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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 13 Number 9 Midwinter 2011 F E AT U R E S


Beeline for the B.V.I.


A new millennium MITA


Sailing is a powerful medicine, Letters


Part II: The Brennan family from Cumberland, Maine, exchanged a frigid, snowbound, New England winter for remote beaches and turquoise waters. By William A. Brennan Jr.

The Maine Island Trail Association was created for small boat explorers more than two decades ago. MITA’s co-founder appraises the trail concept 24 years down the line. By Dave Getchell, Sr.

Transatlantic Race, Racing Pages


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Blue Hill, Maine, Fetching Along


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The sounds of wind power The Fox Islands wind project on Vinalhaven, Maine, is up and running, but amid the cheering are complaints about the noise created by the blades of the massive turbines. By Steve Cartwright

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Castaway, Part I A father and son in a life or death situation. W.R. Cheney

Falling off: an exercise in logic The mind kicks in when the body falls over. Tom Fisher

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News..........................................24 RawFaith sinks off Nantucket; Rescue Medal to MMA boat; Mass.-R.I. wind farm doubles in size. The Racing Pages ........................44 2011 transatlantic race; MMA wins Kennedy Cup; Fastnet ‘79 Tenacious crew honored.

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Letters..........................................7 Sailing is a powerful medicine; Bowline, half-hitch is all you need; Clam-cake chronicles, cont’d.


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‘Always there when you need them’ he United States Coast Guard is under-appreci- boat sank shortly after rescue crews from Coast Guard ated. The dearth of accolades for the agency Station Point Judith and Coast Guard Station Castle could be because, to borrow from the R.I. State Hill arrived on scene. Troopers’ slogan, U.S.C.G cutters and personnel “are The 270-foot medium-endurance cutter Legare always there when you need them.” Maybe that’s the ended the trip of the 48-foot, Harwich, Mass., tunaproblem: The Coast Guard is so engrained in New fishing boat, Hot Tuna, 150 miles east of Cape Cod on England coastal life, so ever-present in our waters, we Oct. 20. The boat reportedly had no life ring, and its tend to take this branch of the U.S. Armed Forces for flares, life raft, and the hydrostatic release on EPIRB granted. had expired. Also, the EPIRB battery failed when We reviewed some of the New England Coast Guard tested. stories that came across our desk in the past year, and The Coast Guard searched for the owner of a life found the variety of challenges, and exhaustiveness of jacket discovered floating off Block Island, R.I., Nov. 3. the responses, impressive: Agency personnel believed the life Coast Guard investigators helped jacket might have been linked to the Maine State Ferry Service determultiple flare sightings. A Falcon Jet mine why the ferry Everett Liberty from Coast Guard Air Station Cape ran aground June 3 with 30 people Cod, a Jayhawk helicopter and the aboard after leaving its terminal. Coast Guard Cutter Tybee particiThe Coast Guard helped remove pated in the search, which extended 168 passengers and six crewmemsome 37 miles south of Martha’s bers from the 87-foot passenger vesVineyard. sel Massachusetts after it ran An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aground and began taking on water from Coast Guard Air Station Cape off Deer Island, Boston Harbor, July Cod on Nov. 6 carried a 65-year-old Integrated Coast Guard Deepwater Systems 3. man from Gerrish Island, Maine, in The Chatham, Mass., Coast Guard rescued 11 people the Piscataqua River, to Pease Airport, after a camoufrom a 44-foot yacht, the Bronze Monkey, after it flage boot, lifejacket, and several duck decoys were caught fire approximately three miles south of Wych- found east of the Portsmouth Harbor entrance. The mere Harbor July 30. man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The heliA 25-foot Coast Guard Station Gloucester rescue copter, a 47-foot boat from Coast Guard Station boat recovered two people from the water near Nor- Portsmouth Harbor, the cutter Reliance, and a Coast mans Woe Cove and Eastern Point, Mass., after they Guard Auxiliary Air crew searched for anyone who were swept from the rocks and pulled out to sea. may have been with him. He had been duck hunting A Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape Cod alone. ended its search for a missing person Aug. 23 after Nationally and internationally, the U.S. Coast searching more than three hours and approximately Guard, in the past couple of months has, in the west10 square nautical miles. It had received a report of ern Caribbean, seized 62 bales of cocaine weighing an overturned eight-foot inflatable four miles north- 3,400 pounds and worth some $48 million; repatriated west of Cuttyhunk, Mass. 80 Haitians rescued from a 40-foot wooden sailboat; Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England dis- searched for a 31-foot sailboat with a crew of two 210 patched a boat from Coast Guard Station Castle Hill miles southwest of Bermuda; found two bales of mar(R.I.) and a Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Cape ijuana and two bricks of hashish on a 34-foot sailboat Cod Aug. 29 after receiving a report that four people off the Dominican Republic; gave 40 to 50 sea turtles had fallen into the ocean near Narragansett Pier. a lift to the Gulf Stream 40 miles southeast of Cape Coast Guard crews searched unsuccessfully, in 15- Lookout, N.C.; and apprehended poachers illegally to 25-knot winds and heavy fog, for a mariner reported harvesting striped bass along the Atlantic Coast. missing Friday near White Island in Portsmouth My God, do the Coasties ever rest? And what would (N.H.) Harbor in late August. His 20-foot powerboat we do without them? was found anchored, with nobody onboard. For a full appreciation of everything the U.S. Coast Coast Guard response crews responded to a fire on Guard does for Mankind, visit the Coast Guard News a 38-foot boat east of Point Judith, R.I., Aug. 5. The daily at www.coastguardnews.com.



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The 35-foot Dragonfly and all the disciplines and adventures inherent in her ownership, were the salvation and the optimal therapy for frequent Points East contributor Mike Pothier and his son Derek (above) after the devastating loss of, respectively, their wife and mother.

Sailing doeth good, like medicine I think it is time for me to tell a personal tale related to sailing, in the hopes that it may inspire others who have faced misfortune or adversities to think twice about the direction of their lives. My wife of 33 years and I ran a modestly successful business, together, for about the last 25 years. We were torn between selling it and taking early retirement to relax and enjoy the fruits of our labors. We finally decided the time was right, and, after a length of time, found a buyer who was a match for the business and sold out with the intention of getting a larger sailboat, and doing some coastal cruising in our home waters of New England. We also had one child, who was mentally handicapped and very dependant on us, but he enjoyed sailing on our 21-foot Sirius on weekends. Shortly after selling the business, we departed for a charter in the B.V.I., where we lived many years ago. The sailing was as stupendous as I remembered, and we were able to renew some acquaintances with friends still living there. We returned after about a monthlong trip, my wife became ill and died very unexpectedly and quickly. I was seriously heartbroken, distraught, and in deep denial and grief, and now sole care provider for my son, Derek. I went through way too many drastic changes in a very short period of time. In addition, I was in final negotiations to buy a 35foot sloop just before she died. What to do now? Everybody advised me not to make any major decisions so www.pointseast.com

soon after all this turmoil. Many of my friends truly believed I had already gone mad. I have never been much good at taking advice. I bought the boat. I knew if I just stayed in my house with my son, grief and despair would eat me alive and I would most likely spiral down hill very quickly. I was only middleaged (if I’m going to live to 120), and I had to do something to keep busy. Sailing a “new” used boat is certainly a good way to keep busy. Making a long story a little shorter, I made lots of changes to the boat, and I quickly started sailing to get familiar with it. Derek and I made some two- and three-week cruises both alone and in the company of others in a Points East flotilla. We made lots of friends at the marina in Eliot, Maine, and up and down the New England coast during the past seven years. We have had some exciting passages, interesting storms, and met innumerable, interesting people. We spend most of the summer on the boat and travel extensively until it becomes too cold in the fall. I have since met a very nice lady-friend (not through boating) and have showed her the pleasures of sailing and cruising, and she has returned the favor by trying to “kill me” while teaching me mountain climbing! Elphis now enjoys cruising with us and has become an accomplished sailor as well! Sailing was my salvation and the best therapy in the world. If I hadn’t returned to sailing, grief and loss would have consumed me and I would be like a derelict boat, dry-rotting, forgotten, and sinking in despair. I certainly still miss my wife, and always will, but sailing has filled the void, renewed my life, and left me with hope. Mike Pothier s/v Dragonfly Eliot, Maine

Half-hitch, bowline all you need When we patrol the marina docks to check on the boats and make sure they’ll all secure and no unexpected water coming in, we are often surprised at how the owners have tied their boats. You’d think boat owners and sailors, and people who hang around boats, would naturally be good at tying knots, but that’s not necessarily so. Over 50 years of running our little marina has taught us never to assume someone knows how to tie a decent knot. We’ve seen it all I think. Everything from bow and stern lines that were merely wrapped, not tied, around a mooring bit or cleat to oddball knots Points East Midwinter 2011


piled one on top of the other over and over. The sheer weight of the bunched rope kept the line from untying. We’ve found boats adrift, about to float out of the slip because a bow line was never properly tied to the dock. Certainly there are some examples of excellent seamanship, too. We have customers who make fast to a cleat and then neatly flake down the loose end of the line all shipshape and nautical. But in general, tying up boats and tying knots seems to be sort of haphazard. A number of owners opt for snap hooks that make it easy to clip into an eye or around a cleat. I thought about this and then about the knots we use every day. We tie a lot of knots in the course of our work at the marina, but we use only two. We use knots that are easy to tie and basically foolproof. We tie two halfhitches and bowlines. That’s it. The most common thing we do is lead a dock line through an eye or around a dock timber and then tie it back on itself with a couple of half-hitches. We do this hundreds of times during a summer. We joke with each other that a “round turn and seventeen halfhitches never came loose.” Whenever we have to tie something to something else, we quickly pass the rope around and throw in a couple of half hitches. When we need a loop or a knot that we are sure we can untie, we use a bowline. We use a bowline for rigging a towline, or lifting a mooring block, or tying two lines together. And that’s basically it. We run our entire marina operation using two simple knots. Once in a while, we use a timber hitch to grab and hold a mooring cable, or a loop knot when we need a quick loop in the end of a line, and, of course, we take crossing turns on a cleat and finish off with a half hitch. But that’s about it. You’d think people who run a marina might have memorized “The Ashley Book of Knots,” but we don’t usually have time for fancy rope work. We need simple and reliable, and that’s’ what we get with the halfhitches and the bowline. We tie these two knots without thinking. We use them all the time, and they’ve never let us down. In the realm of “handsome is as handsome does,” I think that says a lot. Randy Randall Marston’s Marina Saco, Maine

The clam-cake chronicles, cont’d Editor’s note: In the April 2010 issue, Tom Cornell of East Boothbay, Maine, responded enthusiastically to Bristol, R.I., delivery skipper and author Mike Martel’s Midwinter 2010 clam chowder recipe, and requested the formula for his clam-cakes. Mike responded with a two-page monograph on phylum mollusca, including recipes for clam-cakes and peanut butter-and-mustard sandwiches. Obviously over8

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whelmed by the blizzard of data, Cornell took several months to collect himself and respond. I’m famous, thanks to you. Some of my clients are waiting for the next chapter of our splendiferous correspondence. I apologize for the delay in responding to your extremely well composed editorial, but I have been expecting as hail from the sea that you are delivering the boat of my dreams in exchange for tying a blindfold on to smell and taste my unique clam-cakes. Summer (a beauty) is over, and I need to dig some more clams on the river. My family insists that the recipe be kept private, but if you bring the proper financial agreement that makes me a majority stockholder, we can consider a partnership. I’ve started the Bloody Marys (they need the proper aging); fermented clam worms, females only, are necessary to age the vodka. So we hope to hear a horn calling one of these days soon. Tom Cornell East Boothbay, Maine Mike Martel responds: Capt. Cornell is, once again, being way too kind; if he has become famous, it is not thanks to any efforts on my part, but rather to his friendly demeanor, jolly disposition, and curious diet. I believe that we all like to believe that we “think outside the (clam)shell,” but few of us really do so as authentically as Capt. Cornell, whose approach to traditional seafood is as un-traditional as, say, attending a barbecue with the Donner Party. Capt. Cornell need not fear me stealing his famous clam-cake recipe; indeed, since he has been careful to omit his address from his missives (and in this latest one, left out the state as well), I would have a hard time locating him, so surely his secret is safe, though I have a sneaky suspicion that he’s somewhere near Cunner Rock Road in East Boothbay, in part due to the everpresent flock of gulls circling one particular clamshell midden in the vicinity. I’m delighted that he has begun aging the Bloudy Marys (Roger Williams’ spelling of “bloody”), but I wonder if he’s thought the worm-in-the-bottle thing through well enough. I mean, the Mexicans learned, once upon a time, that a certain worm in a bottle of Mezcal didn’t hurt the liquor or the drinker too terribly. I’ll not go so far as to say that it adds anything other than a Smithsonian-esqueness to it; the last time I had a bottle of El Gusano Rojo (The Red Worm), I didn’t think the Mezcal tasted like worm, although I admit that I wouldn’t really know, since I didn’t eat the worm, have never eaten one that I am aware of, and besides it was yellow, not red, and looked a whole lot like a garden pest. But Capt. Cornell is talking about putting a well-fermented clam worm in the Bloudy Mary vodka to impart a special flavor. Hmm. Sounds like he might have editor@pointseast.com


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had a brief flirtation, as a youngster, picking snackin’ morsels out of open lobster bait barrels down on the Jonesport docks. Although I wonder if it might catch on with the trendy exotic martini crowd. Maybe. But Mainers seem to have a habit of going overboard with this stuff. I love lobster, yea, I do. But not in ice cream (and I have seen advertisements for such a thing) or in beer (there is a beer made with lobster juice, apparently). What’s next? Will Tom’s develop a lobster toothpaste?

But time is running short; Capt. Cornell wants me to visit before winter, and has promised me worm-flavored Bloudy Marys, clam-cakes made with steamer clams, and shad-roe pancakes. All I ask is, what can I bring (besides the TUMS)? Perhaps a “proper” Rhode Island gray chowder, like grandmother used to make; stuffed quahogs with ground chourico sausage in the mix; and a plate of white flint corn johnnycakes. We’ll have a feast, aye!

MYSTERY HARBOR/And th e win ner is...

Dodge’s Murray Peterson schooner gave it away The Murray Peterson schooner gave it away to me. I had seen Dodge Morgan several times in the fall when he stopped in Boothbay Harbor for the night. He was on the way to Paul Bryant’s boatyard in Newcastle, on the Damariscotta River, for the winter haul-out. Like everyone I will miss his presence. I have anchored south of Snow Island a couple of times when cruising in Quahog Bay. It is well protected and provides good shelter. Passing Pig Island is a little tricky with the ledges that tail off the northern end of the Island. It can be a long haul out of Quahog Bay in a southwest breeze. Our boat is a Bristol 35.5, Solution, which is moored in Boothbay Harbor. This is the second time I have identified the Mystery harbor. The hat will go well with my T-shirt. Andy Marvin Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Tip-off was miniature lighthouse What a fitting December mystery harbor selection, a proper tribute to Dodge Morgan! I immediately recognized the southern end of his beloved Snow Island. The big tip-off was his sailboat plus the miniature lighthouse on the tip of an outcropping. We were neighbors of Dodge. My house is located on Tondreau Point. From my front deck, I look out over the northern part of Snow Island. The picture must have been taken from the wonderful anchorage to the southeast of Snow. What a great place to drop the hook! Many times each summer we take our grandkids to Little Snow for some scavenging and cookouts. They also make use of the swinging rope on the east side of Snow Island to swing happily into the warm Quahog Bay waters. The water temperature here gets into the mid-70s 10 Points East Midwinter 2011

from late June through Labor Day, a great place for a refreshing swim. Armand Bouchard S/V Chaser Harpswell, Maine

It’s near Great Island Boat Yard The mystery harbor is Snow Island in Maine. Former home of Dodge Morgan and right next door to a fabulous boatyard called Great Island Boat Yard. It holds many fond memories as a place we have begun and ended a few epic sailing seasons. Nina and Glenn Cook. Marblehead, Mass.

