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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 16 Number 3 June 2013 F E AT U R E S
27 and counting
Docks are in at Marston’s! Letters.
After 27 years, you’d think we’d get bored with these cruises to Northeast Harbor, but every trip is different, and each an adventure along the Maine coast, which makes them special. By Jim Fetters
Cruise of the Auklet A solo lady sailor’s five-month cruise of the New England coast aboard a 19-foot, eight-inch, Phil Bolger-designed Chebacco Boat. By W.R. Cheney
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Cat’s cradle chaos What do you do when your three-boat raft drags, in dark of night, in Nova Scotia’s Ingonish Harbor? You haul out an “Ashley’s Book of Knots” or recall the moves in the classic string game. By Judy Silva
Ida Lewis Distance Race, Racing Pages. 63
First squall: Did I say ‘piece of cake?’ “Wake up. There’s a severe thunder storm coming.” What lousy words with which to wake up your wife, who’d only been offwatch for two hours after a four-hour spell. By Stephen Lee
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Missing the boat to Paradise – twice! Life gets in the way of two voyages. Capt. Michael L. Martel
Drop your hook in Bristol Harbor It’s a fine cruising destination. Bob Kulin
Predicting the tides from moon shapes Handy if you’ve lost your “Eldridge.” D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................8 Don’t go where the lobster buoys are; Dinty Moore saves the day after galley battle; Philosophical discussion of engines. Mystery Harbor...........................13 A magical place. New Mystery Harbor on page 60 News..........................................30 Boothbay Harbor Antique Boat Parade; New England lighthouse stamps to be issued; Gloucester has a new launch service. The Racing Pages ........................62 Bermuda 1-2, N.E. Solo Twin; Rockland-Castine Regatta; Ida Lewis Distance Race. Media ........................................70 “The Voyage of Yankee Lady” by Judy Silva; “Suddenly Overboard” by Tom Lochhaas.
Fishing report .............................74 Southern N.E.: Water temps rising; Western Long Island: Bunker are in. Yardwork ...................................80 Zurn 50 trials at NEB; Electric Yacht explains conversions; Ode to the “soft pine plug.” Fetching along ............................90 The Leight plies a great, gray empiness. Calendar.....................................92 Seamanship courses, regattas,exhibits. Tides .....................................96-97 Final Passages ............................98 Lisa Bidwell, Gordon Abbott, Jr. Distribution ........................100-103
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Thoughts while painting a boat n May, six weeks into spring, when those #&*$@! has a five-inch mouth, so it can receive a wide brush. winter gales finally stop powerhousing out of the The Paint Pail was a revelation: It makes painting and north, temperatures rise varnishing so much easier and into the 50s, and the paint flows neater. I wish I’d had one 40 at an acceptable velocity (visyears ago. cosity?), I venture down to the I coated the topsides halfway marina, pull back the tarp on aft, thinking what a perfect my little vessel, and contembrush I’d chosen, while trying to plate the prep and finishing job insinuate myself around a jackahead of me. stand. Catching my balance, I Maurice Griffiths, iconic dropped my only three-incher in British sailor, editor, author and the dirt, its work done for the yacht designer explained his day. With a two-incher, I continspring-commissioning trigger ued my work, kneeling on new more delicately: “As soon as the knee-pads while coating some of flowers, poets and onions, which the lower portions and the tuck. have made spring famous, are The knee-pads, designed for in evidence, the happy owner . . roofers, have thick gel cushion. armed with sundry paint pots, ing, but cost three times more varnish tins, brushes and wellPhoto courtesy Mystic Seaport than others I’ve bought. I strugintentioned advice, proceeds to gled with the price, but rememFrom 20 feet, my topsides were like Brilliant’s. paint and varnish the outside bering my meniscus surgery, I parts of his ship.” reluctantly shelled out the cash. Onions? Well, as we often say, “Different ships; dif- This day, alongside and under the boat, I worshipped ferent long splices.” them, for I never felt the ground. “Good work needs fine weather,” wrote early 19-cenStarboard side done, I moved to port, repeating the tury English cruising guru Claud Worth, “and time lost process, but more slowly with the smaller brush. Traffic in our uncertain climate often adds to the expense.” had been light on the marina’s road, but the inevitable Well, on May 7, I got my fine weather: bright, sunny, early day-tripper – a wake of shell dust billowing bedry (56 percent humidity), barometer 30.19, northeast hind him – finally appeared, ostensibly to watch the wind six, and temperature in the 70s. I got to the boat sea-gypsies at work on their boats. The light wind alearly to get paint on the topsides before vehicles ar- lowed the dust to settle onto the road, but thereafter rived in number, kicking up dust on the shell road. my heart skipped a beat every time I head the crunch Is there a better place to be on such a day than at a of shells under tires. marina or a boatyard, sprucing up your pride and joy? Is it me, or are today’s paints transcendent compared Focus is so complete that one is transported far away with what we used to use? I stepped back to appraise from the world’s travails. Songbirds chat, seagulls cry, the job so far and thought I was viewing the topsides herons and egrets are in their usual spots in the of Mystic Seaport’s 1932 schooner Brilliant – renowned marsh, and a soft estuarine breeze wafts across the for her impeccable finishes – not those of “Old Ironcreek and nurtures both temper and brush stroke. And sides.” All dings, stains, seams, imperfections, and the your human company is yard crew and other boat own- planking aberrations of age had been masked. A deep, ers – kindred spirits and some of the most interesting white finish emanated from her sweet and graceful people you’re likely to meet. hull, and she seemed proud once again. I worked my way down the eastern side of the boat Transom and bulwarks done, paint still wet or tacky, first, for the sun hadn’t risen too high, planning to I packed up and drove slowly by my handiwork as a 10paint the western side later in the shade. In my left wheeled ice truck barreled down to the marina office, hand, I held a new aid, a Handy Paint Pail; in my right, generating a dust storm akin in visibility to a Maine a three-inch brush of indeterminate make and materi- thick o’ fog. als. The pail has an adjustable rubber handle on its Aw, the heck with it, I said to myself. As Newporter side for a firm and comfortable purchase, and it comes Mike Muessel, of Oldport Marine, is wont to say, “She’ll with plastic liners that can be disposed of after use. It look great from the bridge.”
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Letters the run-off from the White Mountains is past. We’ve done our part, now it’s time for the boats to show up. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine
He’s not buying this cruising axiom
Photo by Randy Randall
Whenever a northeastern marina begins setting up for the season, there’s always quiet drama of which the customer is rarely aware.
For our marinas, it’s show time May 1: It’s show time. Today we officially open for the 2013 season. Our first gas delivery will be tomorrow. Yesterday, we hurried to repair broken water faucets and other leaks. The day before that, we wired all the shore power. It’s been a rush getting ready. At one point, the tide was dropping fast, but we still had half a dozen docks to launch. The morning had been a frenzy of shoving docks into place and hooking them up. Now we were running out of water. “Hurry up,” Eric yelled. “We’re going to lose the tide.” Our little push-boat buzzed back and forth like a bumble bee busily shoving docks against the current. Now we had four more docks, and we could see the rocks and the muddy bottom. The outboard motor hit. “We’ll pull them by hand,” Eric said. Guys scurried over the seawall and jumped onto floating docks and pushed them with poles. It was going to be tight. Two more docks and we’d be done, but the water was receding quickly. “We’re not going to make it,” one of the guys said. We all pushed the last dock upriver, just nicking the rocks. Eric smiled and said. “I knew we could do it.” “Yea that was pretty good,” I said. “It’s the challenge,” Eric said. “That’s what makes this job fun.” I knew he was right. Any job is what you make of it. and racing good old Neptune and his inexorable tide gave us all a huge adrenaline rush. You “gotta luv” this marina business. Thank goodness for this spate of good weather. The Saco River hit the maximum CFM a few weeks ago, so we hope
I believe that the suggestion in “Seminal Cruising Axioms” by Stephen Lee (April 2013) – “In an unfamiliar passage, go where lobster pots are” – is advice that benefits segments of the marine industry, namely Sea Tow, boatyards that do bottom repairs, propeller shops and package stores. While it’s true that summertime lobsters tend to favor the 30- to 150-foot depth ranges, they also like the ledges and crannies for the shedding process, and those are more in the “leave a piece of your keel in the kelp” range. As a lifelong commercial operator in Maine, starting as a teenager with a lobsterboat, I’ve seen lots of bottom paint on the rocks marked by lobster buoys all around. Henry Thorpe Christmas Cove, Maine
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LETTERS, continued from Page 8 First of all, my old engine starts, it seems (and I am thinking back to when I had it all in one piece) when it wants to; there is no rhyme or reason to it. Usually it will take longer to start, or not start at all, when I need it most, although I must confess that an engine has, I think, a dull sense of survival. It will start if you are about to go up on a lee shore. But it doesn’t want to start when we are about to leave the dock for a much-anticipated long weekend of cruising. To anyone who does not believe in the power of prayer, I say, think again. Whenever I turn my engine over, while praying, the engine eventually starts. I don’t know if it starts because I am praying or not, but I wouldn’t think of cranking over the old powerplant without uttering An Appeal to Heaven first. I suppose it has simply become automatic. Then there is the issue of insensitivity. Old engines are, I think, inhabited by the souls of hound dogs. Almost every dog owner understands that unlike other breeds, the hound has no interest whatsoever in pleasing its owner. And no matter how much you upbraid a hound for bad behavior, or try to encourage him to move from his chosen comfy spot in the middle of the street out front, he doesn’t care a whit. I have cursed a blue streak at my old diesel on more occasions than I can count, but does that inspire even a flicker of obedience? Why, not at all, same as a hound. The engine will ignore my curses, scolds, entreaties, and even prostrate begging, utterly unmoved. But like a hound, it’s always hungry, and if you want to get it to do anything at all, you have to feed it. The next time we’re walking our engines down by the marina, perhaps Capt. Commons and I can compare notes while our engines sniff each other’s exhaust manifolds and get acquainted.
Dinty Moore stew to the rescue My wife and I were brought up as sailors from childhood. Now in our 80s, we have owned some eight different cruising boats named Barcarolle, and have cruised up and down the east coast of North America. Some 12 years ago, we downsized from a 36-foot ketch to a lovely 28-foot Morris Linda sloop, which we own today. She’s named Barcarolle, of course. We particularly enjoy your magazine – especially David Roper’s stories. Perhaps the story below will appeal to your readers. Dinner: A True Story Back in the ’50s my new bride and I invited my college friend, Bob, and his girlfriend for a weekend on Buzzards Bay aboard my father-in-law’s 42-foot Morse schooner. Following a glorious close reach down the bay, we arrived at the tiny island of Cuttyhunk, the outermost of the lovely Elizabeth Islands. 10 Points East June 2013
We cautiously entered the then sparsely populated Cuttyhunk Pond and set our Herreshoff anchor (no moorings then) in a suitable spot. Then followed a warming noon libation with sandwich before exploring ashore to drink in the spectacular view from the observation tower (now gone) atop the island. We four younger members of the crew left Will – my father-in-law, and owner of the vessel – aboard to watch over the ship. Following our idyllic venture on the beautiful island, we returned to the boat. Forlornly sitting in the cockpit was Will, looking like he had just finished several rounds with Joe Louis. His hands and arms were bloody, his clothing disheveled; in short he was a mess. “What happened!” We exclaimed. Well, Will thought it would be a good idea to have a goose dinner aboard as a treat. He had enticed one of the ubiquitous Canada geese close enough to the boat to grab it by the neck, and had dragged the bird down below, precipitating World War III between Will and the goose. The goose had won. The goose was gone. Above and belowdecks, goose feathers were scattered everywhere. Goose feces were splattered over everything in sight. And there was the thoroughly beaten Will. All hands turned to, cleaning up the evidence of battle, followed by dinner: Dinty Moore beef stew from a can. David B. Barker Marion, Mass.
Open letter to Heineken Regatta To: John Gifford, chairman of the steering committee, and Michele Korteweg, regatta director: I would like to thank you and your staff for a great Heineken Regatta. Both myself and my crew on Avocet were newcomers to this event. Every one of us had a great time. We finished 9th out of 11 in CSA 5. I don’t know whether the committee welcomes suggestions from contestants. It’s probably impossible to improve what has obviously worked so well to date. Nonetheless, I think the committee should create an award for “Most Improved Performance,” if such does not already exist. As this is a race, “most improved” would be defined either within the context of a boat’s performance over the course of the three-day regatta or, better yet, relative to its three-day combined performance from the prior year. The top performing boats in each class, including the cruising division, would necessarily be eliminated from consideration, as their improvement, as measured against their prior performances would be marginal. I, like others at some point in life, have become tired of comparing myself to others. Within the context of sailing, I don’t really care whether I lose to any particular boat. My enjoyment, when it comes to racing, comes from LETTERS, continued on Page 12 firstname.lastname@example.org
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LETTERS, continued from Page 10 merely participating with those who are caught up in this madness, and their enjoyment of my boat, I think, comes from seeing that we are making measurable progress, that we are getting better, that we are making fewer mistakes. If one were to spend the money necessary to make his boat faster – and spend the time and resources to recruit the most experienced and accomplished crew he could get – so that he could shave the difference in time at the finish down to a few minutes or seconds and start winning, there might, in the world of professional sports, be excitement for those watching the race. But there would not be much satisfaction or sense of accomplishment in it for me, were I to be this person. A big-money sport, whether it is sailing or horse racing or anything else, can be more inclusive than that. Such an award, I believe, would be a novel idea. It would be a recognition of improvement – not tied to simply winning or having a great finish time (anyone has a shot at that, given the requisite resources). Moreover, from a marketing perspective, it would bring recognition to that class of sailor who does not often, if ever, sit in the winner’s circle. It would broaden the criteria for granting an award by making the comparison more internal to the boat and its crew. It would reward repeat participants and, at the same time, create, for the more competitive
ones, fresh incentive for them to return the following year. It would, lastly, be yet another award in an event where organizers try to send home as many people as possible with an award. Organizers of any race that repeats itself annually should consider adding this award. John H. Slingerland Beverly, Mass.
I’m glad you’re here, Points East I’ve just seen my first copy of Points East. I am so happy that New England has a free periodical dedicated to boating. I just moved back to Boston after living and working in Annapolis, Md., for the last five years. While I was there, having magazines like “PropTalk” and “SpinSheet” was a great source of information and a constant joy to read. I always wondered why we did not have something like that up here New England. I’m not sure if you guys are a recent start up, or if I had just missed you, but I am glad you’re here. Keep up the good work. Tim Wilson Boston, Mass. Tim: Thanks for your enthusiasm. Points East was launched in 1998 as a Maine-based boating magazine, distributed along the New England coast. By the way, the “SpinSheet” and “PropTalk” folks are good friends of Points East.
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The May Mystery Harbor is a magical place The answer to Mayâ€™s Mystery Harbor is Gosport Harbor, Isles of Shoals, N.H., looking out from Star Island across toward Appledore Island. We have spent many a beautiful evening there, having dinner and wine, waiting for the sun to set over Portsmouth, then sailing back after dark to Pepperell Cove at Kittery Point. Gosport Harbor and the Isles of Shoals are truly magical places. Gosport Harbor is located at the Isles of Shoals, a beautiful archipelago that lies approximately six miles east of the Southern Maine and New Hampshire coasts. This small group of islands has a bleak and rugged appearance, and a beauty uniquely their own. The Isles were discovered by Capt. John Smith, and were first inhabited in the early 17th century by fishing companies from England. Composed of seven islands, the shoals have two major ones, Star and Appledore. There are no amenities available for the cruising sailor; nevertheless, the shoals are well worth a visit. Gosport harbor is formed by Star, Cedar, Smuttynose
and Appledore islands. There is a stout seawall between Smuttynose and Cedar, which keeps out the ocean swell. Gosport is comfortable in ordinary weather, affording reasonable protection in prevailing southerlies. In a hard westerly or northwesterly, or in an easterly gale, the harbor becomes practically untenable, and should be avoided: with waves fetching up and blowing in. I experienced a hard westerly at Gosport in the late 1980s, was forced to anchor close to Star, and felt as though I was in the open ocean. However, on a beautiful summerâ€™s day or evening, there is no better place to be. We have, on many occasions, sailed into Gosport late in the afternoon, having dinner and a glass of wine as the sun sets over the distant New Hampshire coast, and then sailed back to Portsmouth Harbor under the stars. Getting to Gosport harbor is relatively easy from all directions. It is usually entered from the west, which is well marked. It is also very pleasurable to enter from the east, coming in between Appledore and Smutttynose, which is a bit narrow but with deep wa-
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ter from shore to shore – although one should favor the southerly side. Once inside the harbor, it is quite crowded with private moorings, with little room to anchor. Holding ground is very poor, with a ledge bottom covered in kelp, so it is best to grab an available mooring. On busy weekends, every mooring is taken by transient mariners; sometimes several boats raft up because of the limited space. There is no harbormaster at Gosport, so it’s first-come, first-served, unless, of course, the legitimate owner of the mooring comes along and bumps you off. The Portsmouth Yacht Club maintains several large moorings for its members. If you do not know of a mooring that will be available for your use, you will be taking your chances, and should be prepared to sail to Portsmouth Harbor. Personally, I avoid the Shoals on weekends, finding the weekdays much quieter in all respects, and have had no trouble grabbing a mooring for the night. If you’re lucky enough to find a mooring, it is lovely to go ashore at Star and explore. However, there is no public landing, and the Unitarians, who run the Island, although hospitable, will not allow you to tie up. Your option is to shuttle your dinghy back and forth, with someone volunteering to stay behind. Once ashore, you’ll find it is well worth the effort. There is a large, classic hotel, owned and used by the Unitarians for conferences. The hotel is not available to the general public, but you can wander in and sit in a rocking chair on its magnificent porch, which affords an incredible view of the harbor, the other islands and distant coastline. From the hotel area, there are pathways that lead you through a collection of old stone houses, and to an exquisitely small 18th-century church, with trails leading beyond to the island’s undeveloped interior. One should take the time for a short hike on the trails, where there is beautiful low-growth flora, providing sanctuary for a large seagull population. However, beware of poison ivy, which is plentiful. If you’re there at the right time of the season, baby seagulls, looking like puff balls, scurry about in the low growth, usually with a protective mother nearby or overhead. There is also a somewhat out-of-place obelisk, dedicated to the memory of a reverend who lived on the island, and another memorial to Captain Smith, which sits on a high point looking out to sea. If you visit the Isles of Shoals and Gosport Harbor, you will not be disappointed. Christos Calivas s/v Lysithia Kittery Point and Rockland, Maine
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I can still feel the ‘Shoals Roll’ May’s Mystery Harbor is Gosport Harbor, Isle of Shoals. The photo is taken from Star Island looking across to Appledore with Cedar and Smuttynose to starboard. Many weekends have been spent here, and I can feel the “Shoals Roll” even now. There is a passage between Appledore and Smuttynose that we have made many times as we head on our Downeast August cruise. Star Island boasts the grand old hotel, where the students who work there for the summer are called Pelicans. Our daughter was a Pelican many years ago. You can hear the Pelicans chanting when coming and going on the ferry Thomas Leighton, “We will come back, we will come back!” Robin Roaf s/v Artemis Eliot, Maine
Almost committed murder there That is Gosport Harbor, taken from the front lawn of the Star Island Hotel and Conference Center. I first went out there at the age of 13 and almost committed murder. I was a camper at Camp Lincoln in Kingston, N.H., and they took a few of us out there as a field trip. This was in the later half of the 1960s. No marine lab yet, still pretty wild. The hotel was there, of course. We landed in a dense fog and were greeted by guests or staff on the dock singing some kind of spooky song. I don’t remember the words, but I remember the effect. After looking around Star Island, we were taken over to Appledore and we camped out in one of the old abandoned Victorian “cottages,” and with the fog and seagulls taking the place of bats, the camp counselors started telling ghost stories. As you may know the Isles of Shoals are chock full of ghost stories, some of them true. The impression of the setting, the fog, the bats, and the stories on a 13-year-old was strong, and I tucked my trusty camp hatchet under my sleeping bag. Sometime later in the night, the counselors decided it would be funny to start making noises and sneaking into where we were sleeping. One of them almost lost his life – or perhaps just his foot – to my hatchet. I also remember very well climbing to the top of the old WWII lookout tower, seen to the left center in the photo. The stairs went up about halfway, and then you had to jump up and pull yourself up floor by floor. What a view from the top! Also on Lunging Island, there was a cottage whose owner had adopted a raccoon, which came down to the dock to greet any visiting boats. Appledore also is the sight of Ceilia Thaxter’s garden now restored by the students and staff of the Shoals Marine Lab. email@example.com
In this photo you are looking from New Hampshire over to Maine. The border splits the harbor in half. The bottom here is incredibly foul, with centuries of fishing gear and use. It’s best to snag a mooring, but there are no rental moorings, so don’t leave your boat without a watch capable of moving the boat if necessary. In the summer it gets very busy out here with day-trippers. Sometimes you will see as many as six boats rafted up on one mooring. It is also interesting to note that the house on Smuttynose Island, just visible on the left of this picture, is featured on the label of Smuttynose Beer. Chris Lippincott AAA Northern New England Portsmouth, N.H.
Taps on a tuba at sunset there The mystery harbor is Gosport Harbor at the Isles of Shoals. I’ve spent many a pleasant weekend there relaxing on Dragonfly. Sometimes we wait out the weather for a clean departure, either to the north or south, from here. The good folks on Star Island are most accommodating now, and welcome visitors by ferry or private yachts. Some weekends are quite busy, and large raft parties are common in July and August. Early summer and
late September are the best. I remember one quiet summer night, many years ago at dusk, when the flag was being lowered to the sound of someone playing taps on a tuba – not a trumpet or bugle, but a tuba. The few people on moorings that night were very appreciative of the tuba player’s efforts and gave him a spontaneous round of applause. He them went on to serenade us with several more tuba solos, making for a very light and enjoyable cocktail hour. Another magical night at Gosport Harbor Mike Pothier s/v Dragonfly Eliot. Maine
Cruisers been calling since 1614 The picture is of Gosport Harbor taken from Star Island. Said to date back to Capt. John Smith in 1614, the harbor is nestled in the Isles of Shoals and shared by Maine and New Hampshire. Its anchorage has provided us many pleasant evenings and nights, as well as a frequent destination for day trips from the mainland. Nan McNally Kittery, Maine MYSTERY HARBOR, continued on Page 17
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Feels like you’re a long way away Just picked up the May issue of Points East today to find the Mystery Harbor is one my favorite places. I have been there many times, and although it is only a short sail from the Portsmouth Harbor, it feels like you are a long way away. This is Gosport Harbor at the Isles of Shoals. The picture is taken from the front lawn of Star Island in front of the Star island Hotel. Looking across the harbor you can see the two white houses that have been there for many years, and the tower on Appledore Island just behind them. Only part of the harbor is shown: You can see the tip of a point of land on Smuttynose Island, just beyond the blue-hulled sailboat in the center of the picture. Off to the far right, there is
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more to the harbor, which is bordered by a breakwater from Starland to Cedar Island, and another breakwater from Cedar Island over to Smuttynose. Just in back of the Smuttynose “point” is the cut between Appledore and Smuttynose. Bev Newberry Dover, N.H.
