none was to be had. Within an hour of our arrival, the first of several squalls hit us and we dragged. Hauling in the anchor revealed a big hunk of grass, not unusual for this anchorage. Paul and Jean maneuvered Selkie into another spot and reset the hook. A second squall at about 0100 woke us as the boat veered sharply under the initial blast and then danced but stayed put. Others were not as lucky: About a half-dozen boats started to re-anchor across the harbor. Paul planned an 0930 departure to arrive back at Narraganset Bay with time left to put Selkie away properly. The forecast was promising for a good sail, with southwest winds building to 20 knots in the afternoon. A sloppy motorsail in light northwesterlies slowly improved as we cleared Buzzards Bay and its choppy sea conditions, and once past Buzzards Bay Tower life improved. By noon we were racing closereaching toward Beavertail and were able to carry our point of sail right up West Passage at six knots or better. What a perfect ending to a great week on the water, visiting an old friend, Nantucket. The author recently sold his Able 42, Golden Mean, but continues an active sailing agenda courtesy of many good friends who gladly share their boating time. “Once you develop a network of likeminded boaters, that common interest is all that is necessary to hold you together,” he says. Ken just returned from a doublehanded delivery from Bermuda to Newport and will be on the water with wife Susan and good friends of the SCC. www.pointseast.com
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The trip ahead was roughly 340 miles. The Captain planned to do it in two days, stopping the first night, then flooring it to Ocean City.
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against a fuel dock, walking it sideways like a swimming crab, only even more gracefully than a crab, and laying it up against the piling so gently that if the rubrail had been lined with fresh eggs, none would break. This may seem an exaggeration but I swear it’s not. I had been invited by Capt. Bill to serve as mate on board a powerboat delivery from Rhode Island to Ocean City, Md. I was excited by the prospect of taking a relatively fast boat on a delivery trip, rather than a slow sailboat, which had been the type of delivery I
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Our boat was a late-model 30-foot Luhrs sportfisherman, with twin turbocharged Yanmar diesels. A 30-footer is not considered a large sportfisherman by any standard; in fact, it is considered a borderline “pocket” sportfisherman.
was used to doing. The Captain, a seasoned skipper, wrinkled his nose and remarked gruffly, “I don’t do blow-boats anymore. Not unless it’s really something special.” The trip ahead was roughly 340 miles. The Captain planned to do it in two days, stopping the first night. I had expected him to take the boat on the outside and run nonstop the projected 20 hours. I learned, once we got going, that this was not possible since the boat would require refueling well before that. Our boat was a relatively latemodel 30-foot Luhrs sportfisherman, with twin turbocharged Yanmar diesels. A 30-footer is not considered a large sportfisherman by any standard; in fact, it is considered a borderline “pocket” sportfisherman. Still, it had a tuna tower, outriggers, and looked the part. It was in fine condition, overall, and a couple of days before departure, we brought her over to the fuel dock and pumped 300 gallons of diesel into her, topping off her tank. This would get us as far as Sandy Hook, N.J., with little to spare, which surprised me a little, since I would have expected better mileage out of a boat that size, and diesel-powered at that. Before we set out, however, we noted one problem –
a leak in the pressurized-water line under the galley sink. We weren’t equipped to repair it, so there would be no pressurized fresh water during the trip and, thus, no on-board showers. We would drink bottled water and have to wait to shower when we reached our destination. For food, we had each brought sandwiches, crackers, snack bars, and such. “Don’t worry” Capt. Bill said. “We’ll have the chance to eat civilized.” I didn’t mind the idea of being a powerboat sailor for a couple of days, not one bit; in fact, I welcomed the change. And, in fact, my first big boat years ago had been a powerboat, a vintage 1952 twin-screw, 33-foot Richardson sedan cruiser. It usually ran at eight knots because, if I had pushed her any faster, something might, and usually did, break. She was gasoline-fueled, and her original flathead Chrysler Crown engines and Zenith carburetors had been designed back in the days when gasoline prices had been something on the order of 10 cents a gallon, so it was in the best interests of my wallet to push her round bilge along at no greater than hull speed. There were no trim tabs, and although she was capable of
“Don’t worry” Capt. Bill said. “We’ll have the chance to eat civilized.”
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Two people, two perspectives
Tim and Sylvia McCauley stand amicably in the bow of the 123-foot Grace Bailey.
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His: I tried to turn my wife on to cruising Hers: For Tim, this was a dream come under sail by signing us on a 130-yeartrue. For me, it was like camping on a old schooner out of Camden. The experi- floating tent. ence did not have the desired effect. By Sylvia McCauley By Tim McCauley For Points East ailing is my passion but it is most certainly not my wife’s. I have dreams of long cruises around the Caribbean and other areas of the world. I feel cruising is the ideal way to travel, bringing your home with you when you travel with access to most areas of the world. The look I get from my wife, Sylvia, when I share these ideas makes it achingly clear she does not share these dreams and believes her husband may be insane. At some point, she suggested a good way to entice her might be a crewed charter. I finally listened to her and booked a weekend Maine windjammer cruise. Between school, Little League, soccer and tennis for the kids, the summer is not the open opportunity for
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For Points East o say that sailing is Tim’s passion is an understatement. Tim has an unquenchable desire to be on the sea. I, on the other hand, love the sea from the beach. Tim has this crazy notion to spend our retirement years exploring on the water. I have a very different view of retirement, but because I don’t have a clear vision of what life on the water would be like, we made a compromise and booked this windjammer cruise. It was a struggle to get the right weekend. I am a mother of two active teenagers, and I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the extracurricular activities. My favorite is Little League. To miss a Little League game is sheer torture for me. Well, needless to say, the
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HIS STORY, continued from previous page travel it once was. Finding a weekend when weâ€™d miss the least activities was an important PR move. Even with this careful consideration, we would miss one of our sonâ€™s All Star games. Little League is one of my wifeâ€™s favorite summer events, and missing this game would be difficult for Sylvia since this would be my sonâ€™s last year in Little League. To give an idea of how much she enjoys it, she has jokingly suggested having another child so she could enjoy Little League longer. The vessel I chose was the Grace Bailey, one of the many beautiful boats in the Maine windjammer fleet. The 123-foot Grace Bailey, out of Camden, was built in 1882 and was fully restored in 1990. This is the same ship that sailed to the West Indies in the fruit trade and carried granite to New York City to help build Grand Central Station. My wife and I were apprehensive about the trip due to weather. June in the Northeast had been one long spell of rain, and the forecast was not calling for our chosen weekend to be dry. A last-minute rain-gear purchase for Sylvia was felt to be an important addition to our gear. A wet wife is not a happy wife. We were scheduled to board 10 a.m. Friday, so were able to leave in the morning for the two-hour drive up from Portland. We all boarded the yawl-boat in peasoup fog and slowly motored to the Bailey, which was
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not visible from shore. It felt like a scene from a Patrick Oâ€™Brian novel as the schooner materialized out of the mist. This was going to be a weekend when we would see the many faces of the famous Penobscot Bay fog. Once aboard, we were shown our cabin, which was not much larger than the head on my 29-foot Ericson. The cabin contained a double bed and a roughly three-foot square to stand in while getting dressed. While it was small, it was comfortable and warm, and a good retreat from the damp weather. We did count ourselves lucky to have standing headroom. We toured some of the other cabins, which had no more than crawling space. Once our gear was stowed, we had the first of many excellent meals of clay-pot beans, ham, salad and brown bread. It was an incredibly comforting and satisfying meal in the damp and chilly air. Cooking was done on an antique wood stove, which also provided hot water for coffee, tea and showers. The meals the galley crew created were amazing, considering their stove generated so little heat control. We would often hear the galley crew singing beautiful sea chanteys while they pre-
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chatter on the radio about a tanker somewhere in our path – no one knew quite where – so we’d delayed our departure until we were sure it had passed. The big canvas gaff-rigged sails were naturally raised by hand with a call of “all hands” calling everyone willing to pitch in, crew and passenger alike. The day was spent quietly sailing to Castine in conditions we would see all weekend: gray, light to no wind, cool and damp. We arrived in Castine Friday evening and tied up to
a dock near the Maine Maritime Academy. We had some time in town before dinner, so our Captain gave us a brief overview of the town and some history. The town had existed from before the Revolutionary War, and at the time was an important defensive post. The town is set on a hill that was the site of a fort used to defend the mouth of the Penobscot River, a vital access point to the interior of Maine. HIS STORY, continued on Page 78
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Sailing season gets off to a wet start in Portland Rain showers and below-normal temperatures couldn’t keep more than 100 sailors from getting out on the water for the first major yacht race of the season on June 12, as the Centerboard Yacht Club hosted 20 boats for its regatta in the waters of Portland Harbor. Kaos, skippered by Scott Smithwick, took first place in Racing Class A. Don Logan’s Keemah won Racing 60 Points East August 2011
Class B, and Randy Rice’s Rita P emerged at the top of Cruising Class. Boats will continue to race most weekends through the summer in the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Circuit; then many will sail a Fall Series over four weeks in September and October. FMI: www.gmora.org CENTERBOARD, continued on Page 62 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Apparition, Osprey, Mar Mostro win their classes in NYYC event
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Newport’s Mike McCaffrey and Osprey (above) won all but one of the Herreshoff S class’s five races. Ken Colburn’s Apparition (above right) was victorious in the 13-boat Swan 42 class.
Northeasterners excelled in the New York Yacht Club’s 157th Annual Regatta in June 10-12. Ken Colburn’s (Dover, Mass.) Apparition won the 13-boat Swan 42 class seemingly with ease and a low point score of just 11 points over five races. “It was bloody hard work,” said Ken Read (Newport, R.I.), skipper of Puma Ocean Racing’s Volvo Open 70 Mar Mostro, which beat out Dan Meyers’ (Boston, Mass.) JV 66 Numbers in IRC 1 class, “but anytime you have good breeze and gnarly conditions you feel like you actually accomplished something.” Mike McCaffrey (Newport, R.I.) won all but one of the Hereshoff S class’s five races aboard Osprey. “After 20 years, you kind of get the hang of it,” he said, referring to the fact that he, like others in his class, lovingly restored this classic design that is 27½ feet, distinguished by a boom extending beyond the transom, and has 426 square feet of sail area. It is also the oldest one-design class still actively racing and sailing in its original boats. Sam Croll’s (Greenwich, Conn.) 8 meter Angelita, which won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1928, won all of its races in Classic class. Other 1st-place New Englanders, winning all but one of their races were Stephen Devoe’s (Jamestown, R.I.) Swan 45 Devocean in IRC 3 and Joe Loughborough’s (NewNYYC, continued on Page 63 Points East August 2011
CENTERBOARD, from Page 60 Class C crosses the starting line in the Pilot Race.
Centerboard Regatta results June 11 Racing Class A 1. Kaos, Scott Smithwick 2. Go Dog Go, David Ruff 3. Big Dog Party, Peter Price 4. County Girl, William Newberry 5. Buzz, Richard Stevenson 6. Beausoleil, Richard Parent
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Chaos, Morning Star win in Pilot divisions Chaos, Morning Star, and Black Sheep won classes A, B and Etchells, respectively, in the Portland Yacht Club Pilot Race in Falmouth, Maine, June 18-19. The two-day race is one of Portland Yacht Clubâ€™s (PYC) and the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Associationsâ€™ (GMORA) premiere events. This yearâ€™s race included racing divisions for PHRF racers, cruisers, and Etchells.