Chatted with Dodge last summer We’re probably late in identifying Snow Island in Quahog Bay in Harpswell. That was the homeport for Dodge Morgan and his flotilla of lovely boats. We live over on Ewing Narrows, up Harpswell Sound, and love to go into the anchorage at Snow Island for overnight or longer. This summer, while we were on a mooring by Snow Island, Dodge and his Significant Other were going by early one evening, and we had the chance to give him editor@pointseast.com

a compliment on his writings for Points East and on his lovely island estate. Upon hearing of his death, we were especially glad that we had taken the opportunity to speak with Dodge. Jim and Carol Fetters, m/v Cricket Harpswell, Maine

I passed Snow Island many times Looks like Dodge Morgan’s place on Snow Island, Quahog Bay. I have passed by there many times while working on moorings at Great Island Boat Yard. Sorry to hear of his passing. John Blood Coastal Barge and Mooring LLC Brunswick, Maine

See you at Snow Is. next summer It’s Snow Island harbor. My wife and I sail a stout little Bristol 26, which we keep in the New Meadows River. One of our favorite weekend overnights is to sail into the harbor. Entering from Quahog Bay, and leaving center Island to port, we are greeted by the late Dodge Morgan’s beautiful black schooner. Bearing off

to starboard, we enter an anchorage that is well protected, especially from the south and east. We typically lie to anchor, but we also have, on more than one occasion, availed ourselves of one of the many vacant moorings. If fuel, marine hardware, or a pump-out station is needed, one can motor approximately one mile up into Orrs Cove to the Great Island Boatyard. This is an attractive and well-run facility that can even provide you with overnight docking or mooring accommodations. For those needing provisions, one might hitchhike to Cook’s Corner, just over four miles up the road to the north. Our little sloop being of shoal draft, we enjoy anchoring in the nook just east and south of Ben Island. This is a secluded spot, but caution is advisable to avoid some of the rocks that dot the eastern shore. Many people also like to overnight in the cut alongside the eastern edge of Snow Island. In a blow, this is well protected from all sides. And regardless of where you anchor in this beautiful harbor, the vistas across to Fales Hill frequently provide beautiful sunsets. See you there next summer. Stuart and Carol Gillespie West Bath, Maine Editor’s note: Many thanks to Steve Cartwright for donating the Mystery Harbor photo of Snow Island.

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My photo has special meaning The attached picture is one I took of Dodge Morgan’s beloved Eagle Aug. 31 while doing our two-week cruise in Trinity last summer. Little did I know that about two weeks later Mr. Morgan would “cross the bar.” It is the centerpiece of your Mystery Harbor this month, Snow Island in Maine. We stopped there waiting to find out how soon we would be returning to Portsmouth, N.H., due to Hurricane Earl “barreling” down on New England during our cruise, the nonevent. We left the next day, Wednesday, Sept. 1, and hightailed it back home. We were introduced to the Snow Island anchorage in Quahog Bay in the summer of 2009 by our friends Alan and Chris Kelly, who own a Morgan 32. They took us under their wing during our first real cruise in Trinity and showed us many delightful areas and “tricks of the trade,” so to speak. What a great place! The water in August is warm enough to swim comfortably in, at least for me. Our water-temperature gauge showed 68 degrees. Bill Bowman s/v Trinity Portsmouth, N.H.



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Perspectives Castaway: Part I hey moved farther up the steep incline of the rocky beach, but as they did so, the little boy couldn’t help looking back out into the cove. He wasn’t sure what he was looking for and not sure what he wanted to see. He did see Sara; she was beginning to pitch in the stillbuilding waves. “We’ve got to get out of this wind,” his Dad said. “Otherwise, in this stiff easterly and with us being wet, we’ll get hypothermic.” The boy didn’t know what that word meant, but it sounded awful, like the needle they put in his mother when she was so sick. He began to shiver and glanced over at his father, who was looking towards some big boulders and large fallen pine trees. “Come on, Pal,” he said, “we’ll get out of the wind over there, then figure


out what to do.” They started to climb the rocky beach towards some shelter, when the man turned to look back toward Sara. Then he stopped and just stared. “She’s dragging, Pal,” he said. “How do you know?” “She’s not headed into the seas. It means her anchor is dragging.” The boy looked as Sara’s six tons of wood and lead turned slowly broadside to the wind. He could hear the mainsail and jib halyards frantically slapping her 50-foot mast in protest, and he knew the anchor line must be stretching tighter and tighter around the big cleat on deck, as old Sara yanked on it, like a relentless dog at a pant leg. The wind began to swing farther to the northeast, turning the cove from a sheltered anchorage to a vulnerable, unprotected opening facing

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the fury of the North Atlantic. His dad spread a wrinkled white hand across his face and squeezed the sides of his head between his thumb and little finger, as if either thinking hard for a solution or hiding his eyes from the sight of Sara dragging. The wind blew angrily into their faces, watering their eyes. The great pines behind them began to groan and swish their long, needle-filled arms. The boy imagined Sara’s weight pulling on the big Herreshoff anchor as it slid along the bottom of the cove. He knew there would be no wind down there and it would be oddly quiet. Down there on the bottom, he thought, it wouldn’t look like a struggle at all, but more like a private, subtle, slow-motion battle. Like a climber slipping off a mountainside, the anchor would try in vain to hook one of its arm-like flukes on a firmly embedded rock. He had always thought of that anchor as protector. Its long iron shank and silver-painted flukes had worked as one to keep them from drifting into dangers at night while they lay in their cozy bunks off small islands and rocky shores on the coast of Maine. The anchor had never dragged. Now it was dragging, and it seemed the worst time ever. He looked back at his father, who had removed his hand from his face. He looked up and down the beach and at the water by the shore. “I can’t see the swamped


dinghy anywhere. It’s probably just under the surface somewhere out there. And the oars…the oars aren’t in sight either.” “Then what can we do, Dad?” the boy asked. “You have a plan. I know you do. You always have a plan.” “If I can get to Sara, and then climb aboard, I can start the engine, take the strain off the anchor, motor upwind, and then try to reset it.” He looked out at the boat. “She’s getting closer now; close enough to swim to, I think.” His voice was uncertain. “I don’t know, I just don’t know. But we need shelter, we need dry clothes, we need warmth before nightfall. We need Sara for that. If I can’t save her, then I’ll ride ashore with her, but I’ll have put together dry clothes, blankets, flares and some food and water in that waterproof canvas abandon-ship bag. I’ll get off and wade ashore before she breaks up.” He looked over at his boy, his eyes steady. “I can lose Sara, son, but I can’t lose you.” “But we can’t lose me or you, Dad,” the boy said, getting frantic now and speaking through chattering teeth. He began to whimper at the thought of losing his father, the thought of another void in his life, something again gone that shouldn’t be. “It’s too rough and too cold. You stay here, Dad. Ashore. We can run around and around and get warm. That always works. Don’t go.”

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The man smiled at the boy and put a hand on his wet hair. “Works for awhile Pal, but I, and even you, can’t run all night.” He looked back at Sara. “Keep an eye on me, but do not go in the water. OK?” He paused and took a deep breath and stuck out his hand. “OK? Shake on it. I need a solemn pledge: Even if you lose sight of me, you will not go in the water.” The man looked back at Sara; then he began to remove his khaki pants, shoes and heavy sweater. When he’d done that, he said, “I’m keeping my shirt on. It’s a tradeoff; it will slow down my swimming and make it harder to pull myself on board, but it’s wool and wool helps retain body warmth when wet.” “But Dad, what will I do? If something bad happens? You have to tell me… what would I do?” “You survive; that’s what you do. Understand? You go up by those fallen pine trees and boulders and pull off as many branches as you can, then you yank as much as you can of that shore grass and hay that’s growing behind those trees, then you find a place between the boulders that’s out of the wind, then you put down all that hay for a bed, and then you pull as many pine branches over you as you can.” “Dad, please, just don’t go. OK? We can both make a bed up there and keep together for warmth.” “If I can’t make it to Sara, I’ll swim back, and that’s what we’ll do then. OK?” And with that he turned and walked towards the surf. The boy watched as he waded into the breaking chop at the beach’s edge, pushed off, and began stroking his way toward Sara. His father’s longish white hair began to blend with the white foam of the

waves, but the boy could still see the red of his wool shirt with each stroke of his arms. The boy started running back and forth along the beach to keep warm, his head turned sideways to the sea and his eyes fixed on the flashes of red. At first his father made good progress; then he seemed to slow. The boy began to run faster, back and forth down a short stretch of the beach, as if that would help his father pick up his pace in the sea. But his father slowed more. Then he stopped and tried to float on his back to rest. It was something he’d taught his son to do. But it was too rough, and he weighed too much in the shirt, and the waves crashed over him. The boy started to yell: “Dad, come back. Come back in to shore. It’s too far.” But then the man turned over and began to swim again toward Sara. He made slow progress, but as he got closer it got easier in the lee of the boat, which moved slowly sideways while it dragged its anchor. Finally he reached Sara and hung on to the rudder. As she bounced in the seas, so did he, his head sometimes going under. “Pull yourself up. Pull yourself up Dad,” the boy yelled against the wind. But the man just hung there, exhausted. Then he tried to reach up to the rail of the old sloop, but it was too high and he sank back into the sea. The boy started to run again, frantic. “Dad, Dad, Dad” was all I could say. It was as if, by not letting go of his name, he wouldn’t be letting go of him. Part II of “Castaway” will appear in the April issue. Author Roper lives, works and sails out of Marblehead, Mass.

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Falling off: an exercise in logic Passing from Pelican Harbor through the North Bar Channel off the east side of the Bahamas’ Great Abaco Island and into the open ocean, the water quickly turns from the glowing whitish turquoise of the banks to a dark cobalt blue. Deep water now. The mariner feels a momentary chill, although he knows objectively that he and his boat are safer in this new element than ever they were among the shoals and coral heads. He also knows that now only the thin skin of his vessel separates him from a very cold and lonely place far below. The moment passes quickly, though. Like all those who venture forth on open waters for pleasure, for the love of it, our singlehander is an optimist. His boat is a tough and well appointed little packet, and new country, new adventures, lie ahead. In this case, what lies ahead is the island of Eleuthera and, later, the Exumas, or so he hopes. The little sloop runs south all day ’til near dark, when she is off Hole in the Wall, the southern tip of Great Abaco. Between this and her next expected landfall in the vicinity of Eleuthera lies the Northwest

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his ancestors did. He wants to be a creature of the sea. Darkness falls and with the night comes a marked lessening of the wind. The mariner and his boat are only making a knot or, at best, two. Lights appear at many points on the horizon. Tankers and freighters are making their way back and forth through the passage. They are ablaze with light. Some look like giant Christmas trees, others like floating cities. Forward on the sloop’s bow pulpit is a kerosene-fueled bicolor navigation lamp from the Davey Co. in England. It is quite large, designed for a 40-footer, not the 21-foot craft we are on tonight. But, it must be said, it was designed for a 40-footer of decades, even generations, ago. Compared to the blazing light put out by the modern-day behemoths in the channel, it is nothing. We wonder if any lookout could see it even if he tried. So it is an anxious time for our mariner as he drifts along on dark, glassy seas. If he were a Muslim, he might be comforted by saying, “Inshallah.” None of the shipping even comes close, however, and with daylight a modest breeze springs up. The little sloop plies its way southward, the Walker patent log turning slowly and registering a speed of two to three knots. By midafternoon and our mariner’s 31st hour at sea, his dead reckoning tells him that Eleuthera should be in sight, but it isn’t. Our mariner is tired and very disappointed.

Halfway into Hour 33, a low island emerges on the horizon. Much too small to be Eleuthera, it is, nonetheless, land. The mariner is happy and relieved. Sometime thereafter a skiff carrying a pair of Bahamians happens by and our mariner asks for a heading for Spanish Wells. The Bahamians hoot with derision: “Oh man, you are way off. This is Rose Island,” one of them yells. The mariner doesn’t care. True, he is quite far west of where he thought he should be, but dead reckoning is an inexact science, particularly if you have been drifting in unknown currents for long stretches of time. He knows where he is now, and that is all that matters. Looking now for a place to anchor for the night, the mariner steers for a small cay in the far distance but along the way there is a sudden and sickening cessation of motion. Miles from anywhere, the sloop has run up on what seems to be an anomalous high spot on the banks. Darker water in every direction shows that the sloop has found the only such spot around. Very tired and a little disorientated, the mariner is not sure whether the tide is coming or going. If it is going, and if some weather should come up, this situation could rapidly become dangerous. Not a moment to lose. Quickly, the mariner lets out some sheet until the boom is out at about a 45-degree angle. He then stands on the rail and placing his hands on the boom, leans

Getting aboard, and the wisdom of shedding the PFD Like any mishap at sea, the one described here offers lessons to those fortunate enough to survive, and to those who read or otherwise hear about it. Most obvious here is that no boat should go to sea without a tested means of getting back aboard should one be so unfortunate, or so foolish, as to fall overboard. My bayman forebears who spent theirs lives on Shinnecock Bay and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean always said that the best solution was not to fall overboard in the first place, and it is true that few of them ever did. But accidents will happen. A heavy line with a loop in it attached to some secure part of the boat and left lying on deck will provide sufficient means for getting back aboard. The loop, when pulled down over the side, acts as a stirrup, and you can get back aboard in much the same way that you would mount a horse. For those preferring a more solid and permanent solution, a variety of metal transom or rudder steps, both folding or otherwise, are available from marine suppliers. Marshall Marine, in South Dartmouth, Mass., offers a massive bronze job that is sure to please. I bet they will sell you one even if you don’t own one of their wonderful catboats. A second lesson is not to rely on a jam cleat for anything. A lot of sailors like them and defend them, but 18 Points East Midwinter 2011

heading off on a voyage to the hereafter because one gave way is enough to change anyone’s mind. I realized when writing a piece about falling overboard that it would be almost sure to generate the usual comments about PFDs and how we should all wear them at all times. PFDs certainly have their place, but in their insistent and increasing clamor, PFD advocates remind me a bit of an automobile mechanic here in Vermont who barraged the local papers with letters about the hard hat as a universal panacea for life’s hazards. My point is that the PFD is not always appropriate or useful. Nobody has yet suggested that we all wear asbestos suits because our houses might burn down, but I can almost see it coming. If I had been wearing a PFD when I fell off my boat way out on the banks, I would have had to get rid of it in a hurry if I wanted any chance of swimming back to my rapidly departing boat. In fact, the time it took me to make the counter-intuitive decision to shed it, and then to do so, might have been fatal in a situation where seconds counted. As to whether or not it is safe to take an engineless sailboat into the shipping lanes, the answer is, no, it isn’t. I did it when I was younger; I don’t do it any more. editor@pointseast.com

way out over the water to get weight as far out as possible. The idea is to heel the boat over so the keel will lift off the bottom and the boat will drift free into deeper water. It works. She begins bumping along the bottom and in moments finds deeper water. But then there is a snapping sound as a jam cleat on the main sheet lets go. The mariner finds himself flying out over the water and then into it. The sloop is now drifting away with the breeze and a surprisingly strong current, and it is all the mariner can do to catch up with her. It is touch and go, but he makes it, swimming faster and better than he ever has in his life before. Now he finds that his problems are not over. Try as he may he cannot quite get up over the high topsides. Time and again he tries, leaping up in the water and trying to turn his wrists so that he can push on up and reach the deck. Time after time he gets close, but never close enough. Already very weary he is now becoming

physically exhausted. The island is too far away to swim for. He thinks of sharks. He thinks of hypothermia. Near panic, he suddenly remembers something simple and obvious. Letting go of the rail, he swims back to the dinghy. Grasping the dinghy’s transom, he pushes down and surges up. The transom sinks and his body rises high enough so that his belly folds over the transom. He is in. Back aboard the sloop, he anchors immediately. He and the sloop will spend the night anchored on the open banks, a not uncommon practice in these parts. Then it is rum for all hands. Tomorrow will be another day. Bill Cheney, a regular contributor to Points East, sails the engineless Marshall 22 catboat Penelope out of Burnt Coat Harbor, Swans Island, Maine.





