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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 14 Number 2 May 2011


74˚ N to 56˚ S The crew of four planned to ply the Northwest Passage and round Cape Horn in one voyage, gathering scientific data. “We wondered,” said Newport’s Herb McCormick, “can we really do this?”

Lighting a candle for Dodge, News


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A Maine cruise in company Gunkholing from Casco Bay to Christmas Cove and back with friends and family on two different boats is a small voyage of delicious discovery. By Ken Packie

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Behind her Mona Lisa Smile, Part I Was this a “coming of age” cruise for Dave? Bob White

Consider destination races Racing to a new destination is interesting and fun Randy Randall

The lowly grapple saves a marriage It dredged up a cherished fishing rod. D E PA R T M E N T S Letters..........................................7 Some emotional reminders of Dodge; George Lawson built the Boondoggler; Destiny and the SSCA Downeast Gam. Mystery Harbor...........................13 Nobody got it, so try again. We’ve got a hint. News..........................................23 Tall Ship to circle Newfoundland; Fires threat to Maine islands; Brewer increases fuel cuts. The Racing Pages ........................52 Northeast sailors excel in tropics; Five New Englanders on Offshore team; Heads-up on four local races. Media ........................................56 “With Reckless Abandon” by Capt. Jim Sharp.

Final passages ............................58 Fishing reports............................60 South: With warming temps, fish will be biting. Yardwork ...................................62 True North’s diesel-electric hybrid; Teaching science through building boats; The Apprenticeshop’s short programs. Fetching along ............................65 There’s solace to the silence of the wilds Calendar.....................................66 Not a dull moment from now through fall. Tides ..........................................78 From Eastport to Bridgeport, we’ve got ‘em.

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On the cover: The photo of Brigadoon, the Cape Dory Intrepid 35 sailed by Nakomis and Katie Nelson, was taken departing Rockland, Maine, in early November. They cruised Brigadoon until early December last year.



The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 14, Number 2 Publisher Joseph Burke Editor Nim Marsh Marketing director Bernard Wideman Ad representatives Lynn Emerson Whitney Gerry Thompson, David Stewart Ad design Holly St. Onge Art Director Custom Communications/John Gold Contributors David Roper, David Buckman, Randy Randall, Roger Long, Mike Martel Delivery team Christopher Morse, Victoria Boucher, Michael Hopgood, Jeff Redston Points East, a magazine by and for boaters on the coast of New England, is owned by Points East Publishing, Inc, with offices in Portsmouth, N.H. The magazine is published nine times annually. It is available free for the taking. More than 25,000 copies of each issue are distributed through more than 700 outlets from Greenwich, Conn., to Eastport, Maine. The magazine is available at marinas, yacht clubs, chandleries, boatyards, bookstores and maritime museums. If you have difficulty locating a distribution site, call the office for the name of the distributor closest to you. The magazine is also available by subscription, $26 for nine issues by first-class mail. Single issues and back issues (when available) cost $5, which includes first-class postage. All materials in the magazine are copyrighted and use of these materials is prohibited except with written permission. The magazine welcomes advice, critiques, letters to the editor, ideas for stories, and photos of boating activities in New England coastal waters. A stamped, self-addressed envelope should accompany any materials that are expected to be returned.

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The grace of the day ew Year’s Day resolutions that fact. have a hollow ring com“Is it not recognition of this pared with boating plans which makes the old sailor subliminally etched in the cerehappy, though in the storm, and bral cortex during winter. Such hopeful even on a plank out in dreams approach a painfully palmid-ocean?” he continues, pable reality by May Day, yet as “Surely it is this, for the spiritual realizable as they seem, they, too, beauty of the sea, absorbing have difficulty in the borning. man’s soul, permits of no infidels Freud called such propositions on its boundless expanse.” “The imaginary gratification of unconscious wishes.” (Editor’s aside: Slocum’s “spiriDr. Phil McGraw might put it tual” might be a key: A noted Points East file photo this way: “Weather, finances, therapist once declared: “Psylife’s unexpected squalls perhaps “Surely it is this, for the spiritual beauty of the chotherapy makes the car run sea, absorbing man’s soul, permits of no infireluctance to take the leap conwell; spirituality makes the car dels on its boundless expanse.” spire to slow the crazy momeninto an airplane.” With that kind tum of winter’s dreams. But strip away all the excuses of perceptual boost, most any conditions can seem and ask yourself, Are you ready to commit to taking quite fine.) that leap?” But, Dr. Phil, life does get in the way, and three-week Thanks to Capt. Slocum, we have a fresh, more posexpeditions become three-day-weekend jaunts, and itive way to look generally upon obstacles. But how do weekend overnights turn out to be daysails. Adven- we address these impediments on an hour-to-hour, tures both large and small are put on hold for more fa- day-to-day basis when on that day we are free to hit vorable times, tides and weather patterns. We know the water? Legendary mountaineer and Patagonia this syndrome all too well, for we are as subject to it founder Yvon Chouinard shed light on a daily philosas anyone else. So we decided to take some inspiration ophy when he wrote, “Life is a clear, flowing stream, and a little attitude adjustment from disparate and each day, each minute, each instant must be met sources to help us tweak the way we approach the on its own terms, fresh, forever changing and irretrievdays on which life’s vicissitudes allow us to be on the able.” water. Let’s walk ourselves through some steps toward To recreational mariners, on the less-than-ideal days enlightenment. they can be afloat, this means donning foul-weather The first shot of wisdom comes from Joshua Slocum, gear when it rains and an extra fleece and woolie hat arguably North America’s greatest-ever small-boat and gloves when the temperature drops. To the sailor cruising man. Slocum speaks to us with prose crafted on a blustery day, it means reefing at the dock and 117 years ago, in the introduction (or “greeting,” as he shortening sail often thereafter. To the powerboater, it called it) to his 1894 book “The Voyage of the Liber- means throttling down and quartering to the seas. To dade,” about the passage from Brazil to Washington, both, it means running with the weather when it D.C., in a 35-foot junk-rigged canoe he built on the starts to get unmanageable and accepting that they beach after his bark, the Aquidneck, foundered. may be overnighting somewhere other than home. Slocum wrote: “Be the current against us, what matOur peripatetic correspondent Jim Aitken, who plies ters it? Be it in our favor, we are carried hence, to what the waters between Florida and Stockton Springs, place or what purpose? Our plan of the whole voyage Maine, aboard the s/v Linda Mae, declares his daily is so insignificant that it matters little, maybe, whither fair-weather-or-foul philosophy at the bottom of each we go, for the ‘grace of the day’ is the same.” of his email messages: “It’s the set of the sails and not Capt. Joshua is saying that regardless of the circum- the gales that determines the way you go.” stances a particular day presents – headwinds, conIn today’s bumper-sticker vernacular, all of this trary currents, foul tides, high winds, big seas, illness, might equate to the ubiquitous one-size-fits-all even death – that day remains a favor, a blessing, a proverb, “A bad day at sea is better than a good day at privilege, a pristine gift, a clean slate to make of what the office.” If, in fact, there really are any bad days at we will. No number of contrary elements can ever alter sea.



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Letters He likes to be greeted by Dodge Thanks for leaving the image of Dodge Morgan, in foul-weather gear on your web home page. It is a good to see that Dodge comes up and says “hello” on opening the page each time. While I am sure there is lost ad revenue, there are just some times when other things are more important. Thank you for this decision: It is a good one. Gary Ambrose Denmark, Maine

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SSCA Downeast Gam hosts Dick and Kathy de Grasse light a candle in memory of Dodge. “We don't often enough give tribute to some of the world’s true adventurers,” Dick wrote.

An emotional reminder of Dodge The Florida Middle Keys held an American Cancer Society, Relay For Life event in Marathon on April 23. We raised over $120,000, of which $6,700 was raised by the Cruiser’s Net Team here in Boot Key Harbor, Marathon. This event included an emotional reminder of those family and friends lost to cancer and a pledge to find a cure. Kathy and I lit a candle for our friend and fellow sailor Dodge Morgan during the luminaria part of the ceremony. It is fitting that our fellow cruisers remember just how great a sailor Dodge Morgan was. We had many contacts with Dodge over the years, and we especially remember him anchoring his schooner in Gilkey Harbor, Maine, and speaking at our Downeast gam at our home on Islesboro. We instantly became friends. We’ve made a point to save many of his pieces he wrote for Points East. Dodge is missed. Fairwinds. Dick and Kathy de Grasse s/v Endeavour Lying Boot Key Harbor, Marathon, Fla.

George Lawson built Boondoggler Correction: With thanks to Sturgis Haskins, of Sorrento, Maine, longtime MDI fan and owner, the Boondoggler (see “1920s MDI Knockabout Boondoggler is restored,” April 2011) was built by George F. Lawson of Dorchester, Mass., not George W. Lawley of the same town. The plaque in Boondoggler’s cockpit says: “George F. Lawson, Dorchester, Mass.” Jon Emerson North Haven, Maine www.pointseast.com

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The Plotting Party for the 20th Downeast Gam: Capt. Dave Scott, Adm. Peggy (Destiny crew), Capt. Alex AllmayerBeck, Adm. Diane Allmayer-Beck (Ariel III Crew).

s/v Destiny’s 2010 northern swing Ahoy Points East! I’m Dave Scott. My wife, Peggy, and I have been full-time cruisers for almost 11 years. We moved aboard in August 2000 and travel the East Coast from Maine to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. It’s a great life. When we’re on our northern swing, we always grab the latest issue of Points East as we find there are wonderful articles about what is happening Downeast. You have a great magazine. Last summer, in Maine, on our southbound leg in late August, we anchored off Snow Island. The Stars and Stripes were flying from the flagpole, and Eagle was secure and looking beautiful on her mooring. No sooner was the anchor down than a nasty thunderstorm came through bringing whitecaps between us and the island. That good Maine mud held on to our plow and just wouldn’t let go. When it was all over, it was getting on toward suppertime. With another good weather window for the next day, we didn’t think we Points East May 2011


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had time to explore and see if Eagle’s owner was at home. Later, we were in Falmouth, Maine, actually on a mooring at the Portland Yacht Club as a guest of your Gerry Thompson, when we learned of the tragic passing of Dodge Morgan. Among our cruising friends, there was a sincere sense of loss. Crossing wakes with each other on our voyage south, we would reminisce about a memory, a reminder, an article or meeting that would help to make a more complete picture of this sailor’s life and his contribution to our lifestyle. While sitting out the winter in Hampton, Va. – not our choice but that’s another story – we received the October/November issue of Points East sent to us by Diane Allmayer-Beck. She and her husband Alex are longtime cruisers/sailors, currently living in Belfast, Maine. I’ve read many good articles and contributions from your editor in many different venues. The topper is the excellent write-up for Dodge Morgan in that issue. Well done! You captured the essence of a truly wonderful man, a sailor and seaman in every sense of the word. Thank you. A real surprise came when we turned to page 24/25! Yes, this was the 20th SSCA Downeast Gam. The Gam takes place the first weekend in August, and as you mentioned is hosted by Dick and Kathy DeGrasse. They have a cottage on Islesboro, and a Tartan 34, Endeavour, that took them across the Atlantic and back, and that they continue to sail and cruise down in the Keys to escape the winters in Maine. A follow-up story, giving a little history of the Gam and highlighting some of the amazing boats and people that have attended over the years, might make interesting reading. Now to add a little background to that article: Diane and Alex Allmayer-Beck cruised for many years on an Island Packet 31, Ariel III, out of Belfast, and for most of those previous 19 Downeast Gams, they were the cohosts and were the host boat. They’d anchor Ariel III, in Broad Cove and do registration and check-in of the boats as they came to anchor. Beginning in 2001, Peggy and I attended the Gam every summer we went north. We’ve missed only two, one for our son’s wedding, and the other for our daughter’s first baby. You know you couldn’t have kept the Admiral away from those events. (I might be the Captain, but there’s no question who’s the Admiral.) In that time, we became very good friends with Diane and Alex and, of course, with Dick and Kathy DeGrasse. This past summer we arrived in Belfast in July and enjoyed our first Maine lobster of the year with Alex and Diane. But Ariel III wasn’t in the water, another long story. How were they going to go to the Gam? Who would co-host? Who’d be out there registering all the boats and crews, signing up new folks for SSCA, giving www.pointseast.com



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out information on anchoring, events, speakers, selling those commemorative T-shirts and hats, giving out local magazines and catalogs, and most important, distributing copies of Points East? “Ah, we’ll be guests on your boat?” says Diane. “We can offload your forward cabin into our garage.” Alex smiles and says, “Yeah, you can help us co-host. We’ll make a run to Hannaford tomorrow and provision.” Yikes! This is going to happen. So there we are. Front and center in that picture on pages 24 and 25. Yes, Destiny is our wonderful home, and she takes great care of us. If I do say so myself, she looks pretty darn good there all dressed out with the dinghies alongside for the Friday night raft-up. Less than 30 minutes before that picture was taken, it was raining cats, dogs and seals. But cruisers will not miss a party. They will persevere, and look at the result! If you look at the four people aboard Destiny, from left to right are Diane, Peggy, always working, in the purple (violet?) lady’s Gam T-shirt, myself trying not to trip on the mainsheet traveler, and Alex ready to catch me, or more likely, to lead the applause if I go over the lifeline. How about those green Gam T-shirts? I’m wearing mine again today, Thursday, 17 March. Happy St. Paddy’s Day! We had 45 dinghies tied up astern that afternoon along with two smaller sloops. At least 65 boats registered for the Gam, but I don’t have the final count. Some folks didn’t come by boat, and Kathy DeGrasse has the final figure after the shoreside registration on Saturday. It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend, our best weather in 10 years. Dave Scott s/v Destiny In transit

Dodge, you were indeed ‘one-off’ I was heartbroken to hear of Dodge Morgan’s passing. I had met him about 20 years ago when I was working for Bob Ballard at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Dodge was giving a talk on American Promise and his epic non-stop journey around the world. After his talk, I offered to introduce him to Ballard (who, unfortunately, was out) and show him the ROV Jason at the Blake Deep Submergence Lab (which was in). He enjoyed that immensely, and as we talked, he recounted how he grew up north of Boston and worked at a Cape Cod boatyard in his youth. I invited him to come over to my uncle’s on Harraseeket Road, South Freeport. Dodge typically had eschewed automotive transport and brought his big Ted Hood yawl into the harbor. He and my uncle, “Grubby” Douglass, whom everyone 10 Points East May 2011

knew and loved, got along famously. He admired my uncle’s “Grub-Tub” sailing dinghies, and we had lunch Chez Grubby. It was here that Dodge uttered a couple of beauties: When he was discussing his purchase of the “Maine Times,” he stated that he “wanted to get a lot of those goddamned tree-huggers off the masthead!” Later on, when we were discussing the ongoing gymnastics the state of Maine was undergoing concerning the proper disposal of human waste among the coastal communities, he stated: “Well, there’s nothin’ more recyclable than a human turd....” Fair sailing, Dodge, you were an original. Fred Douglass Cataumet Mass./Five Islands, Maine

He’ll get PE while in Hong Kong My wife and I are moving to Hong Kong for three years, but I still want to receive Points East. Thus I’m having the magazine sent to my mother’s home in Rockport, Mass. Mom, in turn, will forward the issues to me or save them for when we return on vacation. I’m not renewing my subscriptions to any of the wellknown glossy sailing magazines as Points East is by far a better read, and more relevant, too. It’s the only sailing magazine I’d miss while in Hong Kong. Jacob Meunier Rockport, Mass.

Do you know about the TWIC? Two years after I should have, and one year after I was supposed to, I went and enrolled for my TWIC today. TWIC stands for Transportation Worker Identification Credential. This program is administered by the Transportation Security Administration. The credential is required by law for, among other people, all holders of USCG licenses. While I will probably never use my TWIC to enter controlled areas (its intended purpose), I am feeling a bit better about being in compliance with the law, especially as I need to renew my license next year. A TWIC is basically a fancy I.D. card with a chip in it containing biographic and biometric data (fingerprints) as well as a digital photograph. It is used to control access to critical areas around ports and other transportation-related areas. It is part of our country’s ever-increasing security consciousness. To get my TWIC, I first visited the TSA website to preenroll and make an appointment at a nearby enrollment center. In addition to filling in the biographical information online, there is a disclosure form to print and fill out, as well as a list of the required identity documents. A passport alone makes the grade, as will a combination of a driver’s license and a social security card or birth certificate. editor@pointseast.com

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Perspectives Behind her Mona Lisa smile: Part I I remember. . . . he sat before me in all her 21-yearold splendor. She looked relaxed, as if she were enjoying the coolness that came with the late summer afternoon. Her hair was cut short. She combed it with her fingers now, tilting her head back while putting every windblown strand in place. And my 17 years sat before her, quiet and motionless except for an occasional wince from the pain of my sunburned forehead. I leaned back, surveying the horizon like an old salt at the end of a dying day. The true intent of the gesture, however, was to peripherally catch a glimpse of her tiny white shorts and the long tan legs that flowed so wondrously out of them. I didn’t think of her perspective. I was 17. I didn’t realize that it was not too late for the setting sun to show the peach fuzz of a beard on my face. I didn’t realize that the tufts of curly red hair that sprouted from under the band of my dirty white tennis hat – which I had put on much too late in the day – made me look like a sun-baked cabbage-patch character. It didn’t seem necessary for us to talk now. I figured that now was an accepted period of contemplation over the beauty of the sail we’d just had. And she may have been thinking of that. I definitely was not. We’d anchored in an isolated little cove, not far from an island with a flat sandy beach that partially rimmed my small cruising sloop. It was a good, safe anchorage and we had things all to ourselves. “Most everyone will have to be back to the rat race tomorrow morning,” I said finally. I wondered if I had broken a silence that I shouldn’t have. I couldn’t be too careful. She turned to me and smiled. “But not you, Dave. Not the roving sailor.” “And you,” I asked “when do you have to be back?” “Not till three o’clock.” “Tomorrow?” “I hope so. It’s way after three o’clock today.” My thoughts raced. She spoke: “Dave, where did you get the money to buy this cute little boat?” I’d never thought it “cute.” “It cost me $2,500, and I earned every cent of it myself, pumping gas all last


summer in a marina. My dream ever since I can remember has been to buy a boat and sail up and down the Massachusetts coast by myself.” “And you’re halfway now,” she said. “Yeah, though sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever get out of Hyannis. People have been so nice.” “Were those some of your college friends from Hyannis at the party where we met?” “Well, mostly, yeah, college friends.” I hurried it along. “And you? You’re just here for the summer fun?” “Just here for the summer fun. I’ve been coming every summer since freshman year. I think I told you at the party, but I go to Ohio State. And you said you went where?” My mind raced, and landed on the only college I could think of. “Union. Union College.” It was my older brother’s school. She looked at me now and cocked her head a little. “Just started? Got a major yet?’ “Me? Just started? No. God no, I’m a junior. Well, junior this coming year.” “Oh, I could have sworn …. wow, it was so loud at that party.” “No, I don’t think we got that far. I mostly told you about sailing,” I said. “So what is your major?” she asked. “Psychology.” “Terrific. My major, too! We do have a lot to talk about. I’m afraid, however, that I’m an old lady. Be graduating this coming May.” “No problem,” I said. “I like older women.” And then I winked at her. She smiled slightly, cocked her head, and leaned towards me, her face near mine. Over her shoulder, I glimpsed a small piece of the day’s sun lingering over the beach. My palms started to sweat. “You’d make a cute little brother,” she said. That hurt. It made me angry. Little brother . . . . “I didn’t mean that in an intimidating way, David,” she said, finally. David, I thought. David. No one ever called me David, except Mr. Irving, that old guidance counselor this year at high school. I offered her a beer.

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She leaned over my lap to reach for a beer. Suddenly she was all face, up close. “Let’s swim ashore and go for a walk after I finish the beer,” she said. My hand clutched tight to the cockpit seat. “No, thank you.” “I think I’ll have one.” I grabbed for the six-pack in the cooler under the cockpit seat. It felt like a secret weapon, a teenager’s spinach, a last shot to make me brave. My mind scanned the previous few minutes. Cute little brother…but then again, she’d called me a roving sailor . . . she’d accepted my offer to come on the boat at that party. And now she was five miles from civilization, with the sun going down. And three o’clock tomorrow, she’d said. Tomorrow. One hell of a long date. I was smug again. I opened the beer. She didn’t seem to notice; she was looking at the water. It was getting dark now, and quiet. The wind was gone and the water had ceased patting and was now rubbing the white sides of the boat. I wondered what she was thinking. I gulped from my beer, feeling the biting bubbles on my throat. The words of a seemingly profound sentence about the night’s serenity came to my lips, but then I thought they would seem phony. “Nice night,” came out instead.