Pilot Race results Class A 1. Kaos 2. Keemah 3. Big Dog Party Class C 1. Morning Star 2. Catâ€™s Paw 3. Rita P
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Newport sailor Andy Burton won the first five races in the J/80 class to take the regatta title.
Winners came from all over the world at the Bacardi Newport Sailing Week June 24-26, but New Englanders took home a lot of silverware. Among these, in the J/80 class, Newport sailor Andy Burton won the first five races to take the regatta title. Chris Bulger (Brookline, Mass.) was second with 11 points followed by Tim Pitts (Plymouth, Mass.) with 19. In the 10-strong Star class, Snipe World Champion Tomas Hornos (Marblehead, Mass.) took the regatta title. Paul Reilly (Chicago, Ill.) topped the 12-boat Audi Melges 20 fleet. Rob Wilber (Stony Creek, Conn.) was tied with Reilly on 16 points, but lost on the tiebreaker to finish 2nd overall. Winning the Viper 640 was Pieter Taselaar (Scarsdale, N.Y.). Second overall was Daan Goedkoop (Marblehead, Mass.) with 26 points,
BRIEFS, continued on Page 64 NYYC, continued from Page 61 port, R.I.) Luders 24 Belle in 6 Meter class. The oldest regatta in the country kicked off with an optional 18-nautical-mile Around-the-Island Race on Friday that yielded another Northeast victory as Richard Oland’s (St. John, New Brunswick) Southern Cross 52 Vela Veloce won IRC 2 and was overall winner. In weekend racing, Oland’s team continued to fare
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BRIEFS, continued from Page 63 followed by Chuck Allen (Wickford, R.I.) with 28. Staged from Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s public sailing center, four onedesign fleets competed: Star, Audi Melges 20, Viper 640 and J/80. FMI: www.newportsailingweek.com.
Lilla smashes record in Marion-Bermuda The big story of this years Marion Bermuda Race was Lilla, a Briand 76 skippered by Simon DiPietro, which set the course record with an elapsed time of 68:58:45 and a corrected time of 71:48:26. The previous record was 72½ hours, set in 1989 by Warren Brown’s War Baby, a custom 61 S&S design. With a crew of 12, Lilla romped to the Onion Patch, making 10s and 11s consistently, with top speeds reaching 13.5. Boats from Mattapoisett and Marion came in behind Lilla: Pescatore, a Hinckley SW 59, skippered by George Tougas (with an elapsed time of 86:50:57; corrected time of 78:20:17) and Margalo, a Baltic 48 DP, with skipper Chip Johns (elapsed time of 87:43:42; corrected time of 78:46:48). Of the 50 boats that started, five retired early out of Buz-
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Mudhead benefit race going green The Mystic River Mudhead Racing Association, in West Mystic, Conn., registered its annual Mudhead Benefit Race on July 16 as a certified Clean Regatta with the nonprofit organization, Sailors for the Sea for the third consecutive year. By doing so, the Mudheads pledge their commitment to clean waters and shores, and vow to fulfill and encourage others to fulfill the goals and requirements set forth by Sailors for the Sea. These goals include disqualifying any boat that is observed discharging trash into the water, providing recycling containers on shore and encouraging their use (including a list of nontoxic cleaning products in each skipper’s packet), and keeping the shore clean of debris. Additionally, this year, they implemented a system to decrease the use of plastic water bottles. FMI: www.mudheads.org, www.sailorsforthesea.org.
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Three summer reads, biting, joyful and daunting Reviewed by Sandy Marsters For Points East
navigate Muscle Ridge Channel in a black fog with no fancy instruments. Dane doesn’t cut anyone any slack here, including himself. If we are honest, we will all see ourselves in the descriptions of a photo of his father “imitating a hard-bitten Mainer in the worst way (or playing one), grim jaw clamped on his cigarette in a preposterous pose of saltiness,” or of himself in another photo, exhibiting “that same studied fatigue (so contrived), as if sailing in Maine were the grimmest, most taxing thing the universe could assign, and you, so tough and salty, just endured it, telling the world to shut the hell up and wait its turn.” Then there are “. . . those gay, gay and preppy teenagers who grew into my uncles and led their eccentric lives there until their business failed and they shot themselves;” or the “bourgeois complacencies of my grandmother;” Linda Jane’s “stupidly enthusiastic dog;” even Peter Ralston’s iconic photo of sheep being shipped out to an island pasture takes it on the chin: “. . . a dory full of sheep, towed by a large green dragger, headed through the fog for Mr. Ralston to play Maine on Allen Island.” Truthfully, I’m not sure what Dane means about this “playing Maine” thing, other than that I’m guilty of it and so are you. I don’t think you’ll see yourself in the complex and intriguing character that is Dane. But you’ll see yourself frequently elsewhere in the book. It won’t necessarily be comfortable, but you will be rewarded with an entirely new perspective on love and loss and sailing and Maine.
Dogfish Memory By Joseph A. Dane, The Countryman Press 254 pp., $23.95.
“Dogfish Memory” is not the kind of sailing book I was looking for, but it was one, like Jonathan Raban’s “Passage to Juneau,” which I am glad I stumbled onto. It is not a book about cruising, or even about sailing, though those are its backdrops, as is the coast of Maine. Or maybe it’s a book about cruising and sailing, with life, and love, and loss as a backdrop. Lost loves. Dark waters. Lost lives. Pretensions. Nervous relationships with women and pathetic family members, and with a beautiful, gritty Maine that is not the Maine of the promotional posters or even of this magazine, not the Maine that tourists and summer people come to see and probably not one they would want to see. It is a Maine of “contrived romance,” contrived by cruisers, tourists, even retired fishermen. But you should see it the way author Joseph A. Dane sees it in this beautiful memoir, or something like a memoir, not the kind that traces a narrative of recovery from some childhood trauma, which publishers crave these days, but one without a pivotal moment. Instead, the story is told along a hopelessly knotted timeline on and off the boat, with and without the complex and challenging Linda Jane (one reviewer said he’d sail with Dane any day, but would never let him choose a girlfriend for him.) Here, real time and dream time and memory and imagination are hopelessly mixed up. Life is like the streets of Portland: “There is no pattern to the cobblestones.” Don’t try to follow the shifting time and geography of this book. You will get lost and frustrated as surely as you’ll become lost and frustrated trying to
Narrow Waters By Dee Carstarphen; Pen and Ink Press, 131 pp., $19.95.
Although this little book likely contains some dated material, its spirit of adventure and exploration is
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timeless. “Narrow Waters” is a folksy publication, printed in a block handwriting-type font with illustrations by the author. It chronicles a trip down the Inland Waterway from Norfolk, Va., to the Dry Tortugas (the very westerly extent of the Florida Keys) and home via the Okeechobee Canal aboard the Sea Wind 30 Sea Wind. At every turn of this travelogue, the author and skipper/companion Stuart Hopkins choose the route less chosen, providing plenty of opportunities for adventure and solitude. If all these inlets and outlets haven’t silted up over the last decade, cruisers following Sea Wind’s winding route will find themselves in places seldom visited by the flotillas that make their way up or down the waterway every spring and fall. Readers will also learn a lot about the local flora and fauna as well as the hugely varied cultures encountered along the route. The fine illustrations will help identify the many birds and other wildlife seen along the way. If you are dreaming of taking this route one way or the other, or even if you just want to learn about it, this is a book worth finding and keeping aboard.
The Big Thirst By Charles Fishman; Free Press, 400 pp., $26.99.
cessity, practice all our boating on the water, it’s one boaters ought to read. Basically, it’s about water and how far behind we are in managing our water supplies, unless, surprisingly, we live in, of all places, Las Vegas, which is way ahead of the curve. Fishman ranges all over the world to show us how our relationship to water is changing but needs to change more quickly. You will learn a lot about water here. Did you know that on the day (or whatever) that Earth was created we already had all the water we’ll ever have (i.e., if we wreck it we’re stuck with it)? Or that although we are taught that the Earth is 75 percent water, actually the oceans cover 75 percent of the planet, but there really is relatively little water here. “Water isn’t becoming more scarce,” Fishman writes, “it’s simply disappearing from places where people have become accustomed to finding it,” which is to say along coasts where we fill our boats’ tanks with “fresh” water and load up with bottled water, and wash our boats with water that is much cleaner than what 1.1 billion of our fellow earthlings have access to. Good stuff for us all to think about. Sandy Marsters, Points East’s stellar reviewer, was a co-founder of the magazine with Bernie Wideman, and its first editor.
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O’Donovan Dole builds 18-foot Hampton sloop O’Donovan Dole, in Searsport, Maine, has completed the construction of a 18-foot Hampton sloop, which the shop exhibited at June’s WoodenBoat Show in Mystic, Conn. Built of carvelplanked Atlantic cedar on a white oak backbone with steambent frames, the hull is fastened with bronze and caulked with the traditional cotton caulking. The sloop has a laid white-pine deck with choice of gaff or lug rig, both carrying Nat Wilson sails. LOA: 20’ 6”; LWL: 16’ 9”; Beam 6’; Draft: 1’ 9” board up, 3’ 2” down; Disp. 2,550 lbs.; SA: 170 sq. ft. The Hampton design was developed for the waters of the New England coast during the 19th and 20th centuries. Early models were lapstrake double-
enders with two masts and sprit rigs. Later versions had square sterns and were powered with inboard engines. Patrick Dole and John O’Donovan chose to build to a model created by Perry Sinnett, of Bailey Island, Maine, in 1902, modified somewhat for, they say, “longevity, ease of use, and comfort.” The lines for the hull were taken off a Hampton Sloop built by Sinnett for Dr. Franklin P. Luckey, to be used as a daysailer. Dr. Luckey’s boat, named Cuspidor, is now in the Mystic Seaport small-craft collection. FMI: www.odonovandole.com. The Hampton boats originally were designed for lobstering and fin fishing but are easily adapted for pleasure use.