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Malaga Island, and Appledore Island is in the background. Normally there are a string of five rowboats going from the dock to the mooring in the foreground, so the single one there is broken down (often the oarlocks are damaged); the rest must be on a trip over to Smuttynose. It looks like the photo was taken on an afternoon early in July, as the grass is still very green. The people in the photo look to be “day-trippers” dropped off by the Thomas Leighton, the excursion boat from Portsmouth, N.H. Sometimes I will meet someone new to the island at the dock and give them a special tour. The pink parlor in the main hotel and Vaughn Cottage (which has a very lovely and tiny library and museum) are two places that show what the island was like in previous centuries. Jonathan Welch s/v Ascension Newburyport, Mass.
Regatta is big favorite of locals The Mystery Harbor is Gosport at the Isles of Shoals, N.H., last summer at the 3rd Annual Gosport Regatta. Having grown up in Rye, and living in the area, I know it well. The Regatta is a favorite of locals. John Myles New Castle, N.H.
Shoals played role in his cruising That looks like Gosport Harbor, Isles of Shoals, and the people are on the lawn at Star Island. Have not been there in a long time but I think that is what it is. The first time I was there was probably in the late 1960s, when I helped a friend, Lou Quinn, sail his 19foot Corinthian to Maine on Memorial Day weekend. We left the Danvers River about 9 p.m., sailed all night, and had breakfast tied to the dock on Star Island. (This was before Loran; we only had a compass and charts.) Next day, we made it to Biddeford Pool, and ended the following day at Boothbay. Lou cruised that summer, in the Corinthian, all the way from Boothbay to Cutler and back to Camden. Real good for a guy with only charts and a compass. At the end of the season, I helped Lou move the boat to Winterport from Camden. Our goal was to overnight in Bucksport. The beginning of darkness, early in the fall, found us sailing in the Penobscot. I suggested we turn on the running lights and compass light. We did not have either; we navigated with Lou on the bow with the binoculars and me steering by candle light. It was a fun evening. A few years later, I had a wife and two young boys and a 23-foot sailboat in Marblehead. One weekend we went to the Shoals, anchored, and next morning awoke to fog. Decided to play cards until we could see the bell
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to turn south and clear White Island. We left in the fog when we could see the bell, and after a while the fog lifted and the wind went northwest, giving us a great sail back to Marblehead. We moved to a 31-foot sloop and continued to go to Maine, stopping once or twice at the Shoals. Then my wife agreed to go straight overnight, and my only concern was then to calculate how far off we should be going by on our way to Seguin. If we saw that light on Boone Island, we were too far west and corrections would have to be made. Bill Hill Nobleboro, Maine
Daughter is a Pelican this summer This lovely and special place is Gosport Harbor, photographed from Star Island. Our daughter is at Star Island this weekend as a volunteer. In a week, she will be returning to Star Island to spend her summer living and working as a “Pelican.” Our family has spent time on Star at Unitarian Universalist conferences, and both my husband and I spent time visiting this harbor and the surrounding Isles of Shoals as children. Rachel Legard Lee, N.H.
Home to C.L. Thaxter (1835-94) This is Gosport Harbor, located at the Isles of Shoals, a group of small islands that are approximately seven miles off the mainland coast of New Hampshire. The islands are divided by the borders of New Hampshire and Maine. The view in this photograph is taken from Star Island, the largest of the four islands in the group located in New Hampshire. The Oceanic Hotel is on this island and is now owned and operated by the Star Island Corporation, with close ties to the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. The island is open for religious conferences, allowing visitors to stay up to one week at a time. But back in the ’60s and ’70s, boaters in Gosport Harbor would often go ashore to wander and explore the islands. As a child growing up in Rye, N.H., I spent many lazy summer days with my sisters, running around the island, searching for seagull nests on the rocky shores, and, of course, buried treasure! The Isles of Shoals was also home to famous writer and poet, Celia Laighton Thaxter (1835-1894). Ms. Terry Eaton Portsmouth, N.H.
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Perspectives Missing the boat to Paradise – twice! ight now I could have been on a 43-foot, double-ended ketch nearing Hiva Oa in the South Seas. This was the second time I’ve missed my chance to sail to Paradise. The first time was at age 18, in 1968, when I was asked to crew for a crusty old guy headed off for the South Seas on a romantic-looking 50foot wooden ketch named Crow’s Nest. Simple: just grab my sea bag, step aboard, and go. Easy: just say good-bye to the alluring curves, big brown eyes, and spirited, admiring nature of my new girlfriend. Crow’s Nest sailed off without me. (Later, the girl did the same.) Fast-forward 35 years to another 43-foot, doubleended ketch; this one, fiberglass, shoved off without me from Southern California a couple of weeks before I wrote this column. I suppose I could blame resisting the second offer on any number of things. Blaming is just so easy; you just pick from a long, detailed menu of the exigencies of life. But since I was one of the folks on the receiving end of the captain’s alluring real-time log emails from the middle of the Pacific, I thought I’d keep a corresponding real-world log, just to keep us all grounded.
South Seas-bound-ketch log: We are moving ever closer to our Hiva Oa. I awoke to 10k of wind but still making 5k of speed. . . . In the last hour the wind has been building. Last night was mesmerizing. The sky was, for the most part, cloudless, and the moon had yet to rise. In this black night, the stars were bright. The big dipper – the only constellation I can pick out – was near the horizon directly north. But what made the night so pleasant were the thousands of tiny green flashes that accompanied our movement over the water. Every little wavelet glowed. Off the stern you could see our wake trail off in a milky way of green phosphorescence.
Dave’s real-world log: Up at 0600 to an unseasonably cold day and gray sky; could rain. Tuesday is trash day; also recycling day. And then that nasty client at 10; digs his own holes and expects me to extract him. Does he think I’m a magician? And he still hasn’t paid me.
Dave’s real-world log: Long day at the office. Made the mistake of adding up my past-due receivables after reviewing my total payables just before heading home. Then they wouldn’t print out – paper jam – so I pulled out the toner cartridge which then spilled all over my new khaki pants. South Seas-bound-ketch log: The days go very quickly and nightfall (7:30) is almost immediate because we are near the equator. Then we are into our watches and our thoughts. We’ve not heard a pip about what is happening in the world. South Seas-bound-ketch log: We have reached the trades. Since about 2 a.m. we’ve had a consistent 18 to 20k. If we were in coastal
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waters the waves would be steep and breaking. Here, at 20N/123W there is hardly any white foam, just great west-running swells that lift the boat and, in combination with the wind, send it shooting down the waves at 7 to 8 knots. Saw lots of flying fish today (every morning we pick them off the deck), and a huge bird stayed with us for a number of hours. It would swoop down close enough to touch and then veer off for a circle around the boat and repeat the process over and over again. Even though we are still only 40% of the way to Hiva Oa, we are beginning to read about the islands and deciding which to visit. Gauguin’s house and Jacque Brel’s grave are on the list. But the island that has caught our imagination is Fatu Hiva, which has one of the most gorgeous anchorages in the world. The boat has been great and the windvane is magic. The ketch rig allows for so many combinations that we’ve been able to keep moving no matter what. The trades were running about 23 knots and the swell was not very big. We charged along until about 10 N where we experienced our first squalls. I wasn’t sure how to approach the problem, but with a sail combo of double-reefed main, staysail and mizzen, I simply sailed 10 degrees off the wind and we moved along upright and very much in control. Last night we saw the Southern Cross for the first time.
I’ve been sailing conservatively because of my crew and myself. There are times I have to smile that I’m even doing this trip in first place. I’m reminded of the quote about a dog dancing on its hind legs. The amazement is not that the dog is dancing well but that he’s dancing at all. And so I’m not sure I’m sailing well, but I am amazed I’m doing this trip at all. Dave’s real-world log: Reminder to myself: Stop at pharmacy on way home to pick up blood-pressure pills, statin, and nitrostat refill in case of chest pains. Then relax, watch the Sox, and experience a joy I bet they can only dream about on that South Seas-bound ketch: eating a double dose of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. (Yeah, it’s bad for the cholesterol, but that’s why they invented statins.) Then, finally, to bed…to sleep, perchance to dream. Maybe about having a third chance at bat, and hitting a long ball . . . . All the way to Hiva Oa. Dave Roper’s new book, “Watching for Mermaids,” which climbed to No. 4 on the “Boston Globe” Best-Sellers List, is available through www.amazon.com. His new book, “Sailing to Cloud 23,” will be out later this year.
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an average of 14 to 16 knots as the day warms, but it generally dies to flat calm around sunset. If you’re in your inflatable dinghy, the southwest wind makes the harbor choppy enough to get you splashed a bit, but not much worse. At the northwest end of the harbor, you’ll find Bristol Marine (www.bristolmarine.com), a full-service boatyard and marina (but with no fuel) that can take care of everything hull, rig, and engine-related. It also rents a limited number of slips at their dock and moorings in the mooring field, and it runs a launch service. They can easily be hailed on VHF channels 6 and 9. Next door is the Bristol Yacht Club (www.bristolyc.com), which extends reciprocal privileges to many other yacht clubs and is a friendly place to have a drink at a well-stocked bar and to grab a shower. During the summer, many of its members are off cruising and, thus, make their moorings available to the club to accommodate visiting yachts. Hail the BYC dockmaster or steward on VHF Channel 68 to check for availability. The BYC also runs a launch service. The only shortcoming of the BYC and Bristol Marine is that their facilities are on the opposite side of the harbor from the Bristol waterfront, and it’s a rather long walk (more than a mile and a half) around the head of the harbor to get into town. This is fine if you have a bicycle. However if you are out in the Bristol
harbor anchorage area, your best bet is to use your dinghy to motor right to the waterfront. Limited dinghy dock space is at the harbormaster’s dock, the Bristol Town Dock, and at Independence Park, all fairly close to one another. Southeast of the mooring area is the Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame complex (www.herreshoff.org). In addition to being a great museum to visit, the museum also offers dockage (with electricity) and mooring rentals for transients. There’s no launch service; use your dinghy. The Museum monitors VHF Channel 68. Once you’re ashore in Bristol, you’ve got the best part of the town right on the waterfront, with restaurants, a hotel, and B&Bs along Thames Street, which runs north and south along the water. Several excellent restaurants are within a few minutes’ walk from your dinghy. These include Quito’s (seafood, www.quitosrestaurant.com), Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grill (European Bistro, www.redlefsens.com), the DeWolf Tavern (American Steak and Seafood, www.dewolftavern.com), and Aidan’s (Irish pub, www.aidanspub.com). One block up from Thames Street is historic Hope Street, with its stunning historic architecture, delightful shops of all kinds, plus a couple of banks with ATMs, coffee shops, and the famous Bristol Bagel Works (401-254-1390), where Bristol’s regular folk and
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The holding ground is good (muddy) in the harbor, with average depths in the anchorage area of 16 feet at low water.
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sailing people go for bagels and great sandwiches. We have two large grocery/supermarkets in Bristol, but they are not within walking distance of the waterfront. But if you need to get to such out of the way places, wellknown local musician Mike Carroll operates Bristol Car Service (www.bristolcarservice.com). There are no fuel docks in Bristol Harbor, but not to worry: New England Boatworks (www.neboatworks.com) is five miles away – within sight, back toward Newport – at East Passage Yachting Center, and it has gas, diesel and water. Of course, there are plenty of fuel docks in Newport, where you can gas up before heading up the bay. Holding tanks full? The Bristol Harbormaster (VHF Channel 16, 401-253-1700) operates a pump-out boat on Tuesdays and Thursdays. When it’s time to leave, get your anchor up early and try to get under way by sunrise, motoring down the bay to Newport or, alternately, through Mount Hope Bay and out the Sakonnet River, bound for Buzzard’s Bay or the Cape Cod Canal. By leaving Narragansett Bay early, you might
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Predicting the tides from moon shapes have developed a technique whereby I can glance at the current shape of the moon and then, in a matter of a few seconds, predict the time of the next high tide on the East Coast. This can be very useful to a yachtsman, especially if you have misplaced your copy of “Eldridge” or other tide tables. Also, I have found this technique to be very gratifying and entertaining. My method is relatively simple and so I am amazed that, to my knowledge, I am the first person in history to have discovered and also illustrated this technique. Everyone knows that the moon (and to a lesser degree, the sun) is largely responsible for the tides. Almost everyone knows that the highest tides occur at the full and new moons. Most boating people of the northeast coast know that the tides here are diurnal, that is, two highs and two lows each 24 hour day. As the world turns from west to east, the first tide where you are follows the moon overhead and the second is then from a simultaneous bulge (which you experience 12 hours later) when your side of the earth is now opposite the moon. The time between high and low, or low to high, is about six and a quarter hours. Thus the time of the tides advances by about one hour (actually closer to 52 minutes) each day
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light from right to left until it becomes full. Then the light starts reducing, again from right to left, until it disappears, becoming a new moon once again. (Note: A â€œquarter moonâ€? is not one quarter filled with light. It is half filled and represents a quarter of the monthly cycle). Each quarterly monthly phase, from new to half filled on the right, then to full, then to half filled on the left, and finally back to the new moon, takes about one week. Since the daily advance is 52 minutes, each week accounts for six hours. Thus, if the new moon starts at a high tide of 12 PM, then the next quarter phase, when it is half filled on the right, corresponds to high tide at 6 PM. Continuing, going from the full moon at midnight to the next quarter phase, half filled on the left, corresponds again to 6, this time in the AM. (Since the usual difference in AM vs. PM is only 25 minutes, remembering AM vs. PM could be regarded as unimportant). Now that you know that each quarter moon phase represents six hours, you can estimate the time of high tide based on the fraction of the moon that you see. For example, if you see only one fourth of the moon lit on the right side, you know that this is halfway between new (12) and the first quarter (6), so high tide will be at 3 PM. If three fourths of the moon is lit on the left, you know this is halfway between full (12) and the last quarter (6), so high tide is at 3 AM. If one fourth is lit on the left, this is halfway between the last quarter (6) and the new (12), so high tide will be at 9 AM. (Unfortunately, this moon is not visible
until about 3 AM). As a further example, if the moon appeared to be almost half filled, and remembering that one quarter to one half filled is a difference of 3 days (3 hours), you might correctly estimate that one more day (one hour) will be needed to reach the end of the first quarter moon. You would then predict high tide to be at 5 PM. Further notes: High tides of the first two quarters will be closer to PM times and those of the last two quarters will be closer to AM times. This is easy to picture as it depends on when the apex occurs over your location. My system works for tides at Boston, (allowing for a plus or minus of about 45 minutes). So, please do not use it for important navigation. Consult listings that give you the variations of east coast areas as compared to Boston and make the appropriate adjustment. Also, I use daylight savings time. If you are on Eastern Standard Time, add an hour. I hope you have fun with this system as I have over many years. Bob, a retired computer systems designer and lifetime sailor, grew up on cruising sailboats, first in Marblehead, then in Falmouth and Edgartown, and now at Boston and Nantucket. He still sails with his father, who is 92, his wife, and their many children and grandchildren. This veteran of long voyages, such as to Bermuda, says his most pleasurable sailing these days is with his Sunfish on Nantucket Harbor.
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News See Boothbay antique-boats parade up close The Antique Boat Parade in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, is back on Tuesday, June 25, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., for the 51st Annual Windjammer Days. Viewers will be able to watch the parade of boats from anywhere in the harbor, but the classic vessels will remain in the water for closer scrutiny near the Rocktide Inn, the site of the Parade reception. Every year, about 40 boats line up off Tumbler Island, with the oldest boat in the front of the line. Boats in the parade must be at least 25 years old. They sail into the harbor for everyone to enjoy as the boats come around Fisherman’s Wharf and are announced over a loudspeaker. “This is always a really fun event for Windjammer Days, and some of the boat captains really get into the spirit of it all by Photo by Joe Gelarden dressing up in period costumes,” said Doug This 1969 motorized dory (and the skipper’s garb) is typical of the Goldhirsch, one of the organizers of the An- boats in the parade, which must be at least 25 years old. The oldest PARADE, continued on Page 31 boat leads the parade; the youngest is at the back.
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USPS is issuing N.E. lighthouse-stamp series Five New England lighthouse stamps are going to be issued by the U.S. Postal Service July 13. The New England Coastal Lighthouses Forever stamps celebrate: Portland Head, Maine’s oldest lighthouse, established in 1791 (Cape Elizabeth, Maine); Portsmouth Harbor, the first navigational aid in New Hampshire, built in 1771 (New Castle, N.H.); Point Judith, an octagonal tower made from brownstone blocks, boasting a fourth-order Fresnel lens (Narragansett, R.I.); New London Harbor, built in 1801, Connecticut’s oldest and tallest lighthouse (New London, Conn.); and Boston Harbor, North America’s first true light station, built in 1716, and America’s first fog signal, a cannon
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Many far horizons in store For Tall Ship Picton Castle The 179-foot sail-training Tall Ship Picton Castle, based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is in the midst of an eight-month voyage through the South Pacific islands. In April, the ship and her crew of young professional mariners and trainees were calling at Pago Pago in American Samoa, having left Nova Scotia early last November. To date, the Picton Castle has called at the Galapagos Islands; Pitcairn Island; the French Polynesian islands of Mangareva, Huahine, Tahiti and Bora Bora; at Aitutaki, Rarotonga and Palmerston Atoll in the Cook Islands; after which she was bound for the Kingdom of Tonga before returning to Rarotonga, where this particular cruise will end. The Tall Ship is spending the North American summer doing good works in the heart of Polynesia. In late August, sheâ€™ll depart for Australia and New Zealand, by way of Tonga and Norfolk Island, to participate in Tall Ship festivals. Then sheâ€™ll return to Pitcairn and French Polynesia, the Cook Islands and Samoa and Fiji. FMI: www.picton-castle.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Trip Statistics: Total days aboard: 11 Total miles traveled: 215 Total fuel consumed: 65 gallons The experience: PRICELESS!
Left: Northeast Harbor, where every year we repeat a custom: We toast the harbor with champagne that’s been chilling in anticipation of our arrival. Below: The Fox Islands Thorofare, between North Haven and Vinalhaven.
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After 27 years, you’d think we’d get bored with these cruises to Northeast Harbor, but every trip is different, and each an adventure along the Maine coast, which makes them particularly special. Story by Jim Fetters Photos by Carol Fetters For Points East ruising in Maine isn’t just any cruise; it’s special, and whether or not you follow the same route, each time is a different experience. We have cruised to Northeast Harbor for
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27 years, from as far away as Connecticut (about 300 miles) and, now, from as close as Harpswell, Maine (about 100 miles). Our route for this cruise aboard Cricket, our General Marine 26 Downeast boat, was from Harpswell, Maine (20 miles east of Portland). and it included traveling offshore. As Carol and I looked back on this trip, we observed that this “offshore” route from Harpswell, bound for Boothbay, (and for any other “offshore” experience for that matter) is like entering a different environment, as you are “out there.” There are whales to see, birds “working” the fish schools, seals, possible fog, larger waves and swells, and the increased interaction of both
wind and current to deal with. Passing under the Cribstone Bridge (also known as the Bailey Island Bridge) in Harpswell, we headed into Casco Bay. After rounding Cape Small we headed for Seguin Island and past the confluence of the Kennebec and Sheepscot rivers (which can be very interesting). Boothbay was to port as we proceeded through Fisherman Passage, by Pemaquid Light and into Muscongus Bay, where we always cruise close by Eastern Egg Rock in the hopes of seeing puffins. Unfortunately, none were sighted, but it’s always interesting seeing birds like guillemots, terns, gulls, and sometimes eagles. We get to revisit Eastern Egg on our way home, and maybe we’ll see some Puffins then.
