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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 12 Number 3 June 2009
F E AT U R E S
Background on last month’s cover
Research work for Strider.
Block Island Race Week
Muscobe goes to the islands Not those islands; we’re talking about our islands, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and Joel had his sons and cousin for crew. By Joel Gleason
The schooners of Newport They’re handsome, fast and seaworthy, and they’re exciting to watch or sail. Check out the schooners berthed in Rhode Island’s City by the Sea. By Peter d’Anjou LAST WORD
Night watch A fresco of billions of stars tempts the author to contemplate the majesty and vastness of the universe. By Bruce Blessington
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My annual fitting-out advisory It’s a tad controversial, but dammit, it works. Roger Long
My plan to go sailing for science
Volume 12, Number 3 Publisher Joseph Burke
Monitoring the ocean’s CO2 emissions Dave Roper
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Editor Nim Marsh Marketing director Bernard Wideman Ad representatives Lynn Emerson Whitney Gerry Thompson, David Stewart
D E PA R T M E N T S The Racing Pages ........................46 Cape Breton enters Clipper Race; Summer regatta schedules.
Fishing reports ...........................54 South: stripers, cod, scup, squid; North: stripers, haddock, cod, herring. Letters..........................................7 Buster’s back; Snyder’s quitting bad news.
Mystery Harbor...........................12 That’s the start of the Seguin Race; New Mystery Harbor, page 67.
News..........................................20 OB 30s sailing 2,500 miles; NA-44s visting Milford, Conn.
Dispatches ..................................22 Member-maintained working yacht clubs.
Yardwork ...................................58 1929 schooner gets faux-wood booms Media ........................................64 “Cruising Rules” by Roland Barth; “The Last Schoonerman” by Lou Kenedy
Fetching Along ............................73 Roque Island
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L. Francis and maximizing minimalism Francis Herreshoff, in his seminal “The Common Sense of Yacht Design,” published in 1974, challenges the editor of the old and revered “Rudder” magazine to explain to its readers the real point of cruising. If he would explain to us, L. Francis continued, that the object “is to make a complete change of surroundings, a change for eyes, ears and nose . . . he might make us understand why a cabin should be very different from a city apartment; in short, explain that you should not lug along what you are trying to leave behind.” This was written long before entertainment centers, satellite navigation, radar, desalinators, seagoing laptops, wind generators, converters and the like became de rigeur on cruising boats, so Herreshoff’s words might resonate even more today than they did 40 years ago. But this is not why we’re addressing this topic. No one enjoys a hot shower offshore, watching “Caddy Shack” while off-watch, or listening to Enya’s “Aldabaran” while on-watch (of course, when far away from land) under a night sky more than we do. But the idea of less-is-more intrigues us, and we espouse this philosophy in all of our outdoor pursuits. However, while we’ve been maniacally paring ounces off our backpacks and bicycle loads, we still think we know where to draw the line. And we think we found that line in its most eloquent form in a report from Kosatka (Killer Whale), the Open 70 Team Russia entered in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. Kosatka never made it to Boston in May with the rest of the fleet, ostensibly due to lack of funds. But con-
sider this: Team Russia may have failed to reach port because it may have run out of eating utensils, all in the name of less-is-more. “In the effort to keep the weight down someone thought we only needed one spoon per person and three spare spoons to get us to Cape Town in good shape,” said the media crewmember, Englishman Mark Covell. “After only three days at seas, we were four spoons down. Lose your spoon, and life can get pretty extreme.” Move over Steve Callahan (“Adrift”) and Maurice and Marilyn Bailey (“117 Days Adrift”); you’re going to have company on the winter-seminar circuit. L. Francis goes on to implore the editor of “Rudder” to convince readers that there is more to life than “stomach, organs of reproduction and fear,” then suggests that younger readers will ask, “Well, what else is there?” To which Herreshoff responds: a soul. “When the soul is present,” he wrote, “the person can get along with very little indeed . . . He can understand that a cabin can be built around something other than a radio, a cocktail shaker and an icebox. Yes, a soul is the best shipmate you can have.” L. Francis avers that one either has a soul or doesn’t – that there’s no middle ground. And, he writes, when one has no soul, “the body’s only interests are eating, drinking and lust.” Perhaps all Team Russia was lacking was a soul, which could have inspired Kosatka’s crew to suck it up and share their spoons, craft new implements, or eat with their hands. Or maybe Team Russia really did run out of money.
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We have another winner! Our third winner of the highly coveted Points East cap is Patty Weeks of Atlanta, GA. Patty and her family have a cabin on Vinalhaven that they use as a base for kayaking and their 19’ Pursuit which they use to explore the islands, from Matinicus Rock to Monhegan and Mt. Desert. “I will wear my cap with pride,” Patty tells us.
Letters flu? Tom’s prose is a mating of Gertrude Stein and W. C. Fields, a one-night stand laced with self-deprecation. But I have a plan to deal with the bad news. I invite Tom to ghost write my column. Dodge Morgan Snow Island, Maine
Memories of a motorized life boat My dad found one of these old Coast Guard boats (see “Capt. Ron’s Lifeboat Cruises,” April 2009) on a dock in Portland, Maine, not long after WWII. He paid $25 for it and another $300 to truck it to Bangor. Over time he stripped the copper off the bottom along with one of the two layers of oak sheathing. The four-cylinder Sterling Petrol was replaced with a six-cylinder Jimmy diesel. Eventually, the bow cabin was converted to living space with bunks, drop-leaf table, sink, water supply, head and a Shipmate stove. It was quite liveable. He could not run the engine faster than about 1200-1400 rpm because at higher rpm she would only squat down and not go faster. Eight knots was a good cruising speed, however. He kept her in the Penobscot in Bangor or at Bayside in Northport. The photo shows her at anchor in Marshall’s Cove on Islesboro, where we often went for clambakes. Eventually he sold her, and she went downstate. There used to be a double-ender like her moored in Wiscasset, but I don’t know if that was the Chatham. Dad sold the boat, and I don’t know where it went. I still have portholes, door latches, and other bronze hardware that I saved to incorporate into some project or another. The curb for the bow footwell now curbs my barn hydrant. I thought you might be interested in this little anecdote. Maybe we’ll take a ride up next summer to look at the MLB Surf Runner. By the way, what does MLB stand for? Ralph Cleale Limington, Maine MLB stands for Motorized Life Boat, Ralph. Thanks for the neat letter.
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Dave Tew and his dream Shields: Sailing around chasing cat’s paws on a calm afternoon is his greatest pleasure.
Chasing the dream of a Shields I grew up on Nantucket Sound sailing Wianno Seniors and first saw an International One Design sail into Wianno when I was about six. Even at that age, I fell in love with that style of boat – hard. A Shields fleet appeared at the Edgartown Regatta when I was 12, and I thought they were God’s own gift. Twenty-five years passed before I could consider the luxury of our own sailboat. My cousin’s boss here in Boothbay Harbor had a Shields that frustratingly sat on its mooring all summer long. On the rare weekend, I’d see it way out on the horizon. I was determined to get one for us. By chance, I was in Newport one fall day, and nerved myself to walk out on the Ida Lewis pier to look at a Shields tied at a float. The owner and his crew were readying her for a race. We chatted a bit, and they said they were waiting for another crewmember to arrive. Shortly thereafter, a cell-phone call revealed that that crewmember couldn’t get to the harbor for some reason. They asked me to come along for “a fun afternoon” of sailing in the Candy Store Cup. I probably don’t have to explain that event to you, but in any case, it was a wild first ride on a Shields. On business in Chicago, I found that there was an Points East June 2009
early Shields with the original deck and running rigging layout that had been stored away for about 30 years. The owner wanted more than I could swing, but I kept tabs on the boat nonetheless. It sold to Gibson Island, Md., where I saw her some years later in a sadly unkempt state. Late in February a few years after that, I saw a “Soundings” ad for her, nearer by in Gloucester. The owner had spruced her up, putting an epoxy barrier coat on the bottom and fresh Awlgrip on the topsides. He’d moved on to PHRF racing and needed to sell the Shields. We struck a deal sight unseen, with the proviso that the boat be painted and overboard, ready to sail, in early April. My nephew is a naval aviator and former sailor on the Naval Academy sailing team. He and I sailed the boat from Gloucester to Boothbay over three days through snowstorms and flashes of lightning and glorious downwind spinnaker runs. We stayed in B&Bs alongshore each night of the four day-trip. The boat has been out front on our mooring each summer for the past ten years and in the driveway under my bedroom window each winter. I say that an afternoon sail is better than a cocktail any day, not that they are mutually exclusive. The other Shields in the harbor sold away when the owner moved. I don’t know where. There’s one that sails out of Portland and yet a third out of Center Harbor on Eggemoggin Reach. I race (usually singlehanded) in twice-weekly evening beer-can races against J/22s and 24s, holding my own and winning fairly often even with the handicap and no spinnaker flying. But sailing around chasing cat’s -paws on a calm afternoon is my greatest pleasure and the boat is perfect for that. Here I am ghosting along the shore in front of our house just before turning to shoot the mooring on just such a day. Dave Tew West Boothbay Harbor, Maine Editor’s note: Dave Tew is also this month’s Mystery Harbor winner, and we asked him where and what he sailed. This is his wonderful answer.
We thought Buster was dead! I thought I’d just let you know we got the forklift, started today. Hurrah. As we do every spring, we took the dash apart to check for those mice and don’t you know, there were three of the little rats living in there. Darn them! I had to evict them with my glove, and then we blew out the nest with the air compressor. What a mess. Just imagine how those little buggers find their way up inside the dash of the forklift and build a warm nest and roost there during the subzero temps and snowstorms. 8
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When we turned the key, Buster (we fondly refer to the old Clarke as Buster) fired right up. A sure sign of spring at the marina. Next will be the ducks and the geese showing up. The weatherman is warning about rivers flooding. Let’s hope he’s got that prediction wrong. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine Regarding Buster’s premature obit: Nah, Buster’s transmission broke. As a business, we had to take a hard look at what we wanted to invest in. Gary and I visited some forklift dealers, and pretty quickly came to the conclusion we’d be better off going with what we knew, namely Buster. So some six grand later, we got the fork truck back and running. I don’t know, we got 15 or 20 years out of it before that happened. So we figure it’ll be good for another 20. The mechanics tell us the forklift will last forever. Maybe they’re right. Randy.
Foxwoods, chess and the Morgan Was down at Foxwoods for a chess tournament and squeezed in a visit to Mystic Seaport. Found the Charles W. Morgan up on the ways for a refit. Don’t know if you have gotten photos of this, or possibly even printed some, but here’s one if you haven’t. She sure is an impressive sight up there. Bill Cheney Pawlet, Vt.
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To the Sage of Quisset Harbor Dear Sage of Quisset Harbor, When I sailed into your harbor last June I thought I would make a quick sandwich and be on my way. What I didnâ€™t know was that that day I was to be tested, falter, and be set back on lifeâ€™s course by your wise words. I had owned Celest, my Pearson Wanderer, for five days at that point and had just launched her the afternoon before. It had been an eventful day crossing Buzzards Bay from Marion with a thunderstorm chasing me the whole way. I sailed into your harbor with a double reef in my main and a rolled-up jib, and when passing the No. 5 can, I dropped my sails and started up my old Atomic 4. Thatâ€™s when my test started. Turns out the bilge vent hose crossed a bit too close to the coupling for the prop shaft. As soon as I put the engine in gear, the coupling caught the vent hose and
wrapped its entire length of stiffening wire around the shaft. In an eight-foot hose, thatâ€™s probably 100 feet of wire. I drifted over to one of your moorings, picked it up, and went below to survey the damage. Yup, 100 feet of wire wrapped tightly around my propeller shaft right up against my stuffing box. That was the beginning of the test. I needed that engine to get through the canal, but couldnâ€™t risk the wire ripping out the stuffing box and Celest sinking. I worked, chest on the engineâ€™s cylinder head, first with dikes (wire cutters), then with a hacksaw. Neither was making much of a dent. The engine was hot, it was dark back there, and all my old joints hurt. I hacked and hacked and seemed to get nowhere, and that was when I faltered. I gave up, I quit, and I remembered from years ago that at the head of Quissett Harbor there was a boatyard. Yes, I could take the easy way out and hire a pro to fix my problem.