“Oh, yes, things are so … so passive and serene,” she said. I thought about constructing another sentence, something about the gloriousness of sail, something about nature’s breath being idyllic propulsion. There’s some syllables, I thought. “I think I will have a beer now,” she said softly. But I was preoccupied with “idyllic propulsion.” For a moment I didn’t answer. “Never mind, I’ll get it,” she said. She leaned over my lap to reach for a beer. Suddenly she was all face, up close. “Let’s swim ashore and go for a walk after I finish the beer,” she said. My hand clutched tight to the cockpit seat. “Great,” I chirped. She pulled on the tab of the can, and then moved to a prone position on the cockpit floor. I watched her there, her eyes closed and a slight smile on her lips. I looked at her white shorts and my mind had us swimming to shore. Then a huddle for warmth. Warming her. Shoulders stretched big to protect. Bodies close. Touching. And then a long kiss. In my lightheadedness I spoke, “We’ll take the rest of the sex-pack with us.”

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“What?” “Six-pack. Beer. We’ll bring it with us.” “Oh,” she said. She had that half-smile again. My palms were still sweating and I wiped them on my cut off jeans. There was a long pause and I didn’t know what to do next. “Tell me of some of the places you’ve been since you left home?” she asked. “Oh. Lots of stops. The usual places.” “Like where?” “Just places down the coast. You know.” “I don’t. I really don’t. That’s precisely the point. I don’t live around here, remember?” “That’s right. I keep forgetting. Well, I’ve been to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Plymouth, and a whole mess of little harbors.” “Do you know people along the way?” “Some places.” There was another long pause. She looked into me carefully. “Wanna go to the beach now?” I asked. “How come you don’t want to just sit and talk?” “I do. Really. I just thought you wanted to go on the beach, that’s all. You do, don’t you?” “Yes, but not this minute.” “OK. I just wanted to know.” “Now you know.” “Yup.” We sat for what seemed like a long time, just look-

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ing at the sky. Soon the stars began to pop into view. I became worried. I was worried that it would get too cold for swimming soon. I was worried about how I was handling things. I was worried about this “little brother” business. I looked over at her in the dwindling light. She was running her forefinger around the top of her can of beer while staring at the stars. I looked where she was staring. “That’s Venus, the evening star,” I said. “I don’t know the stars. You’ve given me a real treat by sharing all this with me today, David.” “This is my world,” I said easily. “I suppose it’s different back in Ohio. I mean, same stars and all, just different.” “That’s why I come here for the summers. I guess the sun and the sand and the sea help fortify me for the coming year at school. It’s nice.” “Then why keep going back to Ohio?” She put the beer down and turned on her side, leaned on one elbow, and looked at me. “It’s my home. It’s where I was raised. Just like this is where you were raised.” I smiled, and tilted my head at her. “Yeah, but isn’t Ohio kind of, you know, well . . . ugly?” She sat up. She was upset. “Now look, David . . . .” My face prickled and I realized I’d made a mistake, my second: “I just asked. That’s all. Look, I don’t know. I don’t know. I just heard. That’s all.”

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“Well, don’t believe all you hear.” “I don’t.” “Well, OK. I think a person should always go out and see places, and things, before going around and commenting about them.” I leaned forward, trying to be compassionate. “Look, I was only trying to kid you a little. Of course I don’t know anything about Ohio.” She smiled. “I guess I’m just a little touchy about my home state.” “Yeah, sorry.” Our part of the earth was rapidly losing its heat from the day. Now, if it happened at all, it would be a

cold swim. Already she had put her shoulders closer together and leaned forward in an attempt to keep warm. She was thinking again; I could just tell. But what was she thinking? I became more and more uneasy. I hadn’t wanted to get into an argument. I hadn’t wanted to discuss this. I wanted that swim, or at least what came after that swim. I knew I was now in uncharted waters regarding what to do next. Instinct was all I had left; it was now at the helm. Part II of “Behind Her Mona Lisa Smile” will appear in the June issue. Author Roper lives, works and sails out of Marblehead, Mass.


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Consider destination races wice in the 13 summers since we bought Preamble, our Island Packet 37, Julie and I have taken the plunge and entered organized, offshore races. In 2005, we raced in the MarionBermuda Cruising Yacht Race with good friends aboard and with a fair amount of success. Most recently, we entered the 2009 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, in which we were early dropouts after a bit of quick and easy mental calculus involving questions about why we sail in the first place. While we would never describe ourselves as racers, we definitely would argue that both races helped us to grow as sailors and boat mates. What remains to be seen is whether we will enter another such race. We made the decision to race to



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of hypothermia are possible, where yachts must be completely self-sufficient for extended periods of time, capable of withstanding heavy storms and prepared to meet serious emergencies without the expectation of outside assistance.” As such, there are rigorous entry requirements for both the vessel and the crew. Meeting these requirements took some doing on our part. After serving three years as our primary residence, followed by four summers of cruising, Preamble was very functional, but she also was in need of some overhauling. There were repairs and safety modifications to be made, and there was a lot of required emergency equipment to purchase and install, followed by an official inspection to make sure all had been done correctly. I did the work myself. This has always been important to me. I figure that, when something goes awry offshore, I stand a much better chance of fixing it if I was the one who did the original work. When inspection day came, passing muster and the positive comments I received from the inspector gave me a nice shot of confidence in both Preamble and myself. We also needed to deal with the matter of crew. Prior to this, our crew had always consisted of Julie and me and our then 13-year-old daughter Rachel. We decided to invite some sailing friends, Kim and Marie, to join us. We had sailed in tandem with them in the past, we knew they were up to the challenge, and we felt comfortable with the prospect of spending time with them offshore. We also decided to have Rachel fly to Bermuda and to make the return trip a family cruise. Both turned out to be good editor@pointseast.com

decisions. The race itself was challenging, starting with a beat down Buzzards Bay in 20-plus-knot winds. This was followed up by two and a half days of 25- to 35-knot northeast winds and spreader-high standing waves in the Gulf Stream. Next, it was a light southwest breeze and a slow crawl to the finish. After making our way through the cut and into St. George’s Harbour, we dropped the hook, popped some champagne, and went for a swim. The feelings of satisfaction were indescribable, and they were immense. The trip home was a milk run. Bright sunshine, calm seas and light breezes made for an easy trip. Rachel stood a four-hour watch each midday. Dolphins played in our bow wave. We fished and read books and ate good food. We made landfall in time for July Fourth in Newport, and then spent another week cruising around the Vineyard before arriving back in our then

home port of Hull, Mass., tired but feeling very fulfilled. We ended up finishing 8th overall, after the handicapping voodoo was done, much better than we had ever dared to dream. More importantly, we had sailed our boat across a significant piece of water, through some nasty conditions, and gained quite a bit of priceless experience and confidence along the way. Our second foray into the world of offshore racing was quite different. The Marblehead-Halifax Race is an ISAF Category 2 race, slightly less rigorous in its requirements for both boat and crew. Having done Marion-Bermuda just a few years previous, the preparations were a bit easier to make. Preamble’s normal summer cruising commission needed only slight modifications, and we decided to enter in a doublehanded category, alleviating any crewing decisions. The race started in 15 to 20 knots of wind from the

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race and weigh the minuses and pluses. The way I see it, there are two major factors on the downside. First, there is the expense: These races can be quite costly to gear up for. We spent over $10,000 preparing for the Marion-Bermuda Race, and $3,000 to $4,000 more for Marblehead-Halifax. Second, when racing, you can’t pick your weather window. Both of our races were in less than ideal conditions, albeit conditions at opposite ends of the spectrum. In both cases, I am sure we would have looked for better departure windows had we been cruising. On the upside, there are many reasons to race again. Planning routes, learning about currents, and studying weather patterns all appeal to my scientific side. Sailing to new destinations is interesting and fun. It is great to spend time with friends, both new and old, in such an energy-charged environment. But, most of all, I enjoy knowing that my boat and crew are in good, fighting trim, prepared to meet the challenges that routinely arise whether racing or cruising. Bob White, a high school chemistry teacher, holds a USCG Masters License (50 tons coastal) and is an ASA certified sailing instructor. He and his wife Julie are relocating this spring to the Penobscot Bay area, a longtime favorite cruising ground for them and Preamble. They are excited to spend even more time exploring the waters around their new home.

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CCA hails Mini circumnavigator This is not a New England boating story, but it is so incredible that it has to stretch the imaginations of all mariners in the Northeast. The Cruising Club of America awarded the 2010 Rod Stephens Trophy for Outstanding Seamanship to 40year-old Italian Alessandro Di Benedetto for his seamanship in jury-rigging a mast after being dismasted near Cape Horn. But that is only a small CCA photo part of his story: At the time of the dismasting, Allessandro Di Benedetto was in the midst of a solo, nonstop circumnavigation on the 21-foot Mini Findomestic! In 1992, he sailed with his father from Italy to Martinique in the French Caribbean Islands. In 2002, he sailed single-handed across the Atlantic in his sport catamaran, and in 2006 he sailed singlehanded, nonstop from Yokohama, Japan to San Francisco on a 19foot catamaran that had no shelter. So what do you have planned this coming summer? FMI: www.cruisingclub.org.

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Cape Dory Maine cruise Aug. 8-12 The Cape Dory Sailboat Owners of America (CDSOA) 2011 Maine Cruise, Casco Bay Region, has been scheduled for Aug. 8-12. This year’s itinerary is as follows: Aug. 8, The Basin (New Meadows River); Aug. 9, Snow Island; Aug. 10, Jewell Island; Aug. 11, The Goslings; Aug. 12, Falmouth Foreside (group dinner ashore at The Sea Grill). All owners of both Cape Dory and Robinhood power and sailboats, CDSOA members and non-members, are welcome to attend. Register online by Aug. 3. For the complete details, visit www.capedory.org.

Beware of E15 fuel in powerboats Boaters who fuel their boats from the same pumps as their vehicle may be at risk of unknowingly or mistakenly putting 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline into an engine for which E15 has not been approved, the Coast Guard Auxiliary says. The Auxiliary suggests fueling boats only from tanks at marinas. In January 2011, the EPA granted a waiver that allows the percentage of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply to jump from 10 to 15 percent, to be sold only for cars, SUVs and light-duty trucks made in 2001 through 2006. This EPA waiver does not permit use of the higher alcohol content fuel in lawnmowers, chainsaws, snowmobiles, motorcycles or boats, which could potentially be dangerous . FMI: Contact public affairs officer Michael McCormack at 508-965-1075, email: mkm-uscgaux@comcast.net.

Rozalia Project Trash Tour 2011 The Rozalia Project and its world famous mothership, Dodge Morgan’s old American Promise, is coming to New England this summer to clean marine debris from the local waters. Fifteen community sailing centers, yacht clubs, maritime museums and businesses from New York to Downeast Maine have partnered with the Rozalia Project to get communities involved in clean-up and marine debris education programs. Trash Tour 2011 locations in New England: Providence Community Boating, R.I., July 5-7; Herreshoff Museum, Bristol, R.I., July 8-10; Sail Newport, Newport, R.I., July 11-13; New Bedford Community Sailing, New Bedford, Mass., July 14-16; Eastern and Pleon yacht clubs, Marblehead, Mass., July 1820; American Promise Celebration, Marblehead, Mass., July 19; Courageous Sailing, Boston, Mass., July 21-23. Dates to be confirmed: Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass., Nantucket Community Sailing Center, Mass., Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.,

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Celebrate Dodge’s nonstop, solo 25th The Dodge D. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the Morgan Family to benefit at-risk youth who participate in the Compass Project’s Boat Building Programs. In just a short time, the fund has already supported 10 youths who are learning math through boatbuilding in the current school year. Help us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Dodge’s legendary circumnavigation by making a generous donation online at www.compassproject.org, or by sending your check to: Dodge D. Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o The Compass Project, 219 Anderson St., Unit 6, Portland, ME 04101.

Avast there me four-legged hearties Sailors for the Sea, the only nonprofit focused on the sailing boating community, has introduced its “Salty Dog” designation that allows canine owners to register their seafaring fidos as official members. The 12-month membership gives four-legged hearties the opportunity to display their love of the ocean and support of ocean conservation. Each month, the Sailors for the Sea newsletter and website will feature a Salty Dog and her/his water activities, thus dog owners can help spread the word about ocean conservation. Each Salty Dog owner will enjoy such benefits as a Sailors for the Sea sticker and brochure, 20 percent off Atlantis WeatherGear, and 30 percent discounts on all ePaint products. FMI: www.sailorsforthesea.org

Penobscot Bay Rendezvous unveiled Shane Flynn, owner of Wayfarer Marine and Cabot Lyman, owner of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, have teamed up to organize a new regatta for sail and power Aug. 18-21. At least 100 boats, ranging from super yachts, to classics, to performance racers, Picnic Boats and lobster yachts, are expected to participate in the Penobscot Bay Rendezvous, which will gather in Rockland Thursday night, then move to Camden for the following two nights. The event will have daily races for sailboats and a Poker Run and Photo Pursuit event for powerboats. The NOR and SI instructions can be found at www.penobscotbayrendezvous.com.

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miles slip beneath him in the past 30 years. During that time, he’s written way more than that number of words about sailors, sailboats, and the sea. “I write about sailing,” he says with his characteristic modesty. The former Williams College football star began his career as a receptionist at “Cruising World” magazine


Ocean Watch plies a windless lead through the Northwest Passage ice. Inset: The core crew celebrates the closing of the circle off Cape Flattery, at the entrance to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. From left: David Thoreson, Dave Logan, Herb McCormick, Mark Schrader, and oceanographer Michael Reynolds.

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in 1978, became editor-in-chief in 2000, wrote a weekly sailing column for “The New York Times,” and the story from there has been one of dozens of ocean races, including the challenging Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and long transoceanic trips (one without an engine), which have made him part of that brotherhood of sailors with a lot of moxie for whom exploration is a way of life. But McCormick wasn’t prepared for the Around the Americas voyage. “I’ve never experienced anything like this in duration or length,” he said. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip.” A couple of years ago, when old friend Mark Schrader, a veteran round-the-world solo sailor, called him with a request to go to Mexico and help sail back a boat he’d bought, McCormick was happy to help. They were veterans of several TransPac races from California to Hawaii, and had proven to be solid shipmates through thick and thin. During that delivery, Schrader realized that McCormick was exactly what he was seeking for his next great adventure: a good sailor and a good writer for Around the Americas (www.aroundtheamericas.org), the formal name of his quest. The assignment: Sail a cutter around the North and South American continents as if they were one island, some 28,000 sea miles, find out how changes in the ocean are affecting coastal people at ports of call, and spread the word in a daily log. Schrader had talked to David Rockefeller and David Treadway, from the environmental group Sailors for the Sea (www.sailorsforthesea.org), who were suffi-

When Herb first heard the boat chosen for the voyage was a Bruce Roberts-designed steel hull, he thought to himself, It will be terrible, “but I was wrong,” he admits.

ciently enthusiastic about the project to inspire Tiffany & Co. Foundation and Unilever to fund it, and the Pacific Science Center to organize it. And he signed on a longtime friend, sailor/cabinetmaker David Logue, and photographer David Thoreson, the first American to sail alone east-to-west through the Northwest Passage. Schrader’s only parameter was the timing: They needed to get to the Northwest Passage by July, and around Cape Horn before the wild weather kicked in. Otherwise, it was pretty simple – for some, maybe. For starters, sailing the old steel cutter – which had belonged to a couple of researchers studying Humboldt squid in the Sea of Cortez – from La Paz to Seattle was a bumpy ride in an aging boat with baggy sails. When

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Herb first heard the boat was a Bruce Roberts-designed steel hull, he thought to himself, It will be terrible, “but I was wrong,� he admits. “A nasty headwind tested us, and we got the snot kicked out of us,� McCormick said, but the vessel, badly in need of a refit, handled all the sea would dish out. Christened Ocean Watch, the boat was outfitted with brand new Carol Hasse sails, wiring, and electronics, renovated living quarters to sleep nine, and a head with a shower, washer/dryer, and a library. Six different institutions loaded on scientific instruments, each array geared for continuous collection of ocean and atmosphere data. Onboard for various legs would be a scientist analyzing data and a science educator who’d prepare teachers’ guides. Even the crew was to have six or seven daily data-collection chores, including photographing the bellies of clouds to be matched up with NASA satellite images of the tops of the same clouds.

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Harry Brower, Jr., a fourth-generation Inuit whale hunter and deputy director of the Department of Wildlife Management in Barrow, said that it’s hard to teach young hunters how to hunt anymore because animals’ habits have been so affected by warming.

to the Chukchi Sea – which the crew was taught to capture. Besides her mainsail, with three deep reefs, Ocean Watch carried a jib, a staysail and an asymmetric spinnaker soon to be known affectionately as Big Blue because of the iconic map of the Americas emblazoned on it. A painted orange octopus sprawled across the hull. Bravely, the crew of four set forth May 31, 2009, ready for science and sailing and looking forward to going through the Northwest Passage and around the Horn in one voyage. It was not your average trip, and the boat was not your average yacht. “We wondered,” McCormick said, “can we really do this?” It took Roald Amundsen three years to navigate the icebound Northwest Passage in 1903; Ocean Watch did it in three months. For the record, Ocean Watch became the first American yacht to sail the Northwest Passage west-to-east in a single season. The ice was not completely gone as it had been when Thoreson sailed through in 2007. At the end of each season, leftover ice refreezes and creates a backlog of ice, which is what Ocean Watch encountered. To safely negotiate pesky patches of pack ice, not all of which were visible, required color-coded charts, intelligence from other sailors, daily reconnaissance from the Canadian Ice Service, and a lot of anxiety. Ultimately, to thread a path through it, the crew would have to climb up to the spreaders to eyeball the maze of ice that lay ahead of them. Not ingredients conducive to relaxed sailing, and certainly not very good for those who live in the region because the big ice is simply gone, and its absence creates havoc. Ocean Watch encountered an unexpected sandy bottom off the doomed, decaying island village of Shishmaref, north of Barrow, where editor@pointseast.com

wind and waves eat away the edges, and the melting permafrost is swallowing houses whole. Families, whose ancestors have lived there for 400 years, are being relocated to the mainland. From the boat, McCormick watched a handful of people wait for Ocean Watch to anchor, while an ATV zipped crazily along the shore “like an agitated puppy.” Ocean Watch delivered a part for an electric bear fence to field researcher George Divoky, a veteran of 33 summers living in a tent on Cooper Island studying the black guillemot. Until a couple of years ago, Divoky said, he would have one visit per summer from a bear. Now, without seals to eat, the bears come in groups and eat the birds. And soon, he fears, him. In an interview with McCormick, Harry Brower, Jr., a fourth-generation Inuit whale hunter and deputy director of the Department of Wildlife Management in Barrow, said: “The animal resources we depend on are ice-associated resources: polar bears, ring seals, beluga whales.” It’s hard, Brower said, to teach young hunters how to hunt anymore because animals’ habits have been so affected by warming. Craig George, a wildlife biologist in the same Department, told McCormick that with no ice, he envisions a bleak Arctic riven with oil tankers and freighters. “The Arctic,” wrote McCormick, “is the canary in the mineshaft.” Finally, in open water at Baffin Island, amid looming icebergs, the good ship turned south, having navigated the Northwest Passage safely and successfully. “We have some serious sailing ahead,” said Capt. Schrader, admitting he had a fear and loathing of Cape Horn, despite having rounded it twice before (he was the first American to finish the solo aroundthe-world race, the BOC, in 1986-87). Unexpectedly, pack ice behind them, a massive storm roiled out of the Labrador Sea, and the ocean crested in 40-foot peaks, pushed by 40 knots of wind, as bad as any, Schrader said later, that they could encounter around the Horn. Their 135-horse Lugger diesel engine worked steadily to maintain 17 knots. “For 48 straight hours, we were tested. But in the worst of times, everybody pulls together,” Schrader said. In his log, McCormick was moved to whimsy. “What would have been so awful about spending a winter stuck in the Arctic? Really!” he asked. There would have been the usual downsides – isolation, insanity, starvation – but “we would never have to sail through the Labrador Sea.” With new muscle and a certain swagger, Ocean Watch zigged into familiar port stops – Halifax Boston, New York, Charleston, Miami and Puerto Rico – to give short talks to groups and schools, before zagging around the horn of Brazil. “We have to haul ass to get to the Horn before the end of January,” McCormick said. As they negotiated the trade www.pointseast.com

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“Cape Horn,” McCormick wrote, “is the [period beneath the] exclamation point that is South America. It is the southernmost speck of land...a hardscrabble slab of rock called Isla Hornes in the Hermite Islands group. It is the one and only, the legendary Cape Horn.”

winds above and below the Equator, they got stuck in an easterly current known as the Brazil Current, which they realized might keep them sailing east forever. For days, they fought “currents, gyres, rings, vortexes and eddies” before finally breaking through. “Go west, young man?” McCormick mused. “Not aboard Ocean Watch: It was all about heading east.”