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line and then lighting was just a passing thought. The brown stuff stayed. Next came the actual cooking. Timing was really no problem. I bake everything at 350 degrees for one hour, potatoes, chicken, everything. When it comes to lobsters and crabs, steam for 10 minutes, all of it, no need for complications. However, getting a flailing crab, with the wingspan and energy of a large cormorant, into a 20-quart lobster cauldron is a challenge. This process also revealed that cooking more than one crab at a time would require a pot the size of a small car and the ability to get all 427 claws into the pot at one time in order to put on the cover. In other words, the skill to round up a herd of cats. After the standard 10 minutes, things looked promising. Tinges of “cooked lobster red” could be seen on the crab. Unfortunately (remember that algae), the

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water was an unappetizing brown color with a slightly unappetizing brown smell. Well, I wasn’t going to drink the water, so no problem . . . well maybe no problem . . . well, actually yes, a problem. Home alone and looking forward to a nice lunch, I crack open a leg to pull out the succulent, delicate crab meat . . . well, not exactly. More precisely, crack open a leg and pull out a pathetically small amount of meat. How can a critter the size of a 747 have less meat than a mosquito? It would take 30 of these things to make one measly crab cake. I’m beginning to understand all the fuss over blue crabs. As it turns out, the flavor is a bit like eating a salty weed, and the texture isn’t all that great either, although the slightly gelatinous glob that is trying to pass for crabmeat could be related to my 10-minute rule. Remember that algae? Remember that rather brownish water? Hard to be sure, but my suspicion is that spider crabs either leak or have shells the density of a coffee filter. No matter, after a few bites I’m pretty sure I know why you don’t see spider crab on many (any?) menus. So, you say, what about the body? You can’t stop at the legs! Ya wanna bet? Considering what has come from the legs, I have no desire to venture any further into this critter. If the legs were lousy I’m certain the body will be still worse, and I have no interest in seeing what is inside.

Just to confirm things, I check with my French Connection. My best seafood meal ever was in France, skate wings and mussels. The French know seafood. Connection says that Spider Crabs are great eating. But the “great” does not hold up for long. True, there is not much meat in the legs. Oh, the body? “We don’t eat that.” Neither do I. And then the total incomprehension concerning the brown algae, can we be talking about the same animal? Well, either way her version of spider crabs does not sound any better than mine and there isn’t enough red wine (we are way beyond butter) on the planet to make these things taste good. So my pal Harry has started hanging around the other end of the boat from me. I confessed to friends that I tried spider crabs, and, staring in disbelief, they exclaimed, “You ate what?” My wife has banned me from the kitchen unless she is there to supervise, and the cost of lobster is now running around $425 each. Time to move on to sea-robin stew, or maybe some smoked kelp. Retired banker Tom Fisher and his wife Jean cruise out of Hull, Mass., on a 34-foot Mainship. “At least once every summer, we head for the Cape and hang out on the hook in a couple of harbors and fish both Vineyard and Nantucket sounds.” What they eat as they wander along the coast is always open to question.

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News RawFaith sinks 100 miles south of Nantucket By Steve Cartwright For Points East The strange and sad saga of a three-masted galleon (see “RawFaith,” June 2010) came to an abrupt end on Dec. 8, 2010, when the RawFaith sank in 6,000 feet of water, 100 miles southeast of Nantucket. The ownerbuilder, George McKay, 53, was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, along with one crewmember, before the vessel foundered. The 88-foot vessel departed Salem, Mass., Dec. 4, reportedly bound for Bermuda. Launched into the Pleasant River at Addison, Maine, in 2003 RawFaith had been towed into port twice after becoming disabled − in one instance dismasted in what McKay said was a storm, but others disputed the severity of the weather. Despite official misgivings about seaworthiness, the Coast Guard lifted an order that RawFaith stay at Rockland, Maine, and in 2010 the vessel sailed to Portland, assisted by a tow. McKay had a vision of a vessel to take disabled people to sea, inspired, he said, by his daughter’s disability and her perseverance in life. But authorities said his owner-built boat could never qualify as a passenger vessel. “If RawFaith is truly unsafe, we’ll take it out and sink it,” McKay reportedly said. McKay once worked as an engineer at Digital Equipment in Augusta, before it went out of business. Building RawFaith became his passion and ambition, fueled by his Christian belief and his grown daughter Elizabeth’s struggle with multiple physical handicaps: “She was the inspiration. If it wasn’t for her I probably wouldn’t have done it.”

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Clockwise from left: Capt. George McKay safe and sound on terra firma. RawFaith in better times. The 88-foot threemasted “galleon” sinks 100 miles southeast of Nantucket.

MMA vessel awarded Hanson Rescue Medal The crew of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) sail-training vessel Summerwind has been awarded an Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal for a rescue made off Islesboro, Maine. A 100-foot Alden schooner built in 1929, Summerwind was competing in the Castine Yacht Club’s Castine Classic Yacht Race last Aug. 8, when, in a thick fog, a sailor fell overboard from another boat crossing tacks with her. Several midshipmen spotted the accident and shouted, “Man overboard!” Midshipman Tim Higgins tossed a lifejacket to the man in the water, and the midshipmen lined the rail and pointed at the 24 Points East Midwinter 2011

swimmer as Summerwind’s navigator plotted the positions of the boat and the swimmer. A “pan-pan” alert was issued. Summerwind’s sailing master Chris Gasiorek jumped into Summerwind’s 12-foot tender and reached the swimmer, who, after several minutes in 58-degree water, was exhausted. Commander Gasiorek rolled the rail down to the water and pulled him into the tender. The rescued man’s sailboat came alongside and took him aboard, where he went below to get into warm clothes, and Commander Gasiorek returned to Summerwind. FMI: www.usailing.org. editor@pointseast.com

Briefly Dyer Jones Herreshoff Museum CEO The Herreshoff Marine Museum, in Bristol, R.I., has appointed Dyer Jones, of Newport, R.I., as its chief executive officer. Well known for his work in three recent America’s Cup events – as regatta director for the 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain, and as chief executive and regatta director for the challenges in the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup events held in Auckland, New Zealand – Jones also spent close to 30 years in various positions with The Anchorage, Inc., in Warren, R.I., which designs and manufactures Dyer Boats. In addition, he is co-author of “The 12 Metre Class: A History of the International 12 Metre Class,” and is a former commodore of the New York Yacht Club. FMI: www.herreshoff.org.

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berland, Maine, wondering if they’ d ever get out of Maine, let alone step foot in the Virgin Islands. But good karma reigned, and they joined their power catamaran at CYOA Charters in St. Thomas, totally poised for azure seas and enticing landfalls. editor@pointseast.com

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he day was promising – clear skies, light breezes, seas two to three feet, with unlimited visibility. Once we brought Karibee Kat up to her cruising speed of 10 to 12 knots, the humid air under the fly-bridge bimini seemed refreshing. We’d chartered the Fountaine Pajot Maryland 37 trawler catamaran in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With twin diesels and three cabins, the boat was ideal for the tropical cruising we had in mind, with plenty of room for my wife Chris (the Admiral) and me, our 16year-old son (First Mate), and our 11-year-old daughter (deckhand). We charted a course northeast after clearing St. Thomas and headed to St. John’ s north shore. With all the research I had done, the chartplotter and GPS seemed unnecessary as the landmarks were as familiar as any in Casco Bay. We passed by Caneel, Trunk and Maho bays, on St. John, U.S.V.I., and headed into Francis Bay, where we took a National Park Service mooring 100 yards from the beach. Only a handful of other boats were in the bay, and a few people on the beach. It was a race to see who could jump first into the impossibly blue water, and, naturally, the captain, tending to his numerous responsibilities, was last. The water was gloriously warm yet refreshing. Our next stop was Soper’s Hole, at the west end of Tortola, B.V.I., and the Jolly Roger restaurant and hotel, with its perfect view of the harbor. It was here that Chris and I first sampled the infamous Painkillers (PKs), a popular libation in the B.V.I. consisting of Pusser’ s dark rum, pineapple juice, coconut milk, and fresh grated nutmeg: Sublime! Fully sated by our excellent lunch, we did a bit of shopping in the small village before heading back to the Karibbe Kat. Our plan was to head for Peter Island, off the south



shore of Tortola in the British Virgins, and take a mooring for the night. As we headed out into Drake Channel, the wind picked up and produced some nasty quartering seas, slowing our progress. As we approached Peter Island, I hailed the Beach Club on the VHF and was told there were no moorings left. Anchoring was not advised due to the poor holding, and now we had 20- to 25-knot wind. Plan B had us turn back toward Cooper Island, a few miles to the east, but they, too, had no moorings for the night, only slips. It was now late afternoon and getting increasingly windy so the prospect of being tethered to a dock safely in the lee seemed appealing. It wasn’t until we had backed the Kat in and tied to the slip that they informed me the fee was $125 for the slip and $75 for shore power. The crew would have mutinied had I suggested trying to anchor in nearby Great Bay, so we plugged in, cranked up the AC, and made a round of PKs. Originally, I had planned to skip Cooper Island as the guides described the resort as “stuffy and pricey.” We were not properly attired to dine in the main restaurant (jacket, long pants), but were allowed into the beach-bar restaurant. The wind was really blowing now, and we hurriedly made our way back to the Karibbe Kat for the night. We were under way by 0900, with a plan to visit the Baths on the southern end of Virgin Gorda, less than 10 miles to our north. The weather had changed from the previous day, and we now faced overcast skies and 20-knot winds. The lovely blue-green water had turned to gray, and the reefs were all but invisible. The swells were still with us as we approached the massive rock formations that make up the Baths. BVI, continued on Page 32 Points East Midwinter 2011


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creased in strength overnight, and the rain came down even harder, drumming loudly on the hull, keeping me from sleep. Somehow the mooring held, but I couldn’ t see the boats moored right next to us, so getting a bearing was impossible. By morning I was exhausted, and the storm continued. I was beginning to worry that we would be stranded here at Marina Cay with no way to get to St. Thomas to return the boat and catch our flights home. As I was stressing, the boats moored next to us materialized from the gloom, and then I could make out the dock some 50 yards away. It was clearing. After a quick breakfast, we slipped our lines and headed west toward St. Thomas, not really knowing what conditions awaited us. By the time we were abeam of Peter Island, the deep-blue sky and turquoise water had returned. It was time to get our itinerary back on track and sal-



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MITA The Maine Island Trail Association was created for small-boat explorers more than two decades ago. MITA’s co-founder appraises the trail concept 24 years down the line. Story and photos by Dave Getchell, Sr. For Points East mall-boat owners are looking forward to the coming season, and many are planning one or more trips to a few of Maine’s wild islands for foraging and beachcombing. A few even go as far as camping overnight for a day or two so as to enjoy in full the exciting sport of sea-duck hunting. One of the primary reasons the Maine Island Trail was established was to help assure that such challenging opportunities are always there in good number for persons skilled in boat handling and camping. Today, a small-boat skipper can head off on a voyage confident that a simple island campsite will offer a place to hole up for the night. Many misconceptions exist regarding the Maine Island Trail, a recreational waterway that now extends nearly the entire length of the Maine coast. What follows may help in lifting some of the fog that still hovers over the trail even after more than 20 years of existence.


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Can a “trail” be on the water?

Who operates the trail?

The first of several modifying descriptions in my American Dictionary define a trail as “a path or track made across a wild region, over rough country, or the like, by the passage of men and animals.” This is fudgey enough to apply to a water trail that can be wild and rough and be used by the passage of men and women in boats. We like to define a modern water trail as “a recreational waterway with a beginning and an end, frequently dotted with overnight camping sites and, ideally, instilling in its users a sense of stewardship of lands in the trail.” The Maine Island Trail (MIT) has all of these attributes. I sometimes note that the term “water trail” was not used when the MIT was originally conceived. Today it is common parlance for most every boat owner.

The nonprofit Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) is responsible for the operation and care of the trail. The offices are located on the Portland waterfront, where a director and a staff of five handle membership; produce an annual printed guidebook (now also on line for members only); arrange activities such as island clean-ups; maintain contacts with private owners who let members use their islands; work with 200 volunteers, including a number of trained monitor skippers who man the small-boat fleet; and carry on the never-ending challenge of fundraising to support this work.

How many islands are in the trail? There are more than 150 islands and a large number of mainland sites open to members. These include dozens of private islands open to MITA members only.

Why is it needed? All of the islands are owned by someone: by the State of Maine, by some other government entity, by an organization, or by private owners. These various owners have a wide variety of terms by which they allow the public to visit their properties. The Maine Island Trail Association collects and continually updates this information and places it in the hands of members through an annual printed guide that helps direct people to islands and mainland stopovers where they are welcome.

Doesn’t Maine own many islands open to the public? Yes. A couple dozen of them formed the base of the trail when it was established and continue as important segments of the Maine Island Trail. Because of the remoteness of some, and the fact they are scattered all along the coast, the Department of Conservation contracts with MITA for their care and management. Monitor skippers and volunteer adopters visit these state islands regularly to check the number of visitors and the condition of use sites.

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The answer is a flat NO. Right from the beginning the organization has operated on a simple rule: “Our only authority is our own best example.” The monitoring is non-confrontational, and its purpose is to gather information and encourage stewardship of the islands by all users. A track record of responsible, proactive behavior is ultimately what gets an island listed on the Trail. Irresponsible behavior, on the other hand, is what gets islands posted “No Trespassing.”

Is the trail limited to kayakers? No, the goal of the Maine Island Trail is to serve all types of boat people, with the aim of protecting the islands while using them. One of my favorite pictures is of a Penobscot Bay pilot, an active MITA member, waving to a little MITA skiff from the bridge of a huge freighter. That pretty much covers the ball park as far as who can join. Along with kayakers, members include small motorboaters, yachtsmen and non-boating landsmen, and a sizable number of people “from away” who

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Thursday, April 21 The renowned team Ben Mendlowitz and Maynard Bray present compelling images and highlights from their latest book, "The Book of Wooden Boats." For nearly 30 years, Ben has been shooting an annual calendar of wooden boats that is a fixture at boatyards Photo by Benjamin Mendlowitz and on office walls around the world. This latest work continues a tradition of displaying handsome classics of naval architecture—and stirring countless daydreams. For more information, visit www.herreshoff.org/calendar Reserve your seat with an email to events@herreshoff.org (or call 401-253-5000)

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Exploring hidden creeks and gunkholes just off the trail can result in pleasant surprises. This narrow waterway, its entrance all but invisible a short distance away, opens into a lovely little bay that few coastal travelers ever see.

cherish the Maine islands or simply like the idea that many people are caring for them. A friend and I did a lot of the initial exploring for trail islands in our own outboard boats. Small aluminum outboard skiffs are used by MITA’s volunteer monitor skippers.

Is encouraging small boats to venture on the ocean irresponsible? The organization makes a special effort to inform people in small boats of potential hazards and the need for skill and good judgment. The guidebook warns of particularly challenging parts of the coast such as the mouth of the Kennebec under certain conditions, the reefs of Petit Manan Bar, the swirling currents of the Upper and Lower Hellgates in the Sasanoa River, and other exciting places. Too, long sections of the trail trend through lovely backwaters, rivers and protected coves and bays. MITA encourages boaters new to the sea to develop their skills here before attempting more exposed routes.

Do MITA members bother commercial fishermen? Sometimes. Members and nonmembers occasionally tie up traffic at launching ramps; some people are thoughtless and others are inexperienced. Most recreational boaters give way to the commercial fishermen, aware that they are at work. In return, most fishermen smile, shrug or sniff at these interlopers and go about their business. Bear in mind that lobstermen refer to kayaks as “speed bumps.”

Why are the dues so pricey? Most members consider the $45 fee a bargain for what they get in return, such as access to several dozen privately owned islands, well cared for campsites, and information on where to go without fear of trespassing. These benefits come at a cost in time and effort on the editor@pointseast.com



WINTER WORKSHOPS Diesel Maintenance Workshop Feb. 19 MITA executive director Doug Welch, right, talks with a group of kayakers on Crow Island in Muscongus Bay. This small state-owned island was one of the first in the Maine Island Trail, and its campsites remain in excellent condition.

part of a paid full-time staff and a small army of volunteers who are most successful when operating on a planned schedule. The same 45 bucks will buy a modest dinner for two at a local restaurant or a ticket in the bleachers at a Patriots’ game. Personal values vary.