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into East Penobscot Bay en route to Deer Island Thorofare and Stonington. Then we passed by Mark Island lighthouse and entered Deer Island Thorofare. A couple of years ago we happened upon the lobsterboat races and had an interesting time passing through Stonington. Déjà vu: On this trip, as we arrived, lobsterboat races were again in progress. We had our VHF on, but had not heard any announcements, so we passed by a Coast Guard Auxiliary boat and asked if we could pass outside
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the race course, through the mooring area, and we were granted permission to do so. If you don’t think Mainers are enthusiastic about these races, think again. After the excitement of the races in Stonington, we entered Jericho Bay, one of the most heavily lobstered areas. Here, the currents seem to run stronger, and many lobster traps have extra floats (toggles) attached and that makes getting through them all the more challenging, especially with many of the toggles pulled underwater by the currents. It’s also hard to figure out
which toggle goes with which buoy, so you don’t pass between the lobster buoy and toggle and become entangled. Welcome to Maine. We then proceeded through York Narrows. Alternatively, one can also cruise through Casco Passage here. While entering the Narrows it may look daunting, but it is well charted and buoyed, and it is a lovely passage as you go by Buckle Harbor and enter Blue Hill Bay. As we crossed Blue Hill Bay, we were looking at Bass Harbor and the famous Bass Harbor light, which has
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Cricket, the handsome vessel above the lobster car, lies in Frenchboro Harbor, with Acadia National Park as a backdrop. The photo was taken from the deck of Lunt’s Lobster dock.
been recognized on the U.S. quarter by the Treasury Department, in its new “National Parks” series. Bass Harbor light is part of Acadia National Park. We now began to see Cadillac Mountain and the whole Acadia range. Passing over Bass Harbor Bar, with the lighthouse to port, were just about to our destination. We entered Western Way, and since it was a Sunday, there were two fleets of sailboats racing – quite a site with the fresh breeze blowing. Coming in Western Way is always just spectacular as we pass Southwest Harbor to port and Bear Island light to starboard – and starting to see our destination, Northeast Harbor. It was the 27th consecutive year we have been to this harbor. In July 1986, we had sailed to Maine for the first time from Connecticut. On the last day of the trip east, we departed at about 0500 from Potts Harbor in Harpswell. The wind was northwest, 15 to 20, perfect for sailing northeast aboard our Tartan 33 sailboat. As we sailed across Casco Bay on that trip, we were escorted by several dolphins. The sky was clear and we were making over seven knots. We headed offshore and passed Monhegan Island to our port. We stayed off the coast and passed by Penobscot Bay, and then south of Isle Au Haut and Long Island. As we passed these islands, the gusts were to about 25 knots. We were having one of our best sail days ever. We realized we could make Northeast Harbor before dark and kept pushing. A few miles from our destina46 Points East June 2013
tion, we started the “iron genny” and motored into Northeast. Never having been there before, we asked some cruisers about the moorings and they told us to pick up a “green one,” that someone would be by in the morning to collect the rental, which was $7 back then. We glided into the harbor, exhausted, that day having traveled nearly 100 nautical miles, almost all of it under sail. After we picked up a “green one,” we stowed our gear and settled in. We then initiated a custom we repeat each year we visit Northeast Harbor – we toasted the harbor with champagne that had been chilling in anticipation of our arrival. We looked around as dusk approached, and we were proud of our accomplishment of making it to Maine for the first time, and we were very content with our surroundings. We were in a very secure harbor and eager to explore and relax. This trip, with our Maine-built powerboat, was our 27th consecutive year we have visited Northeast Harbor, and, yes, we did again enjoy our traditional champagne toast. Northeast offers all a cruiser needs: Fuel, water and ice at Clifton Dock, slips at Northeast Harbor marina, boat maintenance at the Morse Yachts facility, groceries and laundry facilities at Pine Tree Market, marine supplies at FT Brown Hardware and several restaurants. At the head of the harbor sit the Asticou Hotel and the Asticou Gardens. Nearby is a path to Thuya Gardens. email@example.com
We visit both of these gardens every year and highly recommend them. The town of Northeast Harbor has built three new buildings for its waterfront, including a visitor center, harbormaster facility, and a yachtsman center. These were completed in the spring/summer of 2012. There is also now launch service for those renting moorings from the town. The cost to the town was in the area of 4.2 million dollars, and the new facilities really add to the enjoyment of the harbor. What has also really added to the delight of being at Northeast is the free service provided by the Island Explorer buses. Now 12 years in operation, the Explorer buses allow you to sight-see within Acadia National Park, visit Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Bass Harbor, Somesville, and many other interesting places. You can even travel to Sand Beach, in Acadia on the Park Loop Road, enjoying the beautiful views. We do that “park ride” every year, and often get off the bus at a stop along the shore, walk along the cliff’s seaside paths, picnic, and then rejoin the bus at a later stop. After a leisurely five days in Northeast, it was time to head out toward Long Island and a harbor called Frenchboro. It’s only about 12 miles, and it’s an enjoyable trip, frequently looking astern at the majesty of Acadia. Moorings are usually available in Frenchboro and there is the option of anchoring in the outer harbor. This is the place to get some great lobsters and crab rolls at Lundt’s dock. Long Island offers good hiking, especially in the preserve areas leading to the other side of the island and on Eastern Beach. The round-trip walk is about two miles and is well worth it. Stop by the local museum on the way to the beach, just up the hill from the harbor. Next morning, we cruised over to Swans Island, going in the “back” way to Burnt Coat Harbor, where you can get moorings in the harbor or anchor outside the mooring area. Ashore, you can visit the Hockamock Head Lighthouse, hike to the general store, or dinghy over to an old granite quarry for swimming. We proceeded out the harbor, passing by the lighthouse and headed into Toothacher Bay. We continued through some of Jericho Bay (watch out for those lobster pots), and into Eggemoggin Reach. All the while, we enjoyed looking back at the mountains of Acadia. Our destination was Bucks Harbor-also known as South Brooksville. This is near the top of Eggemoggin Reach, and the harbor offers good protection. Moorings and showers are at the marina as well as fuel. A good restaurant is just behind an excellent general store. You can get water at the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club. One can dinghy over to Seal Cove and check out the boatyard and watch the seals frolic. If you go up to the east end of Bucks Harbor, you might find an empty mooring, and you’ll see many classic boats throughout the harbor. Anchoring outside the mooring www.pointseast.com
fields in Bucks is possible, but be aware that windjammers will probably be coming in to anchor in those areas for the evening. Next morning, we set out for Tenants Harbor, heading down Penobscot Bay. This is about a 25-mile passage, and the trip offers great scenery. We cruised by North Haven Island to our east, headed to Owl’s Head Light, and entered Muscle Ridge Channel. We arrived in Tenants Harbor around noon, and we had lunch at the Cod End; as usual, the Mediterranean stew and crabmeat rolls were delicious. We picked up supplies at the General Store and hiked along the shore road, looking down at the harbor, at the Lyman-Morse yacht facility (where you can get showers), and out over Penobscot Bay. The evening was spent in Tenants Harbor, and we enjoyed dinner onboard. In 2010, when we were in Tenants, we were up visiting friends ashore when a severe thunderstorm came through. Our friends tried to drive us back to Tenants, but the roads were blocked and we had to take a major detour to get to the harbor at the other end. We got to our dinghy at the town dock at sunset, and our dinghy was nearly full of water. We motored out in the dinghy toward our mooring and saw that several boats had overturned on their moorings, but our boat was fine. It wasn’t until the next morning that we could see the Catalina sailboat, which had been lying next to Cricket, was up on the shore. On this trip, we departed Tenants at 6:15 a.m. and passed by Port Clyde. Watch your buoys here: It’s easy to get distracted. We cruised into Davis Strait (don’t forget to leave the N “12” to starboard, outbound). At Eastern Egg Rock, we spotted close to a dozen puffins, more than we’d ever seen there before. We cruised past Boothbay and crossed the Sheepscot River, where we saw a whale and many seals, and we again passed Seguin Light. The light can be visited: Pick up a mooring and dinghy ashore. In the summer, caretakers provide tours. Beware: This is not a good spot except in calm conditions. Motoring onward, we passed Small Point, crossed Casco Bay, and went under the Cribstone Bridge (watch your tides and clearance here; sailboats can’t get under this bridge, and it doesn’t open). We then headed up Harpswell Sound and home to our mooring. You’d think we’d get bored with these trips, but as we said at the beginning of this piece, it’s always different, and it is on the coast of Maine which makes it particularly special. Ohio native/Maine resident Jim Fetters served eight years as an officer in the Coast Guard. He and wife Carol retired to Maine in 1999, where they cruise, fish, volunteer, and maintain their boats, including the General Marine 26, a 13-foot Boston Whaler, a dinghy and an inflatable. Points East June 2013
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A solo lady sailor’s five-month cruise of the New England coast aboard a 19foot, eight-inch, Phil Bolger-designed Chebacco Boat. Story and photos by W. R. Cheney For Points East ur house sits right out at the tip of City Point in Burnt Coat Harbor, Swan’s Island, Maine, with water on three sides. A steep slope runs down to the shore, covered with ferns, blueberries, bayberries, a spruce or two, and a couple of ancient apple trees. I was relaxing up on the porch on a misty, golden-hued August morning, enjoying all this along with my first cup of coffee, when I spied a strange craft emerging very slowly out of the mist. There was no perceptible breeze, and the small lugsail-rigged cat yawl was advancing at a rate that could only be called glacial. In fact, it was hard to tell if she was moving at all. A few things about this apparition claimed my whole attention right away. First, visiting boats rarely venture up into our end of the harbor, where the charts wrongly show two feet or less of water. So whoever was sailing this boat was more than usually adventurous, and, second, the boat was sailing in virtually no wind, meaning there was a kindred spirit out there, someone who appreciated the subtle pleasures of winning one’s way without recourse to crass mechanical measures. Finally, there was the craft itself, a truly unusual vessel of 19 feet or so, hard-chined, chunky, with a large multi-windowed house, and smallish sails of novel cut. Not my idea of a beautiful boat, perhaps, but a most interesting one, and, for her length, probably quite useful. A boat which, to paraphrase the popular song, might not go very fast, but could go pretty far. In short, I was intrigued by the whole business and determined that, later in the day, I must row out to meet this lone voyager who, I was sure, would have many interesting things to show and tell. Little did I know then that this solo sailor was in the middle of a five-month cruise of the New England coast. It didn’t work out though. Part of the time, the tide was wrong, and then I had a lot of other things that
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The singlehanded skipper was not some grizzled old sea dog, but an attractive blond woman, and singlehanded female sailors are rare in my waters.
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Shemaya Laurel has played the cards that have been dealt her, considering them all part of the adventure while satisfying her love of sailing.
nor tide to propel her. She arrived an hour or so later, and I was surprised to note that her singlehanded skipper was not some grizzled old sea dog like myself but an attractive blond woman, probably somewhere in her 40s or 50s. This was news indeed, for singlehanded female sailors are about as rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth in my waters. Given all my previous interest and speculation, I was now doubly interested in talking to her. But a wily old salt on a vintage powerboat, the only
other craft in the anchorage, was faster. In no time at all he was out in his little green kayak, circling around and chattering away like a talk show host. I decided to leave the evening chat to him and try again in the morning. I did get to talk to her the next day, and what a story she had to tell. Shemaya Laurel learned sailing and a love of being on the water as a teenager during summer vacations with her grandmother who lived in Stonington on the Connecticut shore of Long Island Sound. She had an
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She arrived an hour or so later, and I was surprised to note that her singlehanded skipper was not some grizzled old sea dog like myself but an attractive blond woman, probably somewhere in her 40s or 50s. and various helpers were occupied in finding, if not a cure, at least a modus vivendi, a way of living with a disease that can be subdued to some degree, but will not go away. At last Shemaya was ready to sail again, but it could not be the same. The Falmouth cutter with its large sail area and heavy rig was now too much boat for her. Weakened to the point where walking was difficult, and even getting on and off, up and down on that highsided craft was not practical, trying to singlehand the boat on long cruises was out of the question. But sail she would: Shemaya sold the cutter and got herself a 14-foot Peep Hen micro-cruiser and continued logging sea miles. Even in that tiny craft, she and a friend managed a cruise from Danversport, Mass., to Kittery, Maine. In 2008, Shemaya commissioned the building of her present craft, the 19-foot, eight-inch Bolger-designed “Chebacco Boat,” Auklet, perhaps with the idea of finding a compromise between the Falmouth Cutter, which was too big, and the Peep Hen, which was too small. Auklet was launched in April 2012, and Shemaya was pretty much on board from then until I began this writing story last October. Most people – for whom
even the simple process of getting on and off boats can involve pain and difficulty – would probably call it a day and elect to stay off boats. Shemaya’s solution has been to stay on the boat most of the time, and it works for her. She seems happy and relaxed on board her floating home, and is proud of leaving a very light footprint on her environment. Auklet is equipped with solar panels for power, and a composting toilet for zero impact on her surroundings. Shemaya is even experimenting with growing some of her own vegetables on board. Throughout her various tribulations, Shemaya’s attitude has remained relentlessly upbeat. In an earlier draft of this article, I referred to the onset of Lyme Disease as “a disaster.” Shemaya objected to this, saying that she prefers to think of it as an opportunity to “learn many new things.” She sees life as an adventurous journey during which you take the cards you are dealt and make the most of them. While Auklet is seldom seen under anything but wind power, she does have a Torqeedo 1003 electric outboard, which Shemaya uses sparingly, and only in situations which might otherwise become dangerous. She says she considers the outboard as “training
Auklet’s 2012 cruise itinerary April 20: Deep River, Conn. First launch, 20 days at Warren’s dock in Deep Connecticut River from Deep River, fitting out. Mid-May: Madison, Conn., at friend’s dock in the Neck River until May 31, more fitting out. Fishers Island; Stonington, Conn.; Point Judith (R.I.) Pond. June: Narragansett Bay: Dutch Harbor, Wickford, Sakonnet River; Cuttyhunk; Narragansett Bay again, rudder-post/tiller-connection repair; Cuttyhunk again; Sakonnet Harbor, Westport Harbor, and Third Beach in the Sakonnet River two or three times. Departed Cuttyhunk eastbound. July/early August: Onset Harbor: Shore-support meeting for supplies, and waiting for favorable timing of tide. July 5: Cape Cod Canal transit. Wellfleet outer harbor (two nights), Sesuit Harbor (two nights), Duxbury/Plymouth (three nights), Rockport, Isles of Shoals, Cape Porpoise (two nights), Wood Island harbor (two nights), Jewell Island (Casco Bay), South Freeport (three nights), Little Whaleboat Island (Casco 52 Points East June 2013
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wheels” for going engineless, which she hopes to do in the near future. A yuloh (a long sculling oar) is under consideration, but she is not sure she would be strong enough to use it successfully. Meanwhile the simple process of waggling the rudder back and forth has provided sufficient propulsion for many windless situations. The boat – technically Bolger’s Chebacco #2 design, or “Glass House Chebacco” (see “Boats With An Open Mind” by Phillip C. Bolger, International Marine, 1994) – was drawn and built as a gaff-headed cat yawl, with considerably more sail area than she shows now. But somewhere around launch time the original mast delaminated, and rather than wait around for repairs, Shemaya took a shorter mast from another boat and improvised the lug-rigged main. I mentioned that a junk rigged main of greater area might be ideal for both her and the boat, and she said that, indeed, she had been thinking about it. I men-
tioned Blondie Hasler’s book on the junk rig (a very obscure reference indeed), and she said that, oh yes, she had a copy. This led to a general discussion of the literature of the sea and cruising in particular. from which I came away believing that she has read most all of it, if not everything. During the course of our conversation, I mentioned to Shemaya that I occasionally write for Points East and other publications and asked if she would send me a copy of her itinerary (see page 52) for the summer of 2012 so folks would know what a small boat and a determined sailor can really do. I can only say that it reads more like the index to a cruising guide for New England waters than a description of a single cruise. W. R. Cheney, who moved to Lady’s Island, S.C., from Vermont a year ago last December, sails the engineless Marshall 22 Penelope out of Swan’s Island, Maine, in summer, and his Marshall Sanderling Shorebird on Lady’s Island, S.C., in the winter.
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What do you do when your three-boat raft drags, in dark of night, in Nova Scotia’s Ingonish Harbor? You haul out an “Ashley’s Book of Knots” or recall the moves in the classic string game. By Judy Silva For Points East e were three boats: Yankee Lady, a Pearson 28, Jim and Judy Silva aboard; Misty, a Pearson Wanderer, Tom and Barbara Frasca aboard; and 2nd Wind, a Catalina 30, Tom and Rosalie Isele aboard. We had just crossed the Cabot Strait from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, and were bound for Ingonish Harbor, Nova Scotia. The entrance was well buoyed. The channel flowed between a man-made point of land and a sandy, shoaling spit of land. The waves from the ocean surge rose up and broke on the shoal, approximately 40 feet from us–too close for any mistakes. Yankee Lady powered through in no less than 20 feet of water . . . no problem. We let Misty know we were through; 2nd Wind and Misty powered through also. Ingonish Harbor was deep, 40 to 50 feet almost to its shores. We motored to starboard and circled in front of a dilapidated wharf. A cruising boat was tied to it, there were no ladders, and there was not really enough room for the three of us to tie up. The people on the cruising boat told us there was also a new pier at the head of the harbor, but it had no planking on top. Yankee Lady continued past the wharf and saw a sailboat anchored. The passage was narrow – some people would consider this a perfect gunkhole – but we decided to check out the small indentation behind the breakwater to get a better view of the harbor. We motored back across the entrance and turned to port. The chart indicated a small strip of water eight
feet deep, followed by a large area with six-foot depth. We circled the area and found 40 feet of water almost to shore. We were tired and hungry. It was flat calm, and we decided that with enough scope out, this would do. We suggested rafting. 2nd Wind anchored first, putting out 140 feet of line. Yankee Lady and Misty pulled up on either side of 2nd Wind. Jim used the dinghy to put our anchor out with 130 feet of line. It was a beautiful spot. The harbor was surrounded by forested mountains that dropped to the shore. A few houses were visible through the trees. Within two hours we were all in bed. At 2 a.m. the wind picked up. Yankee Lady’s main halyard started beating the mast, twang, bang. I struggled out of my warm bed to fix it. Since I was up, I checked the anchor line. The whole three-boat raft was pulling on our line. I was worried about the short scope. I let some more line out and waited, shivering in the cold. Jim got up. We decided to adjust 2nd Wind’s line to even the load. We tried to go back to sleep. Jim was now nervous about the anchors, so he lay down on the “couch” in the main cabin. About an hour later he called, “Judy, come out here.” I pulled on my sweatshirt and struggled to put my jeans on. They were half inside-out, but I wasn’t going into the cold without them. Jeans on, I climbed out to the cockpit barefoot. Then Jim hollered, “Everybody, wake up, we’re dragging!” We were in 17 feet of water and about 20 feet from shore. Tom Isele pushed the starter button on 2nd Points East June 2013
It was a beautiful, starry night but we didn’t have time to think about that. It was also dark. Our first task was to get away from shore without tangling our keels or rudders in the anchor lines. Wind, then cried, “Oh no, my engine won’t start” as the engine cranked over and nothing else happened. Yankee Lady’s and Misty’s engines were running. There was nothing else we could do but stay together. We became a trimaran, or a ship with two propellers. Jim said we needed to get the anchors up and then find shallower water to anchor in. It was a beautiful, starry night but we didn’t have time to think about that. It was also dark. Our first task was to get away from shore without tangling our keels or rudders in the anchor lines. There was an old ferry dock with a few boats tied to or moored near it. It had a bright light on it, which helped illuminate the anchor lines. It also gave us a safe direction to head toward while the men pulled in the anchors. This was not so easy. The anchor lines were twisted around each other. Tom Isele pulled his anchor line in, picked up his heavy anchor, reached out, and, holding the anchor, passed it over Yankee Lady’s line. Then Jim was able to haul Yankee Lady’s anchor in. Meanwhile, Barbara and I were steering the boats
away from shore. While the men went forward to tend to the anchor lines, Barbara and I “womaned” the helms (as opposed to manning them). Misty was the starboard hull, Yankee Lady was the port hull. I told Barbara to increase her throttle to help us turn to port (toward the light). She did. Then she throttled back, and I increased throttle to turn to starboard toward the center of the harbor. We started heading into the middle of the harbor. The water was black, the sky was dark; we couldn’t see much. Jim found Yankee Lady’s spotlight and plugged it in. It didn’t reveal much over the open water. We could see lights on shore, but judging their distance was difficult in the dark. They were much too far away for the spotlight to find. Tom Isele kept trying start his engine, but with no luck. Jim, Tom Frasca and I checked our charts. Jim and I had Tom Isele’s because, in the confusion, we couldn’t find ours (remember: All he had to do was hand it over from one hull to the other). The chart showed that almost the entire harbor had depths of 40 to 58
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We must have been a strange sight – three ghostly boats with red and green running lights on at least one of them, and a white steaming light part way up the mast. feet. There was a 20-plus section close to shore, but how close? Toward the head of the harbor (the opposite end from us), the chart indicated depths of 28 feet, that dropped off to 16 and nine feet. Jim said, “When we get to twenty plus feet we’ll drop the anchors.” Jim took Yankee Lady’s helm while I went below to stop shivering and put on shoes and a coat. I found our chart and noted that a point of land stuck out on the left side of the harbor. I climbed back to the cockpit and suggested to Jim that maybe we should head to the right side. He went below and double-checked, while I steered. I noticed that we were roughly lined up with the red blinking buoy at the entrance to the harbor. Aha! I switched with Jim, went below, and plotted a course from the buoy to the head of the harbor–295 degrees (we were heading 308). Back out, I suggested the change, and we made it. Following this course, there should be no obstructions in our way. It made us feel a little better; we weren’t just heading totally blindly into inky black water.
Barbara and I continued steering our two boats. Our engine speeds were pretty well matched because we tracked a straight line without making many adjustments to our throttles. I was able to make small adjustments with Yankee Lady’s wheel to keep us on course. It was sort of like flying on instruments – nothing to see, just watch the speed, the compass and the depth. There was a piece of tape wrapped around Yankee Lady’s wheel that, when centered on the top, indicated that the rudder was straight, not turned to port or starboard. It was so dark I had to keep feeling for this tape to judge the position of the wheel. Jim stayed on the bow, every now and then shining the searchlight. Tom and Tom stared ahead or watched their fathometers. Nobody panicked. For my part, I was determined that we could do what we needed to do. We kept our speed between one and two knots. It felt as if we were crawling across the harbor. It seemed like the fathometer stayed stuck above 40. We watched someone launch a boat from a ramp onshore. They headed across the harbor behind us, presumably know-
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were facing properly into the wind with pressure on both anchors – straight ahead, almost. After the anchor lines were dropped, I went below to take a break. I could see our American flag on its flag staff in the stern. It was waving briskly, pointing sideways on the boat. This meant we were still broadside to the wind. Please move, I thought. Every now and then I looked up – still sideways. After what seemed like a very long time, I saw the flag shift and start blowing aft. I stood up to look out, and we were facing in the right direction. Wow, we did it and we were all safe. Misty’s rudder will have to be checked later. We were finally straightened out. Should we stay up and eat breakfast? I think all of us elected to go back to bed. Jim and I got up a couple of hours later. Coffee and food helped perk us up. It was a beautiful morning and a beautiful spot. As we looked around, we saw we were a comfortable distance from shore. The water was calm, the sun was out and the mountains rose up from the land. We observed the winding trails of a ski resort. Ironically, we saw the new wharf a short distance away, over in the direction of the ski lift. Judy started sailing as a teenager on Long Island Sound. She has cruised New England waters aboard various cruising sailboats. The best boat of all was Yankee Lady, she says, which she bought new in 1986 and sailed as far as Nantucket, mostly singlehanded. She married Jim, an accomplished sailor, in 1996. Together, they have cruised to the Bahamas aboard Jim’s boat, Albatross, a Challenger 32, and circumnavigated New England aboard Yankee Lady. This nocturnal adventure is an excerpt from “The Voyage of Yankee Lady Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat,” available in bookstores in July.
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Rockland-Castine Regatta July 20-21 The Rockland-Castine Regatta is back – this summer July 2021 – and well on its way to becoming a Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association (GMORA) tradition. The gathering of more than 100 sailors at Dennett’s Wharf in Castine, complete with rum and live reggae music and the R-C, continued on Page 65 62 Points East June 2013
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Youth, College classes to spice Ida Lewis Race In its ninth edition, the Ida Lewis Distance Race overnight competition starts on Aug. 16 off Newport, R.I., and takes sailors on one of four coastal courses between 104 and 177 miles. The race, open to IRC, PHRF, One Design, Double-Handed and Multihull boats, also offers special trophies for College and Youth teams, and this year has already attracted “I’ve been coming to Newport since the 1970s, and it is always a good time with lots of great events,” said Kevin McNeil (Annapolis, Md.), who will compete in the Ida race for his first time, helming his Farr 40 Nightshift. ILDR, continued on Page 66 www.pointseast.com
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Maine Gulf Solo-Twin Race set for July 27-28 The Gulf of Maine Solo-Twin race will start July 27 off Provincetown, Mass., and will finish off Rockland, Maine. There will be both double-handed and singlehanded divisions. The race will be run largely by the sailors, with a focus on simplicity and safety. Entry fees will be kept as low as possible to foster greater participation. The race offers a great opportunity to get boats up to Maine for racing or cruising. The Gulf of Maine Solo-Twin will be one of the qualifiers for the Ocean Planet Shorthanded Racing Trophy. There will be an informal cocktail hour, followed by
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beauty that helps put everything in perspective, like this memory from Perry Creek in the Fox Islands Thorofare: “During the night, Jim and I woke up around 3:00 a.m. It was absolutely still. We stepped out of the companionway. It was damp and cold, but the stars were brilliant spots in an absolutely dark sky – no city or town lights anywhere. The silence was untouchable.” This is a must-read for anyone considering such a journey. And it is a fun read for those who appreciate traditional, no-frills cruising aboard conventional small sailboats. Sandy Marsters is co-founder, along with Bernie Wideman, of Points East, and since the former relinquished the reins of the magazine seven years ago, he has done far more boating than the entire staff to which he left his magazine. Perhaps there was a method to his madness.