Below the Equator, the expedition, with some new Shellbacks (those who have crossed the Equator), turned south, and the soaring temperature instilled a “lassitude,” McCormick noted, that rendered “the crew at times on life support.” And coming up was the mother and father of challenges. “Cape Horn,” McCormick wrote, “is the exclamation point that is South America. It is the southernmost

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speck of land...a hardscrabble slab of rock called Isla Hornes in the Hermite Islands group. It is the one and only, the legendary Cape Horn.” At about 55 degrees south latitude, the Horn is whipped by a prevailing west wind, wildly changing weather, and wicked seas that churn around tall ragged spikes of rock. Most sailors prefer to take it west to east. Passing south through the Roaring 40s, Ocean Watch reefed the main, then switched to staysail, finally taking everything down and heading for Chile’s Puerto Williams. Here, they waited for their assault on the Screaming 50s, reading the instruments and waiting for a weather window. Puerto Williams, with a population of about 2,000 people, is on Isla Navarino, across the Beagle Channel from Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego. Isla Navarino is separated from Horn Island by Bahia Nassau. One night, both crew and guests were taken by fellow mariners to a house and inducted in a secret ceremony into The Brotherhood of the Coast, which, despite their being dressed like pirates, solemnified their imminent rounding of the Horn. Early next morning, Ocean Watch wove through the small islands, then found a sheltered spot in which to wait. After a howling night, with one recording of 105 knots, the legendary weather suddenly dwindled to a 15- to 20-knot breeze out of the east, and at 5:00 a.m., they got under way. Beneath dozens of huge albatrosses, in a surreal landscape, the boat rounded the foreboding isle. “As a seaman,” McCormick wrote, “you instinctively realize you’re slipping through waters both hallowed and lethal.” On the one side was the headland, and on the other, nothing but “ . . . the absolute, final, non-negotiable end of the earth.” A certain madness crept into the

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crew: Schrader flew the spinnaker, and David Rockefeller, aboard for the Horn, appeared on deck in shorts and a sport shirt. Taking turns at the helm were David Treadway and Ned Cabot from Sailors for the Sea. When a sudden squall popped out of nowhere, the crew ran for the spinnaker, “laughing and grinning at the outlandishness of the whole thing, like teenagers out past curfew,” McCormick wrote. “Surely we’d gotten away with something, but what a souvenir.” Once around, the crew broke out beers as offerings to King Neptune and to the good ship Ocean Watch, which had rounded the Horn with dignity and grace, and now turned north. There were only 10,000 miles of Pacific Ocean to go, and a lot of sad stories of coastal garbage in plastic bags dumped by freighters to avoid dumping fees. In Chile, McCormick interviewed a fisherman whose options had been seriously reduced by overfishing and the invasion of salmon fish farms. “They don’t know it yet,” McCormick observed, “but tourism is also looming in their future.” In late February 2010, Ocean Watch was a miraculous three days out of Valparaiso when the 8.8-magnitude earthquake – reportedly the seventh largest

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To safely thread the needle through pack ice, not all of which was clearly visible, the crew would have to climb up to the spreaders for a better view. This is photographer Thoreson.

earthquake recorded by a seismograph, just below Japan’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake this past March – struck off Chile, with tsunami warnings clear across the Pacific. Five hundred miles north, the crew read stories about the tsunami, which did not ruffle their calm seas. Between port calls, McCormick and Thoreson went diving on reefs, most of them dead. In his trusty sea kayak, McCormick explored coastal crags and inlets


from Patagonia to the U.S. Everywhere were undecayed plastic bags and party balloons, and the indescribable junk that collects in the ocean. And then fireboats greeted them in their home port of Seattle after 13 months, more than 28,000 miles, and 51 ports of call: Mission accomplished. They had traveled from 74° N to 56° S. On both continents, coastal people had listened to stories of global ocean problems and opened up to the Ocean Watch crew, who were interested in what they had to say. Professionally, with lots of collective expert ocean experience, the crew sailed a fine ship in seamanlike fashion, sharing watches, cooking, and cleaning duties. As Rockefeller told a reporter, “We were all captains who had stuffed our egos into our duffle bags.” “It was a 13-month, fulltime job,” McCormick said of the voyage. “We worked 24/7, and in ports we gave presentations and hosted thousands of schoolkids who crawled through the boat.” All of McCormick’s doubts about the boat had been dispelled. “Man, what a boat!” he noted after she glided around the Horn. “With her 44 tons and Hasse sails, she had a seakindly motion. She needed a breeze to get going, and we used the motor too much for my tastes. But she was a lovely sailing boat.” On his final day aboard, McCormick wondered “if today is the happiest one ever or the saddest.” Reentry was cold. “It was a full frontal assault – modern

culture, politics,” he said of the reality of bills and truck repairs, and the media drone of political rhetoric. “You forget about the anger that is everywhere. And it hadn’t changed from the time we left! It was the same thing.” McCormick was changed, however. Back in Newport, he quoted Thomas Friedman’s observation that it’s all about “sustainability of values.” “I learned so much about the ocean and the people who live near it,” McCormick said, “and if we don’t start doing things about the problems we’ve caused, we’ll be in trouble. The sea is our responsibility,” he said. “It’s our playground, and it’s more a part of us than the average person. If sailors don’t get the message, who’s going to?” The best part of the trip, he said, was when his 12year-old daughter Maggie sailed with him on the Newport-to-New York leg, and they arrived in New York Harbor at dawn. “Kids get it a lot better than adults,” he said. “They already know about pH levels and their effects, and they know they’ll inherit problems. But they have an innate feeling of what needs to be done, and they’re not afraid. I’m very optimistic,” he said. As chronicler of the voyage, McCormick said, “Before we started, it was a daunting prospect to knock out a daily log, so I had a stockpile of background material.” But he didn’t use it. “I had a new story every day,” he said. At the finish, he’d written more than 250 logs, some during very rough weather, once when the cabin

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Looking back down Casco Bay from the entrance to the Admiral Peary House, Golden Mean rides on a state mooring while her crew tours Eagle Island. Inset: Dennis and Cathy, crew of Surprise, are deep in thought during a game of bridge as Susan, the author’s wife, looks on.

Gunkholing from Casco Bay to Christmas Cove with friends and family is a small voyage of delicious discovery. Story and photos by Ken Packie For Points East usan, I think I see Surprise coming down the channel,” I said to my wife. “They must have made good time crossing the Gulf of Maine.” So began the Stonington Cruising Club Maine Cruise for 2009. We had been looking forward to the 2009 summer cruising season since February when we decided to move Golden Mean, our Able 42 sloop, from Connecticut to Casco Bay for the summer. After being wait-listed with several boat yards, we finally got a favorable reply from Kristin Peterson at Brewers, South Freeport, and we had a home on the Harraseeket. Our delivery at the end of May went relatively smoothly, but June was a complete washout. Even trying to have a few coats of varnish applied turned out to be impossible. The soggy weather pattern finally broke at the end of July, just in time for our planned cruise with the Hodges and the McKays, friends from Stonington Cruising Club in Connecticut. The plan was to rendezvous in South Freeport and then gunkhole in Casco Bay and perhaps a little beyond for about a week. However, no big push farther Downeast



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Surprise, the Hodges’ Little Harbor 44, waits on her mooring in The Goslings until the fog lifts before heading out for Snow Island.

was intended. Later in August my wife Susan was to cruise with son Tom and his family, which included a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old. Finally, I would take Kenny and Matt, our two 14-year-old grandsons for another week. This would

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winches. She has been fit with Pentex sails made by Z in Stamford, and this lightweight material makes it a breeze to hoist the main, which is set on a low-friction sail track. The 135 jib, also by Z and made of Pentex, is eight years old but still in decent shape. All lines are led aft to clutches on the cabin top. All reefing can be done with this slab system from the cockpit, although I prefer to go to the mast and use the goosenecks at the tack. The primary winches are within reach of the helmsman. The nav station to starboard at the foot of the companionway has radar, chart plotter and autopilot station plus all sailing instruments. A second chart plotter, sailing instruments, and autopilot are at the helm. The icom VHF has a station below and at the helm and can be used as an intercom. Susan and I spent Friday on Route I-95 on a seven-hour drive from New Jersey in an absolute deluge. Kristin, the Brewer Dockmaster, had kindly moved Golden Mean to the dock so the evening provisioning was tolerable. We grabbed a bite for dinner at Jameson’s Tavern in Freeport and retired early and exhausted. Saturday dawned bright and clear, a portent of things to come, perhaps? Surprise, the Hodges’ Little Harbor 44 had departed on Thursday evening from Stonington, Conn., and planned to sail straight through after a brief stop at Cuttyhunk. She entered the harbor early in the afternoon, right on schedule, and things were looking better by the hour. After drinks in the cockpit, we found our way to the Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster for an assortment of seafood and burgers while continuing our discussion of the plan for the week. Stops that were high on our list were Jewell Island, Snow Island in Quahog Bay, Sebasco Harbor Resort, the Basin, and perhaps a jump over to Christmas Cove. Our editor@pointseast.com

friends needed to depart that Friday, so we would have a full plate with this handful of harbors. Saturday’s lovely weather morphed into a foggy Sunday as we headed down the channel for a day sail to Jewell. Surprise decided to sail around Long Island and reported that Jewell had seven or eight boats, a full house for this keyhole of an anchorage. On an earlier visit to Jewell, I had watched as the tide receded and a boat anchored too close to the shore slowly went aground. Our alternative was the Goslings, and Golden Mean headed in that direction and found the harbor almost empty. Casco Bay is a gunkholing paradise, peppered as it is with hundreds of islands strung out in four or five strings running roughly northeast to southwest. Amazingly, none of these islands have any resemblance to their appearance on the chart when viewed from your boat. Compound this with a gossamer veil of mist and fog and your navigational senses are brought sharply into focus. The Goslings present a surprisingly well-protected nook tucked in behind several small islands and close to the Harraseeket. The islands are private, but the owners allow visits so long as folks respect the environment. Lower Goose Island, which forms the western side of the anchorage, is owned mostly by a conservatory. This island has a large nesting population of blue herons, and visits should be confined to the shoreline during nesting season. Grassy Ledge, which is often populated by lots of seals, forms the east side of the harbor along with Irony Island. We returned to the Goslings with Tom and his family, and also with the older grandchildren, later in the month. The islands are connected by shell spits and, at low tide, you can walk between them and the kids can explore for hours. Be careful if you are exploring by dinghy as Tom knocked ours out of www.pointseast.com

Matt and Kenny, the author’s 14year-old grandsons, play a round of “Golf” (see sidebar on page 48), our favorite shipboard card game.

commission with a close encounter with an immovable object. Surprise hosted dinner for our evening entertainment followed by a spirited

card game of Golf (see sidebar). Monday morning brought more fog, but also the promise that it would scale up and disappear for

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several days. We decided to feet with a mud bottom. hang on our moorings until This is a well-protected things improved, and by 1000 spot, and the water was 70 we were on our way. We indegrees, thus swimming tended to stop at Eagle Island was the order of the afterand visit the Admiral Peary noon. This anchorage is Museum. However, while sevover mud, so be prepared eral guest moorings are availto hose your chain off as able on the northwest side of you haul the anchor. the island, once under way we It was now Golden headed for Snow Island, saving Mean’s turn as the dinner Eagle Island for another day. platform, and we decided When I stopped at Eagle to grill pork tenderloins with Matt and Kenny as crew, and play a few rubbers of I was delighted with our tour of bridge. There was just the island and the well-mainenough harbor activity to tained facility. White moorings add some occasional interare for larger boats and pink Dennis McKay prepares his specialty, banana panest, plus an osprey nest on cakes, for the crew of Golden Mean and Surprise before the south side of Snow. for smaller ones. departing Sebasco Harbor. Our course took us down The anchorage was flat Broad Sound and around the calm that night, and in the Drunkers before passing inside Ragged Island and morning we decided to take a dinghy tour of the harinto Quahog Bay. Snow Island lies at the north end of bor. Aside from some thin spots on the east side of the bay, and although there are unmarked hazards, Snow, this is a huge area with several small mooring the approach is rather direct. We turned into the an- areas tucked in behind islands or in bights. One narchorage south of Snow and found acres of room in 16 row cove extends southeast about a quarter of a mile

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cility. Now this is a cruise! That night, we returned to the Pilot House for a true dining delight with lobster risotto, crispy salmon and other assorted selections. By now we had seen the last of the fog, and we planned to head to The Basin, a scant few miles to the north past Bear Island and Cundy’s Harbor, in the New Meadows River. Surprise decided to pay a visit to Cape Small Harbor first, while Golden Mean would go to The Basin to scout things out. First, however, Dennis volunteered to fix his outrageous banana blueberry pancakes while we waited for a high tide to ease entrance into Cape Small. There are two bars to navigate to the east of Goose Rock. The Basin turned out to be quite remarkable, completely landlocked except for the narrow channel south of Brightwater. Our cruise guide advised us to keep a clearance around the southern tip to find the seven feet shown on the chart, and we had no problems. Once inside, we went north to the area of 14 feet and anchored opposite the private dock. What a charmer. This was another swimming opportunity, protected and scenic. Surprise planned to grill steaks and serve appetizers and side dishes, plus host another round of Golf. The anchorage was glasslike the next morning and photo opportunities were everywhere. We de-

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parted early since we planned to make Christmas Cove and wanted to maximize the sailing. After motorsailing until we got in the vicinity of Fuller Rock, off Cape Small, we turned off our engines and ghosted along at three knots until we got to Seguin Island, where we turned downwind toward Damariscove Island, where we again resorted to motoring. Surprise decided to see if there was room to anchor at Damariscove, but once inside she found it a bit congested with several smaller boats, and the prospect of digging her stern anchor out of the lazarette would be a challenge on short notice. Damariscove is well worth a visit, but any more than three or four boats is a full house. The author visited several years ago and was able to anchor near the Coast Guard station. Low tide really shrinks the available anchoring room, however. This island served as an early European summer fishing camp, provided refuge for early American settlers during the Indian Wars, and was a lifesaving station among other things. Entrance is easy, but favor the west side of the channel until you clear the ledge to the east. Once inside, the harbor shoals to the north are the only hazards. Christmas Cove is a short hop from Damariscove, leaving The Hypocrites to port as you head north to Red and White “HL”, then up the Damarascotta River and south of Rutherford Island toward the square

tower at the head of the harbor. The channel is marked by red and green day markers. The red marker sits back on a ledge that extends another 50 feet into the channel, so give it some room at high tide. Moorings are controlled by Coveside Marina, the red facility on the north side of the harbor. Reserve ahead as the harbor is crowded and anchoring would be very problematic. By now it was clear that Surprise was doing the heavy lifting with meals, as we again prepared to join her for dinner and more card games, of course. Golf was a staple of evening entertainment, and the game became more hilarious as the wine supply diminished. Friday, Surprise planned to head back to the Cape Cod Canal, while Golden Mean would depart for the Harraseeket. The weather appeared ideal for the crossing back to the canal once a front blew through, followed by northwest winds. Our sail back to the Harraseeket, in the company of a Nonsuch 32, was punctuated by the frontal passage as we rounded Cape Small. This gave us cause to duck back into Sebasco Harbor Resort for a bonus day on the water. Thus ended a perfect week for our inaugural cruise along this charming and often overlooked gunkholing delight. Longtime contributor Ken Packie reports that he has sold Golden Mean and is on the hard, “getting back up to speed fly-fishing and sailing other people’s boats.”

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This June, our sailing friend Joe forwarded an email from a British cruising couple asking for an insider’s guide to the city and harbor. We wrote back in detail about some of our favorite places. It reminded us of how much there is to do in home waters. So when it came time to plan our first cruise of 2010, we asked ourselves, “Why not Boston?” Boston Harbor is a fine place to sail. People come in from around the world to see our harbor and islands. Superyachts and foreign flags abound. Let’s check out our own backyard. For a theme, we chose July Fourth on Boston Harbor. We know that Boston and its surroundings enjoy their Independence Day celebrations. After all, Boston’s primary product these days is history. We knew there would be many fireworks celebrations from which to choose. What we didn’t know was how much fun we would have making waterfront fireworks our cruise destinations. Urban cruising can offer plenty of beautiful sails and vistas. Boston Harbor is among the best for variety in its cruising grounds. The area is roughly 10 miles by 10 miles square and contains a dozen islands, yacht clubs and marinas. There are anchorages, swimming beaches, island trails to explore, restaurants of every description, provisioning markets, and your choice of BOSTON HARBOR, continued on Page 74

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Rhode Island, New Brunswick boats excel at Rolex Regatta Three Northeast boats excelled at this year’s International Rolex Regatta on Pillsbury Sound, off St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., March 25-27, where the event has been hosted for 38 years by St. Thomas Yacht Club. Richard Oland’s Southern Cross 52 Vela Veloce, out of Saint John, New Brunswick, took 2nd in the six-boat IRC 1 fleet, with four 2nds and two 3rds. Austin and Gwen Fragomen’s, JV 52 Interlodge, from Newport, R.I., finished in 3rd place. In the IRC 2 nine-boat fleet, Arethusa, the Club Swan 42 sailed out of Newport, R.I. by Phil Lotz, took 3rd. During three days of sun-drenched racing, such Big Guns as Boewe Bekking, Gavin Brady, Ed Baird, Steve Benjamin, Richard Clarke and Chris Larson were in abundance aboard the keelboats, but it by no means took the calling cards of professional sailors to guarantee victory, or a good time, in the eight classes, which included two for IRC, four for CSA, and one each for IC 24s and Beach Cats. For Ed Baird, being a seasoned professional didn’t take anything away from his experience here. The winning skipper from the 2007 America’s Cup crewed aboard Oland’s Vela Veloce, while Canadian Olympian Richard Clarke steered. Jim Swartz’s TP52 Vesper/Team Moneypenny won all but one of six races. Willem Wester’s Grand Soleil 43 Antilope, from the Netherlands, took the top spot in IRC 2. “This has been one of the best groups of boats and sailors we’ve ever had,” said Regatta Director Bill Canfield, who added that the largest 52 Points East May 2011

Interlodge, the JV 52 owned by Austin and Gwen Fragomen and sailed out of Newport, R.I., took 3rd place in the IRC 1 division of the International Rolex Regatta off St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. Here the crew strains to keep her on her bottom as she drives to windward.

keelboat was the 90-foot Genuine Risk, the recent Pineapple Cup Montego Bay Race winner, with Swede Hugo Stenbeck steering, while the smallest were the 24-foot Melges 24s

and IC 24s. Ages of crew ranged from the single digits to mid 70s, and included newcomers, returning veterans and everything in between. FMI: www.regattanews.com. editor@pointseast.com

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Five New Englanders are on the All-American Offshore Team In announcing the members of its 2011 sailing roster, the All-American Offshore Team (AAOT) will foster youth opportunities in offshore racing aboard the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Foundation’s Vanquish. The STP 65 will compete in the Storm Trysail Club’s Around Block Island Race; the Annapolis to www.pointseast.com

Newport Race; the Transatlantic Race (Newport, R. I., to The Lizard, England); and the Rolex Fastnet Race. The age range for AAOT was modeled on the age cutoff for the Volvo Ocean Race, with nine sailors between the ages of 18 and 30, including two women, seAAOT, continued on Page 54 Points East May 2011


AAOT, continued from Page 53 lected. The 2011 Offshore Team represents nine different states with an onboard average age of 23. Nate Fast (Noank, Conn.), the youngest member of the team at 19, has competed in sailing regattas since he was on the junior racing circuit, has been sailing keelboats for the past four years as well as competing for his college team at Webb Institute. Fast’s most significant achievements include a 1st-place finish in the IRC division of the 2007 Block Island Race Week aboard the R/P 66 Blue Yankee, as well as his first offshore racing experience in the 2008 Newport to Bermuda Race aboard the J/44 Vamp. “Being the youngest means I will definitely be working that much harder to prove myself, which will probably help me in the end,” he said. The 2011 All-American Offshore Team: Benjamin Allen (Newport, R.I., 24); Benjamin Quatromoni (Tiverton, R.I., 24); Charlie Enright (Bristol, R.I., 26); Chris Branning (Pace, Fla., 25); Chris Welch (Gross Pointe, Mich., 23); Colin Orsini (Seattle, Wash., 27); David Rasmussen (Novato, Calif., 24); Jesse Fielding

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(Wickford, R. I., 24); Kaity Storck (Huntington, N.Y., 23); Mark Towill (Kaneohe, Hawaii, 22); Matt Noble (Richmond, Calif., 25); Molly Robinson (San Francisco, Calif., 23); Nate Fast (Noank, Conn., 19); and Pat Showell (Sweetwater, N. J., 24). FMI: http://allamericanoffshoreteam.org.