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JMS Naval Architects & Salvage Engineers, in Mystic, Conn., has acquired Roger Long Marine Architecture Inc. (RLMA). The acquisition includes exclusive rights to RLMA’s Challenger Class fast research vessels. Roger Long, RLMA’s founder and principal designer, will become a senior design consultant to JMS’s research vessel design projects. JMS and Roger Long have collaborated on several projects in the past and look forward to merging their resources and expanding the Challenger Class research vessel to new markets. The r/v Gulf Challenger was designed and built in 1993 for the University of New Hampshire and immediately demonstrated that a small, fast research vessel can offer slow-speed efficiency and comfort equal to or better than heavier displacement vessels. FMI: www.jmsnet.com, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Naiad Inflatables of Newport Inc., in Portsmouth, R.I., has had the prototype for a new chase boat approved by the Coast Guard, giving the company the goahead for production of about 40 of the high-speed watercraft. The contract will bring about $12 million to $24 million and additional employees to Naiad, which works alongside New England Boatworks in Melville to produce the aluminumhulled boats. The speedy, 26-foot-long boats will serve as tenders for the Coast Guard’s new Fast Response Cutter. FMI: www.naiadnewport.com. Hamilton Marine, in Portland, Maine, has redesigned its warehouse and created a fishing superstore catering directly to commercial fishermen. “We’ve torn out an entire wall and turned our warehouse into retail space exclusively for our commercial customers,” said Evan Kohls, commercial fishing manager. “Instead of having a few coils of pot warp and a few buoys on display, we can now offer our entire stock of pot warp and cases of buoys for fishermen to choose from, along with the rest of our commercial inventory.” Hamilton’s Portland store is located at 100 Fore St. FMI: www.hamiltonmarine.com. DeLorme, of Yarmouth, Maine, has announced the Fall 2011 release of the DeLorme inReach, an Iridium-based personal communicator to deliver global two-way satellite text messaging; delivery confirmations; SOS capabilities; remote
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Robinhood Marine Center, of Robinhood, Maine, will launched a second Island 40 houseboat for rental, the Charles Andrew. Rentals of the first Island 40, the Tessie Ann, are reportedly already heavily booked. The new “home away from home” will sleep five and will have modifications including roof overhangs so that windows can be open when it rains. Central heating keeps occupants warm and dry. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cape Cod and the Islands. In July, local charities came together at the Nauset Marine for the party, which included a bounce house & dunk tank, live bands and orchestras, Land Ho! clam chowder, and raffle drawing, all to support over 30 nonprofit organizations. Nauset Marine is exclusive Cape dealer for Boston Whaler, Eastern Boats, Hurricane Deck Boats, and builder of the Nauset Custom line. FMI: www.nausetmarine.com.
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To be singlehanding and alone in a place like Three Eagle Cove on Vinalhaven Island is a dramatic thing.
On singlehanding, character defects and wine see things differently when I’m singlehanding. It’s an intense way to cruise, and the wine lasts much longer. My enjoyment of solo sailing has practically nothing to do with the fact I’m a social defective, and practically all to do with the compelling drama of it. Even perfectly normal people relish it. As Mark Twain observed, “There are dammed few folks I’d go sailing with, and all of them have had the good sense not to ask me.” Actually, I made that up, but it sounds like something he might have said. Heading to sea on your own immediately eliminates the vexing problems of crew connections, defections, discontentment and turnovers. What could be worse than being confined to close quarters with a slug who doesn’t know his azimuth from his elbow and spends his days playing video games? Besides, the loo is all yours, and – did I mention – more wine for me. Even though one dockside sage at Stonington, Maine, told me that sailing alone was unnatural, solitude can be rich. Mostly we don’t cultivate it much, from a tender age being paired up, grouped and teamed. I must have been absent from school the day they taught “Getting Along In Groups.” Admittedly, setting off along the coast by myself takes some getting used to, but, it’s ME after all, and despite being an insufferable bore, my standards are low, and I enjoy my own company well enough. And when I come sailing out of the fog at some far Downeast port, what kind of a reception do I get? Better than I deserve usually, but often I sense some folks won-
dering in what ways I’m maladjusted, unstable and needy, or all of the above. Then there are those who find me “interesting,” and try to figure me out. Bless’em. I’d find myself “interesting” if I didn’t know better. Sooner or later, they ask why my crew quit, and where my wife is, if one will have me. And they look out to sea and get all philosophical and earnestly ask if I actually think that a bilge full of fine wine is better than the warmth of humankind? Singlehanders get the tough questions. It’s not a question of being better or worse. It’s about living vigorously. Sometimes there’s a sense of vulnerability to going solo, and you deal with it. The challenges are mostly things worth knowing. I worry more about things I don’t know, but not running out of wine. And how many times have I said, “I’m never doing this again?” Several. And do I stop? No, because it’s so damned profound and in your face. My natural inclination to be a slacker is blown out of the water, I’m wired, every decision counts, judgments are tested, my ego bruised, and my sensibilities (which I’ve been told are in desperate need of improvement) adjusted. David Buckman singlehands a month or more every summer, as well as cruising with his wife of 39 years, Leigh. He’s not above using this space, to shamelessly promote his book, “Bucking the Tide.” It’s about discovering the New England and Fundy coast in a wreck of a $400 sloop that leaked like a White House aide. It’s available at www.eastworkspublications.com. Points East August 2011
DELIVERY, continued from Page 51 real speed in short bursts, I rarely ever ran her hard. Now, under way, I was learning a few things about trying to average 20 knots in choppy seas, and it decidedly did not feel much like sailing. The first thing I noted, from a purely fluid-dynamics perspective, is that no matter how fast you are going, swells, waves or seas don’t care. In fact, they pay no attention to you or your comfort at all, they just move along on their merry way, usually a lot slower than you want to travel and almost never in a direction, size or interval that will help you go faster, or more comfortably along. You will pound, slam, plow, skew, lurch, yaw, plop, thunk, bounce and flounce along with bone-jarring constancy, and the faster you try to go, the more it will hurt. Your stomach and internal organs will never be still, and they will be constantly trying to escape the confines of your body, through either of the body’s two main exits – north, or worse, south. It’s very important that the powerboater, Captain or Mate, keep those innards contained. Although I am not a medical student, I also nonetheless acquired on this trip a real appreciation for the wonderful way that the human body, although flexible, is still held firmly together with cartilage and connective tissue; otherwise mine would have flown apart quite early in the trip, and the boat would have beeen followed by a flock of feeding gulls, much like a herring trawl. I realized, after about an hour, that I did not need to hold onto various valued parts of my body in order to retain them. Besides, I did not have enough arms and hands for that. Forget the old expression, “One hand for yourself; the other for the ship.” No. it’s, “Both hands for yourself ’cause the Captain is driving the ship.”
You really can’t eat, or read or drink except from a water bottle on occasion. Hearing protectors are a must to prevent your gray matter from turning to jelly from the high-decibel whine of the turbos, so there’s no talking, and the only sign language the Captain and I know is the Rhode Island Driver’s Salute, and we were not yet at a point in the voyage where we might be of a mind to exchange it. So you’re basically in a bouncing cocoon, with most sensory input disabled except for your sight. “This ain’t fast,” Capt. Bill growls. “Not really. I took a squadron of boats down the coast once on a multiple delivery, mix of gas and diesel boats. The gas boats were faster than the diesels. Hell, they could pass anything on the water – ’cept the fuel dock!” he roared. Attempts to drink the first – and only – coffee of the day were equally frustrating. This was especially true on the second morning, when Capt. Bill was in a hurry to get going early and we rounded Sandy Hook in choppy seas going at an ambitious clip because he wanted to make time. I had brewed some coffee and had a hand-warming tin cup full of it when we hit the first seas going around the point. What followed was a half-hour of holding the cup with both hands and working it up and down, as though I were perpetually making an offering to the Sea Gods, or throwing rice at the bride at a wedding. This was a ridiculous motion, I am sure, but it kept the coffee from spilling, yet I could never get it near enough to my lips, long enough, to steal a sip. No, Murphy’s Law states that as soon as you get it close enough to your face to get a sip, it will rise up, drench, and scald your face. I knew this, since I am quite familiar with Murphy’s Laws. What actually happened was that as soon as the coffee was cool enough to drink, we hit an especially big sea and it went all over me, the console and the cockpit floor, thus
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becoming an offering to the Sea Gods via the scuppers. I was so busy with my own coffee that I never noticed what Capt. Bill did with his. I recognized, from the start, that I was the junior guy aboard, and I was fine with that. Capt. Bill doesn’t waste words, and he’s not taken to a lot of silliness or smiles. His humor is dry but genuine, and if you ask him a direct question, you’ll always get a straight answer. That’s easy, because you always know where you stand with the Captain, and if you mess up, well, you’ll know that right away, too. We left Narragansett Bay on a wet, windy, rain-soaked morning, rounded rough “P’int Judy,” and headed toward Long Island Sound. Capt. Bill is a clever, strategic guy; we went inside Fisher’s Island, then down the sound, hugging the inside coast of Long Island to protect us against the southerly swell and give us docile enough seas so that we could keep up a good pace. We passed through New York, under the many neat bridges, and into busy, hot, murky, cloudy New York Harbor, past Lady Liberty, under the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, and off toward Sandy Hook to refuel. Thunderheads were building, and it was hot and sultry at the fuel dock when we finally arrived in Sandy Hook’s Atlantic Highlands. Skinny kids were crabbing with long-handled dip nets. I glanced longingly at the shore, but realized that I would be spending a sweaty, smelly night on an anchor out in the bay, probably with lightning flashing all around. Surely the anchor would hold if set right. Oh well, I told myself, that’s sailing . . . er, boating. Ah, but no, not with this Captain: “We need a slip for the night,” he told the dock attendant, pulling out the owner’s charge card and paperwork. My heart leaped; images of a bar of soap and a glass of beer filled my mind’s eye, in quick sucwww.pointseast.com
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cession. Yes, there was one thought how indeed I do slip available. We tied up, love this. plugged in the power cord, Whenever I feel that and Capt. Bill turned on way, in quiet contemplathe cabin A/C. In my bubtion, I think about my old, bly joy, I told Capt. Bill weathered copy of Chapthat, if he should repair man’s “Piloting” that I ashore, I would be pleased bought way back in 1974, to buy him a beer. He because an older boatpulled at a corner of his owner friend had told me shirt, looked up and said, that it was the “boater’s “Fine, right after I get out bible.” The book’s long-time of this stink suit!” founder and editor, Charles The Atlantic Highlands F. Chapman, was 93 at the marina was huge comtime, and in his preface to pared to what I was used that 51st edition, he closed with, “Could the author to. There were perhaps a live over again those gloricouple of thousand boats ous 60 boating years, withnestled behind a breakPhoto by Mike Martel out change, he would be water, and the place had showers, a tackle shop, In the morning, we were on our way, down the long New Jer- happy….” sey coast, past Manasquan, past Barnegat light, past AtI have always felt bad for restaurant, and a pub. lantic City, and to Cape May. Captain Chapman, over After a good scrubbing, I the years, after reading made it to the restaurant in a jiffy, and soon Capt. Bill wandered over as well, that seemingly sad note, because he knew innately similarly refreshed, and we had the chance to “eat civ- that his time on the sea was just about done. Yet peoilized,” as he had promised, and relax on the upper ple who truly love boating and the sea would do it for deck where someone pointed out a pod of dolphins frol- a thousand years or more if they could. I remind myicking in the oily-looking, orange-reflecting shallows self every year that I must make more of an effort to get out on the water at each and every opportunity, beat sunset. After Capt. Bill had retired to his bunk, I returned cause someday I, too, will feel just like old “Chap” did, to the upper deck of the restaurant and sat watching, and so many others like us have as well. It was fortunate that Capt. Bill chose to take a slip with calm, relaxed detachment, the distant lights of New York Harbor, Raritan Bay, and the Narrows that night for during the night, an awful thunderstorm Bridge for awhile. The many buoys out in the bay were broke overhead, with frequent lightning flashes visible blinking red and green, and the lights of small vessels through the translucent foredeck hatch, torrential moved back and forth in various directions, and I rains the likes of which Noah saw, and a single, initial NO TAX THE BEST PRICES ANYWHERE! outside of NEW VELVET DRIVE TRANSMISSIONS
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also realized that if I were making the same trip in a sailboat, it would take nearly a week unless I had a crew of at least three and we sailed on the outside 24/7. I might do that someday, too, I thought. But for the moment, I was content; the rich, green eelgrass of the salt marsh surrounding the marina looked a lot like crab country; heck, it even smelled like blueshells. I looked at the restaurant menu; fried softshell crabs. Oh, my. “Dinner’s on me tonight; that’s the custom,” the Captain said. “Know what you want?” “I sure do.” Capt. Mike Martel lives in Bristol, R.I., where he writes about marine subjects and is restoring, in his free time, his 1930 Alden-designed gaff yawl Privateer. An ex-Coastie and licensed Master, he is constantly looking for opportunities to get out on the sea as a delivery skipper or professional crew while romancing rotted wood in his boat shed.