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So I rowed to your dock and wandered into your yard. At first, I didn’t get that you were an enlightened one; you just seemed like an interesting man close to my own age who owned a cool boatyard. But as we talked, I realized how mistaken I had been: I was in the presence of a true sage. You were kind, patient and listened to my tale of woe, but when I foolishly came out with my notion that perhaps someone could get me out of my predicament, you quickly set me straight. You told me, “I can see you’re a sailor; you know what to do, and you know you have to do it, so row back to your boat and get it done.” Those simple words set me straight, got me back on track, pulled me out of some sort of middle-age lethar-
gy in which I believed a sailor could buy his way out of his troubles. Of course, you were right. And as you sent me off to my dinghy, you even gave me a can of your sacred PBR beer to speed my enlightenment. I rowed back to Celest, my spirits elevated, and crammed myself back into that engine room and hacked and snipped for three hours. When I was done, my arms were scratched raw, I couldn’t stand up, and my neck was in spasm. But I had done the job. Next morning, I sailed out of your fine harbor and headed for Maine with a new commitment to life on the water and a renewed sense of what it is to be a sailor. Thank you. Robie s/v Celest
We own the boat on May’s cover The photo on your May cover was taken in Boothbay Harbor in 2006 near Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. The boat’s name is Susan Elizabeth, and she resides in Linekin Bay during the summer and is stored in the owner’s barn in East Boothbay in the winter. Before she was brought up to East Boothbay, she resided in Barrington, R.I., and before Barrington, she was somewhere in New York or Connecticut. The boat was built by the Landing School in 198889. The bottom is comprised of two layers of cedar and Free! one layer of mahogany, all OINTS AST The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England laminated. The rest of the Summer sternman boat is traditionally planked (carvel) mahogany on oak Sleighride to Nantucket sawn frames with bronze bolts and screws. The deck is marine plywood with a canvas and epoxy covering. The Landing School built only two of these boats, and both now reside in the Boothbay area. The sister boat is white with diesel power and is moored at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. The Susan Elizabeth is 26 or 27 feet long with a 10foot beam. She is powered by a new Crusader 350 (Chevy block) with 330-horsepower. The steering is hydraulic with an override for the tiller. There are two sets of throttle controls, so the boat can be driven from the front or rear. She is an Eldridge-McInnis design, the same designer as the Yorel, a Hodgdon-built boat that was docked for years directly to the port of where the cover shot was taken. This design is not a native Maine boat or lobster picnic boat. They were designed as “bass” boats – not
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This is the Eldridge-McInnis-designed Susan Elizabeth, and she resides in Linekin Bay.
the ones you see on the highway with a 300-horsepower outboard and sparkling paint, but those for fishing for stripers along the New England Coast. The design was primarily built by Brownell boats, and the Brownell-built boats are very similar to the Susan Elizabeth though the topside construction is a little different. Brownell also built a variety of sizes. I have heard – and I take this with a grain of salt – that the Susan Elizabeth was built to the exact design Eldridge dictated. Currently the design lives on as the Fortier 26, built in Fall River, Mass. Fall River also produced, (in my opinion) the best-looking bass boat called the Mackenzie Cuttyhunker, which is of lapstrake construction and has a bit narrower beam in the stern. These boats were built up to 1972. The owners of Susan Elizabeth are Joe and Susan Seymour, who live in Glenmont, N.Y. I am their son, Chris Seymour, a very junior partner whose monetary equity is small but whose sweat equity is highly capitalized. We do all the work ourselves in a barn in East Boothbay. Chris Seymour East Boothbay, Maine email@example.com
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Mystery Harbor is part of their day cruise It looks like the view from and finally a glorious Five Islands Harbor across beach and several the Sheepscot River from lighthouses, Seguin’s Hendricks Head on being the highest light Southport Island. If it is that along the coast. location, the telephoto lens We daysail a Shields makes it look like a narrowsloop along this coast er river than it seems when (see Letters on page 7) you’re out there. and on the occasional I make a point of taking moonlit night. There’s my mother-in-law (age 90) a spot off the mouth of and her sister-in-law (age the Sheepscot River 102) to the lobster shack from which you can (www.fiveislandslobster.com) see seven lighthouses over to Five Islands at least on a clear night: once a summer in their boat, Monhegan, Pemaquid, a 25-foot Lyman hardtop. We Ram, The Cuckolds, all live in West Boothbay Burnt, Hendrick Head Harbor and pass through A telephoto lens distorted this image of the Sheepscot River, and Seguin. I’m conTownsend Gut and Newagen but several readers thought out of the box and correctly iden- vinced seeing them all harbor on the loop, thus tified this harbor as Five Islands. alight at the same momaking a whole day of it. ment brings good luck. Last year, we snaked through the eastern cut at Five Islands has a summer community island that Newagen on an extremely low tide and saw the full is just to the right of the frame in the photo. Friends moon rise over Monhegan as we cruised on home. spend part of their summer over there, and the rest The eastern shore of Georgetown Island is a won- on Southport. There are many such communities derful stretch of the Sheepscot River. A day’s cruise along this stretch of coast, including MacMahan, through the tide races of the Sasanoa, through Goose Capitol, Squirrel and Inner Heron. Rock Passage, behind MacMahan Island, through The island residents have their own float next to Five Islands, past Harmon Harbor to Griffith Head, Five Islands’ public one. Anyone can tie up at the puband then to Seguin offers the full range of sights and lic one while getting a meal or ice cream, but leave as navigational challenges along the Maine coast. These much room for others as possible. If there no room at include deep water mixed with narrow passages, the lobster shack, Sarah’s Cafe has had a dockside marked and unmarked ledges, and hundreds of lob- lunch counter farther upstream between Five Islands ster buoys (some pulled just under the surface by the and MacMahan that’s nice, too. charging current). But the rewards include hidden There are fuel docks and services available in Five coves, eagle and osprey nests, seals, porpoise, whales, Islands, at Robinhood Marine upriver, and at
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Boothbay Region Boat Yard, across the Sheepscot in Ebenecook Cove. Moorings may be available by asking at the fuel docks, but it’s best to call ahead. I’m off to sand and paint the Shield’s bottom for launching this week. The next full moon is May 8. Dave and Margaret Tew South Boothbay Harbor, Maine
That’s the start of the Seguin race I think with a little effort I might be able to give you a date and time of the photo, but if I’m not mistaken that’s the start of the Seguin Island Trophy Race (it’s a Saturday, not the Sunday pursuit) taken from Five Islands looking into the Sheepscot River, Maine. Five Islands has a wonderful little classic Maine lobster/clam shack restaurant, but try to avoid dusk as the bugs at bug hour are the fiercest I’ve encountered in the entire State of Maine. The Seguin Island Trophy Race has recently been awarded the Hospitality Award and Best Run Regatta by the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association, and it’s one of the best regattas on the coast of Maine. Randy Rice Freeport, Maine
Oh Susan, you were so close! The Mystery Harbor in the May 2009 Points East is Ebencook Harbor, west of the Townsend Gut, home of the Boothbay Region Boatyard. Two long ledges make out from the land into the harbor, thus dividing the harbor into three coves. The western and center coves are shown in the photo. The photographer is in the center cove, looking west. Seals like to bask on those ledges. Just to the east is the third cove, Love Cove, one of my favorite anchorages on the Maine coast. Before GPS it was tricky to enter, but now it is easier. It is snug in a blow from the southwest. Susan Gilpin Falmouth, Maine Susan, you are soooo close – only a mile and a half away – and we see why you identified the Mystery harbor photo as you did. Hint: The Mystery Harbor is to the southwest of your guess.
Telephoto lens distorted image I’m not confident on this, but it sure looks like Five Islands – the ledge and the moorings. But the distant shore looks too close for the body of water to be the Sheepscot. But I thought it was worth a stab. Peter Stoops Portland, Maine
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Perspectives My annual fitting-out advisory ince boat owners can be sorted into two categories – those who do their own fitting out and those who pay others to do it – we should review some role definitions for this spring ritual. Counseling the do-it-yourselfers is the easiest. Never carry tools to your first spring visit to the boat – not a jackknife or even a fingernail clipper – because no boat will welcome casual use of sharp devices. Bring a flask filled with rum and some stale crackers. Quickly remove the boat cover and do so without caressing the hull. Find a seat of contemplation far enough away from the boat to see her beauty yet blur out any finish flaws. Uncap the flask and repeatedly toast to the poetry of boats and the sea. While rumming it up, mentally organize a set of easily forgettable fitting-out priorities and establish related launch date options, ranging from an over-optimistic June through a probable August. When suitably buzzed, replace the boat cover and immediately contact the anticipated crewmembers, who will be counted on to actually perform the fitting-out work, to regale them with the boats and sea poetry somehow slipping in work-assignment proposals. Advice for the boatyard-dependent owner is not so simple because the key objective is bonding with the yard workforce. This is the time of year boatyard workers are treated to the yearly return of the boat owners, a migration not unlike the annual return of the comedians to sunbelt nightspots. Those who possess a boat, of course, too often exhibit the arrogance of ownership, a momentary attitude of vacant superiority causing them to deliver orders out of ignorance. They see the yard workforce as a bunch of anti-social screwballs who have been cooped up and ignored in dark and dusty places for months, now out in the sunlight and over-anxious to please. But the workforce evaluates boat owners for their capacity to employ their ignorance and arrogance to entertain. The owners who best fill this en-
tertainment role will find themselves and their boats most appreciated and earn them a license for a wide range of aberrant behavior. My favorite owner role is the yard’s unpredictable eccentric. Here are some possibilities: Invent a series of intimidating professions for yourself and give them engaging job titles, one day an Undercover IRS Agent, another day a Flatulationist, an Actual-size Roadmap Designer, a Freckle Surgeon. Visit the yard often at random times. Bound around the yard like a vibrant cheerleader dispensing advice and critique of work under way. Refer to individual workers with nicknames of your own invention. Or if you cannot remember names of any type, use one common name given to everybody, like Horatio or Moose. Replace boatyard jargon with Freudian language and boat-part names with female anatomy words. Sporadically burst into song, favoring sea chanteys, the bawdier the better. Occasionally for yard wanders, don theatrical garb and read from a volume of “Sayings of Chairman Mao.” Treat the yard accountant with extra-special attention, sending weekly treats such as nips of coffee brandy and tubes of hemorrhoid cream. Build a covert and remotely actuated affair with the bookkeeper, no matter the gender, composed of explicitly sexual love notes. Sign your checks with engaging names not your own: Obama, Captain Bligh, Dolly Parton, Josh Slocum. In the lower left space on your checks meant for payment identification, write “for sexual services provided.” Do not fret if you are fired as a customer. There is always another boatyard – or you could take on the fitting out yourself.
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My plan to go sailing for science Cruising: to sail about on a pleasure trip. to travel about without a particular purpose or destination. spent last evening engaged in pre-season planning about as antithetical to the normal objectives of Maine coast cruising as I ever contemplated. I was laying out courses with waypoints on about ten mile intervals running well offshore and generally along the 50 fathom curve. I intend to sail an exact track to every one of the 30 points and stop briefly. Diversions and delays will be dictated only by safety and not by comfort or convenience. We’ll be going foreign and down into the Bay of Fundy where Gordon Bok warns, “All you Maine men, young and proud…” not to go. Well, I’m neither young nor proud and even though we’ll be going into the mouth of one of the most intimidating bays on earth at the beginning of the non stop fog season, that’s where our purpose will take us. My son is young, though, and I’m proud of him, so I went to Hamilton Marine with heavy heart and light wallet to lay the plastic down for a radar set for Strider. I’ve gotten along quite well without it on the coast of Maine as I’m comfortable slipping along close to the rocks and ledges where the fast movers don’t venture. I realized though that having my son aboard out in the open waters with Fundy’s wet concrete-like fog thick around us would be a very different proposition. The purpose of this unusual sailing adventure started with my son. He graduates from high school this spring and gets the last two weeks to do a senior project that can be independent study or a work internship. Summer jobs and college will make sailing together rare and precious so I started scheming as to how we could spend these two weeks on the boat. I contacted oceanographic institutions in the area and asked if there were any useful water sampling studies that could be conducted from a 32-foot sailboat. The answer was much more interesting than I expected and Mike’s advisor approved the project. Mike will be the scientist on this trip and responsible for all the data collection and logging. I’ll just be getting him where he needs to go and, more important, getting him back. It is commonly accepted that the oceans absorb carbon dioxide and serve as one of the major counterbal-
ances to our excess production of it. The water chemistry studies to confirm this have never been conducted in the Gulf of Maine, however. There are some trends in the little sampling that has been done to indicate that the gulf might actually be giving off CO2. This would be very bad news from the global warming standpoint but an important thing to know. It turns out that the equipment requirements to gather the necessary data are minimal enough that the work can be conducted from a sailboat and the investigators at the University of New Hampshire Coastal Carbon Group are quite excited at the prospect of having this data handed to them instead of having to write grants and wait for approvals and funding to spend many thousands of dollars having a regular research vessel cover the route. Even if we make the entire cruise under power (Strider can now carry enough fuel to cover nearly the whole 450 mile route at 5 knots), we will only burn about a third of the fuel that the smallest conventional research vessel would consume. Whatever we learn, there will be less carbon in the Gulf of Maine when we return with the data than there might have been. Sometime in August, I’ll be going back and repeating the exact route to find out how the measurements change with time and river outflow. We will be carrying 30 sample bottles and a small CTD. The latter is a self-contained instrument a little over two feet long and six inches in diameter that measures conductivity (saltiness), temperature, and depth when lowered about 100 feet over the side on a line. This will profile these characteristics in the top of the water column wherever we sample. The surface water will be put into a bottle with a few drops of preservative and we’ll be off to the next sampling station.
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Our cruise plan is as follows: Thursday May 21: Portland to Isle of Springs – 32 nm. Friday May 22: Overnight to Cows Yard, Head Harbor Island – 115 nm. Saturday May 23: to Roque Island – 16 nm. Exploring day Sunday May 24: Lay Day – 23 nm. Monday May 25: to Cutler – 25 nm. Tuesday May 26: to North Head, Grand Manan – 32 nm. ETA 1400 Wednesday May 27: Lay day. Thursday May 28: to St. John – 51 nm. Friday May 29: to Digby – 49 nm. Saturday May 30: Lay day Sunday May 31: to North Head, Grand Manan – 46 nm. Sunday June 1: to Cutler – 30 nm.
Monday June 2: Lay day Tuesday June 3: to Trafton Island – 34 nm. Wednesday June 4: to Southwest Harbor – 25 nm. Mike leaves by car.
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working nearly full time for weeks upgrading the systems and structure of the boat to suit the seriousness of our intent. My old flying buddy Eric, who readers may remember from “A Boat With Legs” (Points East, June 2008), will be joining us as a third watch
stander. It promises to be a grand adventure, with 24 straight hours of sailing and hourly sampling on day two followed by a couple of easy days to explore and recover on the far end of the coast before taking on Fundy’s fogs and currents. I’ve always liked to sail purposefully and that has usually meant seeing how far I could go. This is an opportunity to operate my vessel with real purpose and make a potentially significant contribution to science while giving Mike memories and experience he won’t soon forget. I’ll be returning just about the time this issue hits the stands so look for an initial cruise report on the Points East web forum, www.pointseast.com/forum, and a compete story in an upcoming issue. Roger Long is a naval architect specializing in oceanographic research vessels (www.rogerlongboats.com). The harbormaster of Cape Elizabeth, he sails Strider out of Portland Harbor. Watch for him in a "Nova" episode to air on PBS sometime next winter.