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There were at least two pleasant New England connections in The Classics class at the 2nd edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth this spring, midway down the Caribbean island chain. While low on numbers, with just five boats, they were high on style points and diversity with the 76-foot W-class White Wings, the 80foot Fife yawl Mariella, the 60-foot gaff-rigged yawl Kate from St Kitt’s, and – get this − the 26-foot Friendship sloop La Sirene gracing the line. A 26-foot, finestkind Friendship! Hoooeeeee. Katy bar the door! Long-time navigator for Carlo Falcone aboard Mariella, from Antigua, was 89-year old Henry Pepper of Marblehead, Mass., who joined a crew from Italy, Australia and Dominica. Les Voiles de St. Barth is a warm-up for this summer’s classicyacht series in New England. FMI: www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com. editor@pointseast.com

Briefly Marblehead J/105 Nats Aug. 10-14 The J/105 North American Championship is being held Aug. 10-14, hosted by fleet No. 2 and the Eastern Yacht Club in Marblehead, Mass., one of the top sailing venues on the East Coast. A strong turnout is expected, with more than two dozen boats registered by early April, from five states, including California, Maryland and Rhode Island. With our rapidly growing local fleet (now 25-plus boats), and Marblehead’s proximity to other strong fleets in Newport, Long Island Sound, Maine, New Hampshire, and Cape Cod, the numbers could easily swell to more than 40, the regatta committee said. Eastern Yacht Club’s highly professional race committee will be complemented by event PRO Ken Legler, and the club’s staff (as well as Marblehead’s many local watering holes) will be focused on providing fantastic shore side activities. For the full preliminary schedule visit www.j105.org, email: j105@regattapromotions.com.

Sails Up 4 Cancer Regatta June 26 Mystic River Yacht Club is hosting another major eastern Connecticut Sailing Association-approved regatta on Sunday, June 26, in Fishers Island Sound, with the shore party and awards ceremony immediately following. Sails Up 4 Cancer is a nonprofit organization with which MRYC is partnering to stage this regatta. In addition to the traditional racing format,

NYYC Invitational Cup is Sept. 10-17 This biennial event returns to NYYC’s Harbour Court in Newport, R.I., with at least 19 yacht club teams – representing 13 nations from six different continents – racing NYYC Swan 42s on Rhode Island Sound and Narragansett Bay. By country, the current roster of teams is: Yacht Club Argentino (Argentina); Cruising Yacht Club of Australia; Royal Bermuda Yacht Club; Royal Canadian Yacht Club; Real Club Nautico de Barcelona (Spain); Nyländska Jaktklubben (Finland); Itchenor Sailing Club and Royal Yacht Squadron (Great Britain); Royal Cork Yacht Club (Ireland); Yacht Club Capri , Yacht Club Italiano and Yacht Club Punta Ala (Italy); Japan Sailing Federation; Clube Naval de Cascais (Portugal); Royal Cape Yacht Club (South Africa); and Eastern Yacht Club (Marblehead, Mass.); Annapolis Yacht Club (Annapolis, Md.); Newport Harbor Yacht Club (Newport Beach, Calif.); and New York Yacht Club (Newport, R.I.). FMI: http://nyyc.org.

with various classes and types of boats, there will also be a “Picnic Fleet,” both power and sail, composed of those who don’t want to race. These boats are encouraged to take aboard cancer patients and family members for a relaxing time watching the race. Donations can be money as well as items of value that may be auctioned off at the Shore Party. Boats will be encouraged to sail in honor of someone who has or had cancer. FMI: www.mysticriveryachtclub.com.

Bermuda 1-2 starts on June 3 The singlehanded leg of the 2011 Bermuda One-Two, a biennial offshore yacht race for monohulls whose length-on-deck (LOD) cannot exceed 60 feet, will start Friday, June 3, from Newport, R.I. The doublehanded return leg to Newport from St. George’s, Bermuda, will start Thursday, June 16. The Bermuda One-Two is organized by the Newport Yacht Club and the Goat Island Yacht Club in Newport, with support from the Rhode Island State Yachting Committee, the City of Newport, and the Town of St. George’s, Bermuda. Host club in Bermuda is St. George’s Dinghy & Sports Club. It is intended to be a sporting event encouraging seamanship, competition and fellowship in the tradition of shorthanded sailing. The deadline for applications, entry fees, and skipper/crew resumes is May 14. Notice of race and application can be downloaded from http://www.bermuda1-2.org.




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For a tough schoonerman, he was downright lyrical With Reckless Abandon: Memoirs of a BoatObsessed Life By Capt. Jim Sharp, Down East Books, 2011 (first published in 2007 by Devereux Books), 272 pp., 19.95.

Reviewed by Sandy Masters For Points East When we lived in middle of the woods, before moving to the big city (Portland, Maine), I could look out my window and see seven boats in my yard. OK, they weren’t big boats, but they were boats nonetheless, and most of them floated, and I was damned proud of my armada. So imagine my envy when, in the appendix of Maine Windjammer Capt. Jim Sharp’s wonderful book, “With Reckless Abandon,” I counted 35 boats in his lifetime collection. And that didn’t include two iceboats, a pontoon seaplane, canoes, kayaks, skiffs, dories, “and a handful of nondescript sailing and rowing dinghies.” And these weren’t just ordinary boats. Some of them – like the 122-foot ex-Grand Banks fishing schooner Adventure and the 112-foot gaff-topsail schooner-yacht and former Boston Harbor pilot boat Roseway, and the engineless 68-foot wooden ex-coasting gaff schooner Stephen Taber – have come, with the rest of the schooner fleet, to define Penobscot Bay’s summer landscape. There is nothing like watching one of these beauties emerge from the fog on a run down Eggemoggin Reach, her rails deco-

rated with happy passengers, her huge sails working effortlessly in the breeze. You can thank Capt. Jim Sharp for much of that. Back to the boats: There were also the famous Bowdoin, the 88-foot Arctic exploration gaff schooner, or his first sailboat, Bay Wolves, a 20-foot wooden knockabout sloop, or Spodie Odie, a 26-foot twin-screw powercat whose purpose in life was “fishing and goin’ like hell.” And that seems to have been the purpose in life of Sharp, as well, especially the “goin’ like hell” part. Nothing slowed him down. Need a new mast? Well, then, we’ll cut it down and carve it and step it with the straining old crane. Sharp just couldn’t stay away from boats. He claims once to have made a rational decision about a boat, but I doubt it. His record is one of utter impulsiveness. So this is a book about a guy who just loves boats. Old boats. Challenging boats. Romantic boats. Useful boats. Useless boats. Big boats. Little boats. Medium boats. Power. Sail. Wood. Steel. Whatever. Chapter by chapter, boat acquisition by boat acquisition, the reader revels in the joys, the frustrations (epic head clogs), and the terrors (piloting an old tug in the launch of a huge new container-ship in Bath on one of the last “gravity” launches, in which the ship



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slides sideways into the water at very high speed: “The image has been cast indelibly on my retina. That huge stern, covered with a wall of plank, plunging deep into the water, the 1,000-foot ship tobogganing down the ways, smoke pouring from the skids pushing a veritable tidal wave, water cresting, curling high, cascading down all white with froth and breaking like some unrestrained rogue wave of a North Atlantic perfect storm. Yikes!” The reader will cringe at the trials – the March trip home from Gloucester with the newly acquired Roseway, with three crew, including a dairy farmer who must have missed his cows terribly, taking turns at the wheel: “It was so cold, we had to trade positions each 20 minutes – one in the engine room checking gauges and warming between the roaring hot engines, one in the galley freezing with cold and getting a snack to keep up the caloric intake, and one steering, stamping feet, beating breasts, freezing, standing just to leeward of the two unmuffled, raging exhaust pipes with the decibel level equaling the leeward end of a 747 on takeoff . . . .” Where were we? Oh yes, reveling in the joys of boating, specifically boating in Maine, and specifically boating in Penobscot Bay. For a tough old schoonerman, he can be downright lyrical. “We kept her nose to it, plowing northward, and, finally, when we broke out of the Muscle Ridge Channel, passed Owls Head Light, and gazed again at the beauty of blue Penobscot Bay with the Camden Hills all humped up and stretching northward, the sight of it gave each of us a great lump in the throat and a bad case of the goose bumps. There is no place like home – no place like Maine.” Ain’t it the truth. Sandy Marsters is co-founder, along with Bernie Wideman, of Points East.

Guide covers lesser-known side trips along Great Loop Great Loop Side Trips: 20 Cruising Adventures on Eastern North America’s Waterways Raven Cove Publishing, 336 pp., $21.95. By Ron and Eva Stob

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Donelson C. Glassie, Jr. 76, Newport, R.I.

The sailor, entrepreneur, and real-estate developer, who owned and ran three local inns in Newport in addition to other hotels in New York and Miami, died, Feb. 3 at the Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. A well known and colorful figure in Newport, he was often seen with paint-splattered boat shoes and a baseball cap on Bannister’s Wharf, working on his 1926 schooner Fortune, or visiting Arabella, the 160-foot windship that plied the New England-Caribbean route. His day-charter boats, the schooner Madeleine and the powerboat Rum Runner, gave harbor tours in

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William B. Cooper, Jr. 83, Sandwich, Mass.

Mr. Cooper, a renowned seaman and wooden-boat builder, died Jan. 5 after a brief illness. When, in 1944, he sailed into Quissett Harbor while a hand on a schooner, the Brooklyn, N.Y.-born Cooper wrote that he had found “a little bit of heaven,” and he stayed on the Cape. Later in the 1940s, while employed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, he sailed as able-bodied seaman on the original research vessel Atlantis, voyaging to Cuba and the Mediterranean. He worked for his father-in-law Charles Eldred at the Eldred Boatyard in Quissett, then joined Luders Marine Construction in Stamford, Conn., before starting his


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own boatbuilding and repair business in 1965. Among his accomplishments were helping build the 12-meter boat Intrepid in 1967, building an ocean-voyaging catamaran in 1979, and crafting a replica of a 1925 Gold Cup racing powerboat in 1986. In 2000, he helped organize the Woods Hole Museum Small Boat Restoration Program and was an instructor for it until his death.

nual giving, ran the woodshop, started the sailing club, and coached polo. Ever an outside-the-box thinker, he designed and built the Maltese Cat, his own 30-foot racing yacht, and then created his lifelong dream, Cayuse, a 36-foot cruising boat capable of 20-knot speeds. Donations in his memory may be sent to Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South St., Hyannis, MA 02601 designated for the “McPherson Sailing Skiff Project.”

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The yacht designer and innovator passed away peacefully on March 15. He spent most of his life as a designer, moving to New York City in 1966 to create for yacht legendary naval architectural firm Sparkman and Stephens, specifically for Olin Stephens over the next two decades. While living in New York, Mr. McPherson volunteered as a mounted police officer with the Central Park Precinct. In. the 1980s, Mr. McPherson worked at The Lawrenceville School in an-

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A world-class yachtsman, Marvin Green died on Jan. 27 in Naples, Fla. He was commodore of the Stamford (Conn.) Yacht Club and an active member of the New York Yacht Club and the Royal Yacht Squadron in England. In ocean-racing circles, he was best known for his performances with his 81-foot Dave Pedrick-designed maxi boat Nirvana, which set an elapsed-time record in the 1982 Newport Bermuda Race shortly after her launch at Palmer Johnson. She broke the old record by more than 5 1/2 hours, and this new record help up for the next 14 years. Nirvana also broke the Fastnet Race record in 1985 by more than 12 ½ hours, and this mark also also lasted 14 years. A memorial service was held at the NYYC on April 8 at 5pm. FMI: marvinmemorial@gmail.com.

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True North’s building a new diesel-electric hybrid True North Yachts, in Warren, R.I., Canopy-mounted solar panels is building the 34G, a diesel-electric charge the 34G's constantly hybrid that can run for over four hours battery banks when the engine at up to six knots exclusively off an isn't running. electric motor, with the only sound coming from the calming ripples swirling through the wake. The turn of a key fires up her Steyr 280-horsepower diesel engine for “conventional” power, and with a 19-knot cruise (22knot top end) she has a 250-mile range. The lightweight Steyr hybrid has a zero-emissions electric motor. While the diesel engine is operating, it works in unison with the gear-mounted electric motor to increase fuel efficiency during acceleration while sending 48Photo courtesy True North volt power to recharge the battery bank. With the Mastervolt inverter/charger, this pro- panels constantly charge the 34G’s battery banks vides ample AC power to supply the hot-water heater, when the engine isn’t running. The 34G’s light dismicrowave, and even an air conditioner, thus render- placement requires less power and fuel to reach cruising a generator unnecessary. Canopy-mounted solar ing speeds. FMI: www.tnyachts.com

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Bayline Boat Yard and Transport, in New Bedford, Mass., just inside the hurricane barrier, has expanded their facility with a larger building that houses SK Marine Electronics, Creative Canvas Work and South Shore Dry Dock are now all located at Bayline, which is known for its mechanical service and repair, hull repair and refinishing, heated storage, and crane and hauling services. FMI: www.baylineboatyard.com, www.southshoredrydock.com, www.skmarineelectronics.com. ComMar Sales, in Tiverton, R.I., will handle all of the eastern U.S. market representation for Vetus/Maxwell, the global marine products manufacturer. ComMar has represented Vetus’s northeast U.S. territory for the past 10 years; now the Rhode Island company will be representing both Vetus and Maxwell brands in New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Gulf regions. Vetus/Maxwell is a Holland-based maker of more than 2,500 marine products and systems. FMI: Email Jay Stockmann at jstockmann@vetus.com.


Searsport teaches science while building boats A boatbuilding program is being used to teach physical science to a small group of high school students, thanks to collaboration between Searsport (Maine) District High School and Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. As they learn how to sharpen chisels, mix epoxy, and run a band-saw, seven sophomores, juniors and seniors are studying concepts such as vectors, drag and torque, with the help of a professional boatbuilder and educators from the school and the museum. “It’s an alternate path to meet core academic standards,” says Michelle Andre, a physical science teacher at Searsport District High School, who stressed that the program is a science elective, not vocational training. “Some students learn best through hands-on activities outside of a traditional classroom environment. The ones who requested to be in this program are taking it seriously, learning rapidly, and having a great time.” The project was conceived jointly by Kathleen Jenkins, an English teacher at the high school, and Betty Schopmeyer, the museum’s education director. Greg Rossel, boatbuilder and boatbuilding educator, leads the hands-on part of the project, while Andre designed the academic components to align it with Maine’s standards for science education. “There are some classroom elements to the program,” says Andre. “We use the dynamics of a boat on the water to illustrate concepts such as center of gravity, center of buoyancy, drag, lift, and stability. For some of the students, it’s the relevance to the hands-on component that makes the classroom lessons engaging.” Future iterations of the project will address other academic subjects, including mathematics, history, and English language arts. FMI: www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org www.pointseast.com

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There are days when just sitting down and quietly absorbing the drama of wild places is enough, as Leigh finds out at Holbrook Island Cove, Cape Rosier, Maine.

A Holbrook Island Cove respite t had been a week of sullen southerlies, dungeons of fog and rain. Worrying our way through the wooly mists day after day, suited up in foulweather gear, and pretty much being confined to the cabin otherwise, was wearing thin. And now that clearing was in the forecast – but glacially slow in arriving – the chronic dullness was vexing. We knew we couldn’t afford not to improve upon the day, but were in need of the organic perspective of wild places. Thus, it was a relief when at last we come into Holbrook Island Cove, just south of Castine, Maine. Sniffing about off a shingle beach on the Cape Rosier shore, it was good to get the anchor down and silence the engine. We’d have 14 feet at low. I thought of creeping in closer, but had no ambition for it, the mate and I becoming occupied with how we might address the day. The skiff’s long spruce oars were soon leaving bubbling eddies in their wake as we rowed for shore, the bow grating upon a sweep of smooth stones. To not have the press of time upon us was extravagant. We shuffled along, picked up a seashell or two, skipped rocks across the smooth water, watched an osprey arc purposefully across the sky, and lived in the moment. Across a meadowy sward we wandered, and soon were greeted by the vista of Smith Cove to the east. Much of this section of Cape Rosier is part of the Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park. Striking out along a well-worn trail, chickadees, gulls and crows



sang out the news of our arrival. Coming upon a grassy knob offering dramatic island views, we had lunch. Afterward, lying back on the warm earth, I closed my eyes. Being absorbed by the thrum of the wild was calming. As the afternoon waned, we returned to the sloop and tuned in a forecast that called for a southwester to breeze up overnight. Sounding the slender gut between nearby Ram and Holbrook islands, we settled under the protecting shore. Light and shadow capered about, but barely a breath of wind fluttered the flag. The stillness of eventide, splashes of pink and plum, gulls, terns and swallows on the wing, going about their eternal business. The comfort of a sweater and a cozy cabin. Cheddar cheese on crackers, chicken soup, a crust of bread, the flickering lantern, North Star alone in the sky, and chill of night. Then, long silences, the contentment of a quiet berth, a good book . . . and sleep. Morning came bright and blue, and found us contentedly wandering the dark paths and bold shore of Holbrook Island. What could be sweeter? There’s solace to the wilds, and much to recommend patience and silence. David Buckman’s book, “Bucking the Tide,” is about discovering the New England and Fundy coast in a $400 yacht that leaked like a White House aide. It’s available to discerning readers at www.eastworkspublications.com. Points East May 2011


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Stamford Harbor Live A free music festival at the northwest end of Stamford Harbor in Connecticut. Started by local residents and business owners in the Stamford Harbor area, the goal of the festival is to attract, entertain and engage an audience from Manhattan to Mystic and across the sound in Long Island. People will be able to attend the festival by boat or by land. SHL will benefit the Young Mariners Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing academic and life skills achievement of low income students through after school and summer education programs. www.stamfordharborlive.com


10th Annual Women’s Sailing Conference Corinthian Yacht Club, One Nahant Street, Marblehead, Mass. National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) and the Corinthian Yacht Club of Marblehead, Mass. A day-long conference for women designed to introduce them to and/or enhance their skills in recreational sailing through seminars on water and on land. www.womensailing.org marcia.bennet@verizon.net


2nd Annual Star Island Gosport Regatta Star Island Corporation in partnership with the Piscataqua Sailing Association (PSA), Portsmouth, N.H. Race day will begin at 11 a.m. June 11 at the mouth of the Piscataqua River. The pursuit race also kicks off the summer conference season at Star Island, Isles of Shoals, six miles off Rye. This is a renewal of a sailing race around the Isles of Shoals first held in the late 19th century. www.wentworthmarina.com

17th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta Newport, Rhode Island, New York Yacht Club. 401-9438888. www.leukemiacup.org/ri joyce.muir-pastore@lls.org IYRS Launch Day IYRS Newport Campus (449 Thames Street, Newport, R.I.). Instead of picking up diplomas that prove hours of learning, students will climb aboard the boats they spent the past year building, refitting and restoring and test