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HIS STORY, continued from Page 57 We all learned this was an area the British retained control of for some time after the Revolutionary War concluded. We hiked up the hill to view the remains of the fort, of which there was little left other than the earthen walls and some stonework. It was interesting to see how the town used the site in modern times: In the center of the fort was a Little League field, a grim reminder of the game we were missing. Our evening meal was lobster and steak, and I ate too much but just could not stop. It was too wonderful. A few drinks at a shoreside pub gave us a chance to get to know our shipmates a little better. We made our way slowly to Isleboro the next morning. It would be generous to say the winds were light, but it was quiet and relaxing and gave us a good chance to read, relax and see the spectacular coast of Maine as it slid quietly past. The Grace Bailey had no engine so any motoring was done with the yawl and its 55-horse turbo diesel pushing her along, which she did at a nice clip. One of the crew took the time to demonstrate some marlinspike seamanship, and showed me how to weave a rope mat. We anchored Saturday night in a quiet bay off Isleboro, summer getaway for a number of celebrities. The 250-pound primary fisherman-style anchor is lowered and raised by hand with the original hand-operated capstan. It was lifted into its place along the rail with block and tackle in the rigging. We did not have to use it, but were told the 500-pound storm anchor could be difficult to raise. Once the boat was secure, some of the passengers went ashore to tour the island. My wife and I decided to stay behind and tour the bay in the 100-year-old Whitehall pulling boat, which was a joy to row. When all were back aboard, the crew treated us to another fabulous meal, a New England boiled dinner. The next morning dawned as the others had, foggy and cool. We raised sail to the best wind of the cruise and enjoyed a lively, although short, sail back into Camden harbor Sunday morning. I watched in wideeyed fascination as the captain and crew expertly
It was a great cruise despite the poor weather and one I would highly recommend. It was a brief step back in time to experience cruising the Maine coast on a classic wooden schooner. guided the Grace Bailey back to her berth. It was a testament to the captainâ€™s skill in boat handling as I was positive we were going to hit something in this crowded harbor. An aspect of the cruise that stands out is the crew, all of whom were outstanding. They were competent, fun loving, attentive, and always ready to do what was needed. They clearly love doing what they do, and it showed in their attention to the boat and passengers and their overall good nature. The captain was especially good, and it was clear he was both liked and respected by the crew. And I will never forget the boat itself. I love boats, and the Grace Bailey is amazing, truly living history. Nearly everything on the boat is the same as when she was first launched and is still run the same way. The only technology on board was a battery bank to run cabin lights, GPS and VHF radio. Nothing else was modern; everything else was original. She is a wonderful craft with no need for Mylar sails, double-braid line, fancy technology or stainless steel. It was a great cruise despite the poor weather and one I would highly recommend. It was a brief step back in time to experience cruising the Maine coast on a classic wooden schooner. Unfortunately, I believe it may have backfired as it was not what my wife had in mind when she suggested a crewed charter. Her vision included warmer temperatures, more comfortable accommodations and boat drinks. Tim and Sylvia, of Biddeford, Maine, sail a 1971 Ericson 29 out of the Marblehead area of the Saco River.
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HER STORY, continued from Page 54 weekend of the windjammer cruise was going to force me to miss an All Star game. Realizing how important this trip was to Tim, I agreed to miss the game. We arrived in Camden and were greeted by our captain. He and his crew loaded us in the dinghy, and we motored to the Grace Bailey. The fog was so thick we could not even see her until we were almost on her. Well, that’s summer in Maine: You never know what you’ll get for weather. The standard introductions were made, and the rules of the boat and the working of the plumbing, stove and general information were explained. We were assigned our cabin, which was small but had enough storage for our wet-weather gear, which I purchased solely for this adventure. I was a little shocked to find that our showers were foot-pedal operated, and it was the same water used for cooking. Because we had to conserve water, I felt some guilt and was pretty sure it would be sponge bath and baseball hats for the weekend. The crew couldn’t have been nicer. They tried to tend to our every need, and they sang while they worked. They took time to answer any questions Tim had; for Tim, this was a dream come true. For me, it was camping on a floating tent. I can’t really comment on the experience because I really didn’t have much of one. When the captain called “all hands on deck” (any of
For me, it was camping on a floating tent. I can’t really comment on the experience because I really didn’t have much of one. those who wanted to help), I’d go below to be out of the way. I had no desire to hoist the sail, which they did hoist, but unfortunately there was little wind so we had to use the dinghy’s motor to push the boat along. We docked in a little town, and had a fabulous steak and lobster dinner on deck. After dinner, we took a walk around the very quaint little Maine town. So was our first night quaint. As I mentioned before, the cabins were small, and it was like sleeping on the ground. But what should one expect when sleeping on a boat? Thankfully, the cook had the foresight to know that some of her passengers would appreciate a hot cup of coffee and warm muffins on deck upon crawling out of their cabin. The day of “sailing” was pretty much the same as the day before: low visibility and little to no wind. I brought a couple of books and an iPod to keep myself entertained. I found a spot on the damp deck (I purchased pants with wicking so I managed to stay dry). The cook kept the coffee and hot water going all day
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long. There was never a shortage of food or beverage. We anchored the second night in a cove. Tim and I took a row in the dinghy, just to get off the boat (into a smaller boat) and have a little time to ourselves. We got back on the boat and poured a glass of wine. Providentially, it never rained. We woke up early, and again there was coffee and muffins waiting for us on deck. They hoisted the sail, and off we went back to Camden. We got back to shore in good time (I think we used the motor and the sail). Capt. Dan maneuvered the boat into the packed marina like it was a 16-foot motorboat. His skill is impressive. We thanked our crew, who were by far the salvation of my first overnight experience on a sailboat. I know Tim still wants to try it on our own boat, but unfortunately for him, the windjammer cruise did not have the intended effect. I have even more doubts than before. Our current boat doesn’t have a shower or a crew. It has Tim and me. And as much as Tim says he’ll do it all, he won’t be able to. Sylvia and Tim are planning a weeklong charter in the Virgin Islands. Sylvia finds a nice lee behind a hogshead and tunes into a good book while tuning out the dampness and the chill.
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-0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5
Day Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4 Aug 5 Aug 6 Aug 7 Aug 8 Aug 9 Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15
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09:36AM 10:25AM 11:16AM 12:09PM 05:51AM 06:44AM 07:48AM 09:05AM 10:19AM 11:18AM 06:34AM 07:24AM 08:09AM 08:50AM 09:30AM 10:09AM 10:47AM 11:25AM 12:03PM 05:40AM 06:24AM 07:18AM 08:24AM 09:33AM 10:35AM 11:30AM 06:48AM 07:37AM 08:24AM 09:12AM 10:02AM
Moonrise 7:52 AM 9:06 AM 10:20 AM 11:34 AM 12:48 PM 2:00 PM 3:08 PM ----4:10 PM ----5:04 PM ----5:49 PM ----6:27 PM ----7:00 PM ----7:28 PM ----7:53 PM ----8:17 PM
4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5 -0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.5 0.4 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.2 3.9 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.9
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Moonset 8:52 PM 9:21 PM 9:51 PM 10:23 PM 11:00 PM 11:41 PM ----12:30 AM ----1:25 AM ----2:26 AM ----3:31 AM -----4:36 AM -----5:41 AM ----6:44 AM ----7:45 AM -----
90 Points East August 2011
03:11PM 04:00PM 04:51PM 05:44PM 01:05PM 02:03PM 03:04PM 04:10PM 05:15PM 06:14PM 12:09PM 12:54PM 01:38PM 02:19PM 03:00PM 03:39PM 04:17PM 04:56PM 05:37PM 12:43PM 01:27PM 02:17PM 03:16PM 04:20PM 05:23PM 06:18PM 12:23PM 01:15PM 02:06PM 02:57PM 03:47PM
-0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 4.4 4.3 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.7 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.5 3.7 4.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5 -0.4
Day Aug 16 Aug 17 Aug 18 Aug 19 Aug 20 Aug 21 Aug 22 Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug
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05:37PM 06:31PM 12:51PM 01:44PM 02:41PM 03:44PM 04:50PM 05:55PM 12:41PM 01:39PM 02:34PM 03:23PM 04:08PM 04:52PM 05:34PM 06:17PM 12:30PM 01:15PM 02:02PM 02:52PM 03:48PM 04:48PM 05:45PM 12:07PM 01:02PM 01:55PM 02:46PM 03:37PM 04:27PM 05:19PM 06:12PM
0.0 0.0 3.3 3.4 3.4 3.3 3.3 3.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.4 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2
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10.5 10.9 11.1 11.2 11.1 10.9 10.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.7 9.5 9.4 9.2 9.2 2.0 1.8 1.4 0.9 0.3 -0.4 -0.9 11.3 11.6
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07:28PM 08:29PM 09:32PM 10:34PM 11:36PM
0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
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06:53PM 07:44PM 08:30PM 09:14PM 09:56PM 10:38PM 11:20PM
3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9
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07:02PM 07:51PM 08:42PM 09:35PM 10:29PM 11:22PM
0.5 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
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06:35PM 07:21PM 08:03PM 08:46PM 09:29PM 10:15PM 11:04PM 11:54PM
2.9 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.1
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07:13PM 08:03PM 08:54PM 09:48PM 10:45PM 11:46PM