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Someone’s been sleeping in my bed he most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you? Go ahead, name it. But you won’t top this: Actually, the absolute King of All Embarrassing Moments was witnessed not by me, but by my boss the year I was the captain of his 58-foot wooden schooner in Marblehead. But first, a little about him and the vessel. He was a great guy, but above all he was probably the most unflappable man I ever met. I remember him vividly, sitting casually at the helm of his great schooner, engaged intently in conversation with several guests, a gin and tonic in one hand, a couple of fingers of the other resting on a spoke of the big teak wheel, all while taking this huge vessel with her long bowsprit all the way to the head of crowded, tiny Manchester Harbor. I was his “captain,” but he was the owner, so I simply crouched quietly by the bitts at the bow, bit my tongue and held my breath, as the 10-foot bowsprit whisked past the sterns and bows of several moored boats, missing each and every one by only inches. No one was ever sure if my boss just had an uncanny sense of the control of his big yacht, or he was just
plum lucky every time. But he always missed. He seemed such a carefree man, living for the moment, and never the moment after. One day, back on the mooring, as he looked down into the engine room, he said, “Say, Chief, why don’t you give that big-old engine a coat of paint tomorrow. It’s all gray and black and greasy. And paint it white this time so it’s really shiny.” When I replied that that was fine, but it would take two days to do it and he’d miss an extra sailing day, he asked me why the two days. I replied that it would take me one day of prep to degrease and scrape it, and one day to paint. “I don’t want to miss two days of sailing,” he said. “What will happen if you just paint it, just spray the thing white, nice and thick and pretty?” Well, I told him, the paint will fall off. “How soon?” he asked. I told him I didn’t know how soon, but eventually it would. “Eventually? What’s eventually? Everything that happens happens eventually. No, just paint it,” he said emphatically. “I’ll probably be dead before the paint comes off anyway, and this way I won’t miss an
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The visitors said they would be fine, got in their rental car, and headed for the yacht club. Though they followed directions carefully, they didn’t get it quite right, and instead entered my boss’s house, where everyone was asleep, but the big front porch and foyer were well lit and the front door not locked. Quietly, suitcases in hand, they made their way up the stairs and opened the door to the first room on the right. It was a nicely made-up guestroom, and, like Goldilocks, they fell into a bed that was just right, and they had a lovely sleep. In the morning, they made their way downstairs, suitcases in hand, and into the foyer. Looking around, they spied a man (my boss) sitting alone at a large table in a large dining room adjacent to the foyer. His housekeeper, dressed in white, was serving him something. “Excuse me, is this where we sit to get some breakfast?” the wife of the couple asked, putting down her suitcase. My boss looked up from his breakfast, cocked his head, studied the two as one might look at a wild new abstract painting, took a sip of his coffee, and said: “Well, I don’t know who you are, or what you’re doing in my house, but what the hell, since you’re here, you might as well sit down and have some grub.” Go ahead, top that moment. I dare you. Dave Roper sails out of Marblehead, Mass.
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News Naval Academy 44s to call at Milford, Conn. The NA-44s will be welThe U. S. Naval comed by USCG Auxiliary Academy Offshore Sail and Milford Fire Training Squadron Department vessels. Milford (OSTS) will visit Milford, Boatworks will provide fuel Conn., over the July 4 and support services to the weekend. After a 300fleet; maintenance will be mile sail from Annapolis, handled by Port Milford. Md., four NA-44 sailOn Friday evening, the boats plan to arrive at Midshipmen will participate Milford Landing on July in the “Honoring our 3rd. The boats, crewed by Heroes” ceremonies at the midshipmen, will stay at Westfield, Conn., Mall. The Milford Landing until evening will conclude with a departure on Monday Photo by Ralph Naranjo fireworks display. On morning, July 6. The public is welcome to tour NA-44s Challenger and Resolute cross tacks during train- Sunday evening, Milford the USNA vessels from ing exercises in Chesapeake Bay. Come to Milford and see Yacht Club will host the midshipmen for a private recep12-4 p.m. on Saturday these neat vessels and crews up close and personal. tion and dinner. and Sunday, and to meet For more details, visit www.milfordct.com. the midshipmen who crew them.
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Briefly Sanford, Maine, oil clean-up ongoing In May, the Environmental Protection Agency began cleanup of an ongoing release of oil affecting the Mousam River in Sanford, Maine. The leakage, originally discovered in 2006 by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, is flowing from two storm drains near the intersection of High Street and Spruce Street in Sanford. The oil is most likely coming from the former Goodall Mills facility, which had a 550,000gallon storage tank and an eight-inch oil pipe. FMI: www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/er/index.htm.
Outward Bound 30s headed to Maine Outward Bound in mid-April began its Odyssey Expedition, a 50-day voyage of two Rodger Martin-designed sharpie schooners from Key Largo, Fla., to Spruce Head, Maine. Along the 2,500-mile route, 24 experienced instructors will gain additional hands-on training, engage in community service initiatives, and host local outreach events in various East Coast ports-of-call. “The Odyssey Expedition is about pushing the edges,” said Eric Denny, Outward Bound’s Maine program director. “Just like the young men did off the coast of Wales 70 years ago during the first Outward Bound courses, where they would set off in open boats on crashing seas, test their mettle, and discover their true potential.” Related events are scheduled in Greenwich, Conn., and Newport, R.I. Follow the adventure on www.outwardboundodyssey.com.
Mystic River makes Y.C. affordable Connecticut’s Mystic River Yacht Club is offering sailors and power boaters provisional, non-voting memberships for the 2009 boating season at what it terms “a remarkably affordable price.” Initiation fees will be deferred until 2010, at which time a provisional member may choose full club membership. In addition to MRYC’s clubhouse, with swimming pool, where almost weekly social events are held year-round, the club runs cruises throughout the season, frostbite racing
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Stellwagen’s Joffre wreck on register The 105-foot fishboat Joffre wreck, which lies in NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by an Essex, Mass., shipbuilder, the Joffre was launched as a schooner in 1918 and fished with tub trawls until 1939, when it was converted to a motorized eastern-rig dragger. The Joffre caught fire and sank off Gloucester, Mass., on Aug. 10, 1947, forcing its 10-man crew to abandon ship. During its 29 years of service, Joffre’s crew landed over 15 million pounds of fish. For more details, visit www.noaa.gov.
A 3,000-mile row for Yale research After almost 3,000 miles of rowing, bouts of seasickness, equipment failure and salt sores, a rower wishing to raise cancer awareness and money for cancer research at the Yale Cancer Center, is back on land. Eighty-eight days after departing the Canary Islands, Paul Ridley, 25, completed his solo rowing trip in Antigua in his 19-foot boat, becoming the youngest American ever to do so. For nearly three months, he rowed up to 12 hours a day on his Row for Hope, inspired by his mother’s death from skin cancer in 2001. His goal was to raise $500,000 for research, but he still has to raise $400,000 to meet his goal. FMI: www.rowforhope.com.
The Shoreline Club has new a address This sailing club for singles over 35 years of age now meets every month, the first and third Thursday of the month at the Westbrook Elks, 142 Seaside Avenue, Westbrook,
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Member-maintained “working” yacht clubs By Carol Standish For Points East If you’re seeking evidence of the proverb, “Many hands make light work,” then check out your local yacht club. Not all such boating organizations put this maxim into play, but a sufficient number do, and we thought we’d introduce a handful of New England boating clubs for whom volunteerism and teamwork are the names of the game from spring through fall – and often all winter long. North Cove Yacht Club in Old Saybrook, Conn., qualifies as a “working” club, according to Commodore Hugh Hunsinger. “It’s a loose arrangement of do it your-selfers,” he says. “The club evolved through the effort of volunteers. The launch driver and the steward are the only paid employees.” According to the club history, “The first organizational meeting of the North Cove Yacht Club was held at the Old Saybrook Town Hall in March of
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the way of the planned expressway. In the mid-1950s, gear lockers, and the clubhouse, with a full galley, can it was floated on a barge to its present location and accommodate up to 325 people. Mirabito cooks for the crew just about every Wednesday night. The menu for perched on the foundation of a former bandstand. Bob Mirabito is a third-generation member, a cur- the ’09 season’s opening night includes salad, antipasto sirloin tips, sausage, peprent board member, and past compers and onions, chicken fingers, modore. He says, “The whole idea of buffalo tenders, roasted pot of the Dorchester Yacht Club is to toes, beer, wine, and mixed make boating affordable for the drinks. Yum! FMI: http://dorchworking man.” esteryachtclub.weebly.com/ The membership is full of people According to its members, with diverse skills and talents. Wally Johnson, Member Great Bay Yacht Club in Mirabito is justly proud of all the Great Bay Yacht Club Wentworth Terrace, N.H., is improvements made by club memthe most unpretentious club in bers, especially the scope of work they have accomplished in the past three years. existence. They may well be right. The club was es“Together we’ve replaced all floats, rebuilt all main tablished in the spring of 1954. “A group of sailors piers and paid to have pilings replaced. We’re in the gathered with a simple purpose: to organize and proprocess of stripping the old shingles and replacing vide rules for racing this summer on Great Bay, or them with architectural vinyl siding, and we’re also other places designated. Races were held each Sunday afternoon at the State Pier.” pursuing dredging.” In 1959, the founders purchased the two waterfront The club has 72 outboard floats which accommodate boats larger than 21 feet LOA, and 90 floats for lots in Wentworth Terrace. GBYC members celebratsmaller boats. “We used to be a sailing club,” says ed the 50th anniversary of the club on that property Mirabito, but after the Beads Bridge went in on in 2008. Facilities include a porta-potty and a storage Morrissey Boulevard, sailboats couldn’t get out into shed. “The porta-potty is the most popular part of the property,” says long time member, Wally Johnson. open water. “It seems back in the old days,” says Johnson, “that Two hundred and sixty dues-paying families enjoy the generous facilities of DYC. Besides the extensive Ned McIntosh built a 14-foot wooden sailing dinghy, a water front docks and floats, the club provides private Merri-Mac, in his barn.” And he kept on building
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them, and soon there was a little fleet and the club was able to fulfill its mission of sailboat racing on Great Bay. “Dues started at $10,” John says. “Today, they’re $275, and every bit of it goes to taxes and insurance.” Although the days of wooden sailboats are long gone, the club is still pretty active. GBYC hosts a couple of Laser regattas, spring and fall. Twenty-five to 30 Lasers come from as far away as Connecticut. The club has guest moorings at Adams Point, the Isles of Shoals, and off the club property in the bay. Members hold an annual “docks-in” party and cookout. “We have simple docks and a simple parking lot, we keep it simple,” says Johnson. “Membership is limited, by invitation only. Every once in a while we get some member who wants a grand and glorious clubhouse. We tell them about the clubs downriver, and sooner or later they wander off in that direction.” FMI: www.greatbayyachtclub.org/index.html My own home club, Arundel Yacht Club on the river in Kennebunkport. Maine, also celebrated its 50th anniversary last year. As founding member Bob Badger tells it, there was (and still is) a venerable old club down the river, but its members were mostly well-to-do summer people, and we were poor as church mice. “We needed a club where we could afford to teach our kids how to sail. There were eleven of us and we met in each others’ living rooms to discuss options. “The first and cheapest thing we did was to put a ladder over the side of the Arundel Wharf [that was when it was a working wharf, not the restaurant it is today]. The ladder cost ten dollars. Then we bought a float. Our assets jumped to $110. Then a wealthy lady, Mrs. Julia Fuller, who owned the Lord mansion and the lots in front of it all the way to the river, offered to sell us the piece on the water and the building that was on it. “The building was an old rope walk [used to wind rigging rope for the lines of sailing vessels]. And we didn’t have that money either. We eventually bought the property for about fifteen thousand dollars and managed to pay off the loan in three years, but we still had a problem – no deep water. Hussey Manufacturing built a 360-foot pier. We put in the pilings ourselves, and that solved our problem until the wharf blew down. It blew down several times, actually, and we gave up on it and left the floats in the mud. Eventually, we raised the money to dredge.” AYC raced wooden dinghies in the old days, too. They were called Chickadees, built by local boatbuilder Booth Chick. Crocker 20s, Lightnings and Indians all raced together. The junior sailing program is thriving today using Optis and 420s. The founders have accomplished their goal and then some. And dues are way less than the club down the river. FMI: www.arundelyachtclub.org.
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A very handsome Muscobe lies at her berth in Edgartown, with the Edgartown Yacht Club in the background. Inset: Cody catches some R&R as Muscobe departs Marblehead for points uncharacteristically south.
Not those islands; we’re talking about our islands, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and Joel had his sons and cousin for crew. Story and photos by Joel Gleason For Points East hile I was planning my Maine destinations with my son, Randy, for our 2008 cruise, he suddenly blurted out, “Hey, Dad, let’s go to Nantucket this time! I’ve never been there.” Hey, why not. My second cousin from Arizona, Cody, had just returned from serving with the Marines in Iraq, and he
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signed on for Muscobe’s unlikely cruise to the south. The day before our July 26 departure, we stocked up with trail mix, fruit and snacks, water and ice, and that night Randy and Cody slept aboard. We had our traditional pre-cruise breakfast at The Driftwood, Marblehead’s favorite (pardon the expression, Marion) “greasy spoon,” and we idled out past Marblehead Light and turned south for the Cape Cod email@example.com
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Canal in perfect weather, a light southwesterly rippling the water. The Boston skyline stood out clearly to our west as Muscobe steamed along at 17 knots, her most efficient cruise speed. At around noon, the stacks of the power plant on the canal came into view, and after just three hours of steaming, we entered the canal and pulled into Sandwich Marina for fuel. Off the water, there was no wind, and it was deathly hot. We were quite uncomfortable, except for Cody, who, after a year in Iraq and a lifetime in Arizona, couldn’t understand what we were fussing about. We took on just under 31 gallons, which calculated out at 9.6 gallons per hour. The tide was against us in the canal, and the current is quite strong, but finally we passed under the Bourne Bridge and turned in behind Enterprise, Mass. Maritime Academy’s training ship, where Randy’s brother, JP, was waiting to have lunch with us. JP is a student and ensign at the academy and was working down there for the summer. He and Cody hit it off immediately, and the boys decided it would be great if JP took the ferry out to meet us on
Joel’s cousin Cody and his son Randy appear to be feeling their oats in Edgartown Harbor − most likely heading into town if the message on Randy’s T-shirt is any indication.