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157th NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex New York Yacht Club, Newport, R.I. Racing starts on Friday, June 10. with the Around-the-Island Race, a 19-mile race around Conanicut Island. IRC, One-Designs, 12 Metres, 6 Metres and Classics will compete in a two-day series on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12. The Swan 42 Class is planning a one-day regatta on Friday and the twoday series over the weekend. http://nyyc.org/157th-annual-regatta sailingoffice@nyyc.org Penobscot Bay YMCA Annual Boat Auction Second Saturday in June each year. One of the Penobscot Bay YMCA’s largest fundraisers of the year. Proceeds help send local kids to camp. Contact: Marcia Roberts @ 207.236.3375 or mroberts@penbayymca.org. Boat donations needed. We’re seeking all things nautical and we’ll come and haul them away. After any merchandise sells, you’ll get tax deduction if it’s your property or a 10% Finder’s Fee if you refer an owner who chooses to donate to us. www.penbayymca.org swhytock@penbayymca.org Free SailMaine Sailing & Open House SailMaine, Commercial Street extension, Portland, Maine, 10 a.m. -- 3 p.m., rain or shine. Free sailboat rides, shoreside boat rigging, and knot-tying demonstrations. Learn what this nonprofit community sailing center is all about. Adults, teens and kids (age 8 & up) are welcome. SailMaine will provide life jackets for those who don’t have them. www.sailmaine.org sarah@sailmaine.org, 207-650-2085


J-Class Regatta Sail Newport, Newport, R.I. The first competitive J-Class regatta in the United States since the 1937 America’s Cup. For originals built in the 1930s (like Shamrock IV and Velsheda) and J-Class replicas, which are about 140 feet LOA and 200 tons displacement. www.jclassyachts.com www.sailnewport.org


140th Windjammer Birthday Party The main event is The 1871 Schooner Showdown. The Schooners Lewis R. French and the Stephen Taber - both built in 1871- will go head to head in a race from Maine’s Camden harbor to the Rockland Breakwater lighthouse. The race will be followed by an awards ceremony and cocktail reception at The Pearl. The ships will be dockside for public tours, and on June 18th, both will be offering day sails. www.windjammerbirthdays.com info@windjammerbirthdays.com

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U.S.A-Team Hydroplane Racing Hubbardton, Vermont. www.ateamboatracing.com


Storm Trysail Club’s 24th Biennial Block Island Race Week The regatta serves as both the 2011 IRC East Coast Championship (held for the previ-

ous six years in Annapolis, Md.) and the J/122 National Championship. The event also will feature the debut of a new J/111 class and has eliminated former PHRF restrictions that will open up the event to more sailors. FMI: Contact event chair Nick Langone. www.blockislandraceweek.com 914318-6356 JULY 9

Searsport Lobster Boat Races and Antique Power Day A town-wide day of activities: Lobsterboat races, antique engine and lobsterboat exhibit, radio-control model racing, crafts for children, rowing race and more. Taking place at Penobscot Marine Museum, Mosman Park, and Town Dock, Searsport penobscotmarinemuseum.org or bholtzman@pmm-maine.org


Edgartown YC Round-the-Island Race The Edgartown Yacht Club Round the Island (RTI) Race will be held at Edgartown, Massachusetts on Saturday, July 9, 2011. The Edgartown Yacht Club (EYC) is the Organizing Authority. Normally it is possible for both cruising and racing boats to finish the 52nautical mile course by late afternoon or early evening. If the tidal currents or wind conditions make going slow, the Race Committee will finish the race just north of Menemsha. www.rtirace.org

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U.S.A-Team Hydroplane Racing Thompson, Connecticut. www.ateamboatracing.com


2011 Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race This is an offshore 360 mile Category 2 event held every two years, alternating with the Newport to Bermuda race. It includes divisions for IRC, ORR, PHRF and Multihull yachts. The total fleet size is approximately 100 boats. Contact Geoff Smith, Boston Yacht Club Marblehead to Halifax Race Committee. 508.358.7542 (H) 508.361.0202 (Cell)

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Downeaster Days Summer Day Camp Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 E. Main St., Searsport, Maine, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Maritime-themed summer camp for kids from 5 to 11. Six oneweek sessions are offered. Each camp include arts, crafts, field trips, science, outdoor activities and lots of fun in a safe, educational environment. http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org bschopmeyer@pmm-maine.org

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2011 Vineyard Cup The Vineyard Cup Regatta will be held on the waters of Nantucket Sound and Vineyard Sound off of the Island of Martha’s Vineyard on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 15th, 16th and 17th, 2011. Sail Martha’s Vineyard ( SMV ) is the Organizing Authority www.sailmv.com and invites vessels 18

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CALENDAR, continued from Page 69 feet in length and greater to come and enjoy a fun and affordable event. All proceeds of the event help to support the year round maritime programs of Sail Martha’s Vineyard. www.vineyardcup.com 19

Boatbuilding and Restoration Program Newport Campus of IYRS, Newport, R.I., 4-7 p.m. www.iyrs.org


Marine Systems and Composites Technology IYRS Training Program, Bristol Campus of International Yacht Restoration School, 4-7 p.m. www.iyrs.org


Penobscot Bay Day: Special 75th Birthday Edition 10:00am - 5:00pm Free museum admission, cake, crafts, music, balloons, presentations, demonstrations, exhibits and more. http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org bholtzman@pmm-maine.org


69th Annual Hyannis Regatta Hyannis Yacht Club, Hyannis Mass. The Ocean Racing Class (PHRF) will compete July 23-24. One-design races will be held July 29-31. More than 230 one-design boats will race. FMI: Contact Greg Deegan, regatta chair. regattachair@hyannisyachtclub.org

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CDSOA 2011 Maine Cruise Casco Bay Region. Register by August 3. Dave Bradbury: 603-4707900. http://www.capedory.org/ dwbradbury@hotmail.com


J/105 North American Championship Regatta Hosted by fleet # 2 and the Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, Mass. EYC’s professional Race Committee will be complemented by event PRO Ken Legler and the Club’s staff (as well as Marblehead’s many local watering holes). www.j105.org or email j105@regattapromotions.com

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Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta The courses will be tailored to the NO SPINNAKER format; we will try to avoid or limit dead down legs, but instead apply courses that offer fantastic reaches and few beats if at all possible. We will be racing under the Classic Rating Formula (CRF). If you do not have a CRF handicap contact Chris Wick at 860-536-1840 or by email: mischief@snet.net www.corinthianclassic.org


Penobscot Bay Rendezvous: A New Regatta for Sail and Power Yachts Camden, Maine. Hosted by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. The expected fleet of at least 100 vessels, ranging from super yachts, to classics to performance racers, windjammers, picnic boats and

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MS Harborfest Auction & Reception Portland Yacht Services, 6 - 10 pm. Come support a great cause. 207-781-7960 www.MSmaine.org


7th Annual Ida Lewis Distance Race Ida Lewis Yacht Club, Newport, R.I., 177- and a 150-mile courses, with turning marks at Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower, and back to Newport. Classes for IRC, PHRF (including Cruising Spinnaker and a Youth Challenge division), One Design and Double-Handed boats of 28 feet or longer. www.ildistancerace.org racechariman@ildistancerace.org


MS Powerboat Poker Run 8am check-in at DiMillo’s Marina, Portland. Parade/Run 10am. 207-781-7961 www.MSmaine.org

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MS Shoreside Festival Ft. Allen Park/Eastern Prom, 10:30 - 3:30. Live band - vendors - children’s programs. 207-781-7961 www.MSmaine.org


MS Regatta Parade of Sail, 10:45 from Handy Boat Services. First gun 12:30. BBQ and awards 6pm. 207-781-7961 www.MSmaine.org


MS Lobster Boat Races 10am, Portland Yacht Services. 207-781-7961 www.MSmaine.org


MS Tugboat Muster and Races 1pm, Portland Pier. 207-781-7961 www.MSmaine.org


29th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, 10 White St., Salem, Mass. A crafts market, artists, old-time band music, children’s activities, Blessing of the Fleet, Parade of Boats, and more. www.boatfestival.org 617-666-8530, 617-868-7587

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To prepare, we checked various websites for scheduled fireworks displays during the period July 2-5. We found celebrations every night in every direction. Without traveling much more than five miles from Averisera’s mooring at Piers Park in East Boston, we could take our pick of harbors where we could sit back and relax in our cockpit under a light show. Friday night, we got under way around 7 p.m. I find that Friday night departures can be somewhat stressful. The tensions from a whole week of work, and now the end of a long day, are difficult to shed while preparing the boat and ourselves to sail away. This time we had the additional stress of wondering if we were making the right choice to not sail far away. Would we find stimulating days, entertaining evenings and quiet nights? Or would we be disappointed with our first urban cruise? We motored most of the way. “Thumper” kept up a rhythm as we navigated in the last hours of sunlight, down Nubble Channel between Long and Gallops islands, around Hospital Shoal, keeping Peddocks Island to port. As we rounded the western tip of Peddocks, we looked back at a view of Boston skyline, lit up by the low, red rays of the sun as it dipped toward the horizon. We navigated through West Gut, and kept Pig Rock and The Piglets off to starboard, as we began to make out the lights at the entrance to Weymouth. We had chosen a spot off the mouth of the Weymouth Back River as our anchorage for the first night, just off Grape Island near Hingham. Right on schedule, at editor@pointseast.com

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abound. From some vantage points on Grape, the view matched anything one might see in Penobscot or Casco bays. On the northwest side of the island, the Boston skyline loomed large. Emerging from the tangle of shrubs on the walking path and catching a view of the city from such a private place, we felt very clever. Grape Island was used for farming or grazing up until the 1940s. Part of the Grape Island history is that an old ship captain turned hermit and lived on the island for some years in the 1800s. We think he picked a nice place to go for his escape. The natural spring provided enough fresh water, a garden provided his vegetables, and the bay provided his seafood. At 10 miles distant, Boston was a long way off. Today, Boston is close but not too close. We dinghied back to Averisera for lunch and rest. Abrasive noise came from helicopters circling above and sirens on the harbor, and we watched one of the large island ferries race out of Weymouth. Later, we learned the reason for the hubbub: A whalewatching vessel had run aground. At the time, we discounted the sounds as typical city noise. Cities and siren sounds do go together, you know. That afternoon, Elizabeth and I explored ashore on a neighbor to Grape, aptly named Slate Island. The island virtually tinkles as broken slate chips shift beneath your feet. We enjoyed a walk along the rocks and marsh, spotting birds that represented a completely different population from what we saw on Grape. Slate Island is also part of the National Island Park. Due to

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Averisera picked up a mooring in Winthrop just before dinnertime, and the crew settled in to watch the harbor activity before dusk and the fireworks that followed.

an abundance of poison ivy, it has no trails. If the tide is right, you can just about circumnavigate it on foot, avoiding the brambles by keeping feet on the slate beach. In days of yore, it was occupied seasonally by Native Americans, and was used for a source of slate by the colonists. During lunch aboard, the traffic of small powerboats zipping between Grape and nearby Slate rocked Averisera hard. Urban cruising is all about knowing

Boston Harbor resources directory Nautical references: Dependable references include: Eldridge Tide and Pilot Book, (www.eldridgetide.com); Maptech Embassy (www.maptech.com) guide: New England Coast, Block Island, RI to the Canadian Border, 6th edition, including detailed descriptions of the Boston Harbor Islands, key coordinates, page-size charts and suggested activities; Maptech Waterproof Chartbook Cape Cod to Cape Ann, MA, 2nd edition, with Lat/Lon for GPS and pre-plotted courses, full-color charts, marina listings; Maptech Chartbook Block Island, RI to the Canadian Border, Region 2, 14th edition, with large-scale charts and photos; for those not planning to cruise multiple states, Maptech’s foldable, waterproof chart No. 21, Massachusetts Bay and Boston Harbor, 5th edition, handy in size, durable, and packed full of navigational information. The Boston Sailing Center (http://bostonsailingcenter.com) has a cruising guide for the area that may be helpful. Boston area marinas and rental moorings: Boston Water Boat Marina (617-523-1027, VHF Channel 9, http://www.bostonwaterboatmarina.com); Boston Yacht Haven (617-523-7352, www.bostonyachthaven.com); Constitution Marina, Charlestown (617-241-9640, www.constitutionmarina.com); Boston Harbor Shipyard and Ma-

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May Tides New London, Conn.

Bridgeport, Conn. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

04:56AM 05:35AM 06:13AM 12:23AM 01:00AM 01:38AM 02:20AM 03:06AM 03:58AM 04:56AM 05:58AM 12:58AM 02:01AM 03:01AM 03:58AM 04:52AM 05:44AM 12:03AM 12:53AM 01:44AM 02:35AM 03:27AM 04:21AM 05:16AM 12:11AM 01:08AM 02:02AM 02:53AM 03:40AM 04:23AM 05:05AM

0.2 0.1 0.0 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.9 0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.5 -0.8 -0.9 8.5 8.3 8.0 7.6 7.2 6.8 6.4 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3


11:01AM 11:41AM 12:19PM 06:50AM 07:29AM 08:09AM 08:53AM 09:41AM 10:33AM 11:28AM 12:26PM 07:02AM 08:04AM 09:04AM 10:01AM 10:55AM 11:47AM 06:35AM 07:24AM 08:14AM 09:03AM 09:54AM 10:45AM 11:36AM 06:13AM 07:09AM 08:04AM 08:55AM 09:43AM 10:29AM 11:12AM

6.5 6.6 6.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 6.9 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 -0.8 -0.7 -0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.6 0.8 6.2 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.5


04:59PM 05:37PM 06:15PM 12:58PM 01:37PM 02:18PM 03:02PM 03:50PM 04:42PM 05:38PM 06:37PM 01:23PM 02:20PM 03:15PM 04:09PM 05:01PM 05:53PM 12:38PM 01:29PM 02:19PM 03:10PM 04:02PM 04:56PM 05:49PM 12:27PM 01:18PM 02:07PM 02:55PM 03:40PM 04:24PM 05:07PM

0.7 0.7 0.7 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.8 7.1 0.2 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.2 -0.2 7.4 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.7 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9


11:10PM 11:46PM

7.3 7.4


06:54PM 07:34PM 08:16PM 09:02PM 09:54PM 10:52PM 11:54PM

0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.7


07:35PM 08:32PM 09:27PM 10:20PM 11:12PM

7.4 7.8 8.2 8.4 8.5


06:44PM 07:35PM 08:27PM 09:21PM 10:16PM 11:13PM

-0.1 0.1 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.0


06:43PM 07:34PM 08:24PM 09:10PM 09:54PM 10:36PM 11:17PM

6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.2 7.3 7.4


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

03:19AM 03:57AM 04:34AM 05:13AM 05:54AM 06:39AM 12:32AM 01:16AM 02:06AM 03:04AM 04:09AM 05:13AM 12:25AM 01:24AM 02:20AM 03:14AM 04:05AM 04:55AM 05:44AM 06:34AM 12:40AM 01:33AM 02:27AM 03:24AM 04:23AM 05:22AM 12:32AM 01:22AM 02:07AM 02:49AM 03:29AM

0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.3 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2


09:02AM 09:43AM 10:24AM 11:06AM 11:48AM 12:31PM 07:27AM 08:18AM 09:10AM 10:03AM 10:55AM 11:47AM 06:13AM 07:08AM 07:59AM 08:50AM 09:41AM 10:33AM 11:26AM 12:20PM 07:26AM 08:19AM 09:11AM 10:02AM 10:51AM 11:38AM 06:16AM 07:05AM 07:50AM 08:33AM 09:15AM

03:19AM 03:57AM 04:34AM 05:13AM 05:54AM 06:39AM 12:32AM 01:16AM 02:06AM 03:04AM 04:09AM 05:13AM 12:25AM 01:24AM 02:20AM 03:14AM 04:05AM 04:55AM 05:44AM 06:34AM 12:40AM 01:33AM 02:27AM 03:24AM 04:23AM 05:22AM 12:32AM 01:22AM 02:07AM 02:49AM 03:29AM

0.2 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.7 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.5 2.4 2.3 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2


09:02AM 09:43AM 10:24AM 11:06AM 11:48AM 12:31PM 07:27AM 08:18AM 09:10AM 10:03AM 10:55AM 11:47AM 06:13AM 07:08AM 07:59AM 08:50AM 09:41AM 10:33AM 11:26AM 12:20PM 07:26AM 08:19AM 09:11AM 10:02AM 10:51AM 11:38AM 06:16AM 07:05AM 07:50AM 08:33AM 09:15AM

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4


03:10PM 03:47PM 04:24PM 05:03PM 05:44PM 06:29PM 01:15PM 02:02PM 02:54PM 03:52PM 04:52PM 05:49PM 12:39PM 01:31PM 02:24PM 03:16PM 04:07PM 04:58PM 05:50PM 06:44PM 01:14PM 02:09PM 03:05PM 04:04PM 05:02PM 05:55PM 12:23PM 01:08PM 01:52PM 02:34PM 03:16PM

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6


09:16PM 09:55PM 10:33PM 11:12PM 11:51PM

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0


07:21PM 08:19PM 09:21PM 10:23PM 11:25PM

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.3


06:42PM 07:32PM 08:22PM 09:11PM 10:02PM 10:54PM 11:47PM

3.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.5


07:42PM 08:43PM 09:43PM 10:42PM 11:39PM

0.4 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7


06:43PM 07:27PM 08:08PM 08:48PM 09:27PM

2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2



16 5:22 AM 8:00 PM

2 5:39 AM 7:45 PM

17 5:21 AM 8:01 PM

3 5:37 AM 7:46 PM

4 5:36 AM 7:47 PM

18 5:20 AM 8:02 PM

03:10PM 03:47PM 04:24PM 05:03PM 05:44PM 06:29PM 01:15PM 02:02PM 02:54PM 03:52PM 04:52PM 05:49PM 12:39PM 01:31PM 02:24PM 03:16PM 04:07PM 04:58PM 05:50PM 06:44PM 01:14PM 02:09PM 03:05PM 04:04PM 05:02PM 05:55PM 12:23PM 01:08PM 01:52PM 02:34PM 03:16PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

04:47AM 05:27AM 06:06AM 12:25AM 01:02AM 01:41AM 02:23AM 03:08AM 03:58AM 04:52AM 05:51AM 12:42AM 01:43AM 02:43AM 03:41AM 04:36AM 05:30AM 06:22AM 12:47AM 01:38AM 02:30AM 03:22AM 04:15AM 05:10AM 06:06AM 12:49AM 01:45AM 02:38AM 03:27AM 04:13AM 04:56AM

0.6 0.4 0.2 10.2 10.3 10.3 10.3 10.2 10.1 10.0 10.0 0.7 0.2 -0.3 -0.9 -1.3 -1.6 -1.6 11.9 11.6 11.1 10.6 10.0 9.5 9.1 1.7 1.6 1.4 1.1 0.8 0.5


11:02AM 11:42AM 12:20PM 06:45AM 07:25AM 08:06AM 08:49AM 09:35AM 10:25AM 11:18AM 12:14PM 06:52AM 07:53AM 08:54AM 09:53AM 10:49AM 11:44AM 12:37PM 07:13AM 08:03AM 08:54AM 09:44AM 10:36AM 11:28AM 12:20PM 07:02AM 07:58AM 08:51AM 09:40AM 10:27AM 11:11AM

9.2 9.3 9.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 10.0 10.1 10.3 10.4 10.6 10.6 10.5 -1.5 -1.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.5 0.9 1.3 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9


04:57PM 05:36PM 06:14PM 12:59PM 01:38PM 02:19PM 03:03PM 03:49PM 04:40PM 05:34PM 06:30PM 01:11PM 02:08PM 03:04PM 03:58PM 04:51PM 05:43PM 06:34PM 01:29PM 02:20PM 03:12PM 04:04PM 04:57PM 05:50PM 06:42PM 01:12PM 02:02PM 02:50PM 03:36PM 04:19PM 05:02PM

19 5:19 AM 8:03 PM

5 5:35 AM 7:48 PM

20 5:19 AM 8:04 PM

0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 2.4 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.8 3.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.3 2.7 2.7 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6


09:16PM 09:55PM 10:33PM 11:12PM 11:51PM

3.1 3.1 3.1 3.1 3.0


07:21PM 08:19PM 09:21PM 10:23PM 11:25PM

0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.3


06:42PM 07:32PM 08:22PM 09:11PM 10:02PM 10:54PM 11:47PM

3.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8 3.6 3.5


07:42PM 08:43PM 09:43PM 10:42PM 11:39PM

0.4 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7


06:43PM 07:27PM 08:08PM 08:48PM 09:27PM

2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.2


1.2 1.1 1.1 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.1 9.1 9.2 9.4 9.7 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.5 -0.5 -0.3 10.3 10.1 9.8 9.5 9.2 9.1 9.0 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.4


11:11PM 11:48PM

10.0 10.1


06:53PM 07:33PM 08:15PM 09:00PM 09:50PM 10:43PM 11:41PM

1.1 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.0


07:27PM 08:23PM 09:18PM 10:12PM 11:05PM 11:56PM

10.2 10.8 11.3 11.7 12.0 12.1


07:25PM 08:16PM 09:07PM 10:00PM 10:55PM 11:52PM

-0.1 0.3 0.7 1.1 1.5 1.7


07:33PM 08:22PM 09:08PM 09:52PM 10:34PM 11:15PM

9.1 9.3 9.5 9.8 10.0 10.2


Times for Boston, MA

MAY 2011

Sunrise/Sunset 5:40 AM 7:44 PM


Boston, Mass.