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and seeing the blue islands of the Maine coast coming into view is as alive as ever, but I have become pretty lazy about exerting the sweat, time and effort for preparation, hoping that my husband will take care of it. A few days ago, a new book arrived from International Marine-, “Suddenly Overboard: True Stories of Sailors in Fatal Trouble” by Tom Lochhaas, a compilation of recent sailboat rescues from all over the world. The author has edited two anthologies of true sailing stories – “Treacherous Waters: Stories of Sailors in the Clutch of the Sea” and “Intrepid Voyagers: Stories of the World’s Most Adventurous Sailors.” But in this book he uses his own writing skills and sailor’s experience to make each incident rise from the print of rescue reports and newspaper accounts into three dimensional adventure stories. What could possibly go wrong during a sail? The chapters are divided into categories of accidents answering that question including those occurring in the home harbor, or caused by storms, running aground, equipment failure, lack of communication, and lack of
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high or dead-low tide), where sandy bottom is prevalent. Depths of 10 to 25 feet produce best this month, and a one- to three-knot drift will entice hits from these aggressive feeders and allow you to cover some ground in your hunt for these tasty fish. The outside of Toddâ€™s Point as well as Captains Harbor are good bets. Here are some offerings from my go-to list of tackle for fluke, stripers and blues: Sufix 832 braided line in 20- to 50-pound tests, VMC circle hooks in sizes 5/0, 7/0 and 9/0 when bait fishing with sandworms as well as chunk or live bait, and Rapalaâ€™s new Scatter Rap Evasive Action Series lures of various sizes and colors as well as some Williamson LiveBunker trolling lures. Having fun by varying your techniques, even trying some unconventional approaches, will at times get you into solid fishing action when others are struggling. Working the tides and phases of the moon to key in on peak periods will often help tip the odds in your favor, but Iâ€™ve also found my fellow fisherman avoiding the â€œdown timesâ€? (i.e., full-high or dead-low tide) and missing out on some hot action dur-
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Boating’s version of the fabled “finger in the dike,” the pine plug, stopped the ingress of water and bought us some time.
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Why didn’t we have our own soft pine plugs? Well, they were still on our new boat’s needed-stuff list, along with a lot of other things. Fortunately, we were in the right place when the wrong thing happened. By Bill Hezlep For Points East Editor’s note: In the May 2013 issue, in his article “Nauset’s Shakedown Cruise,” Bill Hezlep tells of this Nauset 28’s delivery south, complete with mpg, gph and total fuel usage and cost. He also alludes to the episode in this story, writing: “Chesapeake Bay decided to visit our bilge, and Nauset, with us aboard, very nearly took a short, fast cruise straight down.” But let’s let Bill tell the tale: oft pine plugs” are those little tapered wood things sold by West Marine, Defender, Hamilton Marine, and every other marinesupply place in the world, neatly packed in plastic bags in a variety of sizes. The Coast Guard, Boat/US, Sea Tow, and the other boating magazines all suggest – sometimes insist – that these pine plugs are important and should be part of the emergency kit aboard every boat that ventures into water deeper than the
When the high water alarm went off – and when we realized what that remarkably loud alarm actually was – I raised the engine hatch and discovered that Chesapeake Bay had come a’calling and was moving in fast. people aboard are tall. We know why. Betty and I were aboard our new – to us anyway – boat at Campbell’s Bachelor Point Boatyard in Oxford, Md. We had purchased the boat on Cape Cod three weeks earlier and, as a shakedown cruise, had driven Points East June 2013
it south. Campbellâ€™s Bachelor Point is a comfortable, courtesy bikes and ride into town for dinner, our highpretty marina and one of the better boatyards on the water alarm went off, and one of those things called a Chesapeake Bay. â€œboating experienceâ€? or a â€œsea storyâ€? was under way. We were spending a week there, showing the new When the high water alarm went off â€“ and when we ride to friends, inrealized what that restalling my HAM/SSB markably loud alarm radio, and doing other actually was â€“ I raised boat systems work bethe engine hatch and fore continuing our discovered that Chesayou-drive-it delivery peake Bay had come trip south. For us, Bisaâ€™calling and was movcayne Bay, Miami and ing in fast. I turned on the Florida Keys were our large bilge pump â€“ preferable to winteria Rule 2000 with a 1 zation and shrink1/8-inch out-put hose wrap. fitted with an autoThe evening of Oct. matic float switch that 10, 2012 there were had been tested and small-craft advisories worked. At least it for the length of the worked when the togChesapeake. In OxPhoto by Bill Hezlep gle switch controlling ford, at the mouth of the pump was turned the Tred Avon River on The high point in the bilge pump hose, on the right, was lacking an to â€œautomatic.â€? Why Marylandâ€™s Eastern anti-siphon loop, and the thru-hull, one of three right at the waterline, wasnâ€™t the toggle had neither a check valve nor a seacock. Shore, a 20- to 25-plusswitch on auto? Uhâ€Ś knot northwest wind was pushing water and some wellâ€Śfrom time to timeâ€Śthese things just happen. chop into Campbellâ€™s Bachelor Point. About 6 p.m., as Somewhat to my surprise, the big pump pumped out we were getting ready to take two of the boatyardâ€™s the water. But when the water level had dropped as
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far as the pump could take it, the pump did not go off. It kept running, slurping up a mix of water and air, with occasional short time-outs. I turned the pump switch to “Off ” and almost immediately the Chesapeake started flowing back in – that which had just been pumped out was back-siphoning through the pump that had pumped it out. With the pump running, we were OK, i.e. floating. But if the pump died or clogged, we would probably be exploring whatever was on the bottom of our slip, un-
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bilge-pump thru-hull. Why didn’t we have our own soft pine plugs? They were still on the needed-stuff list, along with a lot of other things. Eric’s plug stopped the water and bought us some time, but we clearly needed a haul out – sooner rather than later. A friend who keeps his boat at Bachelor Point gave me the home phone number of Tommy Campbell – the Campbell, or maybe one of the Campbells, in Campbell’s Bachelor Point Boatyard. I called him and explained our problem and our current status – floating on a soft pine plug – and he said we’d be out first thing in the morning. Then we resumed our original plan: We borrowed two of the marina’s courtesy bikes, rode into Oxford, and enjoyed a cheeseburger in paradise at the Robert Morris Inn. At least I had a cheeseburger and two imperial pints of the inn’s fine Tavern Ale. Betty had one of the excellent evening specials and a glass of good wine. On boats, things can happen fast: From bilge alarm to the bar at the Robert Morris Inn and that first pint of ale consumed less than 45 minutes. Before breakfast the next morning, the Travelift crew was on the job, and by 7:45 a.m. we were up on the hard. That afternoon, we were back in the water with three new bronze thru-hulls, two new anti-siphon loops, a new holding-tank air vent set high in the hull, and a lot of new hose. We had three new bronze thru-
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possibly when the boat was repowered, the hoses from Mid-September is late for starting south from Cape the large automatic bilge pump and the shower sump Cod in a 28-foot powerboat, and I was not thinking pump were re-routed. Both hoses had new and old sec- “haul-out and fix now.” I had a pre-purchase survey tions of hose joined by hose connectors. done by a competent surveyor, whom I know and reThen into the boat’s life came Betty and I. Most of spect. He knew I had extensively overhauled the last our time on the boat is, or will boat he surveyed for me, and be, in the form of several sixwe had talked about my ideas to 10-week cruises each year, for this boat. As a result, during which we will run from some things that might have the Chesapeake to the Florida been called out probably slid Keys and maybe the Bahamas through. or up to New England. So we Boats and houses change carry a full load of cruising owners over time, and when gear and goodies: dinghy, outyou buy an older, well-used, board, primary anchor with 75 one, no matter how good your feet of chain and a secondary pre-purchase inspections and anchor with 30 feet of chain, surveys are, a few little goodlots of tools and other good ies are always missed. Photo by Bill Hezlep stuff. And I took the original We are very glad that Eric small batteries out and in- Campbell’s Bachelor Point Boatyard finishes Duffy had that plug, that it was the stalled much larger, heavier Downeast-style hulls from Atlantic Boat Company of right size, that we knew what Brooklin, Maine. This is one of them. batteries. to do with it, that no one panThe boat is not a big boat – icked, and that we were in a 28-foot LOA Downeast lobsterboat with a displace- the right place when the wrong thing happened. We ment when built of about 10,500 pounds. As originally are also glad we were aboard when the event hapbuilt, the three thru-hulls in question were probably pened. If it had occurred a half-hour later, after we had several inches above the water line. But the repower- left for dinner, or while the boat was on a mooring in ing and the additional gear increased the boat’s loaded Annapolis and we were ashore, the story would have operating weight by 1,500 to 1,800 pounds. This con- had a different ending. stitutes a significant percentage of the boat’s displacement – nough additional weight to set the hull deeper A professional cartographer, Bill’s lifelong infatuainto the water and put the thru-hulls right on the wa- tion with the sea, ships and boats began in 1961 when, terline. at 17, he went to sea on a square-rigged Norwegian Over the 30 years before we bought this boat, we had school ship. He met Betty, an aerospace engineer, mathowned six others. The first three were sail and then ematician, pilot and experienced sailor, in a sailing three power, and none of these were exactly new. Most club in Annapolis in 1993. A year later, they left the were sort of “in the back of the yard” or what yacht bro- Chesapeake on what was supposed to be a one-year, kers call “real classics.” Two needed extensive renova- round-trip cruise, south to the Florida Keys, over to the tion. Looking at this boat before I bought it, I saw the Bahamas and back to the bay. They never returned to plastic thru-hulls and the bilge pump hose, but they their former lives. They spend half the year cruising the registered as probably OK, something to be taken care East and Gulf coasts and the Bahamas aboard Nauset, of later, farther south. their retirement cruising boat.
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A ketch joined the Leight in the provocative gray solitude of the Mud Hole on Great Wass Island.
Solitude in gray knew it was coming. Not long after leaving Maine’s Little Cranberry Island astern, bound 40 miles up the shore for the Mud Hole, the wind backed south. A gloomy gathering of clouds to seaward portended no good, and soon scarves of fog enveloped the restless seas. I was singlehanding and possessed by the intensity of it – keenly aware of the drama of floating in unfathomable space. Laboring along at four knots, a foul tide took its toll. The waypoints off Petit Manan Island and Seahorse Rock were long, mist drenched, hours in the making. I occasionally entertained thoughts of cranking up the engine and getting on with it, but another knot of speed wasn’t worth the noise. Mid-morning I took a steaming cup of hot chocolate in the cabin. Soon it was time for a peanut butter and jelly lunch, and a fistful
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of cashews as the afternoon got on, the Leight pitching and scending her way across a great gray emptiness. With the day fading, and light as dull as dishwater, at long last we came into narrow sluice of granite and greenery that is the Mud Hole. The waters were quiet as a millpond, and there was a palpable letting go of the knot in my stomach as the anchor splashed overboard, and I felt the comfort and wildness of the place. Life reduced to its marrow felt potent. The velvety vastness of night was profound and sleep untroubled, but for an occasional shard of sad song from the foghorn on Mistake Island. Morning came breathlessly late. There was little sense of time as plashes of foggy dewdrops pattered down on the cabin top from tiny crystal globes in the bejeweled rigging. There was not a blemish upon the smooth silver email@example.com
waters as I stood under the dodger and took in the minimalist world The thing on days like this is to keep the boat buttoned up and mind open. I’d plugged up the solar cabin fan with a paper towel, and taped the Lifestyle section of a newspaper over a section of the hatch louvers. The kerosene lantern flickered amiably and added a bit of warmth to the snug cabin. French toast sizzled away on the stove, CBC Halifax faded in and out, and a trio of guillemots gathered close alongside seemingly bent on nothing more than keeping me company. Silencing the radio, I addressed a few niggling maintenance chores. There was a certain pleasure in taking my sweet time and doing a serviceable job of them. Sewing up a rent in a wool shirt was a not an unpleasant occupation. I rewired the inverter connection and washed the cabin floor. Later, lost in a deep reading of H.W. Tillman’s stirring Greenland sailing adventurers, they seemed all the more heroic for the pregnant hush
and the wild scene that came into view when I wiped away the condensation from the cabin window. The world was reduced to a few shades of gray. It was stunningly beautiful, almost theatrical. Slender spruce crowded close aboard to starboard, and the bold granite main was a mere suggestion of its former self. A gull floated past. I felt thousands of miles from home. So the day went in pregnant silence. I was perfectly content, and not in the least bit lonely. What a luxury it was to live so quietly. As evening came on, a ketch motored in and anchored a respectful distance off. I was glad to see them, but it was scaling up and not nearly as provocative as my gray solitude. David Buckman sails out of Round Pond, Maine. His book, “Bucking the Tide,” about discovering New England coast in the wreck of an 18-foot sloop, is available at www.eastworkspublications.com.
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USPS Seamanship Course Pocasset, Mass. This essential boating course is presented by the Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. The 12-week course will be on Wednesday evenings 7-9 pm. Classroom materials are included. Contact Education Officer Dick Moore for class particulars and course description. 508-888-8238 firstname.lastname@example.org”
District 1 J/24 Championships Portsmouth, N.H. The local J/24 fleet in is again sponsoring the District 1 Championships on June 1 and 2, 2013. This regatta is a world qualifier for the J/24s in Newport R.I., later this summer. Over 40 boats are expected this year from all over New England as well as from outside this area, who want to be able to enter the World Championship. The regatta anouncement is online. www.j24district1championship.com Wellfleet Harborfest Row/Paddle Cruise Mayo Beach, Wellfleet, Mass., 3 p.m. next to the pier, weather permitting. Sponsored in part by the Cape Cod Marine Trades Association. The Cruise make its way along Mayo Beach , past Chequessett Yacht Club and go up the Herring River to the dike, and return. Kayaks can be launched from the Town Landing west of the commercial pier, right below the Harbor Freeze. Boats on trailers will be permitted to use the Town ramp. All boat must be capable of navigating open water, and must have required Coast Guard Safety equipment. So bring your sea kayak, sea canoe, Whitehall, dory, or other seaworthy human powered craft. FMI: http://wellfleet250.org/harborfest/ or email email@example.com 2013 Women’s Sailing Conference, Corinthian Yacht Club, One Nahant St., Marblehead, Mass. A 6-hour conference, a program of the National Women’s Sailing Association, on recreational sailing and cruising for women. Learn basics or enhance your skill levels through expert-led panel discussion and hands-on training. Beth Leonard, Technical Editor for BoatUS publications and Director of Technical Services, will moderate. Lunches, raffles, silent auction to benefit Women’s Sailing Foundation are included. Contact Joan Thayer. www.womensailing.org firstname.lastname@example.org
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USCG Auxiliary Paddlesports America Classes Jubilee Yacht Club, 127 Water Street, Beverly, MA. This is an introductory course designed to address the unique needs of kayakers and canoeists. The course covers five chapters of safety information and provides a wide variety of information about paddle craft. email@example.com 781-246-6714”
Advanced Power Boat Handling and On-The-Water Training Parkers Boat Yard, Cataumet Mass. This popular course is being repeated this year as a two day program on June 7-8, and will be located at Offered by the Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. Will include class and on water instruction including materials. Contact Education Officer Dick Moore for course description and class details. 508-888-8238 firstname.lastname@example.org”
Marine Radar Seminar Mashpee Public Library, 64 Steeple St, Mashpee. Mass., 9:30am12noon. Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. This seminar covers radar functions, selection, display interpretation, setting of controls, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using radar. Saturday. Contact Jerry Daly. FMI: 508-5393919 or email email@example.com
Fourth Annual Gosport Regatta Portsmouth, N.H. Organized by Star Island and the Piscataqua Sailing Association, this premier seacoast event allows spectators to experience the excitement of open ocean racing with a fleet of 40 sailboats in the racing, cruising and J/24 classes. Originally held in 1874 and revived in 2010, the Gosport Regatta features live entertainment by some of the region s finest musicians. The race weekend kicks off on the night of Friday, June 7 with a reception for sponsors and skippers. Spectators will board the M/V Thomas Laighton departing out of Portsmouth and head out to the mouth of the Piscataqua River to start the race to the Isles of Shoals. www.StarIsland.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
VHF/DSC Marine Radio Course Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee, Mass., 9:30 am-12 noon Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. This seminar provides essential information on the VHF marine radio incl. VHF basics, its role as part of your on-board safety equipment, usage protocols, and Digital Selective Calling, part of the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue 21 System. The instructor will be Mr. Bob Sweet, author of several popular books on boating. Contact Jerry Daly. 508-539-3919, email@example.com
Newport Charter Yacht Show Newport Yachting Center, Newport, R.I. This summer, luxury yachts from around the globe will converge on Newport for the annual Newport Charter Yacht Show, the only one of its kind in the U.S. that caters exclusively to charter yacht professionals, including agents, owners, brokers and captains. Charter yachts ranging in size from 80 feet up to superyacht size of 150 to 225-plus feet. Seminars, “yacht hops” and a culinary competition. www.newportchartershow.com
America's Boating Course (ABC) Saturday June 22 and 29, 9 am-6pm.Two-day course in basic safe boating instruction by Buzzards Bay Sail & Power Squadron. including paper & digital charts and basic piloting techniques. Successful completion can quality 12-15 yr olds for MA boat operator certification. Pre-registration required. Contact Dick Moore. 508-888-8238, firstname.lastname@example.org
Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race Week Block Island, R.I. Seven new championship events have been added to the biennial regatta’s schedule along with the introduction of new classes for Classics, Doublehanded boats and Gunboats. The event will host the IRC North American Championship; HPR (High Performance Rule) North American Championship;
Windjammer Day's Artists Alley Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. On Tuesday, June 25, two streets (Bridge Street and By-Way Street) will be blocked off for this street fair that will be an engaging mixture of viewable works and artists both performing live demonstrations and creating pieces on the spot for the public to enjoy. The 2013 Windjammer Days is scheduled to take place June 25 & 26, with the schooners appearing in Linekin Bay on Tuesday the 25th and in the harbor on Wednesday the 26th. www.boothbayharbor.com, 207-633-2353
51st Annual Windjammer Days Antique Boat Parade Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. About 40 boats line up off Tumbler Island, with the oldest boat in the front of
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the line. Boats in the parade must be at least 25 years old.Parade viewers will be able to watch the parade of boats, which will then remain in the water near the Rocktide Inn, the site of the Parade reception. The Rocktide Inn, along with Edgecomb Boatworks, Paul E. Luke Boatyard, Boothbay Region Boatyard, Ocean Point Marina, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Southport Island Marine, and Topside Inn and others will host the Antique Boat Parade reception from 3-5 p.m. www.boothbayharbor.com, 207-633-2353 26-28
IYRS|ACMA Composites Certification Seminar IYRS Bristol Campus, Bristol, R.I. The IYRS|ACMA Composites Certification Seminar combines the CCT classroom training with hands-on lab experience preparing participants for the CCT certification exams. The 3-day seminar will focus on the following CCT Certifications: Open Molding, Vacuum Infusion (VIP), Light Resin Transfer Molding and Wind Blade Repair. email@example.com”
Edgartown Y.C. Round-the-Island Race Edgartown Yacht Club, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. A PHRF Lighthouse Series Qualifier. Big Boat Buoy Races Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19. An IRC Gulf Stream Series Qualifier. Moorings reservations can be made online at Edgartown Harbormaster Department www.ewdgartownharbor.com. Housing & Hotel contact Board of Trade www.edgartownboardoftrade.com or Chamber of Commerce www.mvy.com. EYC Housing firstname.lastname@example.org. www.rtirace.org
Dedication Weekend: SSV Oliver Hazard Perry Newport, R.I. Rhode Island’s official sailing education vessel. Dedication July 5, Newport Shipyard, 1800 hours (until midnight). Cocktails, entertainment, a dinner/dance and a live auction will raise funds for the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, which will be dockside at Newport Shipyard. Dedication ceremony and tours July 6, Fort Adams State Park, 1100 hours. Dedication tours July 7, Fort Adams State Park, hours tbd. SSV Oliver Hazard Perry will be open for tours at Fort Adams. www.ohpri.org email@example.com” The Voyage of Yankee Lady, Circumnavigating New England on a Sailboat A book signing at River Run Bookstore, Portsmouth, N.H., 4 p.m. ”The Voyage of Yankee Lady” describes the adventures of six retired sailors who cruised three modest sailboats along the waterways that surround New England. Written by a woman who is passionate about sailing, the book describes encounters with whales, weather and navigation challenges, magnificent scenery and everyday
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cruising life. It is a good adventure story that will appeal to all, both men and women, who dream of adventure and cruising on a boat. firstname.lastname@example.org” 10
USCG Auxiliary Paddlesports America Classes Jubilee Yacht Club, 127 Water Street, Beverly, MA. This is an introductory course designed to address the unique needs of kayakers and canoeists. The course covers five chapters of safety information and provides a wide variety of information about paddle craft. email@example.com 781-246-6714”
Edgartown Yacht Club 90th Annual Regatta Edgartown Yacht Club Regatta (“the Regatta”), Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. for OneDesign Classes. Open to One Design Classes, including but not limited to, Wianno Senior, Shields, Rhodes 19, Herreshoff 12-1/2s, Laser, Laser Radial, Club 420, and International Optimist Dingy. Participation by other One-Design classes is encouraged and inclusion will be at the discretion of the Race Committee. http://www.edgartownyc.org
17th Annual Hospice Regatta of Maine The Morris Yachts Service Yard in Northeast Harbor, Maine. Contact Sarah Fawle at Morris Yachts or Jody Wolford-Tucker with questions. firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
79th annual Monhegan Race Racing festivities kick off Friday, July 12 with a cocktail party at Portland Yacht Club. The race finishes in Penobscot Bay. With more racing in the Rockland-Castine pursuit race the following weekend, switching it up to present a new look with new racing challenges is a natural for the oldest race on the Maine coast. The race starts Saturday morning in Casco Bay and ends outside of Camden Harbor with both offshore and inshore courses for racing machines and cruising platforms. Awards ceremony at Wayfarer Marine in Camden. www.portlandyachtclub.com
Rockland to Castine Regatta Rockland Yacht Club, Rockland, Maine. A GMORA tradition, this gathering of more than 100 sailors at Dennett’s Wharf in Castine, complete with rum and live reggae music and the friendly awards barbecue at Rockland Yacht Club following Sunday’s racing, were among the season’s biggest highlights. Racing will be open to several classes and divisions, including shorthanded racers and “pursuit” racing. www.rocklandyc.org
Gulf of Maine Solo-Twin Race Rockland Yacht Club, Rockland, Maine. The race will start July 27 off Provincetown, Mass., and will finish off
people, designers, furniture makers, marinegear vendors, and musicians. There’ll be live music, a Just For Kids activities area, fine Maine food, and the Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials. Admission: $12 adults, under 12 free. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily. www.maineboats.com firstname.lastname@example.org”
Rockland, Maine. There will be both doublehanded and single-handed divisions. The race will be run largely by the sailors, with a focus on simplicity and safety. Entry fees will be kept as low as possible to foster greater participation. This race fits the description of an ORC Category 3 event. For an abstract of ISAF Category 3 requirements go to www.sailing.org/1930.php. www.rocklandyc.org AUGUST 1
2013 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous Camden and Thomaston, Maine, co-hosted by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. The Penobscot Bay Rendezvous welcomes both the hard-core sailor as well as the recreational sailor who is not so competitive but would like to join in a new activity on the water. Last summer 54 sail and powerboats gathered for the four-night three-day event; 26 of the 37 skippers from the 2011 fleet participated in the 2012 event. Super yachts to daysailers are encouraged to participate. Powerboaters will participate in two days of a Photo Pursuit and a Poker Run. Contact Marnie Read, event organizer. www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com 207-2669381”
Ida Lewis Distance Race Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, R.I. The ninth edition features four coastal racecourses between 104nm and 177nm and is the perfectly designed overnighter for IRC, PHRF, One Design and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. Its roundtrip course starts and finishes off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club and includes turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower. http://ildistancerace.org
31st Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, Salem, Mass. Sailboats, powerboats, hand-powered craft, reproductions. Judging, exhibits, music. ”Where else,” says Pat Wells, Coordinator, ”can one see 1900s-60s motor yachts, mahogany speedboats, sloops, yawls, schooners and a 19th century gold-leaf canoe? Although many of these craft are museum quality, they are real boats in the water and in use by their owners today.” www.boatfestival.org 617-666-8530”
14th Annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden We hope you will join us this summer for the fourteenth annual Castine Classic Yacht Race to Camden on Thursday, August 1. This year’s event will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the famed Concordia yachts, with notable examples on exhibition at the Town Dock and a symposium at the Maine Maritime Academy. A magnificent fleet of Concordias will rendezvous in Castine to kick-off a month-long celebration. For the Race Notice/Registration form and the Preliminary Sailing Instructions, visit www.castineyachtclub.org. www.erregatta.com 23rd annual SSCA Downeast Gam Gilkey s Harbor, Islesboro, Maine. Cruisers heading to Maine this summer should mark their calendars for the 23rd annual SSCA Downeast Gam to give them time to arrive, cruise Maine or Nova Scotia then head back south. This year's Gam will kick off Aug. 2 with a dinghy raft-up cocktail party. Come ashore Aug. 3 at 11 with your contribution to the potluck lunch at Dick and Kathy de Grasse's cottage on Islesboro Island. Coordinates 44 16.9'N, 68 55.9'W will put you in sheltered Broad Cove in front of the cottage. 207-734-6948 after June 1, 781-635-5439-cell
USODA Optimist New England Championships SailMaine is hosting the USODA Optimist New England Championships, and expect about 300 participants from all over New England and the rest of the country to participate. Contact Alicia Mooradian, Program Director. www.sailmaine.org 207-200-7248”
USCG Auxiliary Paddlesports America Classes Jubilee Yacht Club, 127 Water Street, Beverly, MA. This is an introductory course designed to address the unique needs of kayakers and canoeists. The course covers five chapters of safety information and provides a wide variety of information about paddle craft. Contact Bob Amiro. email@example.com 781-246-6714
11th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Rockland Harbor Park, Rockland, Maine. Maine’s only in-water boat and home show will feature artists, architects, boatbuilders, crafts-
SEPTEMBER 2-7 US Sailing’s International Women’s Keelboat Championship Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass. The 15th edition of this Championship will be raced in the International J/22 class keelboat, suitable for four-person teams. The official Notice of Race has been posted. Held biennially, the event provides women keelboat and offshore sailors high-quality racing and an opportunity to compete with top national and international sailors. www.ussailing.org.