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several draggers were tied alongside the pier where the Harbormaster’s office and fuel dock are located. Several tiny one-room shacks were on pilings along the shore of the harbor. Many of these have been fixed up quite nicely, with Hinkleys tied alongside, and I’m told they go for well over a million dollars when they’re available for sale. Inside the breakwater are several slips, one of which was assigned to us. I swung Muscobe around stern-to and carefully backed her between the pilings, instructing Randy and Cody to go forward and get lines around each of them. Finally, after much fiddling and rearranging of lines and springlines, the captain was satisfied, and we all relaxed. The boys set out to do a little exploring, and they were a bit disappointed, I think, to find out just how quiet and peaceful Menemsha really is. It had been my plan to fuel up here, as I didn’t want to buy diesel in Nantucket where it’s much more expensive. But now I couldn’t, as I had to burn off as much of this bad fuel as possible first. I wasn’t sure just how I was going to ap-
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Cody and Randy wanted to see the town, so we went ashore and began to wander those historical streets made from the ballast stones of the old whaling fleet. It was midsummer, and Nantucket was jumping. Cody and Randy were having the time of their lives, but I was thinking about the tranquility of Rockport, Pulpit Harbor, Stonington and Corea. JP arrived on the ferry from Hyannis, so the boys explored some more while I returned to the boat. As the afternoon progressed, the charter boats began to return to their slips. A beautiful Wesmac, about 45 feet long, with a huge tuna tower slipped in next to us. Then a Carolina sportfisherman, Absolute, backed in on her starboard side. Her captain, Brian, said, “That’s a nice little Downeast rig you have there. How do you like her?” “Right now I hate her,” I answered. I explained my fuel algae problem, and he was immediately went below in his boat and produced a case of fuel filters, but he didn’t have the one we needed. We went to the chandlery, and then another marine store, with no success. But Brian introduced me to his mechanic, Jim Kelley, who said he could fix me up in no time. He had a device he’d thrown together that he called a “fuel polisher,” with three fuel filters and a pump, and he said he’d be over the next day to fix things. As we’d had a late lunch, fruit and trail mix was sufficient for supper. The boys wanted to go out on the town, which was fine with me as my mood was not going to improve until I got my fuel situation remedied. I turned in and slept soundly. Nantucket Boat Basin may be expensive, but it’s a first-rate operation. The marina is large enough to handle many boats (our slip number was 1022), and it can accommodate yachts of almost any size. There are numerous heads and showers at strategic locations, and I didn’t have to walk far to find one next morning. It was a bright and sunny day, with the promise of very warm temperatures. At 0900 we went to the ferry dock to meet my friend, Al Cristofori, with whom I’ve made numerous cruises aboard Muscobe over the years. He’s retired, living in Chatham, and had come out on the fast ferry from Hyannis to spend the day with us. Once we found him, we walked up Main Street to Arno’s for a great breakfast. Then we decided to visit the Whaling Museum, which had recently been refurbished with generous donations from the island residents. The air-conditioned museum was a refreshing respite from the extremely hot day. We sauntered through the side streets of the old town for a while, then someone sug40 Points East June 2009
gested going to the beach. I returned to the boat alone, still grumpy over my mechanical/fuel problems and in no mood to go frolicking. Jimmy showed up a little after 1600 and went to work. He inserted a hose into the tank and turned on his “fuel polisher,” a pump which drew the fuel up and
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through three individual fuel filters, passing it into a large plastic drum. This done, he then reversed the flow and pumped the now-clean fuel back into the boat. I’d been unable to find the correct fuel filter to replace the one on the engine, but I did have a spare remote, and once he got the new filter on, I began to feel much better about getting home. Once we got things cleaned up, I paid him his fee, which amounted to my paying for the fuel twice, but I didn’t mind. It’s all part of boating. That night, I listened to “Sketches of Maine” with a “corner” as I programmed a new route into the GPS. To get safely around Tuckernuck Shoal, you must go north for six miles before you can turn west back toward the Vineyard. I’d seen ferries turn immediately after clearing the breakwater and go inside Tuckernuck, so I asked some of the charter captains about it. They said it was possible, and it shortened the distance to Martha’s Vineyard by quite a bit, but you had to be careful not to get too close too Tuckernuck. So using my paper charts and the GPS plotter, I input waypoints westward from the breakwater at Nantucket, inside Tuckernuck Shoal, and then out to the entrance to Edgartown Harbor. Next morning we showered and walked up Main Street for breakfast – this time at the Even Keel. firstname.lastname@example.org
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An artists’ rendition of a fully-crewed Cape Breton Island has to auger well for Nova Scotia’s Clipper 2009-10 Round the World Race entry. Can you say “airborne?”
Cape Breton, N.S., enters 2009-2010 Clipper marathon Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, will have an entry in the Clipper 2009-10 Round the World Yacht Race. Sydney, Cape Breton, will again be a stopover on the Clipper 09-10 route and will play host to the fleet in June 2010. The race will start on Sept. 13 from the Humber on England’s east coast and return there in July 2010 Named Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia’s Masterpiece, the entry will be one of 10 identical, stripped down 68-foot racing yachts competing in the event. Each is sponsored by an international city, region or country. They include Uniquely Singapore, Qingdao and Hull & Humber, all of whom will be making return appearances. Also making a debut is Cork, the first-ever Irish entry in the Clipper Race and the destination for the fleet when they leave Sydney. Nine Canadians, including three Nova Scotians, will be among the crew. Cape Breton native Elisa Jenkins, 30, signed up after she saw the fleet in Sydney, N.S., last year and knew it was for her. The physiotherapist is using her experience to raise funds for the Cape Breton Cancer Center. Alyson Murray from Bridgewater and Achilles Huczel from Halifax also will represent Nova Scotia on this floating global stage. Berths are still available for Clipper 09-10. FMI: www.clipperroundtheworld.com. 46 Points East June 2009
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competition in Mystic is tight Mystic River Yacht Club’s Frostbite Regatta 6 on May 3 offered a light southwesterly breeze that gave the sailors five good races. Seven of nine teams competed in light rain. The winners were those teams able to put it all together: boat handling, strategy, tactics – and knowledge of the new rules. The previous two weekends of spring frostbiting brought varying conditions,. On April
19, races began with sunny warm skies and 10 knots from the north, but they finished with 20 knots from the south. The committee boat swung around, and the races kept on going. Besides crazy winds, the automated horns decided to whistle “Dixie” instead of three-minute starting sequences, there were numerous equipment challenges, and a huge gust that came from the east sent one sailor swimming. MYSTIC, continued on Page 49
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Block Island Race Week gun goes off June 22 More than 150 boats and 1,500 sailors are expected to compete in Block Island Race Week June 22-26. Organizer Storm Trysail Club announced that over 125 boats have entered in advance of the June 1 deadline. Crediting regatta chairman Eric Kreuter’s (Riverside, Conn.) ingenious plan to “register early, pay later” for the early bump in registrants, on-the-water cochair Dick Neville (Annapolis, Md.) projects at least 14 class divisions based on the entry list to date. Entries will be accepted until June 11. The completed entry process is due by June 1 via the event website, www.blockislandraceweek.com.
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MYSTIC, continued from Page 47 Eight teams were on the water, with 3rd place going to Matt Gimple and Kathy Sinnett from the Stonington Dinghy Club, 2nd to Mystic River Yacht Clubâ€™s Clemmie Everett sailing with Mallie Baffum, and 1st to Dave Price sailing with his 11-year-old daughter Abby. On April 26, the Bermuda High brought frostbiters summertime breezes clocking 90 degrees right and left. Not a cloud in the sky and shirt-sleeve weather meant that skippers and crews could let it all hang out on the race course. Competition was as hot as the weather, with battles for the top spots very intense. Nine teams competed, with a new entry this week, Sid and David Ordog. Winning the seven-race regatta was Matt Gimple and Kathy Sinnett of the Stonington Dinghy Club. In 2nd place were Ted and son Andrew Corning of the Conanicut Yacht Club, and in 3rd were Dave and Abby Price. FMI: www.mysticriveryachtclub.com. www.pointseast.com
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Briefly The NYYC Regatta kicks off June 12 The New York Yacht Club 155th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex will be run June 12-14. NYYC first ran the event in 1845, one year after its inception. The regatta starts with the Aroundthe-Island Race on the 12th, followed by the traditional two-day series of racing on June 13-14. Entry is open to yachts with a minimum LOA of 25 feet in one of the following categories: IRC (spinnaker), IRC non-spinnaker/NYYC Cruising Rule, PHRF (rating 91-135), Classics, 12 Meter, 6 Meter and one designs. There is no entry fee for the Around-the-Island Race, and special benefits exist for boats entered in either the Leukemia Cup or the Annapolis to Newport Race. FMI: www.nyyc.org.
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Three different racing roads all led from Maine Whether you hate, like, love or admire the J/24 class sailboat, the design is one of the world’s most competitive one-design racing fleets. I have been sailing the boat since age 5 when my father purchased with friends a brand new J/24 then named Four Play, for the four partners. During the early to mid ’80s, the local Casco Bay J/24 fleets grew and regularly hosted regattas with over 30 J/24s on the line. Since that time, I have enjoyed competing in the J/24 at the club, regional, national and international level. Many young sailors growing up in Maine around the same time have had similar experiences as mine, and this past week at the 2009 J/24 World Championships in Annapolis, Md., the next generation of Maine J/24 sailors have came into their own. Will Wells, David Hughes and Peter Levesque all grew up in Maine, and they recently participated in the J/24 World Championship - and they all finished in the top 10 out of 79 boats from 14 different countries. Will Wells has owned a J/24 for over 10 years and has been sailing in the class even longer. Will grew up on Mount Desert Island in Maine where local legend Tom Brown sailed Local Talent and where, occasion-
ally, Kevin Mahaney raced to a top finish at a District Championship. Since those early days, Will has methodically prepared his boats, crew and race program to reach the highest levels of the sport. I sailed with Will in the early days of his heavy J/24 campaigning and enjoyed a learning curve that qualified him and our team for the 1998 J/24 World Championship in Kingston, Ontario. Since then, Will has solidified himself as a major player in the J/24 class, finishing at the top of many national and regional regattas. Will currently works at the North Sails loft in Portsmouth, R.I., servicing one-design and other racing customers. Going into the 2009 Worlds, Will was one of the many favorites to either win or have the best United States finish. After seven races in light to moderate winds and changing currents, Will, skippering Paraloc, finished a solid 6th place. Peter Levesque took a bit of a different route to this year’s Championship. Pete grew up sailing and racing out of the Portland Yacht Club in Falmouth, Maine, and raced in the local fleet a few times and well as on J/24s in the junior program on occasion. As a junior Pete was a standout, winning the Bemis national tro-
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phy (double-handed junior) as well as many other national and regional regattas. With an impressive junior record, Levesque went on to Tufts University and while there earned three All-American honors. After college, Pete went to work for Farr Yacht Design and then, after moving to Newport, R.I., with his wife, Caroline, started sailing J/24s in the local fleet. Now, after just over a year of heavy J/24 campaigning, Pete is a major player in the class. Sailing the legendary boat Mookie, a boat that has one multiple championships with the likes of Ken Read at the helm, Pete and his crew (including Caroline) finished a very respectable 7th place at this year’s World Championships. Dave Hughes grew up sailing out of Harraseeket Yacht Club in Freeport, Maine. By the time Dave was an active junior sailor, the local fleet had diminished in size a bit and he sailed J/24s only on a few occasions. However, a bit ironically, I had the pleasure of sailing with him during one of those occasions on Tony Jessen’s J/24 Denali during the Harraseeket regatta in the mid-’90s. Dave didn’t do a bunch of college sailing, but has certainly made a name for himself after a competitive bid for the 2008 Olympics in the 470 class. Since then, Dave has sailed in many national and world championships in the Etchells and Melges 24 classes, among others. The 2009 J24 World Championships was his first major J2/4 regatta ever and his first regatta since the 1995 Portland Yacht Club Pilot Race.
Dave sailed with Chris Larson on a boat named National Sailing Hall of Fame, named for the facility of the same name soon to be built in Annapolis Md. Dave trimmed genoa and did downwind tactics during the event. The team did not start off very well due to a Z flag penalty (20 percent added to your score for being over early at a start) and a dismal 43rd-place finish in races two and three respectively. However, going into the last day, they knew they could have made up some points and places by sailing well, never having lost focus. Posting two 3rds and an 11th on the last day of the regatta propelled the team to 2nd place finish overall, just a few points behind the winners Bruschetta from Brazil. After the event, Dave commented, “I am beginning to appreciate the J/24 as the boats are very similar in speed which makes for a very tactical game.” Dave is currently coaching sailing, racing professionally, working for North Sails, and calls San Diego, Calif., home base. Each sailor had a different road to this competition, but one constant has been the experiences they had sailing in Maine. So if you haven’t experienced the joy of racing in the currents and winds and around the islands, rocks and ledges of Maine, make sure you put it on your list to do, it might just propel your sailing career. Carter White owns Regatta Promotions (www.regattapromotions.com), which provides regatta-management services to yacht clubs and sailing organizations throughout New England.
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Days are getting hotter and so is the fishing By Elisa Jackman For Points East Finally the cold winter weather is behind us, and the fish are biting. Check your fishing reels to see if they need new line, grease, or repair before the fishing really turns on in earnest. The striped bass fishing has begun in the back ponds along Rhode Island’s south shore. The west wall of the Harbor of Refuge is becoming more and more consistent in the early morning and dusk. Anglers are fishing with rubber shad and grubs. Worm hatches may still occur in the early part of June due to the lack of increasing water temperatures in April. Larger fish will begin to move into areas along the South Shore and Block Island. Toward the later part of June, the stripers will start hitting on live eels as opposed to herring. The Snug Harbor June Moon Madness Striper Tournament will be held June 19 to 21 for the competitive anglers. Cod fishing off of Block Island has been hit or miss. Anglers have had reports of up to 20 fish. The Mountains and Waterfall locations of Cox’s Ledge and East Grounds are popular spots to hit.
center wall of the Harbor of Refuge to Charlestown is lots of fun, very messy, and great fluke bait. These are the locations to try with some Yozuri squid jigs though out the month of June. Bait-finders are important to mark the squid. They could be on the bottom, mid- or upper surface, and where they’re marked is where you’ll have to fish. Scup fishing begins in the mid- to upper Narragansett Bay and spreads to the south shore as water temperatures increase. Small hooks and squid or sandworms are all you need. Hopefully, warm-water eddies will break from the Gulf Stream come the middle to end of June to start the offshore canyon tuna fishery. Bluefin are usually the first to frequent the offshore canyons and are caught on the troll. Shark fishing will begin about the same time, best locations being Jenny’s and Ryan’s Horns. Get that line in the water! Elisa Jackman, a Point Judith Pond native, has managed the tackle shop at Wakefield, R.I.’s Snug Harbor Marina (www.snugharbormarina.com) for over 15 years and has spent her life fishing the waters of Block Island Sound.