Newport, R.I. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 2.4 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.7 2.7 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 2.2 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4

6 5:34 AM 7:49 PM



5:32 AM 7:50 PM



5:31 AM 7:51 PM



5:18 AM 5:17 AM 8:05 PM 8:06 PM


5:30 AM 7:52 PM

5:29 AM 7:53 PM


5:16 AM 8:07 PM

11 5:28 AM 7:54 PM


5:15 AM 8:07 PM

5:15 AM 8:08 PM


26 5:14 AM 8:09 PM


5:27 AM 7:56 PM


5:25 AM 7:57 PM



5:13 AM 8:10 PM


5:24 AM 7:58 PM

5:23 AM 7:59 PM



5:12 AM 8:12 PM


5:11 AM 8:13 PM

5:11 AM 8:14 PM




3:41 PM 2:43 AM

4:57 PM 3:13 AM

6:14 PM 3:46 AM

5:13 AM 8:11 PM

Moonrise/Moonset 1 4:29 AM 6:30 PM

16 7:30 PM 4:24 AM

2 4:57 AM 7:31 PM

17 8:42 PM 5:09 AM



5:29 AM 8:32 PM

6:06 AM 9:31 PM

18 9:46 PM 6:01 AM




6:51 AM 10:27 PM

7:42 AM 11:17 PM

8:41 AM -----------




10:40 PM 11:24 PM ---------7:01 AM 8:06 AM 12:01 AM

78 Points East May 2011





9:45 AM 12:01 AM

10:53 AM 12:40 AM

12:03 PM 1:14 AM




12:01 AM 12:31 AM 12:57 AM 1:21 AM 10:17 AM 11:21 AM 12:22 PM 1:22 PM



1:14 PM 1:45 AM

2:27 PM 2:14 AM





1:44 AM 2:21 PM

2:07 AM 3:20 PM

2:32 AM 4:20 PM

2:58 AM 5:21 PM

30 3:29 AM 6:22 PM

31 4:04 AM 7:22 PM


May Tides Portland, Maine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

04:47AM 0.5 05:25AM 0.3 06:01AM 0.2 12:13AM 9.8 12:47AM 9.9 01:24AM 9.9 02:04AM 9.9 02:48AM 9.8 03:38AM 9.7 04:32AM 9.6 05:32AM 9.6 12:24AM 0.8 01:28AM 0.4 02:32AM -0.2 03:31AM -0.7 04:28AM -1.2 05:22AM -1.5 06:14AM -1.6 12:38AM 11.5 01:29AM 11.2 02:21AM 10.7 03:14AM 10.1 04:08AM 9.6 05:04AM 9.1 06:02AM 8.7 12:52AM 1.7 01:49AM 1.5 02:41AM 1.3 03:30AM 1.1 04:14AM 0.8 04:54AM 0.5


10:58AM 11:36AM 12:12PM 06:35AM 07:11AM 07:49AM 08:30AM 09:15AM 10:04AM 10:58AM 11:55AM 06:35AM 07:40AM 08:44AM 09:44AM 10:41AM 11:36AM 12:29PM 07:06AM 07:57AM 08:49AM 09:41AM 10:34AM 11:27AM 12:20PM 06:59AM 07:56AM 08:49AM 09:38AM 10:23AM 11:05AM

8.8 8.8 8.8 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 9.6 9.6 9.8 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.1 -1.4 -1.1 -0.6 -0.1 0.4 0.8 1.1 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5


04:54PM 05:28PM 06:02PM 12:48PM 01:25PM 02:03PM 02:45PM 03:32PM 04:22PM 05:18PM 06:16PM 12:54PM 01:53PM 02:51PM 03:46PM 04:40PM 05:32PM 06:23PM 01:22PM 02:14PM 03:07PM 04:00PM 04:54PM 05:48PM 06:41PM 01:12PM 02:02PM 02:49PM 03:33PM 04:13PM 04:52PM

Bar Harbor, Maine 1.1 1.1 1.1 8.8 8.7 8.7 8.6 8.7 8.8 9.0 9.3 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.3 -0.4 -0.4 -0.2 9.9 9.7 9.4 9.1 8.9 8.7 8.7 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4


11:05PM 11:39PM

9.6 9.7


06:36PM 07:13PM 07:53PM 08:37PM 09:25PM 10:20PM 11:20PM

1.1 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.1


07:15PM 08:13PM 09:09PM 10:03PM 10:56PM 11:47PM

9.8 10.3 10.8 11.3 11.6 11.6


07:15PM 08:07PM 09:01PM 09:56PM 10:54PM 11:53PM

0.1 0.4 0.8 1.2 1.5 1.6


07:32PM 08:21PM 09:06PM 09:48PM 10:28PM 11:06PM

8.8 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

04:29AM 05:07AM 05:44AM 06:19AM 12:30AM 01:07AM 01:47AM 02:31AM 03:20AM 04:15AM 05:15AM 12:08AM 01:13AM 02:15AM 03:14AM 04:10AM 05:04AM 05:56AM 12:20AM 01:11AM 02:02AM 02:55AM 03:50AM 04:45AM 05:43AM 12:33AM 01:29AM 02:21AM 03:10AM 03:54AM 04:36AM

0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 11.3 11.3 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.9 0.8 0.3 -0.3 -0.9 -1.5 -1.8 -1.8 13.1 12.7 12.1 11.5 10.9 10.4 9.9 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.0 0.7 0.4


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

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

2 0 1 1

10.3 10.3 10.3 10.3 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 11.0 11.1 11.3 11.6 11.8 11.8 11.8 -1.6 -1.2 -0.7 -0.2 0.4 0.8 1.2 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.9


04:39PM 05:15PM 05:50PM 06:25PM 01:04PM 01:42PM 02:24PM 03:10PM 04:01PM 04:56PM 05:55PM 12:38PM 01:37PM 02:35PM 03:31PM 04:25PM 05:17PM 06:09PM 12:59PM 01:51PM 02:43PM 03:36PM 04:30PM 05:24PM 06:17PM 12:54PM 01:45PM 02:33PM 03:18PM 04:01PM 04:41PM

1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.2 10.4 10.7 0.1 0.0 -0.3 -0.5 -0.6 -0.6 -0.4 11.5 11.2 10.8 10.5 10.2 10.0 10.0 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.5 1.5 1.4


1.3 1.2 1.2 18.2 18.1 18.0 17.9 17.8 17.9 18.1 18.5 0.3 0.0 -0.5 -0.9 -1.1 -1.2 -1.0 20.0 19.4 18.8 18.2 17.6 17.3 17.2 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.2 2.0 1.7


10:46PM 11:21PM 11:56PM

11.0 11.2 11.3


07:01PM 07:39PM 08:22PM 09:11PM 10:05PM 11:05PM

1.2 1.3 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.1


06:54PM 07:53PM 08:50PM 09:45PM 10:37PM 11:29PM

11.2 11.8 12.3 12.8 13.2 13.2


07:00PM 07:53PM 08:46PM 09:41PM 10:38PM 11:36PM

-0.1 0.3 0.7 1.1 1.4 1.6


07:09PM 07:59PM 08:45PM 09:29PM 10:10PM 10:49PM

10.0 10.2 10.4 10.7 10.9 11.2


10:50PM 11:28PM

18.9 19.1


06:44PM 07:23PM 08:04PM 08:48PM 09:36PM 10:29PM 11:26PM

1.3 1.4 1.5 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.5


07:02PM 08:00PM 08:57PM 09:51PM 10:44PM 11:35PM

19.1 19.9 20.8 21.5 21.9 22.0


07:16PM 08:07PM 08:57PM 09:49PM 10:42PM 11:37PM

-0.5 0.1 0.8 1.5 2.1 2.5


07:06PM 07:57PM 08:46PM 09:32PM 10:15PM 10:57PM

17.3 17.5 17.9 18.3 18.7 19.0


Eastport, Maine

Time Corrections

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BOSTON, continued from Page 77 thought so, too, and we looked through the binoculars to see if the anchored cruisers were rolling. Nope, there was no rolling on this windy day, and dinghies were up on the beaches. We placed little anchor symbols on our chart for future use. Our friends with the mooring called: “Engine trouble; proceed as planned but we will not be rafted,” they said. They remained anchored at Spectacle Island for July Fourth. Averisera picked up the Winthrop mooring as planned, just before dinnertime. A rescue plan for our friends was formulated for the next day, Monday. We settled in to watch the harbor activity before dusk and the fireworks that followed. Winthrop is a gem of a harbor. It is divided into two sections by Snake Island, which is a marsh surrounding a little hill covered with trees. West of the island is Cottage Park Yacht Club. East of the island is Winthrop Yacht Club and a town dock. As the very day itself, July 4th, turned into evening, a procession of boats filled the harbor. Some raft-ups were four wide. Kids played; adults settled into snacks and deck chairs; teens all studied their cell phones. The harbor was active with dinghies and kayaks. Official boats kept the fireworks area clear of anchoring vessels. The fireworks team scurried about on the shore, finishing their preparations. Folks on land filled

in piers and beaches. Our mooring was a front-row seat from which we watched Winthrop’s Independence Day celebrations. It was fun, orderly and polite. The fireworks were first class. The fire on the beach during and afterwards only added to our amusement. We settled into our berths for a well-deserved sleep. The next day, we rafted up with our friends at Spectacle Island, between Thompson and Long islands, where they hosted a grand breakfast. They had been able to see another whole set of fireworks displays from their anchorage the previous night. After failing to bring the engine back to health, we slowly towed them back to Winthrop. By mid-afternoon Monday, we were heading back to our home mooring, glad for the short ride from Winthrop to Piers Park. As we plan our next harbor cruise, there is no shortage of destinations. The harbor is bigger and more interesting than we had thought. We found a dozen anchorages available for different wind and weather combinations, which begged an age-old cruising conundrum: Go back to re-explore old favorites or find new favorites? Capt. Norman Henry Martin sails the Aphrodite 101 Averisera out of Boston with his partner-in-crime Elizabeth Lamb. Born into a sailing family on Cape Cod, Norm Martin has sailed all along the U.S. East Coast, in the Bahamas, and in the Caribbean.

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Maine, and sailed the world before attending a nowclosed Rockport, Maine, boatbuilding school, then settling into boatbuilding, marriage, and raising a family. “Half of what we do is restoration and maintenance; half is new construction,” he said. “We’re busier now than we’ve ever been.” Brainerd, who worked for Taylor Allen at Rockport Marine, said his standards go beyond careful craftsmanship to the ethics of restoring historic boats. He said if someone came to him with a classic boat and wanted to severely alter its appearance, he would probably decline to take on the job. “The moral implications are important,” he said. But he is pragmatic, too. “It’s important to take a holistic approach with restoration work, which can otherwise be very inefficient. We aim to restore structural integrity and hull shape, while preserving as much original material and character as possible.” Much boatbuilding work is still done by hand, and designs are lofted full-sized in the loft. Brainerd has 1898 plans for Herreshoff’s gaff-rigged Buzzards Bay 15, of which the 25-foot Kitty is a marconi-rigged example. Although it has the same hull as the Buzzards Bay design, it’s called the Watch Hill 15. These graceful, swift centerboard boats are 24 feet, 6 inches in length overall, 15 feet long at the waterline. It will take the Artisan Boatworks team three months to build and deliver the latest one to its Florida owner.





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A replica of Kitty, a 24-foot, six-inch,Watch Hill 15 designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff in 1898, took three months to build and deliver to her Florida owner.

Artisan Boatworks opened its doors in 2002, and has since managed to grow sustainably and expand substantially. The barn-style shop beside the house now includes a 5,600-square-foot boat storage building, and Brainerd said he is about ready to add still more space with another building.

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Before starting his own business, Brainerd signed on the 137-foot Grand Banks fishing schooner Roseway, built in 1925, which took cruises out of Camden. He rose to first mate, sailing Roseway to the Virgin Islands. Over the next 10 years, he sailed private yachts to ports from the Galapagos to New Zealand, where he spent a year working on the refit of a 100-foot wooden yawl. He crewed aboard the 94-foot William Fife ketch Sumurun, built in 1914, taking first place in a 1997 race from New York to Falmouth, England. He later skippered the 83-foot schooner Appledore III, taking paying passengers for twohour sails from Camden. Between family and shop work, Brainerd doesn’t have much time to sail any more. He has a Pearson Ensign sloop and an Eastern 18 runabout. Both are made of fiberglass, he admitted a bit sheepishly. “They’re the only fiberglass boats here.” Steve Cartwright is a freelance writer and occasional sailor living in Waldoboro. He can be reached at writer@midcoast.com. Alec Brainerd has been added to the board of directors of The Apprenticeshop, where he teaches boatbuilding.

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340 Robinhood Road 207/371-2525 or 800/255-5206 Georgetown, Maine 04548 fax: 207/371-2899 ‘07 27’ Eastern,dsl. $68k

‘03 30’ Southport,dsl. $139k

‘86 30’ Pearson 303 $29k

‘99 35’ Henriques $89k

‘03 38’ Atlantic Boat $298k

‘91 39' Downeast Cruiser $120k

‘83 41’Cheerman $89k

‘03 41’ Searay SD $198k

29’ Dyer Soft Top 2006 $195,000

36’ Cape Dory Cutter 3 from $67,500

‘90 42’ Egg Harbor $129k

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38’ Sabre 1982 $74,900 37’ C & C 2 from 54,500 36’ Pearson P-36 Cutter 73,500 34’ Gemini 105MC Catamaran 2002 129,500

32’ Sam Devlin HT Topknot Cruiser 36’ Ellis Flybridge 2001 Like New 35’ Five Islands Downeast 2009 34’ Sabreline Flybridge 1997

$179,500 480,000 249,000 160,000

Call Willie Thomas or David Etnier PO Box 299 So. Freeport, ME 04078 We love to sell boats!

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B R O K E R A G E 1987 Somes Sound 26 Salt Ponds is a classic launch finished by Able Marine on Mt. Desert Island. She has been well maintained and owned by the same family since her launch in 1987.

A Full Service Marina 216 Ocean Point Rd., E. Boothbay, ME 04544 (207) 633-0773 www.oceanpointmarina.com WI-FI available dockside

Power 15' SunBird w/40hp Johnson 16' SportCraft (no engine) & trailer

$2,500 1,500

36' Ally Built Lobster Boat '73


38’ Sea Ray Aft Cabin '89


43' Rockport Marine Flybridge '78 72,500

24' Custom Antique Sedan Cruiser 22,000


24' Eastern '03 w/trailer


24.5’ Rosborough RF 246 '88


26’ Leisure Cat '00


27' Rinker 272 Captiva '00


22’ Bristol '78 4,200 29' Huges '70 5,000 29' King Cruiser '72 11,900 34' Tartan '71 w/diesel engine 29,000 36' Ericson '76 21,900 36' Ericson 36SL '85 35,000 36'6'' Hinckley '53 w/diesel 69,999 40’Ta Shing Baba '84 125,000

28' Albin TE '97


30' Mainship Pilot 30 '99


34' Luhrs 3400 '90


Mercury engines and Mercury Inflatables in stock. Certified Mercury technicians. Storage, dockage, Ship’s Store, and a full service marina.

$75,000 POWER


2003 1984 1995 1962 1948 1954

1989 Bridges Point 24 $42,000 1982 J-24 14,500 1990 Herreshoff Buzzards Bay Boat 17 9,500 2010 15’ Gotts Island Peapod 9,900

Stanley 39 $395,000 Stanley 38 285,000 Webbers Cove 24 69,000 Bunker & Ellis 30 60,000 Custom Steel Tug 60,000 Palmer Scott 23 16,500

207.244.7854 info@jwboatco.com / www.jwboatco.com Shipwright Lane, Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, Maine 04660

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2008 Boston Whaler 270 Outrage 50th Anniversary Twin Mercury 225hp Engines Loaded with factory Whaler Options! Call for Details! JUST REDUCED

2003 Boston Whaler 230 Dauntless w/2003 22XL Mercury Low Hours! $31,000

THE YACHT CONNECTION at SOUTH PORT MARINE 207-799-3600 Boats are moving at The Yacht Connection If you've got a clean boat to list, call Eric today.

CASH for your Boston Whaler. Any condition considered. Please call John at ext 13.

13’ 2002 Boston Whaler 130 Sport w/40hp Mercury, side rails, fuel tank.Includes trailer. Only $5,500! JUST REDUCED

25’ 2002 Boston Whaler 255 Conquest w/2004 Yamaha 300hp HPDI. Yours for $39,500!

26'6" 2005 Southport 26 Center Console $75,000 POWER

$10,500 38’ Bertram Convertible Mark III ’87 100,000 59,500 40’ Silverton aft cabin ’87 49,999 24,000

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18’ 1986 Boston Whaler 180 Outrage w/2004 200hp Honda $14,200! Visit our website for more information and photos of these and other quality pre-owned boats.

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22’ Scout 222 Abaco ’08 22’ Castine Cruiser ’04

30’ Pro-Line 2950 Walkaround ’97 SOLD SAIL 35’ 7” Carver 36 Aft Cabin ’89 36’ Hinckley Picnic Boat ’98

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25’ 1996 Grady-White Voyager 24 $25,000

70,000 20’ Schock Harbor 20 ’02 Under Contract 268,000 27’ Hunter 27 ’81


36’ Marine Trader Sun DeckUnder Contract 30’ Bristol 29.9 ’77


37’ Silverton 37 Convertible ’89


42,500 32’ Columbia ’75


Scandia Yacht Sales of Maine Tidewater Center Consoles are made for long weekends of fishing or just having fun with the family cruising.

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A smooth, dry ride with big fish features; dual livewells, large fish boxes, gunwale rod storage and large console for electronics.

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Gray & Gray, Inc.

36 York Street York,Maine 03909 E-mail: graygray@gwi.net

Tel: 207-363-7997 Fax: 207-363-7807 www.grayandgrayyachts.com

11 Bristol Way, Harpswell, Maine 04079-3416

Specializing in Downeast Vessels, Trawlers and Cruising Sailboats.

34' & 37' Pacific Seacrafts (3) from $105,000 & $128,500

37' Tartan K/CB Sloop, 1980, $59,500 28' Sabre Sloop, 1977, $16,900

Newest Maine Silverton Dealer

2011 Silverton Sport Coupe 33

36' Cheoy Lee sloop w/Volvo $25,000

303 Pearson $31,000

POWER 18.5 Sea Swirl '98 115OB $10,000 20’ Edgewater ‘04 CC 29,900 35,000 20’ Mitchell Cove CC 22' Sisu w/trailer '86 34,500 26' Chris Craft Constellation w/trailer '03 39,000 26' Steam w/stern paddle 29,900 28’ Silverton ’77 6,500 28' Mitchell Cove lobster 25,000 28’ Rinker ’99 28,000 30' Sisu lobster boat '78 40,000 30' Down East cruiser by Doug Dodge, loaded '04 105,000 32' Black Fin loaded '89 130,000 33’ Black Horse molds business opportunity 100,000

33' Webber Cove liveaboard cruiser '71 23,000 36' Crowley Tuna Rig '92 79,000 36' Ellis Tuna Rig '98 139,500 42’ Wesmac lobster boat 800hp CAT, '97 175,000 50' Wesmac cruiser 950,000 57’ Wesmac lobster ’06 500,000 SAIL 25' C&C '73 $6,500 30’ Pearson ’73 12,000 30' Hunter '81 12,000 33’ Hobie w/trailer 24,000

Broker: Al Strout Phone: 207-833-6885 Mobile: 207-890-2693 email: sales@fkby.com web: www.fkby.com

If you are looking for a fine Maine built boat, look no further than a Pulsifer Hampton.

Six boats to select from and most boats include custom made tandem axle trailers. Visit our website for complete details and a slide show.

Nicely equipped at $229,900 Call Will for details 207-693-6264

Prices range from $17,900 to $38,000.

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44' Mercer K/CB yawl. Reduced to $82,000

Classifieds Sail

To advertise: There are two ways to advertise on the classified pages. There are classified display ads, which are boxed ads on these pages; there are also line ads, which are simply lines of text. Line ads can be combined with photos, which will run above the text.