-0.5 -0.7 -0.8 -0.7 -0.4 -0.2
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07:24PM 08:27PM 09:27PM 10:23PM 11:13PM 11:58PM
10.6 10.5 10.5 10.6 10.6 10.5
H H H H H H
07:07PM 07:48PM 08:30PM 09:12PM 09:57PM 10:45PM 11:36PM
0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5
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06:59PM 07:55PM 08:50PM 09:42PM 10:34PM 11:24PM
9.3 9.6 10.0 10.5 10.9 11.3
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Newport, R.I. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
3.1 3.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 2.3 2.4 2.6 2.8 3.1 3.3 3.5 3.6
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09:54PM 10:44PM 11:35PM
4.5 4.3 4.1
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06:48PM 08:24PM 10:02PM 11:07PM 11:59PM
0.4 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4
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07:05PM 07:51PM 08:33PM 09:13PM 09:51PM 10:29PM 11:07PM 11:45PM
4.2 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.9 3.6 3.4 3.2
H H H H H H H H
06:24PM 07:26PM 09:00PM 10:17PM 11:09PM 11:53PM
0.9 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.4
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07:09PM 07:57PM 08:44PM 09:33PM 10:23PM
4.3 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.4
H H H H H
Moonrise ----8:41 PM ----9:05 PM ----9:31 PM ----10:00 PM ----10:33 PM ----11:13 PM ----11:59 PM ----12:53 AM 1:55 AM 3:02 AM 4:14 AM 5:28 AM 6:44 AM 8:00 AM 9:17 AM
Moonset 8:46 AM 9:45 AM ----10:45 AM ----11:44 AM ----12:44 PM ----1:43 PM ----2:40 PM 3:33 4:22 5:06 5:44 6:19 6:50 7:21 7:51 8:24
PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
12:35AM 01:24AM 02:13AM 03:05AM 04:00AM 04:57AM 05:59AM 12:49AM 01:53AM 02:56AM 03:54AM 04:45AM 05:31AM 06:13AM 12:40AM 01:20AM 02:00AM 02:40AM 03:23AM 04:08AM 04:56AM 05:48AM 12:31AM 01:28AM 02:23AM 03:16AM 04:06AM 04:55AM 05:42AM 12:13AM 01:03AM
11.3 11.4 11.3 10.9 10.5 9.9 9.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 10.4 10.2 9.9 9.6 9.2 8.8 8.4 8.2 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.6 -1.0 11.5 11.5
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06:56AM 07:42AM 08:29AM 09:18AM 10:09AM 11:04AM 12:02PM 07:04AM 08:09AM 09:13AM 10:10AM 11:01AM 11:47AM 12:28PM 06:53AM 07:31AM 08:09AM 08:48AM 09:28AM 10:11AM 10:58AM 11:49AM 06:44AM 07:40AM 08:36AM 09:29AM 10:19AM 11:07AM 11:53AM 06:28AM 07:16AM
-1.1 -1.2 -1.1 -0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.5 9.1 9.0 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.7 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.7 1.9 8.1 8.2 8.5 9.0 9.6 10.2 10.8 -1.3 -1.3
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Times for Boston, MA
AUGUST 2011 Day Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
5:37 5:38 5:39 5:40 5:41 5:42 5:43 5:44 5:45 5:46 5:47 5:48 5:49 5:50 5:51 5:52
8:04 8:03 8:02 8:00 7:59 7:58 7:57 7:55 7:54 7:53 7:51 7:50 7:49 7:47 7:46 7:44
Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug Aug
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01:09PM 01:55PM 02:42PM 03:33PM 04:26PM 05:22PM 06:22PM 01:03PM 02:05PM 03:05PM 04:02PM 04:53PM 05:41PM 06:25PM 01:06PM 01:44PM 02:21PM 03:00PM 03:41PM 04:25PM 05:13PM 06:05PM 12:43PM 01:39PM 02:35PM 03:29PM 04:21PM 05:11PM 06:01PM 12:40PM 01:28PM
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5:53 5:54 5:55 5:57 5:58 5:59 6:00 6:01 6:02 6:03 6:04 6:05 6:06 6:07 6:08
7:43 7:41 7:40 7:38 7:37 7:35 7:34 7:32 7:30 7:29 7:27 7:25 7:24 7:22 7:20
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August Tides Portland, Maine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
12:21AM 01:09AM 01:58AM 02:50AM 03:46AM 04:45AM 05:49AM 12:43AM 01:51AM 02:55AM 03:53AM 04:44AM 05:30AM 06:12AM 12:34AM 01:13AM 01:51AM 02:30AM 03:10AM 03:53AM 04:40AM 05:31AM 12:16AM 01:15AM 02:12AM 03:06AM 03:55AM 04:42AM 05:28AM 12:00AM 12:49AM
10.9 11.0 10.8 10.5 10.1 9.5 9.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 10.0 9.8 9.5 9.1 8.7 8.4 8.0 7.7 1.5 1.4 1.1 0.6 0.0 -0.5 -0.9 11.1 11.1
H H H H H H H L L L L L L L H H H H H H H H L L L L L L L H H
06:41AM 07:26AM 08:13AM 09:02AM 09:54AM 10:50AM 11:50AM 06:57AM 08:06AM 09:10AM 10:07AM 10:57AM 11:42AM 12:23PM 06:50AM 07:26AM 08:01AM 08:36AM 09:13AM 09:53AM 10:38AM 11:27AM 06:28AM 07:27AM 08:25AM 09:18AM 10:08AM 10:55AM 11:41AM 06:14AM 07:00AM
-1.0 -1.1 -1.0 -0.8 -0.4 0.0 0.4 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.9 9.1 9.2 9.3 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.8 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.8 7.6 7.7 8.0 8.5 9.1 9.7 10.3 -1.2 -1.2
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12:55PM 01:41PM 02:29PM 03:20PM 04:13PM 05:11PM 06:14PM 12:55PM 02:01PM 03:04PM 04:01PM 04:52PM 05:38PM 06:21PM 01:01PM 01:37PM 02:12PM 02:49PM 03:28PM 04:10PM 04:56PM 05:48PM 12:22PM 01:20PM 02:18PM 03:13PM 04:05PM 04:55PM 05:45PM 12:27PM 01:14PM
Bar Harbor, Maine 10.0 10.4 10.6 10.7 10.6 10.4 10.3 0.7 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.4 9.4 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.1 8.9 8.8 8.8 1.9 1.8 1.4 0.9 0.3 -0.3 -0.8 10.8 11.1
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06:55PM 07:45PM 08:38PM 09:33PM 10:33PM 11:36PM
-0.4 -0.6 -0.6 -0.5 -0.3 -0.1
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07:19PM 08:24PM 09:25PM 10:20PM 11:09PM 11:53PM
10.1 10.1 10.2 10.2 10.3 10.2
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07:02PM 07:41PM 08:20PM 09:00PM 09:43PM 10:29PM 11:20PM
0.5 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.1 1.3 1.5
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06:43PM 07:41PM 08:37PM 09:31PM 10:21PM 11:11PM
8.9 9.1 9.5 10.0 10.5 10.9
H H H H H H
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
12:03AM 12:50AM 01:39AM 02:31AM 03:26AM 04:25AM 05:29AM 12:25AM 01:32AM 02:35AM 03:32AM 04:24AM 05:10AM 05:52AM 12:14AM 12:53AM 01:32AM 02:10AM 02:51AM 03:33AM 04:20AM 05:12AM 12:01AM 12:59AM 01:56AM 02:49AM 03:38AM 04:25AM 05:11AM 05:56AM 12:30AM
12.5 12.6 12.4 12.1 11.6 11.1 10.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 11.6 11.3 10.9 10.5 10.1 9.7 9.3 9.0 1.6 1.5 1.1 0.6 0.0 -0.6 -1.1 -1.4 12.8
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06:24AM 07:09AM 07:56AM 08:45AM 09:38AM 10:35AM 11:36AM 06:36AM 07:43AM 08:47AM 09:44AM 10:34AM 11:20AM 12:01PM 06:31AM 07:08AM 07:44AM 08:21AM 08:59AM 09:39AM 10:24AM 11:15AM 06:08AM 07:07AM 08:04AM 08:58AM 09:47AM 10:34AM 11:20AM 12:06PM 06:43AM
Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Bar Harbor Stonington Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Portland Kennebunkport Portsmouth Portland
High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,
High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86
Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole
Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport
High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,
High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40
Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol
New London Newport Newport Newport
High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,
High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14
Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport
Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport
High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,
High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85
a u g u s t New Moon
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2 0 1 1
-1.1 -1.2 -1.2 -0.9 -0.5 0.0 0.5 10.2 10.1 10.2 10.4 10.6 10.8 10.9 -0.2 0.1 0.4 0.8 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.1 8.9 9.0 9.3 9.9 10.6 11.4 12.0 12.6 -1.4
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12:33PM 01:20PM 02:08PM 02:59PM 03:53PM 04:52PM 05:55PM 12:42PM 01:47PM 02:50PM 03:46PM 04:37PM 05:24PM 06:06PM 12:39PM 01:16PM 01:52PM 02:30PM 03:09PM 03:51PM 04:38PM 05:30PM 12:10PM 01:09PM 02:06PM 03:01PM 03:52PM 04:41PM 05:30PM 06:19PM 12:54PM
11.7 12.1 12.3 12.3 12.2 12.0 11.7 0.8 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.3 10.9 10.9 10.8 10.6 10.4 10.3 10.1 10.0 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.1 0.4 -0.3 -0.9 -1.3 12.9
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20.2 20.7 20.9 20.8 20.5 20.0 19.5 1.1 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.3 18.8 18.8 18.6 18.4 18.0 17.6 17.3 17.1 3.1 2.9 2.3 1.3 0.2 -0.8 -1.8 -2.4 21.8
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06:40PM 07:29PM 08:22PM 09:17PM 10:16PM 11:19PM
-0.5 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2
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07:00PM 08:04PM 09:04PM 09:59PM 10:48PM 11:33PM
11.6 11.6 11.6 11.7 11.8 11.7
H H H H H H
06:46PM 07:26PM 08:05PM 08:45PM 09:28PM 10:14PM 11:05PM
0.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.2 1.4 1.6
L L L L L L L
06:26PM 07:24PM 08:20PM 09:13PM 10:03PM 10:52PM 11:41PM
10.1 10.4 10.8 11.4 12.0 12.5 12.8
H H H H H H H
07:02PM 07:51PM 08:41PM 09:33PM 10:28PM 11:27PM
-1.2 -1.5 -1.5 -1.3 -0.9 -0.3
L L L L L L
07:00PM 08:03PM 09:03PM 09:58PM 10:48PM 11:33PM
19.2 19.1 19.2 19.4 19.6 19.6
H H H H H H
06:57PM 07:36PM 08:15PM 08:56PM 09:39PM 10:25PM 11:15PM
0.3 0.5 0.8 1.2 1.6 2.0 2.3
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06:38PM 07:35PM 08:31PM 09:24PM 10:15PM 11:04PM 11:52PM
17.2 17.6 18.3 19.2 20.1 20.9 21.5
H H H H H H H
Eastport, Maine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
12:15AM 01:02AM 01:50AM 02:41AM 03:34AM 04:30AM 05:30AM 12:29AM 01:33AM 02:36AM 03:35AM 04:28AM 05:15AM 05:59AM 12:16AM 12:56AM 01:36AM 02:16AM 02:57AM 03:41AM 04:28AM 05:19AM 12:09AM 01:06AM 02:04AM 02:59AM 03:52AM 04:41AM 05:29AM 06:16AM 12:40AM
20.9 21.1 21.0 20.6 19.9 19.1 18.3 0.1 0.3 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 19.5 19.2 18.8 18.2 17.6 17.0 16.4 16.0 2.4 2.2 1.7 0.8 -0.2 -1.1 -1.9 -2.4 21.6
H H H H H H H L L L L L L L H H H H H H H H L L L L L L L L H
06:42AM 07:29AM 08:16AM 09:05AM 09:57AM 10:52AM 11:50AM 06:33AM 07:38AM 08:40AM 09:38AM 10:30AM 11:16AM 11:59AM 06:39AM 07:17AM 07:55AM 08:34AM 09:14AM 09:56AM 10:43AM 11:34AM 06:15AM 07:12AM 08:09AM 09:03AM 09:54AM 10:43AM 11:30AM 12:17PM 07:04AM
M o o n Full Moon
-1.9 -2.1 -2.0 -1.6 -1.0 -0.2 0.6 17.7 17.5 17.5 17.9 18.2 18.6 18.8 -0.3 0.0 0.4 0.9 1.5 2.1 2.6 3.0 15.8 16.0 16.5 17.4 18.5 19.6 20.6 21.4 -2.6
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12:43PM 01:29PM 02:17PM 03:07PM 04:00PM 04:57PM 05:57PM 12:52PM 01:56PM 02:58PM 03:55PM 04:46PM 05:33PM 06:16PM 12:39PM 01:18PM 01:56PM 02:36PM 03:17PM 04:02PM 04:50PM 05:42PM 12:29PM 01:27PM 02:24PM 03:19PM 04:12PM 05:02PM 05:51PM 06:40PM 01:04PM
P h a s e s Last Quarter
August 21 Points East August 2011
PASSAGES/T h ey
Rudolph J. Schaefer III 90, Stonington, Conn.
