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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 17 Number 1 March/April 2014 F E AT U R E S






Out o’Gloucester

Rest in peace Brie, Letters.


Every Labor Day weekend, this label for schooners departing America's oldest fishing port is rejuvenated at the Gloucester Schooner races. Reinhard Zollitsch sailed on American Eagle. By Reinhard Zollitsch

Muscobe through the generations Four generations of the Muscobes have taken four generations of Gleasons to sea over the past half-century, and the youngest will be likely be bound Downeast in the near future. By Joel Gleason

Group seeks new members, News.


Frostbiting in Boston, Racing Pages.


Hinckley at 85, Yardwork.


Rescue of the Bounty The co-author of “Rescue of the Bounty” offers insight into the sinking of the Tall Ship, caught in Hurricane Sandy, and the miraculous rescue of 14 of the 16 crewmembers aboard. By Michael J. Tougias

A refit for Gannet Owned by an old friend and shipmate, the 16-foot Cape Cod catboat, built in 1936 by the F. L. Tripp & Sons yard in Westport, Mass., needed some TLC, and Capt. Mike was on the case. By Capt. Mike Martel

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I loved her . . . but she leaked Blind passion for a porous wood sloop. Russ Roth

Life lessons on a lobsterboat A boy learns that life’s not always as it seems. Constant Waterman

March madness D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Beloved sea-dog crosses the bar; Another Milltail Creek sortie; Anyone for a slip exchange?

Yardwork ...................................72 Hinckley’s Talaria 43, Bermuda 50; Is C&C Redline 41 Bermuda-bound? Rockport launches Friendship 36.

Mystery Harbor...........................10 A handy harbor on cruise Downeast; New Mystery Harbor on page 12.

Distribution............................82-85 Seal Cove Boatyard is this month’s featured “Hats Off” Points East distribution point.

News..........................................20 Cape small craft group seeks members; 80-year-old frostbite dinghy joins Herreshoff; Blue Water Medal goes to Jean Socrates.

Calendar.....................................86 Boat shows, boating safety courses, exhibits.

Fetching along ............................68 The treasure of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea.


The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 17, Number 1 Publisher Joseph Burke Editor Nim Marsh Associate Editor Bob Muggleston Marketing director Bernard Wideman

A March sail to the Rhody wilds.

The Racing Pages ........................60 US Sailing excels at USAF; Heads-up for Edgartown Race Week; Frostbiting in Boston Harbor.


Final passages ............................92 J. Burr Bartram, Jr.; Edgar P. E. White; Elbert S. “Mack” Mahoney; John Evans; Clayton B. Seabury; Seth Ernest Bowerman. Last word ...................................93 The life and times of Capt. Jim Sharp. Tides .....................................96-99

Media ........................................70 “As Long as It’s Fun” by Herb McCormick; “Rescue of the Bounty” by M. Tougias & D. Campbell.

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Once upon a boat show... ou never know what’s going to happen when for someone to take over and do him proud, but he you go to a boat show.” This boat show, not hadn’t found that person yet.” surprisingly, was the 2013 Maine BoatAfter more discussions, and several MacCorkle-fambuilders Show at Portland Yacht Services in Portland. ily visits to Padebco, Bruce knew he’d found just the The source of this sentiment people to “do him proud.” And, is Sara MacCorkle, who, with says Sara, “Bruce and Leon are her husband Leon, are the like two peas in a pod when new owners and operators of working things out . . . similar venerable Padebco Custom approaches, different generaYachts, at the head of the hartions. Bruce is not going to bor in Round Pond, Maine, leave the business; he’s going builders of solid, seagoing to stay to shepherd us along.” hulls to deep-vee designs. If Which begs the question, you’re visiting by boat, that’s What could a firefighter and a some eight miles north-northcorporate professional possibly east into Muscongus Sound, bring to this particular table? after you round R “2” Gong, Well, aside from Leon’s longPhoto courtesy Padebco Custom Yachts off Pemaquid Point. time passion for boats and the Bruce Cunningham, left, and Leon MacCorkle: New Hampshire residents ocean, he began working at a “Bruce and Leon are like two peas in a pod . . . simiLeon – former firefighter, lar approaches, different generations.” boat shop when he was a little skilled carpenter and propboy. “This was my first-ever erty manager – and Sara – ex-Fortune 100 profes- job,” he says. “In the summer, two or three days a week, sional – had been thinking of a change-of-pace for I’d ride my bike to John Cadario’s JC Boat Plant, then themselves and their two daughters, Erin, 3½, and in Candia, N.H., and stand in the doorway and watch Leah, 6. “Sara and I decided we wanted a change of the boats being built. One day, Jack asked me if I lifestyle,” says Leon. “I just wasn’t able to spend wanted a job, I said sure, and he put me to work enough time with the kids. I wanted a full-time job, sweeping floors, cleaning benches, and putting tools but I also wanted more time with my family.” away. “We’d been looking for several years for the right fit “I stayed with Jack through high school and into colfor our family,” added Sara. “We’d been asking our- lege. I learned lofting, how to build plugs, and, at 18, selves, What do we want to do? What’s our passion?” got to see the boatbuilding process from start to finish. The couple has always loved boats (indeed, at last It was a real apprenticeship.” Then Leon went into rescount, Leon says, they own “about 14 boats,” dinghies, idential construction and finish work, both pursuits rowboats, canoes, a 23-foot powerboat and an Ocean imposing disciplines of great value in the boatbuilding Cruising 42 designed and built by Hank Hinckley) and business. the water, so they began looking for opportunities Sara? Aside from her love of boats and the ocean, she laced with salt. This led them to last year’s Maine says simply, “I have the business background; Leon Boatbuilders Show, which Phineas Sprague, Portland comes with the building background. Our skills and Yacht Services owner and show organizer, likes to call experience complement one another.” “a meeting of the clan.” Last year’s “meeting” paid off The MacCorkles have moved to Bristol and report big-time for the MacCorkles and Padebco’s owner that “the community is so amazing, so supportive.” “We Bruce Cunningham, who’s been designing and build- are not blind to the idea that it might not be an easy ing boats for more than four decades. business, that we’re not always going to have an easy Leon and Sara thought it appropriate to walk the time,” Sara says. “If it were an easy business, then evwell-worn floors of Portland Yacht Services with Leah eryone would be building boats. We’re looking at this and Erin, seeking ideas for their new life, which began as, Here’s this fabulous line of boats, and how fortuto take shape at the Padebco exhibit. “This was a fam- nate we are to have been given the opportunity to conily plan, and we wanted people to know we were a tinue the legacy.” package,” says Sara. “We talked with Bruce, and he You’re oh-so right, Sara: You never know what’s gotold us to stay in touch. He told us he was committed ing to happen at a boat show, especially when you’re to producing high-quality boats, that “he was looking looking for a lifestyle that’s laced with salt.



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Photo courtesy Bill and Linda Knowles

Brie Knowles, a Jack Russell Terrier, was a friendly, happy, lovable sea-dog, who was most at home on the Knowles’ boat, Sapphire.

May this sea-dog rest in peace Facebook friends of the Salty Dawg Rally have all heard the sad news that co-founders Bill and Linda Knowles’ long-time companion, family member, and mascot of the rally, Brie Knowles – a Jack Russell Terrier loved by just about everyone who ever met her – passed away a week before Christmas down in the British Virgin Islands. Brie had been a part of that threesome for many years, and had been ill for some time. She was a friendly, happy, lovable sea-dog, as comfortable on the Knowles’ boat Sapphire as she was hopping about Bill’s inflatable as he motored across a choppy harbor. She liked to snuggle with visitors aboard Sapphire, and she was sure-footed in dinghy or on deck, something that never ceases to amaze me about some dogs, since dogs, by nature, seem not to have been designed by their Creator for the sea. I liked Brie very much, but I’m a small-dog guy anyway, so I’m not totally objective, but the sad announcement by Linda has drawn dozens and dozens of www.pointseast.com

comments, expressions of condolence, and well-written but brief testimonials and personal memories about, arguably, one of the world’s (and at the very least, the Caribbean’s) most popular and best-loved dogs ever to sail the seas. These comments are wonderful to read, and given the typical level of ordinary comments on social media, well, these are carefully composed and heartfelt. Of course, the Salty Dawg Rally will go on, but with a big part of it missing, a small dog who found a place in the hearts of the rally members and many others down through the years. Perhaps it is best to let Linda’s words speak for themselves: “For those of you who don’t already know, a week ago today, Brie lost a courageous struggle with what we now know was a brain tumor. It has silenced our world. There is such a void. It rendered me paralyzed to write to anyone. We are devastated. We will miss her so. “She was a joy. She was so sweet, she had to say hi to everyone. If they didn’t like dogs, she made sure they liked her. She was the smartest dog or JRT [Jack Russell terrier] we have ever met. She was also the cutest. People were drawn to her. She had so many, many pictures taken of her. She was devilish. Always getting into something. She not only made us laugh, but everyone who met her. “She didn’t know she was a dog. She thought she was a kid. When she saw children, she would start shaking, she wanted to go play with them so bad. She was the perfect size for us. We called her our “to-go dog.” Her fur was so soft. She was like a teddy bear. Everyone loved her. They would meet us and say, ‘Oh, hi Brie. I can’t remember your names, but we remember Brie.’ She was a legend. She became the Mascot of the Herreshoff Marine Museum when Bill worked there. She became the ambassador to the BVI. She greeted everyone and everyone looked forward to seeing her year after year. Then she became the original Salty Dawg. She was in a movie – the Purina Dog Chow Dog of the month – and in magazine articles, etc. Please help us celebrate her life by posting fond memories of her.” Capt. Mike Martel Bristol, R.I.

Milltail Creek’s movable feast While I was perusing the Midwinter edition of Points East, I noticed a letter written by Bob De Marco about his attempt to transit the creek. He alluded to your page in the Oct/Nov 2013 edition, which I then read with great interest. LETTERS, continued on Page 8 Points East March/April 2014


I first heard about Milltail Creek in Anthony Bailey’s 1965 book “The Inside Passage.” The next time I traveled by, I tried my luck as well. The attachment is an excerpt from my Logbook VIII, Buzzards Bay to Bahamas, 1984: Nov. 2, Tues. Mill Tail (also Milltail) Creek awaited me on the other side of the bridge, so I said my good-byes and left the channel at Marker #16 in the Alligator R. and ran course 125° C. Tangled mangroves kept their secret until I was about 500 feet off and I saw greener brush and white plastic cartons that served as aids to navigation on the starboard hand. Back in the day of “East Lake Dew,” the jugs of moonshine were tied to tree trunks and stashed in the creek. If you spy such a cord, give it a tug; you may strike gold. Pushed through a sill of mud and debris (3½-foot draft), but once inside the grove, the slough enclosed me in a different world. Found cypresses knees, marsh grasses, pine and loblolly trees splashed with speckled sun and dun shadows, black water, ivory foam. Crept quietly up the overgrown creek past a hunting lodge; watched by alert, friendly hounds. Had a saw handy in case a treetop blocked Mökki’s mast. Only found glistening logs and showers of twigs and pine needles on deck. Followed the milk bottles like Japanese lanterns about four miles to an overgrown dock on the port side. Pilings tilted from the water, eroded and rotten. Near the edge of the bank, improbably rusty, sat a ‘62 Chevy surrounded by trees as thick as my leg. Anchored off in 5½ feet. Vivid blue irises tucked into cypress knees, yellow bladderwort supported by a slender stem stood above the water. Acres of blueberry bushes and water lilies – looked like a carpet of new snow. Had a mug-up, then walked inland along a 1½-mile hand-dug canal, about 1 foot deep and 3 feet wide. Cedar shingles floated from Buffalo City to the dock for transport to Norfolk, Va., and beyond. A dirt road parallels the canal with a newly built green wooden bridge and turning basin with a well-kept work skiff tied in her slip. Mosquitoes are thick and bite with skill; some gnaw the top of my socks. While cooking supper, the green johnboat chugs by filled with hunters, rifles laid across their knees. Climbed into the cockpit and waved. One asked, “You folks okay?” “Yes sir, thanks. It’s very nice in here.” “Oh, it is,” and they were gone around a bend. Saw one contrail tonight between the treetops. So ends. Nov. 3, Wed. Comes chilly and fog lingered in some odd pockets as Mökki drifted out. Alligator R. socked in. Anchored off for the morning. I wonder what the future holds for this obscure spot? Will it be sissified with boardwalks and planted jugs of diet hooch, or see a blue-plate special of croc at an East Lake eatery? I wonder how many of your readers have explored Milltail Creek? Perhaps there is an underground membership of cruisers who reached the Buffalo City anchor8

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age, much like the secretive Hog Island Channel Chowder and Cruising Club coterie from Buzzards Bay, Mass. Chuck Loan Fairhaven, Mass.

Anyone up for some slip-sharing? My wife and I have been living, cruising and racing on Chesapeake Bay for almost 25 years. We love our bay and its many creeks, rivers and harbors. The Eastern Shore can sometimes seem like another country, with its small towns and agrarian history. The Western Shore, where we live, has small maritime towns as well, but also has Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and the Norfolk/Hampton area near the mouth of the bay. There’s a tremendous variety of cruise destinations within a few nautical miles.It’s not that we’re bored or feel like we’ve even scratched the surface of local adventures, but last summer we discovered New England. Not by boat (except for the Block Island ferry), but by car and 737. While we love our warmer water and softer bottom, we really caught the fever for wanting to explore the Northeast by boat. Having seen Gloucester, Salem, Rockport, Norwalk and Greenport, in addition to Block Island, we can’t wait to sail our 34-foot cruising catamaran to your waters. We’re not sure how far north we can travel, so Long Island Sound seems ideal. Our problem is the usual one of time and money constraints. How far north can we expect to go before we need to U-turn back to Maryland – unless we could leave our boat at someone’s dock for a few weeks until we could return by car or 737 to continue the adventure, in exchange for the same privilege at our dock on the Chesapeake? Is there a couple or two living in the Northeast interested in slip sharing? Trying steamed blue crabs and grilled rockfish while we sample your lobster and scallops? We live on Bodkin Creek, about a mile off Chesapeake Bay; 10 nautical miles from Baltimore and 15 from Annapolis. We’re only 25 minutes (by car) from BWI airport. Our slip is a little snug for our 14-foot beam, but we’ve kept her there for the past five years with no problems. Bodkin Creek is a great hurricane hole and jumping-off point for short or long cruises on the Bay. Rock Hall, a small waterman’s village on the Eastern Shore, is less than a two-hour sail. It can be a day trip or the beginning of a weeks- or months-long cruise. We hope to find kindred spirits in this next phase of our sailing adventures. We’ve never left the bay in our own boat, and can’t wait to venture north. Does anyone up there want to venture south? LouAnne and Rich Loeschke Annapolis, Md.




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A convenient harbor on a cruise to Penobscot Bay The mystery harbor pictured in the Midwinter Points East is Tenants Harbor, Maine. If you travel in or out of Penobscot Bay via the Muscle Ridge Channel, there will come a time that you need this harbor. More than once, I have found myself approaching Muscle Ridge in the late afternoon, only to find the wind and current against me. The last 15 miles to Rockland can be painful when this happens. Better to pull into Tenants Harbor, pick up a mooring, and order a lobster or two from Cod End. The approach is very easy. Leave Southern Island and its distinctive light house to port (the light is owned by the famous artist Jamie Wyeth). As you get close to the light, you can’t help but notice the carpet of lobster-trap floats. While it looks impossible at first, there is always a lane to slide through. Just be careful. Once inside of the light, you will see Long Cove to starboard. We have anchored here many times, and the holding is very good. The only negative is the proliferation of lobsterboats traveling to the co-op at the top of the cove. No need to set a wake-up alarm here. If you continue straight ahead you will enter the main harbor. Pay attention to the channel markers. They mark a two-foot spot on the left side of the harbor. On the right side of the harbor, Lyman Morse has a service facility. A little farther in is the Cod End 10 Points East March/April 2014

dock, with fuel and water. Cod End also has rental moorings, a market, and a cookhouse. Also, on the right side of the inner harbor is the town dock and dinghy float. Use this for access to the Tenants Harbor General Store at the top of the road. We find this a great stop no matter what the weather. Russ Roth S/v Skiya Portsmouth N.H./Rockland, Maine

Short, sweet and on the money Tenants Harbor! Entering on a westerly course, the breakwater would be on your starboard side. Andy Marvin Boothbay Harbor, Maine

That’s Mouse Island on the right The mystery harbor in the Midwinter Points East is Tenants Harbor. You are looking at the former Witham’s Lobster Pound on the left and Mouse Island on the right. My husband has lived in Tenants Harbor for nearly 37 years, and I have lived here for 26 years. I grew up in Spruce Head, which is 15 minutes away from Tenants Harbor. We love living in Tenants Harbor, where we own Pond House Gallery & Framing. Tenants Hareditor@pointseast.com

bor is a great little community with a lot going on. “Sales into the Season” (the “Sales into the Season” Memorial Day weekend event is sponsored by the St. George Business Alliance) starts off the business year, with St. George Days not long after. Summer is a busy time for the area, with many art shows, eclectic shops and the Monhegan Boat Line in Port Clyde. Yuletide on the peninsula ends the year with a great post-Thanksgiving weekend, when people can Christmas shop from the area businesses. Thank you for choosing Tenants Harbor for the Mystery Harbor. Darlene and David Cocke Tenants Harbor, Maine

Fouled prop kept us in Tenants Could the Midwinter Mystery Harbor be Tenants? We sailed there last summer, on our way home from Southwest Harbor to Jamestown, R.I. This could be looking east toward Long Cove. But we were only there once, so our degree of confidence is a little light! Tenants was our last port of call from a great sail Downeast before hopping back across the Gulf of Maine to P’town, and from there back to Jamestown. Fortunately, we caught a floating warp in our saildrive just outside Tenants while preparing to set sail. After some radio chatter, which included the Coast Guard and our friends from the Hylas Winter River, and a

couple of cold dives to try and free the sail drive, we ultimately sailed back to Tenants. Another day at Tenants is why I consider the incident “fortunate.” The harbormaster hooked us up with a lobsterman from A-Salt-Weapon. Michael and his mate, 10-yearold Alex, were great. It took him about 15 minutes with scuba gear to clear the prop. We had wrapped her pretty good. By the time all was done, we met lobsterwoman Paula from Endurance. She was also very nice and entertaining. And we met painter Jamie Wyeth. And because of the delay, we could have one more meal at the Cod End restaurant and be endlessly entertained by 6-year-old Willow. Willow will happily pick lobsters from the tank and tell you which one is male or female – lobster in one hand, brushing her blond curls with the other. Priceless. If not for the fouled prop, we would not have met any of these people whose company we enjoyed. Great people with great stories. Due to the one-day delay in departure, we caught a nice northerly the next day for a fast ride back across the Gulf of Maine. A mishap proved fortunate due to the people we met and were able to spend an extra day with. Ayup, we will always remember Tenants. Tim & Laney Maney s/v Zion Jamestown, R.I.

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Perspectives I loved her ... but she leaked any years ago, I very quickly and easily bought a 28-foot wooden sloop. I fell for her graceful counter stern, her bowsprit, and her tall rig. I was so much in love that I didn’t bother to poke around much into her past. As I sailed her from her old home in Connecticut to her new one in Massachusetts, I talked to her and patted her and sang to her. I also pumped her. Constantly. Incessantly. When I hauled her out of the water, I still pumped. Rainwater came through the cockpit and cabin. When my (ex) wife first saw her, she cried. To this day I’m not sure exactly why. I do know that it wasn’t the last time either of us cried over that boat. After two years of work on her, she had a new everything except backbone. She’d been replanked, recaulked, refastened. We were


broke when we finally put her back in the water. She still leaked. We left her in, bought an expensive highcapacity automatic bilge pump, and decided to get used to things. I settled in with the engine. It hadn’t run in a long time, and I soon learned it was quite happy with the status quo. It was in a state of permanent hibernation. Its vital signs were there: It sparked, it got gas, it cranked. But it wouldn’t run. No one could make it run. So we let it be and decided to get used to things. After all, she was a sailboat. The expensive high-capacity automatic bilge pump couldn’t handle the job. The leaking got worse. At high tide one afternoon, I sailed her across the harbor and tied her to a seawall. The idea of shooting her did cross my mind, but, instead that night at low tide I filled her bilge and

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The boat was for sale. But how do you sell a boat that has an inboard engine that won’t run, and leaks like a half-closed faucet? We had about $14,000 in a boat that had originally cost us six. We asked nine. No one came. It was almost Labor Day. If we didn’t sell the boat quickly we’d be in trouble. We’d have to haul her out, pay for storage, and fix her up again in the spring. We had neither time nor money for that. Salvation came on a quiet gray morning, after I’d been up all night trying to start the engine and find the leak. I was wedged back under the cockpit, over the bilge and partly under the engine. I was in the very bowels of the boat. I was brushing elbows with her soul. The engine was still quite dead, and the ocean was getting closer to my rear end by the minute. And then, as if in the climax of a séance, we saw each other and communicated. I explained that we were through, that there was a man who liked her and wanted her, a man who had fallen in love with her at first glance as I had two years before. He wanted to see her again, to get to know her charms. That man would arrive at noon, and wanted to hear her motor run and inspect her bilge. If all was well, he would buy her for $9,000. It was 7 a.m. With a “what the hell; one last time” attitude, I turned the ignition key and pushed the starter button. That engine started! You have only my word. No one else was there. The fish and the early

morning gulls may have seen the whoosh of smoke and the carbon, but no one else. I turned off the engine, pumped the bilge dry, and went ashore for breakfast. At 11:30, I went back to pump before the man came at noon. The bilge was nearly dry. It was uncanny. I knew I could either treat the whole thing as a metaphysical experience, or could explain it realistically. Maybe the starting of the engine vibrated some unknown wooden stopwater into place or somehow tightened some hidden crack in the shaft log. But that didn’t explain why the engine suddenly started. At noon, the man came out. He looked at the dry bilge and smiled. I smiled. He asked if I would start the engine. The whole morning had been so unexpectedly positive that I pushed the starter button with assurance. The engine came to life. The man smiled again. I shut it off and sold him the boat. To my knowledge, that engine never ran again. For the next 10 days every mechanic in the area tried to start it. But when the man headed the boat for her new home it was without the help of an engine. And, I heard later, she was leaking again. Constantly. Incessantly. Dave Roper’s 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, “Learning the Ropes,” will be out in 2014.

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Life-lessons on a lobsterboat fter identifying the Mystery Harbor in the Midwinter Points East (see “Mystery Harbor, page 10), and winning the prized PE cap, I realized that there was another story that needs to be shared. The dock in the background of the picture has special meaning to my wife Marty and me. It was six summers ago that we were standing on that dock with our 12year-old nephew, Reid. Reid’s mom and dad lived in Tennessee and asked us to broaden his horizons with a week on the coast of Maine. His dad was in the military and, during this time, stationed in Iraq. During Reid’s week on our boat, we did our best to show him another side of life – a life very different from what he knew in Tennessee. One teachable moment came while standing on this dock in Tenants Harbor. While watching a lobsterman unload his catch, Reid was asked if he would like to come on board and see his boat. Most kids are now brought up not to talk to, or go anywhere, with a stranger, and Reid politely declined. Seeing that he needed a little encouragement, Marty and I suggested that he accept the lobsterman’s invi-




tation, and we would be there to watch him. Reid thought that was great, and he was given a tour from bow to stern that included the engine compartment. All the while, Marty and I are thinking, “This is really cool.” As Reid was getting ready to join us on the dock, he was asked if he would like to go out for a quick spin in the harbor. Once again he looked to us for approval. We knew that they were just going to bring the lobsterboat back to its mooring, and we gave our permission. They did a few quick turns and showed Reid the power and agility of the boat. They picked up the mooring. Then we noticed that something appeared to be stuffed into a plastic shopping bag. Lobster? Reid was rowed back in, grinning from ear to ear, and he presented us with a large bag of live crabs. We love fresh crab. We were so impressed that this man would take time at the end of his day to be nice to a kid from Tennessee. We could not thank him enough. While walking with him up the road to his truck, he asked my wife how she got out of working on a Wednesday. Marty’s



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The dock in the background of the picture has special meaning to my wife Marty and me and our 12-year-old nephew, Reid.