Rates: Classified display ads cost $30 per column inch. Line ads are $25 for 25 words (plus $5 for each additional 10 words). For a photo to run with a line ad, add $5.

12’ Beetle Cats Two wooden Beetle Cat sailboats are available at Eric Dow Boat Shop. Both have been partially restored and need finish work. Call Eric at 359-2277. www.dowboats.com 14’3 Extended Catspaw Dinghy Plank on frame construction, in excellent condition. Rows, sails, and motors well. Call Eric @ 359-2277. www.dowboats.com

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

18’9 Drascombe Lugger Drascombe Lugger with tan bark sails. Includes outboard and trailer. Located in Maine. $6,950. Email or call Alan, 207-633-5341. alan@winterisland.com

Discounts: If you run the same classified line ad or classified display ad more than one month, deduct 20 percent for subsequent insertions.

19’ Cape Dory Typhoon Typhoon Weekender keel sloop, Alberg design. Working jib and genoa, 6hp Tohatsu 4-stroke, good condition. Asking $3,000. Rick Freeman, 207-371-2447 rfreeman@bowdoin.edu

20’ Legnos Mystic Catboat 1977. Fiberglass, 20 ft. overall. Fully refitted with new Awlgrip paint, Thoosa electric motor, and electric hoisted tabernacle mast. Located Tampa, Fl.. $19,500. Trailer not included. Call Craig at 813-340-0227. See Yachtworld.com #77008-2306321. www.rossyachtsales.com/#/brokerage/sailBoats craig@rossyachtsales.com

Web advertising: Line ads from these pages will be run at no additional cost on the magazine’s web site: www.pointseast.com.

Payment: All classifieds must be paid in advance, either by check or credit card.

To place an ad: Mail ads, with payment, to Points East Magazine P.O. Box 1077, Portsmouth, NH, 03802-1077 or go to our website at www.pointseast.com

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20’ Alden, 1979 Classic wooden gaff-rigged sloop, full keel. New sails. Cedar/oak, canvas deck; trailer. $19,000. 207775-1005. www.adayinmaine.org nbarba75@gmail.com


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UNIQUE MARINA & CHARTER BUSINESS FOR SALE Bucks Harbor Marine, a long established successful Marina and Charter Boat Fleet located on the Eastern Shore of Penobscot Bay's best sailing area in the town of South Brooksville, is for sale by Owners who want to retire.

Deadline for the June issue is May 6, 2011.

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21’ Pocket Cruiser, 1985 Perfect pocket cruiser. Crocker gaff sloop, cedar on oak, impeccable pedigree. Galley, rebuilt diesel, etc. $15,000. 603-828-2411 Seacoast NH. bellantonedesign@comcast.net

23’ Sonar, 1983 3 main sails (one reefing), 2 jibs, spinnaker. Includes trailer, motor bracket, berth cushions. $8,500, 207-865-4098 cliffgeorge1@gmail.com

23 Foot Classic Plastic 1962/2007 Refurbished Pearson Electra Alberg/Cuddy, 2 bunks 5.5 Fisherman outboard, stereo, VHF, head, with Venture Adjustable Trailer. Call Captain Don at 617828-9005. $11,900 or best offer. ComeSailAwayNow.com captaindon@comesailawaynow.com

24’ Bridges Point, 1989 A cuddy cabin version of the popular Bridges Point 24. Roomy cockpit and a unique interior layout. New diesel in 2007. A lovely boat to sail. 207-244-7854. billw@jwboatco.com

24’ Bluenose Sloop Professionally restored traditional wooden racing class sloop built in Nova Scotia. Custom trailer and 4 sails. $25,000. See website for details. 207-677-2024. www.pemaquidmarine.com

25’ Eastsail 25, 2006 A Little Yacht for These Times. Safe - full keel, recessed deck. Functional, simple systems. Comfortable - full headroom. Marine head, galley sleeps 2-4. Offered at $39,900. Contact Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales, 207-899-0909. http://www.eastsail.com

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27’ Hunter 27, 1977 Furling sail, dingy, new halyards. In Warwick cove, launch paid. $6,000. 401-487-2004. kathynaughton@msn.com 25’ Cal Sloop, 1968 Fast, easy handling, with Schaefer roller furling, main halyard fed to cockpit. Large 7.5’ cockpit, poptop, sleeps 4. 1998 9.9hp outboard, VHF radio, stereo system, depth meter, etc. Fully equipped. Rhode Island mooring available until November. $2,500. Call 401783-1582.

26’ Kelly Sloop, 1982 Kelley 24 (+2) masthead sloop, fin keel, well equipped day-sailer w/ 11’ cockpit. $6500. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com 26’ Ranger 26, 1974 In very good condition with 5 sails, roller furler. No outboard. $2000 firm. 207-223-8885 or email info@winterportmarine.com

28’ Samurai Auxiliary Sloop 1959 28’ x 9’2 x 3’11 Hull #20 of 40 built in Japan, Yanmar 2GM w/heat exch. See her at Jonesport Shipyard. 207-497-2701. info@jonesportshipyard.com

30’ Sabre Mk III Custom interior. Rigged for racing or singlehanding. Westerbeke diesel 500 hrs. Well maintained, very clean. Call for details and survey. $50,000. 207-655-4962. gbclark@maine.rr.com 30’ Cape Dory Cutter, 1987 SANDRA LEE is a very well maintained Cape Dory 30 Cutter. The present owner purchased her in 2006, and is now offering her for sale as he wishes to downsize. $39,500. Gray & Gray, Inc, 207363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com graygray@gwi.net

27’ Catalina Sloop, 1985 Nice example of this popular small cruiser. Well equiped and cared for. $14,900. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com


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30’6 Haj boat aka Finn boat Pua Noa. Built in Abo Finland of fir on oak. Sloop rigged club racing boat very popular in Europe, and raced here in Camden, Maine. Sails like a dream. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433. 32’ Columbia, 1975 Well maintained cruiser with new mahogany cabinetry. $17,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com

32’ Mahogany Sloop Norwegian built, Tripp design, mahogany sloop. Excellent. Recently rebuilt everything. New tanks, electrical, electronics, decks. Refrig, cabin heat, TV etc. Nice inside and out. Near Portland. $20,000. 860912-6748. rwfinders@yahoo.com

33’ Contention, 1978 Classic Contention sloop, Doug Peterson design - points beautifully. Instruments, 6 berths, 10 bags sails, comfortable for racing/cruising, enclosed head. Well cared for. Appraised $20K, asking $18,500 or best reasonable offer. Midcoast Maine, 207-415-4439. semrib@gmail.com 34’ Tartan Sloop Roomy interior, solid boat, needs cosmetics. Excellent opportunity to get into a good cruiser. Make an offer. 207-497-2701 . Jonesport Shipyard. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com 34’ Pacific Seacraft Sloop 1995 Scheel keel, which provides 4’ of draft. This vessel shows excellent, caring ownership. Extras include 12V refrigeration, Espar diesel heat, an oiled teak interior, and attractive forest green cushions. $105,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

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34’ Pearson 34, 1984 Sea Glass is a very attractive equipped Pearson 34 with her dark blue Awl-Grip hull. Her equipment includes a spinniker and recent main and 150% genoa, as well as a new dodger. $39,500. 207-3712899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.co m

34’ Tartan Sloop, 1972 Solid classic 1972 Tartan. All systems lovingly upgraded/rebuilt. Many extras including spare working engine. Wonderful sailor/racer. $30,000. Call 207-646-3758 for details. www.sailthegift.com mainiacperkins@msn.com

mahogany deck joinery and varnished spars. New Beta diesel. A sailor’s cruising boat. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433. 36’ Ericson, 1976 $24,995. Contact Ocean Point Marina, 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com 38’ Pearson Invicta II, 1968 Therapy was completely re-built in 2000 to 2001 by her owner. Reequipping included a Universal 25hp diesel, Isotherm refrigeration, Force 10 propane stove, among many other features. All new electronics were added along with new sails and other upgrades. $59,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com

42’ Catalina 42, Mk 1, 1993 Wing keel, two cabins, Doyle sails, 50 Yanmar, Garmin GPS/Radar, new canvas, air/heat, davits. $122,500. Rockland, Maine. 207354-0865 gerry.hull@yahoo.com 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

48’ Coastal Passagemaker Yanmar 140hp, 1.5 to 2.5 gal. at 8 to 9 kts. Ketch rig for steadying sails. Sleeps 4 in separate cabins and additional 2 in salon. I’m al-

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rod holders, nav lights, trailer. $16,000 obo. Call 207.439.3967. Ask for Tom

30’ Island Packet 27, 1988 Cutter, 30’x10.5’x3.67’, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Engine hours 554. Selling Price: $39,500. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

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

Power Cash for your Boston Whaler. Cash paid for your Boston Whaler. Any condition considered. Please call John at, York Harbor Marine Service at 207-363-3602 or email sales@yorkharbormarine.com Seaway and Key West, New New Seaway & Key West Boats in Stock. Suzuki & Tohatsu Outboards From 2.5hp to 300hp. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-288-8961. www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com 15’ Key West 152, 2006 Center Console. Only one owner. Powered by a 2006 Honda 50hp 4Stroke. Only $10,500. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-3633602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com

Black & Tan Lumber Yard Skiff 1000lb capacity. Completely refit in 2010 with lightly used 25hp 4 stroke Yamaha, NuTeak decks, teak floor grates, custom console, mahogany bench. Comes with cooler seat, custom boat cover, console cover, bimini, anchor and rode, fenders, fish finder, swim platform,

16-1/2’ Pete Culler Wood Workboat, 1969 Complete with original post, light wood frame for cover, and manual bailer. Plaque reads, R.D. Culler 1969 for Concordia Boat. $2,000. 207-7480836 17’ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207223-8885. 17’ Key West 176CC, 2010 New 2010 Key West 176CC w/Suzuki 90hp 4-stroke & trailer $24,730. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207-2888961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com 17’ Sea Hunt 175 Escape, 2002 New listing. Powered by a 2002 115hp Evinrude. Call for details at York Harbor Marine Service, 207363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com

18’ Mini Tugboat Fiberglass over two layers of 1/4 marine plywood. 3GM30 Yanmar, Garmin chartplotter/sonar combo, VHF radio. Cushions, cover, ground tackle, etc. 207- 832-0321. $25,000 or best offer. sailmates1@gmail.com

18’ Seaway Sportsman, 2011 Seaway 18 Sportsman, Suzuki 70hp 4-stroke & Trailer. Claret Red, varnished teak. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com

19’4 Skiff, 2010 2010 Dealer Demo 19’4” X 8’4”. 2010 Suzuki 60hp four stroke, under 50 hrs., large center console, leaning post w/4 flush mount rod holders, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs, SS destroyer wheel, plexiglass door frames, TrexÆ rails, trim and spray rails. All original warranties. $22,895. Call Gene: 207-418-0387. www.alliedboatworks.com gene@alliedboatworks.com

20’ Modified Skiff, 2010 2010 Dealer Demo - Modified skiff, 20’x 8’10”. 2010 Evenrude E-Tec 90hp, under 30 hrs., large center console, casting platform, rear seats, nav. lights, compass, trim tabs and heavy duty rub rails. All original warranties. $21,995. Call Gene: 207-418-0387. www.alliedboatworks.com gene@alliedboatworks.com

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21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2006 Closed Transom swim platform, Suzuki 115hp 4-stroke, warranty 62012, Bimini w/enclosure, portapotti, compass, aft seat. $42,995. captjack@captjack.info 21’ Boston Whaler Conquest 2000. With a 2000 225hp Evinrude. Has new Garmin GPS Chart Plotter and Fish Finder too. $23,500 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.com 21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2011 New Seaway 21 Seafarer, Suzuki 115 4-stroke & Trailer. Dark Blue, GPS/Fishfinder, Bimini top, stern seat. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks 207-288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com 21’ Key West NEW Key West 211CC, Suzuki 175,

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We would like to exchange our boat (shown) next summer with a like vessel for one or two weeks. Our boat is in the San Juan Islands of WA State.

20’ Eastern CC, 2009 Yamaha 90hp 4-stroke, T Top, Raymarine A50D w/ fishfinder, Ray55 VHF, Sony AM/FM/CD/MP3, swim platform, all accs. incl 2009 Venture trailer, under 40Hrs , ready to launch. $31,900. Phil at 603-8682173. philjoycetl@comcast.net


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Trailer, T-Top, GPS/Fishfinder and lots more. Contact Lake & Sea Boatworks, Bar Harbor, Maine 207288-8961 www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com

23’ Whitticar, 1964 Whitticar inboard powerboat Avellar. Built 1964 of plywood and fiberglass. Original 185hp ChrisCraft 283 engine reconditioned 2009. Well equipped and well built. $15,000. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207734-6433. 24’ Eastern, 2003 Eastern Center Console w/130hp 4-stroke Honda outboard. Comes with trailer. $31,500. Call Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773 www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com 24’ Angler WA 2400, 2001 225hp Saltwater Series Yamaha Plus 9.9hp 4 Stroke Yamaha - Fish finder, radar, GPS, VHF radio, autopilot, downriggers, rod holders, marine head, sink, saltwater wash down. Includes double-axle Continental trailer - 2 Owner boat in great condition $22,000. - Please call 603-964-7087 or email for more details. LMTT4@yahoo.com



24’ Hydra-Sports 2390, 2000 Center Console with T-Top. With a 225hp DFI Evinrude, electronics and a tandem trailer. $29,900 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine,com 25’ Sea Fox 257 CC, 2004 W/twin Mercury 150hp. Saltwater Series. Demo boat. Full warranty. This boat is loaded. $39,900. Carousel Marina, 207-633-2922.

25’ Grady White Voyager, 1996 Nice Grady-White 248 Voyager. This boat has radar, GPS, and full enclosure. Yamaha 250hp. $22,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 25’ Bertram, 1970 Classic fiberglass sportfisherman flybridge cruiser. Great in heavy weather. Immaculate hull, GPS, radar, VHF, depth, twin 165 Mercruiser engines. Sleeps 2+, head. Moving. $15,000. Call 207-2447672. lbeatty@midmaine.com 25’ Pacemaker, 1969 Center Console, total refit. MercCruiser 454. Asking $32,000. Rockland, Maine. Call John Morin, 207 691-1637. 25’ Grady White Sailfish Hardtop, with two Yamaha 150’s w/ 470 hrs. Excellent condition. Radar, depth/fishfinder, GPS, VHF,



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25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.com 25’ Boston Whaler 255 Conquest, 2002 Like new. Powered by twin 200hp Hondas. Loaded with factory BW options. $49,500. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com 26’ Somes Sound 26 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $100,000. Call 207-2557854 or email bill@jwboatco.com 26’ Eldredge McInnis, 1989 A beautiful example of the well known Eldredge McInnis Bass boat, built by the Landing Boat School. Wood hull, single diesel. Located in Southport, Maine. $49,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com 26’ Southport 26, 2005 Twin Mercury Verado engines. $75,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com


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new head. Price reduced to $18,000. 860-581-8101. rjschoonmaker@comcast.net


27’ Devlin Surfscoter 27, 2006 Pocket Trawler - trailerable plywood/epoxy composite power cruiser, Volvo D3-160, beautiful, fast and efficient. Details at website or 603-358-1003. www.keenesignworx.typepad.com/alsek Alsek2@gmail.com

27’ Hydra Sport, 2000 With Raymarine electronics. Just reduced to $39,900. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com 28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-7293303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.com 29’ Webbers Cove, 2000 Hardtop Express Downeast DayBoat. Yanmar. Separate shower. Asking $110,000. Rockland, Maine. 207 691-1637. 29’ Wilbur/Crosby Express, 1988 Twin Volvos. Fast commuter. Asking $49,900. Southwest Harbor, Maine. John Morin, 207 691-1637. 30’ Bunker & Ellis, 1962 Built by the famed duo of Raymond Bunker & Ralph Ellis. Lovingly and professionally cared for by two families over the course of her life. $60,000. 207-255-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

30’ Rampage Sportsman Custom, 1988 Offshore sport fishing boat. Beam 11’, draft 2’6. Twin inboard GM 350s. Cabin has enclosed head with shower and overnight sleeping amenities. Well maintained. Under-used and looks great. Located in southern Maine. Appraised at 59K. Will sell for $35K. 575-776-2598. edpitts@q.com

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32’ Jonesport Lobster Boat 1968. Clinton Beal, cedar on oak, Chevy 235. $18,500. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com 31’ Duffy, 2005 STRIDER. Galley-up, nav equipment includes radar, GPS sensor, depth & transducer, VHF, autopilot, compass. Yanmar 360hp 6 cylinder diesel. $245,000. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com

31’ Duffy, 1987 ALEXA. Open cockpit, cherry interior, new 300hp Cummins engine 2002, new transmission 2004, new portlights 2003, hull and deck awlgrip 2010. $119,000. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com 32’ Down East New 32’ Carroll Lowell Down East design, cedar on white oak, silicon bronze fastenings, hull, trunk, deck, done, fuel tanks, shaft, rudder installed, will finish to your custom design, work or pleasure. 508-224-3709. www.by-thesea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ jmkarbott@aol.com 32’ Wilbur/Newman Sedan, 1977 New Yanmar. Refit. Old style charm. Asking $125,000. Biddeford, Maine. 207-691-1637. 32’ BHM Flybridge Cruiser 1985. 250hp Volvo diesel with only 1600 +/- engine hours. Numerous, recent upgrades which include new electronics, new teak cabin sole, new galley with varnished teak cabinets, new Tundra refrigerator, new fiberglass cockpit sole, and new aft pilothouse bulkhead, awlgripped white. $87,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com graygray@gwi.net

34’ Wilbur Flybridge, 1988 Wilbur Flybridge Long Range Expeditionary Cruiser. Caterpillar. Turn-key. Asking $149,000. Florida. John Morin, 207 6911637.