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Stripers, haddock, and keeper cod are hitting By Craig Bergeron For Points East That’s what we heard from several of our customers the past weekend. Our good friends at Chevy’s Bait down in Camp Ellis reported small holdover striped bass caught off the jetty on the river side. Check the dam as well: Cormorants have been working the water as well as a couple of ospreys, and a bald eagle was chasing fish along the Marblehead boat launch. Good news for all the anglers who have been calling the past couple of weeks looking for stripers in the Saco area. Paul Cote snagged a couple of alewives in the river. Pete also reported herring down by the dam in Saco. He said some of the members of the Saco Yacht Club were catching them. These fish make great bait for the bigger bass that should be here soon. To catch the herring, you need a Sabiki rig with small gold
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He passed on March 21, 2009 at home with his wife and family beside him. He was the national sales manager for Bristol Yachts before being establishing Kells Yachts, builders of swing-keel sailboats. He was the founder and builder of Water Wizz of Cape Cod and developer of Water Wizz of Westerly. He also built Adventure Land of Narragansett. Memorial contributions may be made in Ray’s name to Dr. Toni Choueiri’s Research Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place, West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.
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Ray died unexpectedly on April 25. A passionate sailor, he had his first sail on a Swan in 1980 and was bitten by the Swan bug. In 1981, he purchased a Swan 431 and, in 1988, a Swan 46, which was everything he wanted and which he owned for the past 20 years. With his two Swans, Ray participated in nine Bermuda Races, logging a 1st in class. He also cruised from Maine to Grenada and spent four seasons in the Caribbean. Ray has participated in 10 American Swan Regattas. He and wife Erika organized the 2002, 2004 and 2006 SOA Bermuda Race Dinners in Bermuda. Ray was commodore of SOA since 2002.
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MUSCOBE, continued from Page 41 tree, brought from China in 1837 in a pot by Captain Thomas Milton and planted in front of his new home. The tree, now larger than a full-grown elm, still stands in front of the same house. I needed peace and quiet, so I retreated to the boat. When the boys returned, Randy said to me, “Dad, I know you’ve been traumatized by your boat this trip, so I’m taking you to dinner tonight at the best restaurant in Edgartown!” And so, after shining ourselves up a bit, we proceeded to walk up into town to the one that had been recommended to him, a place called Alchemy. It was, indeed, a first-class place. JP had lamb chops, while Cody, Randy and I had Black Angus strip steaks with a wonderful risotto and vegetables. Randy, bless his heart, picked up the entire tab, which cost more than our slip. We were all up early the next morning, and at 0830 we were on our way across Vineyard Sound under a few puffy clouds with just the hint of a southwest wind. The sea was that wonderful powder-blue, and Muscobe left a crisp wake behind her as she made for
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Wood’s Hole. Passing to the south of Nobska Point light, we turned north to enter the channel at Wood’s Hole. Though I’ve been through here many times, I made for the next can and nearly missed green bell G “5”, which marks the shallows off the east end of Nonamesset Island. There would have been plenty of water for Muscobe at this tide, but I don’t like almost missing a mark.
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Once we entered Buzzard’s Bay and turned north, the seas were calm, the breeze was at our backs, and all seemed right with the world. We dropped JP off at the academy, then turned back into the canal. Even with the strong current against us, our Yanmar pushed us along easily at 10 knots. Just before the Sandwich Marina, two Coast Guard 47-foot motor lifeboats idled side by side in the canal. They are fast enough to catch just about anything except a Cigarette, and are designed to handle the roughest seas. We left the canal, and at the prospect of again “entering civilization,” I turned on my cell phone and found I had a message. Sadly, it was Arvid Young’s wife, Brenda, informing me that we had lost Vin, who had been quite ill for some time, at 6:30 that morning. Young Brothers, in Corea, Maine, had built my Muscobe. At noon we began to pick up the flashing strobe lights on the Salem Power Plant stacks just beyond Marblehead, and at 2:15 p.m., Muscobe steamed boldly past Marblehead Rock and entered the protection of Marblehead Harbor. Another chapter in “The Muscobe Chronicles” had come to a close.
Downeaster Muscobe, built by Young Brothers in Corea, Maine, looks right at home among the fishing boats in the Nantucket Boat Basin.
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Cruising Rules by Roland Sawyer Barth, Head Tide Press, 110 pp., $20.
Roland Barth is a teaching sailor (as opposed to a sailing teacher) in the grand tradition of our sage and seasoned Roger Duncan. Concluding the preface to his new book, Barth states, “These stories…are idiosyncratic, even peculiar. Yet they express metaphors and teachings which are universal and lasting for me – and, I hope, useful for you.” The word “useful” is the give away. A teacher, especially a New England teacher, tainted with Calvinism as he/she must be, is driven to constantly draw conclusions from life experience and share that “useful” information with any audience available. Duncan himself uses the word frequently. A cautious reader may proceed with trepidation if is he/she isn’t in the mood to receive “useful” information, but not to worry, “Cruising Rules” is not a lecture. The stories Barth refers to in his preface relate to the origin of 25 highly “useful” cruising rules he has culled from the considerable time he has spent on small sailing craft – during which he has learned many “useful” lessons. Several of the “cruising rules” are derived from the premise that any mild idiosyncrasy, barely visible character flaw, or insignificant habit one might admit to becomes magnified in inverse proportion to the size of the boat. No one with more than two hours of boating time under his/her belt can deny such a truism. Unfortunately, what’s true for the ordinary seaman is
quadrupally true for the captain. Captain Barth’s personal anecdotes relating to this age-old shipboard problem are told with unabashed self-deprecating humor. Even when a captain is wrong, he’s right (see Rule No. 16). Certain rules – like “The hand that holds the paint brush determines the color” (Rule No. seven), “The gods protect beginning sailors and fools, sometimes both at once” (No. 10), and “Reef early and often” (No. 12) are already familiar to most mariners, but it is comforting to see such lessons in print accompanied by someone else’s apocryphal stories. Other cruising rules are not as generally familiar as one might assume. No. 15, for instance: “Be careful who you get in a boat with,” evolved from an experience with several desperate bluefish and a swamped dinghy. Barth’s breezy style and sharp observations, laced with humor, keep the book from being the slightest bit preachy. In fact, one of the best stories is somewhat at the expense of a preacher. Handsomely designed by daughter Joanna Barth, the book is complemented by Jane Crosen’s delightful map and Jon Luoma’s deft and humorous illustrations. “Cruising Rules” is a keeper. Reading selections aloud of an occasional evening at anchor on your next sea voyage may prove “useful,” especially if you’re the captain. Last year, Roland Barth, along with his wife Barbara, celebrated his 70th birthday with a cruise from Florida to Cape Cod in his 17-foot catboat Ibis, so he certainly knows the rules of cruising. His book, “Cruising Rules,” can obtained by emailing him a firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Reviewed by Michael L. Martel For Points East In “The Last Schoonerman”, cruising sailor and author Joe Russell has put together a compelling biography of Captain Lou Kenedy (yep – only one ‘n’) that reads less like a biography sometimes and more like a whopper of a sea-yarn. But that’s because Kenedy was himself the stuff of folklore, larger than life, a tough, adventurous waterman who early in life embraced the old ways of wooden ships and iron men. In this book – which is meticulously told, and well-researched – Russell relates the life story of a man whose biography, without Russell, would probably have never been written, and that would have been a shame. Lou Kenedy was the scion of a Connecticut publishing family who could have lived his life comfortably and broken a sweat only on the squash court, but instead he chose a hard life – to work aboard, and eventually own and master, wooden sailing vessels during the twilight of sail in the first quarter of the 20th Century. He bought and repaired derelict wooden schooners, hauled freight, and made them pay. He ran rum and refugees; he was a resourceful, crafty seaman in love with old wooden vessels, parsimonious and flinty. He was also a cheat, a swindler, a smuggler, and a true bastard, but some would argue that, to survive in his world and chosen profession, one would have to be. He was a dockyard battler who owned guns but never shot a man to death; he was a devoted (if sometimes clueless) husband and father. Joe Russell does not disguise his admiration for Lou Kenedy, but at the same time he doesn’t sugar-coat
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bright and warm on the backs of all aboard and off the nearby rocky cliffs, where people waved as we passed. Schooners are visually quite remarkable and unmistakable, these skimming vessels of our native New England. Every port along our coast has been graced by them, and even though there are subtle variations, they all stir the senses with their graceful lines and greyhound speed. In many ports they are the most popular sightseeing vessels, as they are in Newport, R.I. Four schooners are employed there in the seasonal commercial tourist trade, and many more are private vessels. Why are they so popular and beloved? Because they bring us back to our historic roots as seafarers, and they are so much a part of our rich and salty New England heritage. Designed for speed in hauling precious cargo, fish, and people, the style was quickly accepted and built worldwide. Most schooners are two-masted vessels, but three- four- five- and even six-masted schooners were built. Here’s a lineup of the commercial schooners currently in Newport. LOA is length overall; LOD is length on deck; draft is how much of her hull is beneath the water; beam is her maximum width; and GRT is gross registered tonnage.
Designed by: Scarano Built: 1991, Scarano Boats., Albany, N.Y. LOA: 72’ LOD: 59’ Draft: 7.5’ Beam: 14’ Tons: 28 GRT Sail Area: 2,000 sq. ft. Hull: Cold-molded wood Operated by: Classic Cruises of Newport, Bannisters Wharf, Newport, 401-847-0298, www.cruisenewport.com. Notes: Purpose built for taking passengers on Narragansett Bay, this cold-molded epoxy/wood hull has two cabins, but no sleeping accommodations or galley, staying true to her day-sailing roots. Her masts are sitka spruce and recycled from older vessels. She has a Marconi-rigged mainsail and gaffrigged foresail, and looks arguably like the Mystic Seaport schooner Brilliant in rig and appearance. While she does have a 80-horsepower diesel engine
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amidships for auxiliary power, her crew love to sail her and quickly silence the engine as soon as the boat leaves the harbor and the sails are raised. Madeleine has a reputation as a one of the faster “sweet-sailing” schooners.
Adirondack II Designed by: Scarano Built: 1999, Scarano Boats, Albany, N.Y. LOA: 80’ LOD: 64’6” Draft: 9’ Beam: 16’ Tons: 41 GRT Sail Area: 2,000 sq. ft. Hull: Wood Operated by: Adirondack Sailing Excursions, Bowens Wharf, Newport, 401 862-8441, www.sail-newport.com. Notes: The fastest commercial schooner in Newport, due to her large sail area, the “Dack,” as she is affectionately known, boasts both main and foresail gaff rigs and a double headsail or inner and outer jibs.
Aquidneck Designed by: Charles Wittholz Built: 2004 North Port Shipyard, Long Island, N.Y., by Dan Hallock LOA: 80’ LOD: 63’ Draft: 6.5’ Beam:17’ Tons: 35 gross tons Sail Area: 2,000 sq. ft. Hull: Steel Operated by: SightSailing, Inc., Bowens Wharf, Newport, 800-709-7245. Notes: If you’d like to participate in hoisting and trimming sails, you’re encouraged to lend a hand on this boat. Formerly the Lady Stirling, this vessel is a gaff-rigged topsail schooner.
Aurora Designed by: Newbert & Wallace Built: 1947 Newbert & Wallace, Thomaston, ME LOD: 40’
Draft: 8’ Beam: 17’6” Tons: 53 GRT Sail Area: 2,800 sq. ft. Hull: Wood Operated by: The Newport Experience, Goat Island, Newport, 401-841-0586, www.newportexperience.com. Notes: The Aurora started life as a motorized fishing boat and was converted to a sailing vessel. She can carry 75 passengers.
Arabella Designed by: Abeking & Rasmussen Built: Palmer Johnson, rebuilt 2001 LOA: 160’ Draft: 12’ Beam: 24’ Hull: Steel Operated by: Classic Cruises of Newport, 401-847-0298, www.cruisearabella.com. Notes: Formerly owned by movie star Kelly McGillis of “Top Gun” fame, this yacht has been modified for the charter business. A good example of a three-masted staysail schooner, Arabella has 20 staterooms with room for 40 overnight passengers and excels at destination cruises from Newport around New England in the summer and in the Carribean each winter. She’s available for daytrips and charters with capacity of 149 passengers.
Tree of Life Designed by: Ted Brewer Built: 1991 Covey Island, N.S., Canada LOA: 93’ LOD: 70’ Draft: 8.5’ Beam: 18’6” Tons: 70 GRT Sail Area: 4,200 sq. ft. Hull: Wood Operated by: John G. Laramee, Newport, R.I., 401-640-9777, www.treeoflife.com. SCHOONERS, continued on Page 72
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A trip to sea aboard the schooner Madeleine If your trip to Newport includes plans for a ride on one of our famous schooners, here’s what to expect: Most vessels will take passengers for 1½- to two-hour trips out into Narragansett Bay and to the edge of the open Atlantic Ocean near Castle Hill Light. The costs are generally around $30 per person for adults. This does not include the tips typically given to the crews. Ask if the trips have narrated tours, which provide brief history lessons of the boats and surrounding area. Even those boats such as Madeleine, which do not sell themselves as talking tours, have crews that love to talk to visitors and will give you ample information during the trip. At the height of the summer season, each boat will make four or five trips a day starting mid- to late morning as the famous Newport seabreeze comes up, so there are plenty of opportunities for a sail. Some boats do not allow small children onboard, so if you
have kids, check with the particular tour to be sure. In any case, parents of infants and children under 4 years of age should consider that their fellow passengers are a “captured audience” during the trip – you can’t get up and leave regardless of your child’s behavior. A windbreaker or sweatshirt is advisable as are boat shoes and sunscreen. Complimentary soda and water are typically available as is the inevitable marine toilet. Most boats have “sunset cruises” at a premium price that include free champagne or beer. These happen to be the most popular trips, particularly on weekends, so again, plan ahead. Most boats are available for private charter. Whichever format you choose, enjoy, for there are few places to sail as exciting as Newport, R.I., and few vessels as interesting to be aboard as traditional schooners. Peter d’Anjou
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Mediterranean that year. She has a sistership called Fame that sails in the Great Lakes.