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March madness t’s almost too chilly this morning to write with this ballpoint pen, but there’s no ice in my whiskers, so a fair day looms ahead. Again, I’m anchored behind little Gardner Island in Point Judith Pond. Yesterday’s forecast declared mid-50s with a gentle, westerly breeze, and an all-afternoon ebb tide – both propitious for shoving MoonWind on her merry way eastward from West Cove in Noank to that wilderness known to us locals as Rhode Island. Well, I bent on my larger genoa and shook out my winter reef. After all, spring was officially arrived with bushels of pert crocuses and bags of mild zephyrs. In Fishers Island Sound, all was indeed pleasant. I got under way at half-past noon to catch the first of the ebb. My buxom genoa swelled in the six-knot breeze; my loosened mainsail filled, and I wafted eastward at a sedate three knots. But Father Poseidon was basking on the reef by Wicopesset Island, a delighted gleam in his eye. “Testing the waters so early, Lad?” said he. “Wouldn’t you like a wee bit more excitement? I wouldn’t want you to doze off at the helm.” Fortunately, it wasn’t much more than a wee bit. As it was, it took me an hour to sand my finger imprints out of the tiller. The breeze increased to 12 knots, and the tidal surge to five-footers. The wind blew nearly dead-astern, and MoonWind thought it proper to fly her sails wing-and-wing. Already it was too late to try to reef. My preventer kept my mainsail close to the shrouds, while my booming jib shook the boat as it alternately collapsed, then filled. MoonWind climbed the backs at five knots, then yawed down the fronts at eight. My cell phone, binoculars and water bottle were flung about the cockpit. Even steering as small as I could, I verged on losing control. A few times the wind got behind my main, and MoonWind skidded down the waves on her ear. My course on this tack brought me closer to shore; heading up four points, my jib behaved, but I had the sea on my beam. Plus, this took me farther from Point Judith Harbor of Refuge. After three hours of ardent plunging, a little refuge seemed a worthy objective. As I approached the seawall round the harbor, I worried I might meet a Block Island ferry at the breach way and run her under. The water around the second breach way looked far less turbulent. I headed out to sea for a bit until I was nearly to it, came up a bit, removed my preventer, hardened both sails, then put the helm down hard. MoonWind came into irons,



stalled, and the wind and sea forced her back in a trice. “Well, then Lass, let’s see how you like to jibe,” said I, and spun her round on her heel. Round she went, and I set a beam reach toward the windward edge of the breachway. I had let go the genny when I jibed her, having both hands full of other matters, and the jib had turned wrong-side out. I fell off the wind and attempted to haul the jib back where it belonged. The knotted loop where my jib sheets met snagged on the head stay, of course. With every second, the wind and tide, though somewhat abated, swept me past my mark. I headed back up and left the pounding jib to fend for itself. In 10 minutes time, I tucked behind the seawall. Here was only a two-foot chop. I could actually stand without holding on to something. I motor-sailed across the harbor, wrestled with my genoa, and dropped my mainsail into her lazy jacks. I went below and replenished my water bottle. My mouth was parched and my arms ached, but here we were, safe and dry. My standing rigging and sails were still intact. I motored up the placid channel between the jetties and up the pond – past the docked ferries and the fishing fleet to starboard; past the empty pleasureboat piers to port. I traipsed my way up to uninhabited Gardner Island, overlooked by vacant summer houses; rounded it; coasted to a halt; then let down my anchor. The tide had now turned and carried me up the pond. I let out 90 feet of rode, then snubbed it on the cleat. MoonWind set her anchor, then cast a dubious glance at a weedy boulder astern. I’ve learned during the past 10 years to respect her glances. I rigged my anchor sentinel with a 20-pound lead weight. The sun was low as I stowed my jib, secured my main, made things all-a-taut-o, and thought about lunch. Matthew Goldman, who sails out of Noank, Conn., writes and illustrates under the nom de plume of Constant Waterman (www.constantwaterman.com) owing to his love for boats, rivers and the sea. Breakaway Books has published two collections of his self-illustrated stories: “The Journals of Constant Waterman: Paddling, Poling, and Sailing for the Love of it” (2007), and “MoonWind at Large: Sailing Hither and Yon” (2012).

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News Traditional Small Craft group seeks members The Traditional Small surrounding working Craft Association and pleasure watercraft (TSCA) is in the process whose origins predate of reviving interest in the marine gasoline enrendezvous and other gine. It encourages the social and small-craft design, construction, and events on Cape Cod wause of these boats, and it ters. In years past, the embraces contemporary Cape was home to the variants and adaptaViking Rowing Club, tions of traditional dewhose members were signs.� also TSCA members, The local Cape chapter and they got together has reported some excelfor many small-craft Photo by Bill Stirling lent trips in Cotuit Bay, cruises along the shores Members of the Cape Cod Chapter of the TSCA savor a sensuous Lewis Bay, Herring of the Cape. River and Little Pleasrow on the mirrored waters of Popponesset Bay. The TSCA describes ant Bay this past season, itself in its mission statement as “a non-profit educa- and it hopes to continue exploring other areas this tional organization that works to preserve and con- year. The Cape TSCA zealots meet at the back of the tinue the living traditions, skills, lore, and legends TSCA, continued on Page 23

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The Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, R.I., has announced the newest addition to its collection of classic boats: the Herreshoff Class B, one-design frostbite dinghy Ankle Deep. She was built in 1934 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company of Bristol for Charles Glenn Moody of Boston. Ankle Deep, which is in nearly original condition, has been in the Moody family since she was new, and she was donated in early 2014 by Mr. Moody’s children in memory of their father. The donation includes the original purchase contract and invoice, cotton sails, canvas, and scrapbooks full of sailing correspondence. In 1934, “The Rudder” maga-

zine sponsored a design competition for a new one-design frostbite dinghy to meet the North American Dinghy Association rules for Class B, and the design of Nicholas S. Potter of the design firm of Potter & Strawbridge was selected. The Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. built the first fleet of 20-odd boats for use at Larchmont, N.Y., and Marblehead, Mass. Both Strawbridge and Potter had worked in the design office of the Herreshoff Co. under its chief designer, Sidney Herreshoff. The dinghy was on display Feb. 8 at the Herreshoff Marine Museum’s 2nd Annual Frostbiter’s Bash, a winter party supporting the Museum’s programs. FMI: www.herreshoff.org.

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Jeanne Socrates receives CCA’s Blue Water Medal The Cruising Club of America has selected Jeanne Socrates, of West London, England, to receive its Blue Water Medal for her completion of a solo, nonstop circumnavigation on her third attempt. The Blue Water Medal was first awarded in 1923 and is given “for a most meritorious example of seamanship, the recipient to be selected from among the amateurs of all nations.” At the age of 48, when her children were grown, Socrates started sailing. She and her husband George began taking classes in dinghies and windsurfers, and moved into cruising boats in 1994. In 1997, the two bought the 36-foot Najad 361 Nereida, and, in 1999, they entered the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers from the Canary Islands to St. Lucia. In 2001, George was diagnosed with cancer, and he passed away in 2003. Socrates continued long-distance cruising. In 2007, her first attempt at a solo circumnavigation was foiled just short of closing the circle. Socrates would try again, but this time it would be a nonstop circumnavigation, in 2009, with a new Najad 380, also named Nereida. Again, she was forced to stop, for repairs and an engine replacement. In late 2010, Socrates began her second nonstop attempt from Victoria, but 100 miles west of Cape Horn, Nereida suffered a severe

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New Cardboard Boat Building Regatta & Festival is July 19 The Compass Project, in Portland, Maine, has scheduled its Cardboard Boat Regatta and Waterfront Festival, a daylong event, for July 19. Festivities will include cardboardboat building and racing, live music, food trucks, and, yes, a Rowgatta. After 10 years of the weekend-long Boat Building Festival, this is a new course for Compass Project’s summer fundraising and outreach event. The day will start with cardboard boat construction under tents along Pebble Beach at Portland’s Eastern Prom. Teams will have approximately three hours to construct and decorate their boats. All materials TSCA, continued from Page 20 Cape Cod Maritime Museum – at 135 South St. in Hyannis – on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in finding out what the TSCA – with its bright, attractive and informative quarterly journal, “Ash Breeze” – is all about is welcome to at-


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An hour later, the third hunter was hoisted into the helicopter and transported to Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, suffering from hypothermia. At the time of the rescue, the air temperature was eight degrees, water temperature 35 degrees, with 30-knot winds. Responding were crews from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Coast Guard Station Menemsha, Westport Harbormaster, Westport Fire Department, and Massachusetts Marine Environmental Patrol. “It’s tragic that this case resulted in two lives lost, and it is nothing short of miraculous that one hunter was saved,“ said Lt. Bryan Swintek, the Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England public affairs officer. “It took teamwork between the Coast Guard rescue crews and our interagency partners to get him to safety.” FMI: www.coastguardnews.com.

Historian and Author John Rousmaniere Receives the William P. Stephens award Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Conn., presented the William P. Stephens Award to yachtsman and author John Rousmaniere. “We are deeply honored to present this award to John Rousmaniere to recognize his life’s work,” said president Steve White. Established in 1988, and named after William P. Stephens, the “grand old man of American yachting,” the award is given in recognition of a significant and enduring contribution to the history, preservation, progress, understanding, or appreciation of American yachting and boating. Rousmaniere has written 15 books on maritime history, including “The Golden Pastime: A New History of Yachting.” FMI: www.mysticseaport.org.

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as supper was served on deck. After rounding Cape Elizabeth, we more or less straightlined it to Gloucester. I could barely make out the Isles of Shoals, off Portsmouth, N.H. We were suddenly offshore, and we could have been in the middle of the Atlantic. Only a few gannets and porpoises kept us company, and we were surrounded by a wrap-around horizon. On one hand, it felt as if we were the center of an immense universe; on the other, it seemed we were nothing more than a minute speck in an endless world. Then, suddenly the dual lighthouses on Thatcher Island, of Cape Ann, appeared in the distance – the abandoned north tower and the still-active, 166foot south tower. This is familiar territory for me because of my 12 annual solo outrigger races around Cape Ann. From here, I always knew it was 11 more miles to the finish line in

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At the Maritime Gloucester dock, a string quintet leans into some Irish ballads and sea chanteys to get Schooner Festival zealots stoked for the parade and the races.

Gloucester Harbor – a hard pull, which I never mind, since I seem to do better on this leg than on the first 11 miles. After breakfast and weighing anchor the next morning, Skipper Foss took his American Eagle outside the breakwater to have us all practice for the next day’s race. The weather was again not the best. There was

some rain, some lightning, and variable winds barely reaching 10 knots. But we met up with our competition: the slender, high-sided and very fast Virginia. She had beaten our boat by a few seconds in the past, while in other years it was the other way around. And then there were the two schooners – Adventure and Roseway – formerly owned and skippered by Jim Sharp out of

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Camden, Maine, and last, but not least, Boston’s sluggish-looking Liberty Clipper. Everybody was watching everybody else. We were speedtesting against Virginia, who was sporting her topsails and flying jib, neither of which we had. But our mainsail was massive and brand new; so was the foresail. We were able to keep up with our competition, and we felt good about our prospects. Then it was time to motor into the inner harbor and tie up at the Maritime Gloucester dock. Virginia and Roseway tied up alongside and soon we had a lot of people-traffic on board. The pier was even busier: There were Morris dancers, accompanied by squeezebox and Photo by Reinhard Zollitsch fife-and-drum, both showing off their stuff. A small band played Skipper rows off in the ship’s red half-dory with a big galvanized tub to fetch lobsters Irish songs and chanteys in the for the pre-race dinner. What superb motivation to do well in the race, the author thought to himself. style of the Irish Rovers of the 1970s, while lots of people enjoyed lobster meals on the to the boat, I just caught a glimpse of Skipper rowing grassy slopes of the park across the street. Returning off in the ship’s little red dinghy with a big galvanized

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tub to fetch lobsters for tonight’s pre-race dinner. What superb motivation to do well in the race tomorrow, I thought to myself. Then the Parade of Lights, for the smaller boats, passed by us and on into the inner harbor, and, a tad later, we all enjoyed excellent fireworks, set off from a barge off the promenade. This was a memorable evening indeed: Gloucester’s big Labor Day maritime celebration had officially begun. In the morning, we had to wait for guests to board the Roseway and Virginia as well as our schooner, before we could shove off and join the boat parade past the Fisherman’s Memorial on the flag-studded promenade. Motors kept most of the schooners and other sailboats in check. There were smaller sailboats and motorboats galore, but also a pod of old-fashioned fishing dories filled with eager, brightly clad young Gloucester rowers as well as several traditional six- to eight-person rowing gigs and a myriad of sea kayaks. The press was out in force in their own boat, sporting high-powered telephoto lenses, and describing the event in authoritative, Tom-Brokaw-like voices. Being one of the five largest schooners (which do not turn too well in tight spaces) in the race, we headed out to the starting line, where, at 1 p.m. sharp, the first editor@pointseast.com

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Large Schooners/Esperanto Cup* Vessel



1. American Eagle

John Foss

2. Adventure

Greg Bailey



3. Virginia

Hank Mosley



4. Roseway

D. Deckelmann



5. Liberty Clipper

Dylan Salzman




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Nicholas Alley



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Tim Lord



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Mike Lawrence



5. Perception

Jamie Weisman



6. Thomas E. Lannon Tom Ellis



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and gracious, award winners accepting their trophies with a short speech of gratitude. For some, the festivities would continue, but for us, the celebrations ended right there. We went back on board and got ready for a night sail Downeast, back to Rockland. My cabin-mate and I hit our bunks almost immediately, since we had signed up for the 2 to 4 a.m. bow watch. It was foggy, real foggy, and the sky was full of heat lightning as we strained our eyes and ears to make out other boats. We were about 23 miles offshore, off the Isles of Shoals, as we came on deck. The sea was lumpy, and we occasionally stuck the long bowsprit in the water, as our trusty engine, fore and staysail pushed us along at our usual six- to seven-knot speed. We heard or saw no other boat on our watch, and Eagle eventually ducked into Port Clyde, still in thick fog, and dropped anchor. Then the rains came, and we had a subdued lunch under extra awnings on deck or in the galley below. However, a grand supper of roast beef and hand-cranked ice cream lifted everybody’s spirits. We were back at our dock in Rockland the next morning – 10:30 a.m., exactly as planned. Then suddenly everything happened very fast. We took a group picture, packed our things, exchanged addresses, shook hands all around, and, in no time, the boat, and even the dock, were empty. The crew picked up our bags of dirty linen, collected the trash, pumped out the holding tank, and started preparing for the next trip, a shorter four-day loop around Penobscot Bay starting the next morning. On my way home to Orono, Maine, it slowly dawned on me what a significant trip it had been. OK, the weather could have been better, the wind a bit stronger for the race, but those are factors one cannot change. All in all, it was a memorable and successful sevenday trip on an 83-year-old, 92-foot www.pointseast.com

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Muscobe through the generations

Four generations of the Muscobes have taken four generations of Gleasons to sea over the past half-century, and the youngest will likely be bound Downeast in the near future. Story and photos by Joel Gleason For Points East n 1956, at age 13, I used the accumulated proceeds from my paper route to purchase my first boat, a Wallace molded-plywood skiff with a Mercury 10-


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horsepower outboard. Unlike the “yacht club kids” in Marblehead, my friends and I were “wharf rats” who hung around the town landing and made up our own fun. No pool parties, junior sailing, or Saturday night editor@pointseast.com

Clockwise from top: Randy Jr. with his granddad in Little Harbor. Junior and Senior, Marblehead Harbor, July 2013. Tanner with Andrea, August, 2013. Joel’s son, JP, here age 2, learns the ropes.

outdoor movies for us. We had wooden skiffs, and we spent our time zipping around Marblehead and the surrounding waters and islands, driving standing up, and steering with extensions off the handles of our outboards. No self-respecting wharf rat would ever allow himself to be seen driving while sitting down. Marblehead is a sailing/yachting/fishing town, and most of the kids I hung around with had something to do with the water, even if it was just hanging around the town landing, bumming rides on the fishing boats www.pointseast.com

or the ferry. In college, I had the two best jobs in the world: driving the launch for the Boston and Corinthian Yacht Clubs, and running my own string of lobster traps. This kept me on the water all day, and by midsummer my skin would be like ebony and my hair bleached out white. After graduation from college, I got a job teaching in high school, so my summers were free to keep these jobs. The “real” fishermen used to tease me, calling me a fair-weather fisherman because I only fished in the Points East March/April 2014


summer – and, we soon discovered even back then, ofafter getting under ten stayed ashore way once out of the when the weather Piscataqua River. was bad – but I didMuscobe II: I n’t mind. enjoyed two years Muscobe I: In with this boat, un1966, I got my first til a member of the boat of any conseBoston Yacht Club quence, a nice, little took an interest in 28-foot Pembroke her and made me lapstrake cruiser, an offer I couldn’t complete with flyrefuse. At about ing bridge. She was the same time, a trucked down from local boatbuilder, Lake Win- In 1966, I acquired the first Muscobe, a nice little 28-foot Pembroke lapRalph Crowell, nipesaukee in New strake cruiser complete with flying-bridge, which had a cheap compass with asked if I’d be interHampshire, and I a 30-degree deviation on most headings. ested in a boat he’d took delivery at built for his son, Elmer Dion’s Yacht Yard in Kittery on a very foggy day. who had moved to Florida and was no longer interRuss Lamont, a retired yacht captain who was my boss ested in her. Would I? Ralph Crowell was known for and the dockmaster at the Boston Yacht Club, agreed his skill in building sleek, fast, sturdy lobster-type to help me bring her home. hulls. This one, Sailor Tom, built strictly for family Russ had cruised extensively, from Florida to the cruising, was black-hulled with gorgeous mahogany Canadian border, while the farthest east I’d gotten superstructure, cockpit coamings, and transom – all from Marblehead by boat was Gloucester. This boat, bright. “Joel,� he said, “I know you will take care of this the first Muscobe, had a cheap compass on the bridge, boat as I would. So can you give me $1,500 for her?� with a 30-degree deviation on most headings – a fact Muscobe No. 2 was born.

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Powered by an (also built by old Oldsmobile Ralph) and haul Rocket V-8 engine my pots, usually Ralph had finishing by scrounged out of around 1 p.m. Afsome junkyard, ter a shower and this boat was the a nap at home, quickest singlewe were back engine boat of its aboard to relax type in Marbleand watch the achead. One of the tivity in the harlocal fishermen, bor. As the saying who fancied himgoes, life was self owner of the good. fastest lobster By 1973 I was boat in Marble- Muscobe No. 2 was built by Ralph Crowell strictly for family cruising, and was married and head, went black-hulled, with gorgeous mahogany superstructure, cockpit comings, and working in a new through three car- transom -- all bright. career as a manburetor rebuilds ager, recruiter trying to beat this Muscobe. He never did. and trainer for an insurance company. My lobstering However, I had to be careful the first few days of the and launch-driving days were a distant memory, season. As with any wooden boat, I couldn’t “put her though I still owned Muscobe II. Soon, however, it bein the corner” until the planks in the hull had swelled came obvious that with my extended obligations – completely shut, otherwise I’d knock the caulking both at home and at work – I needed to part with her. right out of the seams. I actually lived aboard sum- Owning a wooden boat, especially one with all that mers, with my golden retriever, Heidi. We would get brightwork (and I am very fussy), is a lot of work, and up at dawn on days I wasn’t driving the launch in the I simply couldn’t stay on top of it. So, with great relucmorning, and jump into my 14-foot lobstering skiff tance, I parted with her and had a hiatus from boating.


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Left Muscobe No. 4 a’building at Young Brothers in Corea, Maine, in July 1987. Above: A large, deep cockpit with four Freeman hatches would provide safety and accessibility.

Muscobe III: By the early ’80s, I simply had to get back into boating. We joined the Corinthian Yacht Club, and I bought Muscobe III, a 23-foot John Almond sportfisherman. Built along the lines of a Bertram, with a Hunt-designed V-bottom and a big V-8 engine, she would do close to 50 knots. I only had her for a couple of years, however, as this was not what I wanted in a boat. My dream was to replicate the beautiful boat Ralph Crowell had sold me, this time in fiberglass. So, though I sold the John Almond and was boatless again, I

didn’t stop dreaming. I spent many hours sitting on a bench out by the lighthouse looking for suitable boats. There were a few Downeast-type hulls around then, and it was easy to fantasize about owning one of my own someday. Muscobe IV: By 1986, wooden construction was on the wane, and fiberglass boats were being built almost exclusively. And one beautiful, dark-green Jarvis Newman 32 fishing out of Little Harbor really peaked my interest. Could this be the boat I wanted? A Downeast lobstering hull like that could be built for family cruis-

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Above: Joel rides shotgun with daughter Andrea, then 8, as she steers. Right: Son, JP – then 9, now 2nd mate on an LNG supertanker – takes the helm.

ing? I wanted a large, deep cockpit with room for my three children, then ages 9, 7 and 5, with a spacious wheelhouse to protect us from the weather, as well as a head and a galley below with accommodations to sleep us all. I researched the “National Fisherman/Maine Coast Fisherman,” picked the local lobstermen’s brains, and talked with several Maine boatbuilders. Jarvis Newman built an attractive, sturdy boat, but I noticed they


weren’t winning any of the lobsterboat races. Jock Williams’ Stanley boats were gorgeous, but way above my pay grade. At that time, the lobsterboat racing trophies were going to Holland, Duffy and Young Brothers. Duffy & Duffy’s estimate came in too rich for my blood, so ultimately, in the summer of 1986, I took the long drive up (down) to Corea, Maine, for a serious talk with the Young Brothers. Upon entering their office, I was im-

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mediately impressed by three levels of shelves packed with racing trophies hanging on all four walls. Colby Young, eldest of the three brothers and Corea harbormaster, gave me a demo ride in Ulrika, a 33-footer rigged for lobstering and named after their grandmother. Man, she was fast! But it wasn’t just her speed. She was extremely stable at high speeds, and her handling characteristics were outstanding. With her oversized rudder, she could turn on a dime, and docking was a cinch. I was sold. Oh, and did I mention she was pretty? So when I left for home, there was a $1,000 deposit check sitting on Vid Young’s desk in the Young Brothers & Company, Inc. offices. Construction began on Jan. 2, 1987, and the boat was completed and launched in August. Accommodations included a spacious double V-berth for the kids, a large berth which converted into a dinette for Mom and Dad, a galley, head, hanging locker and storage


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After that, I was accompanied by my good friend and business associate, Al Cristofori, from Chatham, Mass., who owned a small Grady White. Al quickly got the hang of handling the much larger Muscobe, and, on long legs, I was able to take naps while he was at the helm. But the arrival of numerous grandchildren superseded his ability to take time off to accompany me to Maine. Muscobe today is not the boat I originally took delivery of in 1987. Her original Chrysler Crusader 360 V8 has been replaced with a Yanmar six-cylinder 420-horse turbo-diesel engine. Never comfortable with the look of the boat with her flying-bridge, I had that removed some years ago. Then, in 2008, I delivered her again to Corea – to Mike Light, nephew of the Young Brothers – who gutted her and completely refinished her down below. The boat I brought home to Marblehead the following spring was like a new vessel. The dark, dismal varnished interior was now glistening white, with Tempur-Pedic foam cushions on the berths and a larger head with electric toilet. Lighter than ever, she now cruised at an easy 17.4 knots at 2500 rpm, burning even less fuel than the Chrysler had at 12 knots. I figure, with the fuel savings, I’ll recoup the cost of the new Yanmar by age 105. But, hey, it’s a boat, right? By now all my kids were adults, and each knew how to handle Muscobe fairly well, having more or less

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The co-author of “Rescue of the Bounty” offers insight into the sinking of the Tall Ship, caught in Hurricane Sandy, and the miraculous rescue of 14 of the 16 crewmembers By Michael J. Tougias For Points East Editor’s note: Mike Tougias will give a dramatic visual presentation about this horrific and heroic event at the Herreshoff Museum in Bristol, R.I., on Thursday, May 15, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. n Thursday, Oct. 24, 2012, Capt. Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty – a replica, built in the 1960s, of the 18th-century Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty – from New London, Conn., to St. Petersburg, Fla. Capt. Walbridge was well aware that a hurricane was forecast to travel north from the Caribbean toward the Eastern Seaboard. Yet the captain was determined to sail.