Are there other water trails? Yes. The American Canoe Association now recognizes over 500 recreational water trails in the U.S., the first of which, according to the ACA, was the Maine Island Trail. In that number are many well managed and outstanding water trails on our sea coasts and inland waters. Of course, definitions of what constitutes a water trail vary from seeing every wiggly brook as a potential water route to considering nothing less than a well organized mega-trail of several hundred miles as the only true water trail. Many projected trails rise and fall like the tide because they lack the attractive ingredients needed to assure longevity. An hour or so spent Googling the web should all but drown you with information. Remember, though, that waterways have been important routes of travel from the earliest days of this nation. But these were basically water highways with a purpose that, while significant, was taken very much for granted. Modern water trails, by contrast, have a specific recreational purpose. Readers having other questions can get most of the answers from the Maine Island Trail Association, 58 Fore St., Suite 30-3, Portland, ME 04101, or call 207761-8225, email: info@MITA.org, www.MITA.org. Dave Getchell is co-founder of the Maine Island Trail, former editor of “National Fisherman,” a founding editor of “The Small Boat Journal,” and editor/author of “The Outboard Boater’s Handbook.” He boats and fishes out of Appleton, Maine. www.pointseast.com

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THERACIN New England well represented in transatlantic sailing contest Next summer’s Transatlantic Race 2011, from Newport, R.I., to the Lizard west of Plymouth, England, had by the end of 2010 attracted 14 entries and seven provisional ones, with the deadline to enter Feb. 28. New England will be well represented in the fleet. Dr. Huntington Sheldon, of Shelburne, Vt., will be sailing Zaraffa, the Reichel Pugh 66-footer in which he won the 2003 North Atlantic Challenge from Newport to Cuxhaven, Germany, with a course time of 13 days, 15 hours, 7 minutes and 28 seconds. George David, of Hartford, Conn., will sail Rambler 100, a new Rambler for David, being a renamed Speedboat, the canting keel IRC 100 designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian. Rives Potts, of Essex, Conn., the newly nominated rear commodore of the New York Yacht Club, will race Carina, a 48-foot sloop designed by McCurdy & Rhodes and launched in 1969 for Dick and Richard Nye and winner of the 1972 transatlantic. Potts acquired Carina in 1995, and this boat has sailed in 19 Bermuda Races, more than any other boat. She won the St. David’s Lighthouse trophy in 1970 and 1982, and last year, Potts and Carina won it for a third time. The TR 2011 is for racing, racing/cruising and classic yachts with a minimum length overall of 40 feet. Hosted by the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and the Storm Trysail Club, the TR 2011 races a rhumb line of 2,975 miles, and will feature three staggered starts from June 26 to July 3. FMI: www.transatlanticrace.com. 44 Points East Midwinter 2011

Tenacious’ 1979 Fastnet crew Aw The Storm Trysail Club’s charitable educational foundation, the Storm Trysail Foundation (STF), has awarded Ted Turner and his 19-man crew of Tenacious − winner of the infamous galebattered 1979 Fastnet Race − with its new Storm Trysail Foundation Award. Crewmembers are Peter Bowker, Richard Collins, Courtney Jenkins, Gary Jobson, Duby Joslin, Jim Mattingly, Rives Potts, Jane Potts, Tom Relyea, Rick Rodoreda, John Samama, Greg Shires, Bud Sutherland, Bobby Symonette (deceased), R.E. “Teddy” Turner IV, George Varga, Steve Ward, and TENACIOUS, continued on Page 46 editor@pointseast.com

NGPAGES Zaraffa, the Reichel Pugh 66-footer sailed by Dr. Huntington Sheldon, of Shelburne, Vt., won the 2003 North Atlantic Challenge from Newport to Cuxhaven, Germany, with a course time of 13 days, 15 hours, 7 minutes and 28 seconds.

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Congratulations to Maine Maritime for an outstanding performance in the Kennedy Cup races and for earning the right to represent the U.S. in the 2011 Student Yachting World Cup in France.

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warded Storm Trysail honor Tenacious crewmembers attending ceremony (from left) are Rives Potts, Jane Potts, Duby Joslin, Gary Jobson, Jim Mattingly, Ted Turner, Richard Collins, Bud Sutherland, Chris Williams, George Varga, and Tom Relyea. Photo courtesy Storm Trysail Foundation


Maine Maritime put on an outstanding performance at the 2010 Kennedy Cup in Annapolis, Md., and earned the right to represent the United States in the 2011 Student Yachting World Cup in France. The last day of racing saw another day of shifty north-northwest breezes ranging between 15 and 22 knots and sparkling sunshine, albeit a little chilly. Maine Maritime started the day with a comfortable sevenpoint margin over Cal Maritime and 12 over Navy, meaning some divine intervention would be required for the order to change. Maine showed that the only thing divine was their sailing prowess as they handily won the day’s first race, sealing their national championship victory and leaving Navy and Cal Maritime to scrum for 2nd. Navy finished 2nd in Race 9, while Cal Maritime struggled with a 5th, opening the door MMA, continued on Page 46 Points East Midwinter 2011


TENACIOUS, continued from Page 44 Chris Williams. All 19 members of the Tenacious crew will have their names engraved on the award, a brass bell cast specially for the occasion. Twelve of the crew were on hand at Stamford (Conn.) Yacht Club in November. The Storm Trysail Foundation Award “represents the rich heritage and tireless spirit of the great sport of ocean sailing and is awarded to honor the skippers, the crews and their yachts and highlight the many historical and noteworthy blue water passages of the past.” FMI: www.stormtrysailfoundation.org. Storm Trysail Foundation chairman John Fisher presents the Storm Trysail Foundation Award, at his right.

MMA, continued from Page 45 for Navy. However, in the final race, Cal got a great start winning the favored left side and cruised to an easy win securing 2nd overall, while Navy finished 6th to retain 3rd. Much credit has to go to the Naval Academy Sailing

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Briefly Rousmaniere selected as moderator for Marion-Bermuda safety-at-sea John Rousmaniere will be moderator of the 2011 Marion Bermuda Race Safety at Sea Symposium on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. He has sailed more than 40,000 miles, including nine Newport Bermuda Races (two in the second-place boat), two Fastnet Races, three transatlantic races or cruises, other long races or cruises, and extensive day racing that included winning championships. The ISAF has an updated rule: 30 percent of crew (including skipper) need to have completed a Safety at Sea Symposium within the past five years (no longer within 3 years). The symposium weekend will include a second (optional) day covering in-water safety procedures (life-raft deployment, etc.), weather, and medical education. The Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race starts June 17. FMI: Marionbermudarace.com.

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Sailgroove wins ’10 Creativity Award Sailgroove’s Chris Love of Somerville, Mass., and Pat Hitchins of Austin, Texas, won the 2010 Creativity Award at US Sailing’s One-Design Sailing Symposium late last year. They received the honor for their outstanding creativity and contribution to the year’s most innovative one-design events of national or international significance. Love and Hitchins, and a dedicated behind the scenes crew, made Sailgroove a force in the area of sailing video coverage and event promotion. Other award categories were Service, Leadership, Club and Regatta. These awards highlight role models of creative leadership in one-design sailing. FMI: www.ussailing.org.

New Englanders excel in Carib 1500 2011 US Sailing Development Team Three New Englanders are among the 55 sailor-athletes named to the 2011 US Sailing Development Team (USSDT). The USSDT was created to help young athletes, identified as future Olympic prospects, acquire the skills necessary to compete at the Olympic level. The New Englanders are: 49er (Men’s Two Person Dinghy High Performance), Trevor Burd (Marblehead, Mass.) and Declan Whitmyer (Stamford, Conn.);

A couple of New England Boats excelled in the 2010 Caribbean 1500 rally from Hampton, Va., to Tortola, B.V.I. In Class III, Bill and Diana Quinlan, on their Taswell AS 58 Special Delivery, edged out Joy For All, a Farr 50 owned by Gil and Joy Smith from Glastonbury Conn. Tom Hollway, from Devizes, U.K., on Pelekan, an Island Packet 485, won Class IV, beating Mystery, a Sequin 46 owned by Ward McElhinny from Cohasset Mass. FMI: www.carib1500.com.

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Slocum a complicated man, adrift in his later years The Hard Way Around By Geoffrey Wolff, Alfred A Knopf, 2010, 234 pp. $25.95

Reviewed by Sandy Marsters For Points East I was born in 1951. I turn 60 next month. Who cares? I do, of course, but my point is that if the era of the clipper ships had started on the day I was born, my birthday would mark the end of the grand sailing ships, as the Age of Sail surrendered to the Age of Steam. Imagine if the Jet Age lasted only 60 years. Or the Space Age. Or the Automobile Age. Or the Horse-and-Buggy Age. The clipper era began in 1850 and ended in 1910. That’s a very short age – way too short for a clipper-ship captain like Joshua Slocum, as Geoffrey Wolff points out in his

examination of the life of one of America’s most famous – and stubborn – sailors. “Nothing in Joshua Slocum’s history suggests that he could have tolerated the culture of the iron steamship, stinking of coal, burning the eyes with cinders, and requiring the ordinary seaman to chip rust hour upon hour in the dank prison of the hold,” writes Wolff. “No: Slocum’s craft had to be fashioned of wood and driven by the wind.” And so he sailed. As a young deckhand after leaving his Nova Scotia home at age 17; as a mate, and then as a captain on numerous craft calling on ports in all parts of the world and getting into a lot of trouble along the way; and later,

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after the clippers had disappeared, on his own homebuilt Spray, on which he became the first man to sail around the world alone on a small boat, or on any boat, for that matter; and on to his mysterious death at sea. Most of us know Slocum from the wonderful and classic adventure book he wrote about that journey, “Sailing Alone Around the World.” We may also have read his “Voyage of the Liberdade,” or even the far less well-known “Voyage of the Destroyer.” From those books we knew he was very brave, very skilled, a little clumsy sometimes, fiercely independent, and quite clever. We know him as an heroic figure, likened to Columbus, his accomplishments recognized by the National Geographic Society with those of Dr. David Livingstone and Charles Lindbergh. But Wolff treats us to another Slocum, a three-dimensional character who is both truly heroic and deeply flawed: a gifted seaman; a completely incompetent businessman; a talented writer and philosopher; an absent parent; a brilliant innovator, inventor and engineer; a lousy husband; a rogue; a frequent victim of attempts on his life; and, quite possibly, a psychotic tyrant. In this skillfully researched book, Wolff looks beyond Slocum’s works to create a portrait of the real

man. There is the story of the of the would-be mutineer seaman whom Slocum is alleged to have imprisoned in a foul, rat-infested locker for most of a voyage of the Northern Light, an event on which “The New York Times” chose to comment on Nov. 29, 1883: “The mere imprisonment of the man in the hole where he was found by the officer who arrested him is sufficient proof that Slocumb (sic) is a brute who deserves the severest punishment.” Another attempted mutiny on Northern Light was only put down when Slocum shot and killed a sailor, an act for which he claimed self-defense and was acquitted. Wolff is even-handed in his treatment of Slocum, tracking down correspondence from the captain’s defenders and sorting through a shelf full of books that tried to unravel the mysteries of Slocum. At the time, with the clipper era in decline, it had become more and more difficult to find agreeable crew among the drunken rogues left on the waterfront as the smarter ones headed west, away from the sea. Only by behaving like a tyrant could a captain keep such a crew under control, suggests Wolff. The portrait that Wolff gives us is one of a very complicated man who, sadly, is adrift in his later years, caring badly for himself and, at his lowest point, being accused of molesting a child in Spray’s

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tiny cabin. That charge was never resolved. “He had lost to shipwreck two clippers, had been charged with cruel imprisonment of one crew member and the murder of another,” writes Wolff. “ His second wife, Hettie, in sympathy with that seasick sailor of the Odyssey, wished to flee so far inland that local citizens wouldn’t recognize the purpose of an oar. He was broke. The Age of Sail had ended. The captain was, that is, entirely at sea.” And it was at sea that he died, somewhere off the U.S. East Coast, on a solo voyage from Martha’s Vineyard to South America. He was last seen alive on Nov. 14, 1908. Whatever happened to him is a matter of broad and pointless speculation.

Wolff allows the great sailing writer Thomas Fleming Day to pass the last word on Slocum, restoring the heroic stature of this great sailor: “Peace to Captain Slocum wherever he may sleep, for he deserves at least one whispered tribute of prayer from every sailorman for what he did to rob the sea of its bad name; and for such a man, who loved every cranny of her dear old blue heart, who for years made her windswept stretches his home and highway, what is more fitting than an ocean burial?” Sandy Marsters, co-founder, along with Bernie Wideman, of Points East, was the magazine’s first editor.

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Ballentine’s Boat Shop, in Cataument, Mass., has created Doughdish LLC and Stuart Knockabout LLC, and has purchased the molds and rights for building the two Herreshoff designs in fiberglass. Both reproductions were created by Bill Harding, of Marion and Cataumet, Mass., who oversaw the construction of some 540 Doughdishes (since 1973) and 76 Stuart

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The Truth About GPS Halloween Yacht Club, 10 Seaview Avenue, Stamford, Conn. What owners’ manuals and technicians can’t explain, don’t know, and won’t reveal about GPS and chartplotters, according to Captain Bernie Weiss of Atlantic Yacht Delivery. Useful tips and techniques, plus practical suggestions on how to optimize the technology to minimize operator error. Free admission. www.hyc.net bw@pro-pub.com


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Craft Class: Make Sailors’ Valentines Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Penobscot Marine Museum. Hear about romance in maritime stories, make a beautiful shellwork Sailors’ Valentine, and enjoy tea and chocolate. $40 fee includes materials, refreshments. (Discount for members). http://www.penobscotmarinemuseum.org bschopmeyer@pmm-maine.org


Cold Water Survival In Long Island Sound Halloween Yacht Club, 10 Seaview Avenue, Stamford, Conn. Capt. Rande Wilson, CT DEP’s Mark Chanski, and Gaeton Andretta of The Small Boat Shop of Norwalk, explain how to cope with cold weather, immersion in frigid water, and general safety at sea during the winter months. If you’re a dinghy sailor, a kayaker, a frostbiter, a fisherman who goes after winter flounder, or maybe


Racing for Top Honors Anna Tunnicliffe, Laser Radial Gold Medal winner in 2008 Olympics, discusses her experiebnces while becoming the first woman in 20 years to bring home Olympic sailing gold. Mystic Seaport 2010-11 Adventure Series, Mystic, Conn., 1:30 and 7:30, River Room, Latitude 41. www.mysticseaport.org


Down to the Sea in Film Festival Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, presents The Crimson Pirate, starring Burt Lancaster as a buccaneer who involves himself in a revolution in the Caribbean. While perhaps not the most historically accurate of films, these two features include lots of swordplay, high-seas battles and fun for the entire family. All shows begin at 6:30 p.m. www.mainemaritimemuseum.org


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Boating Accidents and Incidents: Investigations and Forensics Halloween Yacht Club, 10 Seaview Avenue, Stamford, Conn. Capt. Eric Knott, the Chief of Marine Safety with Moran Towing, shares his experience and his stories, suggesting How To Be Safe at Sea with special reference to those testy tugs, barges, and other commercial vessels. Free admission. www.hyc.net bw@propub.com


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Sandy died at home Jan. 3, surrounded by his family after a fiveyear journey with cancer. After serving in the Coast Guard headquarters researching iceberg drift (1969-1973), he worked at the Marine Science Consortium (19731976) where he met his wife, Jane. In 1976, they returned to the family farm in Newington. Licensed as both a flight and sea captain, Sandy and his family spent many vacations boating, camping, and skiing. He loved all things nautical. He retired in 2009 (after 23 years) from Great Bay Marina, where he was admired and respected for his extensive marine knowledge. Sandy was known for his ability to build or fix anything. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Gundalow Company, which promotes the protection of the Piscataqua Maritime


