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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 14 Number 8 December 2011 F E AT U R E S

Preparing for 2012 season, Editor.




Barging through Can you imagine, today, flying into Amsterdam carrying a toilet through Customs? Well, this is just one of the many outlandish tasks embraced by New Hampshire’s Don and Abbie Penfield in the pursuit of their dream. By Whitney McKendree Moore

Headed for the Carribbean, News.


Maine Maritime wins regatta


Our switch from sail to power, Part II We got the Downeast boat we thought we wanted. So how is she? What do we like, and what’s not to like? Here’s our overview of the GM 26 Cricket. By Jim Fetters LAST WORD


Summer’s last sail It is a morning of surpassing beauty, and it is an awesome moment on the water. Tears come to the author’s eyes because, for this year, it will be one of the last. By W.R. Cheney The 2012 Wooden Boat Calendar, Media 58


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David Roper

When the moment’s right Are Roper and the Viagra guy brothers-in-arms? Andrew Schoenberg

A look at maritime Darwinism Think you’re more important than civil structures? Capt. Mike Martel

Left on the beach A bit of melancholy when others sail away. D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Has evolution ground to a halt? Refused the use of Campobello dock; DownEast Challenge reflection. News..........................................24 Three Mainers saved; one dies; Gamage, Spirit set sail for OCF; CUSH gets water-monitoring grant. The Racing Pages ........................46 Maine Maritime wins big one; Short Ships Regatta; Ted Turner takes 12 Meter gold again. Yardwork....................................51 Nauset Marine lobsterboat refit; Huge GMT catamaran crossbeams; Fatty Knees debuts eight-footer.

Calendar.....................................56 Lectures, festivals, shows abound. Media ........................................57 “Bull Canyon” by Lin Pardley; 2011 “Wooden Boat Calendar” Tides......................................60-61 Points East distribution...........62-65 Fetching Along ............................66 Secret places and solitude. Mystery Harbor ..........................70 No one guessed it, but here’s a hint.

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On the cover: This classic wood boat of indeterminate rig and origins (from the stout bowsprit, our guess is she’s a schooner) is not vague about her feelings about the upcoming holiday season. The image was shot in 1988 by the late Mary Jane Hayes at Young's Boatyard in Scituate, Mass. Mary (in photo at right) was an active yachtswoman and cruised the East Coast from Canada to Florida with her husband, Warren, aboard their trawler Sea Story. During those years she had over 200 magazine covers (including several in Points East) and scores of pictures and articles on cruising to her credit in a variety of publications. She was also the author of two books on her sea travels. Mary Jane loved Points East, and Warren gave the magazine many of her finest images. Photo by Mary Jane Hayes



The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 14, Number 8 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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The winter of our bliss-content t’s Oct. 29, Vermont and have the entire winter to preNew Hampshire already pare our sailing time capsule for have had their first snowwhat’s stacking up to be a truly falls, and the forecast for tomormomentous summer. We’ll have row night in semi-tropical the better part of six months to Rhode Island, where we’re now caulk, refasten, add, modify, inwriting, calls for a low temperastall, replace, paint, varnish, and ture of 32 degrees, north winds dream, plan and plot – and 15 to 25 mph, and from three to dream, plan and plot again. six inches of the white stuff. AlThis is one of the beauties of ready, daylight hours are seriour New England climate. The ously diminished, and we put winter solstice offers us a respite the backdoor light on around from the water, providing suffi5:30 so no one will trip on the cient time for boat maintenance steps in what has, until recently, and for our schemes to be disbeen late afternoon. So why are tilled so they gain dimension and we so excited that we can hardly character. And as our dreams are contain ourselves? nurtured at a proper pace, they Well, we have a summer also gather imagery – the fruit of ahead of me that’s going to be an imaginative form of visualizahuge. My miniature Cape Cod tion – the catalyst driving many catboat will celebrate her diaan adventure, both wild and genPhoto by Nim Marsh tle. mond anniversary, her 75th year, quietly plying southern It’s not much, but, if things go as planned, she’ll So, on Oct. 29, 2011, here’s New England waters. The Cat- be home for a couple of weeks next summer. next summer’s plan, chiseled in . boat Association will be cele. . well, we know better than brating its golden anniversary – 50 years of bringing that: First there’s The Catboat Associations 50th Ancatboat sailors together to revel in and preserve the niversary Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport July 9. We’ll history and brilliance of the design – at a Rendezvous want to sail our old bucket down there on her own botat Mystic Seaport in early July. And summer 2012 is tom, about a 50-mile cruise in a small boat that hasn’t the 100th anniversary, the 10-carat-diamond milestone, been sailed hard in a long time. And, of course, we’ll of Henry M. Plummer’s departure from Massachu- have to get back. Maybe we should trailer her down setts’ Paskamansett River – our old stomping grounds there . . . lots to think about. – in the catboat Mascot, with son Henry M., Jr. and Then we have the Sept. 15, 1912 departure of Mascot ship’s cat Scotty, bound for the Florida Keys. and the Plummers from the Paskamansett to comSo why, with the cold, dark, short, bleak days of win- memorate. Here, we’re looking at a 37-mile sail over ter bearing down on us, are we so excited I could jump to South Dartmouth. Two days? Warwick to Sakonnet out of our own skin? To be truthful, we’re all a’tingle Point (23 miles) and Sakonnet to the mouth of the because we have a long list of things we want to do to river (another 14 miles): Maybe this will work. And, ensure that our old catboat has the quality 75th-birth- again, we’ll have to get back to our homeport in a day summer tour she deserves after surviving three- timely manner. So much to consider: winds, tides, quarters of a century with her original red-cedar Points East production. planking fastened in 1937 to white-oak frames – But we have lots of time to sort all this out. We have planking laid up the same year the German passenger the entire winter and early spring to mine the “Eldirigible Hindenburg was destroyed by fire while try- dridge Tide and Pilot Book” for optimal tides, to pore ing to land at New Jersey’s Lakehurst Naval Air Sta- over charts with dividers and note pad in hand, and to tion. The year aviatrix Amelia Earhart and Fred peruse the Points East production schedule. Thus, to Noonan disappeared over the Pacific Ocean while try- unfairly mangle one of Thoreau’s more poignant ing to fly around the world over the equator. quotes, right now we are rich, if not in money, in frosty So, really, why are we so cranked up? Because we hours and frigid winter days.



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Letters Has evolution ground to a halt?

Photo courtesy Randy Randall

Todd, our dockmaster and ace tug driver, shoves a main float up onto the launch ramp so Eric can pick it up with the forklift.

Crack yard crew hits sweet spot Thought I’d share some good news. We had a fantastic weekend and pulled all the docks in two days. That’s finger piers, main docks, the fuel dock, and the gangwalk – all in two days and four tides. Just an awesome effort on the part of our crew. We have to bring all the docks ashore in the winter to avoid crushing damage from the ice in the Saco River. Over the years, we’ve refined the process, getting better each time. You’d think after 50-odd years we’d know how to do this. Also since this is a family owned and operated business, we count on the goodwill and efforts of other family members to give us a hand. Each year the mix changes a little, but this time we had a crack crew, and things went smoothly. Maybe you could hear the cheering and high-fives we all raised at 5 p.m. when the last piece, the gangwalk, came ashore. Like any major construction or deconstruction effort, there’s some mopping up to be done, but believe me, the owners are glowing when we look out onto the river and see those docks are all safely stacked in the parking lot. We have mixed feelings when October arrives. We hate to see our customers pull their boats and leave. But we know if we push the envelope, the north winds will catch us off-guard. One of our gang remembered a year ago when we pulled the docks and had snow flurries. Oh well, the best part, I guess, is now we can look forward to next season and the return of both old and new customers. Meanwhile we’ve got a few more days of picking up and covering things for the winter. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine

Now that we’ve moved to Maine, I am able to spend more time than usual on the boats this summer. Maybe it was just more time on the water, but judging by the idiocy I encountered, I think it’s fair to say that the inexorable progress of evolution has ground finally to a halt. Humanity has peaked. Indeed, we may even have thrown it into reverse; we may now be regressing. Here are a couple of examples as proof. Believe me, there are plenty more. It’s 6 p.m. on a very foggy Maine evening. I’m using compass and GPS to pick my way in the Whaler out of Five Islands and around to Georgetown. I come up on the green can off Griffith Head that marks the western entrance to the Sheepscot River. There I find a young couple and their daughter in an aluminum dinghy. They are frantically attempting to lasso the can with a tattered old rope. Mom and daughter are in tears. Next stop, Portugal. No PFDs, no cell phone. No nothing. I took them into Reid State Park. I tried to be kind. How about this one: We’re sailing out to Seguin in the beautiful afternoon light. It’s turning to low tide, and out there off the Kennebec mouth can be a sloppy patch. There, right in the middle of the unpleasant lumpy stuff are two kids, lying prone on their new paddleboards, appealing for help. They’d been trying to stand-up paddle from Popham to Seguin and back. Unable to stand, they had lost their paddles and were now reduced to hanging on and hoping. Next stop, Portugal. No PFDs. No radio. No cell phone. No nothing. Once again the bounds of human decency were stretched to the max. I am proud to say the word “idiots” came from the mouth of she-whowears-the-pants, and not me. Kindly renew my annual subscription. It’s a relief to dive into a journal where common sense reigns and the humanoid penchant for idiocy is revealed in the lessons learned. It would be reassuring to assume that the primates rescued this past summer learned something from their experiences, too. What are the chances of that, I wonder. Peter Winter Georgetown, Maine

1st Canadian subscribers check in Thank you for amending your subscription process to accommodate a Canadian address. A couple times a year we drive from New Brunswick through Maine to Mass. The drive is beautiful and the people are very Points East December 2011


friendly. Last month, we were in a small marina in Belfast, discussing the area with a local, and picked up a copy of your magazine. As we drove along, we took turns reading stories to one another and really enjoyed them. We decided to see if we could somehow obtain a subscription, and voila! Richard and Julie Coughlan Saint John, New Brunswick

Refused use of Campobello dock During the summer of 2010 my wife and I and two guests sailed Down East into the Bay of Fundy. We anchored our ketch, Fiona Rois, in the approximate position from which the picture on page 34 of your October/November 2011 issue was taken. The picture shows what you describe as the dinghy dock at the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. It also shows multiple dinghies tied up and people walking on the dock. After anchoring, we contacted the park by telephone and requested permission to land our dinghy on the dock. We were refused in no uncertain terms. Given the presence of what appeared to be a new dock with plenty of unused space on a park accessible by water, this seemed odd. It was also contrary to consistent boater-friendly experiences that make cruising the Canadian Maritime Provinces such a pleasure. So, we asked for an explanation. The lady on the phone checked with her supervisor and told us landing on the dock was “against policy.” She then told us to land on the beach if we wanted to come ashore. We weighed anchor with no intention of ever returning to Campobello. The wonderful hospitality and service at St. Andrews rekindled our warm feelings toward the rest of the Maritime areas. Obviously, the 2011 Flotilla members landed on the Campobello-Roosevelt dock. How did you manage to do so? Have things changed at Campobello? Mike Ryan Bass Harbor, Maine

We, too, picked Gone with Wind In response to September’s Guest perspective by Susan Overbey: Last weekend we were visiting our friends in Harpswell Sound, and we set sail from East Boothbay about midmorning to arrive around 14:30. A game of cards and then a visit to a local restaurant were planned, then a return to the card game for the rest of the evening. The following morning Tom passed me the latest “Points East” and showed me the article “Who Names their Boat after Biogas?” He made certain that I would understand that within a short time why I would find interest in the article. He was correct. You see, I am one of the owners of a sailing vessel named Gone with the Wind. I was amused by Susan’s comment that she 8

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was “so jealous, she wished she had thought of that name.” Our name was actually thought of by our son, who was 9 years old at that time; he is now 35. We had a Catalina 30 and decided it was a great name, but the challenge was being able to get it all on the stern of the boat. I am not sure how many boats actually have that as a name, but, here in Maine, I think we are one of the few. We did run into one from Massachusetts many years ago in Boothbay Harbor, and my son, who was about 11, then jumped right in the dinghy and immediately challenged the owners of that boat for having the same name. I assumed they were romantics who loved the novel or the movie “Gone with the Wind” as they had named their dinghy Charlotte. We used the name as a literal translation only. My son returned somewhat disgusted that anyone would choose “his” name, but seemed to be forgiving as, he said, “They were really nice to talk to.” Shortly after that incident, we found another that resided in Buck’s Harbor, and whenever we sailed Penobscot Bay at that time it would get a bit confusing if we, or the other boat, were being called. Within a few years, though, we no longer saw that boat. My son was a bit older then and not very interested in spending a lot of time sailing. I had purchased a bow-rider powerboat for the kids to use for water skiing on Little Sebago Lake. My son got his mind in gear again and decided that a good name for the powerboat would be Passing Gas, and at the same time rename our sailboat to Passing Wind. I must admit that it was a cute perspective, but it wasn’t going to happen. It didn’t! We currently have a Catalina 36 and it, too, carries the name Gone with the Wind as it seems fitting, as Susan suggested. We have many friends who, over the years, have gotten to know the name, and so we just continued on with the same one – no 2, two, or too. Gary Bain Auburn, Maine

A DownEast Challenge reflection This past Summer, I participated, as crew on Whistler, in the DownEast Challenge Yacht Race. This was my third or fourth time racing to Rockland, each time enjoyable, but each time different. While the competition is important, this race is lowkey enough that even when things are not going as well as would be hoped, it is still fun. Racing from Marblehead to Rockland is long enough to make it a serious distance race, yet short enough that there are not all that many watches to be woken up for. I am much more a cruising sailor than a gung-ho racer and as I am at retirement age, that becomes more apparent. One of the charms of the DownEast Challenge is

that it is a great way to get down to Maine in a timely fashion and then have the options of cruising the Maine coast for a while or cruising and harbor-hopping back south. Conversely, cruising down to Marblehead and then racing back for the Maine contingent. Rockland is a great finishing town. We enjoy the food, enjoy the museums and the town in general. The Marblehead Yacht Club and the Rockland Yacht Club, co-sponsors of the race, do a great job of sending the racers off from Marblehead and welcoming us to Rockland. (Any race that has a sit-down dinner at each end is a good race as far as I am concerned.) Two years ago, the race was a beat for most of the way, made more interesting by fog from south of Monhegan Island all the way into Rockland. It was so thick that we never saw the finish line at the Rockland breakwater, relying on GPS to tell us that we had finished. We even had trouble finding the town marina. It was a real navigator’s race. We did, however, have a fairly good breeze all the way. This year was very different. The weather was clear the whole way, but we ended up chasing faint breezes all over the Gulf of Maine. Fluky breezes and an ebbing tide meant that we barely made it to Matinic Island by the time cut-off. We radioed in our position at the cut-off time and let the race committee figure out the standings. We then had a very pleasant motor-sail up Muscle Ridge Channel and on up to Rockland. The only real downside of the race was the presence of biting flies on board all the way from Marblehead to Rockland and having only one broken-down fly swatter on board. After much hunting around town, I managed to purchase two new fly swatters for the boat. Of course, we never saw another fly on the cruise back to Marblehead. I am already looking forward to joining the same gang on next year’s race. I wish more people would enter and fill the field a bit. I think that this race is a really fun, yet competitive, sailing experience that is too good to miss out on. Douglas Meyer Guilford, Conn.

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The current Ranger is a replica It must be my age, as I’ve noticed lately that I’ve gradually become an eyewitness to quite a few parts of American History. Every once in a while I read about the famous Cup defender Ranger as if it were still sailing and racing other famous yachts. I have to push the “archives” button in my neck to remember that many old things, including yachts, have been replicated and christened with their old names. As I read of the recent races in Newport, (Bucket Regatta, September 2011, page 60) and noting that Ranger and Velsheda were racing around the bay, I

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called watching the dismantling of the original Ranger in Herreshoff ’s yard, Bristol, R.I., back in the late 1930s and early ’40s. I still have some of the deck hardware and hull fastenings from that gracious lady. Perhaps this is the cause of premature senility, when we older folk witness a second happening of something that we know happened ages ago. We stare, thinking . . . Huh? I understand that it doesn’t make for good print to include the word replica every time the ship’s name is mentioned, but this point could have been made somewhere in the article. A few young readers might think that the old girl is still defending all challengers, as I’m sure she could. Let’s hope that her soul finds the new hull of her replica. J. V. Dugas Portsmouth, R.I.

I like PE; send me nine more I find Points East magazine to be one of the best local boating publications. Congratulations on producing such a fine product. So impressed am I that I have decided to subscribe annually to Points East, and am enclosing my check for $26. David Graham Marblehead, Mass.

More about Oct./Nov. cover boat Regarding the lobsterboat racer Three Stars on your last cover, the hull is a Mitchell Cove 35 finished off by me. This is the second boat I have done for myself, the first was a Mitchell Cove 32 back in ’95. I did it all including rebuilding the Mack E7 six-cylinder diesel, and installing the wiring and hydraulics. I race at most of the coastal races, mostly because my sister likes them so much. Searsport, Stonington and Jonesport are just too far away for us. Chip Johnson Harpswell, Main

Lunenberg experience was sweet It is pouring and foggy although the wind has gone. I’m sure by now you’ve done a Google Earth on my coordinates and know I’m in Lunenberg, N.S. I’m at a little motel, which is terrific. Run by a Swiss family, it’s right on the beach. They have a room for $65, which I took last night. When I got up this morning and listened to the weather on the radio and the VHF and saw that it was pouring, I asked if I could stay another night. She replied that I could not because it was their only room with double beds and whoever is checking in wanted two doubles. She then smiled (she was cute) and said she would put me in a more expensive room for the same price.



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Wow! Full kitchen, pots and pans, washing machine and dryer, living room and bedroom. I’ve been carrying around a steak in my cooler for four days. Was going to cook it when I last camped, but went to the lobster roast and have not had the chance to use it since. As it’s still raining, tonight I plan to cut up the steak and stew it in a pan with Heinz baked beans. When almost done, I’ll add the fresh fiddleheads for just a moment. What a day today. First of all, the town of Lunenburg is wonderful. I remember it but not as it is today. It is so beautiful. However, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Fisheries museum is unbelievable. It is without doubt the best of its type I’ve ever seen. Wish you guys were here to see it. However, even after spending five hours there, it was not the highlight of the day. On a tip, I went to a local bar for a beer and a bowl of mussel soup. The tip was about the mussel soup, and it was great. A guy came in sat down beside me and we struck up a conversation. He’s a pilot for Air Canada and was on a two-day layover. He said he was restoring his late uncle’s 60foot wooden schooner. He claimed his wife didn’t like to sail, but he loved working on her, and did so every chance he got. Then he told me he had a cousin, Michele Stevens, who was a fourth-generation sailmaker. He also had another cousin who was a fourth generation marine block-maker. His uncle, David M. Stevens, was a mas-

ter schooner builder, and all were from Lunenburg. He told me I should go speak to Michele, which I did today. It was delightful. Randolph Stevens, the first of the four generations, started in 1910 and was a trimmer on the original Bluenose. The loft had made the sails for the Bluenose II and for the Bounty for the movie. After chatting with her for about an hour, she sent met to a tiny museum in Mahone Bay, where an entire room was dedicated to her and her family. The girl at the museum photocopied the entire 10 pages of her family’s history that was on display. It was very neat and a treat I shan’t soon forget. I find it an interesting that I’ve had more interesting things happen up here by just talking with people, be it in a park, a restaurant or a yacht club. Whatever. We don’t seem to do that in the States. Am off to Dartmouth tomorrow by hook or crook. Christopher Gallagher Arlington, Va. Longtime sailor Gallagher this year cruised to the Maritimes by car.