A philanthropist throughout his life, Mr. Schaefer was especially proud of his work with the Mystic Seaport, serving as a trustee in 1975 and later president and chairman of the board from 1983 to 1989. His love of the sea and yachting sparked a life long interest in marine art. He was proactive in supporting many aspiring marine artists. “Rudie,” as he was known, with great respect, was instrumental in building the Mystic Maritime Art Gallery at Mystic Seaport in honor of his father, Rudolph J. Schaefer, Jr. Mr. Schaefer was actively involved in many organizations including the Cruising Club of America, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club, Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo Anglers Club, and New York Yacht Club.
Kenneth (Kenny) J. Miller 57, Milford, Conn.
Kenny passed away June 30 in a hospital near his home. Kenny was one of the last true, on your handsand-knees sailmakers. He grew up in the Chicago area, where he learned to sail. During his career he worked at Murphy/Nye in Chicago, UK Sails in Seabrook, Tex., Melges Sails in Zenda, Wisc., and North Sails in Milford,
will b e missed
Conn. He was hard worker, a sweet soul and good father to his three children: Chandler, 28; Travis 26; and Emily, 15.
Kenneth M. MacKenzie 69, Mattapoisett, Mass.
Ken died May 27, 2010, at home after a long illness. He was the former owner and operator the iconic L. Francis Herreshoff-designed ketch Ticonderoga, chartering in the Caribbean and the West Indies. He also performed finish and restoration work on yachts. Ken was an accomplished yachtsman, having participated in 12 Antigua Race Weeks, raced in Southern Ocean Racing Conference on Mistress Quickly 1980-81, made many transatlantic passages, and experienced eight survivaltype storms including Hurricane Gilda along with the 1979 Fastnet Race in which 21 boats were lost. Ken organized the first and second Mount Gay Rum Regattas in 1974 and 1975, which evolved into the Classic Yacht Regatta. As owner/captain of Ticonderoga, he was overall winner of 1976 Tall Ships Race Bermuda to Newport, was an America’s Cup reserve crew on 12 meter Enterprise, and captained Off Soundings and Physalia, both 70-foot motorsailers, and Lord Jim, a 72foot Alden schooner.
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Bristol: Aidan’s Irish Pub, All Paint, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Marine, Bristol Yacht Club, Hall Spars & Rigging, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Jamestown Distributors, Quantum Thurston Sails, Superior Marine. Central Falls: Twin City Marine. Charlestown: Ocean House Marina. Cranston: Port Edgewood Marina, Rhode Island Yacht Club. East Greenwich: Anderson’s Ski & Dive Center, East Greenwich Yacht Club, Norton’s Shipyard & Marina, West Marine. East Providence: East Providence Yacht Club. Jamestown: Conanicut Marine Supply, Dutch Harbor Boatyard.. Middletown: West Marine Narragansett: Buster Krabs, West Marine. Newport: Brewer Street Boatworks, Casey’s Marina, Goat Island Marina, IYRS, Museum of Yachting, New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport Nautical Supply, Newport Visitor Information Center, Newport Yacht Club, Old Port Marine Services, Sail Newport, Seamen’s Church Institute, Starbucks, Team One, The Newport Shipyard, West Wind Marina. North Kingstown: Allen Harbor Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, RI Mooring Services. Portsmouth: Brewer Sakonnet Marina, East Passage Yachting Center, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hinckley Yacht Services, Ship’s Store and Rigging, The Melville Grill. Riverside: Bullock’s Cove Marina. Tiverton: Don’s Marine, Life Raft & Survival Equipment, Ocean Options, Quality Yacht Services, Standish Boat Yard. Wakefield: Point Jude Boats, Point Judith Marina, Point Judith Yacht Club, Point View Marina, Ram Point Marina, Silver Spring Marine, Snug Harbor Marine, Stone Cove Marina. Warren: Country Club Laundry, Warren River Boatworks. Warwick: Appanoag Harbor Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett, Greenwich Bay Marina, Pettis Boat Yard, Ponaug Marina, Warwick Cove Marina. Wickford: Brewer Wickford Cove Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, Marine Consignment of Wickford, Pleasant Street Wharf, Wickford Marina, Wickford Shipyard, Wickford Yacht Club. CONNECTICUT Branford: Birbarie Marine, Branford River Marina, Branford Yacht Club, Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina, Dutch Wharf Boat Yard, Indian Neck Yacht Club, Pine Orchard Yacht Club, West Marine. Byram: Byram Town Marina. Chester: Castle Marina, Chester Marina, Hays Haven Marina, Middlesex Yacht Club. Clinton: Cedar Island Marina, Connecticut Marine One, Harborside Marina, Old Harbor Marina, Port Clinton Marina, Riverside Basin Marina, West Marine. Cos Cob: Palmer Point Marina. Darien: E&B Marine, Noroton Yacht Club. Deep River: Brewer Deep River Marina. East Haddam: Andrews Marina East Norwalk: Rex Marine. Essex: Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Boatique, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Island Marina, Essex Yacht Club. Fairfield: J. Russell Jinishian Gallery.
Farmington: Pattaconk Yacht Club. Greenwich: Beacon Point Marine, Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Groton: Pine Island Marina, Shennecossett Yacht Club, Thames View Marina. Guilford: Brown’s Boat Yard, Guilford Boat Yard, Harbormaster. Lyme: Cove Landing Marine. Madison: East River Marine. Milford: Flagship Marina, Milford Boat Works, Milford Landing, Milford Yacht Club, Port Milford, Spencer’s Marina. Mystic: Brewer Yacht Yard, Fort Rachel Marina, Gwenmor Marina, Mason Island Yacht Club, Mystic Point Marina, Mystic River Yacht Club, Mystic Seaport Museum Store, Mystic Shipyard, West Marine. New Haven: City Point Yacht Club, Fairclough Sails, Oyster Point Marina. New London: Crocker’s Boatyard, Ferry Slip Dockominium Assoc., Hellier Yacht Sales, Thames Shipyard and Ferry, Thames Yacht Club, Thamesport Marina, West Marine. Niantic: Boats Inc., Mago Pt. Marina, Marine Consignment of Mystic, Port Niantic Marina, Three Belles Marina. Noank: Brower’s Cove Marina, Hood Sails, Noank Village Boatyard, Palmers Cove Marina, Ram Island Yacht Club, Spicer’s. Norwalk: Norwest Marine, Rex Marine, Total Marine, West Marine. Norwich: The Marina at American Wharf. Old Lyme: Old Lyme Marina. Old Saybrook: Brewer’s Ferry Point Marina, Harbor Hill Marina & Inn, Harbor One Marina, Island Cove Marina, Oak Leaf Marina, Ocean Performance, Ragged Rock Marina, Saybrook Point Marina, West Marine. Portland: J & S Marine Services, Yankee Boat Yard & Marina. Riverside: Riverside Yacht Club. Rowayton: All Seasons Marina, Wilson Cove Marina. South Norwalk: Norwalk Yacht Club, Rex Marine Center, Surfside 3 Marina. Stamford: Brewer Yacht Haven Marina, Czescik Marina, Halloween Yacht Club, Hathaway Reiser Rigging, Landfall Navigation, Ponas Yacht Club, Prestige Yacht Sales, Stamford Landing Marina, Stamford Yacht Club, West Marine, Z Sails. Stonington: Dodson Boat Yard, Dog Watch Café, Madwanuck Yacht Club, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club. Stratford: Brewer Stratford Marina, West Marine. Waterford: Defender Industries. Westbrook: Atlantic Outboard, Brewer Pilots Point Marina, Pier 76 Marina, Sound Boatworks. West Haven: West Cove Marina. Westport: Cedar Point Yacht Club. NEW YORK New York: New York Nautical Ossining: Shattemuc Yacht Club Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club. West Islip: West Marine.
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Our other tenants; Hallett Canvas and Sail, New Wave Yachts and The Boathouse remain on site and have also received upgrades to their facilities. It has been an exciting time for everyone at Handy Boat and we hope you will plan to stop by and check us out.