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As he explained to his crew of 15, a ship is always safer at sea than at port. He intended to sail “around the hurricane” and told the crew that anyone who did not want to come on the voyage could leave the ship, that there would be no hard feelings. As fate would have it, no one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the Bounty. The vessel’s failing pumps could not keep up with the incoming water. The ship began to lose power as it was battered by hurricane winds in a storm that spanned over 800 miles. A few hours later, in the dark of night, the ship suddenly overturned 90 miles off the North Carolina coast, in what has been known for centuries as “The Graveyard of the Atlantic.” The crew was sent tumbling into an editor@pointseast.com

ocean filled with crushing 30-foot waves. surprise when, two days later, news reports of a dramatic The U.S. Coast Guard then launched one of the most rescue of the HMS Bounty splashed across my TV set. complex and massive rescues in its history, flying two Those reports launched my quest to learn more, and, Jayhawk helicopter crews into the hurricane and lower- later, I contacted Doug Campbell to team up and try to ing rescue swimmers into the raging write the definitive account of what hapseas again and again, despite the expened and why. treme danger to their own lives. Of the What struck me during my research 16 sailors, 14 would be saved, but the was how much worse this incident could captain and crewmember Claudene have been. The sailors’ donning of their Christian perished in the storm. survival suits and gathering on deck litWhen the Bounty was first encountererally occurred just minutes before the ing heavy seas, I was, coincidentally, on ship rolled to its side. Had they been beTV talking about storms. One of the USCG photo lowdeck during the capsizing, I doubt hosts of the “Fox & Friends” daily morn- The key to the rescue of 14 of anyone would have gotten out alive, esing show asked me if I thought there the 16 crew was the quick pecially because there was just a single might be any ships in harm’s way with launch of a C-130 Hercules passageway to the top. Sandy coming up the Eastern Seaboard. Equally important was the Coast I paused, and then explained that the storm had been so Guard’s earlier decision to launch a C-130 Hercules Long well forecast that all ships would be in port. Imagine my Range Surveillance Aircraft into the heart of the storm,

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‘It was so painful to experience the Bounty crew’s emotional highs and lows. There was a bond and connection between our crew and theirs.’ Mike Myers C-130 co-pilot U.S. Coast Guard when the Bounty first alerted the Coast Guard that she was taking on water. If that aircraft had not been on scene when the Bounty heeled over, the loss of life would have been higher, because at that time the plane was the only communication link between the ship and the outside world. Without the C-130 crew to relay the disaster back to Elizabeth City, N.C., the Coast Guard would have stuck to its original plan, which was to launch a helicopter at first light. But when they learned that the ship had capsized at 4:45 a.m., a Jayhawk helicopter was immediately launched. That helo likely saved the life of first mate, John Svendsen, who was floating alone in the raging sea, far from both the Bounty and the life rafts that were filled with other survivors. That first helicopter then went on to locate one of the Bounty’s life rafts. Rescue Swimmer Randy Haba was lowered into the maelstrom, and he extracted four of the

seven survivors. It was a remarkable rescue not only because it occurred in hurricane force winds and 30-foot seas, but also because it was effected in the dark. And the second helicopter to arrive on scene had just as dangerous a task: Its crew had to extract a total of nine sailors from two different rafts under tight time constraints due to fuel limitations. President Obama had it right when he lauded the Coast Guard. Speaking in New Jersey just after the storm struck, he said, “One of my favorite stories is down in North Carolina where the Coast Guard was going out to save a sinking ship. They sent the rescue swimmer out, and the rescue swimmer said, ‘Hi, I’m Dan, I understand you guys need a ride.’ That kind of spirit of resilience and strength – but most importantly looking out for one another – that’s why we always bounce back from these kinds of disasters.” We often think of the Coast Guard men and women as

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“just doing their jobs” because most are humble and downplay their roles. We assume that when one mission is complete, they move right on to the next. And they do, but, every now and then, a rescue, or rescue attempt, comes along that moves the rescuers deeply and has an impact that will last well beyond their careers. Mike Myers, a co-pilot on the C-130, wrote to me saying, “It was so painful to experience the Bounty crew’s emotional highs and lows. There was a bond and connection between our crew and theirs. Then to have them go in the water, at night, exhausted, and hastily forced overboard, it became our worse-case scenario. We made repeated radio calls; we flashed our lights when in over-flight; we dropped rafts, survival gear, homing devices…everything we could to keep their hopes of survival alive. But we had lost our connection with our fellow mariners – we would not hear any other radio calls, see any flares, nor observe any people in the water. It was heart-breaking thinking that the worst had happened.” Luck, the Coast Guard, and the gritty determination of the survivors allowed 14 out of the 16 Bounty crew to have more tomorrows. Tougias also is the author of several other books about survival at sea, published by Simon & Schuster, including “Overboard!,” “A Storm Too Soon,” “Ten Hours Until Dawn,” “Fatal Forecast,” and co-author of “The Finest Hours.” For more information about his books and sched-

NTSB report calls captain ‘reckless’ Accident summary: On Oct. 29, 2012, the Tall Ship Bounty sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., while attempting to transit through the forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy. Three of the 16 people on board were seriously injured, one crewmember died, and the captain was never found. The vessel’s estimated value was $4 million. Probable cause: The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the sinking of Tall Ship Bounty was the captain’s reckless decision to sail the vessel into the well-forecasted path of Hurricane Sandy, which subjected the aging vessel and the inexperienced crew to conditions from which the vessel could not recover. Contributing to the sinking was the lack of effective safety oversight by the vessel organization. NTSB, Feb. 6, 2014

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Two days before he had to go back to the tugs, I showed him the pieces. He brightened. “That’s great. Why don’t I simply give you the whole project?” And so it began. Gannet was built in 1935 at the famous F. L. Tripp & Sons boatyard in Westport, Mass. We don’t know the designer, or the lady who commissioned her to be built, but she is a lovely traditional gaff-catboat with a roomy cockpit, a daysailer with no cuddy or cabin, and a barn-door rudder. Capt. Tom works in New York Harbor, working on tugs that move ships in and out of that busy seaport 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year-round. He’s three weeks on, and three weeks off. The past few summers, he’s also been busy in his off weeks skippering yachts up the Maine coast, but this year, he was looking for some time off, and hoped to go sailing on Gannet during the summer when he was off-duty. But first he had to fix up Gannet, sitting idle under a tarp in Wareham, Mass. Gannet hadn’t been getting the attention that she needed in recent years, but now Tom was going to make up for that. “It used to be a family tradition,” Tom explained, “For two weeks a year, every spring, my Dad, my brother Bob, and I, would get together to work on the boat, to get her ready for the season. It’s something we always did together. Then we would sail her, and our sister Gale would often join us as well.” Gannet has a nice, little two-blade propeller and bronze shaft leading through the keel and into the logical place for an inboard motor, but one would be hard

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dency in the boat and had colonies in several places, Gannet’s mainsheet traveler also had problems. It and they were literally eating the boat. On my next was formed of five-eighths-inch straight rod, with 90trip, I brought a jug of insecticide with a spray-trigger degree bends at each end, the ends going down and cleared the stowaways out. “If you’re not helping through the deck, threaded, and bolted with oak backout on the boat in a positive manner, you don’t belong ing blocks. In removing the traveler, at one end, the here,” I told them as I happily threads tore apart and rusprayed away. ined the traveler and the The restoration of Gannet brass nut. So I brought it to was indeed a team effort. Tom old friend, retired Navy enlisted the help of Dave Pe“gunny” and machinist Tuffy terson, whose fine woodworkSanford here in Bristol. ing shop in Mattapoisett, The Tuffy pointed out that the Wooden Tangent (www.theoriginal traveler was actuwoodentangent.com), formed ally brass, and had some soft and steam-bent the new red spots due to electrolysis and oak coamings, no mean feat as corrosion; so he made a new these coamings were a halftraveler of Naval bronze rod, inch thick by seven inches with broader threaded disc high, with a complete 90-destops at the top of the gree (ultimately) turn at the through-deck sections. I forward end. Dave’s shop did a made new backing blocks beautiful job and finished and reinstalled the traveler. them as well. When we inOn the first weekend that stalled them, they fit perfectly. Tom was back from New The old coamings were rotted York, his brother Bob joined and the only way to reproduce Dave Peterson’s The Wooden Tangent, in Matus at the boatyard, and we them was to use a steam box tapoisett, Mass., crafted the coamings, and when worked together to install the we installed them, they fit perfectly. and frame. new coamings. They had been

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well afterwards. Tom’s approach to his spars (and the mast is original) is simple; sand them lightly and rub them with boiled linseed oil. But when I was working on the gaff, I noticed the jaws had no parrel beads, just a cord, and no leathers to prevent chafe. They had been sailing her this way for some time, and there were wear spots on the red spruce mast. “Won’t do,� I said. I found a piece of black locust in the woods near one of my favorite hiking spots; I turned it on my lathe to make a set of parrel beads, and soaked them for a week in linseed oil before installing. I also made a wooden cleat out of white oak to replace a rotted one, trying to stay original instead of replacing it with a bronze one. Making a wooden cleat takes time and care, but to me, it is to the wood-boat builder what the hand-carved scroll on a violin is to the luthier: a chance to add that personal touch, that signature style, to a boat you’re working on. Take the time to make it nice, shaped and formed with some complexity, not just a straight plain thing. Today, Gannet rides like a duck, if you’ll excuse the pun, on her mooring in Wareham, tight as can be and ready to sail. She sports a new cream-colored sail made of a sturdy synthetic material designed for tra-

ditional boats, but Capt. Tom still misses Gannet’s old canvas sail, custom-made and carefully sewn by the old E. W. Smith loft in Fairhaven. “That canvas sail lasted 40 years,� Tom adds, “It was the best-made sail I have ever seen.� Gannet has a new lease on life, and is once again spreading her big gaff wing to the prevailing sou’westerlies of Buzzard’s Bay. At the time of this writing, it is the second week in August, and Capt. Tom is due back from New York in a couple of days, and plans to make a beeline for Wareham. Who could have guessed? Over the next three weeks, a lot of water passed under Gannet’s centerboard. And of course, Yours Truly was invited. It’s a fine thing to sail a boat, but an even richer sensation if you’ve had a hand in making her whole again. And it’s even richer doing it as part of a team of friends and craftsmen. Capt. Mike Martel, who grew up on Narragansett Bay, began restoring and rebuilding old wooden boats as a hobby more than 30 years ago. He lives in Bristol, R.I., where he writes about marine subjects and is busy romancing old wood in the restoration of his 1930 Alden gaff-yawl Privateer. He is an ex-Coast Guard sailor with a 100-ton Near Coastal Master’s license.




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THERACIN US Sailing excels at ISAF Miami races Medal Race Day at International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Sailing World Cup Miami, Feb. 1, brought with it added pressure, close racing, and a renewed breeze that was a welcome sight. The US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider faired well against top-notch international competition, and added to its medal haul with a gold in the Laser Radial, silver in the 49er, and bronze in the men’s 470. Combined with bronze medals in the Sonar and SKUD-18 Paralympic classes, this year’s event was a strong one for the U.S. national team.

RESULTS 49er (Men): Brad Funk (Miami, Fla.) and Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) impressed many in the 49er fleet by making it onto the podium in their first major international event as a team. Final U.S. Standings: Brad Funk and Trevor Burd (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 2nd; Trevor Moore and Zach Brown (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 13th; Thomas Barrows and Joe Morris 20th. 470 (Men): Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) came into the final day leading the regatta, but a medal race finish of 9th meant, in the end, that it would

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on some exceptional racing for IRC, PHRF, DoubleHanded, Classic and Cruising divisions. Described by long-time Race Week contender Jim Swartz (Park City, Utah), who races his 52-foot Vesper at grand-prix events around the world, “There really is nothing else like Edgartown Race Week – where it’s held, on short courses in the outer Edgartown Harbor and then on a challenging race track around a beautiEDGARTOWN, continued on Page 64 editor@pointseast.com


Photos by Norman Martin

Left: J/24 sailors in Boston’s Inner Harbor jockey for position on a midwinter’s day. Above: A Courageous dinghy racer assesses his telltales through falling snow.

The racing never stops in Beantown harbor area Buzzard’s Bay site of J/24 U.S. Nationals It’s never too early to start putting together your 2014 sailing schedule. The J/24 U.S. Nationals in Marion, Mass., Aug. 22-24, could be the largest J/24 event in North America this year. Here’s why: Three days of racing in world famous Buzzard’s Bay; free local hosted housing to registered boats on first-come, first-served basis; excellent location – Marion, Mass. is within six hours driving time of over 100 actively raced J/24s; great tune up for Newport, R.I. Worlds, taking J/24, continued on Page 63 www.pointseast.com

By Norman Martin For Points East Believe it or not, during this New England winter to remember, in which the phrase “polar vortex” has irrevocably entered our collective conscience, three Boston-area sailing clubs – Boston Sailing Center (BSC), Courageous Sailing Center and Winthrop-Frostbite Sailing Club – haven’t stopped racing. Aboard J/24s, Rhodes 19s, and a fleet of IC-Dinghies and Lasers, these hardy souls, who normally race a wide variety of one-design and PHRF yachts, keep their skills sharp by competing BOSTON, continued on Page 63 Points East March/April 2014


ISAF, continued from Page 60 be a bronze medal for this experienced team. Like the rest of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, McNay and Hughes will look to peak at the 2014 ISAF Combined World Championships in Santander, Spain. Final U.S. Standings: Stu McNay and Dave Hughes (US Sailing Team Sperry TopSider) 3rd; Adam Roberts and Erik Storck 19th; Wade Waddell and Henry Fernberger (US Sailing Development Team) 21st; Jordan factor and Matt Wefer (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 24th. Finn (Men), Final U.S. Standings: Luke Lawrence 6th; Caleb Paine (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 12th; John F. Dane 17th; Henry Sprague 19th, Gordon Lamphere (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 21st. Laser (Men), Final U.S. Standings: Charlie Buckingham (US Sailing Team Sperry TopSider) 7th; Chris Barnard 12th, Erik Bowers 19th; Greg Martinez 28th; Luke Muller 31st; Derick Vranizan (US Sailing Team Sperry TopSider) 32nd. RS:X (Men) Final U.S. Standings: Carson Crain (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 14th; Jonathan Rudich 15th, Raul Lopez (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 16th. Laser Radial (Women): Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) continued her dominance

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Rhode Island native Stu McNay (driving) and Dave Hughes entered the final day of racing leading the 470 class, but a 9th place finish saw them slip to 3rd. on Biscayne Bay, winning the event for the second year in a row. For Railey, winning in home waters never gets old. “This event is always nice because it’s here, in our own country, and so I’m proud to keep the trophy here for all of US Sailing.” Final U.S. Standings: Paige Railey (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 1st; Erika Reineke (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 9th; Christine Neville (US Sailing Development Team) 12th; Hanne Weaver 15th;

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Dana Rohde (US Sailing Development Team) 23rd; Riley Legault 29th; Claire Dennis (US Sailing Development Team) 31st. 470 (Women), Final U.S. Standings: Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 5th; Sydney Bolger and Carly Shevitz (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 9th. 49erFX (Women), Final U.S. Standings: Kristen Lane and Maggie Shea (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 22nd; Genny Tulloch and Kathleen Tocke 23rd; Paris Henken and Helena Scutt (US Sailing Team Sperry TopSider) 24th; Debbie Capozzi and Molly Vandemoer (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 29th. RS:X (Women), Final U.S. Standings: Farrah Hall 8th; Marion Lepert (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 12th; Solvig Sayre 14th. 2.4mR (Mixed), Final U.S. Standings: Danny Evans (US Sailing Team Sperry TopSider) 8th; Charlie Rosenfield (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 11th, Ted Green 12th. Nacra 17 (Mixed) Final U.S. Standings: Robbie Daniel and Catherine Shanahan (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 12th; Sarah Newberry and John Casey (US Sailing Development Team) 13th; Taylor Reiss and Sarah Lihan (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 21st; Steph Hudson and Dave Hein (US Sailing Development Team) 22nd. Sonar (Mixed), Final U.S. Standings: Rick Doerr, Tim Angle and Hugh Freund (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 3rd; Andrew Fisher, Kieth Burhans and Brad Johnson (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 5th. SKUD-18 (Mixed), Final U.S. Standings: Ryan Porteous and Cindy Walker (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 3rd; Sarah Everhart Skeels and Gerry Tiernan (US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider) 4th.


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BOSTON, continued from Page 61 right through March. Boston Sailing and Courageous Sailing race on Boston’s Inner Harbor. Each club gets in about four races on a race day. Their fleets are sailed off docks which are, for the most part, ice-free. After racing, Boston Sailing Center serves up hot chili and racing video with commentary. Sailors change into dry clothes, have some chili, and review video with comments by the race committee and college coaches Ken Legler and Brad Churchill. Boston Sailing Center also has a boat for new sailors to race with an instructor aboard. Sail training is a big part of all BSC programs. Courageous has a fleet of 24 Rhodes 19s they sail out of their facility in the Charlestown Navy Yard. The fleet races in the vicinity of the Coast Guard Base and within viewing distance of the Pier Six Restaurant, where the sailors often gather after sailing. The sailing area affords both flat water and squirrelly winds. It’s a challenge. More importantly, Courageous uses the revenue from frostbiting to support their summer youth programs. The 24 boats are fully subscribed each season J/24, continued from Page 61 place a month and a half later; excellent race management provided by Beverly Yacht Club and Principal Race www.pointseast.com

and racers have the added satisfaction of making sailing part of hundreds of kids’ summers. The Winthrop Frosbiters sail in the protected waters just west of Cottage Park Yacht Club. The group has been sailing there since 1995. Their race committee is run by Hatch Brown, a local sailing legend. He must have one of the best race-committee boats around, a small barge with a hut, which, he tells me, has a “very nice stove.” After racing, or when it’s too challenging for the dinghies, Cottage Park Yacht Club’s bowling alley and Pilot House Room are accommodating. Sailors gather, warm up, tell stories, bowl a few strings, and catch sports on TV. One of the features of the Winthrop program is the opportunity to qualify for the IC Nationals in Manhassett, N.Y., this spring. Each club has its own flair and purpose. For Bostonarea sailors, winter is no excuse for not sailing. Those who do frostbite start the summer season with a leg up on their non-sailing competitors. See you on the water. For more information: Winthrop Frostbite: http://www.mass-frostbite.org, Boston Sailing Center: http://www.bostonsailingcenter.com, Courageous Sailing: http://www.courageoussailing.org. Officer Anderson Reggio (PRO of 2013 J/24 NAs); great socials and off-the-water activities; convenient location to J/24 Downeast Regatta and Changing of the Colors Regatta. FMI: www.2014j24nationals.org. Points East March/April 2014


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Vesper (left) and Sled (middle) during last year’s Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend. Sunset at the club (right).

EDGARTOWN, continued from Page 60 ful island; good wind that always seems to oblige; and the casual and welcoming ambience of the yacht club itself, which opens up to the waterfront at the foot of Main Street in downtown Edgartown. If there’s a better sailing venue in the world I have yet to find it.” Edgartown Race Weekend starts with Big Boat Buoy Races (BBBR) on Thursday and Friday (July 24-25) and ends with the 77-year-old ‘Round-the-Island Race (RTI) on Saturday (July 26). The Mount Gay-sponsored “jump-up” on Friday night entertains competitors who are entered in one or the other, or both, of the racing sessions. A Welcome Reception on Wednesday night (July 23) and Prize Givings on both Friday and Sunday round out the schedule. Notices of Race for both events have been posted at http://bit.ly/1cpTPc4 and deadline for entry is July 23 for the BBBR and July 25 for the RTI. No registration fee is required for the BBBR. The Big Boat Buoy Races are sanctioned as part of the prestigious U.S. IRC Gulf Stream Series and the ‘Round-the-Island Race, scored separately, is part of the New England Lighthouse Se-

ries for PHRF yachts. First held in the summer of 1938, the Edgartown Yacht Club’s ’Round-the-Island Race was inspired by a similar race around the Isle of Wight that has been held in Cowes, England, every year since 1931. Covering 54.7 miles, it passes over Nantucket Sound, the Atlantic Ocean and Vineyard Sound and by seven lighthouses as it circumnavigates, clockwise, the 100 square miles that make up Martha’s Vineyard. The race around the Isle of Wight covers 50 miles and has become the fourth largest sporting event in the United Kingdom. In 2014, Edgartown Yacht Club will host, in addition to Edgartown Race Weekend, a North Sails J/70 Spring Tune-Up Clinic (June 20-22); the Edgartown Yacht Club 91st Annual Regatta for one-design boats, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Wianno Senior class (July 10-12); and the 21st running of the Annual 12 Meter Regatta (Aug. 8-10). For more information and to register for Edgartown Yacht Club sailing events, visit www.edgartownyc.org and click on the racing tab.

Briefly Clean Regattas signup is now under way

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Sailors for the Sea, the only ocean conservation nonprofit focused on the sailing and boating community, announced Jan. 20 that registration for this year’s Clean Regattas program is officially open. Already 11 events, including two new participants, have pledged their commitment to the 2014 program. The Clean Regattas program is a third-party certification program that helps participants – yacht clubs, sailing programs, and regatta organizers – achieve higher levels of environmental responsibility for their boating events. Returning New England Clean Regatta participants: Sails Up 4 Cancer (3rd year), Mystic River Yacht Club, June 21; Vineyard Cup (5th year), Martha’s Vineyard, July 10-13; Mudhead Benefit Regatta (6th year), Mystic, Conn., July 19; Hyannis Yacht Club Regatta (5th year), Hyannis Yacht Club, July 25-27. A new New England participant: 56 Swan Cup Challenge, Conanicut Marina Jamestown, R.I., July 36. FMI: http://sailorsforthesea.org.

Sound sailing and concise decision-making by Skipper Andrew Fisher and crew aboard Bandit in the Sonar class earned them the prestigious Overall Winner honor at the St. Petersburg leg of the Sperr y Top-Sider NOOD Regatta. The team of Connecticut-based sailors excelled on the Tampa Bay course during the first two days of racing. With the scheduled third day of competition cancelled due to little or no wind, the crew’s Friday and Saturday per formances were deemed the most impressive by the judging committee. To the victor goes the spoils and with the victor y in St. Pete, Fisher was rewarded with a Caribbean sail charter aboard a Sunsail 44i. For complete results, visit www.yachtscoring.com.

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R.I. native Charlie Enright will skipper Volvo Ocean Race Team Alvimedica North Sails is proud to announce that Charlie Enright, 29, will be taking sabbatical from his duties at North Sails to skipper Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race 201415. Securing a sponsor and building a team is no easy feat, and Team Alvimedica’s entry into the Volvo Ocean Race is a project that has taken Charlie and his team manager, Mark Towill, 26, of Hawaii, seven years to accomplish. Enright and Towill met while Photo courtesy North Sails filming the Morning Light DisR.I. native Charlie Enright ney documentary about a young team’s 2007 Transpa- will skipper a Volvo Ocean Race boat later this year. cific Yacht Race (Transpac). Somewhere along all the offshore miles, Charlie and Mark caught the Volvo Ocean Race bug. Shortly thereafter, the two formed All-American Ocean Racing, a young program that took every opportunity to log offshore miles with the ultimate goal of sailing in the Volvo Ocean Race. After fielding countless potentials, Enright and Towill found an ideal sponsor match in Alvimedica, a Turkish

medical device company. Team Alvimedica has a little over nine months to prepare for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. FMI: www.VolvoOceanRace.com.

Rhode Island to attract top sailing events Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed last November Executive Order 13-07, which established the Rhode Island Sailing Events Commission. The Commission is charged primarily with identifying and attracting more internationally recognized sailing and marine events to the Ocean State, which has a long history of sailing and a worldwide reputation as a premiere venue for marine and boating events. It will also advise the Governor on the feasibility of using Fort Adams State Park as a venue for selecting and serving U.S. Olympic sailors. “With the appointment of this Commission, Rhode Island will draw on the expertise of accomplished leaders in the sailing, marine trades, tourism and economic development fields as well as representatives from the public sector and our business community to attract and support top sailing and marine events in Rhode Island,” said Michael Keyworth, commission chair and vice president and general manager of the Brewer Cove Haven Marina, in Barrington, R.I. FMI: E-mail: sailingevents@commerceri.com.

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Tired of winter? Get a World ARC berth Since departing Saint Lucia on Jan. 11, World Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) crews have enjoyed a spectacular introduc-

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St. Andrews-by-the-Sea t. Andrews-by-the-Sea is a treasure. The tidy knot of a port on the northern reaches of New Brunswick’s Passamaquoddy Bay, is possessed of a warmth, charm, beauty and foreign flavor that should rank high on a Downeast cruiser’s list of places not to be missed. While the bay straddling the U.S. and Canadian border is often thought of as a challenging destination, we found it could be navigated with ordinary prudence, patience and respect – and there was a certain satisfaction to managing well in the dramatic waters. The tides rule. They run to 20 feet. Timing is everything. Catching the flood at Cutler, Maine, the 19-mile leg to Head Harbor on Campobello Island took just over three hours. Head Harbor is a good port to clear into Canada and launch the leg to St. Andrews. Letite Passage is an option, but the navigable window is brief. Western Passage proved an easy run on the first of the flood. Giving Deer Island Point generous berth, more than three knots of fair current sent the 26-foot Leight acing along at nine knots for a minute or two, though we soon came into quieter water. Whirlpools form here during the fullness of the flood.