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are still working the regular haunts like Tantas, the Fingers, Old Scantum and other typical hotspots are sharing reports of busting fish. Many short fish are mixed in with the occasional giants. Most of the giant-bluefin action appears to be moving outside and down onto Stellwagen. Expect boats sailing from Portsmouth down through Green Harbor and out to Chatham to have the best shots in the next few weeks. Last year giants were caught as late as November 10 on the near-shore humps outside Kennebunkport and Cape Porpoise. Don’t put your 130s away yet! Cod fishing has slowed considerably on the offshore grounds and steady reports of haddock have provided a ray of hope for future seasons. Scarcity of keeper cod appears to be coinciding with an increase in gillnet activity down on Jeffreys Ledge. Hopefully, we’ll all be able to find a balance so all can share in this wonderful fishery. A few stripers, mostly monster cows, are lingering along the southern beaches. Try pitching a rigged Sluggo to these giants, or livelining a mackerel or pollock. All have been producing for those hardy enough to brave the cool conditions of the last few days. Parson’s Beach and the areas around the Kittery Shipyard have been steady producers recently. Dress for the weather as conditions can be quite challenging.

The sea run brown-trout season on the Kennebunk, Ogunquit, and Mousam rivers. Pull out the light spinning rods and flyrods to sample this unique late-fall opportunity. Patterns that produce fish in the 10- to 16-inch size range include pheasant tails, scud patterns, and tiny sand-eel imitations. For spinning options try a brass or copper colored Mepps or similar spinner or a DB Smelt – the same artificial pattern that Sebago fishermen are currently using to catch good numbers of near surface landlocks and deep-lying lake trout (togue). Marco Iamothe Saco Bay Tackle Saco, Maine

The good vibes keep on coming Wonderful coverage of the Chowder Cup Race (October/November). The big photos will make folks feel really good. Thank you. But Jim and I were totally bowled over by the tribute in the Letters to the Editor by the couple we had helped out in Friendship. Made us feel really appreciated, especially after they had read my August piece (“Paying Forward”). Nina Scott Amherst, Mass.

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The USS Maine, seen here in Portland Harbor, was the first of a class of three 12,500-ton battleships, according to the naval Historical center in Washington, D.C. During WWII, she was a training ship.

The USS Maine on 1908 postcard Month by month I eagerly await the issuance of the next edition of your excellent magazine, which I find at my local post office. I ask you to consider the enclosed photo as a rather unique Mystery Harbor submission. The illustration is of a dated 1908 post card. The vessel is the battleship USS Maine (BB-10) at anchor in Portland, Maine, Harbor. In the background looms the granite bulk of Fort Gorges.

This vessel was the second to bear the name of the 23rd state. She was commissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in December 1902. Her main battery consisted of four 12-inch guns. She was a member of the Great White Fleet, which circumnavigated the globe (1907-1908). During WWI, the USS Maine served primarily as a training ship. The vessel was scrapped in 1923 under the terms of the Washington Naval Treaty. Capt. Art Krause Spruce Head, Maine Editor’s note: Thank you Capt Krause. We couldn’t use your postcard photo as a Mystery Harbor, but it was perfect for our Letters column.

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A first-hand look at maritime Darwinism ccasionally some incident occurs that shows the laws of natural selection at work in our modern time and in our sailing community. We witnessed a perfect example of this while sailing from Old Port Comfort, Va., to the entrance of the Dismal Swamp. We were running with 20 knots of wind gusting to 25 squarely on our stern, down past the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and I decided to call ahead for lift, timing to the one railroad lift-bridge that would be in our path as we pushed toward the protection of the Dismal. The bridge operator informed me that he was presently up but that, due to an oncoming train, he was in the process of closing and that he would open again in 20 minutes after the train had passed. I started to slow down since the bridge was still a couple of miles away, when I heard another vessel on VHF 09 call the same bridge and ask for him to hold it open since he was only a few minutes away. The bridge operator said he could not hold the bridge, and he clearly informed the boat that he was imminently closing.


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About 15 minutes later we rounded the bend in the river such that we could now see the lift-bridge; however, it appeared neither fully opened nor fully closed. I hailed the bridge operator and asked him the timing for the next opening. The operator hurriedly informed me that he could not speak with me because a sailboat was stuck under the bridge. He said that he was not able to move the bridge and would not know its status until the Coast Guard arrived and he had the opportunity to inspect the bridge for damage. About the same time, a Coast Guard vessel came racing down the river, hailing the bridge. As we got closer we could clearly see a catamaran wedged under the bridge with his mast broken in half. Over the next hour and a half, we had a difficult time circling in the narrow part of the river due to strong, gusty winds (25plus knots) funneling past the commercial docks and boats on either side. During this time, additional Coast Guard and local police vessels arrived to inspect the scene. We had to dodge working tugs, emergency vessels, and other waiting recreational vessels while watching the drama unfold.

The absolute stupidity of this vessel’s captain resulted in such significant damage and probable costly fines that he had unwittingly removed himself from the cruising fleet before any additional reckless actions endangered his crew or other mariners. Finally, when we were getting ready to turn around and find a safe harbor to wait out this situation, the bridge operator came on VHF 09 and informed all waiting traffic on both sides of the bridge that he would be opening for 15 minutes to allow boat traffic to pass before closing again for the stalled trains. As we passed under the bridge we could clearly see the offending catamaran with its mast snapped in half surrounded by Coast Guard and police vessels with officers on deck. As the story became clear, the catamaran apparently tried to beat out the closing of the bridge, even after being notified by the bridge operator of his imminent closing. So my Darwinian perspective of this event is this: The absolute stupidity of this vessel’s captain resulted in such significant damage and probable costly fines that he had unwittingly removed himself from the cruising fleet before any additional reckless actions endangered his crew or other mariners. It is impossible for me to envision putting my vessel or crew at risk to save a few minutes by rushing a bridge or trying to beat out a commercial vessel such as a cargo ship or a tug. However, there are always stories of foolish and dangerous recreational boaters who believe they are above the laws of physics or at least willing to risk their vessels and crews safety to save a few minutes. I felt that the cruising community dodged a bullet in this case because this foolish captain had now removed himself from our midst and saved all of us additional aggravation and unreasonable potential danger. The moral to this tale is to never think that you are smarter, faster, in more of a hurry, or more important than commercial traffic or civil structures. Otherwise you too could become another fine example of Darwin’s Law of Natural Selection. Residents of Topsham, Maine, the Schoenbergs cruise from Maine to the Bahamas as a family (wife Chris, daughter Rachel 16, sons Jacob, 14, and Eli, 8) aboard their Whitby 42.




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Left on the beach ometimes one gets taken by surprise, caught off-guard. I went out to town one latesummer morning on an insignificant errand. The nuisance storm that had assailed our world for the past two days was passing off to somewhere else, taking its gloomy gray skies and rain with it. But when I stepped out into the day, I noticed immediately the low scudding clouds, the freshening wind smelling of the sea, the unseasonable warmth, and the sticky humidity, and I realized that this was the same sort of morning as last November, nearly a year ago, when we had sailed into St. George’s, Bermuda, after a stormy, cold crossing from Newport and a wild, exhausting night beating back and forth offshore


I looked around, frantically, and saw only my life, proscribed by circumstances, with its attendant baggage of stagnation, frustration, and endless demands. I turned, turned again, and found I had made a complete circle, like a broken compass, knowing no direction for progress away from the center. while waiting for the light of day so that we could safely make our way into the harbor. As this flashed back to me, I was immediately drenched by an equally unexpected rogue wave of melancholy washing over me, the kind of melancholy that a man

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may feel when left on the beach, while others sail away; or perhaps even a man bound and harnessed, feet in his traces, with no option but to continue pulling endlessly like an ox for his daily bread while time and life slip away, and opportunities for exploration, adventure, and mental and physical refreshment diminish as the road to life’s terminus grows ever shorter. I looked around, frantically, and saw only my life, proscribed by circumstances, with its attendant baggage of stagnation, frustration, and endless demands. I turned, turned again, and found I had made a complete circle, like a broken compass, knowing no direction for progress away from the center. I yearn to go, but not on a comfortable cruise ship; I don’t want a stateroom, but rather a hammock in the fo’c’sle. Give me strong black coffee and let me handle rough lines in the middle of the night. Let me know the feeling of being there, for then I will know that I am truly alive. I remember that it was still blowing half a gale on deck as we motored around the channel markers and into the narrow cut

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– Town Cut, a channel blasted through a limestone cliff – and into a strange calm peacefulness that we had not known for a week. It was sunrise, an orange, groggy, damp, fatigued sunrise, and my mind was dulled by lack of sleep, and sights and sounds came to me as through a frosted lens, fuzzy and dark around the edges. Scrubby trees resembling windswept evergreens clung tenaciously to the rocky ledges around the harbor entrance, and, for the first time, I realized that the strange sweet scent reaching my nostrils was the smell of land. Land does have an aroma, indeed, but one is not conscious of it until one has been away from it for a little while. We passed through the cut and into the snug harbor lined with steep, close hillsides and pastel houses perched on their slopes, with tall palm trees between them. The strong wind made the palm

fronds rustle noisily and angrily, and sent low clouds scudding across the sky seemingly barely above the rooftops. The branches and fronds on the top of every spindly-trunked palm had been turned into a windsock. But now, my daydream was over; there was work to do, so once again I put my dreams aside, returned to the present, and drove home. 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 who recently completed a course in diesel-engine maintenance and repair at Mass. Maritime Academy, he seeks opportunities to get out on the sea as a delivery skipper or professional crew while romancing rotted wood in his boat shed. Points East December 2011


News Three Maine anglers saved,one dies One person died and three survived after their 24-foot Grady White, Jobsite II, began taking on water and capsized about five miles east of Cape Porpoise, Maine, at about 3:10 p.m. on Sept. 30. They had reportedly been fishing for bluefin tuna. Nicholas Masi, 45, a paraplegic, issued a distress call on VHF Channel 16 from his wheelchair as his boat foundered. Douglas Isenberg, 40, died, and Richard Werner, 40, and Daricus Hunter, 40, were saved. “Fortunately, the boat operator was able to clearly communicate their distress, position and amount of people aboard to the Coast Guard using their marine radio before the vessel capsized

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Gamage, Spirit of Mass. sail for Caribbean The Ocean Classroom Foundation (OCF) said bon voyage to two separate groups of students late last summer, aboard the schooners Harvey Gamage and Spirit of Massachusetts. Students from the Proctor Academy in Andover, N.H. boarded the Harvey Gamage and began a nineweek voyage to the western North Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. This marks the 15th year that OCF has sailed with students from Proctor Academy. The Spirit of Massachusetts set sail for its fall SEAmester voyage, in which college students spend a semester at sea, earning college credits in marine science, navigational science, and the humanities from the University of Maine. The Harvey Gamage and Spirit of Massachusetts are two of three such vessels (Westward is the third) that provide students the opportunity for experiential education at sea. OCF’s programs run year-round and sail from the Canadian Maritimes to the Caribbean Sea. Both the Gamage and Spirit sail out of Gloucester, with Capt. Caroline Smith at the helm of the Gamage and Capt. Christopher Flansburg on Spirit. Tentative stops along the way are Mystic, Conn.; Chesapeake Bay; Beaufort, N.C.; Cumberland Island, Ga; and San

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Features Don and Abbie Penfield (above) as they look when Zeepaard is hauled for sanding and painting. Inset: Outside Amsterdam, while merrily motoring along, Don suddenly shouted, "Ready the lines; we're going ashore. There's a great museum here.” “Cruising with the Penfields is like that,” said the author, who was on this cruise.

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Can you imagine, today, flying into Amsterdam carrying a toilet through Customs? Well, this is just one of the many outlandish tasks embraced by New Hampshire’s Don and Abbie Penfield in the pursuit of their dream. By Whitney McKendree Moore For Points East his is a story of pure, unadulterated Yankee ingenuity – the story of a couple named Don and Abbie Penfield, who were merrily ensconced in


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the landlocked hills of New Hampshire until the day they received an unexpected wake-up call they could not ignore. It was a call to go sailing, but it came in a sad, unwelcome way when five friends died suddenly during

1978. Each had been the picture of health one day, dead the next. Like them, Don was 50 at the time, and he said to himself, “I just don’t want that to happen to me before I’ve done my dream.” Don’s dream was that he might someday sail around the world. He had grown up sailing on Lake Michigan, and his sailing continued while he attended Trinity College, in Hartford, Conn. Meeting Abbie at Wellesley College kept their focus on New England, and after marriage, they relocated to Essex, Conn., where everybody sails. Abbie became his faithful crew in frostbiting and summer series, but she preferred all things equestrian. Don’s idea of sailing around the world, however, never really left that little back corner of his mind. Now he was facing the reality that, like his friends, he was 50 and merely mortal. If he was ever going to “do his dream,” he thought, he’d better get started. So

he brought the issue to Abbie, who by that time had been his wife for 27 years. She had been half-expecting what she was hearing from Don’s heart, though he had a great job and four children in, or about to enter, college. He was not just her husband after all these years; he was also her best friend and skipper. She knew it would not be good for him – or them – if Don just stuffed his dream back into the sail bag and went on through life without ever having tried. Unfortunately, for Abbie large-boat sailing was synonymous with just one word: seasick. She had learned this the hard way on their honeymoon, sailing from Cape Ann through Cape Cod to Long Island Sound on an Alden sloop. Thus, Don knew the odds were stacked against a full circumnavigation of the globe. Nevertheless, because their four children were grown, he and Abbie pursued the vision of a major sailing endeavor. They talked and imagined and sharpened their pencils BARGE, continued on Page 32



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Originally Zeepaard had carried cargo in her main hull, so her captain and his entire family were quartered in a small after-cabin in which there were several drawers long enough to be used as bunks for the children. Imagine pulling out your bunk as if it were a drawer from a filing cabinet. Other drawers stored all the maintenance gear required for going from country to country in those days with differing fittings for everything in electrical, plumbing, and propane gas systems. Down below had never been completed by the former owners, so it was going to require close supervi-

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Even provisioning was daunting. Abbie remembers many strange items they had to bring over by plane in the pre-terrorism era, such as Don flying into Amsterdam carrying a toilet. sion and oversight to turn Zeepaard into a “home” designed by Don. Abbie, Photo courtesy Don Penfield the queasy one, was the first to come aboard, in September 1981, while Don This photo of Zeepaard negotiating an excruciatingly narrow passage in Scotwrapped things up stateside. With the land’s Forth and Clyde Canal tells a lot about the persistence of the Penfields. help of a Penfield daughter plus a son and a friend, Abbie’s team worked for a full four upper/lower bunks. Two more bunks were built in the months. The bath was divided into two heads (one with deck-accessed fo’c’sle. A simple diesel heating system shower!); berths were enlarged to create two state- was installed to keep them mobile in winter. Tankage rooms with double beds and one stateroom with was modified for blackwater, and all systems were du-

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sented its own array of logistical challenges. Even provisioning was daunting. Abbie remembers many strange items they had to bring over by plane in the pre-terrorism era, such as Don flying into Amsterdam carrying a toilet. Even after the refurbishment was completed, they would march boldly onto commercial flights as if there was nothing at all unusual about their carry-on baggage: shrouds with turnbuckles, collapsible bikes, multiple pairs of skis, and endless cartons of items that, without VAT taxes, were relatively inexpensive in the U.S. One begins to discern the incredible amounts of resourcefulness and perseverance that were being mustered by these Penfield people in order to “do their dream.” Even without great wealth to make it possible, they were making it possible. When Zeepaard was fully fitted out, she boasted a proper stur hut, a full galley, a cozy parlor, three separate state rooms, and two heads – all topped off by the ultimate sailing luxuries: heat and shower. The former

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The mast-down position: This is the way Zeepaard looks when she’s in rivers and canals where low bridges are to be negotiated. This photo was taken in Brugge, Belgium.