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igational obstacles that are normally fairly visible during the day. Halfway to Seguin we figured out why we could not see the island. The entire region outside the Kennebec was enshrouded in fog. But that was not going to stop us. After all, we were supposed to be the navigational experts. Others on board may have had reservations about sticking to this destination in dense fog, but politely, and perhaps foolishly, they let me make the decision. As we motored slowly past Ellingwood Rock, which stands guard immediately to the north of Seguin, we had two people conducting continuous radar fixes as fast as they could be plotted on the chart, thus monitoring our approach. We had a good helmsman at the wheel and lookouts all over the deck. Turning south toward the U-shaped harbor at Seguin, the plot showed us being set to the east of our desired track even as we repeatedly altered course to compensate. It was a calm afternoon with a modest swell coming in from the ocean. But visibility was nil. We could not see what was happening to us. By the time alarm bells were really going off in my mind, it was too late. Water depth suddenly diminished, and that’s when we bounced off the rock. As a swell picked up the boat and then passed underneath, our keel came down hard on a rock, which seemed to set the entire vessel to vibrating, especially those steel masts and all the rigging. At least that’s the way I remember it. Perhaps with the further effect of the swell passing by, the schooner then heeled over dramatically to starboard, maybe to 30 degrees before quickly righting herself. It was a frightening moment for all of us. By that time I had put the engine in reverse, and we commenced powering backward, hopefully in the direction we had come. Everyone on deck was in shock – speechless – myself included, especially after that scary roll to starboard. Someone dropped down below to check for water or other damage. There was no visible damage anywhere, except to our own feelings. The radar plot continued. We knew that we had fetched up on the rocks and ledge that form part of the eastern arm of the U-shaped harbor. It was then that my daughter, six years old, broke the silence by saying, “Don’t worry everyone, the Ocean Star is made of steel.” Then, after a second’s pause she added, “Wait…the Titanic was made of steel, too.” Her innocent comment did not exactly draw laughter, considering the circumstances, but it served to lighten the moment. Then it happened again. As we moved slowly backwards, those rocks had one last crack at us. With the bottom of our keel nine feet underwater, it is easy to visualize it happening. Another swell picked us up and then dropped that heavy keel, with its one-inch protective steel shoe welded to its bottom, flat onto anwww.pointseast.com
other rock with the same seemingly catastrophic result. But at least there was no roll that second time. We kept moving backward, and in another minute or so we figured we were clear of the rocks. Our heading throughout this near disaster was more west than south. After two hard groundings, you would think we had had enough. But since we were so tantalizingly close, and since we were more or less heading into the tidal current, I suggested that we could just dodge to the north a bit to clear that rocky area and then head back towards the island itself, or at least into the little harbor, neither of which were visible. It was just a few minutes later when the northern tip of Seguin appeared about 50 to 100 feet ahead of us, and we could see that there were actually people standing on the rocky point waving their arms at us. That’s when we all collectively decided to get the heck out of there. Rather than risk further embarrassment inside the tiny harbor, we turned tail and navigated our way back out past Ellingwood Rock, with plenty of allowance for current, and headed east towards the western shore of Southport Island. I think that was the longest fivemile run in my life, but there was still plenty of navigation to attend to, so that kept our minds mercifully occupied. Dropping anchor at the first available spot an hour or so later, those of us who felt responsible for this terrible turn of events more or less collapsed on the deck of the pilothouse. While passing a bottle of rum around, we commenced to rehash the entire painful experience. The following morning, rather than get started with our vacation cruise, we chose to prolong the feelings of guilt and agony by going into Boothbay Harbor to hire a diver to inspect the bottom. It seemed to take forever, but when the diver finally returned to the surface and dragged himself back into his inflatable boat, he looked up at all of us lining the rail, shook his head and commenced to apologize. “I think I can find where you might have gone aground,” he said, “but if you are expecting me to come up with a damage report I’ve got nothing.” The relief we all felt was tangible. It was the second time we had been spared the worst consequences of our navigational blunders. But while I, too, felt immensely relieved at the diver’s findings, the incident dogged me throughout the two-week cruise, and it has stuck with me ever since. The only good part, in this sense, is that it served to make me a far better and more cautious navigator – or so I think. Greg Walsh, retired publisher of Ocean Navigator and Professional Mariner magazines, is former owner of the 88-foot schooner, Ocean Star. Points East August 2011 103
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36’ Herreshoff Ketch, 1986 Nereia, L. Francis Herreshoff Ketch. Well maintained. Single owner. Mahogany on oak frames. Bronze fastened. Westerbeke 40 diesel. Clark sails. Wooden dinghy included. In water Branford Conn. $48,500. 203-481-4160. firstname.lastname@example.org
36’ Dickerson Ketch, 1973 Center cockpit classic in very good condition. Fiberglass hull. Low hours on Westerbeke 42 B. Full keel with 4 ft. draft. Upgraded mechanical, electrical, tanks, paint and non-skid decks. Ready to cruise Maine. Call owner 207-8642552 or 207-475-6123. email@example.com
38’ Pearson Invicta II, 1968 Therapy was completely re-built in 2000 to 2001 by her owner. Reequipping included a Universal 25hp diesel, Isotherm refrigeration, Force 10 propane stove, among many other features. All new electronics were added along with new sails and other upgrades. $59,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com firstname.lastname@example.org m 41’ Albin Nimbus Sloop, 1981 An excellent value; fully commissioned. She has an attractive varnished teak interior with three separate cabins and two head compartments. $37,500. Gray & Gray, Inc 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com
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POWER Cash for your Boston Whaler. Cash paid for your Boston Whaler. Any condition considered. Please call John at, York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 16’ Lund Laker, 2002 With a 40hp Honda and a trailer. $7,700 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com email@example.com 16’ Maritime Skiff, 1998 Powered by a 2005 Suzuki 70hp engine with under 500 hours. New Trailer. Garmin GPS, VHF Radio, well equipped for a day of fishing. $10,500. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yamaha, NuTeak decks, teak floor grates, custom console, mahogany bench. Comes with cooler seat, custom boat cover, console cover, bimini, anchor and rode, fenders, fish finder, swim platform, rod holders, nav lights, trailer. $16,000 obo. Call 207.439.3967. Ask for Tom 17’ Bristol Skiff, 2008 Stable, economical traditional New England craft. Dark blue lapstrake fiberglass hull, mahogany trim, twin deep skegs, wide bow - provides dry and comfortable ride. 40hp Suzuki, trailer included. Located in Essex, Conn. $12,900. Call Eastland Yachts for details; 860-767-8224. 17’ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207-223-8885. 17’ Key West 176CC, 2010 New 2010 Key West 176CC w/Suzuki 90hp 4-stroke & trailer $24,730. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com email@example.com
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18’ Mini Tugboat Fiberglass over two layers of 1/4 marine plywood. 3GM30 Yanmar, Garmin chartplotter/sonar combo, VHF radio. Cushions, cover, ground tackle, etc. 207- 832-0321. $25,000 or best offer. firstname.lastname@example.org 18’ Seaway Sportsman, 2011 Seaway 18 Sportsman, Suzuki 70hp 4-stroke & Trailer. Claret Red, varnished teak. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com email@example.com 18’ Tidewater 180CC LOA 17’8, beam 7’9, draft 10, fuel cap. 40 gal, Max HP 115. An 18 footer that feels much bigger with a very dry ride running 40 mph. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 19’ Searay Laguna Includes trailer. $9,300. Call The Yacht Connection 877-241-2594. firstname.lastname@example.org
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GPS/Fishfinder, Bimini top, stern seat. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com firstname.lastname@example.org 20’ Eastern CC, 2009 Yamaha 90hp 4-stroke, T Top, Raymarine A50D w/ fishfinder, Ray55 VHF, Sony AM/FM/CD/MP3, swim platform, all accs. incl 2009 Venture trailer, under 40Hrs , ready to launch. $31,900. Phil at 603-868-2173. email@example.com 20’ Sea Ray Signature 210 Ready for the waves. Powered by Mercruiser EFI 220hp. $9,500. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207363-3602. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 21’6 Tidewater 216CC Beam 8’6, draft 14, fuel capacity 70 gal., max. HP 225. A smooth, dry ride with big fish features; dual livewells, large fish boxes, gunwale rod storage and large console for electronics. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 21’ Boston Whaler Conquest 2000. With a 2000 225hp Evinrude. Has new Garmin GPS Chart Plotter and Fish Finder too. $23,500 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com email@example.com 21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2011 New Seaway 21 Seafarer, Suzuki 115 4-stroke & Trailer. Dark Blue,
21’ Key West NEW Key West 211CC, Suzuki 175, Trailer, T-Top, GPS/Fishfinder and lots more. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com firstname.lastname@example.org 21’ Bristol Harbor Center Console. LOA 21’3-5/8, beam 8’5, draft 14. The 21CC has classic lines and is great for fishing and family cruising. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
22’ Sisu, 1989 New Volvo inboard, 2006. Just 139 hours. $23,995. Call 207-8990909. www.boatinginmaine.com
22’ Sisu, 1978 Excellent condition. 115hp Volvo Penta rebuilt 1994, low hours. $11,000. Location MDI, Maine. Email for photos and full listing.
22’ Sisu with Trailer Fiberglass, 2001 Yamaha V4 130. Asking $34,500. Call or stop in to see boat at Wesmac in Surrey, Maine. 207-667-4822 or visit our website. www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com 23’ Tidewater 230CC LOA 23’, beam 8’10, draft 15, fuel capacity 103 gal., a big 23 footer designed to be a great offshore fishing machine. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
23’ Whitticar, 1964 Whitticar inboard powerboat Avellar. Built 1964 of plywood and fiberglass. Original 185hp ChrisCraft 283 engine reconditioned 2009. Well equipped and well built. $15,000. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433
24’ Open Built as oyster workboat. Diesel I/O - New. $57,000. Call 207-8990909. www.boatinginmaine.com 24’ Hydra-Sports 2390, 2000 Center Console with T-Top. With a 225hp DFI Evinrude, electronics and a tandem trailer. $29,900 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine,com
24’ Robalo’s, R240 and R245 Both with twin Yamaha 150’s. Great boats for fresh or salt water. Stop in at Wesmac in Surrey, Maine, or call 207-667-4822 for details. See on our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com 24.5’ Rosborough RF 246, 1999 Nice Solid boat. Engine Just rebuilt. Only 10 hours. $37,750. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com
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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’ Pacemaker, 1969 Center console, total refit. MercCruiser 454. Asking $17,500. Rockland, Maine. Call John Morin, 207-691-1637. 25’ Bertram, 1970 Classic fiberglass sportfisherman flybridge cruiser. Great in heavy weather. Immaculate hull, GPS, radar, VHF, depth, twin 165 Mercruiser engines. Sleeps 2+, head. Moving. $15,000. Call 207-2447672. email@example.com 25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com firstname.lastname@example.org 26’ Somes Sound 26 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $100,000. Call 207-2557854 or email email@example.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. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com firstname.lastname@example.org m
27’ Devlin Surfscoter 27, 2006 Pocket Trawler - trailerable plywood/epoxy composite power cruiser, Volvo D3-160, beautiful, fast and efficient. Details at website or 603-358-1003. www.keenesignworx.typepad.com/alsek Alsek2@gmail.com 27’ Boston Whaler 280 Outrage One owner. Twin Evinrude 225 Ficht for 450 of hp. $65,000. Call for details at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. Email email@example.com
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28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com firstname.lastname@example.org
28’ ALBIN 28, 2003 Flush Deck Gatsby Edition, Transom Bench Seat, Raymarine Plotter/Radar, Yanmar Diesel, **NEW AWLGRIP PAINT JOB 2011**$96,900, Belfast, ME 207415-6973 www.curtisyachtbrokerage.com 28’ Albin, 2004 This Albin 28 TE flush deck is loaded with extras and maintained with an open checkbook. Her Yanmar Diesel has 316 hours and her Vetus bow thruster takes the stress out of docking. $105,000. Call The Yacht Connection, 877241-2594. email@example.com 28’ Albin TE, 1997 Well known, rugged and reliable design. Boat has been well maintained and is great shape. $58,000. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org 30’ Wilbur/Newman Flybridge 250hp diesel 10kt / 14kt. Recent refit, complete exterior Awlgrip last year, new electronics. Portland, Maine. Contact John Morin at Wilbur Yachts Brokerage 207691-1637.
30’ Bunker & Ellis, 1962 Built by the famed duo of Raymond Bunker & Ralph Ellis. Lovingly and professionally cared for by two families over the course of her life. $60,000. 207-255-7854 or email email@example.com
30’ Classic Lobster Boat A classic Harold Gower, who built the Cadillac of lobster boats, 1970, cedar on oak, solid overall condition, J Deere 4045T 4 cyl, 120 hp. Asking $19,500. Has served well as family launch and artist’s floating studio. More photos and info available. 207-867-2265, firstname.lastname@example.org 30’ Mainship Pilot, 1999 210hp Cummins, sleeps 2 comfortably, enclosed head w/shower. $69,500. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com
31’ Duffy, 2005 STRIDER. Galley-up, nav equipment includes radar, GPS sensor, depth & transducer, VHF, autopilot, compass. Yanmar 360hp 6 cylinder diesel. $197,000. www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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31’ Duffy, 1987 ALEXA. Open cockpit, cherry interior, new 300hp Cummins engine 2002, new transmission 2004, new portlights 2003, hull and deck awlgrip 2010. $119,000. www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
31’ Eastern 31, 2003 Downeast Cruiser. Cummins 330, galley up, shower in head. Complete electronics, autopilot, cabin heat. $149,000. 401-783-8143.