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1.19 1.22 1.28 1.34 1.39 1.41 1.35 1.18
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10.25 10.71 11.21 11.68 12.06 12.28
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0.15 0.27 2.42 2.37 2.37 2.39 2.43 2.48 2.53 2.58 2.61 0.22 0.28 0.33 0.38 0.4 0.41 0.38 2.43 2.51 2.62 2.74 2.86 2.96 3.04 3.09 -0.25 -0.09 0.09 0.26
3.88 3.86 3.88 3.92 0.29 0.23 0.18 0.16 0.17 0.22 0.31 0.42 0.54 0.65 3.34 3.47 3.64 3.87 4.17 4.49 -0.35 -0.49 -0.55 -0.53 -0.42 -0.22 0.04 4.19 4.04 3.88
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3.97 4.0 3.99 3.93 3.83 3.71 3.58 3.46 3.35
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06:38 PM 07:43 PM 08:57 PM 10:05 PM 11:05 PM
0.72 0.73 0.62 0.41 0.17
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06:51 PM 07:45 PM 08:38 PM 09:30 PM 10:24 PM 11:18 PM
4.79 5.01 5.1 5.05 4.86 4.58
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06:22 PM 07:54 PM 09:28 PM
0.33 0.57 0.67
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1:53 AM 2:34 AM 3:21 AM 4:18 AM 5:23 AM 6:34 AM 7:48 AM 9:02 AM 10:13 AM 11:22 AM 12:27 PM
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05:55 AM 12:42 AM 01:44 AM 02:44 AM 03:38 AM 04:27 AM 05:10 AM 05:51 AM 12:09 AM 12:48 AM 01:28 AM 02:08 AM 02:49 AM 03:32 AM 04:18 AM 05:07 AM 06:00 AM 12:48 AM 01:45 AM 02:42 AM 03:38 AM 04:33 AM 05:27 AM 06:20 AM 12:48 AM 01:43 AM 02:38 AM 03:34 AM 04:32 AM 05:30 AM
10.14 0.61 0.63 0.55 0.43 0.32 0.23 0.18 10.31 10.27 10.18 10.05 9.88 9.69 9.5 9.34 9.25 0.89 0.46 -0.07 -0.65 -1.18 -1.61 -1.87 12.31 12.11 11.71 11.16 10.53 9.92
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12:08 PM 0.11 06:58 AM 9.71 08:00 AM 9.42 08:59 AM 9.26 09:53 AM 9.19 10:41 AM 9.16 11:25 AM 9.16 12:06 PM 9.16 06:31 AM 0.17 07:10 AM 0.2 07:49 AM 0.27 08:28 AM 0.36 09:09 AM 0.48 09:51 AM 0.6 10:36 AM 0.71 11:23 AM 0.78 12:14 PM 0.79 06:55 AM 9.25 07:52 AM 9.37 08:50 AM 9.59 09:47 AM 9.89 10:44 AM 10.22 11:40 AM 10.52 12:34 PM 10.76 07:13 AM -1.91 08:05 AM -1.75 08:57 AM -1.39 09:50 AM -0.89 10:44 AM -0.32 11:39 AM 0.26
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JUNE 2013 Day June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June June
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Sunrise Sunset 5:10 AM 8:15 PM 5:09 AM 8:15 PM 5:09 AM 8:16 PM 5:09 AM 8:17 PM 5:08 AM 8:18 PM 5:08 AM 8:18 PM 5:08 AM 8:19 PM 5:07 AM 8:19 PM 5:07 AM 8:20 PM 5:07 AM 8:21 PM 5:07 AM 8:21 PM 5:07 AM 8:22 PM 5:07 AM 8:22 PM 5:07 AM 8:22 PM 5:07 AM 8:23 PM 5:07 AM 8:23 PM
06:33 PM 01:07 PM 02:03 PM 02:57 PM 03:46 PM 04:32 PM 05:15 PM 05:56 PM 12:46 PM 01:25 PM 02:04 PM 02:44 PM 03:25 PM 04:07 PM 04:52 PM 05:39 PM 06:29 PM 01:07 PM 02:01 PM 02:56 PM 03:52 PM 04:46 PM 05:41 PM 06:35 PM 01:29 PM 02:23 PM 03:17 PM 04:12 PM 05:07 PM 06:03 PM
Day June June June June June June June June June June June June June June
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5:07 5:07 5:07 5:07 5:08 5:08 5:08 5:08 5:09 5:09 5:09 5:10 5:10 5:11
8:24 8:24 8:24 8:24 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25 8:25
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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
05:49 AM 12:42 AM 01:46 AM 02:45 AM 03:39 AM 04:27 AM 05:11 AM 05:52 AM 12:04 AM 12:40 AM 01:16 AM 01:54 AM 02:33 AM 03:14 AM 03:58 AM 04:46 AM 05:38 AM 12:27 AM 01:26 AM 02:25 AM 03:24 AM 04:20 AM 05:15 AM 06:09 AM 12:36 AM 01:32 AM 02:28 AM 03:26 AM 04:24 AM 05:25 AM
9.77 0.59 0.56 0.45 0.31 0.19 0.11 0.1 9.97 9.9 9.79 9.65 9.49 9.31 9.13 8.97 8.85 0.99 0.6 0.09 -0.47 -1.01 -1.44 -1.7 11.87 11.68 11.29 10.76 10.16 9.57
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12:06 PM 0.02 06:54 AM 9.37 07:57 AM 9.1 08:56 AM 8.95 09:50 AM 8.89 10:39 AM 8.86 11:23 AM 8.84 12:03 PM 8.82 06:29 AM 0.13 07:06 AM 0.2 07:41 AM 0.29 08:17 AM 0.4 08:54 AM 0.49 09:33 AM 0.58 10:15 AM 0.66 11:00 AM 0.71 11:50 AM 0.72 06:35 AM 8.82 07:34 AM 8.89 08:35 AM 9.1 09:35 AM 9.4 10:33 AM 9.74 11:29 AM 10.06 12:24 PM 10.3 07:03 AM -1.76 07:56 AM -1.62 08:50 AM -1.31 09:45 AM -0.86 10:40 AM -0.35 11:37 AM 0.16
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06:30 PM 01:06 PM 02:04 PM 02:57 PM 03:47 PM 04:32 PM 05:13 PM 05:52 PM 12:41 PM 01:18 PM 01:55 PM 02:32 PM 03:11 PM 03:51 PM 04:35 PM 05:21 PM 06:11 PM 12:43 PM 01:39 PM 02:36 PM 03:33 PM 04:29 PM 05:25 PM 06:20 PM 01:19 PM 02:14 PM 03:10 PM 04:06 PM 05:02 PM 06:00 PM
9.83 0.36 0.62 0.81 0.94 1.03 1.1 1.17 8.78 8.74 8.7 8.69 8.71 8.79 8.93 9.14 9.43 0.68 0.55 0.33 0.05 -0.23 -0.47 -0.6 10.43 10.46 10.39 10.25 10.07 9.88
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1.24 1.3 1.37 1.43 1.47 1.47 1.41 1.25
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9.81 10.26 10.75 11.23 11.62 11.85
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07:16 PM -0.59 08:13 PM -0.46 09:11 PM -0.22 10:12 PM 0.07 11:13 PM 0.35
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05:30 AM 12:25 AM 01:27 AM 02:25 AM 03:18 AM 04:07 AM 04:51 AM 05:32 AM 06:10 AM 12:23 AM 01:00 AM 01:37 AM 02:16 AM 02:56 AM 03:40 AM 04:28 AM 05:20 AM 12:10 AM 01:09 AM 02:08 AM 03:06 AM 04:02 AM 04:57 AM 05:51 AM 12:18 AM 01:13 AM 02:09 AM 03:06 AM 04:05 AM 05:05 AM
11.17 0.43 0.4 0.28 0.13 -0.01 -0.1 -0.12 -0.08 11.3 11.16 10.99 10.79 10.6 10.41 10.25 10.15 0.97 0.54 0.0 -0.62 -1.21 -1.69 -1.97 13.47 13.26 12.84 12.26 11.61 10.98
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Corrections for other ports Port Reference Maine/ New Hampshire Bar Harbor Stonington Rockland Bar Harbor Boothbay Harbor Portland Portland Kennebunkport Portsmouth Portland
High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,
High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86
Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole
Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport
High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,
High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40
Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol
New London Newport Newport Newport
High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,
High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14
Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport
Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport
High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,
High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85
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11.24 0.27 0.52 0.7 0.81 0.88 0.95 1.03 1.12 10.21 10.15 10.11 10.1 10.16 10.28 10.48 10.76 0.76 0.63 0.38 0.04 -0.31 -0.6 -0.77 12.1 12.1 11.98 11.78 11.54 11.3
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11.23 11.27 11.34 11.4 11.44 11.44 11.39
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1.22 1.33 1.42 1.49 1.49 1.42 1.26
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11.15 11.62 12.17 12.71 13.15 13.43
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07:02 PM -0.79 07:58 PM -0.65 08:56 PM -0.4 09:56 PM -0.1 10:57 PM 0.21 11:58 PM 0.45
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07:02 PM 07:59 PM 08:51 PM 09:40 PM 10:25 PM 11:08 PM 11:48 PM
18.92 18.96 19.07 19.21 19.32 19.36 19.32
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07:07 PM 07:47 PM 08:28 PM 09:10 PM 09:54 PM 10:42 PM 11:34 PM
1.5 1.64 1.77 1.87 1.91 1.86 1.68
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06:59 PM 07:54 PM 08:50 PM 09:45 PM 10:40 PM 11:34 PM
18.97 19.64 20.41 21.17 21.82 22.22
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07:20 PM -1.61 08:14 PM -1.41 09:09 PM -1.0 10:04 PM -0.45 11:01 PM 0.14 11:58 PM 0.65
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-0.09 10.77 10.51 10.38 10.34 10.34 10.33 10.31 10.27 0.01 0.14 0.29 0.43 0.57 0.68 0.76 0.8 10.14 10.26 10.52 10.9 11.31 11.69 11.97 -2.03 -1.86 -1.51 -1.02 -0.46 0.09
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05:30 AM 12:26 AM 01:27 AM 02:25 AM 03:19 AM 04:08 AM 04:53 AM 05:34 AM 06:14 AM 12:28 AM 01:07 AM 01:47 AM 02:27 AM 03:10 AM 03:55 AM 04:43 AM 05:35 AM 12:28 AM 01:26 AM 02:24 AM 03:21 AM 04:17 AM 05:12 AM 06:06 AM 12:27 AM 01:21 AM 02:15 AM 03:10 AM 04:07 AM 05:04 AM
19.0 0.67 0.75 0.64 0.43 0.22 0.06 -0.01 0.01 19.21 19.02 18.78 18.52 18.24 17.99 17.79 17.69 1.33 0.76 0.0 -0.88 -1.76 -2.48 -2.95 22.3 22.04 21.47 20.66 19.74 18.82
M o o n
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-0.01 18.43 18.09 17.95 17.96 18.02 18.07 18.09 18.06 0.1 0.26 0.44 0.65 0.85 1.04 1.18 1.24 17.77 18.04 18.52 19.14 19.78 20.33 20.7 -3.08 -2.88 -2.37 -1.63 -0.76 0.12
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06:03 PM 12:53 PM 01:50 PM 02:45 PM 03:36 PM 04:24 PM 05:07 PM 05:48 PM 06:28 PM 12:55 PM 01:34 PM 02:14 PM 02:55 PM 03:38 PM 04:23 PM 05:12 PM 06:04 PM 12:51 PM 01:48 PM 02:45 PM 03:42 PM 04:38 PM 05:33 PM 06:27 PM 01:00 PM 01:54 PM 02:48 PM 03:42 PM 04:38 PM 05:34 PM
19.02 0.53 0.89 1.07 1.15 1.18 1.22 1.29 1.38 17.99 17.9 17.83 17.79 17.81 17.91 18.12 18.47 1.15 0.88 0.43 -0.15 -0.75 -1.25 -1.56 20.86 20.78 20.5 20.08 19.59 19.13
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Lisa Bidwell 61, Newport, R.I.
Lisa died peacefully at home in her sleep on April 6, a year after being diagnosed with incurable cancer. Lisa was born in New York City, and was, for many years, the director of development at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City. In 1995 she and her husband, Miles Bidwell, founded an economics-consulting firm, which they ran until last summer. Lisa and Miles sailed their boat across the Atlantic three times, accompanied only by their beloved Maine coon cat, Craig. Lisa was an accomplished sailor, skier and figure skater. She was the Newport port Captain for the Ocean Cruising Club, an organization for people who have made offshore passages of more than 1,000 miles. Lisa was a member of The Colonial Dames of America, The Daughters of the American Revolution, The National Society Magna Charta Dames, The Plantagenet Society, and the Colonial Order of the Crown. Lisa was greatly loved and admired and will be deeply
will b e missed
missed by her family and her many, many friends. Contributions be made in Lisa’s memory to the Hospice at Visiting Nurse Service of Newport and Bristol Counties (21 Chapel Street, Newport, RI 02840), or to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum (50 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840), an organization that Lisa cherished.
Gordon Abbott, Jr. 85, Manchester, Mass.
A conservationist, journalist, World War ll Navy veteran, sailor, and lifelong outdoor enthusiast, Gordon died on April 17. He leaves his wife, Katharine S-B Abbott, and four children and five grandchildren. A celebration of Mr. Abbott’s life was held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Beverly Farms, Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Maine Coast Heritage Trust (www.mcht.org).
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First squall: Did I say ‘piece of cake?’ ake up. There’s a severe thunder storm coming.” What lousy words with which to wake up your wife! She had only been off watch for two hours after a four-hour spell, and here I was waking her up. She showed she was a trooper by the first words out of her mouth: “Let’s get the main sail down.” We were on our way to back to Massachusetts from Maine after a month of cruising. We have been doing this route for over a decade, and we watch the weather very carefully. If the weather is OK, we go. If not, we wait until the weather is right. Generally, we end up in light and variable conditions. The trip is simple. We sail out of Marblehead, turn
left at Gloucester, and sail a course of 53 degrees magnetic for about 84 miles straight to Monhegan Island, about t10 miles off the coast. We continue past there, changing course only by a degree or two, to either Tenants Harbor, just north of Port Clyde, or Rockland in Penobscot Bay. We run about 20 miles offshore off Portland at our farthest. The total trip is about 135 miles. We’ve done it every year, the past couple with my elementary school age son aboard. The trip home is just the reverse. Piece of cake. My wife and I alternate watches – four hours on and four hours off. Well, if one is feeling good, she or he may LAST WORD, continued on Page 106 Points East June 2013
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tery Point Yacht Yard. Ellsworth: Branch Pond Marine, EBS Hardware, Riverside Café. Falmouth: Falmouth Ace Hardware, Hallett Canvas & Sails, Handy Boat, Portland Yacht Club, The Boathouse, Town Landing Market. Farmingdale: Foggy Bottom Marine. Farmington: Irving’s Restaurant, Reny’s. Freeport: Gritty McDuff’s, True Value Hardware. Georgetown: Robinhood Marine. Gouldsboro: Anderson Marine & Hardware. Hampden: Hamlin’s Marina, McLaughlin Seafood, Watefront Marine. Hancock Pt.: Crocker House Country Inn. Harpswell: Dolphin Restaurant, Finestkind Boatyard, Great Island Boat Yard. Harrington: Tri-Town Marine. Holden: McKay’s RV. Islesboro: Dark Harbor Boat Yard, Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor. Islesford: Little Cranberry Y.C. Jonesboro: Aunt Millie’s General Store Jonesport: Jonesport Shipyard. Kennebunk: Landing Store, Seaside Motor Inn. Kennebunkport: Arundel Yacht Club, Bradbury’s Market, Chick’s Marina, Kennebunkport Marina, Maine Yacht Sales. Kittery: Badger’s Island Marina, Captain & Patty’s, Frisbee’s Store, Jackson’s Hardware and Marine, Kittery Point Yacht Yard, Port Harbor Marine. Lewiston: Al’s Sports. Machias: EBS Hardware, Helen’s Restaurant, Viking Lumber. Milbridge: Viking Lumber. Monhegan Is: Carina House. Mount Desert: John Williams Boat Company North Haven: Eric Hopkins Gallery, JO Brown & Sons, North Haven Giftshop. Northeast Harbor: F.T. Brown Co., Full Belli Deli, Kimball Shop, Mt. Desert CofC,, McGraths, Northeast Harbor Fleet, Pine Tree Market. Northport: Northport Marine Service, Northport Yacht Club. Owls Head: Owls Head Transportation Museum. Peak’s Island: Hannigan’s Island Market. Penobscot: Northern Bay Market. Port Clyde: Port Clyde General Store. Portland: Becky’s Restaurant, Casco Bay Ferry Terminal, Chase Leavitt, Custom Float Services, DiMillo’s Marina, Fortune, Inc., Gilbert’s Chowder House, Gowen Marine, Gritty McDuff’s, Hamilton Marine, Maine Yacht Center, Portland Yacht Services, Ports of Call, Sawyer & Whitten, Vessel Services Inc., West Marine. Raymond: Jordan Bay Marina, Panther Run Marina. Rockland: Back Cove Yachts, E.L.Spear, Eric Hopkins Gallery, Gemini Marine Canvas, Hamilton Marine, Harbormaster, Johanson Boatworks, Journey’s End Marina, Knight Marine Service, Landings Restaurant, Maine Lighthouse Museum, North End Shipyard Schooners, Ocean Pursuits, Pope Sails, Reading Corner, Rockland Ferry, Sawyer & Whitten, The Apprenticeshop. Rockport: Bohndell Sails, Cottage Connection, Harbormas-
ter, Market Basket, Rockport Boat Club. Round Pond: Cabadetis Boat Club, King Row Market. Saco: Lobster Claw Restaurant, Marston’s Marina, Saco Bay Tackle, Saco Yacht Club. Sarentville: El El Frijoles. St. George: Harbormaster Scarborough: Seal Harbor Y.C. Seal Harbor: Seal Harbor Yacht Club Searsport: Hamilton Marine. South Bristol: Bittersweet Landing Boatyard, Coveside Marine, Gamage Shipyard, Harborside Café, Osier’s Wharf. South Freeport: Brewer’s South Freeport Marine, Casco Bay Yacht Exchange, DiMillo’s South Freeport, Harraseeket Y.C., Strouts Point Wharf Co., Waterman Marine. South Harpswell: Dolphin Marina, Finestkind Boatyard, Ship to Shore Store South Portland: Aspasia Marina, Bluenose Yacht Sales, Centerboard Yacht Club, Joe’s Boathouse Restaurant, Port Harbor Marine, Reo Marine, Salt Water Grille, South Port Marine, Sunset Marina. Southwest Harbor: Acadia Sails, Great Harbor Marina, Hamilton Marine, Hinckley Yacht Charters, MDI Community Sailing Center, Pettegrow’s, Sawyer’s Market, Southwest Harbor-Tremont CofC, West Marine, Wilbur Yachts. Spruce Head: Spruce Head Marine. Stockton Springs: Russell’s Marine. Stonington: Billings Diesel & Marine, Fisherman’s Friend, Inn on the Harbor, Island Fishing Gear & Auto Parts, Shepard’s Select Properties. Sullivan: Flanders Bay Boats. Sunset: Deer Isle Y.C. Surry: Wesmac. Swan’s Island: Carrying Place Market Tenants Harbor: Cod End Store and Marina, East Wind Inn, Pond House Gallery and Framing, Tenants Harbor General Store. Thomaston: Jeff’s Marine, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Slipway. Turner: Youly’s Restaurant. Vinalhaven: Vinal’s Newsstand, Vinalhaven Store. Waldoboro: Stetson & Pinkham. Wells: Webhannet River Boat Yard. West Boothbay Harbor: Blake’s Boatyard. West Southport: Boothbay Region Boatyard, Southport General Store. Windham: Richardson’s Boat Yard. Winter Harbor: Winter Harbor 5 & 10. Winterport: Winterport Marine. Wiscasset: Market Place Café, Wiscasset Yacht Club. Woolwich: BFC Marine, Scandia Yacht Sales, Shelter Institute. Yarmouth: Bayview Rigging & Sails, East Coast Yacht Sales, Landing Boat Supply, Maine Sailing Partners, Royal River Boatyard, Royal River Grillehouse, Yankee Marina & Boatyard, Yarmouth Boatyard. York: Agamenticus Yacht Club, Stage Neck Inn, Woods to Goods, York Harbor Marine Service. NEW HAMPSHIRE Dover: Dover Marine. Dover Point: Little Bay Marina. East Rochester: Surfside Boats. Gilford: Fay’s Boat Yard, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club.