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17 countries visited – many more than once The year aboard: 1981-1982 Sept. Netherlands Oct. Belgium Nov.-Dec. Belgium and France Dec. France Jan. France Spain, Mediterranean islands, Italy and March - Sept. France The other passages: 1983-1990 1983-88 Netherlands, Belgium and France 1989-92 Netherlands, Germany and France 1993 Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Norway 1994 Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia 1995 Sweden, Finland and Estonia 1996-99 Scandinavia 2000 Netherlands, Belgium and France 2001 Paris, France and environs 2002 Paris-Netherlands via Rhine; Balkan’s War closed Danube 2003 Netherlands to England and Scotland 2002 Scotland 2003 Ireland, England, London in Winter 2004 England, Netherlands 2005 Netherlands to Germany, Potsdamn in Winter 2006 Baltic Germany 2007 Denmark and Sweden

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owner/operator, who is a licensed captain. He runs up to 40 miles offshore for tuna, and he reports that, in most sea conditions, he gets out there just about the same time as the “big guys.” College of the Atlantic has used a GM 26 in their offshore oceanographic work, and a spokesperson has told me that it does well offshore, although they might prefer an even bigger boat in some situations. Cricket is capable of about 22 knots with its Volvo TAMD 41 D, 200-horse turbo diesel (about 800 hours on it at purchase). She spins a four-blade prop, which is housed directly behind a full keel, with skeg, to the rudder. We have had no problems with lobster pots with this rig. Fuel consumption is about two and a Photo courtesy Jim Fetters half gallons per hour at 10 to 12 knots, and goes to about five to six gph at around 20 Cricket is armed with a Garmin chartplotter, a Furuno LCD radar, a Furuno fishfinder, a Standard DSC radiotelephone, a Ritchie compass, and an Auknots. Periodically, we run her up to about tohelm autopilot. full power, but most of the time we cruise at around 12 knots. Remember: We were went via Muscongus Bay, then Penobscot Bay to North sailors, and besides, we like to enjoy the views of the Haven, then Fox Island Thorofare, then on to StoningMaine coast at a proper pace. ton and Deer Island Thorofare to Blue Hill bay. From Our first experience cruising, after a couple of shake- there, we went down Western Way to our favorite, down runs, was to Northeast Harbor from Harpswell, Northeast Harbor, on Mount Desert Island. along the Maine coast (about 100 nautical miles). We On this trip, as we entered West Penobscot Bay

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winds were 20 to 25 knots on the bow, against the tide and not as predicted. We headed for North Haven. Not having any real heavy weather experience with the boat, we were apprehensive. We were cruising at about 12 knots, and the boat was relatively dry, powered well into the seas, did not pound,

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thruster we had on the Mainship, and we don’t really miss it. With about 30 percent less weight than our Mainship and 50 percent less than our Tartan 37 sailboat, this 26-footer is easier to push around by hand. A complaint that seems to frequently arise with semi-displacement hull designs is how well they handle in a following sea. Our comment would be that while the GM 26 may require some more helm in these situations, this hull seems to handle reasonably well in these conditions. We have felt safe in our Downeaster, and our life is greatly simplified as regards maintenance. Costs are dramatically reduced compared to keeping a boat at a marina summer and winter. Our boat is ably launched and recovered by Chris and Billy Saxton at Dolphin Marina in South Harpswell, Maine. They do a wonderful job of transport, blocking, etc., at our winter storage site. We can have anyone we want work on the boat anytime. As we’ve cruised on Cricket, a number of people have stopped by: Some knew us from our other boats, and some just liked the looks of the boat and were curious. Funny, a lot of the people around our age are thinking about down-

sizing and have heard some good things about the characteristics of Downeast boats, and, not surprisingly, they like the way these boats look. We submit to you that we don’t have all the answers. We have, however, owned almost 40 boats total, power and sail, and have cruised in excess of 25,000 miles logged. If you are thinking about downsizing and/or change, the deciding issues include: where you want to go, how far offshore, how fast, how many comforts you want/need, costs, what you want your boat to be about, concerns about eventual resale, and what you feel safe in. Do we miss sailing now that we have a powerboat? Sure, some, but it always helps to have friends who still have sailboats to invite us to go sailing with them

(thanks Bill and Ivon). We humbly submit that, for anyone wanting to downsize and still be able to cruise coastally, a Downeast-style boat is not a bad compromise. And, when you are in Maine to enjoy the wonderful cruising, a Downeast boat will fit right in. Ohio native/Maine resident Jim Fetters served eight years as an officer in the Coast Guard. He and wife Carol retired to Maine in 1999, where they cruise, fish, volunteer, and maintain their boats, including the General Marine 26, a 13-foot Boston Whaler, a dinghy and an inflatable. Part 1 of this narrative appeared in the September issue.

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THERACIN Mass. Maritime’s Storm, below, skippered by Rick Lyall, took 3rd in the J/109 fleet, won by Maine Maritime. Michigan’s Swan 42 Quintessence (right), helmed by Roger Widmann, took 4th in IRC 40.

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Maine Maritime Academy wins world’s largest college regatta Maine Maritime Academy, in Castine, Maine, was overall winner of the world’s largest college regatta, run by the Storm Trysail Foundation and Larchmont Yacht Club over Columbus Day weekend on Long Island Sound off Larchmont, N.Y. MMA topped the eight-boat J/109 fleet with a perfect score of three firsts. They also were leading the fourth race when it was abandoned. The finish proved that the school is at the top of its game and bodes well for its participation

in the Student Yachting World Cup in France later this month. The regatta had 400 collegiate sailors from across the country racing on 47 offshore boats ranging from 35 to 44 feet. The other division winners were the U.S. Naval Academy, which won both the 12-boat IRC 40 class and COLLEGE, continued on Page 49

Kollegewidgwok Y.C. strikes gold after 77 years Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club, in Blue Hill, Maine, chased the elusive Atlantic 30 National Championship for nearly 80 years, and, finally, the 77-year-old trophy will be displayed at KYC. The winning KYC boat, in races on Long Island Sound Sept. 9-11, was (can you believe it?) Try Again, skippered by owner Ian Evans, a resident of Brooksville and Long Island, N.Y. Carsten Steenberg, Brennan Starkey and 46 Points East December 2011

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Try Again’s crew -- Sean Guinness, skipper Ian Evans, Carsten Steenberg and Brennan Starkey.

Sean Guinness crewed. The event is usually held at a Long Island yacht clubs, but the 2008 race was held in Blue Hill. The Atlantic 30 is a keel boat designed for club racing and fast sailing that was built in Germany in the 1920s. Five active fleets are in New England: three in Connecticut, one in New York and one in Blue Hill. For more infomation, see:

NGPAGES 40 racers on 25 boats row/paddle in Rockland Short Ships Regatta Forty racers charged their way around Rockland Harbor, Maine, on Sept. 10, on 25 different rowing, paddling and sculling vessels, including a new standup paddleboard division, during The Apprenticeshop’s 2011 Short Ships Rowing Regatta. The race included the new stand-up paddleboard (SUP) division for the first time in its 36-year history. The race started in two waves. The first start, at 9:30 a.m., included all forward-facing competitors in boats like kayaks, SUPs, canoes, and outriggers. The second start, at 9:35, followed with rear-facing competitors in vessels such as dories, peapods, skiffs, Whitehalls, wherries, sculls, and a gig. All watercraft wove their way out through the mooring fields en route to the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, pushed hard against northerly winds along the breakwater towards the Samoset Hotel float, and then back to the Apprenticeshop pier to complete the threemile triangular racecourse. Weather conditions were sunny skies, 10- to 13-knot winds with gusts to 16, and moderately choppy waters. Don Seales, of Searsmont, crossed the line in his Sliding Seat Single rowing shell with the fastest time ROCKLAND, continued on Page 49

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Top: Kevin Carney and Margaret Macleod pull a 16-foot Boston Ship Chandler’s Whitehall alongside paddleboarder Aimee Leclerc near the Rockland Breakwater. Bottom: Susan Viets and John Tunnicliffe compete in an Apprenticeshop-built Northshore dory.

12 Meter N. Americans: Ted Turner takes overall Media mogul Ted Turner returned to Newport, R.I., and the sport he mastered many decades ago when he helmed American Eagle – which he once owned and raced around the world – in the 12 Meter North American Championships held in Newport, R.I., Sept. 23-25. Turner’s skills earned him first place in the Traditional Division – over Weatherly – as well as the Pine Brothers Sponsor Trophy for best overall performance. “It’s great to see that Ted, at age 72, still has the touch and the love of the sport,” said Gary Jobson, 12-METER, continued on Page 50

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Stonington to Boothbay Race starts July 27 The third running of biennial Stonington (Conn.) to Boothbay Harbor (Maine) Race, nicknamed the “Lobster Run,” will set sail on July 27, 2012, the master of the Corinthians, Kevin Hughes, has announced. The race is a U.S. Sailing-sanctioned Category 2 event, with ORR, PHRF spinnaker and non-spinnaker divisions, as well as doublehanded and Swan classes. Each yacht carries a transponder that will show its position, which can be followed at Held every even year, the race appeals to those who also do the MarionBermuda Race, or wish to prepare for it. Additionally, the timing is ideal for yachts returning from the NewportBermuda Race whose owners want to cruise in Maine in August. “This is a race with a wonderful vacation

destination featuring fun-filled pre-race and post-race dinners and parties unique to the home ports of the sponsoring Stonington Harbor and Boothbay Harbor yacht clubs,” said Tom Lane, race chairman. The start will be off Stonington, and the 332-mile course will track around the Nantucket Shoals, finishing in Boothbay Harbor. Trophies are awarded for line honors, best finish in the ORR class, the first overall in PHRF Classes, and the top Swan finisher on Corrected time. Special awards will be given for the best combined time with the 2011 Marion-Bermuda Race and the best women’s team. FMI: or contact Race Chairman Tom Lane at 615-804-0500 or Jay Kiszkiel, Operations Head, at 860-573-9654.

Nonsuch catfight in Off Soundings Fall Series Sept. 16-17, 94 boats raced in the Off Soundings Club Fall Series, racing from New London, Conn., to Greenport, N.Y. – on day one, and around Gardiners Bay on day two. Among these were 13 catboat-rigged Nonsuch Yachts sailboats. The first Nonsuches were built in 1978. Thirtythree years later, they are the only boat with their own class in Off Soundings. With their catboat rig, wide beam and luxurious accommodations, they are certainly not your typical race boat. But race they do. Simple, fast and sturdy were the design objectives supporting the goal of creating a boat that could be raced short-handed and cruised in comfort. Mark Ellis designed the Nonsuch to meet these objectives by modernizing a traditional catboat. The single sail and wishbone contribute greatly to the simplicity of the Nonsuch. The fin keel and spade rudder improves performance. On Friday, Sept. 16, in a 15-knot northwest breeze, Dan Ferrier in Stray Cat completed the 18.5-mile course in 03:14:47, making the most of the wind shifts on the final upwind leg. On Saturday, starting in a northeast breeze of 15 knots, which later settled down to about 10 and shifted 40 degrees to the east, Jack Lombard on Bearcat finished the 15-mile starboard triangle with two windward legs in 03:57:27 to get the gun. For the series overall, Al Perrins finished 1st on Bar48 Points East December 2011

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Bliss, skippered by Addison B. Marsh, joins the Nonsuch fleet on a sizzling reach. She finished near the back of the fleet, but all aboard had a superlative time.

bcat, Dan Ferrier came in 2nd on Stray Cat, Fred Endemann was 3rd on Catfish, and Jack Lombard was 4th on Bearcat. Apparently, Poseidon applies his own handicap and favored boats with “cat” in their names. Next year, the bi-annual International Rendezous of Nonsuch Yachts will be held from July 15 to 21 at Mitchell Park Marina in Greenport. This event will draw boats from the U.S. and Canada and will have both cruising and racing events to showcase these much-loved sailing vessels. FMI:

COLLEGE, continued from Page 46 the seven-boat J/44 class; Tufts University, of Medford, Mass., which won the five-boat IRC 35 class for the second year in a row; and first-time participant University of Southern California, which traveled the farthest to attend the regatta and won the 15-boat J/105 class in a tiebreaker with last year’s overall winner, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. For complete results, go to

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ROCKLAND, continued from Page 47 of 33 minutes and 30 seconds. However, in traditional Short Ships camaraderie, the racers getting the most cheers from the crowd was the hard-pulling final boat with Joe McGeady, of Thomaston, with his young son Michael steering, who9 finished in one hour, 11 minutes and 30 seconds. Along with Seales, other top finishers by class were Fixed-Seat Single rower Bill Bunting, Whitefield,

Maine Maritime’s Jack Forehand sails the J/109 Strategery to 1st in the J/109 one-design class and 1st overall in the 2011 Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta.

48:36; Fixed-Seat Double rowers Donald Carter and George Hamilton, Portland, 35:23; Kayak Single, Ken Fink, Walpole, 35:43; Outrigger, Reinhard Zollitsch, Orono, 36:40; and Stand-Up Paddleboard, Thor Emory, Lincolnville, 42:37. The eight-oared gig Lighthorsemen, rowed by staff and apprentices, finished at a respectable 41:59 despite breaking two oars during the race and continuing to row with just an oar stub. For complete results, visit

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Bannister’s Wharf was home base for the yachts and crews, stirring memories of Newport’s America’s Cup who served as tactician for Turner just as he did when days of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, when 12 Meter battle Turner’s Courageous won the 1977 America’s Cup. The flags flew boldly above the docks as crowds inspected regatta included nine 12 Meters (Victory 83, Courabeautiful, historic boats as they laid at rest. And these geous, USA , Intrepid, American Eagle, Weatherly, Cojust as in 1977 and lumbia, Northern Light 1980, they thrilled to and Onawa) racing in see Ted Turner mixing three divisions (Grand with sailors at the dock Prix/Modern, Traditional after a long, hard day of and Classic) and drew 12 Meter racing. several other celebrity This year’s event inyachtsmen as well, inaugurated the Ted cluding America’s Cup Turner Trophy, awarded veterans Dave Pedrick, for an individual’s conRichie Boyd, Scott Perry, tribution to the 12 Andy MacGowan, Jim Meter Class on and off Gretzky, Reggie Pierce, the water. To a standing Tom O’Brien, Richie ovation and thunderous Sayer and Stu Argo and enthusiasm from the enother notable sailors such Photo by Billy Black tire fleet, Turner himas Jeff Johnstone, Michael presented the Keyworth, Brad Read and Courageous (foreground), USA and Victory are hard on the wind self magnificent trophy – deJud Smith. “Each of the in the Grand Prix/Modern division of the 12-Meter North American Championships. signed by Dan MacDonbeloved historic 12 Meald of Three Golden ters was packed with the Apples in Newport – to Guy Heckman, who campaigns best-of-the-best on board for competitive racing, in the USA. FMI: Contact Herb Marshall, vice president spirit they were designed for,� said Event Chair Cindy Americas Fleet, at Delotto.






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Briefly GMT building carbon crossbeams for big catamaran In jobs like this, which don’t fit a standard mold, strength, quality and consistency are critical.

GMT Composites, in Bristol, R.I., is crafting crossbeams for a 70-foot catamaran. At 34 feet in length each, these three crossbeams are made up of some serious carbon. They are a reinforced box construction with internal bulkheads made from pre-preg carbon. Designed to withstand bending loads over 400,000 foot-pounds, the skins are, in places, over an inch thick. Each beam will weigh over 700 pounds and yield a 900-pound weight savings when compared to a comparable aluminum structure. FMI:


Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Conn., has been awarded two grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities totaling $195,000. The funds will be used to develop programming around “The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan” and support the Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport. The Museum received a $40,000 “Bridging Cultures” planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Public Programs to plan “In the Wake of the Whalers: American Identity and Worldview as Shaped by our Whaling Heritage.” This major national public programming initiative will revolve around the 1841 whaleship and the vessel’s voyage to historic ports-of-call along the northeastern seaboard in summer 2014. FMI: The Compass Project, in Portland, Maine, has announced that some of its students will be building submarines at the boat shop This five-week pilot program, which started in November, introduces basic engineering and design principles through the construction of underwater, remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs). Volunteer coordinator and boatbuilding instructor Wendy West will be undertaking this project with a group of Lyman Moore Middle School students. FMI:


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McMichael Yacht Brokers has opened a new sales office at Newport Shipyard in Newport, R.I. The new office came about based on an expanding customer base. McMichael represents the following new boats from New Jersey to Rhode Island: J/Boats, Tartan, Alerion Express, MJM Yachts, EdgeWater and AB Inflatables. FMI: Call 401-619-5813 or visit Fatty Knees Boat Co., in Sagamore Beach, Mass., introduced, for the very first time, an eight-foot model of the Fatty Knees dinghy in Fighting-Lady Yellow with a Whisper-Grey at the 2011 Annapolis Boat Show, in Annapolis, Md., in early October. This year, 2011, has been the first year

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Dockwise Yacht Transport, with an office in Newport, R.I., has completed its most complex lift-on/lift-off procedure to date using the 532-foot transfer vessel Combi Dock 1. On a voyage from Genoa, Italy, to Phuket, Thailand, Dockwise loaded seven vessels, including five motor yachts over 100 feet long and a 95-foot catamaran with a 41-foot beam. DYT, known for its semi-submersible “float-on/float-off” yacht carriers, has expanded services to include lift-on/lift-off operations with third-party carriers when a port is not on the DYT schedule. FMI: The Apprenticeshop, in Rockland, Maine, is an intensive 12-week program for anyone interested in learning how to build a boat. Between now and the end of December, participants can enroll in the Boatbuilding Skills Program at half off the usual tuition, and they can start the program on a date that’s most convenient for them. The program is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who has 12 weeks to devote to learning traditional wooden boatbuilding. No prior boatbuilding experience is needed. FMI: The Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, in Bristol, R.I., has been awarded a $10,000 matching grant to the Museum to run an afterschool program teaching classic-boat repair and maintenance. The grant was provided by the Collectors Foundation of Traverse City, Michigan. The after-school program is held in the same 19th century buildings where the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. designed and built the boats used in the Museum’s sailing

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The Newport Charter Yacht Show, in Newport, R.I., has been acquired by the Newport Harbor Corporation, continuing a tradition of showcasing luxury charter yachts ranging from 80 feet in length up to the superyacht size of 150 to 225plus feet. Next year’s show is set for June 18-22. NHC is the parent company of Newport Exhibition Group, which produces and manages multiple industry events, including the venerable Newport International Boat Show. FMI:




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The Multihull Source is currently the only New England retail outlet carrying Spade anchors. program, all built between 1914 and 1939. In 2010 the afterschool mentorship program teaching classic-boat repair and maintenance enrolled 15 students from East Providence, Barrington, Warren, Bristol, and Tiverton, all in Rhode Island. FMI:, The Multihull Source in Wareham, Mass., is a New England dealer of the Spade anchors, which have been highly ac-

Rhode Island Marine Trades Association has teamed with The International Yacht Restoration School, in Newport, R.I., to launch a series of evening lectures on “Environmental Issues Facing Sailors and the Marine World.” Starting this past Nov. 1, experts at the front lines of ocean environmental protection efforts will travel to the school to talk about the actions their organizations have taken to help keep the waters clean – from creating approaches to running regattas in an eco-friendly way, to removing marine debris. Daniela T. H. Abbott of Sparkman & Stephens will also talk about green approaches to designing and building today’s boats. FMI:

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Boston CG espouses Rescue 21 System The U.S. Coast Guard held a ceremony and demonstration in Boston Oct. 19, commemorating the acceptance of the Rescue 21 Communications System at Coast Guard Sector Boston. Rescue 21 enables the Coast Guard to execute all its missions, especially its search and rescue mission, with greater agility and efficiency. With increased communications coverage and advanced direction-finding capabilities, Rescue 21 helps take the search out of search and rescue. FMI:

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Cold-water tips from the U.S. Coast Guard Dealing with an unexpected plunge into cold water should be at top of every boater’s safety list, especially during the off-season when there are fewer people around to lend assistance if you fall overboard or if your boat should capsize. In the off-season it becomes even more important to take precautions and come prepared to deal with every hazard. Icy water, for example, can trigger an involuntary gasping reflex, causing a person who takes an unexpected plunge to inhale water and drown. Frigid temperatures can also cause coldwater shock – a sudden increase in heart rate and blood pressure – which can bring about cardiac arrest in those with underlying heart conditions. If you survive the initial immersion, you may quickly become too numb to aid in your own rescue. Fingers no longer work zippers and buckles; you can’t grab a rope, fire off a flare, or climb into a life raft. Physical activity, such thrashing in the water or trying to swim, may only speed the heat loss and raise the possibility of cold water immersion hypothermia. Still, a boater who comes prepared can survive for a surprisingly long time, even in very cold water. Here are three things winter boaters can do to improve their chances in the event of an accident: Don’t just carry a life jacket, WEAR IT at all times while boating. Everyone on board should wear a properly fitting, U.S. Coast Guard approved life

jacket. There’s rarely time to put on a life jacket during an emergency, and if you fall or are thrown into cold water, your chance of survival increases dramatically if your life jacket is on. A whistle attached to the jacket or on a cord around your wrist can help attract attention. Wear garments that will retain body heat when wet. Layer clothing, and consider donning a wet suit or “wetsuit grade” fleece under your clothing. Both are generally available in catalogs and marine outfitter shops. Also carry a dry change of clothing in a waterproof bag. Mount a boarding ladder or swim step on the boat, or purchase a Lifesling and practice using it to get another person back on board the boat. Getting a partially incapacitated person into a boat can be difficult, even with training. If you do fall into cold water while boating and can’t immediately get out, stay with the boat. Fold your arms across your chest and cross your legs in the Heat Escape Lessening Position (H.E.L.P.) to minimize heat loss. If another person is in the water with you, put your arms around each other. Float quietly with minimal exertion until help arrives. The U.S. Coast Guard reminds all boaters to “Boat Responsibly!” For more tips on boating safety, visit Points East December 2011


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107th New York Boat Show Jacob K. Javits Center, New York, N.Y. The Rambler 100 Incident Herreshoff Marine Museum/Points East Winter Speaker Series, Bristol, R.I. Hear from members of the crew and from Dan O’Connor of Life Raft and Survival whose pre-race work helped them through this ordeal. 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments provided by Cisco Breweries of Nantucket. 401-253-5000 FEBRUARY 9

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The Restoration of the Charles W. Morgan Herreshoff Marine Museum/Points East Winter Speaker Series, Bristol, R.I. Preserving the last wooden whaleship in the world. 7 p.m., doors open at 6. Refreshments provided by Cisco Breweries of Nantucket. For more information, see 56th New England Boat Show Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass. FMI:

Encounter with Somali Pirates Herreshoff Marine Museum/Points East Winter Speaker Series, Bristol, R.I. First-hand account by Capt. Richard Phillips. The world watched as Capt. Phillips first saved his crew, then was rescued by Navy Seals. FMI: Women’s Diesel Engine Workshop Mack Boring Technical Institute, Middleboro, Mass. A two-day workshop offered by The National Women’s Sailing Association. FMI: or call 978-979-7241

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A cottage spawns a stout boat and bold adventures Reviewed by Sandy Marsters For Points East

Bull Canyon By Lin Pardey, Paradise Cay Publications, 2011, 304 pp., $24.95

During my long infatuation with the cruising life, most of it done from one soft armchair or another with a little time at sea, there is one photograph that still stands out long after others have faded away. It is the cover photo of Lin and Larry Pardey’s book “Seraffyn’s European Adventure,” first published in 1979 and updated and republished in 2010. The photo is of Serrafyn, the Pardeys’ first boat, her white wooden hull plunging through blue water off some European shore, sky studded with puffy summer clouds, her double-reefed, bright-white main and staysail taut as she makes to weather in about 25 knots of wind, Canadian flag snapping sharply above the self-steering vane, a white dinghy lashed to the cabin-top, and two no-doubt exuberant

souls in the tiny cockpit of this owner-built Lyle Hess cutter. It is a photo for dreamers, a photo of one of modern cruising life’s most adventurous couples on a world cruise that began and ended many years, many books, and tens of thousands of adventure-filled miles later, in California. And that is where we find Lin and Larry in Lin’s latest book, “Bull Canyon.” Bull Canyon is not a boat. It’s a place. It’s not even near the ocean but deep in the rugged, scrubby hills of southern California. It is a place beset by “floods, frogs, bugs, rats, earthquakes” and forest fires.” And it is just the place to find a cheap place to live, raise a barn, and spend a few years ashore writing and building the next cruising boat, a larger Lyle Hess cutter, Taleisin. This really is kind of an odd cruising book, since it all takes place on land, for which Lin makes something of an apology to those expecting another great sailing adventure. A new adventure book about Taleisin’s voyONBOARD, NO DETAIL HAS BEEN LEFT UNEXPLORED. UNDER SAIL, NO PART OF THE COASTLINE WILL BE, EITHER.

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ages just wouldn’t work, she said, until the time ashore had been accounted for, because that is where genesis of the voyages lay. If you can accept that, then you will enjoy watching a couple of terribly restless people attempt to stay still. Granted, the canyon in which they have chosen to stay still offers far more adventure in the form of washedout roads, varnish-destroying and garden-consuming critters, oddball characters, primitive living conditions, and more severe isolation than most people ever experience. Nevertheless, for now they are grounded, and it is interesting, very funny, and touching to see how a couple of cruisers constantly adapt to their new digs. Almost effortlessly, it seems Taleisin takes shape in the barn at the hands of Larry, who is joined by Lin in

the afternoon to hammer bungs, varnish and manage the tools. They are a remarkable team. After Serrafyn is sold and Taleisin is hauled from the barn for her journey to the sea, and they begin to move from the cozy borrowed stone cottage in the hills, Lin wonders if another uprooting is really what she wants. Then she realizes that what she wants isn’t really the point. “I realized, for me there really was no choice,” she writes. “I knew the cottage offered an appearance of security, but the boat would soon give me the ongoing adventure I craved.” And that’s a subject for later books. Sandy Marsters is co-founder of Points East, along with Bernie Wideman, and is the magazine’s media critic.

This calendar honors our pastime, past and present 2012 Calendar of Wooden Boats Photographs by Benjamin Mendlowitz, text by Maynard Bray, NOAH Publications, $15.95,

Well, as much as we abhor growing older, that much and more we revel in the arrival of the Wooden Boat Calendar each fall. And not just because we are in indentured servitude to two small plank-on-frame craft (three, if you include the 5½-footer in the cellar). If we were proprietors of as many fiberglass, carbon-fiber or aluminum boats, we’d be just as excited because the boats that appear in this calendar year after year represent the origins and evolution of our sport and recreation. And while many of the boats in the calendars look little like the majority of today’s vessels crafted with synthetics, the design, engineering and inspiration invested in the former will be found in some form, and to some degree, or other in the latter. Benjamin Mendlowitz has been at the top of the classic-boat photography profession for many years, and last winter he put his heart and soul into a Points East/Herreshoff Marine Museum Speaker Series show in Bristol, R.I., leaving attendees thrilled at each image he projected. Maynard Bray is truly an icon of wooden-boat history, construction and engineering, and directed the preservation and restoration of Mystic Seaport’s watercraft collection. He was an editor of “WoodenBoat” magazine for three decades. If you have difficulty mentioning “engineering” and “wooden boats” in the same breath, peruse the photo for January 2012, of the 50-foot schooner Charlotte in mid-construction on Martha’s Vineyard, and you’ll quickly understand how the two go together as nicely as . . . well, plank on frame. The image of the 59-foot 58 Points East December 2011

cruising ketch Marjorie, out of Bristol, R.I, hard on the wind in the Abacos puts the viewer (who really only wanted to see what he was supposed to do on one particular dreary February day) right in the cockpit, sitting to leeward and hearing the wake sizzle off the quarter and roll downwind. For all you power buffs, March has the 65-foot, 1927 motor yacht Arequipa, her masterfully designed, easily driven hull creating hardly a wake in the placid waters of Port Townsend, Wash. By the time you pick up your December Points East, Bray’s pithy history tells us, Arequipa will be cruising the canals and inland waterways of Germany. Then, on the August page, you’ll smile when you see the 60-foot tugboat (you have to smile when you look at a tugboat; don’t ask us why) Sand Man pushed along by her tiny 110-horsepower caterpillar diesel. Get this: According to Maynard, when she towed sand and gravel barges in Puget Sound a century ago, she boasted a 50-horse Frisco power plant. Amazing. But the June calendar photo is the one that will carry us through the winter, for it captures the magic and serenity we dream about during the winter months. It shows the 39-foot Concordia yawl Starlight, built in 1954, at anchor a stone’s throw from a Maine shore, on a still night, beneath a full moon, mizzen up to keep her into the wind, peapod hanging of the sensuous sawn-counter transom. Silent night, holy night indeed. If you’re looking for just the right stocking stuffer (We know, big stocking) for your boating romantic that’s not going to empty your wallet, then consider giving her or him the 2012 Wooden Boat Calendar. It does so much more than simply mark the days.

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December Tides New London, Conn.

Bridgeport, Conn. 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

03:33AM 04:29AM 05:24AM 12:04AM 12:54AM 01:42AM 02:28AM 03:11AM 03:53AM 04:34AM 05:14AM 05:55AM 12:36AM 01:18AM 02:03AM 02:52AM 03:44AM 04:40AM 05:38AM 12:24AM 01:22AM 02:20AM 03:16AM 04:10AM 05:02AM 05:52AM 12:31AM 01:19AM 02:07AM 02:55AM 03:45AM

6.6 6.5 6.5 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.4 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.9 7.0 7.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.5 -0.5 -0.4 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.5


09:52AM 10:52AM 11:50AM 06:18AM 07:09AM 07:56AM 08:41AM 09:23AM 10:04AM 10:43AM 11:22AM 12:01PM 06:37AM 07:22AM 08:11AM 09:05AM 10:04AM 11:06AM 12:09PM 06:37AM 07:36AM 08:33AM 09:28AM 10:21AM 11:12AM 12:01PM 06:42AM 07:32AM 08:22AM 09:15AM 10:09AM

0.7 0.8 0.8 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.1 7.1 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.0 7.5 7.7 7.9 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.7 -0.3 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.7


03:56PM 04:55PM 05:52PM 12:46PM 01:38PM 02:25PM 03:09PM 03:51PM 04:31PM 05:10PM 05:49PM 06:29PM 12:42PM 01:26PM 02:15PM 03:08PM 04:06PM 05:07PM 06:10PM 01:11PM 02:11PM 03:07PM 04:00PM 04:51PM 05:40PM 06:27PM 12:49PM 01:38PM 02:27PM 03:18PM 04:11PM

6.4 6.1 6.0 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.2 -0.2 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.6 6.4 6.4 -0.3 -0.5 -0.8 -0.9 -0.9 -0.9 -0.7 7.4 7.0 6.6 6.2 5.9


10:18PM 11:11PM

0.5 0.7


06:48PM 07:40PM 08:29PM 09:14PM 09:56PM 10:37PM 11:17PM 11:56PM

5.9 5.9 6.0 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.5


07:11PM 07:55PM 08:42PM 09:33PM 10:27PM 11:25PM

-0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1


07:13PM 08:12PM 09:09PM 10:02PM 10:53PM 11:43PM

6.4 6.6 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.1


07:13PM 07:59PM 08:45PM 09:32PM 10:21PM

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01:40AM 02:41AM 03:41AM 04:38AM 05:28AM 06:13AM 12:41AM 01:23AM 02:04AM 02:44AM 03:24AM 04:05AM 04:49AM 05:38AM 12:15AM 01:03AM 01:56AM 02:54AM 03:55AM 04:54AM 05:49AM 12:36AM 01:31AM 02:24AM 03:16AM 04:07AM 04:58AM 05:51AM 12:12AM 01:04AM 01:58AM

2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.9 3.1 3.3 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 2.6 2.6 2.5


08:19AM 09:21AM 10:20AM 11:15AM 12:07PM 12:53PM 06:55AM 07:35AM 08:14AM 08:54AM 09:33AM 10:13AM 10:53AM 11:35AM 06:33AM 07:33AM 08:35AM 09:37AM 10:38AM 11:37AM 12:35PM 06:41AM 07:32AM 08:22AM 09:12AM 10:03AM 10:52AM 11:42AM 06:46AM 07:44AM 08:43AM

12:03AM 12:57AM 01:51AM 02:46AM 03:40AM 04:31AM 05:16AM 05:56AM 06:33AM 12:12AM 12:54AM 01:34AM 02:15AM 02:57AM 03:42AM 04:32AM 12:12AM 01:08AM 02:06AM 03:08AM 04:11AM 05:12AM 06:07AM 06:59AM 12:45AM 01:36AM 02:24AM 03:11AM 03:56AM 04:43AM 12:16AM


3.4 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 3.4 3.6 3.7 3.9 4.2 4.4 4.5 4.6 -0.6 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0.0 0.2 3.2

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05:18AM 06:40AM 08:28AM 09:23AM 10:03AM 10:39AM 11:17AM 11:56AM 12:37PM 07:09AM 07:46AM 08:25AM 09:07AM 09:53AM 10:42AM 11:35AM 05:32AM 06:46AM 08:12AM 09:26AM 10:27AM 11:23AM 12:16PM 01:06PM 07:49AM 08:38AM 09:27AM 10:16AM 11:04AM 11:52AM 05:37AM

0.5 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.7 3.7 3.6 3.4 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.5 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.8 3.4 3.1 0.5


12:30PM 01:23PM 02:18PM 03:12PM 04:05PM 04:53PM 05:36PM 06:16PM 06:55PM 01:18PM 01:57PM 02:33PM 03:08PM 03:44PM 04:22PM 05:07PM 12:29PM 01:27PM 02:28PM 03:33PM 04:36PM 05:34PM 06:28PM 07:20PM 01:53PM 02:34PM 03:12PM 03:48PM 04:25PM 05:04PM 12:39PM

Moonrise Moonset 11:32 AM 11:13 PM 11:57 AM ------12:14 AM 12:21 PM ---1:13 AM 12:45 PM ---2:12 AM 1:11 PM ---3:11 AM 1:40 PM ---4:10 AM 2:12 PM ---5:09 AM 2:49 PM ---6:06 AM 3:33 PM ---7:00 AM 4:23 PM ---7:49 AM 5:20 PM ---8:33 AM 6:21 PM ---9:11 AM 7:26 PM

60 Points East June 2011

3.3 3.0 2.8 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 3.3 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.7 3.8 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.1 2.8

Day Dec 14 Dec 15 Dec 16 Dec 17 Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec


02:02PM 03:02PM 04:03PM 04:59PM 05:49PM 06:34PM 01:35PM 02:15PM 02:53PM 03:32PM 04:12PM 04:54PM 05:38PM 06:25PM 12:20PM 01:10PM 02:08PM 03:12PM 04:17PM 05:18PM 06:13PM 01:30PM 02:22PM 03:11PM 03:58PM 04:45PM 05:32PM 06:20PM 12:31PM 01:22PM 02:17PM

2.5 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.1 2.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 -0.4 -0.5 -0.6 -0.5 -0.4 -0.3 -0.1 2.6 2.3 2.1


08:43PM 09:35PM 10:24PM 11:11PM 11:57PM

0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5


07:17PM 07:58PM 08:39PM 09:21PM 10:04PM 10:47PM 11:30PM

2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.3


07:14PM 08:05PM 08:57PM 09:50PM 10:44PM 11:39PM

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07:05PM 07:55PM 08:46PM 09:38PM 10:29PM 11:21PM

2.4 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6


07:09PM 07:58PM 08:48PM

0.0 0.2 0.3


9.7 9.1 8.8 8.5 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 -0.1 10.4 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.5 9.4 -0.2 -0.6 -1.1 -1.4 -1.5 -1.5 -1.4 11.2 10.7 10.1 9.5 8.9


10:06PM 11:00PM 11:53PM

0.5 1.0 1.3


07:37PM 08:28PM 09:15PM 09:59PM 10:40PM 11:20PM

8.5 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9


06:26PM 07:08PM 07:51PM 08:37PM 09:25PM 10:17PM 11:13PM

-0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1


07:02PM 08:05PM 09:04PM 10:01PM 10:55PM 11:46PM

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07:06PM 07:53PM 08:39PM 09:26PM 10:14PM

-1.0 -0.6 0.0 0.5 1.0


Boston, Mass.

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

0.4 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.8 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 3.4 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.8 0.1 0.3 0.4

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06:06PM 07:05PM 08:00PM 08:46PM 09:28PM 10:09PM 10:50PM 11:31PM

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.0


07:34PM 08:14PM 08:56PM 09:41PM 10:29PM 11:20PM

3.2 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.3 3.3


06:02PM 07:06PM 08:12PM 09:13PM 10:08PM 11:01PM 11:53PM

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08:10PM 09:00PM 09:49PM 10:39PM 11:28PM

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Moonrise Moonset ---9:45 AM 8:33 PM ---10:16 AM 9:40 PM ---10:45 AM 10:49 PM ---11:13 AM 11:59 PM ---11:42 AM 1:10 AM 12:14 PM 2:24 AM 12:50 PM 3:38 AM 1:32 PM 4:50 AM 2:23 PM 5:57 AM 3:21 PM 6:57 AM 4:26 PM 7:47 AM 5:35 PM 8:28 AM 6:45 PM 9:02 AM 7:52 PM 9:32 AM 8:57 PM 9:59 AM 10:00 PM 10:24 AM 11:01 PM 10:48 AM ----

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

03:34AM 9.4 04:28AM 9.2 05:23AM 9.1 06:16AM 9.1 12:46AM 1.5 01:35AM 1.6 02:22AM 1.5 03:06AM 1.4 03:49AM 1.3 04:30AM 1.2 05:11AM 1.0 12:00AM 9.0 12:40AM 9.1 01:21AM 9.2 02:05AM 9.3 02:51AM 9.5 03:41AM 9.7 04:34AM 10.0 05:29AM 10.3 12:10AM 0.2 01:09AM 0.1 02:07AM 0.0 03:03AM -0.2 03:57AM -0.4 04:50AM -0.4 05:41AM -0.4 12:35AM 10.1 01:23AM 9.9 02:10AM 9.7 02:57AM 9.5 03:45AM 9.2


09:32AM 10:30AM 11:30AM 12:28PM 07:07AM 07:55AM 08:40AM 09:22AM 10:03AM 10:43AM 11:23AM 05:52AM 06:35AM 07:19AM 08:06AM 08:57AM 09:51AM 10:50AM 11:51AM 06:27AM 07:25AM 08:23AM 09:19AM 10:13AM 11:06AM 11:56AM 06:31AM 07:20AM 08:10AM 09:00AM 09:52AM

1.0 1.3 1.5 1.5 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 10.0 10.2 10.3 0.9 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.4 0.1 10.6 11.0 11.3 11.6 11.7 11.7 11.5 -0.2 0.1 0.4 0.8 1.1


DECEMBER 2011 Day Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec Dec

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6:53 6:54 6:56 6:57 6:58 6:59 6:59 7:00 7:01 7:02 7:03 7:04 7:05 7:05 7:06 7:07