34’ Lobster Boat, 1952 34’ Jonesport style lobster boat Xanna II. Built 1952 of cedar on oak. New 160hp Yanmar diesel. Nicely refurbished wheelhouse and cabin and many other improvements. Goes great. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-734-6433. 35’ Duffy Hardtop, 1990 Two boats offered, from $113,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com graygray@gwi.net

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

35’ Duffy, 2008 WHITE CAPS. Lightly used and

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meticulously maintained. Cummins 350hp, bright and airy main saloon/wheelhouse, galley-down, vberth, head. $349,000. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com

England and beyond. Docked in Kittery for the winter. Check out our website. Give us a call. 603770-8378 dotgale38.googlepages.com dotgaleforsale@comcast.net

36’ Carver Aft Cabin, 1989 Well kept New England Carver 36 Aft Cabin owned by licensed captains. Recent upgrades include new starboard engine, new holding tank/lines, Raymarine C 80 chart plotter, Kohler 7.3 KW Generator, hot water heater, Tempurpedic Mattress, and much more. 20102011 storage and shrink wrap paid. A true turn key boat. $70,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com

38’ H&H Hardtop Cruiser, 1998 Wheelhouse in 2010, all new Diamond Sea Glaze windows. DONNA JANE is powered with a single Cat 435 hp diesel, which allows her to cruise easily at 15 knots. She’s quiet and economical. $190,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com graygray@gwi.net

36’ 10.8 Meter Trojan Convertible, 1989 Twin stateroom, fully equipped galley, cockpit freezer and sink. Transom door. Includes Zodiac with outboard. Full electronics. Interior redone. Must see $49,900. Private owner: 860345-7373. russpekrul@SBCGlobal.net 37’ Silverton 37 Convertible 1989. This Silverton Convertible is well maintained, and in great shape. Owner is upgrading so this one must go. $47,000. Call 207799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com

38’ H&H Osmond Beal, 2002 Make an offer. Propose a trade house, land, sailboat for this customized lobster yacht, designed for living aboard year-round in New

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’ Young Brothers/Pettegrow 1984. Custom flybridge cruiser. Volvo diesel, low hours. Electronic controls. Recent radar. Located Conn. Will deliver. $89,000. 860535-8424. mnpeterle@att.net 39’ Smith & Gray Cruiser Cassic, well maintained, great layout, new carpets, awning & cushions. $28,500 with good terms. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com 40’ Hatteras Double Cabin, 1987 Voyager is a very clean and well mainatined Hatteras 40 Motoryacht. Re-powered in 1999 with twin Yanmar 315hp diesels and a diesel genset. Solar panels, recent electronics, fuel system upgrades and numerous other upgrades make Voyager a desirable vessel in a classic Hatteras. $179,000. 207371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com 40’ Steel Tug, 1948 Built by Marine Supply in Ontario. Originally used in the lumber trade. This tug would be suitable for con-

Burials at Sea


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Points East May 2011


version to a trawler yacht. $60,000. 207-255-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

42’ Matthews Classic, 1956 Double Cabin Flying Bridge (DCFB) Cruiser. Beautifully restored cruiser, a sea-going summer home. Repowered with 2 twin GM V6 220hp delivering 4.5gph @9knots. Complete new plumbing, electrical including Lewmar anchoring system, Garmin chartplotter/GPS and Ritchie binnacle. $59,000. More information and pictures available. Contact: herliebarnes@yahoo.com

42’ Duffy, 2006 LADY DIANA. Built for a serious sport fisherman. Extensive electronics, engine controls at five locations, galley-down, full head, stowage, sleeping accommodations. $690,000. www.atlanticboat.com brokerage@atlanticboat.com

47’ Mainship Cruiser, 1997 Mainship Aft Cabin Cruiser with flybridge. This vessel has had a full-time captain, working for the same owner since purchased brand new in 1997. Two spacious staterooms (sleeps six), two heads, salon and galley. Everything on this boat is in working condition and she is ready to show. Please call Mike at 843-290-6733 or Sharon at 603-997-1689. sbfld155@gmail.com 47’ Maine Cat, 2009 Maine Cat P-47, hull#2, launched June ‘09. Twin 180 Yanmar, liveaboard equipped, low fuel burn, 3’ draft, located in Maine. $110k below list. 1-888-832-2287. www.mecat.com info@mecat.com 47’ Novi Dragger, 1985 Fiberglass Atkinson Novi Dragger. 43.8’ + 4’ extension. 15.5’ beam, 6’ draft. Good Condition. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com

Other Boat Rental Triumph Boats 17’ & 19’ Center Console available for half day, full day and extended rental. Guilford Boat Yards, View Details www.guilfordboat.com, Guilford, Connecticut 203-453-5031

Pre-purchase surveys Insurance surveys Damage surveys


Appraisals Marine Consulting New Construction surveys

Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Commission a Tender Get a great boat while helping a great cause. Custom-built for you by the Compass Project. Come on in and meet your build team. 12’ Bevins Skiff $850 12’ Echo Bay Dory $1950 16’ Gloucester Light Dory $1,600 Call 207-774-0682 www.compassproject.org compassinfo@maine.rr.com Engine Building Class This is a Special 2 Day Seminar. You will completely assemble and test run a diesel engine. It will run Sat, 9-5 through Sun, 11-5. Call for dates and details. There will be a limit of 6 for this class. WWW.JWAYENT.NET JWAYENT@JWAYENT.NET 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 Moorings & Slips Small marina on beautiful Great Bay. 16’ to 30’ boats. Bay View Marina, 19 Boston Harbor Road, Dover Point, NH. 603-749-1800.


Delivery Captain - Professional Crewing • Deliveries • Charters • Training • Passages

Capt. Mike Martel Mobile: +401.480.3433 E-mail: CaptMikeMartel@yahoo.com Safe, Reliable, Reasonable. Delivery - Mate aboard 1926 Classic Wooden 85’ LOA Staysail Schooner Mary Rose - Newport, RI to Tortola, BVI via Bermuda - Nov. 2010.

98 Points East May 2011

10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,250 and $1,600. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-594-5492.

Internet supplier of multi-vendor epoxies (as low as $33/gallon); low temperature epoxies; high temperature epoxies; epoxy paints; underwater epoxies; thickened epoxies; industrial epoxies; barrier coat epoxies; LPU polyurethanes; graphite-teflon™ - copper powder fillers; fumed silica & microfibers. MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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Handcrafted Tide Clocks The Chesebro Gallery in New Harbor is offering handcrafted tide and time clocks functional & beautiful. Rustic barn board frames, stained glass, and the faces have images of coastal Maine from Mark Chesebro’s original paintings. www.chesebrogallery.com mandl@roadrunner.com

Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ water-repellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705. www.geminicanvas.com peter@geminicanvas.com Boat Transport Best rates, fully insured, Nationwide and Ocean Freight. Reliable Service. Rob Lee, Maritime. 508758-9409. www.marinasandtransport.com boattransport@comcast.net Atomic 4 engine, 1979 Universal Atomic 4 gasoline engine, model 5101. 4 cyl., raw water cooled. 30hp @ 3000 rpm. From a Pearson 30. Comes complete with 20 gal. gas tank, gauges for oil pressure, water temp., amps. Includes spare parts kit and new automatic electronic ignition kit. Engine is working well; we recently completed a 200 mile trip with no


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problems. Moving on to a new diesel. Asking $2,000. for this old but still-purring engine. For more information contact Pemaquid Marine at 207-677-2024.

Heated Boat Storage C W Johnson, Inc. Secure heated boat storage building in Harpswell, Maine. Professional service/maintenance or do-it-yourself space available during the off-season by moving the boat into the isolated work area. Storage area doors measure 14’x14’. Call Chip at 207833-6443 or email chipneta@comcast.net Winterization Diesel Seminar Includes instruction on oil system, electrical system, fuel systems, cooling systems, basic troubleshooting with discussion period and question & answer period. September 25, October 16. Price $175. www.jwayent.net jwayent@jwayent.net Offshore Passage Opportunities #1 Crew Networking Service. Further your horizons. Sail free. Since 1993. Call for brochure and membership application. 1-800-4-PASSAGe. Join online at www.sailopo.com Repower & Refit Considering repower or refit upgrades to your boat? Our two locations offer you in-house, factory trained technicians ready to address your upgrades to the highest standards. Stop by or give us a call, we’d be happy to talk about your options. Kittery Point Yacht Yard. 207-439-9582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967. www.kpyy.net jglessner@kpyy.net.

and boatyard. Please send resume with cover letter summarizing work experience to www.yankeemarina.com deborah@yankeemarina.com

season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait - call now for information: 207-4399582 or email jglessner@kpyy.net.

launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207633-6788. www.brby.com dockmaster@brby.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 603-436-5299 or email@greatbaymarine.com

Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of off-season storage space available. Store with KPYY and our full service yard and factory trained technicians are available if you need us. Call to join our family of customers: 207-439-9582 or email jglessner@kpyy.net.

Mobile Repair Service Coastal Marine Care, specializing in fiberglass repair, carpet installation, dockside detailing, polish/wax, and marine upholstery services. Experienced, efficient, and fully insured. Offering affordable rates. We come to you. 207756-5244. www.coastalmarinecare.com

Moorings Available Boothbay Region Boatyard has seasonal moorings available, $950. We are located in well protected Ebenecook Harbor, with free

Mercury, Yamaha Service Kennebunkport Marina has the only factory trained Mercury and Yamaha technicians located on the water in Kennebunkport to service

Rental Moorings Sail beautiful Penobscot Bay. Seasonal moorings in protected Rockland harbor with an expansive float and pier facility for dinghy tie-ups and provisioning. On-site parking. 207-594-1800. www.atlanticchallenge.com info@atlanticchallenge.com Maine Chartering Consider chartering your boat(s) to help with those yard bills. Give us a call to talk about options. NPYC 207-557-1872 www.northpointyachtcharters.com info@northpointyachtcharters.com Inside Storage Eric Dow Boat Shop offers inside storage for lovely boats, reasonable rates, exceptional care. Call Eric to discuss your project needs. Brooklin, Maine 207-359-2277. www.dowboats.com Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2011 summer


Cruise to Jonesport, Maine Enjoy pristine country and unsurpassed beauty • Expert Wood & Fbg • Jonesport Peapod • LoadRite Trailers • Showers-Laundry • Moorings • Boat Storage S/V Thalassa 35' Alden 1960 For more information


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Marine Referral Service

Need service, repairs, modifications, installations, refits or maintenance of any kind on your motorboat, dinghy, sailboat or yacht at a reasonable hourly rate?

Ocean Master, Motor 40 years in big boats and small ships, BOATWISE instructor. Deliveries, training, management. 401885-3189. capt_bill@cox.net

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Fiberglass Repair Position Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass/Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina

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all of your mechnical needs. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Docking Available Kennebunkport Marina has the newest docks on the river with all new power pedestals and water hook ups. Call today to reserve a slip 207-967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Power Boat Rental Kennebunkport Marina now offers a power boat rental program. Come pick out your boat and go fishing for the big one. Call 207967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com

service marina with the staff to meet all of your boating needs. Limited transient slips available. Call 967-3411 for rates. www.kennebunkportmarina managerkport@roadrunner.com Fabric Project Quotes Coastal Marine Canvas (Belfast) wants to quote your next fabric project. Want new berth cushions, Biminis? Perhaps a Dodger or a salon interior? mainemarinecanvas.com info@mainemarinecanvas Help Wanted - Sailmaker Help Wanted - Experienced sailmaker, year around postion, knowledge of all aspects of sailmaking, salary based on experience. 978388-0017 www.withumsailmakers.com

Kennebunkport Boat Club Kennebunkport Marina is unveiling The Kennebunkport Boat Club. Call 967-3411 for details. Become a charter member of The Kennebunkport Boat Club. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com

Compass Adjustments Adjusting compasses for all vessels from Kittery to Castine. Dave Witherill at 207-829-3046 or cell 207-318-0345. www.mainecompassadjuster.com penbaydw@maine.rr.com

Kennebunkport Marina Kennebunkport Marina is a full

Sails Wanted Flying Scot, good condition used

Boat Lover’s Paradise Deep Water Mooring in Morse Cove, Penobscot, Maine (near Castine). Includes renovated 1795 Schoolhouse with 3-plus bedrooms, 3-season porch, 73 feet of frontage and large outbuilding. Come watch spectacular sunsets across Penobscot Bay or the activity at the boat yard next door. All for $255K. Call Carol 207-8121832. lovelymermaids@gmail.com

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Call now for availability! Charter Maine! Bareboat • Crewed • Power • Sail Trawlers • DownEast Cruisers

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888-832-2287 Charter Maine Cat 30 & 41

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.”

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Charter Phoenix 40’ C&C Maine & Caribbean Boat is well equipped with in-boom furling main and electric furling jib.


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Abaco, Bahamas

Women Under Sail


Southwest Harbor, Maine 1-800-HYC-SAIL • (207) 244-5008 charters@hinckleyyachts.com

Cheap Power Today Run your boat with economical aircooled Briggs and Stratton type engines. Marine conversion manual includes methods for forwardneutral-reverse gearing. From cheap, easy to find local parts. Only $10.95. Capt. Woodie Owen; P.O. Box 32172-PE; Charleston, SC 29417. rogerowen52@aol.com

Inflatable Dinghy Avon 310 Lite Inflatable Dingy, includes storage bag, seat, oars, lifting davit points, foot pump, 3 towing points. Excellent condition. 2006 model, 603-888-0164 bshap72181@aol.com

CHARTER “We’re on the job, so you can be on the water.”

Offshore Swan Sailing Program Change your life - sail a Swan Offshore: Newport - St. Maarten in the NARC Rally Oct 30th 2011. Every year since 1998. Professional skippers. Very reasonable. Small crew means lots of wheel time. Fun! Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe (800-472-7724) www.sailopo.com

mainsail or full suit. Bullseye sails may also work. jwallace.3@comcast.net

Yacht Charter Co. Want to off-set yard bills? Call about chartering your boat ■

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Boats for charter

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Call these marinas to reserve your seasonal slip/mooring. MARINA

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www.byy.com/Stamford www.byy.com/Stratford www.byy.com/Branford www.byy.com/Westbrook www.byy.com/Essex www.byy.com/oldsaybrook www.byy.com/deepriver www.yankeeboatyard.com www.byy.com/Mystic

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Wickford 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/Wickford www.byy.com/Warwick www.byy.com/Warwick www.byy.com/Barrington www.byy.com/Portsmouth www.NEBoatworks.com

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New Bedford Bourne Osterville Salem Salem Newburyport Plymouth

508-997-7390 508-563-7136 877-491-9759 978-740-9890 978-744-2727 978-465-3022 508-746-4500

Yes Yes www.crosbyyacht.com Yes www.byy.com/salem Yes www.pickeringwharf.com Yes www.merri-maryachtbasin.com __ www.byy.com/plymouth Yes

603.436.5299 603-929-1422

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www.kpyy.net www.yorkharbormarine.com www.kennebunkportmarina.com www.sunset-marina.com www.southportmarine.com www.portlandyacht.com www.maineyacht.com www.yankeemarina.com www.byy.com/South Freeport



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

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



Niemiec Marine Kingman Yacht Center Crosby Yacht Yard Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina Pickering Wharf Marina Merri-Mar Yacht Basin Brewer Plymouth Marine





Great Bay Marine Hampton River Marina

Newington / Portsmouth Hampton, NH


Kittery Point Yacht Yard York Harbor Marine Service Kennebunkport Marina Sunset Marina South Port Marine Portland Yacht Services Maine Yacht Center Yankee Marina & Boatyard Brewer South Freeport Dolphin Marina New Meadows Marina Robinhood Marine Center Boothbay Region Boatyard Carousel Marina Ocean Point Marina Port Clyde General Store Landings Marina Journeys End Ocean Pursuits Bucksport Marina Hamlin’s Marina Hinckley Yacht Service-ME John Williams Boat Company


Kittery York Harbor Kennnebunkport South Portland South Portland Portland Portland Yarmouth South Freeport Harpswell Brunswick Georgetown Boothbay Harbor Boothbay Harbor East Boothbay Port Clyde Rockland Rockland Rockland Bucksport Hampden Southwest Harbor Mount Desert


www.newmeadowsmarina.com www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

www.brby.com www.carouselmarina.com www.oceanpointmarina.com www.LindaBeansPerfectMaine.com



Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes __

45' 60’ 50' 150' 200’ 35'/46' 35' 42’ 50' 25’ 65' 25'/50' 75' 50’ __

www.rocklandlandingsmarina.com Yes http://oharacorporation.com/marina.html

www.oceanpursuits.com www.portharbormarine.com www.hamlinsmarina.com www.hinckleyyachts.com www.jwboatco.com

54' Yes 30' __ __

Yes 40' Yes 32' __ __ __ __

Points East May 2011 101

Advertiser index Allied Boat Works Bamforth Marine

26 60, 68

Hampton River Marina Handy Boat Service

32 3, 104

Paul Giroux Rigging & Marine


Penobscot Marine Museum


Bayview Rigging & Sails


Hansen Marine Engineering

Beta Marine


Haut Insurance Agency


Boat US


Hinckley Yacht Charters

18, 100



IMP Fishing Gear, Ltd.


Points East Flotilla


Bohndell Sails


Islesboro Marine Enterprises


Pope Sails


Boothbay Region Boatyard Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina Bowden Marine Service Brewer Plymouth Marine Brewer Yacht Yards

9, 67, 104

J & S Marine Services


J-Way Enterprises


J.R. Overseas

9, 104 103

Jackson’s Hardware & Marine Jeff’s Marine

Broad Cove Marine Center


John Williams Boat Company

Brooklin Inn


Journey’s End Marina

Buck’s Harbor Marine Charters


Kanberra Gel

Burr Brothers Boats Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveys Carousel Marina

9, 104 95 38, 60, 67

Kennebunkport Marina


73 9, 104 94 61,77 69 34,89 9,24 87 45, 61

Pickering Wharf Marina


Pierce Yacht Co.


Points East 4th of July

40, 41

Port Clyde General Store


Port of New Bedford


Portland Yacht Services


Progressive Epoxy Polymers


Regatta Promotions


Robinhood Marine

9, 17, 34, 48, 89,104

Royal River Boatyard

38, 47

Russell’s Marine




Kent Thurston Marine Surveyor


Sailmaking Support Systems


Key West




Casey Yacht Enterprises


Kingman Yacht Center

9, 17, 104

Scandia Yacht Sales


Cay Electronics


Kittery Point Yacht Yard

9, 63, 104

Sea Tech Systems


Charter Phoenix


Chase, Leavitt & Co.


Kramp Electronics


Seal Cove Boatyard


Lake and Sea Boatworks




Coastal Marine Canvas


MacDougalls Cape Cod Marine


SK Marine Electronics

Coastal Marine Care


Maine Cat


Snug Harbor

Concordia Company

9, 104

Maine Sailing Partners


Sound Marine Diesel

Maine Veterinary Referral Center


South Port Marine

Maine Yacht Center


Spike Haible Century 21 Baribeau Agency




Spruce Head Marine


CPT Autopilot


Crocker's Boatyard


Crosby Yacht Yard

9, 38

94 38, 88 19 9,20,60

Curtis Yacht Brokerage


Marblehead Trading Company

Custom Float Services


Marine Engines


CW Johnson, Inc.


Maritime Marine

Dark Harbor Boat Yard


Marston’s Marina

DiMillo's Yacht Sales


Merri-Mar Yacht Basin

Dockwise Yacht Transport


Mike Martel


Warren Pond Boatworks

Dolphin Marina & Restaurant


Miliner Marine Services


Webhannet River Boat Yard

Duchak Maritime Services

95, 96

17, 104

Standout Yacht Fittings


Stanley Scooter



Theriault Marine Consulting



Triple M Plastic Products

9, 104



Milton Cat



Dumas Welding


Mobile Marine Canvas


West Marine



Moose Island Marine


Whiting Marine Services

70, 71 27 61,73 60 11 19,27

Eastsail Yachts


Moose Landing Marina



Morris Yachts

Enos Marine


Mystic Shipyard

Finestkind Brokerage




Winterport Marine


Fogg’s Boatworks


New Bedford Whaling Museum


Withum Sailmakers

72 77, 100

Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard

9, 104

New England Boatworks


Wichard, Inc.


Wilbur Yachts


33 18

Winter Island Yacht Yard

9, 72

3, 9, 104

Women Under Sail



New England Burials at Sea


WoodenBoat Show


Gamage Shipyard


New Meadows Marina


Yacht Connection


Gannon and Benjamin, Inc.


Niemiec Marine

9, 104

Yacht North Charters

Gemini Marine Canvas


Noank Village Boatyard


Yacht Sales Network

Gordon’s Marine Referral Service


Norm Leblanc


Yankee Boat Yard & Marina


Yankee Marina & Boatyard

†9, 17, 104

Gowen Marine

9, 68

Gray & Gray, Inc.


Great Bay Marine

9, 57, 104

North East Rigging Systems


North Point Yacht Charter Co.


North Sails Direct


Yanmar Yarmouth Boatyard

Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales


Ocean Point Marina


YMCA Auction

Hallett Canvas & Sails


Ocean Pursuits


York Harbor Marine

Hamilton Marine


Padebco Custom Yachts


Hamlin's Marina


Parker’s Boat Yard


102 Points East May 2011

100 89

8 17 86 22,90


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

MAINE Boothbay Region Boatyard W. Southport, ME 207-633-2970 www.brby.com

MASSACHUSETTS Brewer Plymouth Marine Plymouth, MA 508-746-4500 www.byy.com/plymouth

Handy Boat Service Falmouth, ME 207-781-5110 www.handyboat.com

Burr Brothers Boats Marion, MA 508-748-0541 www.burrbros.com

Kittery Point Yacht Yard Kittery, ME 207-439-9582 www.kpyy.net

Concordia Company South Dartmouth, MA 508-999-1381 www.concordiaboats.com

Portland Yacht Services Portland, ME 207-774-1067 www.portlandyacht.com

Crocker's Boat Yard Manchester, MA 978-526-1971 www.crockersboatyard.com

RHODE ISLAND New England Boatworks Portsmouth RI 401-683-4000 www.neboatworks.com

Robinhood Marine Center, Georgetown, ME 800-443-3625 www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

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

CONNECTICUT Mystic Shipyard Mystic, CT 860-536-6588 www.mysticshipyard.com

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

Yankee Boat Yard & Marina Portland, CT 860-342-4735 www.yankeeboatyard.com

Yankee Marina & Boatyard Yarmouth, ME 207-846-4326 www.yankeemarina.com NEW HAMPSHIRE Great Bay Marine Newington, NH 603-436-5299 www.greatbaymarine.com

104 Points East May 2011

J-Way Enterprises Scituate, MA 781-544-0333 www.jwayent.net

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin Newburyport, MA 978-465-3022 www.merri-maryachtbasin.com Niemiec Marine New Bedford, MA 508-997-7390 www.niemiecmarine.com

Hansen Marine Engineering, Inc Marblehead, MA 781-631-3282 www.hansenmarine.com


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