Greenland: Sailmaking Support Systems. Hampton: Hampton Harbor State Marina, Hampton River Boat Club. Manchester: Massabesic Yacht Club, Sandy’s Variety. New Castle: Kittery Point Yacht Club, Portsmouth Yacht Club, Wentworth-By-The-Sea Marina. Newington: Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth: New England Marine and Industrial, Northeast Yachts (Witch Cove Marina), West Marine. Seabrook: West Marine. Sunapee: Lake Sunapee Yacht Club Tuftonboro: Tuftonboro General Store. MASSACHUSETTS Amesbury: Larry’s Marina, Lowell’s Boat Shop, Withum Sailmakers Barnstable: Coast Guard Heritage Museum at the Trayser, Millway Marina. Beverly: Al’s Bait & Tackle, Bartlett Boat Service, Beverly Point Marina, Jubilee Yacht Club. Boston: Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, Boston Sailing Center, Boston Yacht Haven, Columbia Yacht Club, The Marina at Rowes Wharf, Waterboat Marina. Bourne: Taylor’s Point Marina Braintree: West Marine. Buzzards Bay: Dick’s Marine, Onset Bay Marina. Cataumet: Kingman Marine, Parker’s Boat Yard. Charlestown: Constitution Marina, Shipyard Quarters Marina. Chatham: Ryders Cove Marina, Stage Harbor Marine. Chelsea: The Marina at Admiral’s Hill. Cohasset: Cohasset Y.C. Cotuit: Peck’s Boats. Cuttyhunk: Cuttyhunk Town Marina. Danvers: Danversport Yacht Club, Liberty Marina, West Marine. Dedham: West Marine. Dighton: Shaw’s Boat Yard. Dorchester: Port Norfolk Yacht Club, Savin Hill Yacht Club. Duxbury: Bayside Marine. East Boston: Boston Bay Marina, Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, Orient Heights Yacht Club, Quarterdeck Marina. East Dennis: Dennis Yacht Club, North Side Marina. Edgartown: Boat Safe Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown Moorings, Edgartown Yacht Club, Harborside Inn. Essex: Flying Dragon Antiques, Perkins Marine. Fairhaven: Fairhaven Shipyard, West Marine. Falmouth: East Marine, Falmouth Ace Hardware, Falmouth Harbor Town Marina, Falmouth Marine, MacDougall’s Cape Cod Marine Service, West Marine. Gloucester: Beacon Marine Basin, Brown’s Yacht Yard, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, Enos Marine, Three Lanterns Ship Supply. Green Harbor: Green Harbor Bait & Tackle, Green Harbor Marina. Harwich Port: Allen Harbor Marine Service, Cranberry Liquors, Saquatucket Municipal Marina. Hingham: 3A Marine Sales, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hingham Shipyard Marinas, Hingham Yacht Club. Hyannis: Hyannis Marina, West Marine. Ipswich: Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. Manchester: Manchester Marine, Manchester Yacht Club. Marblehead: Black Rock Sailing School, Boston Yacht Club,
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Corinthian Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead Yacht Club, The Forepeak, West Marine. Marion: Barden’s Boat Yard, Beverly Yacht Club, Burr Bros. Boats, Harding Sails, New Wave Yachts. Marston’s Mills: Peck’s Boats. Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Boatyard. Nantucket: Glyns Marine, Nantucket Boat Basin, Town Pier Marina. New Bedford: Bayline Boatyard and Transportation, C.E. Beckman, Cutty Hunk Launch, Hercules Fishing Gear, Lyndon’s, Niemiec Marine, New Bedford Visitors Center, Pope’s Island Marina, SK Marine Electronics, Skip’s Marine. Newburyport: American Yacht Club, Merri-Mar Yacht Basin, Newburyport Boat Basin, Newburyport Harbor Marina, Newburyport Yacht Club, North End Boat Club, Riverside Café, The Boatworks, Windward Yacht Yard. North Falmouth: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina. North Weymouth: Tern Harbor Marina. Oak Bluffs: Dockside Marketplace. Onset: Point Independence Yacht Club. Orleans: Nauset Marine. Osterville: Crosby Yacht Yard, Oyster Harbors Marine Service. Plymouth: Brewer’s Plymouth Marine, Plymouth Yacht Club, West Marine. Provincetown: Harbormaster. Quincy: Captain’s Cove Marina, Marina Bay, Nonna’s Kitchen, POSH, Squantum Yacht Club, Wollaston Yacht Club. Rockport: Sandy Bay Yacht Club. Salem: Brewer’s Hawthorne Cove Marina, Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, H&H Propeller Shop, Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem Water Taxi, Winter Island Yacht Yard. Salisbury: Bridge Marina, Cross Roads Bait & Tackle, Withum Sailmakers. Sandwich: Sandwich Marina, Sandwich Ship Supply. Scituate: A to Z Boatworks, Cole Parkway Municipal Marina, Front Street Book Shop, J-Way Enterprises, Satuit Boat Club, Scituate Harbor Marina, Scituate Harbor Y.C. Seekonk: E&B Marine, West Marine. Somerset: Auclair’s Market. South Dartmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C. Vineyard Haven: Owen Park Town Dock, Vineyard Haven Marina. Watertown: Watertown Yacht Club. Wareham: Zecco Marine. Wellfleet: Bay Sails Marine, Town of Wellfleet Marina, Wellfleet Marine Corp. West Barnstable: Northside Village Liquor Store. West Dennis: Bass River Marina. Westport: F.L.Tripp & Sons, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, Westport Marine, Westport Y.C. Weymouth: Monahan’s Marine, Tern Harbor Marina. Winthrop: Cottage Park Y.C., Cove Convenience, Crystal Cove Marina, Pleasant Point Y.C., Winthrop Harbormaster’s Office, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Winthrop Y.C. Woburn: E&B Marine, West Marine. Woods Hole: Woods Hole Marina. Yarmouth: Arborvitae Woodworking. RHODE ISLAND Barrington: Barrington Y.C., Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Lavin’s Marina, Stanley’s Boat Yard, Striper Marina.
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Block Island: Ballard’s Inn, Block Island Boat Basin, Block Island Marina, Champlin’s, Payne’s New Harbor Dock. Bristol: Aidan’s Irish Pub, All Paint, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Marine, Bristol Yacht Club, Hall Spars & Rigging, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Jamestown Distributors, Quantum Thurston Sails, Superior Marine. Central Falls: Twin City Marine. Charlestown: Ocean House Marina. Cranston: Port Edgewood Marina, Rhode Island Yacht Club. East Greenwich: Anderson’s Ski & Dive Center, East Greenwich Yacht Club, Norton’s Shipyard & Marina, West Marine. East Providence: East Providence Yacht Club. Jamestown: Conanicut Marine Supply, Dutch Harbor Boatyard.. Middletown: West Marine Narragansett: Buster Krabs, West Marine. Newport: Brewer Street Boatworks, Casey’s Marina, Goat Island Marina, IYRS, Long Wharf Marina, Museum of Yachting, New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport Maritime Center, Newport Nautical Supply, Newport Visitor Information Center, Newport Yacht Club, NV-Charts, Old Port Marine Services, Sail Newport, Seamen’s Church Institute, Team One, The Newport Shipyard, West Wind Marina. North Kingstown: Allen Harbor Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, RI Mooring Services. Portsmouth: Brewer Sakonnet Marina, East Passage Yachting Center, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hinckley Yacht Services, Ship’s Store and Rigging, The Melville Grill. Riverside: Bullock’s Cove Marina. Tiverton: Don’s Marine, Life Raft & Survival Equipment, Ocean Options, Quality Yacht Services, Standish Boat Yard. Wakefield: Point Jude Boats, Point Judith Marina, Point Judith Yacht Club, Point View Marina, Ram Point Marina, Silver Spring Marine, Snug Harbor Marine, Stone Cove Marina. Warren: Country Club Laundry, Warren River Boatworks. Warwick: Apponaug Harbor Marina, Bay Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett, Greenwich Bay Marina, Pettis Boat Yard, Ray’s Bait Shop, Warwick Cove Marina. Wickford: Brewer Wickford Cove Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, Marine Consignment of Wickford, Pleasant Street Wharf, Wickford Marina, Wickford Shipyard, Wickford Yacht Club. CONNECTICUT Branford: Birbarie Marine, Branford River Marina, Branford Yacht Club, Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina, Dutch Wharf Boat Yard, Indian Neck Yacht Club, Pine Orchard Yacht Club, West Marine. Byram: Byram Town Marina. Chester: Castle Marina, Chester Marina, Hays Haven Marina, Middlesex Yacht Club. Clinton: Cedar Island Marina, Connecticut Marine One, Harborside Marina, Old Harbor Marina, Port Clinton Marina, Riverside Basin Marina. Cos Cob: Palmer Point Marina. Darien: E&B Marine, Noroton Yacht Club. Deep River: Brewer Deep River Marina. East Haddam: Andrews Marina East Norwalk: Rex Marine. Essex: Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Boatique, Conn. River Marine Museum, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Island Marina, Essex Yacht Club. Fairfield: J. Russell Jinishian Gallery.
Farmington: Pattaconk Yacht Club. Greenwich: Beacon Point Marine, Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Groton: Pine Island Marina, Shennecossett Yacht Club, Thames View Marina. Guilford: Brown’s Boat Yard, Guilford Boat Yard, Harbormaster. Lyme: Cove Landing Marine. Madison: East River Marine. Milford: Flagship Marina, Milford Boat Works, Milford Landing, Milford Yacht Club, Port Milford, Spencer’s Marina. Mystic: Brewer Yacht Yard, Fort Rachel Marina, Gwenmor Marina, Mason Island Yacht Club, Mystic Point Marina, Mystic River Yacht Club, Mystic Seaport Museum Store, Mystic Shipyard, West Marine. New Haven: City Point Yacht Club, Fairclough Sails, Oyster Point Marina. New London: Crocker’s Boatyard, Ferry Slip Dockominium Assoc., Hellier Yacht Sales, Thames Shipyard and Ferry, Thames Yacht Club, Thamesport Marina. Niantic: Boats Inc., Harbor Hill Marina, Mago Pt. Marina, Marine Consignment of Mystic, Port Niantic Marina, Three Belles Marina. Noank: Brower’s Cove Marina, Hood Sails, Noank Village Boatyard, Palmers Cove Marina, Ram Island Yacht Club, Spicer’s. Norwalk: Norwest Marine, Rex Marine, Total Marine, West Marine. Norwich: The Marina at American Wharf. Old Lyme: Old Lyme Marina. Old Saybrook: Brewer’s Ferry Point Marina, Harbor Hill Marina & Inn, Harbor One Marina, Island Cove Marina, Maritime Education Network, Oak Leaf Marina, Ocean Performance, Ragged Rock Marina, Saybrook Point Marina, West Marine. Portland: J & S Marine Services, Yankee Boat Yard & Marina. Riverside: Riverside Yacht Club. Rowayton: All Seasons Marina, Wilson Cove Marina. South Norwalk: Norwalk Yacht Club, Rex Marine Center, Surfside 3 Marina. Stamford: Czescik Marina, Halloween Yacht Club, Hathaway Reiser Rigging, Landfall Navigation, Ponas Yacht Club, Stamford Landing Marina, Stamford Yacht Club, West Marine. Stonington: Dodson Boat Yard, Dog Watch Café, Madwanuck Yacht Club, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club. Stratford: Brewer Stratford Marina, West Marine. Waterford: Defender Industries. Westbrook: Atlantic Outboard, Bill’s Seafood, Brewer Pilots Point Marina, Duck Island Yacht Club, Pier 76 Marina, Sound Boatworks. West Haven: West Cove Marina. Westport: Cedar Point Yacht Club. NEW YORK New York: New York Nautical Ossining: Shattemuc Yacht Club Rockaway: Hewlett Point Yacht Club Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club. West Islip: West Marine.
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The rain starts and is coming horizontally. Wham, I get a face full of rainwater. How do I know it is rainwater? It didn’t taste salty. Points East file photo
LAST WORD, continued from Page 99 let the other sleep a little more and do a five-hour stretch. After all, it is just an overnight trip. The autopilot does the steering, and we keep a lookout and navigate. We keep a deck log that we update hourly with the GPS coordinates of our position. I plot our progress on the chart to keep track of where we are. The only things to watch for are fishing boats, and they are usually so well lit they can be seen a long distance off. Avoiding them is fairly easy. This year, the course had changed a little. We had sailed down to the Boothbay Harbor region two days earlier to visit some friends. It had been blowing 20 to 30 out of the northwest that day. Of course, we were heading west. Clear weather and a double-reefed main had made the trip interesting, and I was figuring this would be the day I would remember through a long New England winter. How wrong I was. For the trip from Boothbay to homeport, NOAA weather was predicting light winds for the night, under 10 knots from the west. We would be heading southsouthwest. Well, at least it’s not on the nose. Weak enough that we would have to motor-sail the whole way. We motor-sail with the mainsail up. It seems to keep the boat steadier. This is the way we usually have traveled to and from the coast of Maine. We leave in the evening and start for home. This time we would only be about 10 miles off the coast. However, winds are from the southeast instead of the west, but light and variable. I decide no change in strategy is needed. Our 10-year-old son stays up until he is tired and then retires to a settee in the main cabin. Both settees are set up with lee cloths, so sleep under way is always possible. 106 Points East June 2013
I had come on watch about four in the morning. Conditions were still light out of the southeast. A couple of fishing boats were behind us, but just darkness ahead. No problem. Sunrise will be just after six. I sat in the cockpit facing east to watch the sunrise when it appeared. Got to have something to think about. Within a half an hour, the wind suddenly shifts to the west. Well, I think, finally we get the predicted west wind. I jibe the boat onto starboard tack. We are off the New Hampshire coast at this time. Not far to go to get home. As I sit under the dodger, I notice a flash of light on the boom above me. I stand, look around, but don’t see any boats. Boy, I must be more tired than I feel if my eyes are starting to see flashes of light that aren’t there. It is bound to be all in my imagination. The watch continues. A few minutes later, I see the same type of flash. Again, I check the horizon. Again, no boats to be seen. No engines heard. All is quiet except for our own engine and the sound of the water passing by. More flashes seen on the sails and boom. Something is definitely going on. Below, I turn on the NOAA weather channel. “Severe thunderstorms with lightning are moving through the Massachusetts/New Hampshire border area heading east. Strong winds are knocking down trees and power lines.” Uh-oh, this is our neighborhood. Time to wake my wife. While I quickly get the main down and securely lashed, Debbie takes a GPS position and writes it in the log. Just in case we get hit by lightning that knocks out all our electronics. We also unplug the VHF. This decision worries me. Should we need to make a quick emergency call, I will have to reconnect the radio. If the antenna is out, I have an emergency radio antenna. firstname.lastname@example.org
With the radio unplugged, at least I will have a radio. Well, if I don’t have time to reconnect the radio, I probably won’t have time to make a call either. A working jib is left up as I move to the cockpit to get more ties for that sail. Suddenly, the wind picks up from under 10 to 20, 30, 40, more. I grab the wheel and disengage the autopilot. Wow, this is really windy. I don’t want to broach and start steering into the wind. The rain starts and is coming horizontally. Wham, I get a face full of rainwater. How do I know it is rainwater? It didn’t taste salty. Wham, I get another face full of water, this time salty. Yep, my test for the source of the water is working. I figure I am going to get some more before this is over. I am keeping the boat upright. No problems there. Debbie is shouting encouragement from under the dodger. This is more wind that we have ever been in. The seas are wild too. I am thrown back against the stern railing. Luckily, I can brace myself against the railing and hold the wheel enough to steer the boat. My son is below catching a few remaining things that hadn’t been stowed from the shelf over his settee. Well, I don’t think this is going to let up soon. We probably aren’t moving too close to the shore. Any distance we are making to the west is being offset by the wind pushing us back. Maybe this is going to last for a while. I don’t want to just sit in one position while this is going on. Other boats have made it through storms like this.
Let’s try easing off and getting back on course. Maybe we can start making some distance. The working jib is still up but luffing madly. The engine is doing OK. Let’s get back on course and see what we can do. I steer more southwest than south-southwest, figuring we are going to be making some leeway with amount of wind. We are doing seven to eight knots in our 30-footer. And the working jib is still luffing like crazy. But at least we are starting to head for home. While I hadn’t seen any boats around before the storm hit, I hope there aren’t any around now, because visibility is minimal. Debbie continues her shouts of encouragement. Suddenly, the wind lets up. We are back to winds of less than 10 knots. The seas are still choppy but diminishing quickly. We can see around again. The sky is getting brighter. This quick squall has passed. NOAA reports winds of 50 mph with higher gusts. We believe it. Later, Debbie thinks it lasted for a half an hour. I think it was about 10 minutes. We didn’t take time to figure out how long it lasted just after it finished. We were too busy being glad that we had made it through our first squall. Stephen has been sailing the Northeast coast from Digby, Nova Scotia, to Block Island for more than three decades. Like many, he learned to sail at Community Boating in Boston. He currently owns a Freedom 35 and is treasurer of the Blue Water Sailing Club.
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A big 23 footer designed to be a great offshore fishing machine.
36’ Ellis Flybridge 2001 - price reduced
Tidewater 230CC LOA 23' ● Beam 8'10" ● Draft 15"Fuel Cap. 103 gal. ● Max HP 250
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40’ Nordic Performance Cruiser ‘84 $119,500 31’ Hallberg-Rassy 1977 Immaculate 29,500 30’ Cape Dory Mark II 1987 49,000 29’ Bayfield Cutter 1982 19,500
32’ Grand Banks Trawler 1985 29’ Dyer Trunk Cabin Soft Top ‘06 28’ Cape Dory Poweryacht 1985 27’ Eastern lobster style 2005
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POWER 19’ Stingray 190RX ’00 w/trailer $10,500 19’ Maritime 1890 w/Yamaha 70hp & trailer, 2013. 30,000 20’ Passamaquoddy Eastporter, ’99. New 60hp Etec w/trailer. 11,500 20’ Maritime Skiff Defiant, loaded, trailer, Yamaha 115hp, 2012 SOLD 20’ Maritime Defiant w/trailer. On order. 2013 Please Call 55,000
22’ Scout 222 Abaco ’04 w/ Yamaha 200hp
28’ Maxum 2700, exc. cond. Freshwater cooled ’98 32’ Bayliner 3288 ’89 46’ Hatteras Flybridge, ’74
25,000 32,900 30,000
SAIL 23’ Seasprite,’79. New Sails, AWLGRIP & engine. $8,500 27’ Columbia, ‘79 Sale Pending 27’ Tartan Sloop, ’65 7,500 28’ Sabre Sloop, ’75 15,000 29’ Ericson Tall Rig, ’76 5,000 37’ Endeavour, ’87 15,000 41’ C&C Custom Racer, ’84 86,900
Please call or email at anytime so we can discuss the services we can offer. A local Brokerage with personal attention and international reach. Motor 22’ Pulsifer Hampton ’00
22’ Norwegian Snekke Just listed 26’ Webbers Cove ’99 diesel 79,000 28’ Shannon Brendon Express ’88 29,900 30’ Cape Classic Flybridge ’04 98,000 30’ Flush Deck Wooden classic 29,900 30’ Sea Ray Weekender ’89 38’ Ocean Super Sport ’87 38’ Rampage Express ’07
18,900 41,000 298,500
Sail 24’ Eastward Ho ’74 $9,900 25’ Cheoy Lee ’62 Frisco Flyer 12,900 25’ Eastsail Cutter Building now 29’ Hunter 290 ’01 41,000 30’ Frers ’87 (fast racer) 29,500 33’ Beneteau Oceanis ’04 89,500 34’ C&C ’80 15,900 35’ Pearson CB ’71 29,900 35’ Ta Shing Baba ’80 89,900 36’ Bayfield Cutter ’87 74,900 37’ Alden Sloop ’48 44,000 42‘ Whitby Ketch ’80 89,900 43’ Montevideo ’88 119,500
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16’ SportCraft (no engine) & trailer $1,500 18’ Duffy Snug Harbor ’11 39,900 22’ Angler ’01 19,500 25’ Dusky Marine twin Suzuki 150's 115,000 & trailer ’11 30’ Mainship Pilot 30 ’99 69,500 34’ Calvin Beal Jr. Custom Fishing Boat ’04 175,000 36’ Alley Built Lobster Boat ’73 6,000 36.5’ Carver Mariner 350, ’01 132,000 38’ Bayliner 3818 Motoryacht 59,900 43’ Marine Trader ’84 97,500
25’ Cape Dory ’76 $5,995 27' Wellcraft Starwind diesel 12,500 28’ Ericson ’86 18,000 29’ Huges ’70 5,000 30’ Pearson w/diesel engine 8,000 33’ Coaster Motorsailer ’88 68,900 34’Tartan ’71 w/diesel engine 14,500 34’ Sabre 34 Classic ’ 90 29,900 37' Tartan '79 57,999 40’ Irwin Citation ’82 29,900 40’Ta Shing Baba ’84 125,000
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An exceptionally well-built and well cared for, one-owner efficient fishing machine. You will not find a better one. CAT 3196E with 1400 hours. Fully equipped in all ways. Perfect for tuna, lobster, sportfishing, charter fishing, cruising, research or any number of other activities that require a serious, seaworthy and proven boat. $195,000
2009 PACIFIC BOAT 26’ Super Cab Sleeper. 350 HP Yamaha V8 4-stroke. Like new with only 50 hours on all. Two-axle trailer. Many options on this top quality, fully welded, marine-grade aluminum alloy boat.