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03:48PM 04:45PM 05:44PM 06:41PM 01:24PM 02:15PM 03:02PM 03:45PM 04:26PM 05:06PM 05:46PM 12:02PM 12:44PM 01:27PM 02:14PM 03:04PM 03:59PM 04:58PM 06:00PM 12:53PM 01:53PM 02:52PM 03:47PM 04:40PM 05:31PM 06:19PM 12:45PM 01:34PM 02:22PM 03:12PM 04:04PM

Times for Boston, MA

Day Dec 17 Dec 18 Dec 19 Dec 20 Dec 21 Dec 22 Dec 23 Dec 24 Dec 25 Dec 26 Dec 27 Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31

Sunrise 7:08 AM 7:08 AM 7:09 AM 7:09 AM 7:10 AM 7:10 AM 7:11 AM 7:11 AM 7:12 AM 7:12 AM 7:12 AM 7:13 AM 7:13 AM 7:13 AM 7:13 AM

Sunset 4:13 PM 4:13 PM 4:14 PM 4:14 PM 4:15 PM 4:15 PM 4:16 PM 4:16 PM 4:17 PM 4:18 PM 4:18 PM 4:19 PM 4:20 PM 4:21 PM 4:21 PM


December 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

03:29AM 9.0 04:25AM 8.8 05:21AM 8.7 06:15AM 8.8 12:48AM 1.4 01:37AM 1.5 02:23AM 1.4 03:04AM 1.4 03:43AM 1.3 04:21AM 1.2 04:57AM 1.1 05:35AM 1.0 12:25AM 8.7 01:05AM 8.8 01:47AM 8.9 02:33AM 9.1 03:23AM 9.3 04:17AM 9.5 05:15AM 9.8 06:15AM 10.1 12:55AM 0.2 01:55AM 0.0 02:53AM -0.1 03:48AM -0.3 04:41AM -0.4 05:32AM -0.3 12:27AM 9.7 01:15AM 9.5 02:03AM 9.3 02:51AM 9.1 03:39AM 8.8


09:30AM 10:31AM 11:33AM 12:32PM 07:06AM 07:53AM 08:37AM 09:18AM 09:56AM 10:33AM 11:09AM 11:47AM 06:14AM 06:57AM 07:43AM 08:34AM 09:30AM 10:31AM 11:35AM 12:41PM 07:15AM 08:14AM 09:11AM 10:05AM 10:57AM 11:47AM 06:23AM 07:13AM 08:03AM 08:55AM 09:49AM

1.0 1.3 1.4 1.3 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 9.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.2 -0.1 10.5 10.9 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.1 -0.1 0.2 0.5 0.8 1.1


03:43PM 04:42PM 05:43PM 06:42PM 01:28PM 02:18PM 03:03PM 03:44PM 04:23PM 04:59PM 05:35PM 06:11PM 12:26PM 01:08PM 01:54PM 02:45PM 03:41PM 04:41PM 05:46PM 06:53PM 01:45PM 02:44PM 03:41PM 04:33PM 05:24PM 06:12PM 12:37PM 01:25PM 02:15PM 03:05PM 03:58PM

Bar Harbor, Maine 9.3 8.8 8.4 8.2 1.1 0.9 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 9.9 9.9 9.8 9.6 9.4 9.1 9.0 9.0 -0.6 -1.0 -1.3 -1.5 -1.5 -1.3 10.7 10.2 9.6 9.0 8.5


10:05PM 11:00PM 11:55PM

0.5 0.9 1.2


07:37PM 08:27PM 09:13PM 09:55PM 10:34PM 11:11PM 11:48PM

8.2 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.5 8.6


06:50PM 07:31PM 08:16PM 09:04PM 09:57PM 10:54PM 11:53PM

-0.2 -0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2


07:57PM 08:58PM 09:55PM 10:48PM 11:39PM

9.2 9.4 9.6 9.7 9.8


07:00PM 07:47PM 08:34PM 09:21PM 10:10PM

-0.9 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0


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

03:06AM 04:02AM 04:58AM 05:52AM 12:29AM 01:19AM 02:06AM 02:50AM 03:30AM 04:09AM 04:46AM 05:23AM 12:04AM 12:44AM 01:26AM 02:13AM 03:03AM 03:58AM 04:56AM 05:56AM 12:40AM 01:40AM 02:39AM 03:34AM 04:27AM 05:18AM 12:05AM 12:53AM 01:41AM 02:29AM 03:18AM

10.5 10.2 10.1 10.1 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.7 10.9 11.1 11.4 11.7 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 11.4 11.2 10.9 10.6 10.3


09:15AM 10:14AM 11:14AM 12:12PM 06:44AM 07:32AM 08:17AM 08:59AM 09:38AM 10:16AM 10:53AM 11:30AM 06:02AM 06:43AM 07:29AM 08:19AM 09:15AM 10:15AM 11:19AM 12:23PM 06:57AM 07:56AM 08:53AM 09:47AM 10:39AM 11:29AM 06:08AM 06:58AM 07:48AM 08:39AM 09:33AM

Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Bar Harbor Stonington Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Portland Kennebunkport Portsmouth Portland

Time Corrections

Height Corrections

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

d e c e m b e r New Moon

Dec. 24

2 0 1 1

1.1 1.4 1.5 1.4 10.3 10.5 10.7 10.9 11.1 11.3 11.4 11.4 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.3 -0.1 12.1 12.5 12.9 13.1 13.1 12.8 -0.1 0.2 0.6 1.0 1.3


03:23PM 04:22PM 05:22PM 06:19PM 01:06PM 01:56PM 02:42PM 03:25PM 04:04PM 04:42PM 05:18PM 05:56PM 12:09PM 12:51PM 01:37PM 02:28PM 03:23PM 04:24PM 05:28PM 06:33PM 01:26PM 02:26PM 03:22PM 04:15PM 05:05PM 05:54PM 12:18PM 01:07PM 01:56PM 02:46PM 03:39PM

10.7 10.2 9.8 9.6 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 11.4 11.4 11.3 11.1 10.9 10.7 10.6 10.7 -0.5 -1.0 -1.4 -1.6 -1.6 -1.3 12.4 11.9 11.2 10.6 10.0


18.3 17.5 17.0 16.7 2.2 1.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 19.5 19.4 19.3 19.1 18.8 18.5 18.4 18.5 -0.6 -1.3 -1.9 -2.2 -2.3 -2.0 20.8 20.1 19.2 18.2 17.4


09:46PM 10:42PM 11:36PM

0.6 1.0 1.3


07:14PM 08:04PM 08:50PM 09:32PM 10:12PM 10:49PM 11:26PM

9.6 9.6 9.7 9.9 10.0 10.1 10.2


06:34PM 07:15PM 08:00PM 08:48PM 09:41PM 10:38PM 11:38PM

-0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.3


07:36PM 08:36PM 09:33PM 10:25PM 11:16PM

10.8 11.1 11.3 11.5 11.5


06:42PM 07:29PM 08:16PM 09:04PM 09:54PM

-1.0 -0.4 0.1 0.7 1.2


09:49PM 10:43PM 11:37PM

1.0 1.7 2.1


07:09PM 08:00PM 08:47PM 09:31PM 10:12PM 10:52PM 11:31PM

16.7 16.9 17.1 17.4 17.7 17.8 18.0


06:52PM 07:35PM 08:21PM 09:09PM 10:02PM 10:58PM 11:57PM

-0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.5


07:38PM 08:37PM 09:32PM 10:25PM 11:16PM

18.8 19.2 19.6 19.8 19.9


06:51PM 07:37PM 08:24PM 09:11PM 09:59PM

-1.5 -0.7 0.1 1.0 1.8


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

03:01AM 03:57AM 04:52AM 05:48AM 12:31AM 01:23AM 02:12AM 02:58AM 03:41AM 04:23AM 05:03AM 05:43AM 12:11AM 12:52AM 01:35AM 02:22AM 03:13AM 04:07AM 05:05AM 06:05AM 12:58AM 01:58AM 02:55AM 03:50AM 04:43AM 05:33AM 12:04AM 12:52AM 01:40AM 02:27AM 03:16AM

18.1 17.6 17.4 17.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.5 1.4 1.3 18.1 18.3 18.4 18.6 18.8 19.0 19.3 19.7 0.3 0.0 -0.3 -0.7 -0.8 -0.8 19.7 19.4 18.9 18.4 17.9


09:20AM 10:16AM 11:13AM 12:09PM 06:41AM 07:31AM 08:18AM 09:02AM 09:44AM 10:25AM 11:04AM 11:43AM 06:25AM 07:07AM 07:53AM 08:42AM 09:35AM 10:32AM 11:33AM 12:35PM 07:04AM 08:03AM 08:59AM 09:52AM 10:44AM 11:34AM 06:22AM 07:10AM 07:58AM 08:46AM 09:36AM

M o o n

1.6 2.2 2.4 2.5 17.5 17.8 18.2 18.6 19.0 19.2 19.4 19.5 1.2 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.5 0.0 20.3 20.8 21.3 21.6 21.7 21.4 -0.5 0.0 0.7 1.3 1.9


03:23PM 04:20PM 05:18PM 06:15PM 01:04PM 01:55PM 02:43PM 03:27PM 04:09PM 04:50PM 05:30PM 06:11PM 12:24PM 01:06PM 01:52PM 02:41PM 03:35PM 04:34PM 05:35PM 06:37PM 01:36PM 02:35PM 03:31PM 04:24PM 05:15PM 06:04PM 12:22PM 01:10PM 01:58PM 02:48PM 03:39PM

P h a s e s

First Quarter

Full Moon

Last Quarter

Dec. 2

Dec. 10

Dec. 17 Points East June 2011


Find Points East at more than 700 locations in New England MAINE Arundel:The Landing School, Southern Maine Marine Services. Augusta: Mr. Paperback. Bangor: Borders, Book Marc’s, Harbormaster, Young’s Canvas. Bar Harbor: Acadia Information Center, Bar Harbor Yacht Club, Lake and Sea Boatworks. Bass Harbor: Morris Yachts. Bath: Kennebec Tavern & Marina, Maine Maritime Museum. Belfast: Belfast Boatyard, Belfast Chamber of Commerce visitors’ center, Coastwise Realty, Crosby Manor Estates, Harbormaster’s office. Biddeford: Biddeford Pool Y.C., Buffleheads, Rumery’s Boatyard. Blue Hill:, Bar Harbor Bank, Blue Hill Farm Country Inn, Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Compass Point Realty, Downeast Properties, EBS, Kollegewidgwok Y.C., North Light Books, Rackliffe Pottery, Slaven Realty. Boothbay: Boothbay Mechanics, Boothbay Resort, Cottage Connection. Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Harbor Inn, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Brown’s Motel, Cap’n Fish’s Inn, Carousel Marina, Gold/Smith Gallery, Grover’s Hardware, Municipal Office, Poole Bros. Hardware, Rocktide Inn, Sherman’s Bookstore, Signal Point Marina, Tugboat Inn. Bremen: Broad Cove Marine. Brewer: B&D Marine, Port Harbor Marine. Bristol: Hanley’s Market. Brooklin: Atlantic Boat Co., Brooklin General Store, Brooklin Boat Yard, Brooklin Inn, Center Harbor Sails, Eric Dow Boatbuilder, Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge, WoodenBoat School. Brooksville: Bucks Harbor Market, Bucks Harbor Marine, Bucks Harbor Y.C., Seal Cove Boatyard. Brunswick: Bamforth Automotive, Coastal Marine, H&H Propeller, New Meadows Marina, Paul’s Marina. Bucksport: Bookstacks, EBS Hardware. Calais: EBS Hardware. Camden: Camden Chamber of Commerce, Camden Y.C., French & Brawn, Harbormaster, Owl & Turtle, PJ Willeys, Port Harbor Marine, Waterfront Restaurant, Wayfarer Marine. Cape Porpoise: The Wayfarer. Castine: Castine Realty, Castine Y.C., Four Flags Gift Shop, Maine Maritime Academy, Saltmeadow Properties, The Compass Rose Bookstore and Café. Chebeague Island: Chebeague Island Boat Yard. Cherryfield: EBS Hardware. Columbia: Crossroads Ace Hardware. Cundy’s Harbor: Holbrook’s General Store, Watson’s General Store. Damariscotta: Maine Coast Book Shop, Poole Bros. Hardware, Schooner Landing Restaurant. Deer Isle: Harbor Farm. East Boothbay: East Boothbay General Store, Lobsterman’s Wharf Restaurant, Ocean Point Marina, Paul E. Luke Inc., Spar Shed Marina. Eastport: East Motel, Eastport Chowder House, Moose Island Marine, The Boat School - Husson. Eliot: Great Cove Boat Club, Independent Boat Haulers, Pat-

62 Points East December 2011

ten’s Yacht Yard. Ellsworth: Branch Pond Marine, EBS Hardware, Riverside Café. Falmouth: Handy Boat, Hallett Canvas & Sails, Portland Yacht Club, Sea Grill at Handy Boat, The Boathouse, Town Landing Market. Farmingdale: Foggy Bottom Marine. Farmington: Irving’s Restaurant, Mr. Paperback, Reny’s. Freeport: Gritty McDuff’s, True Value Hardware. Georgetown: Robinhood Marine. Gouldsboro: Anderson Marine & Hardware. Hampden: Hamlin’s Marina, McLaughlin Seafood, Watefront Marine. Hancock Pt.: Crocker House Country Inn. Harpswell: Dolphin Restaurant, Finestkind Boatyard, Great Island Boat Yard. Harrington: Tri-Town Marine. Holden: McKay’s RV. Islesboro: Dark Harbor Boat Yard, Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor. Islesford: Little Cranberry Y.C. Jonesport: Jonesport Shipyard. Kennebunk: Kennebunk Beach Improvement Assoc., Landing Store, Seaside Motor Inn. Kennebunkport: Arundel Yacht Club, Bradbury’s Market, Chick’s Marina, Kennebunkport Marina, Maine Yacht Sales. Kittery: Badger’s Island Marina, Cap’n Simeon’s Galley, Frisbee’s Store, Jackson’s Hardware and Marine, Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Port Harbor Marine. Lewiston: Mr. Paperback. Machias: EBS Hardware, H.F. Pinkham & Son, Helen’s Restaurant. Milbridge: H.F. Pinkham & Son. Monhegan Is: Carina House. Mount Desert: John Williams Boat Company North Haven: Calderwood Hall, Eric Hopkins Gallery, JO Brown & Sons, North Haven Giftshop. Northeast Harbor: F.T. Brown Co., Full Belli Deli, Kimball Shop, Mt. Desert CofC,, McGraths, Northeast Harbor Fleet, Pine Tree Market. Northport: Northport Marine Service, Northport Yacht Club. Owls Head: Owls Head Transportation Museum. Peak’s Island: Hannigan’s Island Market. Penobscot: Northern Bay Market. Port Clyde: Port Clyde General Store. Portland: Becky’s Restaurant, Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, Chase Leavitt, Custom Float Services, DiMillo’s Marina, Fortune, Inc., Gilbert’s Chowder House, Gowen Marine, Gritty McDuff’s, Hamilton Marine, Maine Yacht Center, Portland Yacht Services, Ports of Call, Sawyer & Whitten, Vessel Services Inc., West Marine. Raymond: Jordan Bay Marina, Panther Run Marina. Rockland: Back Cove Yachts, E.L.Spear, Eric Hopkins Gallery, Gemini Marine Canvas, Hamilton Marine, Harbormaster, Johanson Boatworks, Journey’s End Marina, Knight Marine Service, Landings Restaurant, Maine Lighthouse Museum, North End Shipyard Schooners, Ocean Pursuits, Pope Sails, Reading Corner, Rockland Ferry, Sawyer & Whitten, The Apprenticeshop. Rockport: Bohndell Sails, Cottage Connection, Harbormas-

ter, Market Basket, Rockport Boat Club. Round Pond: Cabadetis Boat Club, King Row Market. Saco: Lobster Claw Restaurant, Marston’s Marina, Saco Bay Tackle, Saco Yacht Club. Sarentville: El El Frijoles. St. George: Harbormaster Scarborough: Seal Harbor Y.C. Seal Harbor: Seal Harbor Yacht Club Searsport: Hamilton Marine. South Bristol: Bittersweet Landing Boatyard, Coveside Marine, Gamage Shipyard, Harborside Café, Osier’s Wharf. South Freeport: Brewer’s South Freeport Marine, Casco Bay Yacht Exchange, DiMillo’s South Freeport, Harraseeket Y.C., Strouts Point Wharf Co., Waterman Marine. South Harpswell: Dolphin Marina, Finestkind Boatyard, Ship to Shore Store South Portland: Aspasia Marina, Centerboard Yacht Club, Joe’s Boathouse Restaurant, Port Harbor Marine, Reo Marine, Salt Water Grille, South Port Marine, Sunset Marina. Southwest Harbor: Acadia Sails, Great Harbor Marina, Hamilton Marine, Hinckley Yacht Charters, MDI Community Sailing Center, Pettegrow’s, Sawyer’s Market, Southwest Harbor-Tremont CofC, West Marine, Wilbur Yachts. Spruce Head: Spruce Head Marine. Stockton Springs: Russell’s Marine. Stonington: Billings Diesel & Marine, Fisherman’s Friend, Inn on the Harbor, Island Fishing Gear & Auto Parts, Lily’s Café, Shepard’s Select Properties. Sullivan: Flanders Bay Boats. Sunset: Deer Isle Y.C. Surry: Wesmac. Swan’s Island: Carrying Place Market Tenants Harbor: Cod End Store and Marina, East Wind Inn, Pond House Gallery and Framing, Tenants Harbor General Store. Thomaston: Jeff’s Marine, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Slipway. Turner: Youly’s Restaurant. Vinalhaven: Jaret & Cohn Island Group, Vinal’s Newsstand, Vinalhaven Store. Waldoboro: Stetson & Pinkham. Wells: Lighthouse Depot, Webhannet River Boat Yard. West Boothbay Harbor: Blake’s Boatyard. West Southport: Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport General Store. Windham: Richardson’s Boat Yard. Winter Harbor: Winter Harbor 5 & 10. Winterport: Winterport Marine. Wiscasset: Market Place Café, Wiscasset Yacht Club. Woolwich: BFC Marine, Scandia Yacht Sales, Shelter Institute. Yarmouth: Bayview Rigging & Sails, East Coast Yacht Sales, Landing Boat Supply, Maine Sailing Partners, Royal River Boatyard, Royal River Grillehouse, Yankee Marina & Boatyard, Yarmouth Boatyard. York: Agamenticus Yacht Club, Stage Neck Inn, Woods to Goods, York Harbor Marine Service. NEW HAMPSHIRE Dover: Dover Marine. Dover Point: Little Bay Marina. East Rochester: Surfside Boats.