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Don’t be there then. And keep in mind that boats don’t actually get sucked down into the darkness, never to be seen again. A local told me that, as a kid, he and his friends used to frolic about the whirlpools in aluminum skiffs equipped with five horsepower outboard motors. A first glimpse of St. Andrews reveals the prominent profile of the old Algonquin Hotel rising above the town. A landmark from an era when guests arrived by train and steamboat, it still adds a formal tone to the place. The village gathered along the waterfront has the look of a vibrant 18th-century loyalist seaport with well-kept homes, church steeples, and a vibrant business community that answers to a wide range of visitor needs. Making the “SX3” green bell northeast of Navy Island, it’s a straight shot into the anchorage, where we crossed paths with the wharfinger, BB Chamberlain, who guided us to a rental mooring ($25), handy to the 300-foot-long town pier. There were other options, too. Later, after consultation with a local, we found a private mooring available and several slots to anchor south and west of the wharf. The anchorage is protected from the usual summer southwesters by Navy Island, though southerly and northeditor@pointseast.com

easterly weather will find its way in. The mean high tide at St. Andrews is about 21 feet. At low water, the anchorage is a mere shadow of its former self, with extensive mud and sandbars emerging, and navigable depths declining to six to 10 feet. At full flood, strong currents may keep your boat streaming with the flow instead of the wind. There’s a dinghy float on the east face of the 300-foot pier. New shower and toilet facilities are available on the deck of the wharf. The town takes tending to its guests seriously, and the reception in St. Andrews is decidedly friendly. Busy Water Street greets cruisers with a farmers market, grocery store, gift shops, and the trades in hardware, books, restaurants, clothing, antiques, art galleries, pottery and pubs. Of the latter, local craft brews are worth serious study. The St. Andrews Yacht Club, a block from the dock, welcomes cruisers to drop by for a gam, or to attend one of their regularly scheduled festivities, for which even a social defective of my order was earnestly invited. The village is a National Historic District, and heading up King Street afoot is a scenic and architectural treat, substantial homes dating to colonial times and neo-classical era residing under lush canopies of oak and maple. The stately Ross Museum is worth a visit, as is the colorful Kingsbrae Garden at the top of the street, where acres of stunning plantings are woven together by scenic pathways, well attended by songbirds. Making St. Andrews takes a bit of care, but, as Thoreau wrote, “In my experience travelers generally exaggerate the difficulties of the way.” There’s no good reason not to know such interesting things. We need more challenges, not less. David Buckman’s book, “Bucking the Tide,” is about discovering the New England and Fundy coast in a wreck of a $400 sloop. Buy one at www.eastworkspublications.com and be the life of the next party.


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Herb McCormick tells of The Pardeys, warts and all As Long as It’s Fun By Herb McCormick, Paradise Cay Publications 2014, 280 pp., $18.95.

Review by Sandy Marsters For Points East I have admired Herb McCormick’s work for a long time. He ran the newsroom at “Cruising World” during the magazine’s boom years. He also had a wonderful, but too-short, gig as a boating columnist at the “New York Times.” His writing is tight, natural, and very funny. His reporting is careful, thorough and revealing. He’s probably the best one out there writing about boating. Nevertheless, I didn’t look forward to reading his new biography of Lin and Larry Pardey, “As Long as It’s Fun.” The Pardeys are royalty among the cruising crowd, and they deserve to be. They have chronicled their travels – including two circumnavigations, one in each direction – in numerous books and magazine stories spread through the last four decades. They even built their own boats, and sailed engineless for all those miles. When it comes to voyaging, they appear to be the perfect specimens. But recently I’d become Pardey’d out. The last book I read was Lin’s “Bull Canyon,” which I reviewed here. In that book, she had appeared to have lost perspective on what really mattered to their followers. Though it chronicled the building of their latest boat, Taleisin, in California, it wasn’t about boating; it was about the Pardeys, and, though I didn’t say it here, it seemed just a tad heavy on the narcissism. I should have known McCormick would bring things into perspective after the Pardeys asked him to write the couple’s biography. And that he would do it in a way that kept my attention throughout. I really enjoyed this book, and anyone who has followed and envied and admired – even worshipped – the voyaging Pardeys will, too. Theirs is a remarkable story, but McCormick takes us an extra step here: He shows us that, while they are remarkable, they are not, after all, perfect. In doing so he makes them far more real and likable. Apparently, that’s what they wanted when they asked McCormick to write their definitive story – warts and all. When I was editing this magazine (speaking of narcissism), writers would ask how to arrange their personal stories of nautical adventures. “Well, what was the scariest part?” I would ask. “When we hit the rock (or buoy, or other boat, or whale, or whatever.)” “Well, then start there,” I would suggest. “Your reader 70 Points East March/April 2014

will love you for it.” So I was grateful when McCormick opened the story by putting us aboard Taleisin at exactly the point where these two seemingly invincible voyagers were at their most vulnerable. It was a “bleak, black night” off the coast of Argentina. Lin was on watch. Larry was asleep below, and the situation “was crossing a bridge from uncomfortable and bothersome to dangerous and terrifying. It sneaked up on [Lin] like a slasher in a horror flick. Alone on watch, she’d felt uneasy but mostly in control. A few heartbeats later, she was swimming upstream against waves of panic.” Soon Larry came flying out of the companionway, “His hair and beard, now flecked with gray, were tousled….’ What the hell’s wrong?’ he screamed, gaining his bearings in the inky night.” Wow. And that’s just from the first three paragraphs of the preface. In the following pages, McCormick shows us a couple that is as impressive as ever, but far more interesting, human and complicated than their own writings reveal. We hear from their critics. We are with them at their not-so-stellar moments. We appreciate the risks they take, their incredible talent, their hard work, their profound understanding of, and commitment to, their mission. “It’s one of the couple’s major anomalies,” McCormick writes. “While in their public personas, they cultivated the air of carefree slackers chasing endless summers, in reality they hardly ever stopped working.” If, like me, you have followed the Pardeys through their many decades of voyaging and adventuring, and perhaps thought you’d come to know them pretty well, you owe it to yourself to read “As Long As It’s Fun.” It’s a great read, and an important re-examination of their astonishing story.

Epic hurricane, bad decision, risky rescue Rescue of the Bounty By Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell, Scribner 2014, 234 pp., hardcover $25, ebook $12.

Review by Sandy Marsters For Points East Michael Tougias knows how to mine a maritime disaster for all it’s drama, while at the same time telling stories that are richly and honestly reported. In “Rescue of the Bounty,” he is joined by another journalist, editor@pointseast.com

Douglas Campbell, to explore the tragic sinking of the Bounty after her captain, Robin Walbridge, misjudged an encounter with Hurricane Sandy in the North Atlantic. The incident, of course, makes for compelling reading. Sixteen terrified souls, far at sea, overtaken by a monster hurricane and overwhelmed by catastrophic failures aboard their aging vessel, struggling to stay alive. There is a heroic and highly risky rescue by the Coast Guard. Miraculously, only Walbridge and a member of the crew are lost. This is the successful Tougias recipe – big trouble at sea, a horrific nightmare for the victims, a heroic intervention by rescuers. But this is far more than a sea story. It is an important, well-documented, carefully crafted investigation of a disaster that, for many reasons, as Tougias writes in an afterword, “didn’t have to happen.” And yet it did. It happened to an experienced and gifted captain and a dedicated if somewhat-green crew, leaving families of both the victims and the survivors, as well as investigators, with a host of questions. Some of those questions will never be answered, but Tougias and Campbell dig hard for the truth. That it remains elusive is the nature of things that happen far from

land, out of range of witnesses and video cameras. The authors artfully alternate between the situation on the ship, the situation on land, and digressions that help the reader put the incident into perspective. Meanwhile, by developing the characters involved, they build a relationship between the participants in the tragedy and the reader. As the storm rages, we care deeply about these people we have come to know. We pray for them as the water rises in the stricken old ship; we wonder at the complex character of the captain who was left behind; and as mariners ourselves, we file this one away with lessons learned, the warnings heard. “It appeared to almost everyone who met him that to understand how a Tall Ship operated in the day of sail, one only had to learn from Robin Walbridge. But…the ship doesn’t discriminate: It’s going to hold you accountable.” On our own boats, we’ve all been taught that lesson, probably more than once. It’s worth repeating. 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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YARDWORK/People & Proj ects

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Hinckley expects to deliver over 50 new boats in 2014, including the Talaria 43, left, and the Bill Tripp-designed Bermuda 50.

Hinckley sails into 2014 with a fair wind 2013 marked Hinckley’s 85th year doing boat business in the state of Maine and it proved a year full of reasons to celebrate. The company hit a five-year high in employment (the roster in Maine is 250, the highest since 2008), launched 45 new power- and sailboats, announced plans for two new models in 2014, and saw its storage sheds swell with boats awaiting winter work in its flagship boatyard in Southwest Harbor. Hinckley expects to deliver over 50 new boats in 2014, several of which will go to the Pacific Coast. “We have expanded our operations on the Left Coast, and boaters out there seem to be taking to the Maine style,” said Andy Fitzpatrick, general manager of

Maine operations. “We have sold one of our first new Talaria 43s to southern California and several 34 footers. We have also established a network of authorized Hinckley service providers, increasing the number of yards to four, ready to service our owners from Seattle to San Diego.” The first of the new models to launch in 2014 will be the Talaria 43, slated for a June splash. Hinckley bills the T-43 as “a new breed of express yacht where the aft enclosure disappears at the touch of a button and the shoreline disappears off your transom at 35 knots.” Closed, the windows and door of the hard aft encloHINCKLEY, continued on Page 74

Fall sea trials for the Friendship 36; Rockport will restore commuter

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The Redline 41 was designed to be fast, seaworthy and safe, and win races at any level.

The first Redline 41 may be bound for Bermuda Construction of the first Redline 41 began at C&C Yachts – at US Watercraft’s plant at the former TPI facility in Warren, R.I. – in January, looking at 72 Points East March/April 2014

a spring launch. According to C&C, that’s plenty of time to ramp up for the 2014 Bermuda Race, set to start June REDLINE, continued on Page 78

Rockport Marine, in Rockport, Maine, reports that the Friendship 36 Cary Ali was busy on the water this fall following her early October launch. Rockport says they took advantage of an Indian Summer to get in plenty of sea trials aboard the 36-foot centerboard sloop. “We’re very proud to report that she outperformed our expectations,” the builder said. ROCKPORT, continued on Page 73 editor@pointseast.com

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ROCKPORT, from Page 72 Cary Ali was designed by Fontaine Design Group as a shallow-draft boat with the aesthetics and performance of the other yachts in the Friendship family. Her twin-rudder design gives the helmsperson more control in breezy conditions. A pushbuttoncontrolled sail-handling package also eases helm duty in a breeze. In other Rockport Marine news, this winter the yard has been entrusted with a museum masterpiece. Zipper, a 41-foot commuter yacht built in 1974 by Staudacher Yachts of Kawkawlin, Mich., has come to Rockport from the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, N.Y., for restoration work. She’s got a beam of 10.5 feet and two crusader V8 engines that enable her to carry plenty of passengers. FMI: Email news@rockportmarine.com. www.pointseast.com

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The T30 will be used for primarily for military and police patrol, and fire and rescue, but the design is applicable to commercial and recreational purposes.

Front Street Shipyard to build high-performance patrol boats Front Street Shipyard, in Belfast, Maine, is beginning construction on high-performance multihulls for Trefoil Marine, with sales offices in Newport, R.I. The T30 is a catamaran designed by Donald L. Blount and Associates of Chesapeake, Va., which will be used primarily for military and police patrol, fire and rescue. The craft’s capabilities are applicable to the commercial and recreational markets as well. The T30 design provides stability, predictable handling and a smooth ride. The corrosion-free, infused-composite-construction vessels combine shallow draft with minimal wake. The vessel can be beached or stored without the need for a cradle. Power options include outboard, inboard diesel with drives, or jet. The T30 is designed for river and shallow-water operations as much as heavy sea states. Front Street Shipyard took delivery of the cats’ CNC-

machined plugs from DLBA Robotics of Hampton, Va., in early January, and the yard’s composites team began constructing molds for the Patrol Cat 30s. The hull and deck will be built of fiberglass, with a foam collar around the sides and bow. The first of the boats will be launched in early summer. The T30 will be joining the Trefoil line that includes the T28 and T29. The T28 is a trailerable high-speed intercept vessel, and the T29 is a wide-body configuration that provides a substantially large work platform. Trefoil Marine is developing a complete line of commercial vessels from its sales office in Newport. This development includes military patrol and commercial passenger service vessels to 80 feet. FMI: Call Jim Mattingly at 561-301-3807 or Whitey Russell at 401-338-7457, www.trefoilmarine.com,

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pany will launch its first IPS-driven boat. The second new model to launch this year will be a sailboat, the Bermuda 50. The new boat is designed by Bill Tripp, the son of the designer of the 50’s predecessor, the Bermuda 40. The molds to begin the building of the new model will arrive at the Trenton, Maine building facility in March. “We are seeking new talent in almost every department of the company right now,” Fitzpatrick says, “and that’s a great way to start a new year.” FMI: www.hinckleyyachts.com.

sure combine to make the boat weather-tight and secure; wide open, she is an express without the hassle of canvas. The system has a patent pending. Also new to Hinckley is the option of building a Talaria 43, 48 or Picnic Boat with the Volvo IPS system. “We have been a jetboat company exclusively, but we felt that now was the right time to offer IPS to those boaters who prefer it,” Fitzpatrick explained. Six Talaria 43s have been sold so far, and in 2014 the com74 Points East March/April 2014


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Designed and built by Red Nimphius, and launched in 1992, Sadie G. Thomas will be standing tall for her English owner.

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REDLINE, continued from Page 72 20. Condor, the very first Redline 41, won overall in the 1972 Southern Ocean Racing Circuit. The new C&C Redline 41, displacing only 14,112 pounds, is a racer/cruiser designed by Mark Mills to be fast, seaworthy and safe. The inherent speed shows that she can win races at any level of offshore racing. The high-volume, powerful hull means that the 41 can SADIE, continued from Page 75 ABYC standards. New bronze custom hardware includes a cranse iron, lifeline stanchions and bases, bowsprit shroud chainplates, dolphin striker, boom gallows, foresail sheet traveler, chain plate covers, rudder-heel gudgeon, anchor roller and straps, hawsepipe, mast bands, and dinghy davits. She has a new sail plan, which includes a roller-furling working jib and

carry the accommodations and gear associated with a modern performance cruising boat. This boat is customizable to accommodate the owner’s type of sailing. Fast and sleek, you can configure the 41 to position it into race mode. The Redline 41 is built with advanced composite construction to ISO Category A standards, and has a carbon-fiber mast, cast-iron fin, and a lead bulb keel. Belowdeck, there is a navigation a continuous-line top-down furler for light air jibs at the head. Her gaffs have been peaked up higher; her main boom has been lowered. Her main, forestaysail and jib have been enlarged. She will add a main topsail, fisherman staysail as well. Rigging changes include a new bobstay, bowsprit shrouds, headstay, jibstay, triatic and spring stays. The head of her jibstay has been raised. For complete refit details, visit www.mainetraditionalboat.com.


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This Open 60, built in Tauranga, N.Z., has competed in two Vendee Globes.

Maine Yacht Center is refitting Open 60 Maine Yacht Center in Portland is making modifications to an Open 60 that was recently purchased by veteran singlehander Rich Wilson. Wilson plans to compete in the next Vendee Globe, in 2016. This boat was designed by Owen Clarke Design of England and built by Southern Ocean Marine in Tauranga, New Zealand. She competed in the 2008 Vendee Globe, suffered a keel issue, and did not finish. In the 2012 Vendee Globe, she was skippered by Dominique Wavre to a 7th place finish. The main structure of the boat will not be altered. However, the nav station has been removed, along with all the wiring and electronics, and Maine yacht is making some minor alterations on the interior. The new nav station and seat will be much more comfortable than the previous one was. The Open 60 category was developed for the second BOC, a single-handed round-the-world race, in 1986. FMI: www.maineyacht.com. editor@pointseast.com

Briefly to their new CNC router a Haas GR-712 (aka “Gretchen Haas”). Gretchen can cut a myriad of parts from hull molds, to bulkheads, to custom-designed, stainless-steel and aluminum fittings with a previously unattainable accuracy and speed, thus improving productivity and product quality. Lyman-Morse has utilized outside sources of CNC technology for several years, to cut molds for their fiberglass parts, joinery panels for their interior woodwork, aluminum electrical panels, foam-core kits, hull-half models, tank-testing models, and other parts and pieces that go into the development and production of their boats. Now all this work can come in-house. FMI: www.lymanmorse.com.

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The Haas GR-712 can cut a myriad of parts from hull molds, to bulkheads, to custom-designed, stainless-steel and aluminum fittings accurately and fast. Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, in Thomaston, Maine, has a new in-house CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) department. This department will use 3D CAD (Computer Assisted Design) and CAM (Computer Assisted Machining) software to send part geometry data directly from the LMB design office

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Hodgdon Yachts and Boothbay Region Boatyard have signed a letter of intent to merge Boothbay Region Boatyard in Southport, Maine, and Wotton’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, with Hodgdon Yachts. The combination is expected to become final this spring. Boothbay Region Boatyard will con-

tinue to provide maintenance and repair service to vessels ranging from outboard motorboats to yachts up to 80 feet. Hodgdon Yachts president, Timothy Hodgdon, said, “Combining Boothbay Region Boatyard’s outstanding facilities in Southport and Wotton’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor with our facilities in East Boothbay, Richmond and Damariscotta will create one of Maine’s largest, full-service marine companies. FMI: www.hodgdonyachts.com.

The Compass Project Boat Shop, In Portland, Maine, entered the new year with a flurry of boatbuilding activity. The Deblois Street Dory (above), a collaborative project between three different South Portland High School classes, celebrated its hull turning before the holiday break, and students have been making oars, birdsmouth spars, and the daggerboard trunk. The gunwales are installed, and the breasthook is under in place. The Gloucester Light Dory, Biddeford High School’s project, was also making great progress, with fiberglass on the bottom plank, foot cleats made, and gunnels attached. Gorham

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Portland Yacht Services acquires Gowen Marine for expansion A well-known fixture on the city’s waterfront, Gowen Marine, has been purchased by New Yard LLC and Portland Yacht Services, Inc. Phineas Sprague, Jr., president of Portland Yacht Services, is in the process of developing a state-of-the-art boatyard facility on Commercial Street near the Casco Bay Bridge. The plan is described as an important measure that will allow for the repair and service of larger marine vessels in Portland. The second Portland Yacht Services location, with a 150-ton Travelift, complements the new boat yard being built on the western end of the Portland waterfront. Maintenance, storage building and launching ramp will be completed in the new yard in midNovember. Docks and other facilities will follow shortly. Portland Yacht Services will be operating out of three properties in Portland and expects to grow significantly in the future. Gowen Marine was founded in 1955 by Harold

Gowen, and was purchased in 1968 by Joseph Schmader, who grew the business into a two-acre complex at 400 Commercial Street that supports both commercial and recreational marine vessels. Schmader will continue to own and operate Gowen Power Systems, Inc., a separate company also located at 400 Commercial Street. Sprague and Schmader met in 1972, when Sprague refitted his schooner for a circumnavigation at Schmader’s wharf and became fast friends. The two men say they are excited about the city’s future and share the same vision for reinvigorating a port that was once bustling, but was later hit hard by challenges connected to the commercial fishing industry. In August, after receiving his last permit for the new boatyard facility, Sprague finalized the sale of the Portland Marine Company Complex at 58 Fore Street. FMI: www.portlandyacht.com

Bridges is forging ahead on the Nez Perce 13; those 9th graders have attached the rabbeted port-side gunwale, installed the final frames, and are at work on the breasthook. FMI: www.compassproject.org.

years old this summer. The Dion yard Inc. is a third-generation family business that’s been in business since 1914. It’s a full-service storage and repair facility – repair, restoration, and maintenance of classic wood and fiberglass yachts – with an experienced crew of more than 20 full-time professional craftsmen. FMI: www.fjdion.com.

Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, in Salem, Mass., is turning 100

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Find Points East at more than 700 locations in New England MA IN E Arundel:The Landing School, Southern Maine Marine Services. Bailey Island: Bailey Island Motel, Cook’s Lobster House Bangor: Borders, Harbormaster, Young’s Canvas. Bar H arbor: Acadia Information Center, Bar Harbor Yacht Club, College of the Atlantic, Lake and Sea Boatworks. Bass Harbor: Morris Yachts. Bath: Kennebec Tavern & Marina, Maine Maritime Museum. Belfast: Belfast Boatyard, Belfast Chamber of Commerce visitors’ Center, Coastwise Realty, Front Street Shipyard, Harbormaster’s office, Nautical Scribe Bookstore. Biddeford: Biddeford Pool Y.C., Buffleheads, Rumery’s Boatyard. Blue Hill:, Bar Harbor Bank, Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Compass Point Realty, EBS, Kollegewidgwok Y.C., Mill Stream Deli, Peninsula Property Rentals, Rackliffe Pottery. Boothbay: Boothbay Mechanics, Boothbay Resort, Cottage Connection. Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Harbor Inn, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Brown’s Motel, Cap’n Fish’s Inn, Carousel Marina, Gold/Smith Gallery, Grover’s Hardware, Hammonds, Municipal Office, Poole Bros. Hardware, Rocktide Inn, Sherman’s Bookstore, Signal Point Marina, Tugboat Inn. Brem en: Broad Cove Marine. Brew er: B&D Marine, Port Harbor Marine. Bristol: Hanley’s Market. Brooklin: Atlantic Boat Co., Brooklin General Store, Brooklin Boat Yard, Brooklin Inn, Center Harbor Sails, Eric Dow Boatbuilder, Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge, WoodenBoat School. Brooksville: Bucks Harbor Market, Bucks Harbor Marine, Bucks Harbor Y.C., Seal Cove Boatyard. Brunsw ick: Bamforth Automotive, Coastal Marine, New Meadows Marina, Paul’s Marina. Bucksport: Bookstacks, Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, EBS Hardware. Calais: EBS Hardware. Camden: Camden Chamber of Commerce, Camden Y.C., French & Brawn, Harbormaster, High Tide Motel, Owl & Turtle, PJ Willeys, Port Harbor Marine, Waterfront Restaurant, Wayfarer Marine. Cape P orpoise: The Wayfarer. Castine: Castine Realty, Castine Y.C., Four Flags Gift Shop, Maine Maritime Academy, Saltmeadow Properties, The Compass Rose Bookstore and Café. Chebeague Island: Chebeague Island Boat Yard. Cherryfield: EBS Hardware. Columbia: Crossroads Ace Hardware. Cundy’s Harbor: Holbrook’s General Store, Watson’s General Store. Damariscotta: Maine Coast Book Shop, Poole Bros. Hardware, Schooner Landing Restaurant. Deer Isle: Harbor Farm. East Boothbay: East Boothbay General Store, Lobsterman’s Wharf Restaurant, Ocean Point Marina, Paul E. Luke Inc., Spar Shed Marina. Eastport: East Motel, Eastport Chowder House, Moose Island Marine, The Boat School - Husson. Eliot: Great Cove Boat Club, Independent Boat Haulers, Kittery Point Yacht Yard.

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Ellsw orth: Branch Pond Marine, EBS Hardware, Riverside Café. Falmouth: Falmouth Ace Hardware, Hallett Canvas & Sails, Handy Boat, Portland Yacht Club, The Boathouse, Town Landing Market. Farm ingdale: Foggy Bottom Marine. Farm ington: Irving’s Restaurant, Reny’s. Freeport: Gritty McDuff’s, True Value Hardware. Gardiner: Kennebec Yacht Services Georgetown: Robinhood Marine. Gouldsboro: Anderson Marine & Hardware. Hampden: Hamlin’s Marina, McLaughlin Seafood, Watefront Marine. Hancock Pt.: Crocker House Country Inn. Harpsw ell: Dolphin Restaurant, Finestkind Boatyard, Great Island Boat Yard. Harrington: Tri-Town Marine. Holden: McKay’s RV. Islesboro: Dark Harbor Boat Yard, Tarratine Club of Dark Harbor. Islesford: Little Cranberry Y.C. Jonesport: Jonesport Shipyard. Kennebunk: 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. Livermore Falls: Lunch Pad Café. Machias: EBS Hardware, Helen’s Restaurant, Viking Lumber. Milbridge: Viking Lumber. Monhegan Is: Carina House. Mount Desert: John Williams Boat Company North H aven: Eric Hopkins Gallery, JO Brown & Sons, North Haven Giftshop. Northeast H arbor: 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. Ow ls 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. Raym ond: 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, Harbormaster, 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. Sargentville: Eggemoggin Country Store, El El Frijoles. St. G eorge: Harbormaster Scarborough: Seal Harbor Y.C. Seal Harbor: Seal Harbor Yacht Club Searsport: Hamilton Marine. South B ristol: 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 H arpswell: Dolphin Marina, Finestkind Boatyard, Ship to Shore Store South P ortland: 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. Southw est H arbor: 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. Sw an’s Island: Carrying Place Market Tenants H arbor: Cod End Store and Marina, East Wind Inn, Pond House Gallery and Framing, Tenants Harbor General Store. Thom aston: Jeff’s Marine, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, Slipway. Turner: Pompodora’s Italian Bistro. Vinalhaven: Vinal’s Newsstand, Vinalhaven Store. Waldoboro: Stetson & Pinkham. Wayne: Androscoggin Yacht Club, Wayne General Store. 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. Woolw ich: 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. N EW HA MPS HIRE Dover: Dover Marine. Dover P oint: 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. Tuftonboro: Tuftonboro General Store. MAS SAC HUS ETTS Am esbury: Larry’s Marina, Lowell’s Boat Shop. 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: Black Rock Sailing School, 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. Cataum et: 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 Harbor Shipyard & Marina, Orient Heights Yacht Club. 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. Fall River: Marine Consignment and Supply 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. Harw ich P ort: Allen Harbor Marine Service, Cranberry Liquors, Saquatucket Municipal Marina. Hingham: 3A Marine Sales, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hingham Shipyard Marinas, Hingham Yacht Club. Hyannis: Hyannis Marina, West Marine. Ipswich: Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. Manchester: Manchester Marine, Manchester Yacht Club. Marblehead: Boston Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead Yacht Club, The Forepeak, West Marine. Marion: Barden’s Boat Yard, Beverly Yacht Club, Burr Bros.