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Blue Hill, Maine, and the art of cruising ne of the irrefutable laws of sailing is that some of the most delightful destinations are off the beaten path, or beset with various hazards to navigation and little visited. To a social defective like me, there’s scarcely a more compelling reason to wander from the well-traveled seaways and visit a new anchorage than to hear that few boats are said to call there. It’s the price to be paid, but no reason to steer clear. You’d be poorer not knowing such things, and who could afford that? In the wake of a long haul Downeast, the mate and I were ready to slow down, wander aimlessly and cultivate the cruising arts. Shaping a course for the pale heights of Blue Hill, looming above the island dotted seaways a dozen miles north of Swans Island, a musing southwester stirred, and an arabesque of eddies trailed off the Leight’s rudder. Up Blue Hill Bay we meandered at three knots, and often less. There was no reason to hurry our way along to the thrum of the en-



gine. Silence is a finer state, and speed has next to nothing to do with the craft of wayfaring. It’s not easy to let go of our usual take on time and ambition, as we must. It’s the thing. Patience is a virtue; impatience, a negative. Living mindfully is the way. Action plans are for the self-help guys – and look at them. Better to follow your intuition, go half as far, and have twice as much fun. A soft chorale murmured along the waterline as we swanned along. The stillness of eventide was upon us by the time we minded the buoys east of Sculpin Point, and emerged in what felt like a highland tarn, under the meadowy heights of Blue Hill. Hardening sail, the Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club came into view through the leeward rigging. Their guest mooring was tempting but we held on for the inner harbor, the genoa just beginning to luff. “Should I start the engine?” Leigh asked. “We’ve time,” I replied. Points East Midwinter 2011


The rumble of an engine is not music to my ears if there’s a breeze up. Motors are good things, but motoring is not sailing. Sailing is a discipline, subtlety, paradise, and bloody slogs. Clawing to windward is not corporal punishment. It’s sailing, and you must. It’s not about getting by with the least effort. It’s about a seamanlike way of things. Wringing what you can from mere zephyrs of a breeze and turn of tide is an art, fathoming new depths a necessity. Life without challenge and a little risk is all but pointless. With vagrant wisps of breeze serving, we tacked twice to gain a clear slant, eased silently past a jolt of ledge to starboard, and came up amongst a dozen craft scattered about on moorings in its interior pool. Sniffing about, we let anchor go in nine feet of water. There was only one other cruising boat to be seen. Settling in, we took stock and discussed how we might address the days to come. On the northwest shore, a church steeple poked above the trees and through gaps in the foliage we could see inviting glimpses of a whitewashed village that seemed anchored in the 1800s. Here and there cottages huddled alongshore, and the green sweep of a golf course tumbled down to the water. The pearly dew of evening fell, a slant of saffron light advanced and retreated across the glossy waters, dinner bubbled away on the stove, and the wine in our glasses evaporated at a notable rate. The mate prevailed in a game of rummy. It was fun, but for the fact that she won the foot-rub prize, and I the giving of it. Still waters, moon waxing and earthly quiet, a blue heron stalked prayerfully along the verge. Morning was as bright as a new penny. Splashes of sunlight washed the cabin walls. Waiting for the tide, we raked the shore with binoculars. Various landmarks were speculated upon, bacon sizzled away, and our bedding was draped over the boom to air out, which is almost as good as washing it. I took a chamois to the dew in the cockpit. A trio of guillemots hovered. I had the feeling they liked our music. The town dock dries. You need about two hours of tide to land a dinghy there. Or it’s a three-quarter-mile 62 Points East Midwinter 2011

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walk from a shingle landing on the northeast shore from which locals row out to their moorings. While waiting on the flood, I took to our slender tender, and landed on a sprawl of shingle flats midharbor. Climbing the steep slope of a tiny ice-cream scoop of an island, it was like a throne in the midst of a tidy fiefdom. It took about 10 minutes to row to the floating dock in the heart of the village. Long before there was such a thing as zoning, this tidy gathering of homes, busieditor@pointseast.com

nesses and public sector was a vibrant expression of proportion, function, community, and civility. Just around the corner from the dock is the stately Holt House, which was built in 1815. Preserved by the Blue Hill Historical Society, and open for tours, it makes a case for the spare and appealing lines of our New England Gothics, which have weathered the test of time admirably. Under a leafy canopy gathered butcher, baker and candlestick maker, and all manner of other shops. Two bookstores, too, which is a measure of not inconsiderable virtue by my standards. I bought Erskine Childers’ “Riddle Of The Sands.” Good reading is essential to a civil cruise. The mate acquired a rakish straw hat at another shop. Ambling along Main Street, we followed our noses to a bakery and acquired breakfast buns. Then we paused for a leisurely lunch at the Fishnet, a ’50s style drive-in where just about everything on the menu was deep-fried. The clams were exceptional. What a delight to sit in the shade, savor our meal, people watch, and have nothing on the agenda, but the moment. Jud Hartman’s Galley was fascinating. In front of it stood a bronze sculpture of an Iroquois warrior playing lacrosse, limbs stretched taut and muscles corded at the peak of action. The interior display was compelling, busts and multi-figure castings depicting the life and character of eastern woodland Indians, a sub-

ject in which I’d long been interested. Hartman’s work was dramatic and scholarly. For the best part of an hour we had a lively exchange, though my checking account was just shy of the $12,000 needed to acquire a piece for our den. The art of conversation, the energy of art, thoughts ranging, we cultivated common ground. There’s listening, and then there’s listening. The spectacle of the coast seems to possess entire villages of an affinity for the arts, and Blue Hill resonates with a remarkable variety of creative expressions. At the post office we heard about a Broadway play on tap that night. After touring the Liros Gallery, Merrill and Hinckley’s grocery store was another stop. The subject of food was of intense interest, being but a day or two removed from corned-beef hash for dinner. The preparation and sharing of a meal, and a glass of wine – without the press of time – can be a pregnant event. On the way back to the town dock, we saw a poster announcing a concert at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival that night, and immediately resolved to attend. Spontaneity is a wild card in the art of traveling. Instincts and impulses are honed, and the mind held nimble. Kneisel Hall is the summer home of professional musicians from conservatories across the country who mentor gifted university students. A half-mile walk up Pleasant Street, the performances are staged in an old

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Holt House in downtown Blue Hill, built in 1815, is preserved by the Blue Hill Historical Society and is open to the visiting cruiser for tours.

camp commons building. The works of Hindemith, Dvorak and Mozart filled the night air, and it was a treat to be in the midst of art pursued so passionately. Falling into conversation with a woman sitting next to us during intermission, we learned much of life on the peninsula and were offered a ride back to the landing where we’d hauled the dinghy out. If you’re in need of help, you’re likely to run into people in need of helping, and what better expression of humanity is there? Lazy morning. Not a cloud in the sky. The air creamy as butter. Bacon and eggs in the cockpit under the warming sun. Blue Hill was our muse. We made sandwiches, threw a chocolate bar into our backpack, and filled the water bottles. It’s a mile-long walk along Pleasant Street to the trailhead on Mountain Road. Winding our way up the bosky slope, it was cool under a shadowy copse of pine, hemlock and spruce. After our broad horizons, it felt good to be closely bound. Red squirrels chattered out the news of our passing, we saw a deer in the bush. The Indians called the peak Awanadjo, which means “small misty mountain.” We made the 914-foot summit in 40 minutes and emerged upon a grassy sward, presenting expansive views from Mount Desert to Penobscot Bay. Mount and ocean in one place, swells of granite and salt water, is a power64 Points East Midwinter 2011

ful dimension. Vigor is the essence of such pursuits. Blue Hill’s resident agitator/philosopher/pastor Rob McCall has a radio program, Awanadjo Almanack, on WERU, 88.9 FM. Aired at 7 a.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday, it offers one of the most interesting five minutes on radio. An activist and environmentalist, McCall’s pithy take on the body politic and nature is a refreshing, independent and cerebral. His 10 a.m. services at the First Congregational Church are worth attending. You can’t know a place without hearing its voices. Dinner, cooked for us in the cool of evening. That was the thing. Slow food at Table, a tiny bistro, hard against the bridge on Main Street. Letting our breath out. Ah, the art of traveling, and the prospect that, come morning, we’d be setting sail again. Though we’ve been at it for many years, there is much more to be learned of this dramatic coast and our ways. We’re not likely to find anything we don’t go looking for. David Buckman sails the sloop, Leight out of Round Pond, Maine. His book, “Bucking the Tide,” is about discovering the New England and Fundy coast in a wreck of a $400 yacht that leaks like a White House aide. It is available at www.eastworkspublications.com. editor@pointseast.com

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The sounds of wind power he Fox Islands wind project on Vinalhaven, Maine, is up and running, but amid the cheering are complaints about the noise created by the massive turbines, their blades turning endlessly in the sky. It’s hard to pinpoint noise, or describe it, but some listeners have said it’s a constant whump-whumpwhump, or a whooshing sound. At least a dozen residents who have homes near the turbines say they support wind power in concept but claim they were not clearly informed about the noise level of the turbines in advance of a town vote. Islanders overwhelmingly approved of the project, which is owned and operated by the local electric cooperative. “Whatever it (the noise) is, it’s enough to wake me up at night,” said Cheryl Lindgren, a year-round resident who lives about 2,000 feet from the turbines and can hear the blades turning in the wind. Lindgren’s husband, Art Lindgren, said his goal is not to shut down the turbines, but to convince the co-


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op that controls Fox Islands Wind LLC, to reduce the speed and thus the noise level. “The faster things go, the louder they are,” he said. For most Vinalhaven and North Haven rate-payers, voting for wind power was easy: It depends on a free source of energy, it’s nonpolluting, and it’s expected to make electricity cheaper for all island ratepayers. Officials say the old cost of 10 cents per kilowatt-hour could be almost cut in half, resulting in a 10 to 15 percent lowering of an average bill, a savings that will continue. The turbines have generated millions of kilowatthours so far, according to George Baker, CEO of Fox Islands Wind, who said those objecting to noise from the turbines are a small number of the island’s residents. “It’s truly just a handful who were really upset,” he said. “The project has just enjoyed enormous community support.” The $15 million project was formally dedicated in mid-November, although the turbines began generat-

ing electricity a bit earlier. who with his wife, Sally, The turbines have so far are seasonal residents. The been reported as troublecouple has considered refree, but some residents are tiring to their Vinalhaven bothered by the noise they home but the noise of the make, from the generator turbines has given them itself and the blades. pause. Wylie said he has Erin Creelman, a yearheard the noise compared round wife and mother who to a cement mixer, and to a is part of a neighbors’ jet plane that never lands. group, said she is conThe couple said they cerned that Fox Islands were not told how loud the Wind follow the law. The turbines would be, but they so-called “quiet zone” hastened to say they want around the turbines is supto get along with fellow resPhoto by Patty Weeks posed to have a maximum idents, that they don’t noise level of 45 decibels. The wind turbines, seen over Zeke Point, have generated blame the local electric coAt one point, the noise was over millions of kilowatt-hours so far. Some nearby residents operative for any problems recorded at 46 decibels at think the noise is terrible, while others don’t notice it. with noise. Sally Wylie said neighbor Art Farnham’s she has measured a dayhome, and that triggered a mandatory “power-down” time noise level of 45 decibels, while an international of the turbines, meaning they are not running at full standard is a maximum of 35 decibels. Maine allows capacity. the higher level, she said. Farnham, closest neighbor to the turbines, has reAndrew Fisk, director of the Bureau of Land and fused an easement for the wind turbines and also de- Water Quality at the Department of Environmental clined to sell his property to Fox Islands Wind. Protection, said he is “comfortable” with the current Creelman voted for the wind turbines and acknowl- state standards and sees no reason to change the 45edged that how much their sound bothers anyone is decibel limit. “They [wind turbines] do make noise. We subjective, but standards must be enforced, she said. have to come up with a reasonable standard,” he said. Ethan Hall has built his own house. It’s now about Fisk acknowledged there have been “a lot of conversa3,000 feet from the turbines, and he can hear them, he tions” about the sound produced by wind turbines both said. He believes turbine proponents misled him about on Vinalhaven and at sites across the state. the true noise level. He was told when the wind blew “The level of noise is not difficult to measure,“ Fisk it would tend to mask the turbine noise. said. “Its effect on people is difficult to measure.” He Brown, the co-op board president, said, “We were all added that Fox Islands Wind voluntarily sought state told it would make a whooshing noise.” He said some certification of its turbines. The project is small nearby residents think the noise is terrible, while oth- enough that state oversight was not required, he said. ers don’t seem to notice it. “Anything that generates The complaints from island homeowners haven’t anything at all, mechanically, there is going to be a lit- fallen on deaf ears. There have been several meetings tle noise to it,” he said. between neighbors and officials at the Fox Island Elec“If it stays the way it is, it’s really untenable,” commented David Wylie, an executive with Babson College LAST WORD, continued on Page 76

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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

03:45AM 04:30AM 05:12AM 05:51AM 12:17AM 12:53AM 01:30AM 02:08AM 02:49AM 03:35AM 04:26AM 05:24AM 12:12AM 01:12AM 02:10AM 03:05AM 03:57AM 04:47AM 05:38AM 12:09AM 12:57AM 01:47AM 02:41AM 03:39AM 04:41AM 05:48AM 12:41AM 01:44AM

0.1 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 6.2 6.2 0.9 0.7 0.3 -0.1 -0.6 -0.9 -1.2 8.1 8.2 8.0 7.7 7.3 6.9 6.6 0.6 0.6


09:54AM 10:37AM 11:18AM 11:57AM 06:29AM 07:08AM 07:47AM 08:29AM 09:14AM 10:05AM 11:02AM 12:02PM 06:25AM 07:25AM 08:22AM 09:15AM 10:06AM 10:55AM 11:44AM 06:28AM 07:20AM 08:14AM 09:11AM 10:12AM 11:17AM 12:23PM 06:53AM 07:54AM

7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 0.0 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 0.7 6.3 6.6 7.0 7.4 7.7 7.9 7.9 -1.2 -1.1 -0.8 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 0.3 6.5 6.6


04:18PM 04:58PM 05:35PM 06:10PM 12:35PM 01:13PM 01:52PM 02:34PM 03:20PM 04:11PM 05:08PM 06:09PM 01:03PM 02:00PM 02:53PM 03:42PM 04:29PM 05:16PM 06:02PM 12:33PM 01:24PM 02:17PM 03:14PM 04:15PM 05:21PM 06:27PM 01:26PM 02:21PM

-0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 6.7 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.5 5.5 0.5 0.2 -0.2 -0.6 -1.0 -1.2 -1.2 7.8 7.5 7.1 6.7 6.3 6.0 6.0 0.3 0.2


10:20PM 11:01PM 11:40PM

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06:45PM 07:20PM 07:57PM 08:37PM 09:22PM 10:13PM 11:10PM

-0.1 0.1 0.3 0.5 0.7 0.9 1.0


07:08PM 08:05PM 08:57PM 09:47PM 10:34PM 11:21PM

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06:49PM 07:38PM 08:30PM 09:26PM 10:28PM 11:34PM

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02:00AM 02:46AM 03:27AM 04:08AM 04:48AM 05:30AM 06:15AM 12:29AM 01:15AM 02:04AM 03:01AM 04:03AM 05:01AM 05:52AM 12:24AM 01:18AM 02:11AM 03:02AM 03:53AM 04:45AM 05:40AM 06:37AM 12:48AM 01:48AM 02:55AM 04:06AM 05:13AM 12:01AM

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07:55AM 08:37AM 09:18AM 09:59AM 10:40AM 11:21AM 12:03PM 07:03AM 07:55AM 08:49AM 09:44AM 10:40AM 11:34AM 12:26PM 06:39AM 07:25AM 08:10AM 08:56AM 09:44AM 10:33AM 11:24AM 12:17PM 07:38AM 08:41AM 09:44AM 10:46AM 11:46AM 06:10AM

06:31AM 12:15AM 12:56AM 01:36AM 02:15AM 02:53AM 03:30AM 04:07AM 04:47AM 05:34AM 12:38AM 01:33AM 02:37AM 03:46AM 04:50AM 05:45AM 06:36AM 12:43AM 01:35AM 02:25AM 03:15AM 04:04AM 04:57AM 12:13AM 01:14AM 02:19AM 03:27AM 04:31AM

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12:34PM 07:13AM 07:53AM 08:30AM 09:07AM 09:42AM 10:18AM 10:56AM 11:36AM 12:21PM 06:37AM 08:09AM 09:29AM 10:25AM 11:12AM 11:57AM 12:40PM 07:24AM 08:13AM 09:02AM 09:53AM 10:46AM 11:41AM 06:05AM 08:05AM 09:27AM 10:23AM 11:06AM