31’ Eastern, 1998 Flybridge, full enclosure. Cummins 330. Transom door, bow thruster, plotter, GPS, radar, autopilot, inflatable, numerous options. $109,000. Maine. 207-542-7922. firstname.lastname@example.org
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. 508-224-3709. www.by-thesea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ email@example.com
32’ BHM, 1994 Duet. Classic Downeast hull. Extensive cosmetic and electronics during spring/summer 2010, including new awlgrip on hull and deck. $175,000 www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
32’ Clinton Beal Lobster Boat 1968. Cedar on oak, Chevy 235, new house, overall good condition. $18,500. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com email@example.com
34’ Lobster Boat, 1952 34’ Jonesport style lobster boat Xanna II. Built 1952 of cedar on oak. New 160hp Yanmar diesel. Nicely refurbished wheelhouse and cabin and many other improvements. Goes great. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433.
34’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser Coast Guard Auxilliary vessel, Yanmar diesel engine, lots of extras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surry, Maine. Asking $198,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or visit our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com
35’ Duffy, 2006 YANNIE B. Spacious cockpit, galley-up, 6’8 headroom above decks & 6’3 below, great weekend cruiser. $295,000. www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org 35’ Pettigrow / Duffy Detroit, Original owner, Heated storage. Asking $119,000. ME Contact John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207 691-1637 www.wilburyachts.com
36’ Mainship, 1986 Aft cabin, twin diesel, 2002. Very clean. $59,900, call 207-8990909. www.boatinginmaine.com
34’ Wilbur Flybridge Cruiser CAT, 5.5kw Genset, Numerous upgrades. Asking $225,000 SC Contact John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207 691-1637 www.wilburyachts.com 36’Ellis Downeast Flybridge Cruiser, 2001. Yanmar 420hp dsl. Evolution drive. Exceptionally equipped. Elegant interior.
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31’Duffy, 2003 2003 225hp Deere, 550 hours. Full Garmin 3200 electronics. Queen berth, head with shower. 1 burner propane stove, hot/cold pressure water. 1700w inverter. Fall 2009 survey available. $75,900. Call Ed, 781-854-8249. email@example.com 32’ Mitchell Cove Open Fisherman, 2008. Turn Key, Owner has relocated and wants to sell. Asking $145,000. Call John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207-6911637 www.wilburyachts.com
33’ Bertram 33 Sport Fisherman, 1980. Good condition, fiberglass Bimini top, 3208 Turbo Cat Deisel engines, low hours. Call John, 508-838-4222. $45,000. Westport, MA. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Immaculate condition. Inside stored. $395,000. Broker: David Perry, CPYB, Robinhood Marine Center, Georgetown, Maine 207371-2343. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com 36’ Carver Aft Cabin, 1989 Well kept New England Carver 36 Aft Cabin owned by licensed captains. Recent upgrades include new starboard engine, new holding tank/lines, Raymarine C 80 chart plotter, Kohler 7.3 KW Generator, hot water heater, Tempurpedic Mattress, and much
more. 2010-2011 storage and shrink wrap paid. A true turn key boat. $50,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com
36’ Penbo Cruiser, 1968 Comfortable and seaworthy with center-house design and berths
for 5. Full galley, convertible dinette, V-berths, cedar over oak, T6354 Perkins w/4000 hrs, full electronics. Survey 4/09, in water Harpswell, ME. $79,000. 207-7213819 or email email@example.com
Convertible is well maintained, and in great shape. Owner is upgrading so this one must go. $47,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com
36’ Newman 1974 Classic Total Refit, CAT, Asking $195,000. Contact John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207 691-1637 www.wilburyachts.com 37’ Silverton 37 Convertible, 1989. This Silverton
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38’ Bertram Convertible Mk III 1987. Twin Caterpillar diesels. $99,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com email@example.com 38’ Young Brothers/Pettegrow 1984. Custom flybridge cruiser. Volvo diesel, low hours. Electronic controls. Recent radar. Located Conn. Will deliver. $89,000. 860535-8424. firstname.lastname@example.org
38’ H&H Osmond Beal, 2002 Better than a summer cottage. 360 degree waterfront views. No taxes. No lawn to mow. Custom-built lobster yacht designed for year round living in New England. Located in New Castle, NH $225,000 obo. Check out our website. Give us a call. 603-770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com email@example.com
38’ Atlantic Duffy, 2003 Recent (2009) John Deere repower 300hp. Fiberglass hull and Airex Core deck/superstructure. Long range cruiser, galley up, 2 double berths, very well maintained. Turn-key boat, $298,000. 401-239-0349. firstname.lastname@example.org 38’ Eastbay Express By Grand Banks, 1994. $192,500. The current owner has extensively upgraded her systems. Gray & Gray, Inc 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 38’ Steel Tug And Passenger Charter business, 1966. She meets the U.S.C.G. requirement for carrying 6 passengers for hire for harbor cruises, weddings, and social gatherings. $79,000 for both. Gray & Gray, Inc 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 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 email@example.com
39’ Smith & Gray Sedan Cruiser 1939. classic, well maintained, great layout, new carpets, awning, cushions $29,500. Ask about terms. Jonesport Shipyard, 207497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com
40’ Grand Banks Eastbay FB Sedan, 1997. Twin Cat 3208 375 hp engines; 5KW Genset; Reverse Cycle AC & Heat; Bow Thruster; Autopilot; Two New Raymarine E120 Chartplotter/Radars, New Canvas, Seating, Upholstery, & Propane Stove. Mint Condition. $295,000 Yarmouth, ME 207-4156973 www.curtisyachtbrokerage.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. $179,000. 207371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com firstname.lastname@example.org m 40’ Steel Tug, 1948 Built by Marine Supply in Ontario. Originally used in the lumber
trade. This tug would be suitable for conversion to a trawler yacht. $60,000. 207-255-7854 or email email@example.com ww underway 2010 (3).jpg 40’ Fox Island 40, 2003 Single economical 370hp Yanmar. 14kts. cruise @ 9 gph. Galley up. Full electronics and much more. Original owner. $249,000. CaptKach@AOL.com
42’ Matthews Classic, 1956 Double Cabin Flying Bridge (DCFB) 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. $55,000. More information and pictures available. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
42’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser 800hp Cat, Freedom lift, many extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surrey, Maine. Asking $690,000. Call for details 207667-4822 or see on web www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com
42’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser Twin Yanmar 420hp, twin Hamilton jets, bow thruster, lots of extras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surrey, Maine. Asking $460,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or visit our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com
42’ Wesmac Flybridge Cruiser Custom finished. 800hp Cat, Onan genset, live aboard, lots of extras. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surrey Maine. Asking $500,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or see at our website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.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 Maine. $110k below list. 1-888-832-2287. www.mecat.com email@example.com
50’ Wesmac Twin Cummins QSM-11 580hp, twin Hamilton jets, lots of extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surrey, Maine. Asking $950,000. Call 207-667-4822 or check at website www.wesmac.com Teri@wesmac.com Seaway and Key West, New New Seaway & Key West Boats in Stock. Suzuki & Tohatsu Outboards From 2.5hp to 300hp. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961. www.lakeandsea.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Port Clyde General Store Launch & Delivery Service Groceries, ice, beer, wine and liquor
Fuel, Water, Ship’s Store & Restaurant on site
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The Niblic Provisions & Gifts Marine Essentials...Island Necessities
10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,250 and $1,600. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-594-5492. Engine Building Class This is a Special 2 Day Seminar. You will completely assemble and test run a diesel engine. It will run Sat, 9-5 through Sun, 11-5. Call for dates and details. There will be a limit of 6 for this class. WWW.JWAYENT.NET JWAYENT@JWAYENT.NET
at Chebeague Island Boat Yard gourmet coffee & baked goods wine & cheese beer, soda & ice 207-846-1015 soups & sandwiches firstname.lastname@example.org Maine made gifts & clothing Chebeague Island, Maine
chebeagueislandboatyard.com Stop by Casco Bay's Cliff Island for provisions. Easy deepwater dockside access. Convenient call-ahead orders. Fully stocked grocery selection, wine & beer, Gifford's ice-cream, original candy counter, 207-766-2312 island art & Daily 9-7 homemade soaps. www.pearlsseasidemarketandcafe.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 email@example.com Winterization Diesel Seminar Includes instruction on oil system, electrical system, fuel systems, cooling systems, basic troubleshooting with discussion period and question & answer period. September 25, October 16. Price $175. www.jwayent.net firstname.lastname@example.org
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T O W N L A N D I N G O N I S L E A U H A U T, M E The "little store" welcomes you fully stocked. FULL SELECTION OF GROCERIES, FRESH MEAT, FISH, PRODUCE, BEER, WINE, ICE, HARDWARE, SOUVENIRS AND MORE. YA R D S F R O M T H E
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Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ water-repellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705. www.geminicanvas.com email@example.com
Heated Boat Storage C W Johnson, Inc. Secure heated boat storage building in Harpswell, Maine. Professional service/maintenance or do-it-yourself space available during the off-season by moving the boat into the isolated work area. Storage area doors measure 14’x14’. Call Chip at 207833-6443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Offshore Passage Opportunities #1 Crew Networking Service. Further your horizons. Sail free. Since 1993. Call for brochure and membership application. 1-800-4-PASSAGe. Join online at www.sailopo.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. 207-439-9582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967. www.kpyy.net email@example.com. Fiberglass Repair Position Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass/Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina and boatyard. Please send resume with cover letter summarizing work experience to www.yankeemarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 603-436-5299 or email@example.com Rental Moorings Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay. Seasonal moorings in protected Rockland harbor with an expansive float and pier facility for dinghy tie-ups and provisioning. On-site parking. 207-594-1800. www.atlanticchal-
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Slips, Moorings, Dinghy Dock in Rockland. 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 207-596-9171(c). firstname.lastname@example.org
Inside Storage Eric Dow Boat Shop offers inside storage for lovely boats, reasonable rates, exceptional care. Call Eric to discuss your project needs. Brooklin, Maine 207-359-2277. www.dowboats.com
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Mercury, Yamaha Service Kennebunkport Marina has the only factory trained Mercury and Yamaha technicians located on the water in Kennebunkport to service all of your mechnical needs. www.kennebunkportmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Kennebunkport Marina Kennebunkport Marina is a full service marina with the staff to meet all of your boating needs. Limited transient slips available. Call 967-3411 for rates. www.kennebunkportmarina firstname.lastname@example.org
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Robinhood Marine Center
Manchester, MA 978-526-1971 www.crockersboatyard.com
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
J-Way Enterprises Scituate, MA 781-544-0333 www.jwayent.net
Georgetown, ME 800-443-3625 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com
Kingman Yacht Center
Whiting Marine Services
Cataumet, MA 508-563-7136 www.kingmanyachtcenter.com
South Berwick, ME 207-384-2400 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yankee Marina & Boatyard
Newburyport, MA 978-465-3022 www.merri-maryachtbasin.com
Yarmouth, ME 207-846-4326 www.yankeemarina.com
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New Bedford, MA 508-997-7390 www.niemiecmarine.com
Newington, NH 603-436-5299 www.greatbaymarine.com
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MASSACHUSETTS Brewer Plymouth Marine
New England Boatworks, Portsmouth RI 401-683-4000 www.neboatworks.com
Plymouth, MA 508-746-4500 www.byy.com/plymouth
Burr Brothers Boats
Marion, MA 508-748-0541 www.burrbros.com
Mystic, CT 860-536-6588 www.mysticshipyard.com
Concordia Company South Dartmouth, MA 508-999-1381 www.concordiaboats.com 120 Points East August 2011
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Yankee Boat Yard & Marina Portland, CT 860-342-4735 www.yankeeboatyard.com email@example.com