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Boats, Harding Sails, New Wave Yachts. Marshfield: Marshfield Y.C. 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: 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. Provincetow n: 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, J&W Marine, 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 D artmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C. Vineyard H aven: Owen Park Town Dock, Vineyard Haven Marina. Watertow n: 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 Park Y.C., Ward Marine, 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. R HOD E ISLA ND Barrington: Barrington Y.C., Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Lavin’s Marina, Stanley’s Boat Yard, Striper Marina. Block Island: Ballard’s Inn, Block Island Boat Basin, Block Island Marina, Champlin’s, Payne’s New Harbor Dock.

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Bristol: Aidan’s Irish Pub, All Paint, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Marine, Bristol Yacht Club, Hall Spars & Rigging, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Jamestown Distributors, Quantum Thurston Sails, Superior Marine. Central Falls: Twin City Marine. Charlestown: Ocean House Marina. Cranston: Port Edgewood Marina, Rhode Island Yacht Club. East Greenwich: Anderson’s Ski & Dive Center, East Greenwich Yacht Club, Norton’s Shipyard & Marina, West Marine. East Providence: East Providence Yacht Club. Jamestow n: Conanicut Marine Supply, Clark Boat Yard, Dutch Harbor Boatyard. Middletow n: 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 K ingstown: 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, 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. CO NNE CTICU T 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 R iver: Brewer Deep River Marina. East Haddam: Andrews Marina East Norw alk: 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. Farm ington: Pattaconk Yacht Club. Greenw ich: 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. Milford: Milford Boat Works, Milford Landing, Milford Yacht Club, Port Milford. 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., Hannah Macs Bait and Tackle, Hellier Yacht Sales, Thames Shipyard and Ferry, Thames Yacht Club, Thamesport Marina. Niantic: Boats Inc., Harbor Hill 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. Norw alk: Norwest Marine, Rex Marine, Total Marine, West Marine. Norw ich: The Marina at American Wharf. Old Lyme: Old Lyme Marina. Old S aybrook: 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 N orwalk: 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. NE W YOR K City Island: Harlem Yacht Club New York: New York Nautical Ossining: Shattemuc Yacht Club Rockaw ay: Hewlett Point Yacht Club Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club. West Islip: West Marine. FLO RIDA Key West: Key West Community Sailing Center.

Circa 1937

Seal Cove Boatyard, Inc. A copy of Point’s East goes out with almost every boat in the spring and customers pick them up throughout the year. It’s a favorite. On the occasion an old issue remains it will find use in the shop, as a final strop putting a razor edge on chisel and plane blades. The Editor’s page produces the finest edge. Seal Cove Boatyard began in 1936 by John “Hal” Vaughan. Those early days coincided with the decline and end of Eastern Steamship Lines that gave regular service from Boston and New York. To say that boatyard service was basic is an understatement of the first order. The yard’s location on Cape Rosier in East Penobscot Bay was, at first, accessible only by water. The road built to the yard and neighboring cottages was the first in the Town of Brooksville to be built by machine … a bulldozer!! In 1954, the yard moved from its small and exposed location on Seal Cove to a new location just around the corner on protected Horseshoe Cove … just ahead of infamous Hurricane Carol. There began decades of confusion about Seal Cove Boatyard on Horseshoe Cove... and 30 years of seasonal service and a custom building program. Today, the yard stores more than 200 boats, many of them vintage wood. A typical season involves paint and varnish, planks and frames, fiberglass and AwlGrip. Seal Cove Boatyard provides a very complete service under the guidance of Bob Vaughan who is, somewhat gracefully, ceding authority to his son Sam, the third generation.

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USCG Auxiliary Boating Safety Course Boating Skills and Seamanship is our flagship boater education course. It is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete this course. The first eight lessons comprise the core course, which qualifies you for a nationally-recognized boater education certificate. http://kittery.maineadulted.org/courses/ cfurbish@kitteryschools.com Maritime Security 2014 East provides discussion and collaboration on strategies and technologies to counter maritime security threats encountered by governments, law enforcement, boaters, and port/terminal owners. Interactive workshop sessions are designed to give all conference participants the actionable knowledge on how to better secure their maritime areas of responsibility, mainly by stressing the importance of collaboration, efficiency, and best practices. www.maritimesecurityeast.com

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Voices of the Sea Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, 7 p.m. Men and women who work Maine’s waters share a glimpse into their world through music and poetry. Maine’s storyteller John McDonald emcees this Bath Blarney Days program that includes poets Sally Woolf-Wade and Stefanie Alley and musicians Bob Bowman and Kevin Gilmore. Cash bar 6:30-8:30 p.m. www.mainemaritimemuseum.org


Maine Boatbuilders Show Portland Yacht Services, Portland, Maine. The organizers like to say that the Maine Boatbuilders Show is a gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast – sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks and rowing boats, and the builders will be there to discuss and sell their work. www.portlandcompany.com/boatshow


CCA Safety at Sea Seminar Pre-Newport-Bermuda Race seminar is at Hyatt Hotel, Goat Island, Newport, R.I. Moderator is Ralph Naranjo, technical editor of Practical Sailor magazine. Other speakers include: John Rousmaniere on lessons learned from

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Hinckley Yacht Services 401-683-7100 Portsmouth,RI www.hinckleyyachtservices.com

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

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin 978-465-3022 Newburyport, MA www.merri-maryachtbasin.com

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recent incidents; Ron Trossbach on changes in offshore regulations, the Bermuda Race Notice of Race, and new safety equipment; Rives Potts - heavy weather; Frank Bohlen - weather and the Gulf Stream; Dr. Jeff Wisch - how seasickness, dehydration and hypothermia can impact seamanship; Howard Lapsley - crew preparation and training; Chris McNally - offshore communications; Will and Hank Keene - damage control; Ralph Naranjo - crew overboard prevention and recovery; Ron Trossbach and Henry Marx - abandoning ship, personal equipment, and life rafts. Sunday’s Race Preparation Seminar will be moderated by Kenyon Kellogg and include these speakers: Nick Nicholson on developing a prerace strategy; Frank Bohlen on the Gulf Stream; Robbie Doyle on sail selection; and Mike Keyworth on vessel preparation. www.cruisingclub.org cca.sas2014@gmail.com 15-16


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Diesel Engine Workshop for Women Mack Boring Technical Institute, New Bedford, Mass. A two-day workshop for women sailors of all abilities covering the proper methods of performing basic engine service and emergency repairs, and including hands-on time with the engines. John Farrell of Mack Boring will be the instructor. Registration deadline is Feb. 1, 2014. www.womensailing.org Voices of the Sea Cohen Center, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial St., Portland, Maine, 7 p.m. Men and women who work Maine’s waters share a glimpse into their world through music and poetry. Maine folk musician Gordon Bok emcees the program that includes poets Stefanie Alley, Jack Merrill and Sally Woolf-Wade, and musicians Bob Bowman and Frank Gotwals. Cash bar and reception 6 to 7 p.m. www.mainemaritimemuseum.org Those Contrary Winds: Weather and its Effects on Ships, Mariners and Maritime History An exhibit at Marjorie W. Kramer Gallery, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. A selection of paintings, photography and artifacts from MMM and private collections highlighting the perverse yet privileged place of weather in the eyes of the mariner. www.mainemaritimemuseum.org Fatal Forecast: A Michael Tougias Talk Hooksett, N.H., Library, 6:30 p.m. Tougias is one of New England’s top speakers, giving over 70 presentations per year. www.michaeltougias.com

Boating Skills and Seamanship Presented by USCGA, Foundry Complex, 235 Promenade St., 3rd Floor Room 300, Providence, R.I. This course will be starting in April and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from to 9 PM on the

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A Storm Too Soon: A Michael Tougias Talk North Stonington, Conn., Library, 7p.m. Tougias is one of New England’s top speakers and writers, giving over 70 presentations per year. www.michaeltougias.com


2014 Great Northeast Boat Show Hampshire Dome, Milford, N.H. The largest indoor boat show in the Northeast north of Boston. A celebration of the boating lifestyle featuring everything needed, wanted or desired by the boating enthusiast. A one-stop shop, showcasing everything from power boats, jet skis, cruisers, motor yachts, docks, canoes, kayaks, inflatables, runabouts, fishing boats, sailboats, pontoon and deck boats. www.greatnortheastboatshow.com.


Rescue of the Bounty: A Michael Tougias Talk Maritime Museum at Fall River, 2 p.m. Tougias is one of New England’s top maritime authors and speakers, giving over 70 presentations per year. www.michaeltougias.com


Rescue of the Bounty: A Michael Tougias Talk Porter Square Bookstore, Cambridge, Mass., 7 p.m. Tougias is one of New England’s top maritime authors and speakers, giving over 70 presentations per year. www.michaeltougias.com


Rescue of the Bounty: A Michael Tougias Talk Brewster, Mass., 7 p.m., Ladies Library. Tougias is one of New England’s top maritime authors and speakers, giving over 70 presentations per year. www.michaeltougias.com


Rescue of the Bounty: A Michael Tougias Talk Bourne Historical Society, Bourne. Mass., 7p.m. Tougias is one of New England’s top maritime authors and speakers, giving over 70 presentations per year. www.michaeltougias.com


Bruce Kirby on the History of Yacht Design 6:30 p.m., location in southeastern Connecticut to be determined. Bruce is a member of the


Project’s year-round work with kids. The day will start with cardboard boat construction, and teams will have about three hours to construct and decorate their boats. All materials and instruction will be provided. Contact Holly Parker. www.compassproject.org holly@compassproject.org

Sailing Hall of Fame. His many accomplishments include designing several of the world’s most successful sailboats such as the Laser, Sonar, Pixel, Ideal 18. Proceeds benefit Sea-Legs Inc., a not-for-profit organization taking kids on boats since 1998. www.sea-legs.org 15

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Rescue of the Bounty: Herreshoff Speaker Series Herreshoff Museum, 1 Burnside St, Bristol, R.I., 7 p.m., doors open 6 p.m. Michael J. Tougias, co-author of Rescue of the Bounty, will give a dramatic visual presentation about what happened when the Tall Ship Bounty sank during Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The captain and a crewmember perished in the accident, but the Coast Guard performed harrowing helicopter rescues to save the other fourteen sailors. Tougias will use slides of the storm, the survivors, and the rescue to make this an edge-ofyour-seat visual program. www.herreshoff.org 401-253-5000

C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta Sail Newport, Newport, R.I. After another successful edition of the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta for 2013 was completed earlier in the summer, the 2014 dates have been announced, June 12-15, 2014. The event will again be hosted by with boats docked at the Alofsin Pier at Fort Adams for the four-day event. www.clagettregatta.org North Sails J/70 Spring Tune-Up Clinic Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. In 2014, Edgartown Yacht Club will also host a North Sails J/70 Spring Tune-Up Clinic. For more information and to register for Edgartown Yacht Club sailing events, visit www.edgartownyc.org and click on the racing tab. www.edgartownyc.org

Edgartown Yacht Club 91st Annual Regatta for One-Design Boats Edgartown YC, Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. The Edgartown Yacht Club 91st Annual Regatta for one-design boats celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Wianno Senior class. edgartownyc.org Cardboard Boat Regatta and Waterfront Festival Portland, Maine. The daylong event features cardboard boatbuilding and racing, live music, food trucks and a Rowgatta. The festival is intended to raise awareness of and funds for Compass




Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. Regularly attracting entrants from the Eastern Seaboard and beyond, Edgartown Race Weekend is the island’s most highly regarded sailing contest and once again looks to deliver on some exceptional racing for IRC, PHRF, DoubleHanded, Classic and Cruising divisions. Big Boat Buoy Races on Thursday and Friday (July 24-25) and the 77-year-old ‘Round-the-Island Race on Saturday (July 26). Notices of Race for both events have been posted at http://bit.ly/1cpTPc4 and deadline for entry is July 23 for the BBBR and July 25 for the RTI. www.edgartownyc.org

21st running of the Annual 12 Meter Regatta Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. In 2014, Edgartown Yacht Club will host, in addition to Edgartown Race Weekend, the 21st running of the Annual 12 Meter Regatta. For more information and to register for Edgartown Yacht Club sailing events, visit www.edgartownyc.org and click on the racing tab. www.edgartownyc.org

SEPTEMBER 12-19 Fourth New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex New York Yacht Club, Harbour Court, Newport, R.I. The Invitational Cup is a regatta for amateur sailors representing both their yacht clubs and home nations. It is a one-design regatta, utilizing the New York Yacht Club Swan 42. However, this regatta raises big-boat one-design competition to a new level. Most competitors charter boats from the regatta organizers, matched sails are provided for all competitors, and the rig tension is equalized and locked-in across the fleet. Thus, winning the Invitational Cup takes pure sailing skill: the ability to start cleanly, shift gears swiftly, correctly adapt to the shifting winds and manage the rest of the fleet. Contact event chair Patricia Young. www.nyyc.org invitationalcup@nyyc.org

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How do people survive dire situations at sea? By Michael J. Tougias For Points East Mike Tougias – author of “Rescue of the Bounty” on page 48 – spent considerable time interviewing survivors featured in his books about survival at sea, and he learned that a certain mindset and a few techniques are useful in life-and-death situations. Do not project past outcomes to current situations. Our minds automatically size up a situation compared to something similar experienced in our pasts. We then project the prior outcome into the new situation, and determine that if we follow a similar course of action everything will be fine. But every situation is different, and we must force ourselves to look at each important event on its USCG photo own merits. There could be a variable that might dictate success or failure. True survivors do not waste time thinking about the distant future; they look at


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Adrenaline can be the enemy. When adrenaline kicks in, it often prompts us to take quick action. Fight that urge for just a short period, and instead pause. Often times the simple act of pausing gives us time to think of several options, rather than leaping into action.


Sticking to “the plan” can get you in over your head. So many people force the situation to meet their plan or their schedule, and end up causing a high-pressure situation. It’s better to let the situation form your plan, even if it means abandoning the schedule entirely, and trying again down the road.


Suspend the past and future and, instead, do “the next right thing.” True survivors do not waste time thinking about how they got into such a position, or who to blame. Nor do they waste time thinking about the distant future, which might lead to the “what’s the use” syndrome. Instead they look at what they need to do now to move them one step closer to their goal.


The power of little steps is the way to go. Even the smallest bit of action can get the ball rolling toward fulfillment. Noteworthy accomplishments are rarely gained without behind the scenes preparation that might feel insignificant at the time but taken together with other little steps, sends you toward your goal.


When given the option, choose the decision that is reversible. Successful decision-makers are not afraid to make a U-turn. They never say, “I’ve put so much time into this, I might as well keep going….” Instead, they take a cold look at their decision and are not afraid to make modifications according to the situation unfolding before them.


Celebrate the little achievements. Every true survivor takes the time to acknowledge little victories. They give themselves a pat on the back. We should do the same in our own life, and abolish the detrimental thinking that says, “I’ll be happy when…..”


Mike Tougias has expanded on the seven tips reviewed above, and he has prepared a presentation for businesses, “Survivor Lessons & You.” To learn more about the program and his earlier books, visit www.michaeltougias.com.





Winter Speaker Series The past 2 years saw sell-out crowds for all of our highly-regarded speakers. Make your plans now to attend this great event Lectures are on Thursdays, and begin at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. Admission is $7 for Museum members and $15 for non-members.

For more information, or to register, go to

http://herreshoff.org/programs/lecture_series.html or call 401-253-5000


R. Steven Tsuchiya Join R. Steven Tsuchiya as he leads you through the adventures of his narrative Winging It: Oracle Team USA’s Incredible Comeback to Defend the America’s Cup. This book takes you through the history of the 34th Defense of the America’s Cup. Hear about the history of the Cup, the ACWS, the creation of the AC72 class, the Louis Vuitton series, OTUSA’s cheating scandal, and the Match. See some of over 30 photos, charts, and diagrams included in the book. Published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill and co-authored by R. Steven Tsuchiya, Diane Swintal, and Robert Kamins.

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J. Burr Bartram, Jr. 79, For t Lauderdale, Fla.

Bartram died peacefully on Dec. 24, 2013. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club since 1955, where he served on the Race, House and Membership committees. He was co-manager of the 1974 Courageous Syndicate, which successfully defended the America’s Cup. He was a NYYC Trustee from 1994-1997. He started his yacht brokerage career with Northrop and Johnson, where he attained the position of vice president and general manager of the Stamford, Conn., office. In 1997, with his late partner Bruce R. Brakenhoff, the yacht brokerage firm of Bartram & Brakenhoff was formed in Greenwich, Conn. Between 1980 and 1985, a second office was opened in Newport, R.I. Bartram & Brakenhoff was sold in 1998, and Joe continued to work with his clients and the company until shortly before his death. Bartram was an active member and trustee of Indian Harbor Yacht Club, while residing in Greenwich, until 1976. Joe lived variously in Marion, Mass., Middletown, R.I., and finally in Florida. Cash contributions are encouraged to the Carpenters Boat Shop, 440 Old County Road, Pemaquid, ME, 04558. Attn: Robert Ives.

Edgar P.E. White 84, Manhattan and Mantoloking, N.J.

Edgar White died on Jan. 7. The veteran of the Korean War was predeceased by his identical twin brother, Sumner W. White, III, with whom he won a Gold Medal sailing in the 5.5 meter class with Dr. Britton Chance at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. Edgar was an active member of the Mantoloking Yacht Club.

Elbert S. “Mack” Maloney

wil l b e missed

produce the 13th and 14th editions of “Dutton’s Navigation and Piloting” (now in its 15th edition), “Chapman Boater’s Handbook,” numerous nautical guides, and a host of magazine columns and articles.

John “Jack” Evans 72, Bristol, R.I.

Jack Evans passed away on Jan. 11. He was a life member of The Cup Defenders Association and an avid boater, who served as a member of the Bristol Boat Show Committee. He was a former member of the Bristol Harbor Commission.

Clayton B. Seabury 70, Nor th Kingstown, R.I.

Clayton passed away peacefully the first week of the New Year 2014. He summered in Wickford, where he made lifelong friends, every year since he was a child. He moved permanently to Wickford after his marriage, and there he set deep roots. Clayton was a salt of the sea, having completed several sailing expeditions to the St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands area from Narragansett Bay. He stayed true to his love of all things nautical, enjoying his time on Narragansett Bay while boating, or spending countless hours at his local boatyards and builders, where, he said, “I learn something new every day.” Clayton was a dedicated family man and great friend to many. He looked forward to simply visiting with his family, or taking his grand kids around the state to share with them his love of museums and nautical destinations. His family and friends were of great importance to him, and it was often said that he could make people laugh and forget about their troubles.

94, Pompano Beach, Fla.

The longtime author of “Chapman’s Piloting & Seamanship,” now in its 67th edition, crossed the bar Jan. 6. Mack enjoyed a last good boating trip with his son in December, and on New Year’s Eve went to the hospital with a cold and complications, that ultimately led to his death. After retiring from the Marine Corps in 1964, he spent about a year and a half cruising on his 48-foot Wheeler before (somewhat reluctantly) accepting a land-based job with Charles Chapman, the creator of the resource, and eventually taking over the writing of the book, which is updated every three years, mostly to cover new regulations and technology. He also found time to 92 Points East March/April 2014

Seth Ernest Bowerman 60, Saunderstown, R.I.

Seth died Feb. 5 after a battle with brain cancer. An avid sailor, Seth was a lifelong member and past commodore of Saunderstown Yacht Club and member of East Greenwich Yacht Club. He enjoyed skiing, bicycling and the companionship of his dog, Moses. Seth had the reputation of being a true gentleman, fair and compassionate, and very generous to his friends and family.




M. Scott

Capt. Sharp in his museum.

Photo by Nina M. Scott

The life and times of Capt. Jim Sharp t is not an easy job to describe a man as complex as Jim Sharp. The thrice-married former Penobscot Bay schooner captain and nimble en-



trepreneur, has been, since 2009, the owner of Sharpâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Point South in Rockland, Maine, where he runs the Sail, Power & Steam Museum. Points East March/April 2014


My husband, Jim, and I first met Capt. Sharp last one?” summer, accompanied by Tom Hammermeister, an acSharp showcases the local history of Rockland: the tive volunteer and board member at the museum. Jim lime rock industry, shipbuilding (his property is loSharp is tall, lean, with piercing blue eyes, a perennial cated on the site of the former Snow Shipyard), and cap on his head, quick to smile, and a master story- trade, which, in the 19th century, made Rockland the teller. He leans on a cane and walks with a pronounced fourth most active port in the country. limp – the result of polio when he was four – which Capt. Sharp has a fine collection of old navigational adds to his Long John Silver instruments, including aura. But this did not slow Nathaniel Bowditch’s own him down during the two backstaff (made in 1701) and hours he accompanied us astrolabe (1674) and a throughout his museum. replica of a 14th-century latitude hook with knotted Listening to his colorful string (similar to an Indian narrations, we could apprecikamal) to hold the device at ate why he was a particua fixed distance, either by larly successful and popular putting the knot between schooner captain – someone your teeth or next to your skilled both in seamanship eyes while sighting the sun and in performance – for or the North Star – and he aside from his yarns, Sharp can demonstrate how all also played the guitar and these were used by mariners sang chanteys to his passenin centuries past. gers. His heart still belongs To me, the graphical stabilto the 122-foot Grand Banks ity calculator was one of his schooner Adventure, which more interesting gadgets. could do 14 knots with a good Mounted on gimbals, a metal breeze behind her. platform about 18 by 30 Capt. Sharp sailed her out inches held a rendering of of Camden from 1965 the cross-section of a through 1988. When she was freighter, showing cargo deemed unfit to carry passpaces in the hold. Weights sengers, he donated her to representing tonnage scaled the renowned commercialfor the ship’s cargo spaces fishing port of Gloucester, could be moved around the Mass., where she is now a platform with an eye to dishistorical monument that Photo by Nina M. Scott tributing the cargo to mainstill sails the Atlantic. Built in 1926, the Adven- Jim Sharp is 80 now, and the future of his museum is uncer- tain a ship’s stability. In the ture is not only beautiful, tain, but he remains a buccaneer with a nose for business. 1920s, this calculator was used in shipping offices that, but, during her working career, was the all-time “highliner,” the most profitable once stability was attained, would pass along orders vessel in the Gloucester fishing fleet. Best of all, Sharp of what should be stowed where, which freight was to got to sail her once again at the end of last summer, be unloaded first, and the like. Beautiful ship’s models are everywhere. There are just before we paid a second visit to his museum. This museum is a very personal one, reflecting Capt. shipbuilding tools and hand-sewn sails, reflecting Sharp’s life and interests. One of the first rooms he skills that Jim Sharp learned at an early age. Did you showed us was devoted to antique engines, all of which know that locust wood lasts longer than steel? Neither run on compressed air. Now engine displays do not did I. Capt. Jim is an expert at nautical knots, and normally stop me in my tracks, mostly because I really runs workshops to teach them. There are touches of don’t understand their innards. These, however, I humor in the labeling of some of the items: “Cannonfound riveting, especially with the Captain at my el- ball stolen from the arsenal of the USS Constitution bow to explain how unusual they were. My favorite by an unknown perpetrator. Generously donated by was a small brass engine built by Jim’s grandfather, _________.” Jim Sharp came to Friendship, our summer home, which Capt. Sharp kept for years until his museum became a reality. “I even have a make-and-break engine in August, to give a lecture on Friendship sloops. He in my living room,” he told us, winking. “Doesn’t every- and his volunteers are finishing a Friendship begun 94 Points East March/April 2014


in 1966 by Carlton Simmons, former Friendship post- of Points East). The title is well chosen. In his memoir master and skilled boatbuilder. This project had sat in he comes across as fearless, imaginative, but also a a barn for decades in its unfinished state. man used to getting his own way. Example: During the Listening to his lecture, I could clearly see the Cap- 1986 Operation Sail, he took his schooner and passentain’s entrepreneurial side emerging. Besides acquir- gers into a New Jersey anchorage reserved for small ing the spectator boats. unfinished hull “Sweeping the (now aptly named way ahead with Persistence) as a my 25-foot donation, he disbowsprit and covered Eagle, a nearly skewer1907 derelict ing the rigging Friendship sloop on what we afof about the same fectionately size, abandoned called a Clorox in a yard in bottle…,” Capt. Spruce Head. He Sharp wrote, “I got this one as a barged right donation as well, into the illegal then salvaged anchorage. from her what he That gigantic could use: keel, sprit … intimiengine, steering dated their gear, and mast. crew into upDedicated volping their anPhoto courtesy Capt. Jim Sharp unteers are workchor and moving ing on Capt. Jim’s heart still belongs to the schooner Adventure, which could do 14 elsewhere, enknots in a good breeze. He sailed her out of Camden from 1965 through 1988. Persistence, and abling us to enCapt. Jim hopes joy their to launch her sometime this year. And he doesn’t plan anchorage . . . .” to stop there. Jim Sharp is 80 now, and the future of his museum In his words, he “thought about it six ways from Sun- is uncertain, but giving up is not in his vocabulary. He day” (a favorite expression) and eventually plans to remains a buccaneer with a nose for business. He can take paying passengers out in her to experience lob- also be quite endearing. As he says in his book, “… ster fishing as it once was: wooden traps, fishing under there are only so many heartbeats in a lifetime, and sail, etc. He also plans to race Persistence in the one must get all the goodness out of each and every Friendship Sloop Races. The competitive old schooner one.” captain has not gone away. Nina M. Scott and her husband, Jim, sail their TriBefore leaving the Sail, Power & Steam Museum, ton, Caledonian, out of Friendship in the summers, Jim Sharp urged us to acquire his book, “With Reck- and are enthusiastic supporters of, and participants less Abandon” (Downeast Books, $20; reviewed with in, the Friendship Chowder Cup Race every August. great enthusiasm in the October/November 2007 issue The rest of the year they live in Amherst, Mass.