-0.1 3.7 3.6 3.5 3.4 3.2 3.0 2.8 2.6 2.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.2 -0.1 -0.4 -0.6 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.7 3.4 0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.3


06:46PM 01:01PM 01:30PM 02:00PM 02:33PM 03:06PM 03:40PM 04:15PM 04:54PM 05:40PM 01:13PM 02:12PM 03:18PM 04:23PM 05:20PM 06:12PM 07:01PM 01:22PM 02:03PM 02:44PM 03:25PM 04:08PM 04:55PM 12:38PM 01:39PM 02:44PM 03:51PM 04:51PM


02:35PM 03:14PM 03:51PM 04:26PM 05:02PM 05:38PM 06:16PM 12:47PM 01:34PM 02:28PM 03:30PM 04:32PM 05:27PM 06:15PM 01:16PM 02:02PM 02:48PM 03:32PM 04:18PM 05:05PM 05:55PM 06:50PM 01:13PM 02:16PM 03:26PM 04:38PM 05:41PM 12:40PM

-0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 2.1 2.0 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 2.1 -0.2 -0.4 -0.6 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.5 -0.3 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.1 0.1


-0.2 -0.2 -0.2 -0.1 10.0 9.7 9.4 9.0 8.6 8.2 7.9 7.9 1.0 0.5 -0.1 -0.7 -1.3 -1.7 -1.9 11.7 11.3 10.7 10.0 9.4 8.8 8.5 0.6 0.6


08:15PM 08:57PM 09:39PM 10:21PM 11:04PM 11:46PM

2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.6


06:58PM 07:46PM 08:38PM 09:34PM 10:31PM 11:28PM

0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.3


07:01PM 07:45PM 08:31PM 09:19PM 10:08PM 10:59PM 11:52PM

2.3 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 3.3 3.2


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10:29PM 11:10PM 11:47PM

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06:47PM 07:23PM 08:01PM 08:42PM 09:25PM 10:12PM 11:05PM

0.0 0.2 0.5 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.7


06:59PM 07:57PM 08:52PM 09:43PM 10:32PM 11:19PM

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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

2.8 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.1 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.5 -0.3 -0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 2.6

3.4 -0.1 -0.2 -0.3 -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.1 0.2 2.4 2.4 2.6 2.9 3.3 3.7 4.1 -0.8 -0.9 -0.9 -0.8 -0.6 -0.3 3.1 2.9 2.8 2.9 3.0


07:28PM 08:07PM 08:45PM 09:21PM 09:57PM 10:33PM 11:10PM 11:51PM

3.5 3.5 3.5 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.0 2.9


06:37PM 07:46PM 08:55PM 09:57PM 10:54PM 11:49PM

0.3 0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.4 -0.7


07:49PM 08:38PM 09:29PM 10:22PM 11:16PM

4.4 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.2


05:50PM 07:05PM 09:01PM 10:11PM 10:57PM

0.1 0.3 0.4 0.3 0.2


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

03:31AM 0.7 04:18AM 0.5 05:02AM 0.4 05:43AM 0.3 12:23AM 9.5 12:59AM 9.5 01:35AM 9.5 02:14AM 9.4 02:54AM 9.3 03:38AM 9.1 04:27AM 9.0 05:20AM 9.1 12:01AM 1.7 12:59AM 1.4 01:57AM 1.0 02:52AM 0.3 03:45AM -0.3 04:36AM -1.0 05:26AM -1.5 12:07AM 11.4 12:55AM 11.6 01:45AM 11.5 02:36AM 11.2 03:32AM 10.8 04:32AM 10.3 05:36AM 9.9 12:18AM 1.2 01:22AM 1.3


09:52AM 10:37AM 11:18AM 11:57AM 06:23AM 07:02AM 07:43AM 08:25AM 09:10AM 09:58AM 10:52AM 11:49AM 06:17AM 07:15AM 08:12AM 09:06AM 09:58AM 10:49AM 11:39AM 06:17AM 07:08AM 08:01AM 08:56AM 09:55AM 10:57AM 12:04PM 06:43AM 07:48AM

10.2 10.3 10.3 10.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.7 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.3 9.3 9.6 10.1 10.7 11.3 11.6 11.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.5 -1.0 -0.5 0.1 0.5 9.7 9.6

04:14PM 04:55PM 05:34PM 06:10PM 12:35PM 01:13PM 01:52PM 02:34PM 03:19PM 04:08PM 05:02PM 06:00PM 12:48PM 01:45PM 02:39PM 03:31PM 04:20PM 05:07PM 05:55PM 12:30PM 01:21PM 02:14PM 03:10PM 04:10PM 05:15PM 06:23PM 01:11PM 02:14PM

Times for Boston, MA




1 6:58 4:58

2 6:57 4:59

3 6:56 5:01

4 6:55 5:02

5 6:54 5:03

6 6:53 5:05

7 6:51 5:06

8 6:50 5:07

9 6:49 5:09

10 6:48 5:10

11 6:46 5:11

12 6:45 5:12

13 6:44 5:14

16 6:40 5:18

17 6:38 5:19

18 6:37 5:20

19 6:35 5:21

20 6:34 5:23

21 6:33 5:24

22 6:31 5:25

23 6:30 5:26

24 6:28 5:28

25 6:26 5:29

26 6:25 5:30

27 6:23 5:31

28 6:22 5:33

14 6:43 5:15

15 6:41 5:16

Moonrise/Moonset 1 5:55am 3:49pm 16 3:34pm 5:15am

2 6:27am 4:52pm 17 4:52pm 5:51am

3 6:55am 5:54pm 18 6:10pm 6:23am

4 7:19am 6:54pm 19 7:28pm 6:53am

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5 7:42am 7:54pm

6 8:04am 8:53pm

7 8:26am 9:53pm

8 9 8:50am 9:17am 10:53pm 11:54pm

10 9:48am 5:18pm

11 12 13 10:26am 11:11am 12:05pm 12:56am 1:56am 2:54am

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 8:46pm 10:02pm 11:17pm 9:06am 12:28am 1:32am 2:29 am 3:17am 3:56am 7:23am 7:54am 8:28am 4:15am 9:51am 10:42am 11:38am 12:39pm 1:42pm

14 1:08pm 3:47am

15 2:19pm 4:34am

February 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

03:31AM 0.6 04:18AM 0.4 05:00AM 0.3 05:39AM 0.3 12:16AM 9.1 12:50AM 9.1 01:23AM 9.0 01:59AM 8.9 02:37AM 8.8 03:20AM 8.7 04:08AM 8.6 05:01AM 8.6 06:00AM 8.8 12:40AM 1.5 01:40AM 1.0 02:37AM 0.4 03:30AM -0.3 04:21AM -0.9 05:11AM -1.4 06:02AM -1.6 12:42AM 11.1 01:32AM 11.0 02:25AM 10.7 03:22AM 10.3 04:24AM 9.8 05:32AM 9.5 12:19AM 1.2 01:26AM 1.2


09:48AM 10:32AM 11:12AM 11:50AM 06:16AM 06:52AM 07:30AM 08:09AM 08:52AM 09:39AM 10:32AM 11:32AM 12:33PM 07:01AM 07:59AM 08:54AM 09:46AM 10:36AM 11:26AM 12:16PM 06:54AM 07:48AM 08:46AM 09:48AM 10:55AM 12:05PM 06:41AM 07:46AM

9.9 10.0 9.9 9.8 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.3 1.2 1.0 9.1 9.7 10.2 10.8 11.2 11.3 11.2 -1.6 -1.4 -1.0 -0.4 0.0 0.3 9.3 9.3


04:11PM 04:53PM 05:30PM 06:05PM 12:26PM 01:02PM 01:39PM 02:19PM 03:02PM 03:50PM 04:44PM 05:44PM 06:47PM 01:33PM 02:28PM 03:19PM 04:07PM 04:54PM 05:40PM 06:27PM 01:08PM 02:02PM 03:00PM 04:03PM 05:12PM 06:23PM 01:12PM 02:12PM

Bar Harbor, Maine -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 -0.2 9.5 9.2 8.9 8.5 8.1 7.8 7.5 7.4 7.6 0.5 0.0 -0.7 -1.2 -1.6 -1.8 -1.7 10.8 10.2 9.6 8.9 8.4 8.2 0.4 0.3


10:24PM 11:05PM 11:41PM

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06:39PM 07:12PM 07:46PM 08:22PM 09:03PM 09:48PM 10:41PM 11:39PM

0.0 0.3 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.5 1.6 1.7


07:47PM 08:42PM 09:32PM 10:20PM 11:07PM 11:54PM

8.0 8.6 9.3 10.0 10.5 10.9


07:16PM 08:08PM 09:03PM 10:03PM 11:09PM

-1.3 -0.8 -0.2 0.4 0.9


07:29PM 08:28PM

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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

03:16AM 04:02AM 04:45AM 05:24AM 06:01AM 12:30AM 01:04AM 01:40AM 02:19AM 03:02AM 03:49AM 04:44AM 05:43AM 12:27AM 01:27AM 02:23AM 03:15AM 04:06AM 04:56AM 05:46AM 12:22AM 01:12AM 02:05AM 03:03AM 04:05AM 05:12AM 12:04AM 01:09AM

0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.5 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.4 10.2 10.1 10.1 10.2 1.9 1.4 0.7 -0.1 -0.8 -1.4 -1.6 13.0 12.9 12.5 12.0 11.5 11.0 1.4 1.4


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

Time Corrections

Height Corrections

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

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

Massachusetts Gloucester Plymouth Scituate Provincetown Marion Woods Hole

Boston Boston Boston Boston Newport Newport

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

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

Rhode Island Westerly Point Judith East Greenwich Bristol

New London Newport Newport Newport

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

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

Connecticut Stamford New Haven Branford Saybrook Jetty Saybrook Point Mystic Westport

Bridgeport Bridgeport Bridgeport New London New London Boston Newport

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

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

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11.6 11.7 11.7 11.5 11.3 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.3 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.3 10.6 11.2 11.9 12.6 13.0 13.2 13.1 -1.6 -1.4 -0.9 -0.3 0.2 0.5 10.8 10.8


03:51PM 04:33PM 05:12PM 05:48PM 06:23PM 12:44PM 01:21PM 02:00PM 02:43PM 03:30PM 04:24PM 05:23PM 06:25PM 01:16PM 02:11PM 03:02PM 03:50PM 04:37PM 05:23PM 06:11PM 12:48PM 01:42PM 02:39PM 03:41PM 04:48PM 05:58PM 12:50PM 01:50PM

-0.2 -0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.2 10.9 10.5 10.1 9.7 9.3 9.0 8.9 9.1 0.8 0.2 -0.5 -1.2 -1.6 -1.8 -1.7 12.7 12.1 11.4 10.6 10.1 9.8 0.6 0.5


-0.1 -0.3 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 18.8 18.3 17.7 17.1 16.5 16.0 15.9 16.1 1.4 0.3 -0.8 -1.9 -2.7 -3.1 -3.0 21.7 20.8 19.6 18.4 17.4 16.8 1.4 1.2


10:00PM 10:42PM 11:20PM 11:55PM

10.6 10.7 10.8 10.8


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0.5 0.8 1.2 1.5 1.9 2.1 2.1


07:25PM 08:20PM 09:10PM 09:59PM 10:46PM 11:33PM

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07:00PM 07:52PM 08:48PM 09:49PM 10:55PM

-1.3 -0.7 0.0 0.6 1.2


07:04PM 08:03PM

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07:09PM 07:47PM 08:26PM 09:09PM 09:56PM 10:50PM 11:48PM

0.4 0.9 1.5 2.0 2.6 3.0 3.0


07:30PM 08:26PM 09:18PM 10:07PM 10:55PM 11:43PM

16.9 17.9 19.1 20.3 21.3 21.9


07:19PM 08:09PM 09:03PM 10:00PM 11:02PM

-2.5 -1.6 -0.5 0.7 1.6


06:55PM 07:57PM

16.7 17.0


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

03:24AM 04:11AM 04:54AM 05:34AM 06:12AM 12:33AM 01:11AM 01:49AM 02:30AM 03:15AM 04:04AM 04:59AM 05:57AM 12:48AM 01:47AM 02:43AM 03:36AM 04:27AM 05:16AM 06:05AM 12:31AM 01:20AM 02:12AM 03:07AM 04:06AM 05:10AM 12:08AM 01:13AM

1.0 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.5 18.7 18.5 18.3 17.9 17.6 17.3 17.1 17.3 2.6 1.8 0.7 -0.5 -1.6 -2.5 -2.9 22.0 21.8 21.1 20.2 19.2 18.4 2.1 2.2


09:27AM 10:13AM 10:55AM 11:34AM 12:12PM 06:50AM 07:28AM 08:08AM 08:51AM 09:37AM 10:29AM 11:27AM 12:27PM 06:56AM 07:54AM 08:48AM 09:39AM 10:29AM 11:17AM 12:06PM 06:55AM 07:46AM 08:40AM 09:36AM 10:37AM 11:42AM 06:16AM 07:21AM

19.3 19.5 19.6 19.5 19.2 0.6 0.9 1.2 1.7 2.1 2.4 2.4 2.1 17.9 18.8 19.9 21.0 21.8 22.2 22.2 -2.9 -2.4 -1.6 -0.5 0.4 1.1 18.0 18.0

M o o n


03:55PM 04:39PM 05:19PM 05:56PM 06:33PM 12:50PM 01:29PM 02:09PM 02:53PM 03:40PM 04:33PM 05:31PM 06:32PM 01:27PM 02:23PM 03:16PM 04:06PM 04:55PM 05:42PM 06:30PM 12:56PM 01:47PM 02:42PM 03:40PM 04:42PM 05:49PM 12:48PM 01:51PM

P h a s e s

Full Moon

Last Quarter

February 18

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Find Points East at more than 700 locations in New England Points East Distribution MAINE Arundel:The Landing School, Southern Maine Marine Services. Augusta: Mr. Paperback. Baileyville: Stony Creek Bangor: Borders, Book Marc’s, Harbormaster, Young’s Canvas. Bar Harbor: Acadia Information Center, Bar Harbor Yacht Club, Lake and Sea Boatworks. Bass Harbor: Morris Yachts. Bath: Kennebec Tavern & Marina, Maine Maritime Museum. Belfast: Belfast Boatyard, Belfast Chamber of Commerce visitors’ center, Coastwise Realty, Crosby Manor Estates, Harbormaster’s office. Biddeford: Biddeford Pool Y.C., Buffleheads, Rumery’s Boatyard. Blue Hill:, Blue Hill Farm Country Inn, Blue Hill Food Co-op, Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, Compass Point Realty, Downeast Properties, EBS, Kollegewidgwok Y.C., North Light Books, Rackliffe Pottery, Slaven Realty. Boothbay: Boothbay Mechanics, Boothbay Resort, Cottage Connection. Boothbay Harbor: Boothbay Harbor Inn, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, Brown’s Motel, Cap’n Fish’s Inn, Carousel Marina, Gold/Smith Gallery, Grover’s Hardware, Municipal Office, Poole Bros. Hardware, Rocktide Inn, Sherman’s Bookstore, Signal Point Marina, Tugboat Inn. Bremen: Broad Cove Marine. Brewer: B&D Marine, Port Harbor Marine. Bristol: Hanley’s Market. Brooklin: Atlantic Boat Co., Brooklin General Store, Brooklin Boat Yard, Brooklin Inn, Center Harbor Sails, Eric Dow Boatbuilder, Eggemoggin Oceanfront Lodge, WoodenBoat School. Brooksville: Bucks Harbor Market, Bucks Harbor Marine, Bucks Harbor Y.C., Seal Cove Boatyard. Brunswick: Bamforth Automotive, Coastal Marine, H&H Propeller, New Meadows Marina, Paul’s Marina. Bucksport: Bookstacks, EBS Hardware. Calais: EBS Hardware. Camden: Camden Chamber of Commerce, Camden Y.C., French & Brawn, Harbormaster, Owl & Turtle, PJ Willeys, Port Harbor Marine, Waterfront Restaurant, Wayfarer Marine. Cape Porpoise: The Wayfarer. Castine: Castine Realty, Castine Y.C., Four Flags Gift Shop, Maine Maritime Academy, Saltmeadow Properties, The Compass Rose Bookstore and Café. Chebeague Island: Chebeague Island Boat Yard. Cherryfield: EBS Hardware. Columbia: Crossroads Ace Hardware. Cundy’s Harbor: Holbrook’s General Store, Watson’s General Store. Damariscotta: Maine Coast Book Shop, Poole Bros. Hardware, Schooner Landing Restaurant. Deer Isle: Harbor Farm. East Boothbay: East Boothbay General Store, Lobsterman’s Wharf Restaurant, Ocean Point Marina, Paul E. Luke Inc., Spar Shed Marina. Eastport: East Motel, Eastport Chowder House, Moose Island Ma72 Points East Midwinter 2011