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12’ Skiff from Compass Project This Bevin’s Skiff was built by the Alternative Learning group from Wescott Junior High School. Length: 12 ft. Width: 4.5 ft. Weight: 120 lbs. $1,750 (plus tax). 207-774-0682. email@example.com
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12’ Beetle Cat SIMPLICITY was fastened with bronze fasteners, indicating that she was built in 1978 or later. She had just been completely refinished with the hull painted, in and out, spars also were refinished and varnished - all work by Artisan Boat Works. Cedar plank hull on oak frames, exterior is painted white, tan canvas nonskid, gray interior ceilings, varnish oak coaming. White sail in good serviceable condition. Snap-on cockpit cover, recent EZ loader trailer. Price $6,500. Rocknak’s Yacht Sales, Rockport,
Maine. 207-236-3149. www.rocknaks.com firstname.lastname@example.org
12’ 2” Transfusion 2.1 Like new, with EZLoader trailer. LOA 12’2, beam 5’0, U/K main, jib and spinnaker. Blue, gray Awlgrip, Harken deck gear. $4,500. Ideal for lake, pond setting. 781545-9939 or 617-435-1303.
cockpit covers, Triad trailer. Sailing and docking gear. Excellent condition. $27,500. 207-5633156
18’ American Sail A18, 2001 Daysailer, trailer, storage cover, motor mount, topping lift, wind tel. Excellent condition. 3.3hp Mariner outboard. Asking $4,000. 207-324-3949. 19’ Cape Dory Typhoon Good condition of sails with custom cushions, anchor, bracket for motor. Trailer included. $4,500. 207-546-2824. Gouldsboro.
15’ Apprentice 15, 2011 Traditionally built double-ended daysailer designed by Kevin Carney. Cedar on white oak, lapstrake construction. Dynel deck, white oak trim. Sitka spruce spars. Nat Wilson sails. All bronze fastenings and hardware. Launched June 2011. Price: $20,000. Call Eric Stockinger at 207-594-1800 or www.apprenticeshop.org email@example.com
22’ Cape Dory 22D Fine example of the Cape Dory 22 full keel design. Safe & stable on all points of sail. This beamy high aspect sloop drives to windward with ease and speed. $12,000. 207-244-7854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 23’ Sea Sprite, 1979 New sails, AWLGRIP & engine. $8,500. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com email@example.com
16’ H12 1/2 Doughdish, 2004 Main, jib, spinnaker, sail and
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26’ Ranger 26, 1974 In very good condition with 5 sails, roller furler. No outboard. $2000 firm. 207-223-8885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 23’ Classic Plastic, 1962/2007 Refurbished Pearson Electra Alberg/Cuddy, 2 bunks 5.5 Fisherman outboard, stereo, VHF, head, with Venture Adjustable Trailer. Call Captain Don at 617-8289005. Price reduced, $5,800 or best offer. ComeSailAwayNow.com email@example.com om 24’ Bridges Point, 1989 A cuddy cabin version of the popular Bridges Point 24. Roomy cockpit and a unique interior layout. New diesel in 2007. A lovely boat to sail. $42,000. 207-2447854. firstname.lastname@example.org
24’ Dolphin Sloop by Lunn Laminates #200. Centerboard, 6 sails, roller reefing Genoa, Palmer Husky 8hp rebuilt ‘96 & 2006. Includes unused GPS new 2009 and an inflatable dinghy. $6,500. www.jonesportshipyard.com email@example.com
26’ Muscongus Bay Sloop 1983. Completely re-built by Atlantic Challenge Maine in 2003. Excellent condition. Gamble & Hunter sails. Spruce spars, fiberglass over strip 1 cedar hull. Yanmar 2 cylinder diesel. Breakers, 5 compass, GPS. VHF & depthsounder. Sink, water, porta potti. Excellent 2011 survey. Hull, MA $17,500. 781-635-6756 or firstname.lastname@example.org
26’ Pearson 26, 1971 Great boat for day sailing or cruising for a couple or young family. Harken roller genoa in great condition, full-batten Hallett main, large cockpit, jack stands, 9.9 Johnson Sailmaster outboard, handheld GPS, ready to sail. $7,000. 207-595-8967. email@example.com 28’ Luders, 1981 Yanmar 18.2hp 85 hrs. Stored inside, Rockland, Maine. Contact John Morin 207 691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com
25’ Choey Lee Frisco Flyer 1957. 10hp Beta diesel. 25’ length, 4’6 draft. Available for viewing any time, stored indoors Brooklin, Maine. Phone 508-3787080 or 617-896-3598. $15,000. Phone to arrange viewing, other photos and or details available on request.
naker. Radio, compass, electronics, Edson wheel, furler, jiffy reefing. Many extras. $12,900. Contact : Roger @ 401-465-6242 firstname.lastname@example.org
28’ Southern Cross, 1978 Sailaway condition. Spruce Head, Maine. 13hp Volvo Penta Diesel. 2003 sails and rigging. Basic gear/electronics. 4’8 draft. $12,500. Hooper Brooks, 914483-7765. email@example.com
28’ Sea Sprite, 1981 Universal 11hp diesel, great condition, autohelm, 120v system, hot water heater, pressure water, full batten main, 150%, 800 hours +/-, Located Warwick, RI. Call Bob 401-529-8264 firstname.lastname@example.org 30’Pearson, 1974 Older boat in great shape with newer engine. 2005 20hp Universal with about 150hrs. Given the price this is a great value. $8,000. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com email@example.com
30’ Island Packet 27, 1988 Cutter, 30’x10.5’x3.67’, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Engine hours 554. Selling Price: $35,900. www.jonesportshipyard.com firstname.lastname@example.org 30’ Aage Nielsen-Walsted K/CB Yawl, 1960. A lovely CCAera yawl designed by Aage Nielsen, built to very high standards by the Walsted yard in Denmark. $45,500. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com
30’ Pearson 30, 1972 Hull #100 by Fairhaven Yacht Works, all orig. equipment onboard, and has a diesel engine and a new jib. Well maintained. New price, $10,900 OBO. www.jonesportshipyard.com email@example.com 30’ American Sail Boat, 1992 Honda. Loaded, Rockland, Maine. Asking $44,500. Contact John Morin 207 691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com
30’ Knarr Class, 1955 Skoal is a 1955 Knarr Class. www.northeastboat.com
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32’ Westsail Cutter, 1975 World cruiser. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m 30’ Alberg 30 The ultimate Classic. She is a real head turner of a beauty. Completely refurbished in 2007, including new Beta Marine 20hp diesel with 74 freshwater hours, main and jib, Awlgrip, etc. Boat also has radar, GPS, knot, depth, VHF, 130 Genoa, furling, bright exterior teak. 207-671-0540 or email for more details and pictures. Located 10 Camden St., Rockport, Maine. Surveyed May 2013. Asking $22,739. firstname.lastname@example.org
30’ Pearson 303, 1983 Well maintained, ready to go. Recent survey. $22,000. Contact owner at 978- 369-7601 or through website. www.coastalsailingschool.com email@example.com
31’ Southern Cross, 1977 High quailty, versatile crusing yacht designed by naval architect Thomas Gillmer & built to traditional specs by CE Ryder. Well maintained above and below. $29,900 or best offer. Call 617908-2048. firstname.lastname@example.org
31’ Grampion, 1967 Full keel sloop, made in Canada, Atomic 4 engine. Auto helm, roller furling, sleeps 4, GPS, plotter, radar, depth sounder, propane stove. $16,500. 207-497-2701 email@example.com 32’ Whistler 32, 1981 Designed by CW Paine and built by the highly regarded Able Marine. Deep bulwarks and a cat ketch rig make her an easily driven, comfortable vessel. 45,000 207-244-7854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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33’ Crowninshield Sloop, 1919 Sir Tom is a 1910 Crowninshield design. See website for details. www.northeastboat.com 33’ Prior Coaster, 1988 Substantial motorsailer built to a high standard to provide good performance under sail and power. A must see. $68,900. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org 33’ Tartan Ten Excellent condition. Seven sails. 2010 Yanmar 15hp - 10 hours run time. New interior. $14,900. Located Newington, NH. email@example.com 34’ Pacific Seacraft Stoutly built this easily handled blue water sailer is ready to head offshore backed by the strength, quality and safety inherent in these vessels. $129,000 call 207244-7854 or email . firstname.lastname@example.org
34’ John G. Hanna Gulfweed Yawl. In excellent condition. Stored indoors in Belfast. Very fine construction throughout. Owner needs to sell. $26,900. David Etnier Boat Brokerage, 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com email@example.com 34’ J34 Sloop, 1989 This is no average J-Boat. She is very well maintained and it shows. $69,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 34’ Tartan, 1971 With diesel engine. $14,500. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org 34’ Pearson, 1984 $37,500 Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-2555206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m 34’ Beneteau, 2004 Clean, lightly used, well instrumented, equipped & maintained with low engine hours. In-mast main, RF jib, radar, GPS, wind, depth, speed, auto-pilot, windless, dodger, etc. See complete listing & photos @ Yachtworld. $77,000 (priced to sell). 207299-3483; email@example.com
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35’ Sloop, 1936 Pleiades Built in 1936 at the A.H. Kin yard in Hong Kong to a Ross design. Beam 8’6, draught 6’2, displacement 8 tons. Teak planking on iroco frames, teak decks, varnished mahogany deck joinery and varnished spars. New Beta diesel. A sailor’s cruising boat. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207734-6433.
36’ Choey Lee, 1969 Classic Choey Lee Luders. Fiberglass hull and deck. Volvo diesel, roller furling main and jib, full keel, two-burner stove, new head and holding tank. Sleeps 6, good condition. $37,000. 603-4332238 or 603-828-2524. 36’ Robinhood Cutter 3 from $139,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m 37’ Gulfstar Sloop, 1977 The 37’ Gulfstar is known as a safe, lively performer and this owner has owned her for approximately 30 years. He has maintained her well along with the
help of one of Maine’s finest boatyards. $35,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 37’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 2002. Very clean, A/C heat pump, auto-helm, radar, chartplotter, Bimini, dodger. Ready to go: Asking $98,000. Call Regent Point Marina, 804-758-4457. www.regentpointmarina.com email@example.com
18’ Tidewater 180CC LOA 17’8, beam 7’9, draft 10, fuel cap. 40 gal, Max HP 115. An 18 footer that feels much bigger with a very dry ride running 40 mph. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
10’6 Inflatable, 2007 West Marine inflatable (by Zodiac) with 9.9hp. Merc. engine. Has less than 60 hrs. Both new in 2007. Used only three seasons. Both very clean. $ 2595. 603893-4072 16’ Lund Laker, 2002 With a 40hp Honda and a trailer. $7,700 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com firstname.lastname@example.org
16’ Bare Hull Bare hull 16’ Lumber Yard Sport Skiff, marine ply on clear fir, flotation, side decks, no paint. Asking $4,500.00. Call 508-349-2383,or email www.oldwharf.com email@example.com
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18’ Runabout, 1996 Glass over marine plywood. All plywood coated with epoxy. Two 40hp Honda outboards with 145 hours. Radar, GPS, depth sounder, full mooring cover, trailer. $7,500. Islesboro Marine, 207-734-6433. 19’ Maritime Skiff w/trailer. On order. $30,000. 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com firstname.lastname@example.org 20’ Eastporter, 1990 New 60hp Etec, w/trailer. $11,500. 207-799-3600. www.thetyachtconnection.com email@example.com 21’6 Tidewater 216CC Beam 8’6, draft 14, fuel capacity 70 gal., max. HP 225. A smooth, dry ride with big fish features; dual livewells, large fish boxes, gunwale rod storage and large console for electronics. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
Plotter and Fish Finder too. $23,500 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com firstname.lastname@example.org 21’ Bristol Harbor Center console. LOA 21’3-5/8, beam 8’5, draft 14. The 21CC has classic lines and is great for fishing and family cruising. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com
22’ PYY 22 Maine designed and built PYY 22 models for sale. Closed molded, full liner, fast, fuel efficient, incredibly stable, and beautifully finished. Fisherman base price $41,900. Picnic-style base price $69,900. 207-439-3967. Ask for George or Tom. www.kpbb.net email@example.com.
22’ Pulsifer Hampton, 2000 Great condition. Offered at $25,900. Call 207-831-3168, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com
21’ Boston Whaler Conquest 2000, with a 2000 225hp Evinrude. Has new Garmin GPS Chart
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24’ Robalo 240 Center Console $59,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com firstname.lastname@example.org
22’ Banks Cove 22, 2002 Lobster cabin model powered by Honda 130hp 4-stroke w/350 hours. Very good condition. $50,000. 207-677-2024. www.pemaquidmarine.com email@example.com
22’ Norwegian Snekke Huge cockpit. Diesel inboard. Call for details. 207 831-3168, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales www.boatinginmaine.com 23’ Tidewater 230CC LOA 23’, beam 8’10, draft 15, fuel capacity 103 gal., a big 23 footer designed to be a great offshore fishing machine. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 24’ Hydra-Sports 2390, 2000 Center Console with T-Top. With a 225hp DFI Evinrude, electronics and a tandem trailer. $29,900 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine,com
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24’ Seaway Offshore, 2012 Factory demo/photo boat. Nicely equipped and geared for the offshore fisherman. 150hp Yamaha. Call for complete specs: 603 6529213. Easternboats@metrocast.net 25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com firstname.lastname@example.org 25’ Rosborough, 2006 Volvo D-3 400hrs. Garmin. Separate head, V-berth, galley. Asking $89,900. Contact John Morin 207-691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com
25’ Rosborough RF246, 1993 Hull #84. (2) 1994 Honda 45hp four-stroke outboards. Fully outfitted and documented. Well maintained. Fueled and ready for the season. Hallowell, Maine.
$35,000. 207-629-9180 www.tardis246.wordpress.com/a bout, email@example.com 25’ Maritime Skiff Challenger 2009. Cuddy cabin w/double berth, marine head w/holding tank. Pilot house has galley unit, helm & companion seating, stowage. 2 aft-facing cockpit seats, transom bench seating, stowage. 83 gallons/fuel, 225 Honda 4-stroke outboard, 20hp Honda 4-stroke auxiliary. Plotter/radar, sonar, weather, depth. Located in Maine, $69,000. www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
26’ Webbers Cove PB26, 1999 Yanmar diesel. Offered at $79,000. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com 28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com email@example.com 28’ Cape Dory Open Fisherman Softtop, 1989. The best-maintained Cape Dory 28 that we have seen. $59,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com
28’ Crowley Beal, 1998 6.5 Liter 300hp 1200hrs. Great commuter, Midcoast, Maine. Asking $61,000. Contact John Morin, 207 691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com 28’ Maxum 2700, 1998 Excellent Condition. Freshwater cooled. $25,000. 207-799-3600 www.theyachtconnection.com firstname.lastname@example.org 29’ Back Cove Hardtop, 2005 A well equipped example of the very popular Back Cove 29. Her optional equipment list includes a full electronics package with a Raymarine C120 12 color display, an autopilot, GPS and radar, as well as air conditioning, Navy blue hull, windlass, inverter and much more. $143,900. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 29’ Dyer Hardtop, 1978 315hp Yanmar 225 hours. Galley, separate head, stored inside. Rockland, Maine. Asking $79,000. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com
30’ Royal Lowell 30 Wooden lobster yacht, cedar on oak, bronze fastened, available at present stage of completion with option for completion. $75,000 Traditional Boat, LLC 207-3220157. www.mainetraditionalboat.com
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28’ ALBIN 28, 2003 Flush Deck Gatsby Edition, Transom Bench Seat, Raymarine Plotter/Radar, Yanmar Diesel, New awlgrip paint job 2011. $96,900, Belfast, ME 207-415-6973 www.curtisyachtbrokerage.com
30’ Sea Ray Weekender, 1989 Shows like 2009. Offered at $18,900. Call 207-831-3168, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales www.boatinginmaine.com
Low hour Cummins, perfectly equipped for two, very well maintained. $56,500. David Etnier Boat Brokerage, 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com email@example.com 31’ Eastern, 2007 Factory Demo, equipped for lobstering w/pot hauler and offshore fishing. Volvo 370 - Full Electronics. A fisherman’s dream. $115,000. Call for complete specs 603-652-9213 Easternboats@metrocast.net
32’ Nordic Tug, 2007 Boarding her Michelle said I could live on her! We’ve loved LESSER LIGHT 5 summers & an adventure to Key West. She’s loved us back. (3 gal/hr.) $229,950/bo. 860-550-3682. firstname.lastname@example.org
31’ Duffy 31, 2006 Custom-built for sportfishing. Yanmar 440hp, four-blade bronze prop, trolling valve, bow thruster, windlass. 190 gallons fuel/aluminum tank, 30 gallons water/plastic tank, 10 gallon holding/plastic tank. Compass, radar/chart plotter/sounder, VHF. Galley down, v-berth, enclosed head. Main saloon settee, plenty of stowage, excellent ventilation, fish tackle locker. Shore power, inverter/charger, hot/cold pressure water. Life raft, fire extinguisher, EPIRB. Located in New Bedford. $190,000. www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
32’ Grand Banks Sedan, 1985 $97,500. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-2555206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m
31’ Duffy 31, 2005 370 Yanmar, 24 four-blade prop, 200 gallons of fuel in 2 aluminum tanks, 60 gallons of water in 2 plastic tanks. Bow thruster, generator, air conditioning, shore power. Compass, Furuno chartplotter w/depth sounder, VHF. Galley down, full head, (1) cabin, settee converts to double. Located in Maine $145,000 www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org 32’ Down East New 32’ Carroll Lowell Down East design, cedar on white oak, silicon bronze fastenings, hull, trunk, deck, done, fuel tanks, shaft, rudder installed, will finish to your custom design, work or pleasure. 508-224-3709. www.by-the-sea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ email@example.com
34’ Lobster Boat, 1952 34’ Jonesport style lobster boat Xanna II. Built 1952 of cedar on oak. New 160hp Yanmar diesel. Nicely refurbished wheelhouse and cabin and many other improvements. Goes great. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433.