Gilford: Fay’s Boat Yard, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club. Greenland: Sailmaking Support Systems. Hampton: Hampton Harbor State Marina, Hampton River Boat Club. Manchester: Massabesic Yacht Club, Sandy’s Variety. Milton: Ray’s Marina & RV Sales. New Castle: Kittery Point Yacht Club, Portsmouth Yacht Club, Wentworth-By-The-Sea Marina. Newington: Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth: New England Marine and Industrial, West Marine. Seabrook: West Marine. Tuftonboro: Tuftonboro General Store. MASSACHUSETTS Amesbury: Lowell’s Boat Shop, Withum Sailmakers Barnstable: Coast Guard Heritage Museum at the Trayser, Millway Marina. Beverly: Al’s Bait & Tackle, Bartlett Boat Service, Beverly Point Marina, Jubilee Yacht Club. Boston: Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, Boston Sailing Center, Boston Yacht Haven, Columbia Yacht Club, The Marina at Rowes Wharf, Waterboat Marina. Bourne: Taylor’s Point Marina Braintree: West Marine. Buzzards Bay: Dick’s Marine, Onset Bay Marina. Cataumet: Kingman Marine, Parker’s Boat Yard. Charlestown: Constitution Marina, Shipyard Quarters Marina. Chatham: Ryders Cove Marina, Stage Harbor Marine. Chelsea: The Marina at Admiral’s Hill. Cohasset: Cohasset Y.C. Cotuit: Peck’s Boats. Cuttyhunk: Cuttyhunk Town Marina. Danvers: Danversport Yacht Club, Liberty Marina, West Marine. Dedham: West Marine. Dighton: Shaw’s Boat Yard. Dorchester: Savin Hill Yacht Club. East Boston: Boston Bay Marina, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, Orient Heights Yacht Club, Quarterdeck Marina. East Dennis: Dennis Yacht Club, North Side Marina. Edgartown: Boat Safe Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown Moorings, Edgartown Yacht Club, Harborside Inn. Essex: Flying Dragon Antiques, Perkins Marine. Fairhaven: Fairhaven Shipyard, West Marine. Falmouth: East Marine, Falmouth Harbor Town Marina, Falmouth Marine, MacDougall’s Cape Cod Marine Service, West Marine. Gloucester: Beacon Marine Basin, Brown’s Yacht Yard, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, Enos Marine, Three Lanterns Ship Supply. Green Harbor: Green Harbor Marina, Taylor Marine. Harwich Port: Allen Harbor Marine Service, Cranberry Liquors, Saquatucket Municipal Marina. Hingham: 3A Marine Sales, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hingham Shipyard Marinas, Hingham Yacht Club. Hyannis: Hyannis Marina, West Marine. Ipswich: Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. Manchester: Manchester Marine, Manchester Yacht Club. Marblehead: Boston Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Lynn Marine Supply Co., Marblehead

Points East December 2011


Yacht Club, The Forepeak, West Marine. Marion: Barden’s Boat Yard, Beverly Yacht Club, Burr Bros. Boats, Harding Sails, West Marine. Marston Mills: Prince’s Cove Marina. Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Boatyard. Nantucket: Glyns Marine, Nantucket Boat Basin, Nantucket Y.C., Town Pier Marina. New Bedford: Bayline Boatyard and Transportation, C.E. Beckman, Cutty Hunk Launch, IMP Fishing Gear, Lyndon’s, Niemiec Marine, New Bedford Visitors Center, Pope’s Island Marina, SK Marine Electronics, Skip’s Marine, West Marine. Newburyport: American Yacht Club, Merri-Mar Yacht Basin, Newburyport Boat Basin, Newburyport Harbor Marina, Newburyport Yacht Club, North End Boat Club, The Boatworks, Windward Yacht Yard. North Falmouth: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina. North Weymouth: Tern Harbor Marina. Oak Bluffs: Dockside Marketplace. Onset: Point Independence Yacht Club. Orleans: Nauset Marine. Osterville: Crosby Yacht Yard, Oyster Harbors Marine Service. Plymouth: Brewer’s Plymouth Marine, Plymouth Yacht Club, West Marine. Provincetown: Harbormaster. Quincy: Captain’s Cove Marina, Marina Bay, Nonna’s Kitchen, POSH, Squantum Yacht Club, Wollaston Yacht Club. Salem: Brewer’s Hawthorne Cove Marina, Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, H&H Propeller Shop, Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem Water Taxi, Winter Island Yacht Yard. Salisbury: Bridge Marina, Cross Roads Bait & Tackle, Withum Sailmakers. Sandwich: Sandwich Marina, Sandwich Ship Supply. Scituate: A to Z Boatworks, Cole Parkway Municipal Marina, Front Street Book Shop, J-Way Enterprises, Satuit Boat Club, Scituate Harbor Marina, Scituate Harbor Y.C. Seekonk: E&B Marine, West Marine. Somerset: Auclair’s Market, J&J Marine Fabricators South Dartmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C., New Wave Yachts. Vineyard Haven: Owen Park Town Dock, Vineyard Haven Marina. Watertown: Watertown Yacht Club. Wareham: Zecco Marine. Wellfleet: Bay Sails Marine, Town of Wellfleet Marina, Wellfleet Marine Corp. West Barnstable: Northside Village Liquor Store. West Dennis: Bass River Marina. Westport: F.L.Tripp & Sons, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, Westport Marine, Westport Y.C. Weymouth: Monahan’s Marine. Winthrop: Cottage Park Y.C., Cove Convenience, Crystal Cove Marina, Pleasant Point Y.C., Winthrop Book Depot, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Winthrop Y.C. Woburn: E&B Marine, West Marine. Woods Hole: Woods Hole Marina. Yarmouth: Arborvitae Woodworking. RHODE ISLAND Barrington: Barrington Y.C., Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Lavin’s Marina, Stanley’s Boat Yard, Striper Marina. Block Island: Ballard’s Inn, Block Island Boat Basin, Block

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Island Marina, Champlin’s, Payne’s New Harbor Dock. 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: Apponaug Harbor Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett, Greenwich Bay Marina, Pettis Boat Yard, Ray’s Bait Shop, 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 Mamaroneck: McMichael Yacht Yard New York: New York Nautical Ossining: Shattemuc Yacht Club Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club. West Islip: West Marine.

York Harbor Marine Service 20 Harris Island Road, York, ME 03909 Our marina has been serving the Southern Maine and New Hampshire seacoast boating community since 1953 when the Lusty Family bought a fifteen room house on an island in beautiful York Harbor, Maine, and started the Dockside Guest Quarters. This gave boaters and other guests a place to dock their boats for a stay and facilities to offer a cooked meal or place to relax. In 1964 the first dock and boatyard was completed beginning the first season of many for York Harbor Marine Service. We are the seacoasts authorized dealer for Boston Whaler providing full boat, motor, and trailer packages including special ordering the options you want on your Whaler. We’re also an authorized dealer for sales and service of Honda, Evinrude and Mercury engines. Our parts service departments work together to keep boats up and running. Whether you are a do-it-yourselfer in need of parts or engage the services of our trained technical staff we are here to help. Our marine store has maintenance supplies, parts, ice, and other boating needs. Diesel fuel and unleaded gasoline is available year round. We help host the Annual Dockside Striper Tournament with the Dockside Restaurant. This is a great time to get out on the water with fellow fishermen, friends and family and help out a local charity while fishing! Points East Magazine has been a great source of information for both our power and sailing clients. We keep them at the front door, so feel free to stop in and grab one!

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Solitude “broadens perspectives, unclutters the mind, and reveals subtleties glossed over in the usual course of things.”

Secret places and solitude world-girdling adventurer and writer, Dervla Murphy, advises travelers to identify the most popular destinations, and go in the opposite direction. In the spirit of such sentiments, and with a taste for solitude, I’ve long cultivated off-the-beaten path places that I love not to talk about – much. Little eel ruts and velvet coves, unpublished and unknown for all practical purposes, each is possessed of various minor challenges that discourage casual visitors and puts one in a quiet mood that makes them more enticing. No small part of the pleasure of fathoming the mysteries of such places is the process. It’s an intense and satisfying business on a dramatic stage. We speculate


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in the nature of things, the measured unfolding of it vibrating viscerally, and the satisfaction of discovery in the air. Demanding ordinary prudence, the truth of it is that many such wild and untrammeled places are ridiculously easy to get into, once you’ve done your due diligence. We treat our imaginations and our boats much too delicately, devoting no time to patience and the art of such things. It has sometimes taken several summers of musing before we divined the depths of a few such treasures, but mostly it’s been much more spontaneous, an hour or so in the dinghy, lead line and sketch chart in hand, sufficient to pave the way to a remarkable discovery – or not.

Coming to grips with the nature of secret places springs from every other anchorage we’ve ever known. Steep shores incline to deep water, a low coast to shoals. Ledges showing suggest ledges hidden, singledigit chart soundings are suspect, lobster pots testify to navigable depths and midchannel is often a good bet. Narrow watercourses are frequently deeper than broad ones and point contours project underwater. We’ve almost always seen hazards in time to avoid running into them, and if by chance we do make contact, proceeding at a snail’s paces (as such expeditions are conducted) means that floating free has never been a problem. And there’s the richness of solitude, which is not to be confused with loneliness. It broadens perspectives,


unclutters the mind, and reveals subtleties glossed over in the usual course of things. It’s easier to see and think straight without other people crowded about, and if we sail out of our comfort zone, in the quiet of such occasions we grasp things with clarity hard to come by in a throng. Discovery is profound and possessive, even at this modest level. As English sailor and Arctic hand H.W. Tillman wrote, “Strenuousness is the immortal path and sloth the way of death.” David Buckman cruises aboard the sloop, Leight, out of Round Pond, Maine. His book, “Bucking the Tide,” is about muddling along the New England and Fundy coast in a leaky $400 sloop that set a world record for going aground. It’s available at


John T. Hopf 91, Newport, R.I.

John passed away on Sept. 27. While he is best remembered for his aerial photography of the America’s Cup races off Newport from 1958 to 1983, his was also one of the most visible name in Newport, being on millions of reprints of his 60 postcards, five Newport photo books, and numerous aerial photo-posters. Among his most notable shots is the sequence of “the shot heard ‘round the world,” the starting line incident between Intrepid (Ficker is Quicker) and Gretel II (Gentleman Jim Hardy) during the 1970 Cup Defense. Hopf’s overhead sequence features the puff of smoke of the starting cannon, flags indicating wind direction, and contact of Gretel’s bow with Intrepid just abaft her port chainplate. Associated Press staff worked with Hopf in his darkroom and faxed his momentous shots to the world via the wire services.

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column continuing in that paper until his death. He was a reporter, then editor of the Belfast “Republican Journal” and the “Camden Herald.” He authored two books, “Saturday Cove” and “The Great Lobster Chase.” In more recent years he became an independent columnist, forming Hometown News Service, providing news to various state newspapers covering state politics from his office overlooking Penobscot Bay. One of Mike’s biggest accomplishments was being instrumental in the cleanup of Belfast Harbor during the poultry industry days, winning a settlement and donating it to the construction of the Belfast City Park pool. His beloved chocolate lab Mocha accompanied him while lobstering and at his feet in the office. Mike was known to some as “the grandfather of Saturday Cove,” with an open door to any and all; even the neighborhood dogs would love to visit Mike for a treat.

Duncan (Sandy) F. Wood Allen D. “Mike” Brown

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81, Northport, Maine

Sandy Wood, formerly of East Greenwich, R.I., passed away on Oct. 20. Always happiest with the wind in his face, Duncan’s interests were varied and eclectic. He was an avid sailor and sailboat restorer, racing for more than 15 years out of the Portland Yacht Club. He was an active race committee official and a GMORA board member. He was a Merchant Marine officer and maintained his U.S. Coast Guard license until 2010. He raced cars at Limerock and Thompson, and he had his pilot’s license, soaring the skies in his Piper Cub. He was also an accomplished skier and former ski racer. His love of fast cars continued through his final days, as he was often seen around the area in his favorite Porsche Boxster.

Mike died Sept. 11 at his home in Saturday Cove. He was born Dec. 15, 1929, in Belfast the son of Earle and Ruth (Bradford) Brown. A Belfast native, Mike and his dad, Earle “the Old Man,” maintained a fish weir near the mouth of Little River. Mike served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War, fighting in the famous Chosin Reservoir Campaign with his “Eternal Band of Brothers” of the 1st Marine Division. After the war, a letter to the editor of “Maine Coast Fisherman,” using the pen name Cap’n Perc Sane, began his 60-year journalism career with a monthly

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Summer’s last cruise ying in the darkness I am suddenly awakened as an icy drop of water crashes onto my forehead. Looking up through the open hatchway I can see a brilliant star-studded sky. There are no lights anywhere around this remote anchorage to compete with or diminish the splendor of the stars. You don’t see skies like this much anymore, nor do your ears often experience this almost perfect silence, broken only by the distant murmur of small wavelets against shore. I’m warm in my sleeping bag, but the air is deliciously cold. The deck over my head is cold, too, and so is the curving shape of the hull by my right arm. This is why my breath has condensed on those surfaces, forming the droplets that have begun to fall here and there, and have woken me up. This is a sign that the seasons are changing. The nights are colder. Summer is ending. Such signs are everywhere. For a week before this break in the weather there had been day after day of howling wind out of the northwest, another sign of the changing seasons.


Sometimes NOAA promises that these autumnal nor’wester days will only be 10 to 15 knots with, possibly gusts to 20, but we always take that with a grain of salt. The late season nor’westers blow hard. We don’t trust them for a minute, and we don’t like them for other reasons, too. From here, on Swan’s Island, almost any desirable destination will be a hard beat. Comes the break, and a dazzling warm day with wind from the south. NOAA speaks of a high that will last for a few days, and we are off. Nothing ambitious just a couple of days and nights while the going is good. Off McGlathery Island at around 3 p.m. we think of stopping for the night, but the breeze is still fine, the sun is still warm, and we just don’t want to stop. I spy the new wind turbines on distant Vinalhaven and think of heading that way, but the plan is not to get too far afield. Penelope is only minimally provisioned, and I don’t want to risk getting weathered in somewhere while supplies run out. What if we are stuck in some remote spot and there are no more coffee and donuts? What if we run out of beer? Points East December 2011


I decide that Pickering Cove, a quiet little gunkhole off Billings Cove toward the eastern side of Deer Isle will make a fine destination, off the beaten track and well sheltered from the predicted southwest evening breeze. The passage there will be reaching and running through a cloud of small, jewel-like islands. And once we’ve arrived, we will still be within reasonable striking distance of home port. Venturing into that maze of islands off Deer Isle is always an adventure; there are so many of them it is frequently hard to tell which is which. You poke into narrow passageways not quite sure they are the right ones. It gets to be white-knuckle time as an already narrow passage gets narrower and everything starts to look wrong. There’s supposed to be an opening around that point and a way between two more islands to open water, but where is it? And that ledge is way too far off that island. You press forward – not much choice really – and usually things open up revealing that you were right after all. We point our nose in between what we believe to be Ram and Spruce islands and hope for the best. There are ledges in every direction, but fortunately they all pretty much show when you need to see them. Coombs Island is now to port, and Buckle Island, which juts out from Spruce, is dead ahead. There are more ledges coming off of Coombs and patches of brownish and whitish water seemingly everywhere. We pass one

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ledge close enough to touch it with the boat hook. Behind Buckle is Devil Island, and east of that is supposed to be the way out. But it doesn’t open up for the longest time, and we start to wonder what really lies ahead. The tidal current is behind us, which is all well and good if we are where we think we are, but would be trouble if we had to turn around and try to tack our way out. Then suddenly the eastern end of Devil Island comes into view with open water beyond. Life is good. There’s a small, sandy beach on Devil, and perched above it here and there among the spruces is a modest collection of simple, old fashioned gray-shingled cottages. It looks like those who summer here do so unencumbered by electricity, television, the Internet, and other of the double-edged “necessities” that make up the fabric of modern life. I’m reminded of childhood sojourns on Monhegan Island, where, due to a similar lack of services, life was more tribal. In the evenings people sat around fires and told stories. I learned a lot and I always thought it was a lot better than places where people went their separate ways to sit passively in front of electronic boxes. Past Devil Island we leave a mass of ledges to port and head for Clam Island, a minimal sand and rock outcropping that stands out a brilliant white against the dark water. Then it is past the Shelldrake Ledge,



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leaving Sheep Island to port. Wending our way through this island, ledge and rock-studded seascape, we are careful to keep to water where the lobster buoys are thickest. If our chart reading and landmark picking skills fail us, as they sometimes do, the presence of lobster buoys is an almost unfailing indication that a given expanse of water has ample depth for a vessel of moderate draft. An alternative way to pick one’s way through such hazard-strewn waters, of course, would be to use a chart-plotter, but that’s cheating, and just on general principles, you shouldn’t become over-reliant on such methods. Save the GPS for times when the fog is swirling, the wind is howling and you might lose your boat. Rounding Eaton’s Point at the western tip of Stinson’s Neck, I can see across to Pickering Cove and note that there are already a couple of boats in there. This would be fairly unusual at any time of year, but is particularly so this late in the season. The wind, which is south, not the predicted southwest, is blowing directly in there, too, so I change plans and anchor in a nice lee under Stinson’s Neck. It’s a calm and beautiful evening, but I don’t get to enjoy much of it because I’m soon out like a light. Morning dawns crisp and clear and I am awakened by another shot of icy water, more condensation from the deck over my head. There is a musical murmuring sound in the air, too. Looking out the hatch I see that

we are surrounded by a huge raft of surf scoters. These oddly archaic looking birds are cruising around, diving occasionally for mussels, and conversing quietly among themselves. Their sudden arrival from their summer haunts in the Arctic is the ultimate sign of the changing of the seasons. There’s a nice early morning southwest breeze, so I don’t linger. Making sail and soon reaching along the Stinson’s Neck shore, I head southeast for Swan’s Island and home. Passing Lazygut Islands, I admire a beautifully situated cottage on that small outcropping, which I later learn belongs to my pen pal Clinton Trowbridge, author of “The Boat That Wouldn’t Sink” and “The Crow Island Journal.” Anyone who loves these waters should be familiar with both of these. The breeze is making up nicely, and by the time we are in the tide rip off the Hat Island Ledge, Penelope is really flying. Hull speed and more. To the west, over Marshall Island, massive clouds are forming in a sunshot cathedral-like effect. It is a morning of surpassing beauty, and Penelope is charging along at her very best, doing her part to make it even better. It is a memorable, awesome moment on the water. Tears come to my eyes because, for this year at least, it will be one of the last. W. R. Cheney sails his engineless catboat Penelope out of Burnt Coat Harbor, Swan’s Island, Maine.