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

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

Gilford: Fay’s Boat Yard, Winnipesaukee Yacht Club. Greenland: Sailmaking Support Systems. Hampton: Hampton Harbor State Marina, Hampton River Boat Club. Manchester: Massabesic Yacht Club, Sandy’s Variety. Milton: Ray’s Marina & RV Sales. New Castle: Kittery Point Yacht Club, Portsmouth Yacht Club, Wentworth-By-The-Sea Marina. Newington: Great Bay Marine, Portsmouth: New England Marine and Industrial, West Marine. Seabrook: West Marine. Tuftonboro: Tuftonboro General Store. MASSACHUSETTS Barnstable: Coast Guard Heritage Museum at the Trayser, Millway Marina. Beverly: Bartlett Boat Service, Beverly Point Marina, Jubilee Yacht Club. Boston: Boston Harbor Islands Moorings, Boston Sailing Center, Boston Yacht Haven, Columbia Yacht Club, The Marina at Rowes Wharf, Waterboat Marina. Bourne: Taylor’s Point Marina Braintree: West Marine. Buzzards Bay: Dick’s Marine, Onset Bay Marina. Cataumet: Kingman Marine, Parker’s Boat Yard. Charlestown: Constitution Marina, Shipyard Quarters Marina. Chatham: Ryders Cove Marina, Stage Harbor Marine. Chelsea: The Marina at Admiral’s Hill. Cohasset: Cohasset Y.C. Cotuit: Peck’s Boats. Cuttyhunk: Cuttyhunk Town Marina. Danvers: Danversport Yacht Club, Liberty Marina, West Marine. Dedham: West Marine. Dighton: Shaw’s Boat Yard. Dorchester: Savin Hill Yacht Club. East Boston: Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, Orient Heights Yacht Club, Quarterdeck Marina. East Dennis: Dennis Yacht Club, North Side Marina. Edgartown: Boat Safe Martha’s Vineyard, Edgartown Moorings, Edgartown Yacht Club, Harborside Inn. Essex: Flying Dragon Antiques, Perkins Marine. Fairhaven: Fairhaven Shipyard, West Marine. Falmouth: East Marine, Falmouth Harbor Town Marina, Falmouth Marine, MacDougall’s Cape Cod Marine Service, West Marine. Gloucester: Beacon Marine Basin, Brown’s Yacht Yard, Cape Ann’s Marina Resort, Enos Marine, Three Lanterns Ship Supply. Green Harbor: Green Harbor Marina, Taylor Marine. Harwich Port: Allen Harbor Marine Service, Cranberry Liquors, Saquatucket Municipal Marina. Hingham: 3A Marine Sales, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hingham Shipyard Marinas, Hingham Yacht Club. Hyannis: Hyannis Marina, West Marine. Ipswich: Ipswich Bay Yacht Club. Manchester: Manchester Marine, Manchester Yacht Club. Marblehead: Boston Yacht Club, Corinthian Yacht Club, , Dolphin Y.C., Eastern Yacht Club, Lynn Marine Supply Co., Marblehead Yacht Club, The Forepeak, West Marine. Points East Midwinter 2011


Marion: Barden’s Boat Yard, Beverly Yacht Club, Burr Bros. Boats, Harding Sails, West Marine. Marston Mills: Prince’s Cove Marina. Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Boatyard. Nantucket: Glyns Marine, Nantucket Boat Basin, Nantucket Y.C., Town Pier Marina. New Bedford: C.E. Beckman, Cutty Hunk Launch, IMP Fishing Gear, Lyndon’s, Neimic Marine, New Bedford Visitors Center, Pope’s Island Marina, Skip’s Marine, West Marine. Newburyport: American Boat Sales, American Yacht Club, MerriMar Yacht Basin, Newburyport Boat Basin, Newburyport Harbor Marina, Newburyport Yacht Club, North End Boat Club, The Boatworks, Windward Yacht Yard. North Falmouth: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina. North Weymouth: Tern Harbor Marina. Oak Bluffs: Dockside Marketplace. Onset: Point Independence Yacht Club. Orleans: Nauset Marine. Osterville: Crosby Yacht Yard, Oyster Harbors Marine Service. Peabody: West Marine. Plymouth: Brewer’s Plymouth Marine, Plymouth Yacht Club, West Marine. Provincetown: Harbormaster. Quincy: Captain’s Cove Marina, Marina Bay, Nonna’s Kitchen, POSH, Squantum Yacht Club, Wollaston Yacht Club. Salem: , Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, Hawthorne Cove Marina, H&H Propeller Shop, Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem Water Taxi, Winter Island Yacht Yard. Salisbury: Bridge Marina. Sandwich: Sandwich Marina, Sandwich Ship Supply. Scituate: A to Z Boatworks, Cole Parkway Municipal Marina, Front Street Book Shop, J-Way Enterprises, Satuit Boat Club, Scituate Harbor Marina, Scituate Harbor Y.C. Seekonk: E&B Marine, West Marine. Somerset: Auclair’s Market, J&J Marine Fabricators South Dartmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C., New Wave Yachts. Vineyard Haven: Owen Park Town Dock, Vineyard Haven Marina. Watertown: Watertown Yacht Club. Wareham: Zecco Marine. Wellfleet: Bay Sails Marine, Town of Wellfleet Marina, Wellfleet Marine Corp. West Barnstable: Northside Village Liquor Store. West Dennis: Bass River Marina. Westport: F.L.Tripp & Sons, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, Westport Marine, Westport Y.C. Weymouth: Monahan’s Marine. Winthrop: Cottage Park Y.C., Cove Convenience, Crystal Cove Marina, Pleasant Point Y.C., Winthrop Book Depot, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Winthrop Y.C. Woburn: E&B Marine, West Marine. Woods Hole: Woods Hole Marina. Yarmouth: Arborvitae Woodworking. RHODE ISLAND Barrington: Barrington Y.C., Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Lavin’s Ma74 Points East Midwinter 2011

rina, Stanley’s Boat Yard, Striper Marina. Block Island: Ballard’s Inn, Block Island Boat Basin, Block Island Marina, Champlin’s, Payne’s New Harbor Dock. Bristol: Aidan’s Irish Pub, All Paint, Bristol Bagel Works, Bristol Marine, Bristol Yacht Club, Hall Spars & Rigging, Herreshoff Marine Museum, Jamestown Distributors, Quantum Thurston Sails, Superior Marine. Central Falls: Twin City Marine. Charlestown: Ocean House Marina. Cranston: Edgewood Yacht Club, Port Edgewood Marina, Rhode Island Yacht Club. East Greenwich: Anderson’s Ski & Dive Center, East Greenwich Yacht Club, Norton’s Shipyard & Marina, West Marine. East Providence: East Providence Yacht Club. Jamestown: Conanicut Marine Supply, Dutch Harbor Boatyard.. Middletown: West Marine Narragansett: Buster Krabs, West Marine. Newport: Armchair Sailor, Brewer Street Boatworks, Casey’s Marina, Goat Island Marina, IYRS, Museum of Yachting, New York Yacht Club, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina, Newport Nautical Supply, Newport Visitor Information Center, Newport Yacht Club, Old Port Marine Services, Sail Newport, Seamen’s Church Institute, Starbucks, The Newport Shipyard, West Wind Marina. North Kingstown: Allen Harbor Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, RI Mooring Services. Portsmouth: Brewer Sakonnet Marina, East Passage Yachting Center, Eastern Yacht Sales, Hinckley Yacht Services, Ship’s Store and Rigging, The Melville Grill. Riverside: Bullock’s Cove Marina. Tiverton: Don’s Marine, Life Raft & Survival Equipment, Ocean Options, Quality Yacht Services, Standish Boat Yard. Wakefield: Point Jude Boats, Point Judith Marina, Point Judith Yacht Club, Point View Marina, Ram Point Marina, Silver Spring Marine, Snug Harbor Marine, Stone Cove Marina. Warren: Country Club Laundry. Warwick: Appanoag Harbor Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard at Cowesett, Greenwich Bay Marina, Pettis Boat Yard, Ponaug Marina, Warwick Cove Marina. Wickford: Brewer Wickford Cove Marina, Johnson’s Boatyard, Marine Consignment of Wickford, Pleasant Street Wharf, Wickford Marina, Wickford Shipyard, Wickford Yacht Club. CONNECTICUT Branford: Birbarie Marine, Branford River Marina, Branford Yacht Club, Brewer Bruce & Johnson’s Marina, Dutch Wharf Boat Yard, Indian Neck Yacht Club, Pine Orchard Yacht Club, West Marine. Byram: Byram Town Marina. Chester: Castle Marina, Chester Marina, Hays Haven Marina, Middlesex Yacht Club. Clinton: Cedar Island Marina, Connecticut Marine One, Harborside Marina, Old Harbor Marina, Port Clinton Marina, Riverside Basin Marina, West Marine. Cos Cob: Palmer Point Marina. Darien: E&B Marine, Noroton Yacht Club. Deep River: Brewer Deep River Marina. editor@pointseast.com

East Haddam: Andrews Marina East Norwalk: Rex Marine. Essex: Brewer Dauntless Shipyard, Boatique, Essex Corinthian Yacht Club, Essex Island Marina, Essex Yacht Club. Fairfield: J. Russell Jinishian Gallery, West Marine. Farmington: Pattaconk Yacht Club. Greenwich: Beacon Point Marine, Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Groton: Pine Island Marina, Shennecossett Yacht Club. Guilford: Brown’s Boat Yard, Guilford Boat Yard, Harbormaster. Lyme: Cove Landing Marine. Madison: East River Marine. Milford: Flagship Marina, Milford Boat Works, Milford Landing, Milford Yacht Club, Port Milford, Spencer’s Marina, West Marine. Mystic: Brewer Yacht Yard, Fort Rachel Marina, Gwenmor Marina, Mason Island Yacht Club, Mystic Point Marina, Mystic River Yacht Club, Mystic Seaport Museum Store, Mystic Shipyard, West Marine. New Haven: City Point Yacht Club, Fairclough Sails, Oyster Point Marina. New London: Crocker’s Boatyard, Ferry Slip Dockominium Assoc., Hellier Yacht Sales, Thames Shipyard and Ferry, Thames Yacht Club, Thamesport Marina, West Marine. Niantic: Boats Inc., Mago Pt. Marina, Port Niantic Marina, Three Belles Marina. Noank: Brower’s Cove Marina, Hood Sails, Noank Village Boatyard, Palmers Cove Marina, Ram Island Yacht Club, Spicer’s. Norwalk: Norwest Marine, Rex Marine, Total Marine, West Marine. Norwich: The Marina at American Wharf. Old Lyme: Old Lyme Marina. Old Saybrook: Brewer’s Ferry Point Marina, Harbor Hill Marina & Inn, Harbor One Marina, Island Cove Marina, Oak Leaf Marina, Ocean Performance, Ragged Rock Marina, Saybrook Point Marina, West Marine. Portland: J & S Marine Services, Yankee Boat Yard & Marina. Riverside: Riverside Yacht Club. Rowayton: All Seasons Marina, Wilson Cove Marina. South Norwalk: Norwalk Yacht Club, Rex Marine Center, Surfside 3 Marina. Stamford: Brewer Yacht Haven Marina, Czescik Marina, Halloween Yacht Club, Hathaway Reiser Rigging, Landfall Navigation, Ponas Yacht Club, Prestige Yacht Sales, Stamford Landing Marina, Stamford Yacht Club, West Marine, Z Sails. Stonington: Dodson Boat Yard, Dog Watch Café, Madwanuck Yacht Club, Stonington Harbor Yacht Club. Stratford: Brewer Stratford Marina. Waterford: Defender Industries. Westbrook: Atlantic Outboard, Brewer Pilots Point Marina, Pier 76 Marina, Sound Boatworks. West Haven: West Cove Marina. Westport: Cedar Point Yacht Club.

Constitution Marina is happy to be able to provide its many liveaboards free copies of Points East Magazine.

Constitution Marina has the largest population of winter liveaboard’s in New England. The marina is located in a very well protected cove in Boston’s Inner Harbor with easy access to public transportation, Logan International Airport, and downtown Boston. The marina’s pool is equipped with a winter tent for the season and is heated throughout the winter to provide a little extra comfort for those living on board. Drinking water for the vessels is piped five feet below the docks so that it does not freeze and all utilities, including WIFI and cable TV, are available twelve months of the year. The private showers, laundry room, and dockmaster’s office are open year round. Over one hundred boaters make their winter homes at Constitution Marina for good reason.

NEW YORK Sag Harbor: Sag Harbor Yacht Club. West Islip: West Marine.


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be next to the turbines. He acknowledged that he could tric Co-op and Fox Islands wind. Fox Islands Wind also hear the turbines, but said people react differently to mounted a pair of sound monitors near the towers, and noise. Baker said he thinks the generators could be more than one firm has been involved in noise-reduc- insulated, but he is not sure the noise of the operation will change. In the end, he believes “the community tion studies. George Baker, a Harvard economist who used an ex- wants it to work,” including those people who comtended sabbatical to shepherd the wind-power project plain about the noise. This may be small comfort to people such as yearto completion, said it will take months to collect meanround Vinalhaven resident Barbara Santa-Coloma, ingful data on the turbines’ noise output, and that inwho said, “I personally feel heartsick formation will have to be analyzed. at the prospect of what the future He talks about an “operational mitiholds for us. It’s the loss of our dreams gation and containment regime” that as well as loss of revenue. These things could involve slowing the turbines have been stolen from us.” She said when they create a certain level of noise from the turbines, not far from noise. That would mean a modest deher house, is impossible for her to igcrease in power generation, plus a nore. slight increase in the cost of electricLate last year, former Speaker of the ity for islanders, he said. House Hannah Pingree submitted a In mid-January 2010, Baker wrote bill, HR 2183, “An Act To Amend the to residents who live near the turLaws Governing Noise Limitations on bines with a promise to do several Wind Turbines.” It’s been accepted for things about the noise level: “The the current Legislative session but first involves closing the air vents on Pingree said there is no language the nacelles [housing for machinery]. drafted yet. Said Pingree: “Two towns This is something that we have been in my district, North Haven and Vinalplanning on, and now that we have haven and their local communitygood baseline data we can close them owned co-op, have just put up three and see if it reduces the sound level, large turbines. Through that process, Barbara Santa-Coloma particularly upwind.” we have learned a lot about wind noise Baker also said a mistake can be Vinalhaven resident standards and the reality is that the corrected in the gearbox ratio: “As current noise rules [don’t] sufficiently part of our analysis of the output protect neighbors and at times they don’t make sense data from the turbines, it was discovered last week for the project in terms of producing energy either.” that this parameter was mis-calibrated during comPingree said she is not sure if a law is needed, or if missioning. There is some hope that adjusting this to there are other ways to resolve problems. “We are the correct setting will change, and reduce, the sound learning a lot on Vinalhaven from the neighbors and coming from the gearbox.” sound engineers and others, but it is still not definiBaker wrote: “The third change is to alter the way tive,” she said. Although facing a term limit that will the turbines’ computer manages the pitching of the prevent her from running for re-election, Pingree said blades and the torque on the generator. Currently, the she would encourage state regulators to study ways to torque on the generator must change by 20 percent beresolve the noise issue around wind turbines. Resifore the blade pitch is changed. This may result in dents seem willing to work toward a solution, too. “Our modulation in the sound quality as the wind speed objectives are to work something out,” said David changes, and may make the sound from the generator Wylie. Added Sally Wylie, “We think collaboration is more noticeable. the way to go.” General Electric, which built the turbines, says that Fox Islands board member Addison Ames Jr., a by changing this setting to make the blades pitch more Vinalhaven fisherman, said for now the appeal to the often, and reducing the frequency of torque adjustDEP is on hold. “We’re trying to determine if the sciments, the sound situation may improve.” ence was wrong. Hopefully, we’ll answer that quesBaker said he is confident something can be done if tion,” he said. “I’m calling this a $15 million people are willing to compromise. “There will be a experiment: Can man and this machine get along tomeasurable difference. Will it be perfect? No. Will it be gether?” silent? No.” Steve Cartwright is a freelance writer and occasional Baker said he spent a night in a summer home sailor living in Waldoboro. He can be reached at about 1,000 feet from the towers. Fox Islands Wind writer@midcoast.com. bought the building because the owners didn’t want to

“I personally feel heartsick at the prospect of what the future holds for us. It’s the loss of our dreams as well as loss of revenue. These things have been stolen from us.”