Notes: While not part of the commercial boats giving daily rides, the American Sail Training Association (ASTA) guide lists the local Newport owners as operating the vessel for sail-training. Tree of Life participates in many local classic yacht races and can be chartered.
Fortune Designed by: Crowninshield Built: 1926, Somerset, Mass. LOA: 50’ LOD: 40’ Draft: 7.5’ Tons: 13 Hull: Wood Operated by: Don Glassie, Newport, R.I. Notes: Privately owned with a claim of being, pound-for-pound, the fastest schooner around. She races and wins regularly in the classic-yacht circuit, including NYYC annual regatta, Tiedemann Classic Yacht Regatta, Nantucket Race Week, Opera House Cup, and the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta. She went to Cowes, England, for the America’s Cup Jubilee in 2001, and raced throughout the
Coronet Designed by: Smith & Terry, Christopher Crosby, William Townsend Built: 1885, C & R Pollon, Brooklyn, N.Y. LOD: 133’ Draft: 12’ Beam: 27’ Tons: 174 GRT Sail Area: 8,300 sq. ft. Hull: Wood Notes: This is the oldest known U.S. schooner in existence, and she’s undergoing a complete restoration at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS). Lastly, we know of a private schooner named Winterwind, which we don’t have details on. If you do, let us know at email@example.com. Peter d’Anjou is a licensed professional sailor and freelance writer who frequently contributes to Points East. This past summer he was employed as captain aboard the schooner Madeleine, based in Newport.
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A Roque Island muse t was a bright and beautiful summer day, but for the fact that the wind barely mustered enough ambition to blow the wrinkles out of the sails as the Leight swanned along at three knots and petrels flashed past the bow, pirouetting inches away from glassy swells. Unwilling to suffer the clamor of the engine and squelch the lyrical accompaniment of the dinghy, we made the best of it, and as afternoon waned, we slipped quietly under the bold battlements of Little Spruce Island. As many times as we have called at Roque Island Harbor, it still feels a world away. The centerpiece of 10 insular gemstones scattered between Chandler and Englishman bays in far Downeast, Maine, its milelong crescent beach looked like a great gull’s wing spread in flight. There was a severity and grandeur to its seaward prospects, and the 15-foot tides urging the International Folkboat along informed us that we were getting close to the Bay of Fundy, where sea and shore are possessed of a remarkable boldness that demands vigilance, quickens the heartbeat, and invests the most innocent of passages with compelling drama and expansiveness. Creeping as near the strand as we dared, Leigh went on deck and let the anchor splash overboard. For all the stability and good manners imparted by the sloop’s full keel, it presented no small target to the
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June Tides Portland, Maine 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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Bar Harbor, Maine 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.9 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 8.5 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.8 9.0 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.7 0.5 0.2 0.0 9.9 10.0 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.0 9.9
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0.8 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 19.1 18.8 18.6 18.2 17.9 17.6 17.3 17.1 2.1 1.6 1.0 0.2 -0.7 -1.4 -2.0 21.6 21.6 21.3 20.7 20.0 19.1 18.3
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Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Stonington Bar Harbor Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Kennebunkport Portland Portsmouth Portland
Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole
Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol
Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport
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
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
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
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
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Eastport, Maine 18.5 18.2 18.0 17.9 17.9 17.9 17.8 17.7 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.7 1.9 17.0 17.1 17.5 18.0 18.5 19.1 19.6 -2.4 -2.4 -2.2 -1.7 -1.0 -0.1 0.7
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Block island Race Week XXIII, Block Island, R.I., sponsored by the Storm Trysail Club. FMI: www.blockislandraceweek.com.
47th Annual Windjammer Days, Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Windjammer Reception at Spruce Point Inn on 24th. FMI: www.boothbayharbor.com. 26-28 18th Annual WoodenBoat Show, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, Conn., sponsored by WoodenBoat magazine, FMI: www.thewoodenboatshow.com.
Painting the Maritime Landscape at Mystic Seaport with artists Lou Bonamarte and David Lussier, The Maritime Gallery at Mystic (Conn.) Seaport. FMI: Erin Richard, 860-572-0711, ext. 5005, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. JULY 5 62nd Annapolis to Newport Race, Annapolis and the New York yacht clubs, with assistance from the Naval Academy Sailing Squadron and Ida Lewis Yacht Club. IRC, PHRF and Double-Handed divisions. FMI: www.annapolisyc.com.
“Coffin’s Ghost” book-signing by author Whitney Stewart. An historical mystery for pre-teens that leads youngsters back to 1880s Nantucket. FMI: www.nantucketshipwreck.org.
Annual Summer Gala, International Yacht Restoration School Newport Campus, Newport, R.I. The school converts this Restoration Hall into an elegant setting for the IYRS Summer Gala. FMI: www.iyrs.org.
8th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference, Corinthian Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass. FMI: email: email@example.com, www.womensailing.org.
Launch Day, International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) Newport Campus. Newport, R.I. IYRS students launch and sail the boats they restored over the term. FMI: www.iyrs.org.
6th Annual Compass Project Boat Building Festival, Monument Square, Portland, Maine. FMI: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.compassproject.org
Family Fun Days, Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket, Mass. Storytelling, a lightship basket-weaving demo, and hands-on activities. FMI: www.nantucketshipwreck.org.
Morris Boat Show, Morris Yachts, Northeast Harbor, Maine. Dozens of Morris Yachts on the docks and in the sheds. FMI: email email@example.com, www.morrisyachts.com.
8th Brooke Gonzalez Advanced Racing Clinic, Sail Newport Sailing Center, Newport, R.I. Laser Full Rig, Laser Radial, International 420s, and Club 420s. Applicants selected based upon resume. Deadline: April 1. FMI: www.sailnewport.org.
Edey & Duff 2009 Builder’s Cup, Aucoot Cove, Mattapoisett, Mass., Starting time is 1300 Hours. All Edey & Duff-built boats (Stone Horse, Dovekie, Doughdish, Shearwater, Stuart Knockabout and Sakonnet 23) will participate in a staggered-start chase race. FMI: www.edeyandduff.com.
Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, organized by the Beverly Yacht Club, the Blue Water Sailing Club and the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. Monohulls start 6/19; multihulls, 6/20. FMI: www.marionbermuda.com.
Maine Powerboating Course for Women, Sea Sense, The Women’s Sailing and Poewerboating School, five-day live aboard class on twin-engine trawler. FMI: www.seasenseboating.com.
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2nd Annual Corinthians Stonington to Boothbay Harbor Race, the “Lobster Run,” sponsored by The Corinthians (www.the Corinthians.org), the Stonington Harbor Yacht Club (www.shyc.us), and the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club (www.bhya.net). FMI: www.stoningtontoboothbayharbor.com.
27th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, Hawthorne Cove Marina, Salem, Mass. FMI: Call 617-666-8530 or visit www.boatfestival.org.
Family Fun Days, Nantucket Shipwreck and Lifesaving Museum, Nantucket, Mass. Storytelling, lightship basket-weaving demo, and hands-on activities. FMI: www.nantucketshipwreck.org.
Belfast Maritime Heritage Festival, Belfast, Maine. Mackerel tournament, celebration of Henry Hudson’s 400th anniversary visiting Penobscot Bay. FMI: call 207-338-3310, email: in“Schooners off Cape Ann” email@example.com. by Donald Mosher, one of many contemporary marine St. George Maritime Day, St. artists whose works can be George Community Sailing seen at Mystic Seaport's Foundation, Tenants Harbor, Maritime Gallery through Maine. Morning Row and June 14. Paddle Rally and afternoon racing for small sailboats (20 feet and under). FMI: www.StGeorgeSail.org.
31-8/2 Nova Scotia In-Water Boat Show, Bishop’s Landing, Halifax, N.S., only Maritimebuilt boats, fishing boats, workboats and pleasure boats. FMI: www.nsboats.com. AUGUST 1 19th Annual Seven Seas Cruising Association’s Downeast Gam, Islesboro, Maine. Kick-off July 31 with dinghy raft-up cocktail party. Next day, potluck at Dick and Kathy de Grasse’s cottage on Islesboro. Dick (email: K1AMV@winlink.org) will assist members needing accommodations. FMI: call cell: 781-635-5439. After June 1, 207-734-6948 at the cottage.
SEPTEMBER 4-6 30th Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, hosted by the Museum of Yachting, Newport, R.I. FMI: www.moy.org
37th Annual Buzzards Bay Regatta, hosted by the New Bedford Yacht Club, South Dartmouth, Mass. FMI: email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.buzzardsbayregatta.com.
7th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, Rockland, Maine. Sail and power boats, rowing craft, marine supplies, furnishings, homewares and crafts. FMI, email: email@example.com, www.maineboats.com/boatshow.
OCTOBER 22 Sea Scout Ship 110 Sunset Dinner Cruise, windjammer Mystic Whaler, Captain’s Cove Seaport, 1 Bostwick Ave., Bridgeport, CT. Boarding at 4:30 p.m.; departure 5 p.m. FMI: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ship110-ct.org.
MS Harborfest and MS Regatta, Portland, Maine. FMI: http://eventmem.nationalmssociety.org.
The 2nd Antique Show sponsored by The Jonathan Fisher House, at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds, Route 172, Blue Hill, Maine. FMI: 207-374- 2459 or email: email@example.com.
The 39th Annual Newport International Boat Show, Newport Yachting Center, Newport, R.I. Both sail and power. Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FMI: www.newportboatshow.com.
Maine Coastal Waters Conference 2009, Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center, Northport, Maine. Talks about issues of concern to those who manage, study and love the Maine coast. FMI: www.coastalwaters2009.com.
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B ROKERAGE P OWER & S AIL
Y A C H T Classic Downeast-style cruiser. Beautiful lines, repowered in 1999 with a 170 hp Perkins diesel $44,750
B R O K E R A G E
2002 Boston Whaler 255 Conquest with 2004 Yamaha Z300 TURC 300 hp $53,900
1979 BW 15 Sport w/Honda 50 4-S
1998 BW 18 Ventura w/1997 Evinrude 150 hp
1992 Grady White 205 Overnighter w/175 hp Johnson $10,350 1977 BW 17 Montauk w/1981 90-hp Johnson
1988 Carver/28 Riviera
1993 Luhrs 250 Sport Fish
1999 Eastern 22 Classic Cuddy w/130-hp Honda
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42' Bunker & Ellis $134,900 Aleria is a classic wooden downeast yacht. Built in Manset in 1958, she has been enjoyed locally for over 50 years. Well accommodated, comfortable cruiser. POWER
1983 1990 1987 1948 1978 1954 1990 1988
2002 1982 1982 1990
Stanley 38 $285,000 Stanley 36 245,000 Somes Sound 26 100,000 Steel Tug 40 60,000 Sisu 22 21,500 Palmer Scott 23 16,800 Gott 19 12,900 Mako 231 11,000
Bridges Point 24 $75,000 Pacific Seacraft 27 30,000 J-24 14,500 Herreshoff Buzzards Bay Boat 17 14,000 1983 Cape Dory Typhoon 19 5,500
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38’ Ernest Libby ‘02 $150,000
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36’ Pacemaker $18,000 Sail 14’ Whitehall Skiff 17’ Dark Harbor 26’ Tanzer 29’ Hunter 1985 32’ Bristol 1976
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40’ Pacific Seacraft 1996 $325,000
33’ Cape Dory Sloop ‘82 New to the Market 34’ Pacific Seacraft 1994 $139,900 36’ Robinhood Cutter 1995 $179,000 36’ Pearson P-36 Cutter 1982 $73,500 37’ C & C 1983 $67,900 40’ Sabre 402 1996 $219,500
22’ North Shore New boat representatives 23’ Hydrasport 2002 $35,900 28’ Cape Dory HT Completely Refurbished 36’ Northern Bay Trawler 1999 $285,000 40’ Hatteras Double Cabin 1987 $219,000 40’ Eagle Trawler 1999 $279,000
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TUG/PH TRAWLERS: 34' American Tug, 2001, $229,500. 37' Pacific PH, 1999, $184,500. 37' Lord Nelson, 1983 w/ Yanmar dsl. 30' Roberts Al. PH, 2005, $96,000. 26' Crosby Tug, 1974, $58,500.