34’ Webbers Cove, 1970
34’ Sabreline, 1997 $149,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center 800255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.co m
34’ Mainship Pilot, 2003 Green hull, 900 hrs., Gen, AC, bow thruster, Garmin GPS and radar. 370hp Yanmar. In storage Boothbay Harbor. $129,000. 207462-5660 / 5661 firstname.lastname@example.org
34’ Mainship, 1979 170hp Yanmar diesel, 300 hrs. Major refit all systems 2005 Garmin chartplotter and radar. See at Midcoast Marine, Winterport, Maine. Price reduced to $39,000, owner’s moving on. 207-848-4977
35’ Bruno Stillman, 1980 2001 355hp CAT 1,000 hrs, bow thruster, windlass, with major refit in 2010 incl. heat & a/c, Raymarine E120, new steering & rudder, and new salon interior. All systems updated; this is a must see. $99,500. in Portsmouth, NH. 207-363-9212 www.grayandgrayyachts.com
35' Bruno Stillman, 1979 Cat 3316-1997- 1,500 hrs. Extensive re-fit. All new systems. New fuel, water tanks, plumbing, electrical. New shaft, bearings prop and cushions throughout. New bottom. Very clean $79,000. Stamford, CT. 203-352-7830 or e-mail for pics email@example.com
34.5’ Avanti Flybridge, 1996 Dual control stations, twin 454 gas engines, fresh water cooled, w/many options included, yacht
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Boat Building & Repair Dave Miliner 36 years in the Marine Industry Professional, Quality Work at an Affordable Price ●
Major Fiberglass repairs Gelcoat and Awlgrip resurfacing ● Woodwork New boat construction
condition. Asking $33,500. Located at Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 207-633-2922 firstname.lastname@example.org
Rte. 236, Eliot Business Park Eliot, ME 03903 (207) 439-4230
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35’ Trawler Raised pilot house trawler built on Bruno & Stillman hull. 4 cyl 230hp Yanmar diesel, gps, radar, depth sounder, autopilot, propane fridge/stove. Needs some work. $35,000. firstname.lastname@example.org
36’ Clifford Alley, 1971 Clifford Alley lobster/picnic, fully restored, ready to go, large forward cabin area $37,500. Contact David Etnier Boat Brokerage for details. 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com email@example.com 36’ Lobster Boat, 1973 Alley built lobster boat. New shaft and wheel in 2008. $6,000. Can be seen at Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay, Maine. 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
37’ Duffy 37, 2002 Sportfish w/flybridge. Cat C7 445hp cruises 19 knots at 80% engine load, burning 19gph. 320 gallons fuel/two fiberglass tanks, 80 gallon water tank, 20 gallon holding tank. VHF, autopilot, multi display, radar, compass, radar/plotter/depth sounder. EPIRB, 6-person life raft, (4) adult offshore PDFs, fire extinguishers, Fireboy engine shutdown. Located in Maine $234,900 www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
38’ Bayliner 3818, 1982 Well maintained boat with lots of room. Great for cruising or cottage on the water. $59,900. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
38’ Fisher Fairways Trawler 1978. Twin Ford Sabre diesels, roomy, comfortable, economical, stable. Many upgrades 20102011. $117,500. call 207-4972701 or email email@example.com
42’ Duffy 42, 2006 The perfect fishing machine. Equipped with fuel capacity, cruising speed, navigational & fish-finding equipment, 5 helm control stations. Flybridge, tuna tower. 4’ Open Array, depth/speed/fishfinder, autopilot, loran, GPS, temperature/depth, (2) VHF, sat phone, weather receiver, compass. C28 1000hp Cat, 5-blade prop, (2) reverse cycle air and heat systems, 730 gallons fuel/three fiberglass tanks,
38’ Stanley, 1984 Stanley 38 Fishwife. First Stanley 38 built in 1984 and owned by the same family since her launch. She is in excellent condition. $285,000. 207-244-7854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Seaway Boats Now taking orders for new 2013 models. If you boat in the northern half of Maine, please contact Lake & Sea Boatworks for a quote on your new Seaway. We have been in business since 1991 and have been a Seaway dealer since 2005. Lake & Sea Boatworks offer full powerboat service & storage including Suzuki & Tohatsu outboards, fiberglass repair, wood maintenance and electronics installation. Call 207-288-8961, email, or visit our website. www.lakeandsea.com email@example.com
Captain’s License Classes
bow thruster, windlass, 125 gallons water/one fiberglass tank. 8person life raft, EPIRB w/GPS, SOLAS safety equipment. $569,000 www.atlanticboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Full class schedule on website
Women Under Sail
Live Aboard Sailing Instructions - Casco Bay, Maine For Women ~By Women, Aboard 44’ Avatrice
“ If you can learn to sail in Maine, you can sail anywhere.”
email@example.com 2013 Course Schedule includes:
USCG Approved Maritime Trainings DOWNEAST MARITIME INC. & MID-COAST FIRST AID, LLC Classes held at: Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education, 1 Main St., Rockland, Maine
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Half Hull Workshop
RCS Adult Sailing, Navigation & Racing Youth Sailing & Racing Adult Workshops & Short Programs 12-Week Intensive Boatbuilding CORE 9-Month Wooden Boatbuilding ADVANCED New Construction & Restoration
643 Main Street, Rockland, Maine 04841 207-594-1800 www.apprenticeshop.org
10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,150 and $1,500. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-390-0300. email@example.com
14’ Rowboat 14ft. Penobscot two station lapstrake rowboat. Hull constructed of Okoume marine plywood with oak and mahogany varnished stern, seats, rubrails and floor. Two sets of oars with bronze hardware. Located in Newport Rhode Island. Call 401-625-5769. $3,500. Abandoned Boat Sale 25’ Oday $1200, 26’ Paceship $2500. Handy Boat Service, 207781-5110. handyboat.com firstname.lastname@example.org Waterfront Property Location, location, location. Grand Manan Island. Year-round two-bedroom house, bath - porch - garage. View of: lighthouse, ferry, whales, eagles. $400,000. Jack, 603-772-7138. Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com email@example.com
Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ waterrepellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705. www.geminicanvas.com Offshore Passage Opportunities Your Offshore Sailing Network. Sail for free on OPB’s. Learn by doing. Gain Quality Sea time towards your lifetime goals. Sail on different boats with different skippers to learn what works and what does not. Want to be a paid skipper? Build seatime and network with pro skippers. We are the crew network for the ARC, Caribbean 1500, NARC, World ARC Rally, Salty Dog Rally, Newport/Bermuda Race and delivery skippers worldwide. Helping Sailors Sail Offshore Since 1993. Learn more and join online at www.sailopo.com or call-1800-4PASSAGe (1-800-472-7724). Keep the Dream Alive for the cost of a good winch handle. www.sailopo.com Sawyer & Whitten Sawyer & Whitten Marine Electronics has moved its Portland location to a bigger brighter new store with dockage just outside our back door which allows our customers to pull their boats right up to our dock for service or installations. We also have big bay garage access for those rainy day installations. Please come visit our new location at 36 Union Wharf, Portland Maine 04101. 207-879-4500. www.sawyerwhitten.com Compass Adjustments From Kittery to Castine. Call Pathfinder Compass Service at 207-318-0345. www.mainecompassadjuster.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Repower & Refit Considering repower or refit upgrades to your boat? Our two locations offer you in-house, factory trained technicians ready to address your upgrades to the highest standards. Stop by or give us a call, we’d be happy to talk about your options. Kittery Point Yacht Yard. 207-439-9582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967. www.kpyy.net email@example.com. Fiberglass Repair Position Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass/Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina and boatyard. Please send resume with cover letter summarizing work experience to www.yankeemarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hampshire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-436-5299 or email@example.com
Slips, Moorings, Dinghy Dock In Rockland. Rockland Landings Marina is now accepting seasonal (up to 40’) and transient (up to 160’) reservations. Rates from $900 to $3,600 30/50/100 amp. includes water, electricity and ample, safe parking. Closest proximity to town with showers, laundry and restaurant on site and 100 yds to Hamilton Marine and all services. Blues Fest, Lobster Fest and Maine Boats, Harbors and Home Show reservations filling fast. CFMI Kevin@ 207-594-4899 or 207596-9171(c). firstname.lastname@example.org
moorings available for the 2013 summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t wait - call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email email@example.com. Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of off-season storage space available. Store with KPYY and our full service yard and factory trained technicians are available if you need us. Call to join our family of customers: 207-439-9582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Gift From the Sea Harbor Fish Market has been supplying customers locally and nationwide with fresh seafood for over 40 years. Contact us to arrange a gift from the sea, delivered fresh to the door nationwide. 800-370-1790 www.harborfish.com Handyman Service Besides residential and commercial construction, Maine Coast Construction also offers a Handyman Service to take care of those maintenance jobs on your list so you’re free to pursue your passion - boats & boating. Contact us with your to-do list today. Serving Mid Coast Maine since 1968. 207-236-6000. 107 Elm Street, Camden, Maine wwwmainecoastconstruction.com Moorings Available Boothbay Region Boatyard has seasonal moorings available, $950. We are located in well protected Ebenecook Harbor, with
Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has
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free launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207-633-2970. www.brby.com email@example.com Mercury, Yamaha Service Kennebunkport Marina has the only factory trained Mercury and Yamaha technicians located on the water in Kennebunkport to service all of your mechnical needs. www.kennebunkportmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org Power Boat Rental Kennebunkport Marina now offers a power boat rental program. Come pick out your boat and go fishing for the big one. Call 207967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com email@example.com
Kennebunkport Boat Club Kennebunkport Marina is unveiling The Kennebunkport Boat Club. Call 967-3411 for details. Become a charter member of The Kennebunkport Boat Club. www.kennebunkportmarina.com firstname.lastname@example.org
More Heated Storage Worry-free heated storage, conscientious care in new building. South Bristol offers ideal location amid Midcoast Maineâ€™s spectacular cruising grounds. Competitive rates. Fine repair services, too. Reserve now: 207-644-8181. gamageshipyard.com email@example.com
Dockage Portland Harbor Seasonal/transient slips available for 2013. Slips include power, water, clean showers/laundry facilities, restaurant on site & dinghy dock in Portlandâ€™s Old Port. Call (207) 767-4729. www.sunset-marina.com firstname.lastname@example.org Seasonal Moorings Handy Boat as one of Maineâ€™s premier boat yards, located in the heart of Casco Bay, has seasonal moorings available for up to 65â€™. Enjoy all our new restaurant and marine facilities have to offer. Call now for this great opportunity. 207-781-5110 http://handyboat.com/
Sea Kayaks Two Chesapeake Lightcraft 17 ft sea kayaks in perfect condition. Handcrafted in Marblehead. Fully equipped with branch paddles, skirts, vest, float bags and pump. Each kits cost $900 and took 120 hours to make - that is 15 full days of labor to make. Just $600 over the kit price, plus all the extras. 781-631-0085 or email. $1500 each - cash and carry. email@example.com Rocklandâ€™s Dinghy Central The Landings Marina offers moored boats in the downtown section of Rockland the largest, most convenient, safest, well
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Provisions & Gifts
Marine Essentials...Island Necessities at the Chebeague Island Boat Yard
Holbrookâ€™s General Store An historic spot, in the heart of Cundyâ€™s Harbor
Groceries, Native foods, Wine, Beer, Local collectibles and more.
Call your Fresh Fish order in advance: 207-725-0022 9am - 7pm VHF channel 6 - call ahead, we'll have your order ready! Fuel * Ice * Pump Out Station available
Port Clyde General Store
Moorings Âˇ Fuel Âˇ Water Launch Âˇ Wyeth Prints Gift Shop Âˇ Kayak Tours Âˇ Laundry *URFHULHVÂ˝&RŇŹHHÂ˝'HOLÂ˝3LFQLFV Beer Âˇ Wine Âˇ SpiritsÂˇ Cocktails Lobster RollsÂˇ Wharf Meals Local Breads & Pastries AdventuresÂˇ Local Conversation
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gourmet coffee & baked goods wine & cheese Live beer, soda & ice Lobsters 207-846-1015 soups & sandwiches firstname.lastname@example.org Maine made gifts & clothing Chebeague Island, Maine
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YA R D S F R O M T H E T O W N L A N D I N G O N I S L E A U H A U T, M E The "little store" welcomes you fully stocked. FULL SELECTION OF GROCERIES, FRESH MEAT, FISH, PRODUCE, BEER, WINE, ICE, HARDWARE, SOUVENIRS AND MORE.
lighted facility with the cleanest showers and laundry room for only $395/season. This includes dock privileges for wash down, loading/unloading, water & more. Water Taxi service by Two-Toots. Call today for worry-free access to your moored vessel. CFMI Kevin 207-594-4899 or 207-5969171(c). email@example.com Hamilton Jet Pump HJ-213 Hamilton Jet pump like Hinckley Jets. Boats to 30’/6700lbs. Lightly used. Manual, steering ram and reverse controls included. Impeller: 2.7kw. $2895. 207-329-6687. firstname.lastname@example.org
Selling or Buying? We are always happy to discuss either when it comes to quality, well-maintained boats. Both
recreational and commercial. Consider utilizing the services of a broker who shares your passion for boats and boating. David Etnier Boat Brokerage. Contact David at 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com email@example.com
Listings Wanted Quality commercial fishing vessel listings wanted. Maine fishermen should consider listing their vessels with David Etnier Boat Brokerage for prompt service and knowledgeable and effective sales effort. Reasonable commission. Please contact David directly to learn more. 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com firstname.lastname@example.org Moorings Available Atlantic Boat Company has moorings available for the 2013 sea-
son. Nightly, weekly, and seasonal. Located in Brooklin on Herrick Bay at 44*15.65N 68*31.90W. Call 207-359-4658 or e-mail www.atlanticboat.com email@example.com
Selling your boat? Do you have a boat to sell ? Always looking for quality listings. Call 207-831-3168. Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales www.boatinginmaine.com
ters aboard our comfortable 50’ Morgan/Catalina, for up to 6 guests in 4 double berths. Join us this summer for whales, fishing, sailing, hiking, kayaking, and exploring our Alaskan dream. 907-887-9446. http://www.soundsailing.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Detroit Diesels Two 8V53 Naturals. One running well, one with damaged liner sleeve. $1,000 each. Includes custom exhaust from Marine Exhaust, Rivera Beach, recent starters, alternators. I can load these. email@example.com the buoys racing. Handy B
Sail Alaska this Summer Sail Glacier Bay. Sound Sailing provides captained/crewed char-
Points East Crew Match Points East crewmatch is a free service provided by Points East Magazine that connects captains and crew for racing and cruising events. Below is a partial list of those who have signed up. For a complete list, see our website, www.pointseast.com/crewmatch.shtml
NEED CREW Buoy Racing Crew wanted for SCAPU, 36’ out of Falmouth Maine. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Racing crew wanted Experienced or novice. Distance and ‘round the buoys racing. Handy Boat, Falmouth ME. CCURE 30’. Email: email@example.com Experienced cruiser wanted BREEZING UP, Cape Dory 36 out of Falmouth, ME. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Experienced crew for Etchells wanted for ‘round the buoys racing. Falmouth, ME. Email: email@example.com
J24 Needs Crew MR HONKEY out of Falmouth, ME. Looking for experienced crew for ‘round the buoys racing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Etchells 30’ will train. TOUCH OF GREY out of PYS. Email: email@example.com Tactician wanted May and September. Etchells FUZZY LOGIC. Spinnaker class ‘round the buoys racing from PYC. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Hobie 33 ALTERCATION. Looking for experienced crew for ‘round the buoys racing from Falmouth, ME. Email: email@example.com
PYC Racer County Girl, 36’ Beneteau. Racing experience would be nice, but will train. Distance and ‘round the buoys racing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Portland Racer needs crew. Nepanthe, Pacific Seacraft 34. Race most Wed. nights at CYC ‘round the buoys, one or two longer races Big Boat Distance Racer looking for crew with some experience. Sans-Culottes, Beneteau First 40.7. Email: email@example.com Sugar Sugar looking for experienced or novice crew. J-35 out of Falmouth, ME. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andromeda is strained Needs crew. Etchells 30 out of Falmouth, ME. ‘Round the buoys racing. Experienced or newbie. Email: email@example.com Crew aboard the Enterprise Cruise and race aboard this Ericson 38 out of Handy Boat. Willing to train if you bring the beer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sail from Portland aboard 22’ S2 sloop. Email: email@example.com Siselinna Needs Crew 36’ ketch out of Stonington. Cruising coastal islands. Knows nautical terms. Skipper experienced - one hand damaged. Can single-hand but prefer help. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Crew needed for a week I have a 27’ Cape Dory in southern Maine and am looking for one or two crew members to move the boat up to the Rockland Maine area to start in early to mid-June. 413-313-5309 Email: email@example.com Wed nite races Bad news, one of my sailboat crew will be moving to his own boat this season. Good news, I’m looking for new crew members for regular Wed night races on Casco Bay, and occasional longer races . Looking for someone who has some sailing experience, no racing experience is necessary, although it would be a plus. This is fairly low key, I race in the “cruising class”, so no spinnakers. But there are generally about 10 other boats in the cruising class, and it is competitive. I’m looking for someone who is able to commit to most of the Wed nite races approx 5 to 8 pm. We also have a couple practice sails, and maybe a couple of longer weekend races. If
you have some sailing experience, and are interested, send me an e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org We will train you I am skipper of the SV Beausoleil, a 46 foor sloop. Typically at this time of year we bring on new crew for practice sails on May 25, 26, June 1, 2 and a practice race on June 8. Come aboard! You need not be experienced but you must be very interested in sailing and you must be fit. We will train you and by the end of the season you will be an experience racer. We have several overnight races planned. Contact me as indicated below and don’t hesitate to come aboard the Beausoleil. Richard Parent, Skipper 207-563-2300 Email: email@example.com ISO experienced skipper I’m a female novice. It is a passionate dream of mine to find an experienced Skipper and I now want sailing to become the main focus in my life. I just partici-
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100 Ton Captain Thousands of miles of sailing behind me. Cruise or race, prefer Casco and Penobscot Bay areas. Albert. 207-846-1066
pated in my first race a few weeks ago in Key West. What a blast! 917-670-4851 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WANT TO CREW Small boat owner Eager to improve sailing skills and have fun. Cruising or ‘round the buoys racing. Casco Bay preferred. Sandy. Email: email@example.com
Pro wants to train your crew 100 ton professional sailor. The best get me on board to train your crew. Cruise or race anywhere. Andrea. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Novice but intelligent Experience on the Great Lakes. Interested in cruising. Ann. Email: email@example.com
I’m really fun. I have some sailing experience. Looking for buoy racing in Portland area. Edie. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Love sailing Experienced. Cruise or race, Portland locale preferred. John. Email: email@example.com
Cruise, race Anywhere, anytime. Betsy lives in the White Mountains, but travels to the coast often and easily. Has been boating and sailing all her life, and is pursuing Captain’s License. Looking forward to more time on the coast and on the water. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SailMaine Grad New sailor. Also have taken Outward Bound class. Eager to learn. Race or cruise, Portland area preferred. Lisa. Email: email@example.com
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W omen Under Sail Live Aboard Sailing Instructions - Casco Bay, Maine LUXURY CHARTERS
For Women ~By Women, Aboard 44’ Avatrice
“ If you can learn to sail in Maine, you can sail anywhere.”
For charter reservations call: (207) 244-5511 www.MorrisCharters.com
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Points East crew match party in full swing Close to PYC Experience, but a quick learner. Prefer Portland area. Melissa. Email: email@example.com Wants buoy racing Have 28’ cruiser with experience on that, none racing. Prefer Yarmouth/Falmouth. Doug. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Knows how to sail 28’ cruiser experience, but no racing experience. Prefer Falmouth/Yarmouth locale. Tory. Email: email@example.com
tion. 5+ years food industry experience. Andrea. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cruise or race Prefer Portland area. Some availability for day sails/racing. Over 15 years sailing. Email: email@example.com Love to Sail Racing or cruising. Portland area. Have taken on-board sailing classes, would love to cruise/race. Available Wednesdays, Thursdays, and some weekends. Suzanne. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marine Biologist Travis, wants to cruise Portland Yarmouth. Email: email@example.com
Wants casual cruising Art. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wants to Cruise Brunswick - Portland. 1 level of sailing lessons. Physically agile. Lindy. Email: email@example.com
Good swimmer wants to crew Also a marathon runner, prefers Portland area. Susan. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoping for Delivery Eager to learn. Experienced on small craft. Brendan. Email: email@example.com
Sarah wants to race Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 yrs. experience sailing/racing J80 on Lake Winnipesaukee. Interested in distance and ‘round the buoys racing. Prefer Portsmouth area. Ted. Email: email@example.com Cruising Cook looking for a cook/cleaning posi-
Some racing experience Casco Bay preferred, for ‘round the buoys racing. Rosemary. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thrilled Beginner wants to sail Cruising or racing. Portland area preferred. Email: email@example.com Long distance NE to Newfoundland, Saguenay?
Experienced blue water cruiser based in Penobscot Bay ISO adventurous summer - headed to the Maritimes, Newfoundland, Saguenay Greenland or beyond? Reliable, resourceful and easygoing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The good life In search of a position as crew, and eager to learn... experienced on small craft, but I need days on the water toward 100 gross ton. 207.274.9968 Email: Brendan.email@example.com Cook/Cleaning Andrea is looking for a local/traveling position in regards to cooking and cleaning. Have about five years experience in food industry, beginning from culinary school, to front and back of the house in restaurants and currently working in a butcher shop to expand knowledge. Quick learner, efficient, hard-working, and independent worker. 207-515-0114 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Looking to cruise or race in New England waters Would like to perfect my cruising or racing skills. Easy to get along with and dependable. Sailed a Soling 27, Ensign 23 and Catalina 27 on Boston Harbor, Marblehead and Maine coast. Certified in ASA 101, ASA Safety at Sea & Red Cross CPR.
Attended North U’s Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 class. Will be certified in ASA 104 and 105 later this summer. Jack 781439-1680 Email: email@example.com Looking to crew Rosemary is an experienced sailor with some racing experience looking to crew this summer; excited about being part of a team! Having fun sailing a Haven 12 1/2. 207.577.2762 Email: Havenlass207@gmail.com Looking to crew Will be in Portland for the summer. 25 years club racing on lake erie mostly C&C’s and tartan 10s, Beneateu 36.7 the past 7 years. Just want to get out on the water and am happy to do anything or just be rail meat. 330 289-7748 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Experienced, a bit rusty - First on sailboat at 6 days old. - 10 years removed from extensive experience on an O’Day 22 off Cape Cod. - Zuma and Daysailer II experience over past 5 years. - Think of the water and breeze all winter long. - Just need to refine my skills. - Interested in learning more info about all of this. 207-939-6687 Email: email@example.com
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81 104, 116 105 73 91 104 71,105
Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales
Hallett Canvas & Sails
Handy Boat Service
Hansen Marine Engineering
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Haut Insurance Agency
Hercules SLR, Inc.
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Hinckley Yacht Services
Bluenose Yacht Sales
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Pierre’s Custom Canvas
79 79 3, 17 56
Crosby Yacht Yard
John Williams Boat Company
76, 108 70
Journey's End Marina
17, 33,87 78 74, 76
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City of Newport
Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster Maine Coast Construction
Maine-ly Titles, Inc.
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Marblehead Trading Company
DiMillo's Yacht Sales
Marston's Marina Mattapoisett Boatyard, Inc.
Merri-Mar Yacht Basin
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Miliner Marine Services
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Sawyer & Whitten
53, 72, 75 108
David Etnier Boat Brokerage
Scandia Yacht Sales
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Seal Cove Boatyard
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Rumery's Boat Yard
Royal River Boatyard
Dark Harbor Boat Yard
Rhode Island YC
Robinhood Marine Ctr.3, 17, 53, 81, 105, 108, 120
Lake & Sea Boatworks
Custom Float Services
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Portland Yacht Services
3, 17, 82
77, 78, 105
Pope Sails Port Clyde General Store
3, 17, 33, 53, 72
Great Water, Inc.
Kittery Point Yacht Yard
Great Bay Marine
J & W Marine, Inc.
Kingman Yacht Center
Gray & Gray,Inc
Penobscot Marine Museum
Islesboro Marine Enterprises
Penobscot Bay Rendezvous
3, 17, 33,66
Chebeague Island Boat Yard
Gemini Marine Canvas
Chase, Leavitt & Co.
Paul E Luke Paul’s Marina
Front Street Shipyard
Pierce Yacht Co.
Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard
Padebco Custom Yachts Parker’s Boat Yard, Inc.
Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveyor
Island Mooring Supplies
Dolphin Marina & Restaurant
Pickering Wharf Marina
Cape Cod Maritime Museum
CPT Autopilot, Inc.
Ocean Point Marina
Jackson’s Hardware & Marine
Island Approaches/Maine Camp Outfitters
Brewer Yacht Yards
Burr Brothers Boats
17, 33, 53, 72
Holbrook’s Snack Bar & General Store
3, 17, 33
Brewer Plymouth Marine Brooklin Inn
North East Rigging Systems North Sails Direct
Moose Island Marine
31,104 68 19,69
3, 53 112 74 3 3, 17, 33 86, 116 115 84
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Sound Marine Diesel
South Port Marine
17, 56, 74
Standout Yacht Fittings, Inc.
Sudbury Boat Care Products
The Island Store
The Retreat at Betsy’s Cove
The Yacht Connection
Theriault Marine Consulting
Turnstone Marine Survey, LLC Wayfarer Marine
113 17, 65, 72
Webhannett River Boat Yard
SK Marine Electronics
Morris Yachts Mystic Shipyard
Simeon Potter House
Mystic Shipyard Kayak Rentals
3 120 91 53, 72, 75 3, 17 85 118
Winter Island Yacht Yard
Women Under Sail
93, 116, 120
Wooden Boat Show
Yacht North Charters
68, 98, 120
Yankee Marina & Boatyard Yarmouth Boatyard YMCA auction
3, 17, 53 20, 53, 91 86
3, 17, 33
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