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SAIL 12’ Beetle Cats Two wooden Beetle Cat sailboats are available at Eric Dow Boat Shop. Both have been partially restored and need finish work. Call Eric at 359-2277.

Arno Day in 1961 to drawings taken from original boat of the 1890s. Seaworthy, roomy & trailerable, drawing only 16” w/centerboard raised. Boomed sails are self-tending. Near perfect condition. Located in Brooklin. $11,000. 207-359-8593.

14’3 Extended Catspaw Dinghy Plank on frame construction, in excellent condition. Rows, sails, and motors well. Call Eric @ 3592277.

22’ Cal, 1980 With trailer, $5,000. 207-7993600.

15’ Wooden Peapod In nearly new condition. Two pairs of oars, complete sprit sail rig, ready for the season. Call Eric @ 359-2277. 16’ Haven 12-1/2 Classic Haven 12-1/2’s built with experienced craftsmenship for pure sailing pleasure. Call Eric to discuss your color choice and delivery date. Eric Dow Boat Shop, Brooklin, Maine 207-3592277.

22’ Marshall Sloop, 1993 Yanmar 20hp diesel, CNG stove, dodger, cockpit awning. April 2011 survey available. Sailed June to Sept. 2011. She is ready to go. $47,500. Call 603-3878712. Boat is at Great Bay Marine.

18’9 Drascombe Lugger Drascombe Lugger with tan bark sails. Includes outboard and trailer. Located in Maine. $6,950. Email or call Alan, 207-6335341. mirth for point east.jpg

23 Foot Classic Plastic 1962/2007 Refurbished Pearson Electra Alberg/Cuddy, 2 bunks 5.5 Fisherman outboard, stereo,

VHF, head, with Venture Adjustable Trailer. Call Captain Don at 617-828-9005. $9,500 or best offer. captaindon@comesailawaynow.c om

San Francisco Super Pelican 23’ 2010. 23’ x 8’ x 30” w/ centerboard down, new 5hp 4 stroke Merc OB, new sails, custom interior, Dickinson solid fuel heater, lots of equipment, galv. trailer, mast stows on deck for road trips. $9500. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. 24’ Bridges Point, 1989 A cuddy cabin version of the popular Bridges Point 24. Roomy cockpit and a unique interior layout. New diesel in 2007. A lovely boat to sail. $42,000. 207-2447854.

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24’ C&C Sailboat, 1977 Priced to sell. $6,000. Nicely maintained. Everything you need



for a day sail or overnight. Call John at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. Email

24’ Bluenose Sloop Professionally restored traditional wooden racing class sloop built in Nova Scotia. Custom trailer and 4 sails. $25,000. See website for details. 207-6772024. 26’ Ranger 26, 1974 In very good condition with 5 sails, roller furler. No outboard. $2000 firm. 207-223-8885 or email 27’ Catalina Sloop, 1985 Nice example of this popular small cruiser. Well equiped and cared for. $14,900. 207-7993600. 28’ Pearson, 1982 Continual system upgrades by Marina, Universal. Main w/ 2 reef points, 135% tri-genoa. Turn-key, Rockland, Maine. Contact: John Morin Wilbur Yachts Brokerage 207-691-1637 29’ Hunter, 1987 Extensive finish work and system upgrades, all survey items remedied. Yanmar, Furuno, best conditioned one available ñ Must see. Contact: John Morin Wilbur Yachts Brokerage 207-6911637. 30’ Island Packet 27, 1988 Cutter, 30’x10.5’x3.67’, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Engine hours 554. Selling Price: $37,500. 30’ Nonsuch 30 Ultra Comfortable, fast, easy to sail

and fully equipped. An excellent cruising boat. This Mark Ellis classic has had little use and excellent care. Westerbeke diesel with low hours. Seafrost ref., new sails, many upgrades. Located in Essex, Conn. $67,000 or best offer. Call for details. 860767-8224 Eastland Yachts.

30’6 Haj boat aka Finn boat Pua Noa. Built in Abo Finland of fir on oak. Sloop rigged club racing boat very popular in Europe, and raced here in Camden, Maine. Sails like a dream. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433. 30’ Pearson 303, 1986 Excellent condition, 16hp Yanmar 2GMF20 diesel inboard, Raymarine auto- pilot control head and computer and fluxgate compass new in 2010, Garmin 230 GPS chartplotter, Furuno 1621 radar. Too many extras to list. $26,000. Call Al Strout at Finestkind Boatyard: 207-8336885 or 207-890-2693. 32’ Whistler 32, 1981 Designed by CW Paine and built by the highly regarded Able Marine. Deep bulwarks and a cat ketch rig make her an easily driven, comfortable vessel. 55,000 207-244-7854 or email

34’ Jeanneau Sloop, 1985 Sunrise. 2 cabins in largest interior. $41,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

35’ Hinckley Pilot, 1967 This boat has been recently awlgripped, new toe rails; all kinds of updates through the years. Yard maintained, Westerbeke diesel; new sails including a main, 2 Jennies, 1 working jib, roller furling & spinnaker. Boat has 6 berths; very nicely laid-out interior. Stored inside winters. A must-see boat. $95,000. Call Al Strout at Finestkind Boatyard: 207-833-6885 or 207-890-2693.

34’ Pearson 34, 1984 Sea Glass is a very attractive equipped Pearson 34 with her dark blue Awl-Grip hull. Her equipment includes a spinniker and recent main and 150% genoa, as well as a new dodger. $39,500. 207-371-2899. m

36’ Cheoy Lee, 1969 Price reduced. Nice older live aboard, 1 main, 2 head sails, older elc, galley, head, nav station, anchor windless, 2 cyl. Volvo, sleeps 5, older boat in good shape. $20,000. Call Al Strout at Finestkind Boatyard: 207-833-6885 or 207-890-2693.

34’ Tartan, 1971 With diesel engine. $29,000. Call 207-633-0773.

35’ Sloop, 1936 Pleiades Built in 1936 at the A.H. Kin yard in Hong Kong to a Ross design. Beam 8’6, draught 6’2, displacement 8 tons. Teak planking on iroco frames, teak decks, varnished mahogany deck joinery and varnished spars. New Beta diesel. A sailor’s cruising boat. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433.

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. $39,500. 203-481-4160.

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L 34’ Sabre MK I, 1983 Brightwork is great. Whole boat is very clean. Moored in Boothbay. $36,500. 207-899-0909


Twin Cat 3208 375 hp engines; 5KW Genset; Reverse Cycle AC & Heat; Bow Thruster; Autopilot; Two New Raymarine E-120 Chartplotter/Radars, New Canvas, Seating, Upholstery, & Propane Stove. Mint Condition.



$275,000 Yarmouth, ME 35' 1966 Hinckley Pilot Sloop 31' 1987 & 1990 Pearson 31 28' 2003 Albin 28 Flush Deck Gatsby Edition 27' 2005 Eastern 27 w/Trailer

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38’ Pearson Invicta II, 1968 Therapy was completely re-built in 2000 to 2001 by her owner. Re-equipping 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. 207-3712899. perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.c om 38’ Caliber Sloop, 1991 2 staterooms. Rugged, high quality offshore cruiser. Reduced to $110,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

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 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

19’4 Skiff, 2010 2010 Dealer Demo 19’4” X 8’4”. 2010 Suzuki 60hp four stroke, under 50 hrs., large center console, leaning post w/4 flush mount rod holders, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs, SS destroyer wheel, plexiglass door frames, Trex rails, trim and spray rails. All original warranties. $22,895. Call Gene: 207-4180387.

POWER 16’ Lund Laker, 2002 With a 40hp Honda and a trailer. $7,700 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303.

16’ Black & Tan Lumber Yard Skiff. 1000lb capacity. Completely refit in 2010 with lightly used 25hp 4 stroke 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. $10,000 obo. Call 207.439.3967. Ask for Tom

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. 207-4439781 18’ Seaway Sportsman, 2011 Seaway 18 Sportsman, Yamaha 75hp 4 Stroke & EZ Loader galv. roller trailer. Green hull, varnished trim. Swim platform. Contact Guilford Boat Yards, 230 Water St. Guilford, CT, 203 4535031

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20’ Modified Skiff, 2010 2010 Dealer Demo - Modified skiff, 20’x 8’10”. 2010 Evenrude E-Tec 90hp, under 30 hrs., large center console, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs and heavy duty rub rails. All original warranties. $21,995. Call Gene: 207-4180387. 20’ Shamrock, 1996 With trailer. $15,000. Call 207633-0773.




21’ Aquasport 210 Osprey CC 2005 150hp Yamaha 2stroke W/ 300 hrs, 77gal fuel tank, Garmin GPS 2010C Chart plotter W/ GSD 20 Sounder & fish finder, ICom IC-M302 marine VHF radio, and much much more. Boat is like new. $17,000. Call Al Strout at Finestkind Boatyard: 207-833-6885 or 207-890-2693. 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. 207-443-9781 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. m 21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2011 New Seaway 21 Seafarer, Suzuki 115 4-stroke & Trailer. Dark Blue, GPS/Fishfinder, Bimini top, stern seat. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks 207-288-8961 21’ SeaSwirl Striper 2100, 199912,700. 207-799-3600.

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21’ Sea Ray 21 Cussy, 1999 Motivated seller. Powered by a 2006 Mercruiser 220hp. Well maintained. Cuddy cabin for a day on the water. $19,900. Call John at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602 or email . 21’ Key West NEW Key West 211CC, Suzuki 175, Trailer, T-Top, GPS/Fishfinder and lots more. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-2888961 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 21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2010 New Seaway 21’ Seafarer, 115hp Mercury 4-Stroke. Dark blue hull with bow roller. EZ Loader tandem galv. roller trailer available. Downeast hull design with cuddy. Contact Guilford Boat Yards, 230 Water St. Guilford, CT 203 453-5031

21’ Sea Fox 216 Walk Around 2006. Rigged for fishing and powered by a 150hp Mercury Optimax. Karavan trailer also included. $19,900. Call John at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602.

22’ Sisu, 1986 Includes trailer. Just in. Take it home for $17,500. The perfect Christmas present. Call Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701.

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.

roomy, comfortable, 1990 MercCruiser 233hp, top speed is 50 mph. Cruises at 10-30mph. All safety equip. and 2 axel trailer included, ready to go. $12,000. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701.

22' PYY 22 Maine designed and built PYY 22 models for sale. Closed molded, full liner, fast, fuel efficient, incredibly stable, and beautifully finished. Fisherman base price $41,900. Picnic-style base price $69,900. 207-4393967. Ask for George or Tom.

22’ Pulsifer Hampton, 1988 Stored indoors. $12,500. Call 207-899-0909.

22’ Sisu, 1991 Hard Top, 2000 Yamaha 115hp. Includes trailer. $13,995. Call 207-899-0909. 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. 207-443-9781

23’ Whitticar, 1964 Whitticar inboard powerboat Avellar. Built 1964 of plywood and fiberglass. Original 185hp Chris-Craft 283 engine reconditioned 2009. Well equipped and well built. $15,000. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433.

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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 207729-3303. 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 24.5’ Rosborough RF 246, 1999 Nice Solid boat. Engine Just rebuilt. Only 10 hours. $37,750. Call 207-633-0773. 25’ Sea Fox 257 CC, 2004 W/twin Mercury 150hp. Saltwater Series. Demo boat. Full warranty. This boat is loaded. $39,900. Carousel Marina, 207633-2922.

Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. m 25’ Dusky Marine, 2011 Twin 150’s and trailer. $115,000. Call 207-633-0773. 26’ Somes Sound 26 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $70,000. Call 207-255-7854 or email 26’ General Marine, 2003 Hard top cruiser. Yanmar diesel, A/C, and much more. $83,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 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. m

25’ Pacemaker, 1969 Center console, total refit. MercCruiser 454. Asking $17,500. Rockland, Maine. Call John Morin, 207-691-1637.

28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303.

25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp

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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, 877-2412594. 28’ Grady White 282 Sailfish 2005. $97,000. 207-799-3600.

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 207-415-6973

29’ Dyer Total refit by Landings School. Classic, 250hp. Asking $94,500. The boat is in Rockland, Maine. Contact John Morin at 207-6911637. 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. $49,500. 207255-7854 or email 30’ Mainship Pilot, 1999 210hp Cummins, sleeps 2 comfortably, enclosed head w/shower. $69,500. Call 207633-0773. 31’ Beals Island, 1987 Hardtop Cruiser. Price reduced: $97,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207363-7997.

28’ Albin 28 TE, 2003 Very light use. 315hp Yanmar, 400hrs. Bow thruster. Sleeps 34. Enclosed head. Standard equipment plus: Garmin Chart Plotter, radar, depth-speed etc., auto-pilot, dingy davits, helm station rear canvas, custom cabinets, new prop plus reworked spare, transom seat with locker, safety equipment. Recent boat and engine surveys. Prop in skeg with shoe. Cruise 18 + kts; top 23-24 kts. Will accept 23-26 ft W/A or C/C with head in trade. Inside stored Rockland Maine $89,500. 207-372-8288

31’ Duffy, 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. $89,900. Call Ed 781-599-8530.

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30’ Grady White Bimini 306 2007. Powered with twin 2009 Yamahas. Complete electronics with this one to find all the fish you can, close or off shore. $129,500. Call John for details at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602.

31’ Duffy, 2005 STRIDER. Galley-up, nav equipment includes radar, GPS sensor, depth & transducer, VHF, autopilot, compass. Yanmar 360hp 6 cylinder diesel. $197,000.

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.

32’ BHM, 1994 Duet. Classic Downeast hull. Extensive cosmetic and electronics during spring/summer 2010, including new awlgrip on hull and deck. $175,000 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.

32’ Clinton Beal Lobster Boat 1968. Cedar on oak, Chevy 235, new house, overall good condition. $10,000. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701.

32’ Carver 3207, 1985 Aft cabin, Eng work needed. Great shape ñ Great value. $24,900. Call 207-899-0909.

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.

35’ Duffy, 2006 YANNIE B. Spacious cockpit, galley-up, 6’8 headroom above decks & 6’3 below, great weekend cruiser. $295,000.

36’ Lobster Yacht, 1959 Built in Harpswell, Maine by Henry Barnes in 1959, Bristol condition. $37,600 call 207-8990909.

36’Ellis Downeast Flybridge Cruiser, 2001 Yanmar 420hp dsl. Evolution drive. Exceptionally equipped. Elegant interior. Immaculate condition. Inside stored. $395,000. Broker: David Perry, CPYB, Robinhood Marine Center, Georgetown, Maine 207-371-2343. m

34’ Wilbur Hardtop Express CAT C-9, DEMO Boat Asking $399,000 ME Contact John Kachmar at Wilbur Yachts 207244-5000 34’ Wilbur Flybridge Cruiser CAT, 5.5kw Genset, Numerous upgrades. Asking $225,000 SC Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts: 207 691-1637


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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. $69,000. 207-721-3819 or email 36’ Newman 1974 Classic Total Refit, CAT, Asking $195,000. Contact John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207 691-1637

37’ Tayana, 1978 WANDERLUST, cutter rigged. Well thought out for offshore cruising. Teak deck, 50hp Perkins diesel, VHF, GPS. Winterport, Maine. $45,000. 37’ Chapman Downeast Boat New CAT, cedar on oak. The boat is in Rockland, Maine. Contact John Morin, 207-691-1637.

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38’ Duffy Sportfisher, 1995 Volute. Excellent opportunity for a sportfisherman to acquire a capable boat in good operating order at a very good price. $135,000 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 38’ Bertram Convertible Mk III 1987. Twin Caterpillar diesels. $99,000. 207-799-3600.

38’ Fisher Fairways Trawler 1978. Twin Ford Sabre diesels, roomy, comfortable, economical, stable. Many upgrades 2010 and 2011. $87,500. call 207-4972701 or email

38’ Duffy Sportfisher, 1995 VOLUTE. Excellent opportunity for a sportfisherman to acquire a capable boat in good operating order at a very good price. $135,000. 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. perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.c om

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 E-120 Chartplotter/Radars, New Canvas, Seating, Upholstery, & Propane Stove. Mint Condition. $295,000 Yarmouth, ME 207-

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40’ Fox Island 40, 2003 Single economical 370hp Yanmar. 14kts. cruise @ 9 gph. Galley up. Full electronics and much more. Original owner. $249,000.

43’ Albin Pleasure Trawler 1989. Twin Cummins diesel engines. Master cabin with private head and tub shower. Great cruising or live aboard boat. Call John at York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. 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

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 207667-4822 or visit our website


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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 207667-4822 or see at our website


47’ Maine Cat, 2009 Maine Cat P-47, hull#2, launched June ‘09. Twin 180 Yanmar, live-aboard equipped, low fuel burn, 3’ draft, located in Maine. $110k below list. 1-888832-2287.

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 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 207-2888961.


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Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-770-8378.

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. Commission a Tender Get a great boat while helping a great cause. Custom-built for you by the Compass Project. Come on in and meet your build team. 12’ Bevins Skiff $850 12’ Echo Bay Dory $1950 16’ Gloucester Light Dory $1,600 Call 207-774-0682 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 Boat Rental Triumph Boats 17’ & 19’ Center Console available for half day, full day and extended rental. Guilford Boat Yards, View Details, Guilford, Connecticut 203-453-5031

Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ waterrepellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705. heatedstorage.jpg Heated Boat Storage C W Johnson, Inc. Secure heated boat storage building in Harpswell, Maine. Professional service/maintenance or do-ityourself space available during the off-season by moving the boat into the isolated work area. Storage area doors measure 14’x14’. Call Chip at 207-8336443 or email 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. Offshore Passage Opportunities #1 Crew Networking Service. Further your horizons. Sail free. Since 1993. Call for brochure and membership application. 1800-4-PASSAGe. Join online at 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.

shire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-436-5299 or 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. Maine Chartering Consider chartering your boat(s) to help with those yard bills. Give us a call to talk about options. NPYC 207-557-1872 m

Marine Sextant Tamaya Spica, 1988. Case, adjusting tool, certificate, 4x4 scope, split horizon mirror. Very good condition. $895. Tamaya’s best sextant, free shipping. 207945-0326.

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 207-3592277.

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

Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2012 summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait - call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email

Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hamp-

Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of off-season storage space available. Store with KPYY and Jay Michaud

Marine Canvas and Upholstery Shop in the Newburyport Area is looking for someone with strong industrial sewing machine skills, that will perform stitching, cutting, and other finishing duties working with heavy materials such as marine canvas and vinyl.