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17' J.B. Sloop 7hp Yanmar '83 $5,900 19’ Suncat w/7hp Yanmar $12,500 22' Catalina 1977 $5,000 28' Sabre '79 w/new diesel $15999 29' Huges '70 $5,000 29' Cal 29 Sloop '73 $9,500 34' Sabre Mark I '79 $35,000 34' Irwin Citation Sloop '80 $10,000 36' Ericson 1976 SOLD 40’Ta Shing Baba '84 $153,000
43' Marine Trader Trawler '84
44' Freedom Yacht '82
12' Logic w/trailer
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16' SportCraft w/Johnson & trailer $2,800 17' Edgewater '06 w/trailer
20' Bertram Moppie w/trailer
21' Regulator cc '06
24' Eastern 2003 w/trailer
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Night watch unset has morphed into nautical twilight, and the celestial lamplighter is making his rounds. First the planets: Mighty Jupiter leads with its silver-white appearance in the southeastern sky. Then, one by one, the first-magnitude stars are illuminated, followed by their more distant and fainter companions. Finally, as night descends, the Milky Way, our galactic home address, makes a glittering splash across the sky extending from southwest to northeast. We are Boston-bound, gliding across the Gulf of Maine on a gentle southeasterly breeze. An unusually favorable wind fills the sails for a comfortable close reach, and the log has been ticking along at four to five knots. The wind brushes the sea into a glimmering, pebble-grained surface. The air temperature is warm, in the low 60s, but the apparent wind laced with a dash of the damps has us rummaging in our seabags for sweaters and watch caps. Our Alden 43, Dress Blue, on this run is crewed by three, with my eldest, Bruce Jr. and our friend Rick Wynn aboard. It’s Rick’s first offshore overnight adventure, and he’s determined to savor every moment. Bruce and I have agreed a port and starboard watch bill with Rick proposing to keep each of us company throughout the night. A few hours ago, we enjoyed a delightful dinner of oven-roasted spareribs and corn-on-the-cob served up by Chef Bruce Jr. on the cockpit table – delish! As the on-watch, I left the steering to the autopilot and was able to dive into my ribs while still keeping an eye on the horizon and the radar. No interruptions during dinner. Waving a rib for emphasis, Rick pointed out
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that, on land, fine dining alfresco at sunset with an ocean-view table would require reservations, a bribe for the maitre d’, and lots of head space on your credit-card limit. As dessert was cleared, the entertainers arrived: a pod of Minke whales just off our port side. They are on a course parallel to ours, dozens of smooth and swiftly swimming forms. Sleek and black with some gray tones, they undulate and shimmer, surface and sound, as the setting sun tints the scene in orange hues. These Minkes are smaller members of the whale family, about 25 to 30 feet in length, and they are quite social. They swim with a beautiful, fluid, porpoise-like motion, blowing as their heads surface and arching their backs to bring their curved dorsal fins into view as they angle beneath the waves again. Close enough to hear the whoosh of their blow holes, we can almost feel the mist generated by their powerful expirations. As fascinated as we are by them, they are underwhelmed by us. After 20 minutes, as dusk settles, they slowly draw left and away from us. The troupe has left the stage, the performance over. The Chelsea on the bulkhead below strikes four bells. We’re halfway through the eight-to-midnight watch. Coffee! I need coffee! Rick obliges, and mugs in hand we again fall into the companionable silence that so often overtakes watch mates at night. The red glow of the binnacle provides just enough light to see the card, and the radar backlight is down to its lowest setting. The darkness sets the senses to high resolution and brings the mind home to the immediate. Dress Blue slips through the water, the wake whis-
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pers and sparkles with bioluminescence. Tonight, the sparkling water below doesn’t quite compare with the spectacular display above. Our words are few, and each utterance is low, barely above a whisper, as in a library or, even better, a cathedral. This cathedral is built of a moonless night sky, unspoiled by ambient light pollution and supported on a foundation of black diamonds. The fresco of billions of stars on its celestial dome tempts me to lean back against the pushpit and contemplate its majesty and incomprehensible vastness. What’s out there? Is there another blue planet like ours? Are we really alone? If we’re not, and “they” can see us, what do they see? Would our distant observers see Vesuvius erupting, the Battle of Gettysburg, or the Wright brothers in flight? For I am seeing the heavens not as they are in this instant, but as they once were: as they were when the light, just now arriving in my eye, began its long journey across space and time. Did it travel for a hundred years, a thousand, or a million? I’m really looking back in time. The stars that sent this light may have flickered out long ago. My metaphysical musings are interrupted by Bruce clipping on to the cockpit jack line. (We stay clipped on offshore at night even in pleasant weather.) He’s ready to relieve, and I hand off with a position report and confirm that there are no contacts. Rick soldiers on wanting to miss nothing. Minutes later I’m enjoying the luxury of the V-berth in flat seas lulled to sleep by the sound of the bow wave burbling inches away. Sleep comes fast and deep but of short duration as my cell phone alarm rudely jolts me back into the here and now to relieve Bruce. We are closer to Boston, and he’s been busy. A homeward-bound Gloucesterman had surfaced on the www.pointseast.com
radar’s six-mile scale. It was closing fast from the east holding a steady bearing which would make the closest point of approach our midship cleat on the port side. We may be sailing, but in these situations, the Rules of the Road are supplanted by the rules of “ Gross Tonnage and Material of Construction,” If you’re heavier, longer and made of steel, we’ll happily concede you the right of way. After Bruce turned east just enough to generate a bearing change, he finally made contact on Channel 16 and went “up one” to 17 for a chat. The fishing boat captain confirmed that he had us on radar and was “thinking about changing course” when he noticed that we’d acted first and thanked us for so doing. He offered that we projected a very solid radar image, and he was surprised to learn that we were a sailing vessel. Seems our Blipper radar reflector was doing its job. I stood the next watch alone as Rick finally succumbed to 24 hours without sleep and chose rest over adventure. This four-toeight was mostly business, dealing with traffic in and out of Gloucester, Salem and Beverly as well as Boston’s northern traffic-separation lanes. Despite the activity, I still had time to enjoy a glorious sunrise with Lynn Harbor abeam before we rounded Winthrop and sailed into Boston. Muffins were emerging from the oven, and Rick was materializing from his bunk. The night watch was over and a new, bright day was beginning, perfectly set against Boston’s shining skyline. Bruce lives in Georgetown, Maine, with his first mate of 47 years, Marie. He’s an ex-submarine sailor with thousands of hours of sea time (diesel and nuke), and he’s been sailing the Maine coast since 1976. This summer, Dress Blue will ply the northeast from New York to the Canadian border. Points East June 2009
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26ʼ Kaiser Mk II, 1972 Full keel sloop. LOA 27’6, LOD 26’, beam 7’10, draft 4’, disp. 6200 lbs., ballast 2700 lbs. Sleeps 4 with 6’ headroom. Boat and sails in good condition. Solidly built by John Kaiser, Sr. of Wilmington, Deleware. Lovely, quick and comfortable sailor. $10,000. Brooksville, ME. 207326-9676. 27ʼ Pacific Seacraft Orion 1982. Fully equipped & profes-
sionally maintained. Hand laid solid fiberglass hull. Bronze portlights. This is a well found yacht ready to go. $45,000. 207-2447854. email@example.com
28ʼ Shannon Sloop, 1980 Yanmar diesel, roller furling main & genoa. New electronics, windlass. $54,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997 firstname.lastname@example.org www.grayandgrayyachts.com 29ʼ Hughes, 1970 29’ Hughes for sale. Great boat for the money., $5000. Call Ocean Point Marina at 207-6330773 or email www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com
30ʼ Haven, 1977 Wonderful double-ender, full galley, head, sleeps four comfortably. $35,000. Atlantic Boat Company, 207-359-4658. www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org 30ʼ Dufour Arpege, 1970 Beautifully maintained, blue Awlgrip hull, recent sails and
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dodger. Teak cabin sole. 10hp Volvo diesel. $19,900. Robinhood Marine Center, 207371-2343. robinhoodmarinecenter.com 30ʼ Pearson 303, 1986 Yanmar, 10’11 beam, 4’4 draft, clean and turn key. Asking $33,000. Call John Morin at Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207691-1637.
32ʼ Freedom, 1984 Very roomy and simple to sail. Enclosed aft stateroom, rare on boats of this size. 22hp Yanmar. $35,000. Robinhood Marine Center, 207-371-2343. robinhoodmarinecenter.com
33ʼ Hans Christian, 1986 Classic offshore/coastwise design that will take you anywhere in safety and comfort. High quality teak joinery below. Always lightly used and only in Maine. Second owner has made recent upgrades including ICOM 602 VHF/DSC w/remote mic, ground tackle, running rigging, batteries, deck washdown, etc. Includes Raymarine color chartplotter/radar, MaxProp, AVON dinghy w/Yamaha 4stroke. Reduced to $89,900. 603-569-1034 firstname.lastname@example.org 34ʼ Irwin Citation Sloop, 1980 $10,000. Contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com
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36ʼ Sabre 362, 1996 The Sabre 362 is a sought after racer/cruiser in today’s market. Windfield has been yard maintained and professionally cared for and it shows. With her reliable Yanmar deisel and Sabre quality build you need look no further for a preowned cruiser/racer to suite your needs. $165,000. New Castle, NH. Call Kyle at 207-439-9582. email@example.com
36ʼ Gaff Headed Yawl, 1946 Emily Marshall, a 36’ gaff headed yawl commissioned in 1946 by naval historian Rear Adm. Samuel Eliot Morrison; completely rebuilt as new in 2002. A rare opportunity to own a new yacht with a provenance and sea kindliness that only Sam Crocker could provide. $195,000. Email or call 207-359-2384 for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
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36ʼ Pearson Pilothouse 36.5 1980. Equipped and ready for cruising or live aboard. Full instruments, main with Dutchman, roller furl genoa, freezer, fridge, A/C heater, and much more. 36.5’L x 11.5’ beam x 4.5’ draft. RCR3PH@aol.com or 401-8643222. Price reduced to $59,500. RCR3PH@aol.com
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or live-aboard vessel built by Ta Shing. Much upgraded equipment including Yanmar turbo diesel, new fuel tank, Furuno 1832 radar, dodger. Also equipped with Robertson LD autopilot, SSB, GPS, Grunert refrigerator/freezer, solar panels, sounder, roller furling, Avon raft, dinghy. Has made passages to Europe and Caribbean. Located in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. For sale by original owner. $150,000. 207-633-0964. 42ʼ Tartan Sloop 1982 West. diesel, updated S&S design. New bottom, new mast, rigging, sails, & much more. Reduced to $105,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997 www.grayandgrayyachts.com email@example.com
49ʼ Hinckley 49, 1978 Center cockpit. Perfect for around the world cruising, chartering, or live aboard. Excellent condition. Located in Boston. $229,000. Call 781-760-0285 firstname.lastname@example.org
15ʼ Sunbird with 40hp Johnson. $3,000. Contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com
17ʼ Boston Whaler Montauk 1977. Ready to go fishing. 1981 90hp Johnson outboard, dual batteries w/switch, switch panel, bilge pump, navigation light system. With 2005 Karavan Trailer. York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602. firstname.lastname@example.org
17ʼ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207-223-8885. 17ʼ Eastporter, 1989 Many improvements by yard 2006. Must see to appreciate. $3,900. 1988 40hp Evinrude add $600. Jonesport Shipyard, 207497-2701. email@example.com 17ʼ Scout Boats Dorado, 2002 Only 100 hours on great fuel-efficient family/fish boat, 100hp Yamaha four stroke, trailer. $14,500. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com
19ʼ Boston Whaler Outrage 1991. New Honda 135hp engine w/25 hours, full 5-yr factory warranty. New control cables, wiring harness and control box. Blue bimini top, barely used 2008 Karavan trailer. New in-the-box Raymarine A65 Chartplotter with East Coast chip, Uniden Solara DSC VHF radio with antenna. Stored and serviced here since new. $21,880. York Harbor Marine. 207-363-3602. firstname.lastname@example.org 19ʼ Eastern, 2003 Center console, 90hp Evenrude, power tilt, professionally maintained and stored indoors. Low operating hours. $20,000. Atlantic Boat Company, 207359-4658. www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
21ʼ Duffy Electric Launch 2001. Fully electric, full weather enclosure. Quiet, stable, the perfect platform for picnics or cocktails on the bay. $22,000. 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com 22ʼ Pro-Line, 2003 Center console with trailer, 200hp Mercury, very clean, low hours, t-top, cover, bow cushion and more. $25,500. www.maineyachtsales.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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22ʼ Eastern 22 Classic, 1999 Dark blue 22’ Eastern, cuddy cabin w/Honda 130 4-stroke w/ about 320 hours. New fish finder and radio units. Trailer included. Eastern quality, well cared-for. $23,900. York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602. email@example.com
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23ʼ Palmer Scott, 1954 Located in Mt. Desert, Maine. Fiberglass hull, gas engine. $16,800. Call 207-255-7854 or email email@example.com 24ʼ Eastern, 2003 Eastern Center Console w/130hp 4-stroke Honda outboard. Comes with trailer. $31,500. Call Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773 www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
25ʼ Luhrs 250 Sport Fish, 1993 Luhrs 250 Sport Fish with twin gas Marine Power 350hp IBs, one brand new w/ zero hours. Yard maintained, new plugs, hoses, wiring harness. Ready to go. $35,899. York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602. email@example.com
25ʼ Surf Hunter, 1967 For immediate sale, $15,000. Famous Ray Hunt design built by Mattapoisett Boat Yard (MA) hull #3 using cold molded mahogany for light weight and strength. Five hours only on complete rebuild Volvo Penta 265 gasoline engine. Delivers 6 miles a gallon cruising at 22 MPH . Top end is 29 MPH. Furano radar and many extras. Call Joel Flather - 401 635 9990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 25ʼ Sea Fox 257 CC, 2004 W/twin Mercury 150hp. Saltwater Series. Demo boat. Full warranty. This boat is loaded. $39,900. Carousel Marina, 207-633-2922.
25ʼ General Marine Downeast 1987. Great small lobster boat, 351Cleveland/Windsor V8 inboard. Cuddy V-berth cabin w/ heat, in top condition. $23,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com
26ʼ Boston Whaler 255 2002 Conquest. Twin Honda 200hp engines, 350 hours. Hardtop w/weather curtain set. Anchor windlass, deluxe ladder-back helm seats, v-berth filler. Porta-potti w/pumpout, macerator/overboard discharge. Stereo, VHF radio, Simrad integrated electronics, chartplotter/radar & echosounder. $57,750. York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602. email@example.com
26ʼ Back Cove Open, 2005 This model is powered with common-rail Volvo 260hp diesel (only 220 hours). Sporting claret hull, she is equipped with a bow thruster and a stern thruster, electric anchor windlass, oil changer, 1800W inverter w/ third battery in bank, Raymarine electronics, bimini top with enclosure (excellent condition), aft cockpit bench seats, swim platform, helm deck jump seats, electrically operated engine hatch, electric head & toilet system, threewiper windshield system and more. Asking $119,000. Contact DiMillo’s Yacht Sales, 207-7737632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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27ʼ Eastern, 2006 In flag blue with white cushions. Evinrude Etec 250hp with great fuel economy, Fortune canvas, Garmin Electronics, and loaded with options, and less than 50 hours. Venture tandem axle trailer, with 4 wheel brakes. Reduced for fall sale. $64,900. 207-266-2018.