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-1.86 -1.8 11.48 10.99 10.36 9.68 9.04 8.53 8.23 1.32 1.26 1.06 0.79 0.52 0.27 0.09 10.1 10.08 9.99 9.82 9.6 9.36 9.18 9.14 0.03 -0.2 -0.53 -0.87 -1.11 -1.2 -1.09


09:19 PM 10:09 PM 11:00 PM 11:51 PM

3.18 3.22 3.18 3.07


07:42 PM 08:40 PM 09:40 PM 11:39 PM

0.22 0.39 0.5 0.53


07:03 PM 07:48 PM 08:30 PM 09:10 PM 09:48 PM 10:26 PM 11:03 PM 11:40 PM

2.25 2.4 2.54 2.67 2.77 2.85 2.9 2.94


07:08 PM 08:00 PM 08:59 PM 10:02 PM 11:05 PM

0.18 0.26 0.31 0.29 0.21


06:38 PM 07:32 PM 08:21 PM 09:09 PM 09:57 PM 10:45 PM

2.66 2.91 3.13 3.29 3.38 3.38


Boston, Mass.

Newport, R.I. 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 31

3.18 3.08 2.93 2.74 2.54 -0.07 0.1 0.23 0.31 0.33 2.41 2.46 2.52 2.57 2.6 2.62 2.6 2.56 2.5 -0.11 -0.05 0.0 0.03 0.02 -0.04 2.89 2.96 3.01 3.03 2.99 2.92

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31


07:52 PM 08:41 PM 09:30 PM 10:20 PM 11:12 PM

4.6 4.59 4.42 4.13 3.78


05:21 PM 06:19 PM 08:32 PM 09:50 PM 10:52 PM 11:41 PM

0.31 0.52 0.61 0.55 0.39 0.19


07:31 PM 08:06 PM 08:41 PM 09:17 PM 09:55 PM 10:37 PM 11:24 PM

3.36 3.54 3.66 3.74 3.75 3.72 3.66


05:47 PM -0.01 06:48 PM 0.14 08:04 PM 0.23 09:34 PM 0.16 10:57 PM -0.04 11:59 PM -0.26


07:44 PM 08:33 PM 09:20 PM


---5:07 PM ---6:07 PM ---7:07 PM ---8:09 PM ---9:11 PM ---10:15 PM ---11:18 PM ---12:20 AM 1:20 AM 2:14 AM 3:04 AM 3:49 AM 4:29 AM 5:06 AM 5:41 AM 6:15 AM 6:50 AM

4.58 4.69 4.64

5:39 AM

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 31

04:36 AM 05:28 AM 12:09 AM 12:57 AM 01:45 AM 02:34 AM 03:24 AM 04:18 AM 06:15 AM 12:54 AM 01:53 AM 02:48 AM 03:39 AM 04:24 AM 05:07 AM 05:47 AM 12:20 AM 12:56 AM 01:33 AM 02:12 AM 02:55 AM 03:42 AM 04:34 AM 05:33 AM 12:23 AM 01:27 AM 02:30 AM 03:30 AM 04:27 AM 05:20 AM 06:10 AM

-1.47 -1.71 11.5 11.4 11.09 10.62 10.09 9.58 9.19 1.75 1.78 1.61 1.3 0.92 0.55 0.21 9.94 10.17 10.34 10.43 10.45 10.4 10.3 10.22 0.72 0.52 0.12 -0.41 -0.93 -1.32 -1.52


10:52 AM 11:43 AM 06:19 AM 07:09 AM 07:59 AM 08:50 AM 09:43 AM 10:39 AM 12:39 PM 07:15 AM 08:14 AM 09:09 AM 09:58 AM 10:42 AM 11:23 AM 12:01 PM 06:27 AM 07:07 AM 07:48 AM 08:30 AM 09:17 AM 10:07 AM 11:02 AM 12:02 PM 06:36 AM 07:41 AM 08:45 AM 09:46 AM 10:43 AM 11:36 AM 12:26 PM

6:08 AM

MARCH 2014

6:36 AM


7:06 AM 7:37 AM 8:10 AM 8:47 AM 9:30 AM 10:19 AM 11:14 AM 12:16 PM 1:23 PM 2:33 PM 3:45 PM 4:56 PM 6:08 PM 7:18 PM 8:26 PM

March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March

Sunrise 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

6:20 6:18 6:16 6:15 6:13 6:11 6:10 6:08 7:06 7:05 7:03 7:01 7:00 6:58 6:56


Sunset 5:34 5:35 5:36 5:38 5:39 5:40 5:41 5:42 6:44 6:45 6:46 6:47 6:48 6:50 6:51

11.82 11.77 -1.7 -1.44 -0.98 -0.38 0.25 0.8 1.17 8.99 9.0 9.17 9.41 9.66 9.88 10.03 -0.07 -0.26 -0.37 -0.38 -0.3 -0.15 0.0 0.09 10.22 10.36 10.63 10.93 11.18 11.29 11.22


05:06 PM 05:55 PM 12:33 PM 01:23 PM 02:13 PM 03:05 PM 03:59 PM 04:56 PM 06:57 PM 01:40 PM 02:37 PM 03:28 PM 04:12 PM 04:52 PM 05:31 PM 06:08 PM 12:39 PM 01:18 PM 01:58 PM 02:40 PM 03:26 PM 04:17 PM 05:14 PM 06:15 PM 01:05 PM 02:07 PM 03:07 PM 04:02 PM 04:55 PM 05:44 PM 06:31 PM


07:57 PM 08:53 PM 09:43 PM 10:27 PM 11:07 PM 11:44 PM

8.17 8.32 8.6 8.96 9.32 9.65


06:46 PM -0.02 07:24 PM -0.05 08:04 PM 0.01 08:47 PM 0.14 09:33 PM 0.34 10:24 PM 0.55 11:21 PM 0.71


07:19 PM 9.31 08:23 PM 9.69 09:23 PM 10.21 10:18 PM 10.75 11:10 PM 11.2 11:59 PM 11.47


Times for Boston, MA Day


11:21 PM 11.36 06:43 PM -1.51 07:30 PM -1.01 08:18 PM -0.37 09:08 PM 0.32 10:00 PM 0.96 10:56 PM 1.46

March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March March

Sunrise 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

6:55 6:53 6:51 6:49 6:48 6:46 6:44 6:42 6:41 6:39 6:37 6:35 6:34 6:32 6:30 6:29


Sunset 6:52 6:53 6:54 6:55 6:56 6:58 6:59 7:00 7:01 7:02 7:03 7:04 7:06 7:07 7:08 7:09




March 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 31

04:27 AM 05:19 AM 12:00 AM 12:48 AM 01:36 AM 02:26 AM 03:17 AM 04:13 AM 06:13 AM 12:57 AM 01:58 AM 02:54 AM 03:43 AM 04:26 AM 05:04 AM 05:40 AM 12:09 AM 12:42 AM 01:16 AM 01:53 AM 02:35 AM 03:21 AM 04:14 AM 05:14 AM 12:03 AM 01:12 AM 02:20 AM 03:23 AM 04:21 AM 05:14 AM 06:04 AM

-1.38 -1.61 11.05 10.93 10.61 10.14 9.62 9.14 8.77 1.65 1.65 1.46 1.17 0.84 0.52 0.25 9.5 9.71 9.88 9.98 10.02 9.97 9.87 9.76 0.77 0.6 0.2 -0.34 -0.87 -1.27 -1.46


10:43 AM 11:34 AM 06:10 AM 07:01 AM 07:52 AM 08:45 AM 09:41 AM 10:40 AM 12:43 PM 07:15 AM 08:14 AM 09:08 AM 09:56 AM 10:38 AM 11:16 AM 11:52 AM 06:15 AM 06:51 AM 07:28 AM 08:09 AM 08:54 AM 09:44 AM 10:40 AM 11:43 AM 06:21 AM 07:30 AM 08:38 AM 09:40 AM 10:36 AM 11:29 AM 12:19 PM

11.36 11.3 -1.59 -1.34 -0.91 -0.36 0.19 0.67 0.98 8.59 8.62 8.78 9.01 9.24 9.42 9.53 0.02 -0.15 -0.26 -0.3 -0.26 -0.15 -0.01 0.08 9.73 9.86 10.14 10.47 10.74 10.86 10.78


04:58 PM 05:46 PM 12:24 PM 01:15 PM 02:06 PM 02:59 PM 03:55 PM 04:56 PM 06:58 PM 01:44 PM 02:41 PM 03:31 PM 04:14 PM 04:52 PM 05:26 PM 05:58 PM 12:27 PM 01:02 PM 01:40 PM 02:21 PM 03:07 PM 03:58 PM 04:56 PM 06:01 PM 12:50 PM 01:57 PM 02:59 PM 03:56 PM 04:48 PM 05:37 PM 06:24 PM

Bar Harbor, Maine

-1.78 -1.71 11.0 10.5 9.88 9.22 8.61 8.15 7.9 1.09 1.02 0.84 0.62 0.41 0.24 0.12 9.58 9.55 9.47 9.33 9.13 8.92 8.74 8.69 0.03 -0.19 -0.52 -0.86 -1.1 -1.17 -1.04


11:12 PM 10.94


06:34 PM -1.4 07:22 PM -0.9 08:10 PM -0.28 09:01 PM 0.37 09:56 PM 0.97 10:55 PM 1.42


07:59 PM 08:54 PM 09:43 PM 10:25 PM 11:02 PM 11:37 PM

7.87 8.04 8.32 8.64 8.96 9.25


06:31 PM 07:05 PM 07:42 PM 08:23 PM 09:08 PM 09:59 PM 10:58 PM

0.05 0.04 0.08 0.19 0.36 0.56 0.73


07:09 PM 8.87 08:16 PM 9.27 09:17 PM 9.81 10:12 PM 10.36 11:03 PM 10.81 11:51 PM 11.07


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 31

04:12 AM 05:04 AM 05:54 AM 12:28 AM 01:16 AM 02:06 AM 02:58 AM 03:54 AM 05:53 AM 12:41 AM 01:41 AM 02:36 AM 03:25 AM 04:09 AM 04:49 AM 05:26 AM 06:01 AM 12:23 AM 12:58 AM 01:35 AM 02:17 AM 03:03 AM 03:57 AM 04:57 AM 06:04 AM 12:59 AM 02:06 AM 03:09 AM 04:05 AM 04:58 AM 05:48 AM

-1.41 -1.68 -1.66 12.8 12.4 11.85 11.24 10.68 10.26 1.9 1.88 1.66 1.31 0.93 0.58 0.29 0.07 11.39 11.54 11.62 11.63 11.55 11.4 11.27 11.24 0.77 0.29 -0.34 -0.95 -1.41 -1.63


10:24 AM 11:15 AM 12:04 PM 06:44 AM 07:35 AM 08:27 AM 09:22 AM 10:21 AM 12:21 PM 06:54 AM 07:53 AM 08:47 AM 09:35 AM 10:17 AM 10:56 AM 11:33 AM 12:08 PM 06:36 AM 07:13 AM 07:52 AM 08:37 AM 09:26 AM 10:23 AM 11:26 AM 12:34 PM 07:13 AM 08:20 AM 09:21 AM 10:17 AM 11:09 AM 11:58 AM

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 31

04:27 AM 05:18 AM 06:07 AM 12:32 AM 01:19 AM 02:08 AM 02:59 AM 03:53 AM 05:50 AM 12:41 AM 01:40 AM 02:37 AM 03:28 AM 04:14 AM 04:56 AM 05:36 AM 06:15 AM 12:33 AM 01:11 AM 01:50 AM 02:32 AM 03:19 AM 04:12 AM 05:11 AM 12:10 AM 01:15 AM 02:20 AM 03:21 AM 04:17 AM 05:09 AM 05:59 AM

-2.47 -2.91 -2.91 21.67 21.04 20.15 19.14 18.18 17.45 2.85 2.91 2.58 1.99 1.3 0.65 0.11 -0.3 19.6 19.8 19.87 19.79 19.56 19.24 18.95 1.33 1.04 0.33 -0.63 -1.59 -2.32 -2.67


10:29 AM 11:19 AM 12:08 PM 06:56 AM 07:44 AM 08:34 AM 09:25 AM 10:19 AM 12:17 PM 06:50 AM 07:49 AM 08:44 AM 09:34 AM 10:19 AM 11:00 AM 11:39 AM 12:16 PM 06:54 AM 07:33 AM 08:14 AM 08:59 AM 09:48 AM 10:43 AM 11:43 AM 06:15 AM 07:20 AM 08:24 AM 09:24 AM 10:20 AM 11:11 AM 12:00 PM

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

Time Corrections

Height Corrections

High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,

High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86

Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole

Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport

High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,

High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40

Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol

New London Newport Newport Newport

High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,

High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14

Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport

Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport

High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,

High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85

m a r c h New Moon

March 1 & 30 www.pointseast.com

2 0 1 4

First Quarter

March 8

13.29 13.25 12.92 -1.38 -0.89 -0.28 0.34 0.87 1.21 10.07 10.1 10.29 10.57 10.85 11.07 11.21 11.27 -0.09 -0.18 -0.2 -0.15 -0.02 0.14 0.24 0.18 11.41 11.76 12.18 12.53 12.69 12.62


04:41 PM 05:30 PM 06:17 PM 12:54 PM 01:45 PM 02:38 PM 03:33 PM 04:32 PM 06:34 PM 01:22 PM 02:18 PM 03:08 PM 03:53 PM 04:33 PM 05:10 PM 05:44 PM 06:17 PM 12:43 PM 01:21 PM 02:01 PM 02:47 PM 03:38 PM 04:36 PM 05:40 PM 06:48 PM 01:40 PM 02:43 PM 03:40 PM 04:32 PM 05:21 PM 06:08 PM

-1.86 -1.79 -1.45 12.36 11.66 10.9 10.2 9.66 9.36 1.33 1.24 1.01 0.73 0.47 0.28 0.15 0.1 11.25 11.17 11.01 10.79 10.54 10.32 10.25 10.42 -0.09 -0.49 -0.91 -1.21 -1.32 -1.19


10:51 PM 12.87 11:40 PM 12.97


07:06 PM -0.9 07:55 PM -0.21 08:46 PM 0.51 09:41 PM 1.16 10:40 PM 1.65


07:34 PM 08:29 PM 09:18 PM 10:02 PM 10:40 PM 11:16 PM 11:50 PM

9.32 9.5 9.83 10.21 10.58 10.91 11.18


06:51 PM 07:27 PM 08:07 PM 08:52 PM 09:43 PM 10:42 PM 11:49 PM

0.12 0.21 0.35 0.55 0.78 0.96 1.0


07:55 PM 08:56 PM 09:51 PM 10:43 PM 11:31 PM

10.86 11.46 12.08 12.59 12.87


10:55 PM 21.76 11:44 PM 21.93


07:19 PM -1.87 08:06 PM -0.8 08:56 PM 0.36 09:48 PM 1.47 10:43 PM 2.35


07:24 PM 08:21 PM 09:13 PM 09:59 PM 10:41 PM 11:20 PM 11:57 PM

16.16 16.42 16.96 17.61 18.26 18.83 19.28


07:12 PM -0.32 07:52 PM -0.18 08:33 PM 0.09 09:19 PM 0.46 10:10 PM 0.89 11:07 PM 1.23


06:51 PM 07:56 PM 08:57 PM 09:53 PM 10:45 PM 11:34 PM


Eastport, Maine

M o o n

22.18 22.24 21.87 -2.46 -1.67 -0.65 0.42 1.38 2.05 17.07 17.1 17.45 17.97 18.51 18.97 19.29 19.48 -0.56 -0.66 -0.62 -0.42 -0.11 0.24 0.47 18.88 19.14 19.7 20.41 21.04 21.4 21.42


04:55 PM 05:44 PM 06:31 PM 12:57 PM 01:46 PM 02:36 PM 03:29 PM 04:25 PM 06:24 PM 01:16 PM 02:14 PM 03:07 PM 03:55 PM 04:38 PM 05:18 PM 05:56 PM 06:34 PM 12:53 PM 01:32 PM 02:13 PM 02:58 PM 03:48 PM 04:45 PM 05:46 PM 12:47 PM 01:51 PM 02:53 PM 03:51 PM 04:44 PM 05:34 PM 06:21 PM

-3.11 -3.12 -2.68 21.11 20.08 18.93 17.81 16.88 16.31 2.33 2.19 1.76 1.19 0.62 0.15 -0.17 -0.32 19.52 19.43 19.21 18.86 18.43 18.03 17.83 0.43 0.02 -0.66 -1.42 -2.02 -2.31 -2.21


18.0 18.59 19.48 20.42 21.2 21.66

P h a s e s

Full Moon

March 16

Last Quarter

March 23 Points East March/April 2014


April Tides New London, Conn.

Bridgeport, Conn. 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

12:46 AM 01:31 AM 02:16 AM 03:03 AM 03:52 AM 04:45 AM 05:42 AM 12:31 AM 01:29 AM 02:25 AM 03:15 AM 04:01 AM 04:45 AM 05:26 AM 06:07 AM 12:24 AM 01:04 AM 01:47 AM 02:34 AM 03:27 AM 04:25 AM 05:28 AM 12:28 AM 01:34 AM 02:37 AM 03:35 AM 04:29 AM 05:19 AM 06:06 AM 12:22 AM

8.22 8.03 7.71 7.31 6.9 6.52 6.23 1.23 1.16 0.97 0.7 0.41 0.12 -0.13 -0.33 7.74 7.82 7.81 7.72 7.55 7.34 7.15 0.5 0.31 0.02 -0.29 -0.54 -0.69 -0.72 8.09


07:11 AM 07:57 AM 08:44 AM 09:31 AM 10:21 AM 11:14 AM 12:10 PM 06:41 AM 07:39 AM 08:34 AM 09:23 AM 10:09 AM 10:51 AM 11:32 AM 12:12 PM 06:48 AM 07:31 AM 08:16 AM 09:06 AM 10:00 AM 10:59 AM 12:01 PM 06:35 AM 07:40 AM 08:42 AM 09:39 AM 10:32 AM 11:22 AM 12:09 PM 06:50 AM

-0.95 -0.7 -0.36 0.03 0.42 0.73 0.94 6.09 6.08 6.2 6.38 6.58 6.78 6.95 7.06 -0.47 -0.51 -0.46 -0.33 -0.15 0.02 0.12 7.06 7.07 7.17 7.3 7.4 7.44 7.41 -0.62


01:15 PM 02:01 PM 02:48 PM 03:37 PM 04:28 PM 05:23 PM 06:20 PM 01:06 PM 01:59 PM 02:49 PM 03:35 PM 04:17 PM 04:58 PM 05:38 PM 06:17 PM 12:53 PM 01:36 PM 02:22 PM 03:12 PM 04:07 PM 05:06 PM 06:09 PM 01:03 PM 02:03 PM 03:00 PM 03:53 PM 04:43 PM 05:30 PM 06:15 PM 12:54 PM

7.55 7.28 6.97 6.64 6.35 6.15 6.08 1.0 0.94 0.79 0.6 0.4 0.24 0.12 0.06 7.12 7.11 7.04 6.93 6.82 6.78 6.85 0.12 0.02 -0.11 -0.23 -0.28 -0.25 -0.12 7.3


07:24 PM -0.43 08:09 PM -0.11 08:55 PM 0.26 09:43 PM 0.63 10:35 PM 0.94 11:32 PM 1.16


07:16 PM 08:10 PM 09:00 PM 09:46 PM 10:27 PM 11:07 PM 11:45 PM

6.15 6.34 6.61 6.89 7.16 7.4 7.6


06:58 PM 07:41 PM 08:28 PM 09:20 PM 10:18 PM 11:21 PM

0.06 0.12 0.22 0.36 0.49 0.56


07:12 PM 08:13 PM 09:10 PM 10:02 PM 10:51 PM 11:37 PM

7.05 7.35 7.68 7.96 8.13 8.18


06:58 PM



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

05:30 AM 06:19 AM 12:22 AM 01:12 AM 02:04 AM 03:02 AM 04:04 AM 05:08 AM 06:07 AM 12:51 AM 01:38 AM 02:22 AM 03:04 AM 03:45 AM 04:26 AM 05:09 AM 05:54 AM 06:43 AM 12:39 AM 01:32 AM 02:31 AM 03:37 AM 04:45 AM 05:50 AM 12:56 AM 01:54 AM 02:48 AM 03:38 AM 04:25 AM 05:10 AM

-0.49 -0.35 3.17 2.98 2.77 2.58 2.44 2.37 2.37 0.58 0.45 0.3 0.14 -0.01 -0.13 -0.21 -0.24 -0.21 3.22 3.14 3.03 2.92 2.84 2.81 0.02 -0.13 -0.25 -0.33 -0.34 -0.29


11:12 AM 12:00 PM 07:09 AM 08:01 AM 08:55 AM 09:50 AM 10:44 AM 11:35 AM 12:24 PM 06:57 AM 07:41 AM 08:22 AM 09:01 AM 09:39 AM 10:18 AM 10:58 AM 11:40 AM 12:25 PM 07:36 AM 08:32 AM 09:30 AM 10:28 AM 11:25 AM 12:21 PM 06:48 AM 07:40 AM 08:29 AM 09:16 AM 10:02 AM 10:50 AM

03:14 AM 03:53 AM 04:31 AM 05:09 AM 12:32 AM 01:23 AM 02:15 AM 03:09 AM 04:08 AM 05:05 AM 05:53 AM 12:00 AM 12:42 AM 01:22 AM 02:03 AM 02:43 AM 03:22 AM 04:03 AM 04:45 AM 12:00 AM 12:58 AM 01:58 AM 03:00 AM 04:05 AM 05:09 AM 12:01 AM 12:49 AM 01:34 AM 02:16 AM 02:55 AM

-0.44 -0.27 -0.05 0.21 3.41 3.11 2.88 2.74 2.7 2.77 2.92 0.2 0.01 -0.14 -0.25 -0.3 -0.29 -0.22 -0.08 4.01 3.9 3.82 3.76 3.76 3.84 0.11 -0.02 -0.08 -0.09 -0.04



April April April April April


09:44 AM 10:31 AM 11:19 AM 12:09 PM 05:52 AM 06:47 AM 08:10 AM 09:35 AM 10:26 AM 11:06 AM 11:42 AM 06:33 AM 07:11 AM 07:50 AM 08:29 AM 09:11 AM 09:56 AM 10:45 AM 11:37 AM 05:33 AM 06:31 AM 07:49 AM 09:22 AM 10:26 AM 11:13 AM 06:08 AM 07:01 AM 07:50 AM 08:37 AM 09:23 AM