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24’ Bridges Point, 2002 JUDITH, built by the John Williams Boat Co. Daysailor layout. $59,000. Call 207-255-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

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 27’ Catalina Sloop, 1985 Nice example of this popular small cruiser. Well equiped and cared for. $14,900. 207-7993600. www.theyachtconnection.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

29’ Watkins Sloop, 1987 18hp Yanmar, 1000 hrs. Sleeps 5, full head, hot water, 35 gal. holding tank, 40 gal. fresh water. Garmin chartplotter/sounder, fenders, dock lines, bimini, cabin heater. Additional details and pictures upon request. panachebh@aol.com 30’ Hinckley Sou’wester Sloop 1962. Flag blue awlgripped hull ‘08, 2004 Yanmar diesel, sleeps 4, new radar-gps, 1998 roller furler genoa. Caring ownership $54,000. Gray & Gray, Inc 207363-7997 www.grayandgrayyachts.com 30’ S2, 9.1, 1986 Yanmar 18hp, race/cruise, Nexus instrumentation, CNG stove, full race equipped. $27,995. For complete listing call 800-253-6420 or email WJMASSOCI@SBCGlobal.net 34’ Tartan Sloop Roomy interior, solid boat, needs cosmetics. Excellent opportunity to get into a good

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cruiser. Make an offer. 207-4972701 . Jonesport Shipyard. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com 34’ Pearson 34, 1984 Sea Glass is a very attractive equipped Pearson 34 with her dark blue Awl-Grip hull. Her equipment includes a spinniker and recent main and 150% genoa, as well as a new dodger. $39,500. 207-371-2899. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com perry@robinhoodmarinecenter.com 35’ Hinckley Pilot Sloop, 1970 Black hull, outstanding condition. $127,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997.

35’ Fuji Ketch, 1974 Refurbished full sail inventory. Westerbeke 30hp diesel. Raymarine radar, plotter, autopilot instruments. Windless, dodger, bow thruster. Ready to go. Call Louie, 1-800-252-1127. louis.vazzajr@comcast.net 36’ Ericson, 1976. $24,995. Contact Ocean Point Marina, 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com

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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. 207832-0321. $25,000 or best offer. sailmates1@gmail.com

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16’ Calvin Beal, Jr. 1995 Fiberglass runabout with trunk cabin w/ screened ports and folding cabin door. 45hp Honda 4-stroke OB, trailer, used lightly. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com 17’ Sunbird Corsair, 1994 with very nice trailer. Add an outboard and a little cosmetic work for a great little runabout. $1100. 207-223-8885.

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21’ Seaway Seafarer, 2006 Closed Transom swim platform, Suzuki 115hp 4-stroke, warranty 6-2012, Bimini w/enclosure, porta-potti, compass, aft seat. $42,995. captjack@captjack.info

22’ PYY 22 All new molded fiberglass liner, larger (head capable) center console, molded non-skid hatches, increased storage beneath deck. Base Price $39,900. 207-439-3967. Ask for George or Tom. www.kpbb.net jglessner@kpyy.net.

22’ Banks Cove 22, 2010 BRAND NEW lobster cabin model available for immediate delivery. Powered by Yamaha 150 hp 4-stroke outboard. Includes cushions, electronics and radar. Call Pemaquid Marine 207-677-2024 or email info@pemaquidmarine.com. www.pemaquidmarine.com info@pemaquidmarine.com 24’ Eastern, 2003 Eastern Center Console w/130hp 4-stroke Honda outboard. Comes with trailer. $31,500. Call Ocean Point Marina at 207-6330773 www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.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, 207633-2922. 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 207-244-7672. lbeatty@midmaine.com 25’ Pacemaker, 1969 Center Console, total refit. MercCruiser 454. Asking $32,000. Rockland, Maine. Call John Morin, 207 691-1637.

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27’ Boston Whaler Outrage 2008. Like new. Powered by twin 225hp Mercs. Loaded with factory BW options. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.com

26’ Somes Sound 26 “Bai Ji Er”, with enclosed pilot house. Great day boat and small cruiser. Gas inboard. $165,000. Call207-255-7854, or email bill@jwboatco.com

28’ Albin HT (2), 2002 Yanmar diesel, very clean from $99,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207363-7997.

26’ Somes Sound 26 Open launch “Salt Ponds”. Classic launch look with plenty of teak and bronze. $100,000. Call 207-255-7854 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. $70,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 27’ Hydra Sport, 2000 With Raymarine electronics. $41,900. Call York Harbor Marine Service, 207-363-3602. sales@yorkharbormarine.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’ Pro-Line Walkaround, 1997 Fishing/family layout, fish box, bait well, transom door. Cabin w/ galley and head, sleeps 4. $39,500. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.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-the-sea.com/karbottboatbuilding/ jmkarbott@aol.com

32’ Wilbur/Newman Sedan 1977. New Yanmar. Refit. Old style charm. Asking $125,000. Biddeford, Maine. 207-6911637. 32’ Island Gypsy Trawler, 1994 Single 250hp Cummins, 1800 hours, thruster, generator, queen berth forward, 2 side doors, galley up, good electronics. $109,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 34’ Wilbur Flybridge, 1988 Wilbur Flybridge Long Range Expeditionary Cruiser. Caterpillar. Turn-key. Asking $149,000. Florida. John Morin, 207 6911637. 35’ Duffy FB Cruiser, 2000 Single Cat 435hp diesel, 587 hours. Sidepower thruster, dual helms, large cockpit and salon, galley down. Sleeps 4. Cruise 17 knots. Handsome green hull. $164,500. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. 36’ Garber Aft Cabin, 1989 Twin MerCruiser’s. $70,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 36’ Alley Built Lobster Boat, 197317,900 FMI contact Ocean Point Marina 207-633-0773 www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

38’ H&H Osmond Beal, 2002 Make an offer. Propose a trade ñ house, land, sailboat for this customized lobster yacht, designed for living aboard yearround in New England and beyond. Docked in Kittery for the winter. Check out our website. Give us a call. 603-770-8378 dotgale38.googlepages.com dotgaleforsale@comcast.net 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’ Holland/Pettegrow, 1987 Downeast Sportfishing, 2001 3208 435hp Cat, 4,000 hrs. Teak interior, galley down, enclosed head and shower, sleeps 4. Fighting chair, tower and pulpit. Furuno Navnet. $140,000. 207450-6119. valborgcharter@gmail.com

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(207) 497-2701 Jonesport, Maine

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38’ Bertram Convertible Mk III 1987. Twin Caterpillar diesels. $110,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

low fuel burn, 3’ draft, located in Maine. $110k below list. 1-888832-2287. www.mecat.com info@mecat.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’ Silverton Aft Cabin, 1987 A big, bright and airy salon makes this well kept yacht a perfect live-aboard. Twin Crusader engines. $49,999. 207-7993600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 43’ Marine Trader, 1984 Priced to sell at $69,999. FMI contact Ocean Point Marina at 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.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

OTHER 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.

47’ Maine Cat, 2009 Maine Cat P-47, hull#2, launched June ‘09. Twin 180 Yanmar, live-aboard equipped,


47’ Novi Dragger, 1985 Fiberglass Atkinson Novi Dragger. 43.8’ + 4’ extension. 15.5’ beam, 6’ draft. Good Condition. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-4972701. www.jonesportshipyard.com




Captain Kevin W. Duchak 3 Bradford Road, Manager Danvers, MA 01923 SER V I C E S, L LC Certified and Accredited 978.777.9700 Phone/Fax Master Marine Surveyor 508.641.0749 Cell

Marine Moisture Meters For Fiberglass and Wood Non-destructive meters, simple to use, understand & evaluate moisture levels. GRP-33

J.R. Overseas Co. 502.228.8732 www.jroverseas.com

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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.

Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-770-8378. dotgale38.googlepages.com tphsails@comcast.net

Land with Dock For Sale Kittery, Maine. Well protected deepwater commercial dock with 2 slips. 2 storey building on the dock. Town water and sewer at the site. Paved parking area. Will accomodate two 40’ boats. Possibly able to build a small home on lot. Asking $395,000. 207439-3890, or cell 207-752-1741.

Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ waterrepellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-596-7705. www.geminicanvas.com peter@geminicanvas.com

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

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 problems. Moving on to a new diesel. Asking $2,000. for this old but still-purring engine. For more information contact Pemaquid Marine at 207-6772024.

Engine Building Class This is a Special 2 Day Seminar. You will completely assemble and test run a diesel engine. It will run Sat, 9-5 through Sun, 11-5. Call for dates and details. There will be a limit of 6 for this class. WWW.JWAYENT.NET JWAYENT@JWAYENT.NET Boat Rental Triumph Boats 17’ & 19’ Center Console available for half day, full day and extended rental. Guilford Boat Yards, View Details www.guilfordboat.com, Guilford, Connecticut 203-453-5031

Heated Boat Storage New heated boat storage building in Harpswell, Maine. Professional service or do-it-yourself space available during lay-up

Burials at Sea “...And when you look at the water, you will always see me.” Beautiful, Memorable, Respectful and Affordable Available Year Round. White Cap Charters, Scituate, MA

www.NewEnglandBurialsAtSea.com (877)897.7700


time in the work area as well. Storage rate $11.sq.ft for the season. Call 207-833-6443 or email chipneta@comcast.net

Ocean Master, Motor 40 years in big boats and small ships, BOATWISE instructor. Deliveries, training, management. 401-885-3189. capt_bill@cox.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

Fiberglass Repair Position Permanent, year-round position available for Fiberglass/Composite Structure Repair Technician. Yankee Marina is a full-service marina and boatyard. Please send resume with cover letter summarizing work experience to www.yankeemarina.com deborah@yankeemarina.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.

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 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

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: 207-4399582 or email jglessner@kpyy.net.

Marina For Sale For Sale: Wotton’s Wharf Marina in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. For more information call Bruce Tindal at 207-633-6711. www.wottonswharf.com

Offshore Passage Opportunities # 1 Crew Networking Service. Sail for Free and gain experience sailing on OPB’s. For Free brochure and membership application Call 1-800-4-PASSAGe (800-472-7724) or www.sailopo.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 207-3592277. www.dowboats.com

CHARTER Charter Phoenix 40’ C&C

Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2010’ summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait – call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email jglessner@kpyy.net.

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

Power & Sail

Boats for charter

Larrain Slaymaker PO Box 252 Rockport, Maine 04856 (207) 557-1872




Contact Jan at Bayview Rigging & Sails Inc.


Johanson Boatworks

Rockland, Maine

Extensive bareboat fleet (30-45 feet) Buy or Charter • Power or Sail


www.jboatworks.com info@jboatworks.com 207-596-7060

888-832-2287 Charter Maine Cat 30 & 41


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


Abaco, Bahamas

Women Under Sail

Live Aboard Sailing Instructions - Casco Bay, Maine For Women -- By Women, Aboard 44’ AVATRICE “ If you can learn to sail in Maine, you can sail anywhere.”

e-mail: sailing@gwi.net

www.womenundersail.com 207-865-6399

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

Charter Maine! Bareboat • Crewed • Power • Sail Trawlers • DownEast Cruisers

Yacht North Charters 182 Christopher Rd, Suite 1, North Yarmouth, ME 04097-6733 207-221-5285 • info@yachtnorth.com • www.yachtnorth.com

Points East Midwinter 2011


Advertiser index Allied Boat Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

Grey Barn Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

North East Rigging Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Arborvitae Woodworking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Guilford Boat Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

Ocean Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Arey’s Pond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Gulf of Maine Boat Surveyors . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Ocean Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Bay Sails Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Hallett Canvas & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

Ocean Tailors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Bayview Rigging and Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Hamilton Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

Padebco Custom Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Beta Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Handy Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 23

Paul Giroux Rigging and Marine . . . . . . . . . .57

Boatwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Hansen Marine Engineering . . . . . . . .3, 22, 80

Pemaquid Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Bohndell Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Haut Insurance Agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Penobscot Marine Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Boothbay Region Boatyard . . . . . . . . . .3,13,56

Hinckley Yacht Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59,85

Pierce Yacht Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

Bowden Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

Islesboro Marine Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Pope Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Brewer Plymouth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

J-Way Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13

Port Clyde General Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Brewer Yacht Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87

J.R. Overseas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Portland Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9

Brooklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

J&S Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Progressive Expoxy Polymers . . . . . . . . . . .82

Buck’s Harbor Marine Charters . . . . . . . . . .80

Jackson’s Hardware and Marine . . . . . . . . . .59

Robinhood Marine . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 41, 55,79

Burials at Sea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Jeff’s Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54

Royal River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49

Burr Brothers Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13

Johanson Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53, 85

Sail Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

Cape Cod Maritime Museum . . . . . . . . . . . .29

John Williams Boat Company . . . . . . . . .14,79

Sailmaking Support Systems . . . . . . . . . . . .69

Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveyor . . . . . . .80

Jonesport Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

Scandia Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

Casey Yacht Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Journey’s End Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 40

Sea Tech Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Cay Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Kanberra Gel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

Seal Cove Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 58

Chase Leavitt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Kingman Yacht Center . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 30, 41

Shaw & Tenney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60

Concordia Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13

Kittery Point Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 51

Sound Marine Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

CPT Aotopilot, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80

Kramp Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

South Shore Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31

Crocker’s Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

MacDougalls Cape Cod . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

South Port Marine Yacht Center . . . . . . . .13,40

Crosby Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Maine Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, 85

Spruce Head Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Custom Float Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34

Maine Sailing Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

The Yacht Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78

CW Johnson, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Maine Veterinary Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56

Theriault Marine Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Dark Harbor Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Maine Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

Triple M Plastic Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Dockwise Yacht Transportation . . . . . . . . . . .19

Marblehead Trading Company . . . . . . . . .3, 41

URLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66, 67

Dor-Mor Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Marine Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36

Warren Pond Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Duchak Maritime Services . . . . . . . . . . .81, 84

Marion Bermuda Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

Waterline Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Dumas Welding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

Marshall Marine Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Webhannett River Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

Ecovita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81

Merri-Mar Yacht Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13

Wesmac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

EM Crosby Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Miliner Marine Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

Whiting Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53,57

Enos Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Mobile Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35

Winter Island Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 54

epaint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

Moose Island Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55

Women Under Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, 85

Finestkind Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79

Morris Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

Yacht North Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85

Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13

Mystic Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 37

Yacht Sales Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Gamage Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84

Navtronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41

Yankee Boat Yard and Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Gannon and Benjamin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

New England Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . .3, 11, 13

Yankee Marina & Boatyard . . . . . . . . .3,13, 41

Gemini Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52

New England Boat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

Yarmouth Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, 56

Gowen Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 55

Niemiec Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13

York Harbor Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17,78

Gray & Gray, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77

Noank Village Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53

Great Bay Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13

Norm Leblanc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83

86 Points East Midwinter 2011


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New York Greenport Stirling Harbor Glen Cove Port Washington Mamaroneck

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Rhode Island Wickford Warwick Greenwich Bay Barrington Portsmouth

(401) 884-7014 (401) 884-0544 (401) 884-1810 (401) 246-1600 (401) 683-3551

Massachusetts N. Falmouth Plymouth Salem

(508) 564-6327 (508) 746-4500 (978) 740-9890

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(207) 865-3181

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