28ʼ Albin Tournament Expess This 2003 Albin is powered with the popular 315 Yanmar diesel with only 277 hours. She is fully equipped and also has the optional cockpit bench seating facing forward. The Albin 28 has the reputation of being tough and durable, and combined with her cleanliness, you won’t be disappointed. Please call today for a showing. Asking $109,000. Contact DiMillo’s Yacht Sales,
30' Blue Hill Picnic - Tuna - Lobster. 350 Volvo gas. Full electronics new. Complete rebuild 2004. Surveyed June 2008 for $60,000. Will send pictures and survey. $45,000. 207-546-7594.
30ʼ Albin Aft Cabin, 2004 This family cruiser is in Bristol condition and has been professionally maintained since purchased by her original owner. She has a great electronics package and a reliable Yanmar deisel. Perfect coastal cruiser with a full canvas enlosure that allows for plenty of room for entertaining or just enjoying your privacy. Owner is motivated, so bring reasonable offers. Located in New Castle, New Hampshire. $139,900. Call Kyle, 207-4399582. kpyy.net
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merous upgrades. (This boat is a proven Fish-Raiser.) $159,000. Call Kyle at 207-439-9582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.kpyy.net 30ʼ Searay, 1978 Galley, head, sleeps 4. GPS, radar, depth/fish finder, radio, inverter. Mooring cover, swimdeck. Well maintained, many extras. $15,000 or best offer. Call 207594-5188.
30ʼ Tug Boat, 1984 Very good condition, fuel-efficient, stable cruiser. Electronics: chartplotter, radar, depth, compass and VHF. 85hp diesel Sundowner. $59,950. Call Larry at 207-967-5610.
32ʼ Morris Flybridge, 1998 BHM hull and deck. Finished by Morris Yachts. Proven Downeast hull. Design and construction first class. Professionally maintained, stored indoors. $235,000. Atlantic Boat Company, 207359-4658. www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com 32ʼ Holland Downeast, 1989 There is nothing out there like SALLY G. She has undergone extensive restoration over the past 4 years. Since the work was completed, state of the art Simrad Electronics, 23’ Pulpit, and Custom Tuna Tower have all been added. The tower and pulpit were both done by Redman Marine. Sally G will do 30 knots and get you on the fish in a hurry with her 6 cylinder 315hp (1998) Cummins diesel(520hrs). This boat is for the serious fisherman who appreciates the quality Holland design and nu-
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33ʼ Carver Aft Cabin, 1992 Excellent family boat, very clean, twin 350 FWC gas Crusaders, 650 hours, excellent maintenance records. Loaded with extras, full electronics, inflatable dinghy and 3hp OB. New price: $69,900. In South Portland, Maine. Call Chuck, firstname.lastname@example.org
33ʼ Pearson True North , 2004 True North 33 is one of the most popular 33’ downeast style boats on the brokerage market. With a helm deck that has easy access to the large open cockpit and opening transom door for boarding from a dinghy, swimming or just carrying recreational toys. This TN 33 is equipped with the upgraded 440 Yanmar diesel, Mastervolt generator, air conditioning, bow thruster and Espar heater. Asking $215,000. Contact DiMillo’s Yacht Sales, 207-773-7632 or email email@example.com 33ʼ Robinhood Flybridge Poweryacht, 2001 Yanmar 420hp diesel, 5kw genset, Raymarine radar, GPS, autopilot upgraded ‘06. Dark green hull. $275,000. Others available from $229,500$475,000. Robinhood Marine Center, 207-371-2343. robinhoodmarinecenter.com
34ʼ American Tug Trawler 2001. This popular American Tug has been well maintained by her knowledgable owners who have truly enjoyed her. She is well equipped and ready to go. Please check out her pictures and full specs and dont miss the opportunity to own this fantastic coastal cruiser. $235,000. Call Kyle, 207-439-9582. www.kpyy.net firstname.lastname@example.org
36ʼ Marine Trader Sedan, 1978 120hp Lehman, radar, GPS, bow thruster, Monitor heater. Great live-aboard. All new windows, upgrades. Portland, Maine. $40,000. 207-318-2911 36ʼ Grand Banks, 1979 Twin Lehman 120’s. Excellent condition. Fully equipped for cruising. $115,000. Call 781461-2692 or email. RGN98@aol.com
37ʼ Egg Harbor Classic, 1966 True soul and authenticity. Engines are well maintained and run strong. Interior is pristine, Captain owned, mechanic maintained. Cruise 14 knts; 19 top end. Contact Kenny in Rockport at 207-236-2846. $29,900. email@example.com
42ʼ Duffy, 1997 Heavy-duty, commercial pilot and tow boat converted to pleasure. CAT 3406E 800hp. Meticulous maintenance. Firstrate construction and mechanical systems. $250,000. Atlantic Boat Company, 207-359-4658. www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org 42ʼ Bunker & Ellis,1958 ALERIA is prime for restoration. $134,900. Call 207-255-7854, or email email@example.com
43ʼ Marine Trader, 1984 Priced to sell at $69,999. FMI contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
46ʼ Duffy, 2007 Exceptionally able off-shore boat. Cummins 670hp QSM-11 diesel, 100 hours. Shorepower, inverter, generator, full electronics. Three staterooms, two heads, great liveaboard. $595,000. Atlantic Boat Company, 207-359-4658. www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
46ʼ Chris Craft Constellation 1957. Classic bullnose, running 6-71 GM diesels, FB, hull refastened, partially restored, was ready for water last fall. Nice getaway, liveaboard, great marina in South Portland. $7,500 or best offer. Call 508-728-9818 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 47ʼ Novi Dragger, 1985 Fiberglass Atkinson Novi Dragger.43.8’ + 4’ extension. 15.5’ beam, 6’ draft. Good Condition. $135,000. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. email@example.com
47ʼ Sabre Motoryacht, 2003 Custom appointments are noticed throughout. She was built and outfitted with some of the best equipment in mind, maintained by the great service yards and cared for by wonderful owners. Her topsides are perfect, thanks to the new Awlgrip in late 2007. Her interior is absolutely amazing and once you step inside, you will surely agree. Asking $587,000. Contact DiMillo’s Yacht Sales, 207-7737632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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50ʼ Sea Ray Sedan Bridge 2005. SHEGAVIN shows as new and is in absolute Bristol condition. Powered by 730hp Mann’s she has plenty of power and reliability. Her well thought out interior is done in dark cherry and there were numerous option upgrades. The Mann engine upgrade was a $100K upgrade itself and should be an indication of the rest of this boats condition. No expense was spared to make this vessel the best one of its kind. This boat is loaded and ready for her new owner. She was finished with digital guagesat the helm station and is the only one of her kind. Please view her full specs and call if interested in a showing. This should be the next one to sell. Dont miss out. $630,000. Call Kyle, 207-439-9582 or email www.kpyy.net firstname.lastname@example.org
54ʼ Chesapeake Deadrise 1965. C.G. Certified for 65+5 until 2009. Solid, heavily built, complete recent keel, suitable for fishing, recreational, convert to liveaboard, or recertify. 6-71 Detroit and Northern Lights generator run well. Radar, depthfinder, fire alarm. Stored in Mass. $8,500. or best offer. Call 508728-9818 or email email@example.com
18ʼ Echo Rowing The most advanced recreational rowing shell on the market today. This is a demo boat - one available. 207-799-3600.
10 1/2ʼ & 12ʼ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,100 and $1,400. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-594-5492. 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 Clint at 207-774-0682 www.compassproject.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Moorings & Slips Small marina on beautiful Great Bay. 16’ to 30’ boats. Bay View Marina, 19 Boston Harbor Road, Dover Point, NH. 603-749-1800. 40ʼ Slip for Rent Portsmouth, New Hampshire area. Deep water and well protected. $4000. 2009 season. Days: 603-344-4090. Nights: 603-783-4090.
Westerbeke 6 Cyl. Diesel Model 6-346, 120hp, 1050 hrs. with recently rebuilt 2:1 Paragon gear, engine harness, mounts and panel. Clean and well maintained. $3800. Call Fred 781771-1053. email@example.com Fatherʼs Day Gift A perfect Father’s Day gift-a set of fitted sheets for his bunk. FMI www.fleetsheets.com Sale - 500 Nautical Books Publications. Many out of print, half used. Catalog prices. July
NorthPoint Yacht Charter Co. Owner managed Power & Sail Boats for charter Larrain Slaymaker PO Box 252 Rockport, Maine 04856 (207) 557-1872 firstname.lastname@example.org
Buy or Charter • Power or Sail
www.mecat.com 888-832-2287 P-47 Power Catamaran now available for Charter “We’re on the job, so you can be on the water.”
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11 - 12. 76 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor, Maine. Time wrong? Phone for appointment: 207288-4324.
Small Craft Advisor LLC Pre-Purchase and Insurance Marine Surveys done promptly. Working with you to protect your investment. Call 603-834-2326 for an estimate. Serving the New England area. Member NFPA US Surveyor Association #20169B. Michael Blake, Durham, New Hampshire. email@example.com Westerbeke 40 Westerbeke 40 (4-107) for rebuild or parts. 4 cylinder, FWC. Hurth gear, full panel. $800. Call 401-225-5236 or email. firstname.lastname@example.org Repower Special New Westerbeke 30B 3 Diesel
in crate. 27hp, 3 cyl., 2.47:1 gear, flexible mts., 272 lb. List $9979, asking $8,000. Perfect Atomic 4 replacement. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701. email@example.com
Ocean Master, Motor 40 years in big boats and small ships, BOATWISE instructor. Deliveries, training, management. 401-885-3189. firstname.lastname@example.org
Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hampshire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-436-5299 or email@example.com
Rental Moorings Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay. Seasonal moorings in protected Rockland harbor with an expansive float and pier facility for dinghy tie-ups and provisioning. On-site parking. 207-594-1800. www.atlanticchallenge.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter Your Boat Established Midcoast Maine Charter Company expanding the fleet. If you’re interested in offsetting yard bills, give a call. 207-785-2465. Offshore Passage Opportunities # 1 Crew Networking Service since 1993. Sail for free on OPB’s. Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe for free brochure/membership application. Need Crew? Call. www.sailopo.com
Offshore Swan Sailing Program Sail a Swan (48 or 56) from New York to Bermuda or back this June. Only $1,300. Call 1-800-4PASSAGe or visit www.sailopo.com Marina For Sale For Sale: Wotton’s Wharf Marina in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. For more information call Bruce Tindal at 207-633-6711. www.wottonswharf.com Captain Wanted Wanted: Captain to operate 30 passenger lobster/coastal tour boat from Kennebunkport. Responsible for providing information to passengers and all daily boat operations. Paid per trip basis. Contact John Martin, 207-468-7262.
Advertiser index AB Sea Safe Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 Alexseal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 All Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 All-Taut Marine Transporters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 American Boatschool, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Arborvitae Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Atlantic Outboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Bamforth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Bay of Maine Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Bay Sailing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Bayview Rigging & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55,56 Belfast Classic Small Boat Show . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Black Point Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Boat Building Vacation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Boatwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Bohndell Sails & Rigging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Boothbay Region Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33,44 Bowden Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Brewer Yacht Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Broad Cove Marine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Brooklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Buck’s Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Burr Brothers Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Cape Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .92 Capt. Jay Michaud, Marine Surveyor . . . . . . . . .86 Carousel Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Casey Yacht Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Chase, Leavitt & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Compass Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Conanicut Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Concordia Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Connecticut DEP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Crocker’s Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Curtis Yacht Brokerage, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Custom Float Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Dark Harbor Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Dock Lobster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Dockwise Yacht Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Dolphin Marina & Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Dor-Mor Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Doyle Center Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Eastport Chowderhouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Easy Bailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Enos Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Eric Dow Boat Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Finestkind Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Finestkind Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Fleet Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Flying Point Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Fortune, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
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Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Gamage Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Gemini Marine Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Gilbert’s Chowder House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Goddess of the Sea Cruises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Gowen Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,54 Gray & Gray, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Great Bay Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21,33 Gritty McDuff’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Guilford Boat Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Hallett Canvas & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Hamilton Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hamlin’s Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Handy Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33,43 Hansen Marine Engineering . . . . . . . . . . .33,60,84 Hinckley Yacht Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Hood Yacht Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 IMP fishing Gear, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 J-Way Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 J.R. Overseas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Johanson Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 John Williams Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . . .23,80 Jones Landing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Jonesport Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Journey’s End Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Kennebec Tavern & Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Kent Thurston Marine Surveyor . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Kingman Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Kittery Point Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 Knight Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Lake & Sea Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Main Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Maine Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89 Maine Sailing Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Maine Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Maptech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Marblehead Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Marina at Harbour Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Marina Listings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28,29,30,31 Marine Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Maritime Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Merri-Mar Yacht Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Mobile Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Moose Island Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 New Meadows Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Niemiec Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Norm Leblanc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 North Sails Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Northeast Sailboat Rescue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 NorthPoint Yacht Charter Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
Novabraid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Ocean Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Ocean Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Ocean Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Padebco Custom Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 PassageMaker Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Pickering Wharf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Pierce Yacht Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Pope Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 Port Clyde General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Portland Boat Mattress & Cushion . . . . . . . . . . .67 Portland Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13,33 PYC Race Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Robinhood Marine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18,81 Rockcoast Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Rocktide Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Rolls Battery of New England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Royal River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Rumery’s Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52,53 Russell’s Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Samoset Boatworks, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Scandia Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Seal Cove Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 SeaTech Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88 South Port Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17.22 South Port Marine Yacht Connection . . . . . . . . .82 South Shore Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Spruce Head Marine, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Standout Yacht Fittings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Stanley Scooter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 Star Distributing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Sturdee Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 The Brooklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 The Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 The Osprey Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 URLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74,75 Waterfront Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Webhannett River Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 West Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Whale’s Tale Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Winter Island Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Winterport Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Women Under Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Wooden Boat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Yacht North Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65,77,89 Yankee Boat Yard & Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Yankee Marina & Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33,52 YMCA Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 York Harbor Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59,80
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92 Points East June 2009
Published on May 15, 2009
Points East if the boating magazine for Coastal New England. We cover the stories that make this part of the world special for power and sai...