4.11 3.87 3.59 3.31 0.47 0.69 0.81 0.78 0.67 0.5 0.32 3.11 3.31 3.49 3.62 3.68 3.68 3.64 3.57 0.1 0.29 0.4 0.38 0.27 0.14 3.96 4.08 4.14 4.12 4.03


03:02 PM 03:41 PM 04:20 PM 05:02 PM 01:00 PM 01:52 PM 02:44 PM 03:39 PM 04:37 PM 05:30 PM 06:14 PM 12:16 PM 12:49 PM 01:24 PM 02:00 PM 02:38 PM 03:17 PM 03:59 PM 04:44 PM 12:34 PM 01:32 PM 02:32 PM 03:34 PM 04:39 PM 05:40 PM 11:52 AM 12:30 PM 01:08 PM 01:48 PM 02:29 PM

Moonrise Moonset 1 2 3 4 5

April 6 April 7 April 8 April 9 April 10 April 11

7:26 AM 8:05 AM 8:47 AM 9:32 AM ---10:21 AM ---11:13 AM ---12:07 PM ---1:02 PM ---1:59 PM ---2:56 PM ---3:55 PM

9:32 PM 10:35 PM 11:33 PM ---12:26 AM

-0.4 -0.24 -0.04 0.2 3.07 2.9 2.8 2.79 2.89 3.07 3.32 0.14 -0.02 -0.14 -0.22 -0.25 -0.23 -0.15 -0.01 3.53 3.55 3.62 3.76 3.97 4.25 0.02 -0.06 -0.09 -0.08 -0.01

April 12 April 13 April 14 April 15 April 16 April 17

1:13 AM 1:56 AM 2:33 AM 3:07 AM 3:38 AM 4:08 AM

98 Points East March/April 2014

April 18 April April April April April April April April April April April April


05:38 PM 06:25 PM 12:50 PM 01:41 PM 02:35 PM 03:34 PM 04:36 PM 05:36 PM 06:30 PM 01:10 PM 01:53 PM 02:34 PM 03:13 PM 03:52 PM 04:31 PM 05:12 PM 05:57 PM 06:46 PM 01:15 PM 02:09 PM 03:11 PM 04:18 PM 05:24 PM 06:23 PM 01:15 PM 02:07 PM 02:56 PM 03:43 PM 04:28 PM 05:13 PM

-0.15 0.05 2.57 2.44 2.33 2.26 2.26 2.34 2.47 0.42 0.34 0.26 0.19 0.14 0.12 0.13 0.17 0.24 2.52 2.5 2.51 2.59 2.74 2.95 -0.05 -0.07 -0.07 -0.04 0.05 0.17


10.97 10.56 10.06 9.53 9.02 8.62 8.39 1.48 1.48 1.33 1.09 0.81 0.54 0.3 0.13 10.13 10.12 10.04 9.89 9.73 9.62 9.63 -0.06 -0.09 -0.2 -0.34 -0.42 -0.41 -0.27 10.35


11:33 PM



07:15 PM 08:08 PM 09:06 PM 10:05 PM 11:03 PM 11:59 PM

0.27 0.46 0.61 0.69 0.71 0.67


07:16 PM 07:58 PM 08:37 PM 09:15 PM 09:52 PM 10:29 PM 11:09 PM 11:52 PM

2.62 2.77 2.91 3.03 3.13 3.2 3.25 3.26


07:42 PM 08:44 PM 09:48 PM 10:52 PM 11:55 PM

0.3 0.34 0.33 0.26 0.15


07:16 PM 08:04 PM 08:50 PM 09:36 PM 10:21 PM 11:08 PM

3.16 3.32 3.42 3.46 3.42 3.33


07:17 PM -0.8 08:03 PM -0.35 08:49 PM 0.19 09:37 PM 0.76 10:26 PM 1.29 11:19 PM 1.7


07:13 PM 8.36 08:08 PM 8.52 08:59 PM 8.82 09:45 PM 9.21 10:27 PM 9.63 11:07 PM 10.03 11:45 PM 10.39


06:56 PM 07:39 PM 08:25 PM 09:14 PM 10:07 PM 11:06 PM

0.03 0.03 0.12 0.27 0.46 0.6


07:04 PM 08:05 PM 09:04 PM 09:58 PM 10:49 PM 11:36 PM

9.8 10.13 10.53 10.92 11.21 11.35


06:52 PM -0.03


Boston, Mass.

Newport, R.I. 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

2.82 2.7 -0.17 0.03 0.21 0.35 0.44 0.47 0.46 2.41 2.47 2.52 2.57 2.6 2.62 2.61 2.59 2.56 -0.14 -0.07 -0.01 0.01 0.01 -0.01 2.81 2.82 2.81 2.79 2.76 2.72

19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30


10:06 PM 10:53 PM 11:42 PM

4.44 4.13 3.77


05:48 PM 06:43 PM 07:52 PM 09:13 PM 10:22 PM 11:15 PM

0.44 0.65 0.77 0.75 0.61 0.41


06:54 PM 07:32 PM 08:10 PM 08:49 PM 09:31 PM 10:17 PM 11:06 PM

3.58 3.83 4.03 4.16 4.22 4.2 4.12


05:36 PM 06:38 PM 08:01 PM 09:49 PM 11:06 PM

0.18 0.38 0.5 0.44 0.27


06:35 PM 07:26 PM 08:13 PM 08:58 PM 09:43 PM

4.5 4.68 4.73 4.65 4.45


---4:55 PM ---5:56 PM ---6:59 PM ---8:04 PM ---9:09 PM ---10:13 PM ---11:14 PM ---12:11 AM 1:02 AM 1:48 AM 2:28 AM 3:05 AM 3:39 AM 4:13 AM 4:46 AM 5:21 AM 5:59 AM 6:39 AM

4:37 AM

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

12:45 AM 01:31 AM 02:16 AM 03:02 AM 03:50 AM 04:40 AM 05:35 AM 12:16 AM 01:13 AM 02:09 AM 03:02 AM 03:50 AM 04:34 AM 05:17 AM 05:59 AM 12:24 AM 01:04 AM 01:47 AM 02:33 AM 03:23 AM 04:18 AM 05:17 AM 12:08 AM 01:12 AM 02:15 AM 03:15 AM 04:11 AM 05:04 AM 05:53 AM 12:21 AM

11.52 11.36 11.02 10.55 10.04 9.55 9.15 1.93 1.95 1.76 1.41 0.97 0.51 0.07 -0.31 10.69 10.91 11.02 11.01 10.89 10.68 10.46 0.62 0.47 0.14 -0.28 -0.68 -0.97 -1.09 11.32


06:59 AM 07:46 AM 08:34 AM 09:21 AM 10:11 AM 11:03 AM 11:58 AM 06:32 AM 07:30 AM 08:26 AM 09:18 AM 10:05 AM 10:49 AM 11:31 AM 12:12 PM 06:41 AM 07:24 AM 08:10 AM 08:58 AM 09:50 AM 10:45 AM 11:44 AM 06:21 AM 07:26 AM 08:30 AM 09:31 AM 10:27 AM 11:20 AM 12:08 PM 06:39 AM

5:06 AM

APRIL 2014

5:36 AM


6:09 AM

April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April

6:46 AM 7:28 AM 8:16 AM 9:10 AM 10:10 AM 11:15 AM 12:23 PM 1:33 PM 2:42 PM 3:52 PM 5:00 PM 6:08 PM 7:15 PM 8:19 PM 9:19 PM

Sunrise 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

6:27 6:25 6:23 6:22 6:20 6:18 6:17 6:15 6:13 6:12 6:10 6:08 6:07 6:05 6:03



01:14 PM 02:01 PM 02:48 PM 03:37 PM 04:27 PM 05:20 PM 06:16 PM 12:54 PM 01:50 PM 02:41 PM 03:28 PM 04:12 PM 04:53 PM 05:34 PM 06:14 PM 12:53 PM 01:36 PM 02:21 PM 03:10 PM 04:03 PM 05:00 PM 06:01 PM 12:45 PM 01:46 PM 02:45 PM 03:40 PM 04:32 PM 05:21 PM 06:07 PM 12:55 PM

Times for Boston, MA

Sunset 7:10 7:11 7:12 7:13 7:15 7:16 7:17 7:18 7:19 7:20 7:21 7:22 7:24 7:25 7:26

-1.48 -1.21 -0.77 -0.22 0.37 0.89 1.28 8.92 8.87 8.97 9.19 9.44 9.69 9.9 10.05 -0.6 -0.78 -0.83 -0.74 -0.56 -0.34 -0.15 10.31 10.26 10.34 10.46 10.57 10.61 10.53 -1.02


April April April April April April April April April April April April April April April

Sunrise 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

6:02 6:00 5:59 5:57 5:55 5:54 5:52 5:51 5:49 5:48 5:47 5:45 5:44 5:42 5:41


Sunset 7:27 7:28 7:29 7:30 7:31 7:33 7:34 7:35 7:36 7:37 7:38 7:39 7:40 7:42 7:43




April 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

12:37 AM 01:22 AM 02:07 AM 02:53 AM 03:41 AM 04:33 AM 05:28 AM 12:15 AM 01:15 AM 02:13 AM 03:04 AM 03:49 AM 04:30 AM 05:09 AM 05:47 AM 12:09 AM 12:47 AM 01:29 AM 02:14 AM 03:04 AM 04:00 AM 05:02 AM 06:09 AM 01:02 AM 02:10 AM 03:12 AM 04:09 AM 05:01 AM 05:49 AM 12:15 AM

11.1 10.92 10.56 10.09 9.58 9.1 8.71 1.89 1.88 1.69 1.36 0.96 0.55 0.16 -0.19 10.25 10.47 10.58 10.57 10.45 10.24 10.01 9.84 0.56 0.21 -0.23 -0.66 -0.95 -1.08 10.94


06:53 AM 07:40 AM 08:27 AM 09:16 AM 10:06 AM 11:00 AM 11:58 AM 06:28 AM 07:28 AM 08:24 AM 09:15 AM 10:00 AM 10:42 AM 11:21 AM 11:59 AM 06:26 AM 07:06 AM 07:50 AM 08:38 AM 09:30 AM 10:27 AM 11:29 AM 12:34 PM 07:18 AM 08:25 AM 09:26 AM 10:23 AM 11:15 AM 12:03 PM 06:35 AM

-1.42 -1.16 -0.73 -0.22 0.31 0.79 1.14 8.48 8.43 8.53 8.74 8.97 9.2 9.39 9.53 -0.46 -0.64 -0.71 -0.66 -0.52 -0.32 -0.14 -0.06 9.8 9.89 10.05 10.19 10.23 10.14 -1.01


01:07 PM 01:54 PM 02:42 PM 03:31 PM 04:23 PM 05:18 PM 06:16 PM 12:56 PM 01:52 PM 02:43 PM 03:28 PM 04:08 PM 04:45 PM 05:21 PM 05:58 PM 12:38 PM 01:20 PM 02:04 PM 02:53 PM 03:47 PM 04:46 PM 05:50 PM 06:56 PM 01:39 PM 02:40 PM 03:36 PM 04:28 PM 05:16 PM 06:02 PM 12:49 PM

10.51 10.09 9.59 9.06 8.59 8.22 8.01 1.31 1.32 1.19 0.99 0.77 0.55 0.35 0.21 9.61 9.61 9.54 9.42 9.28 9.18 9.2 9.38 -0.1 -0.23 -0.37 -0.44 -0.41 -0.25 9.94

Bar Harbor, Maine H H H H H H H L L L L L L L L H H H H H H H H L L L L L L H

07:09 PM -0.72 07:55 PM -0.26 08:41 PM 0.28 09:29 PM 0.82 10:20 PM 1.32 11:15 PM 1.69


07:14 PM 08:09 PM 08:58 PM 09:42 PM 10:21 PM 10:58 PM 11:33 PM

8.0 8.17 8.46 8.84 9.23 9.61 9.96


06:36 PM 07:17 PM 08:02 PM 08:51 PM 09:46 PM 10:47 PM 11:53 PM

0.13 0.13 0.21 0.35 0.54 0.68 0.72


08:00 PM 08:59 PM 09:54 PM 10:44 PM 11:31 PM

9.72 10.15 10.56 10.86 10.99


06:46 PM



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

12:18 AM 01:03 AM 01:48 AM 02:35 AM 03:23 AM 04:15 AM 05:11 AM 12:00 AM 12:59 AM 01:56 AM 02:47 AM 03:33 AM 04:15 AM 04:54 AM 05:32 AM 06:10 AM 12:29 AM 01:11 AM 01:56 AM 02:47 AM 03:43 AM 04:45 AM 05:52 AM 12:48 AM 01:55 AM 02:56 AM 03:52 AM 04:43 AM 05:31 AM 06:17 AM

12.88 12.65 12.22 11.66 11.07 10.51 10.08 2.05 2.03 1.8 1.42 0.98 0.53 0.11 -0.25 -0.53 12.03 12.13 12.1 11.94 11.7 11.45 11.29 0.55 0.14 -0.37 -0.85 -1.19 -1.32 -1.24


06:35 AM 07:22 AM 08:10 AM 08:58 AM 09:48 AM 10:42 AM 11:38 AM 06:10 AM 07:08 AM 08:04 AM 08:55 AM 09:40 AM 10:22 AM 11:01 AM 11:39 AM 12:18 PM 06:50 AM 07:33 AM 08:20 AM 09:13 AM 10:10 AM 11:13 AM 12:18 PM 07:00 AM 08:06 AM 09:06 AM 10:02 AM 10:53 AM 11:41 AM 12:27 PM

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

12:21 AM 01:07 AM 01:52 AM 02:38 AM 03:26 AM 04:17 AM 05:11 AM 12:01 AM 12:59 AM 01:55 AM 02:48 AM 03:37 AM 04:22 AM 05:05 AM 05:46 AM 12:03 AM 12:44 AM 01:26 AM 02:11 AM 03:01 AM 03:56 AM 04:55 AM 05:59 AM 01:00 AM 02:03 AM 03:03 AM 03:59 AM 04:51 AM 05:39 AM 06:25 AM

21.72 21.38 20.73 19.87 18.92 18.02 17.29 3.05 3.11 2.79 2.18 1.42 0.63 -0.08 -0.67 20.18 20.46 20.56 20.45 20.15 19.73 19.31 19.06 0.73 0.18 -0.57 -1.29 -1.81 -2.02 -1.9


06:46 AM 07:32 AM 08:18 AM 09:05 AM 09:52 AM 10:43 AM 11:37 AM 06:09 AM 07:07 AM 08:03 AM 08:55 AM 09:42 AM 10:26 AM 11:07 AM 11:47 AM 06:28 AM 07:10 AM 07:54 AM 08:41 AM 09:32 AM 10:28 AM 11:27 AM 12:29 PM 07:04 AM 08:07 AM 09:07 AM 10:02 AM 10:53 AM 11:40 AM 12:26 PM

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

Time Corrections

Height Corrections

High +0 hr. 8 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 6 min., High -0 hr. 6 min., Low -0 hr. 8 min., High +0 hr. 7 min., Low +0 hr. 5 min., High +0 hr. 22 min., Low +0 hr. 17 min.,

High *0.91, Low *0.90 High *0.93, Low *1.03 High *0.97, Low *0.97 High *0.97, Low *1.00 High *0.86, Low *0.86

Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole

Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport

High +0 hr. 0 min., Low -0 hr. 4 min., High +0 hr. 4 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 3 min., Low -0 hr. 1 min., High +0 hr. 16 min., Low +0 hr. 18 min., High +0 hr. 10 min., Low +0 hr. 12 min., High +0 hr. 32 min., Low +2 hr. 21 min.,

High *0.93, Low *0.97 High *1.03, Low *1.00 High *0.95, Low *1.03 High *0.95, Low *0.95 High *1.13, Low *1.29 High *0.40, Low *0.40

Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol

New London Newport Newport Newport

High -0 hr. 21 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High -0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 32 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 3 min., High +0 hr. 13 min., Low +0 hr. 0 min.,

High *1.02, Low *1.00 High *0.87, Low *0.54 High *1.14, Low *1.14 High *1.16, Low *1.14

Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport

Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport

High +0 hr. 3 min., Low +0 hr. 8 min., High -0 hr. 4 min., Low -0 hr. 7 min., High -0 hr. 5 min., Low -0 hr. 13 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 45 min., High +1 hr. 11 min., Low +0 hr. 53 min., High +0 hr. 1 min., Low +0 hr. 2 min., High +0 hr. 9 min., Low +0 hr. 33 min.,

High *1.07, Low *1.08 High *0.91, Low *0.96 High *0.87, Low *0.96 High *1.36, Low *1.35 High *1.24, Low *1.25 High *1.01, Low *0.97 High *0.85, Low *0.85

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April 7

-1.57 -1.27 -0.79 -0.21 0.38 0.9 1.28 9.83 9.78 9.91 10.15 10.44 10.72 10.96 11.13 11.23 -0.71 -0.76 -0.69 -0.52 -0.3 -0.12 -0.05 11.28 11.43 11.66 11.85 11.92 11.84 11.6


12:46 PM 01:33 PM 02:20 PM 03:09 PM 04:00 PM 04:55 PM 05:52 PM 12:36 PM 01:31 PM 02:23 PM 03:10 PM 03:52 PM 04:31 PM 05:07 PM 05:44 PM 06:22 PM 12:59 PM 01:44 PM 02:32 PM 03:26 PM 04:25 PM 05:29 PM 06:35 PM 01:22 PM 02:23 PM 03:20 PM 04:12 PM 05:01 PM 05:47 PM 06:31 PM

12.32 11.84 11.25 10.63 10.06 9.62 9.36 1.46 1.46 1.3 1.05 0.78 0.53 0.33 0.2 0.13 11.24 11.16 11.01 10.83 10.69 10.68 10.86 -0.13 -0.31 -0.5 -0.63 -0.62 -0.45 -0.14


06:54 PM -0.84 07:40 PM -0.32 08:26 PM 0.28 09:14 PM 0.9 10:06 PM 1.44 11:01 PM 1.85


06:49 PM 07:44 PM 08:35 PM 09:20 PM 10:00 PM 10:38 PM 11:14 PM 11:51 PM

9.33 9.51 9.84 10.26 10.7 11.13 11.51 11.82


07:02 PM 07:46 PM 08:36 PM 09:31 PM 10:33 PM 11:40 PM

0.15 0.25 0.42 0.61 0.76 0.76


07:39 PM 08:38 PM 09:33 PM 10:24 PM 11:11 PM 11:56 PM

11.23 11.7 12.15 12.48 12.63 12.56


07:07 PM -1.75 07:53 PM -0.99 08:38 PM -0.05 09:25 PM 0.95 10:14 PM 1.88 11:06 PM 2.62


06:42 PM 07:39 PM 08:32 PM 09:20 PM 10:04 PM 10:45 PM 11:24 PM

16.27 16.5 17.03 17.73 18.46 19.15 19.73


06:46 PM -0.32 07:28 PM -0.28 08:13 PM -0.09 09:02 PM 0.22 09:55 PM 0.58 10:53 PM 0.87 11:55 PM 0.96


07:38 PM 08:38 PM 09:33 PM 10:24 PM 11:12 PM 11:58 PM


Eastport, Maine

M o o n

-2.6 -2.13 -1.37 -0.42 0.56 1.45 2.12 16.87 16.79 17.05 17.52 18.08 18.62 19.08 19.42 -1.08 -1.3 -1.31 -1.13 -0.79 -0.38 -0.05 0.09 19.08 19.37 19.78 20.16 20.37 20.33 20.05


12:47 PM 01:33 PM 02:19 PM 03:07 PM 03:56 PM 04:49 PM 05:45 PM 12:33 PM 01:29 PM 02:23 PM 03:13 PM 03:59 PM 04:42 PM 05:24 PM 06:04 PM 12:28 PM 01:09 PM 01:54 PM 02:41 PM 03:33 PM 04:30 PM 05:32 PM 06:35 PM 01:32 PM 02:33 PM 03:30 PM 04:23 PM 05:12 PM 05:59 PM 06:43 PM

21.07 20.41 19.55 18.59 17.66 16.89 16.4 2.46 2.45 2.12 1.61 1.03 0.5 0.08 -0.2 19.62 19.66 19.54 19.27 18.92 18.6 18.46 18.61 -0.04 -0.39 -0.8 -1.11 -1.21 -1.03 -0.61


19.07 19.74 20.43 20.96 21.21 21.15

P h a s e s

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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 email www.apprenticeshop.org info@apprenticeshop.org

26’ Pearson, 1973 Enjoy your time on the water at a reasonable price. Offered at only $7,000. Call 207-831-3168 Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com

26’ Ranger 26, 1974 In very good condition with 5 sails, roller furler. No outboard. $2000 firm. 207-223-8885 or info@winterportmarine.com 27’ Canadian Sailcraft, 1979 Dependable Yanmar diesel. High quality and fast. Points high. Fun to cruise or race. $7,000. w/ stands and inflatable. 207-443-8719. kengunston@gwi.net 27’ Tartan, 1967 A classic Olin Stephens design, refitted Yanmar 2GM20F 450 hours. New main, Harken furler, dodger. See article Points East Oct 2013. $9,000. In S Portland. 781-8624742. nedshenton@mac.com

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18’6 Cape Dory Typhoon, 1974 Galvanized trailer. Excellent condition, recent sails, cushions, rigging. $10,500. Proceeds benefit community sailing, this is a win/win. 207200-5336 or email win.furber@SailMaine.org

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28’ Sabre 28, 1975 $11,500/BRO. 30 year owner downsizing. 2008 Moyer Atomic 4 gas, 2002 Doyle main & genoa. 2002 Profurl, 1980s radial reacher, very good condition, well equipped, original manuals. 978-922-4340. pknowlton44@gmail.com

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28’ Sabre, 1974 Well built, clean, comfortable, easy to sail. Full-battened main, 135%, 150%, 165%, and spinnaker. Radio, compass, electronics, Edson wheel, furler, jiffy reefing. Many extras. $10,900. Located North Kingstown, RI. Contact: Joe Nadeau@ 401226-7688 boatworksyachtsales.com joe@boatworksyachtsales.com

29’ Carrera 290, 1993 Recently refitted at Casey Yacht Enterprises, new deep keel configuration, new Awlgrip, great sail inventory, Harken furler, Tohatsu 5hp, trailer. $29,900. Call 207-8654948. www.caseyyacht.com mmcasey19@aol.com

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 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.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: $32,000. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

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30’ Cal 2-30. 1968 A true classic. Some work but not a project boat. Yanmar diesel. Hull superb condition. Scarborough location. More photos upon request. $8,500. 207-522-5869. isellwardcedarloghomes.com pdillaway@roadrunner.com

30’ C&C 29, 1984 10’ beam. Just listed. Call for details. 207-497-2701. info@jonesportshipyard.com

30’ Aage Nielsen-Walsted K/CB Yawl, 1960. A lovely CCA-era yawl designed by Aage Nielsen, built to very high standards by the Walsted yard in Denmark. $35,500. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 31’ Grampian, 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 OBO. 207-497-2701 info@jonesportshipyard.com

29’ Islander 29, 1967 Well maintained in good condition. Bristol bright work. Raised dinette salon with ample storage throughout. New interior and cockpit cushions. New holding tank system. Well-running Atomic 4 engine, fresh water-cooled with electronic ignition. Vapor and high water alarms. Pro-Furl roller furling, 3 anchors, 2 Plastimo cockpit compasses along with Datamarine knot meter and depth sounder, 3 bilge pumps, 2 VHF radios, new stereo, Raymarine

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. Motivated seller, $9,500 OBO. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com


32’ Beneteau Evasion Motorsailer, 1977A very well-built 32¥ Beneteau Evasion Motorsailer ketch which not only has a powerful 28 hp engine, but has a reputation for sailing very well. $24,500. Call

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. 43,000 207-244-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

32’ Rugged Steel Sloop Yanmar diesel, Aires vane, twin forestays and backstays, radar, extensive equipment. Atlantic crossing, VanDeStadt design, ready. $26,000. 603-724-2206 richard@dolphinseye.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 207-2447854 or email . billw@jwboatco.com 34’ Tartan, 1971 With diesel engine. $9,500. Call 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com 34’ Pearson, 1984 $37,500 In the water and ready to sail. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.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. 207-734-6433.