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our full service yard and factory trained technicians are available if you need us. Call to join our family of customers: 207-4399582 or email Moorings Available Boothbay Region Boatyard has seasonal moorings available, $950. We are located in well protected Ebenecook Harbor, with free launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207-633-6788. Mobile Repair Service Coastal Marine Care, specializing in fiberglass repair, carpet installation, dockside detailing, polish/wax, and marine upholstery services. Experienced, efficient, and fully insured. Offering affordable rates. We come to you. 207-756-5244. 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. Docking Available Kennebunkport Marina has the newest docks on the river with all new power pedestals and water hook ups. Call today to reserve a slip 207-967-3411. Power Boat Rental Kennebunkport Marina now offers a power boat rental program. Come pick out your boat and go fishing for the big one. Call 207-967-3411. Kennebunkport Boat Club Kennebunkport Marina is unveiling The Kennebunkport Boat Club. Call 967-3411 for details. Become a charter member of The Kennebunkport Boat Club.

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New Maine Home with Barn 3 bedroom, in-law apartment, barn, 5 acres, 1/2 mile to beach, minutes to airport and Portland, 2 hours Boston. 45803-21543 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 Boat Shop and Storage Boat shop and inside storage available. West Falmouth. 1600 square foot boatshop for rent. 18’ height, 40’ by 40’ shop floor. Outside storage available also. Please call 207-232-7042 or email Seasonal Moorings Handy Boat as one of Maine’s premier boat yards, located in the heart of Casco Bay, has seasonal moorings available for up to 65’. Enjoy all our new restaurant and marine facilities have to offer. Call now for this great opportunity. 207-781-5110

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Todd Helm Seats Two brand new Todd ladderback helm seats with mahogany slats and swivel pedestals. Retail $500. Asking $375 Each. 207677-2024. Cheap Power Today Run your boat with economical air-cooled Briggs and Stratton type engines. Marine conversion manual includes methods for forward-neutral-reverse gearing. From cheap, easy to find local parts. Only $10.95. Capt. Woodie Owen; P.O. Box 32172PE; Charleston, SC 29417. Captain For Hire Master 1600T/Master towing. Semi-retired full-time professional mariner will do motor vessel deliveries, on-board training, oversee projects. Captain Bill Madison, 401-527-7913. Captains Wanted Boston Harbor. 50 ton masters for traditional sailing vessel. 2012 season and beyond. Room and board available for relocation. Also, limited masters for launch operators. Call Captain Don; 617-828-9005.

www. Coupon PE = something extra, free P.O. Box 202, Belfast, ME 04915 207.323.8084

Points East Crew Match I WANT TO CREW Planning for July 2012 Members of a Saint John NB J35 crew are interested in coming to Maine for two weekend regattas in July 2012 for practice and social to fill our quiet July. Available as a crew or parts of, we will cover our own expenses, but appreciate any assistance with crew matches for the group or local accommodations. Telephone: (506)640-2700 Email: Experienced sailor available Very experienced sailor with USCG 50T liscense. My own boat is in SC for the summer and I would like to spend some time on the Maine coastal waters. I am 68, very fit, able to stand watch, cook, and provide medical care in an emergency. Contact me at Telephone: 207 363- 4447

I NEED CREW Apprentice/Interns Needed on Schooner Ocean Classroom Foundation needs Apprentices/Interns for Spring Voyage from Caribbean

to Atlantic. Contact visit for more information. Telephone: 207.975.6928 Email: Website: Crew Chief for 2012 Seek crew chief-train new crew, assign positions, contribute to race strategy and do some deliveries.local and offshore racing; past races: Marblehead/Halifax(x6), Newport/Bermuda. Beneteau 456, s/v Beausoleil Telephone: 207-563-2300 Email: Experienced Navigator for 2012 I seek an experienced Navigator for local races(Portland) and offshore. I have MaxSea software and Radar. Past races: Marblehead-Halifax(6x), NewportBermuda. Beneteau 456, s/v Beausoleil Telephone: 207-5632300 Email: (1566) Seeking boating partner I am just looking for some one

to co-parent or occassionally use my 8 foot inflatable with 8 hp motor. it is on a small trailer and is easily a one man launch usually - creasent beach, cape elizabeth, maine a good fishing boat and for camping on richmond island. I use it but feel it should be used a little more often - a very fun little boat. Give me a call or email Telephone: (207) 415-6242 Email: (1564) Need crew for spring 2012 Need 2-3 crew for trip from Florida to Maine this coming spring aboard 37’ ketch leaving May. Could take 60 days. No pay just fun Email: (1560) Cruising Maine to BahamasCaribbean Cruiser or Cruiser Wanna Be for sailing and cruising the East coast to Fla, Bahamas & Caribbean fall & winter 2011 2012. Looking for a single or a couple to share the V-berth and the some of the expenses if possible.

Maine to Florida 30 ft. S2 center cockpit with fore and aft cabins. Leisurely sail/cruise from Maine to Pompano, Fla. to Bahamas and on to Caribbean to enjoy the resplendent splendor and beauty of nature, sunrise, sunsets, wildlife, nature, meeting new people, sailing/motoring, enjoying the adventure of a lifetime. Contact Douglas Fun-Loving-Sailor Telephone: 603-662-7560 Email: Website:

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Advertiser index Allied Boat Works............................................70 Allied Whale ....................................................30 Atlantic Boat....................................................50 Bamforth Marine .............................................54 Bayview Rigging and Sails..............................17 Beta Marine.....................................................41 Boatwise .........................................................45 Bohndell Sails & Rigging.................................18 Boothbay Region Boatyard .................11, 57, 88 Borealis Press.................................................84 Bowden Marine Service ..................................34 Brewer Plymouth Marine...........................11, 88 Brewer Yacht Yards..........................................87 Brooklin Inn .....................................................50 Bucking the Tide .............................................29 Burr Brothers Boats ..................................11, 88 Cape Cod Boat Show .....................................45 Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveys.................83 Capt. Norm Leblanc ........................................80 Casey Yacht Enterprises .................................81 Cay Electronics ...............................................15 Chase, Leavitt & Co. .......................................45 Chebeague Island Boat Yard...........................45 China Sea .......................................................30 Cisco Brewers .................................................59 Coastal Marine Canvas...................................84 Coastal Marine Care .......................................79 Concordia Company .................................11, 88 Connecticut Marine Trades Association ............9 CPT Autopilot ..................................................76 Crocker's Boatyard..........................................88 Crosby Yacht Yard............................................11 Cruising Guide to Nova Scotia ........................32 Curtis Yacht Brokerage, LLC ...........................77 Custom Float Services....................................16 CW Johnson, Inc.............................................36 Dark Harbor Boat Yard ....................................19 Duchak Maritime Services ........................80, 83 Eldridge Tides and Pilot Book .........................30 Enos Marine....................................................54 Fiore ................................................................30 Fleet Sheets....................................................28 Fogg’s Boatworks............................................42 Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard..............................11, 88 Gamage Shipyard ...........................................78 Gannon and Benjamin, Inc. ............................41 GBG Enterprises Inc.......................................29 Gowen Marine...........................................11, 54 Gray & Gray Inc...............................................74 Great Bay Marine ................................11, 44, 88

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Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales ...............................74 Hallett Canvas & Sails.....................................37 Hamilton Marine..........................................2, 30 Hamlin's Marina ..............................................11 Handy Boat Service ..................................39, 88 Hansen Marine Engineering ...............51, 76, 88 Hewes & Company .........................................38 Hinckley Yacht Charters ..................................57 Islesboro Marine Enterprises ..........................41 J-Way Enterprises.....................................11, 88 J.R. Overseas..................................................78 Jackson’s Hardware & Marine.........................57 John Williams Boat Company ....................14,74 Jonesport Shipyard .........................................28 Journey’s End Marina ................................11,18 Kanberra Gel...................................................35 Kent Thurston Marine surveyor .......................82 Kingman Yacht Center...................11, 15, 22, 88 Kittery Point Yacht Yard........................11, 52, 88 Kramp Electronics ...........................................15 Lake & Sea Boatworks....................................51 Landfall Navigation..........................................27 Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine ............................31 Linda Collins ...................................................85 Lobster Run ....................................................49 MacDougalls Cape Cod Marine ......................15 Maine Cat........................................................43 Maine Sailing Partners....................................33 Maine Veterinary Referral Center....................12 Maine Yacht Center .........................................20 Marblehead Trading Company ..................15, 88 Marine Engines ...............................................16 McLaughlin Seafood .......................................31 McMichaels .....................................................50 Merri-Mar Yacht Basin ...............................11, 88 Mike Martel .....................................................82 Miliner Marine Services ..................................79 Mobile Marine Canvas ....................................44 Moose Island Marine.......................................54 Moose Landing Marina ...................................36 Morris Yachts...................................................11 Mystic Shipyard...............................................88 Navtronics .................................................15, 22 New England Boatworks...........................11, 88 New England Burials at Sea ...........................80 New Meadows Marina ....................................51 Niemiec Marine .........................................11, 88 Noank Village Boatyard...................................41 North East Rigging Systems...........................15 North Sails Direct ............................................14

Ocean Point Marina ........................................74 Ocean Pursuits ...............................................19 Old Charts of New England ............................31 Padebco Custom Yachts .................................34 Pierce Yacht Co. ..............................................53 Pope Sails .......................................................42 Portland Yacht Services ......................24, 85, 88 Progressive Epoxy Polymers ..........................81 Providence Boat Show......................................3 Robinhood Island 40 .......................................29 Robinhood Marine Center...........11,13,15,75,88 Royal River Boatyard ......................................17 Russell’s Marine..............................................78 Sailmaking Support Systems..........................57 Sawyer & Whitten............................................22 Scandia Yacht Sales........................................75 Seacoast Canvas ............................................83 Seal Cove Boatyard ........................................25 Sound Marine Diesel.......................................41 South Port Marine .....................................11,12 South Port Marine Yacht Connection ..............75 Spike Haible Century 21 Baribeau Agency.....42 Spruce Head Marine, Inc ................................18 Surfside Boats.................................................79 Tales from a Gimbaled Wrist ...........................32 The Apprenticeshop........................................18 The Kapellmeister Conspiracy ........................32 Theriault Marine Consulting ............................82 URLs .........................................................68, 69 Watching for Mermaids ...................................28 Waterline Services ..........................................84 Webhannett River Boat Yard ...........................12 Wesmac ..........................................................75 Whiting Marine ..........................................41, 88 Wilbur Yachts...................................................56 Winter Island Yacht Yard............................11, 36 Withum Sailmakers .........................................56 Women Under Sail ..........................................28 Yacht North Charters ......................................56 Yankee Boat Yard & Marina.............................88 Yankee Marina & Boatyard..................11, 15, 88 Yarmouth Boatyard..........................................15 York Harbor Marine Service ............................73

Thank You! from all of us at Brewer... ...for a wonderful season.

We wish you smooth sailing for 2012

Mike Acebo Ned Ahlborn Joe Alves Rob Amandola Mark Andrews Chris Andrianas Richard Arce Jason Arenberg Jeffrey Aronson Wayne Aubry Peter Aurigemma Danny Babic Jeff Bagnati Josh Bagnati James Baker Christina Ballantyne Joe Balsamo Keith Baptiste Victor Baretto Charles Barker Jeff Barnett John Barney Greg Bartoszuk Scot Batchelder Paul Belisle Nel Bennett Katelyn Berardi Janet Berg Jeff Bernier Joe Bezandry Matt Binkoski David Bird Vinoode Bissoondial Cathy Black Mike Bolduc John Boreland John Bottella Eric Boulanger Larry Brainard Howard Braithwaite Todd Breden Jack Brewer John Brewer Mike Brooke Jim Brown Bill Brown Nolan Brown Jeffrey Bubb Jeffrey C. Bubb Callie Bubb Kevin Buckell Jessica Burgos Peter Burns Michael Burns Lance Butler Harry Butler Mark Byrnes Paul Campagna Scott Carpenter Tara Carroll Silvia Castro Alex Chadwich Gary Chandler Bruce Chappell Kevin Chase Frank Chaves

Virginio Chaves Karen Ciarmello Roger Clark Ronald Clark Alycia Clemons Larry Colanutono Alden Collet Ryan Collet Jack Colody Gene Colvin Doug Comfort James Condulis Dave Conger Patrice Conklin Steve Conlin Nick Connell Andrew Connell Bob Connell James Cote David Cox Phil Crouthamel Kate Dacey Bill Daly Bruce Dante Tammy Dantuono Michael Davids Brian DeChello John Defusco Carlos DeLeon Kevin Dellner Andrew Dennis Joseph DePalma Haward DePaz Greg Desimone Jason Desoris Beto DeSousa Brian Detmer John Diegel John Dockray Jackson Dodge Ramsey Dodge Thomas Dodge Laura DoeringPedersen Skip Doll Doug Domenie Henry Domenie Brian Dooley Allan Dorfman Joshua Downey Christopher Doyle Katie Drake Paul Dubois Jon Duff-Still David Dunn Jimmy Economou Richard England Mike Farman Tony Fasceon Shehan Fernando Richard Fiedler Noah Flaherty William Flahive Moises Flores Jan Forte Michael Fowler

Brittany Friel Mark Friel Dave Gaddis Jesse Gaffga Chris Ganim Eric Garthwait Florim Gashi Lana Gaston Pete Gavett Audrey Gaynier Charlie Geffers Bob Gerwig James Gesa Aiden Gilbert Tyler Gilbert Sean Gilligan Sue Gilot Tim Giulini Jamie Glashow William Goeben Doreen Goldsmith Mike Govoni David Gray Luciano Greto Amy Griffin Oscar Guerrero Holly Guy Robert Haggstrom Allyson Hanover Kane Harrison Amy Haverly Phil Hawkins Curt Heath Justin Hebert William Heidell Steven Heimlich Shari Herman David Heroux Andrew Herrmann Kathleen Hill Tom Hilton Stephen Hinckley Tim Hinckley Brendan Hindley William Hobby Dexter Holaday John Holbrook Brian Homan Alan Horan Mike Horan Mike Hotkowski Theodore Hovey Wayne Hughes Jim Injaychock Chris Jaccoma Marek Jachimczyk Scott Jackson Albert Jenicek Ivan Jimenez Chris Johnson David Johnson Bobbie Johnson Jackie Joslyn Eulalio Juarez Joshua Karpiloff Dave Kegel

Thomas Kehlenbach Alex Keyworth J. Michael Keyworth Christian King Emily King Sydney Kingsbury Steve Knauth Sam Knoblock Rudi Kobelt Andy Kovacs Paul Kreiling Regina Kurz Scott Lachapelle Rick LaDelfa John Lagalanti Evan LaMarre Gary Langlois Frank Lapetina Jonathan Lapointe Richard Lapointe David Larusso Jeffrey Larusso Paul Latella Wesley Lawler Tom Lemos Brian Lenahan Willy Lewis Cy Libby Andy Liljequist Anthony Lividini Garrick Lizotte Lugo Luis Peter Lukens David Lynch Mary Lynn Kellie Magyari Tammy Malcarne Diane Mann James Manning Tony Manupelli Richard Manwaring Matt Marshall Drew Marshall Emily Martin Vanda Martinez Joe Martocchia Albert Massua Anthony Matzkewitz Jeremy Maxwell Denis McAuliffe Amy McCann Chris McCann Bruce McDonald Karen McFadden David McGhie Doug McGinley Mark McKenna David McKenney Jeffrey McMahon John McMahon William McNeil Brendan Meagher Marco Medeiros Joao Medeiros Jerome Mello Troy Messier

Brandon Michaud Chick Michaud Bruce Miller Stephen Milone Timothy Moll Brian Moniz Web Moore Angel Morales Dylan Morano Justin Morency Rayon Morrison Paul Muenzinger Michael Mumford Matthew Murphy Nicholas Muzante Robert Myron Hugo Navarette Charlie Newcomb Thuan Nguyen Elaine Niece Justin Nolf Kelly Norman Chris Norton John O'Connor Jared Olszewski Sean O'Shea Ryan Osmer Joseph Palmieri Loren Panowich Rob Panowich Steven Papa Adam Paquin Megg Parella Lynne Parenteau Steve Parfitt Scott Parker Dave Pavelko Bob Pavia Barbara Pearson Heather Peck Patrick Peck Piotr Pedzich Joe Pelletier Justin Peltier Rose Pereira J Santos Perez Michael Perito John Peterson Kristin Peterson James Phyfe Ted Pilcher James Pinno William Plock Ron Poette

Rives Potts Sara Prescott David Pugsley Steve Purdy Sharon Raiola Tom Raiola Rodolfo Ramirez Eric Rancourt Betsy Regan Hugo Reyes Ernesto Reyes Chris Rial Dave Richard Colin Richardson John Ridgeway Gustavo Rios Keith Ritchie Francisco Rivas Doug Roach Jake Roczniak Dave Rodrigues Jim Rolston Maureen Rondeau Eric Ross Karen Rothman Ged Round Chris Ruhling John Rumpler Rich Rumskas Hilario Saimeron Jose Saimeron Stephen Saja Juan Salinas Andres Sanchez Marcos Santana Dick Sciuto Butch Seacord Bernardino Secaida Tim Sedlmayr Jon Seeber Vincent Seiders Dougie Sieffert Joseph Sieverman Alex Simms Ryan Sirlin Hal Slater Jack Smith Milton Smith Stanley Smith Richard Smith David Smith David Smith, Jr. Jack Smorto Jack Smorto

Ray Snow Bill Sopelak Nigel Sorensen John Sorenson Fred Sorrento Vienkeo Souksavath Andrew Spaulding Tom Spencer Matt Stangelo Bill Stankard Kelsey Stanton Michael Stoddart Rod Swift Roland Sylvia Eric Symeon Bruce Symes Janie Szkred Jodi Thomas Ken Tippett Carlos Tol Juarez Keith Toohey Walter Tramposch Josh Trow Anne Troy Brian Tuthill Josh Twidwell Hannah Twombley Elmer Tyler III Manuel Valente Brian Varney Steven Wachter Steven Wachter Jr. Debby Wade Fred Wadelin Mike Wall Dick Waterhouse John Werner Jonathan Wescott Cassandra Whaples Eben Whitcomb Shawn White Thomas Wicander Jim Wiebe Bob Wigham Kip Wiley Brian Williams Peter Wilson Jason Wojciechowski James Woodhull Caitlin Worchester Nathan Wroblinski Andre Zaratin Will Zaricny Jack Zeramby

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Portland Yacht Services Portland, ME 207-774-1067

Universal Diesel Engines

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Manchester, MA 978-526-1971

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

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

J-Way Enterprises Scituate, MA 781-544-0333

Georgetown, ME 800-443-3625

Kingman Yacht Center

Whiting Marine Services

Cataumet, MA 508-563-7136

South Berwick, ME 207-384-2400

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

Yankee Marina & Boatyard

Newburyport, MA 978-465-3022

Yarmouth, ME 207-846-4326

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New Bedford, MA 508-997-7390

Newington, NH 603-436-5299

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Marion, MA 508-748-0541

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