36’ Gozzard 36D A well found example of the H. Ted Gozzard designed Gozzard 36D. Both modern and traditional she boasts many upgrades and special features inherent in the design. $159,500. Call 207-244-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com 36’ C&C 110, 2005 Perfect couple/family sized racer/cruiser with epoxy hull, carbon mast and North 3DL sails. Gorgeous cherry interior with full amenities. One of best C&C models ever. $139,900. Call Michael Beers, McMichael Yacht Brokers 718-7647215. www.mcmyacht.com 36’ Robinhood Cutter, 1996 $139,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

35’ Hunter 356, 2002 Superbly outfitted, carefully maintained. Great condition. Offered at $124,900. Call 207-831-3168. Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com

35’ Alberg, 1960 Excellent condition, $24,900. 207497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

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. $26,500. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com

35’ Pearson, 1979 $25,500. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com

39’ Cabo Rico, 1981 Cabo Rico 39 cutter sloop. Beautiful blue water boat with full keel, chart plotter, depth & wind, auto pilot, radar, VHF, generator, solar, AC/furnace, cold plate, roller head sail, teak decks, windlass, 8’ hard dinghy w/ 3.3 Mercury. $69,900. 207-9385816. Markgrinder@aol.com

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40’ Jonmeri Cutter, 1982 Center/aft cockpit. Beautiful Finnish built cruiser/racer. Exceptionally well outfitted with newly refinished teak decks and many upgrades. Blue water cruising at its finest. $129,800. Call Rick Fleig, McMichael Yacht Brokers 401-743-6318 www.mcmichaelyachtbrokers.com Rickf@mcmyacht.com 40’ Bristol Sloop, 1979 Excellent condition, bow thruster. $84,900. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 40’ J/40, 1987 Single owner, upgraded w/ thruster, electronics, rudder bearings, more. Recent barrier coat/bottom paint. 6’6 keel, 590 hrs on Volvo diesel. Located in Portsmouth, RI and ready for adventures near or far. Asking $115k. Call Michael Beers, McMichael Yacht Brokers 718-7647215. www.mcmichaelyachtbrokers.com 40’ Beneteau First 40.7, 2001 Immaculate, sleek racer/cruiser meticulously maintained. Enjoy all the comforts of a luxurious cruiser aboard this fast and sophisticated racer. Must see. $139,500. Located in Wickford, RI. Call Rick Fleig, McMichael Yacht Brokers 401-7436318 www.mcmichaelyachtbrokers.com Rickf@mcmyacht.com

43’ 5 Tri-Cabin Sloop, 1989 Dave Pedrick designed tri-cabin

sloop. If you like the Baltic 43 you will like this fast performance sloop. One owner low time boat due to its years in short-season Maine. Last P43 sale was at $175,000. For specs/photos Google Pedrick 43 SEA LION or go to the website below. Stored at Essex CT. $157,500. 203-209-0943. www.yachtworld.com/boats/1989/C heoy-Lee-Pedrick1789873/Essex/CT/UnitedStates#.Utgg3jOA2Uk lionyachts2000@yahoo.com

43’ Alden Yacht Alden Yachts 43’ Dress Blue is offered. This vessel’s stellar beauty is only surpassed by its blue water circumnavigation capabilities. Visit www.alden43dressblue.com for an extensive virtual tour. (Caution: love at first sight risk likely :-) www.alden43dressblue.com info@alden43dressblue.com

POWER 17’ Scout Durado, 2002 With trailer, 100hp Yamaha 4 stroke, $10,500. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.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

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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.


18’ Pearson Packet Launch 1966. Fiberglass with teak and mahogany trim. Beautiful displacement hull, power 4-112. Gray marine galvanized Ezeloader trailer. This boat is a launch; it was also built in sail form. $9,500. Call 207-422-9963 or 603-533-4809 (cell) gullroc@yahoo.com 19’ Maritime Skiff 1890 w/Yamaha 70hp & trailer. 2013. $28,500. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 9’ Triumph, 2005 Triumph Fish n Ski 191 w/2004 Yamaha 4 stroke. Good overall condition, 2013 survey. Asking $14,000. Proceeds benefit community boating. 207-200-5336 or email win.furber@SailMaine.org

19’ Backman, 2003 Winter Harbor Design, SS fastened cedar over oak. 8Ft beam, 130 Merc Curser inboards. Boat/ trailer $15,000. 207-475-6139, 207-4392853. saltyboatsofmaine@comcast.net

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 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

21’ Ranger Tugs R21EC, 2008 $38,900. Popular R21EC available now for 2013 season. Yanmar diesel engine, 30hp, 190 hours. Garmin Nav 440S, bow thruster, spotlight, cabin heater, refrigerator, marine toilet, electric cooktop, bimini. æ GPH at 7 knots, range 180 knots. Located in Salem, MA, at Winter Island Yacht Yard. http://www.wiyy.net/rangertugs.html#r2141 rangertugs@wiyy.net

22’ Century Raven, 1959 Never Moor is a classy piece of American History. Maintained in Bristol fashion. With a modern gas powered engine, beautiful teak and holly floor boards, complete varnished interior and newly recovered cushions. She has a full canvas cover as well as bimini and custom trailer. $27,500. 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.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’ Mini Trawler, 2006 Custom Nova Scotia built Cape Island style mini trawler, Full Circle. 160 hours, Suzuki 115hp outboard, with 9.9hp Suzuki outboard, trailer. Respond via email only to owner. $64,900. www.appleislandmarine.com/minitrawlerfullcircle.html waterside1960@hotmail.com 24’ Mahogany Runabout, 1974 Bass Harbor Boat Company built mahogany runabout, reconstructed

2006-2008. Recently repowered with 350hp Mercruiser. $65,000. 207-244-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com 24’ Stamas V-24 Clearwater Beautifully restored. $14,900. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com 25’ Rosborough, 2006 Volvo D-3 400hrs. Garmin. Separate head, V-berth, galley. Asking $79,900. Contact John Morin 207691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com

25’ Grady White Sailfish, 1995 New Yamaha F150’s in 2011. 115 hours. New electronics and strataglass last two years. Asking $34,000. 401-524-2403 ham@neyacht.com

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hours. Garmin Nav 5212, VHF, Mase 2.5KW generator, cabin heater, A/C, marine head, electric stove, refrigerator, bimini. 2GPH at 7.5 knots, Range 250 knots. Float-On Trailer, 2axle with electric disc brakes. Located in Salem, MA, at Winter Island Yacht Yard. www.wiyy.net/rangertugs.html#r2524 rangertugs@wiyy.net 25â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 brokerage@atlanticboat.com

26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Webbers Cove PB26 1999 Yanmar diesel. Reduced to $65,000. Call 207-831-3168, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com

26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Fortier, 1997 The Fortier 26, an Eldredge-McInnis design, is a proven design for the serious bass fisherman, picnic boat or weekend cruiser. Single diesel, $68,500. Call Gray & Gray, Inc. 207363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 27â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eastern Lobster-style, 2005 $52,500. Call David Perry Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Crowley Beal, 1998 6.5 Liter 300hp 1200hrs. Great commuter, Midcoast, Maine. Asking $61,000. Contact John Morin, 207 691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com 28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Cape Dory FB, 1990 Traditional Downeast cruiser, built with a great reputation and highly sought after. Single diesel. $67,500. 207-633-0773 www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

29â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dyer Hardtop, 1978 315hp Yanmar 225 hours. Galley, separate head, stored inside. Rockland, Maine. Asking $79,000. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Down East New 32â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Carroll Lowell Down East design, cedar on white oak, silicon bronze fastenings, hull, trunk, deck, done, fuel tanks, shaft, rudder installed, will finish to your custom design, work or pleasure. 508-2243709. www.by-the-sea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ jmkarbott@aol.com

28â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rampage Sportsman, 1988 Capable off-shore fisher. $22,500. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lobster Boat, 1952 34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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.

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34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sabreline, 1997 $149,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center 800-255-5206 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

Hull, keel and decks in good condition. Major refit all systems done in 2005, including new 170hp Yanmar diesel and Garmin Chartplotter. Interior clean with new v-berth cushions and 2 futons in saloon. Sleeps 4 plus. New flybridge seating and bimini. Ready to splash down. $29,000 WINTERPORT, MAINE. Call (207)848-4977 or text (207) 852-7901

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34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Wilbur Downeaster, 1984 Handsome appointments and woodwork. Extensive refit in 2005. New 2012/13: Garmin 5212 and 5208 displays, Garmin radar, Garmin autopilot, bowthruster, all canvas. Asking $135,000. 401-524-2403. ham@neyacht.com

34â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mainship Pilot, 2003 Green hull, 900 hrs., Gen, AC, bow thruster, Garmin GPS and radar. 370hp Yanmar. In the water, Boothbay Harbor. $119,900. 207-4625660 / 5661 ernestine@jmcamper.com 34.5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Avanti Flybridge, 1996 Dual control stations, twin 454 gas engines, fresh water cooled, w/many options included, yacht condition. Asking $33,500. Located at Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 207-633-2922 jackcogswell41@yahoo.com

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interior (cherry cabinets), new head & full size shower, full size double sided refrigerator, glass top stove, fuel 1200, Raytheon RC80 Radar, 620 Chart plotter/GPS, VHF Radio, Riche 5î Compass, Koden CVS841C EcoSounder, Exceptionally clean boat. $245,000. Call 603-2355525. debbie@necaptains.com

37’ Paul Chapman Workboat 2011. New. Cedar on oak, CAT. Contact John Morin, 207-691-1637 www.wilburyachts.com

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’ Albin Tournament Express Sedan, 1999. 450hp Cummins, bow thruster, cruise equipped, A/P, radar, inverter, heat/air. $124,000. Call 860-6202505. Additional photoswww.flickr.com/photos/86687903@ N08/sets/72157639018958243

38’ Atlantic Duffy, 2003 Recent (2009) John Deere repowered 300hp diesel. Fiberglass hull and Airex Core deck & superstructure. Long range cruiser, galley up, 2 double berths, very well maintained. Turnkey boat $198,000. Call 401239-0349. hscheidt@nvcharts.com 38’ Stanley, 1984 Stanley 38 Fishwife. First Stanley 38 built in 1984 and owned by the same family since her launch. She is in excellent condition. $285,000. 207-244-7854 or billw@jwboatco.com 38’ Jarvis Newman, 1996 Cummins. Proven expeditionary 1600 mi. range. Many spare parts. Bring offers. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-6911637. www.wilburyachts.com

36’ Clifford Alley, 1971 Fully restored lobster/picnic boat, Ford Lehman diesel, very handsome. $39,900. 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com david@etnierboats.com 38’ Fisher Fairways Trawler 1978. Twin Ford Sabre diesels, roomy, comfortable, economical, stable. Many upgrades 2010-2013. New price, $87,500. call 207-4972701 or email info@jonesportshipyard.com 36’ - 10.8Meter Convertible Trojan Yacht. New Engines in 2012, cruises 27 kts, winter enclosure, depth sounder, fish finder, radar, VHF, entertainment system, microwave, range, refrigerator with freezer, water heaters, generator, sleeps 6, AC and heat, Priced below survey. $72,900. Call 207-703-8862. debbie@necaptains.com


10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,150 and $1,500. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-390-0300. jerrymax@roadrunner.com

44’ Huckins Atlantic 2000 High-end quality yacht, T/Cummins diesels, only 800 hours. $379,000. Contact Harrison Yacht Sales, 410827-7800. Maryland. www.harrisonyachtsales.com/

Abandoned Boat Sale 26’ Paceship $2500. Pearson 30 $3,800. Handy Boat Service, 207781-5110. handyboat.com info@handyboat.com Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com tphsails@comcast.net

44’ J/44, 1989 Irreplaceable sailing yacht, with numerous upgrades that could be yours for the next blue water passage, a family weekend home, and/or a racing machine. Call John Fallon, McMichael Yacht Brokers 914-714-2682 www.mcmichaelyachtbrokers.com

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vice your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ water-repellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207596-7705. 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 Boat Transport Best rates, fully insured. Nation-wide and Ocean freight. Reliable service. Rob Lee, Maritime. 508-758-9409. www.marinasandtransport.com boattransport@comcast.net 40’ Boat Slip/Membership Piscataqua River, Eliot, ME. Deep water, easy access to the Atlantic, Clubhouse. $79,900. Call 207-7038862. debbie@necaptains.com Launch Operator Wanted Orr’s-Bailey Yacht Club on Orr’s Island in Harpswell Maine is seeking an OUPV licensed Launch Operator for the 2014 season. Duties include: transporting members to and from vessels, maintaining launch, assisting visiting yachtsmen and other misc. duties. Weekends only, 18-20 hrs. Must be available mid-June thru Labor Day. Send resume and boating history to setsail@maine.rr.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 expe-

rience to www.yankeemarina.com deborah@yankeemarina.com Slips & Moorings in N.H. Limited dockside slips and protected moorings available in pristine Great Bay, New Hampshire. Leave trailering behind and chase the big stripers more often. Reasonable rates. Great Bay Marine 603-4365299 or email@greatbaymarine.com 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 free launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207-633-2970. www.brby.com dockmaster@brby.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 managerkport@roadrunner.com

More Heated Storage At Gamage Shipyard. Worry-free heated storage, conscientious care in new building. South Bristol offers ideal location amid Midcoast Maine’s spectacular cruising grounds. Competitive rates. Fine repair services, too. Reserve now: 207-644-8181. gamageshipyard.com gamage@tidewater.net

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Skin-on-Frame Boatbuilding Book Building Skinon-Frame Double Paddle Canoes, by Hilary Russell. Iain Oughtred: ...inspiring ... elegant simplicity. Nim Marsh, Editor, Points East: logical . . . good bibliography... list of sources... -Useful for all skin-onframe construction. Order from website below, plus plans, parts, classes. www.berkshireboatbuildingschool.o rg hemlockgrange@earthlink.net Seasonal Moorings Handy Boat as one of Maine’s premier boat yards, located in the heart of Casco Bay, has seasonal moorings available for up to 65’. Enjoy all our new restaurant and marine facilities have to offer. Call now for this great opportunity. 207-781-5110 http://handyboat.com/

Selling or Buying? We are always happy to discuss either when it comes to quality, wellmaintained 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 david@etnierboats.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. 207522-7572. www.etnierboats.com david@etnierboats.com

Boat Slip Eliot ME, prime Great Cove Boat Club slip for sale. $79,900. Perfect location, 40 x 15 slip with best views, water access and ease of docking. The slip is an end slip with no boats to interfere with docking. This is an awesome boat club with plenty of parking, club house, full time manager, gas BBQ area, new fuel tanks, haul out area and much more. Rare 40 foot offering. Paul at 603-661-0011. Will consider renting it for the season for $115 per foot. Minutes to Portsmouth and Atlantic Ocean. www.greatcove.org

Selling your boat? Do you have a boat to sell or looking to buy? Call 207-831-3168. Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales www.boatinginmaine.com Boat Listings Wanted Boats wanted to list with The Yacht Connection. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

Joel White Peapod This is a new, hand-built boat. Joel White Peapods are traditionally built, double-ended rowing boats. Called peapods because they are shaped like a pod of peas with a stem at each end, they served as the first lobsterboats on the Maine coast because of their exceptional seaworthiness as well as their safe and easy handling ability. Even when carrying a load of traps or a big catch, a lone lobsterman could easily row a peapod. www.landingschool.edu/shop/peapod.html barryacker@landingschool.edu


Land For Sale 5 Acres, Georgetown, Maine. Pond frontage, near 2 marinas, private, building site work done. $89,000 OBRO. 603-863-9818 hclements@hughes.net Boat slip for sale. 44’ slip at Signal Point Marina in Boothbay Harbor. Asking $9000. Contact Ed Riley at 207-415-4282 for details. edriley9@me.com

Help Wanted - Cruising Editor Waterway Guide On the water Cruising Editor, is responsible for the writing, and reporting on changes to harbors, anchorages, navigation aids, new facilities etc. Contact Tom Hale at 804-776-8999 ex. 3. Or email thale@waterwayguide.com Diesel Engine Westerbeke 55B, 2004 with 1095 hours. Includes Paragon 2:1 hydraulic gear, harness and many spares. Always professionally maintained. $4000 Call Fred 781-7711053. fjdions@msn.com

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Acorn Skiff The hand-built Landing School Acorn Skiff combines seaworthiness and traditional charm into a practical and beautiful rowing and sailing boat. Whether used for exploring the coast, marshes, rivers or inland lakes, the Acorn Skiff’s reputation as a tender is excellent. www.landingschool.edu/shop/acorn. html barryacker@landingschool.edu

“That ad is serious money in my pocket... [I] Hope to work with you for many more seasons.” Jerry Maxwell Maxwell’s Boat Shop Rockland, Maine


Visit our website to learn more about why we are New England’s leading “Learn to Cruise” sailing school! www.BlackRockSailingSchool.com

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


2014 Course Schedule includes:

Captain’s License Classes



Call: 207-596-7752 or email: adulted@mcst.tec.me.us

Full class schedule on website



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

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.”

e-mail: sailing@gwi.net



Make a difference in a child’s life. Donate your boat to SailMaine.

58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 04101


for Master/Mate 100 Ton USCG Next class begins April 11, 2014 Visit us online and on the waterfront 58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine 207 - 772 - 7245 • sailmaine.org


Also offering Boater Safety Courses and other USCG Licensing FMI Call 207-774-1067 or www.portlandyacht.com

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Brewer Post Road Boat Yard Brewer Capri Marina Brewer Yacht Yard at Glen Cove Brewer Yacht Yard at Greenport Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina

Mamaroneck Port Washington Glen Cove Greenport Greenport

914-698-0295 516-883-7800 516-671-5563 631-477-9594 631-477-0828

www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

60’ 150’ 90’ 50’ 80’

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Stamford Stratford Branford Westbrook Essex Essex Old Saybrook Deep River Mystic

203-359-4500 203-377-4477 203-488-8329 860-399-7906 860-767-0001 860-767-8267 860-388-3260 860-526-5560 860-536-2293

www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com/essex www.byy.com/essex www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

120’ 80’ 65’ 100’ 60’ 50’ 48’ 65’ 40’

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North Kingstown Warwick Warwick Barrington Portsmouth Portsmouth

401-884-7014 401-884-0544 401-884-1810 401-246-1600 401-683-3551 401-683-4000

www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.NEBoatworks.com

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

100’ 50’ 50’ 100’ 40’ 70’

Yes Yes __ __ __ __

60’ 40’ __ __ __ __

New Bedford Mattapoisett Bourne Cataumet North Falmouth Marion Plymouth Salem Salem Manchester Newburyport

508-997-7390 508-758-3812 508-563-7136 508-563-9366 508-564-6327 508-748-0541 508-746-4500 978-740-9890 978-744-2727 978-526-7911 978-465-3022

www.niemiecmarine.com www.mattapoisettboatyard.com www.kingmanyachtcenter.com www.parkersboatyard.com www.byy.com www.burrbros.com www.byy.com www.byy.com www.pickeringwharf.com www.manchestermarine.com www.merri-maryachtbasin.com

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

120’ 40’ 120’ 50’ 65’ 65’ 150’ 65’ 65’

Yes Yes Yes Yes __

70’ 50’ 65’ 50’ __

Yes Yes Yes __

65’ 65’ __

Yes Yes



Brewer Yacht Haven Marina Brewer Stratford Marina Brewer Bruce & Johnson's Marina Brewer Pilots Point Marina Brewer Dauntless Shipyard Brewer Dauntless Marina Brewer Ferry Point Marina Brewer Deep River Marina Brewer Yacht Yard at Mystic



Brewer Wickford Cove Marina Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett Brewer Greenwich Bay Marina Brewer Cove Haven Marina Brewer Sakonnet Marina New England Boatworks


Niemiec Marine Mattapoisett Boat Yard Kingman Yacht Center Parker's Boat Yard Brewer Fiddler's Cove Marina Burr Brothers Boats Brewer Plymouth Marine Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina Pickering Wharf Marina Manchester Marine Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

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SEASONAL SLIPS & MOORINGS AVAILABILITY Call these marinas to reserve your spot for the 2014 Season! MARINA listed geographically








Great Bay Marine Hampton River Marina

Newington Hampton

603-436-5299 603-929-1422

www.greatbaymarine.com Yes 50’ www.hamptonrivermarina.com Yes 50’

Kittery Saco South Portland Portland Portland Falmouth South Freeport Harpswell Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor East Boothbay Round Pond Rockland Rockland Rockland Rockland Belfast Winterport Brooklin

207-439-9582 207-283-3727 207-799-8191 207-774-1067 207-842-9000 207-781-5110 207-865-3181 207-833-5343 207-371-2525 207-633-2970 207-633-2922 207-633-0773 207-529-5106 207-596-6573 207-594-4444 207-594-1800 207-596-7357 207-930-3740 207-223-8885 207-359-4658

www.kpyy.net www.marstonsmarina.com www.southportmarine.com www.portlandyacht.com www.maineyacht.com www.handyboat.com www.byy.com

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65’ __ __

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Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

65’ 45’ 65’ 65’ 50’ 45’ 50’ 50’ 60’ 60’ 35’ 70’ 200’ 50’ 60’


Kittery Point Yacht Yard Marston's Marina South Port Marine Portland Yacht Services Maine Yacht Center Handy Boat Brewer South Freeport Marine Dolphin Marina Robinhood Marine Center Boothbay Region Boatyard Carousel Marina Ocean Point Marina Padebco Custom Boats Landings Marina Journey's End Apprenticeshop Ocean Pursuits Boat Yard Front Street Shipyard Winterport Boatyard Atlantic Boat



Yes Yes Yes Yes __

25’ 150’ 200’ 35/46’ __

Yes www.dolphinmarinaandrestaurant.com Yes www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com Yes www.brby.com Yes www.carouselmarina.com Yes www.oceanpointmarina.com Yes __ www.padebco.com www.rocklandlandingsmarina.com Yes www.journeysendmarina.com __ __ www.apprenticeshop.org __ www.oceanpursuits.com

75’ 65’ 65’ 25/50’ 75’ 140’ __

www.frontstreetshipyard.com www.winterportmarine.com www.atlinticboat.com

54’ __ __ __

Yes 95’ Yes 50’ __ __

Full Marina Listings in June-Sept. issues and online www.pointseast.com www.pointseast.com

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Advertiser index Allied Boat Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 Alpenglow Marine Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Apprenticeshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111 Atlantic Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 Bayview Riggings & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Beta Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Black Rock Sailing School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 111 Blue Frontier, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Bluenose Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Boat U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Boatwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16, 111 Boothbay Region Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 25, 43, 49 Bowden Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Brewer Plymouth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43, 49 Brewer Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115 Burr Brothers Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43 Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Carousel Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Chase, Leavitt & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Chebeague Island Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Compass Rose Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Conanicut Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Corinthians’ Ocean Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 CPT Autopilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104 Crew Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Crocker's Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43 Custom Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Custom Float Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 David Etnier Boat Boat Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 David Virtue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Defender Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Duchak Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Farrin’s Boatshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Fogg’s Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 49 Front Street Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Gamage Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Gemini Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Gray and Gray, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Great Bay Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43, 50, 87 Gulf of Maine Boat Surveyors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Hallett Canvas & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Hamilton Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Hamilton Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hampton River Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Handy Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 33 Hansen Marine Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 12, 104 Haut Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 Herreshoff Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 Hinckley Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43, 47, 49, 87 J-Way Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 J.R. Overseas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Jackson’s Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 John Williams Boat Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 John Williams Yacht Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Jonesport Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Journey's End Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45, 49 Kent Thurston Marine Surveyor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .106 Kingman Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43, 47, 49, 79, 87 Kittery Point Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43 Landfall Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Lee Deroche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Maine Coast Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Maine Sailing Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

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Maine Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Maine-ly Titles, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108 Manchester Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 47, 56, 80 Marblehead Trading Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 47 Marples Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Marston’s Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 Mattapoisett Boatyard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 McMichael’s Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Merri-Mar Yacht Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43, 49, 87 Mid-Coast School of Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71, 111 Mobile Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 Moose Island Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Mystic Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 35 Navtronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 79 New England Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 18, 43 New England Yacht Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Niemiec Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43, 49 North Sails Direct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Ocean Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Ocean Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 Ocean Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 Padebco Custom Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Parker’s Boat Yard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 Penobscot Bay Rendezvous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Pierce Yacht Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Pope Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Portland Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 11, 111 Reo Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Robinhood Marine Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 22, 43, 47, 102 Royal River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Rumery's Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31, 43 SailMaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, 111 Sailmaking Support Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 SailQuest Boat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Salty Boats of Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Sawyer & Whitten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 79 Scandia Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Seal Cove Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 59 Shape Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .107 SK Marine Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Sound Marine Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 South Port Marine Yacht Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 43 South Shore Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Star Island Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 Sudbury Boat Care Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 The Brooklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 The Yacht Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103 Theriaul Marine Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .109 Thomaston Boat & Engine Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Traditional Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Voyager Marine Electronics, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Wayfarer Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, 79 Webhannett River Boat yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 West Harbor Yacht Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 West Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Whiting Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 80 Wilbur Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 William Raveis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 WinderAssociates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Winter Island Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28, 43 Winterport Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 Women Under Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69, 111 Wooden Boat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Yacht North Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Yankee Marina & Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 43, 47, 116


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Points East Magazine, March 2014  

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Points East is the boating and cruising magazine for coastal New England