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The Boating Magazine for Coastal New England Volume 15 Number 9 Midwinter 2013 F E AT U R E S

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The Third Intracoastal Waterway Most cruisers are familiar with the Atlantic Intracoastal and Gulf Coast Intracoastal waterways, but few are aware of the Florida West Coast Intracoastal Waterway. By Bob Cormier WINTER READING

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Murder on Halcyon Bay Visitors called our village “paradise,” but this crime, which many claimed to witness, was a sign that there’s no heaven on earth, that what we see is not always what happens. By Hugh Aaron LAST WORD

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Prelude’s log: Jan. 1, solo to Vineyard It being a beautiful New Year’s Day, with Prelude on a mooring in Woods Hole, I was determined to solo-sail her back home to Tashmoo Pond on Martha’s Vineyard. By David Stanwood

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Jan. 1: Removed sharp objects Only three more months till boating season. D E PA R T M E N T S The Racing Pages ........................40 Heads-up for Lobster Run 2014. Media ........................................48 “August Gale” by Barbara Walsh

Letters..........................................7 Consider an efficient powerboat; Mystery boat a Sam Crocker design; Use VHF radio for safe passage. Mystery Harbor...........................14 It’s an R.I. harbor of refuge. New Mystery Harbor on page 47. News..........................................26 NHC revises hurricane-warning definition; 76-year-old eyes Dodge’s record; Check out these Herreshoff field trips.

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There’s nothing new under the sun Or, as the Good Book (Ecclesiastes 1:9, King James building composite hulls for such designs as the AlbaVersion) says: “The thing that hath been, it is that core, Firefly, International 14. Similarly, in the early which shall be. . . .” What prompted this brief dip into 1950s, Luders Marine, in Stamford, Conn., built LudScripture were three lines in Arthur Ransome’s “We ers 16 sloops of tenth-inch mahogany veneers. By the Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea,” first published in 1937. mid-1970s, the simplicity and popularity of the As young John Walker tried to reef the main on the Gougeon Brothers’ WEST System put composite conmarconi cutter Goblin, he realized the mast-hoops struction clearly on builders’ radars. were stacking too high at the gooseneck, preventing Roller-reefing? Get real. Maurice Griffiths, patron him from completely lowering the sail. He then re- saint of estuarine cruisers, touted round-boom “patent membered that the lower hoops had to be removed roller-reefing gear” in his “Yachting on a Small Infrom the sail to make more room for the luff that had come,” published in 1923. In 1920, E.F. Knight wrote been dropped. “How were those mast-hoops fastened in “Small Boat Sailing,” “Thus [the amateur sailor] can to the sail?” he mused. “Key-shackles. You had to give now provide himself with a roller jib and a roller mainthe key a half-turn and then it would slip out of its sail . . . to quickly and easily reduce his canvas.” slot.” The O’Day Pop-Tops of the My catboat was built in 1937, 1970s? Forget about it: In 1949, the same year “We Didn’t Mean Francis B. Cooke heralded the to Go to Sea” hit the English Laws-type of “lifting cabin-top” bookstalls. When I adopted her in to enhance headroom. Live bait 2008, her rig and hardware were wells? We’ve got these covered, vintage – all, I thought, but for too. In 1897, Herbert F. Crosby the neat way the mast-hoops built a 22-foot catboat, “comwere bent to the sail, using tiny plete with box well,” for Capt. bronze pistons that twisted into Everett A. Poole, of Menemsha, bronze slots on the hoops. This Martha’s Vineyard. About the seemed too easy, too slick, too same time that harbor’s Capt. modern-day, like a shortcut Dan Larson reported that, on around the traditional – like one trip, he had “300 live cod“Small Boat Sailing” by E.F. Knight cheating. Shouldn’t I be seizing, fish swimming around in the with the obligatory calloused hands, the hoops to fish wells” of his catboat. grommets with marline, as did the catboatmen of old? Water ballast? Puh-leeze! You think water ballast I guess not. Who knows how long before 1937 sailors was borne of the salty Open 60s of BOC and Vendee were using key-shackles? Globe fame? Think again. In 1892, Frederic W. PangSo much of what we recreational mariners consider born wrote in his article, “Coast and Inland Yachting,” cutting-edge has been contrived before, using materi- “. . . the water-ballasted boat, which is seldom seen als available at the time. Why, archeologists claim upon the sea, has been in use by lake yachters for leather-and-wicker and linen-and-leather “composites” years. Some of the vessels sailed on the waters of the were used around 1,200 BC, in the Trojan War, for ar- Great Lakes carry no other ballast. . . . This ability to change ballast at will gives one yacht decided advanrow-resistant shields and tunics. More recently – but longer ago than most would tage over another with fixed ballast.” How about the Global Positioning System? In your imagine – in the late 19th century, English designer George Watson specified triple-plank construction for dreams, Bucko. Have you heard of the human mind? his small cutters. The first two layers of planking were Consider the gray matter of the ancient Polynesian laid diagonally, at right angles, with the outer plank- navigators, who directed their canoes across oceans by ing fore and aft. Between each layer was a wick of fab- reading the stars. Instead of latitude and longitude, ric soaked with what was then called an “adhesive.” In they translated, into accurate positions, the scend, texthis same era, English lifeboats were built with the tures and colors of the seas; pelagic bird and fish acsame method. tivity; and wind and cloud characteristics. During WWII, Fairey Marine, in Hamble, England, “. . . and that which is done is that which shall be built motor torpedo boats with its “hot-molding” pro- done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” cess. After the war, in the mid-1940s, Fairey began Truce? 6

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A fuel-efficient Eagle Trawler. Photo by Rick Klepfer

Consider an efficient power boat My wife and I read with interest Bob Brown’s article, “Powerboating and the High Cost of Fuel,” in the December 2012 issue. We have been following a similar course as the Browns in wanting to travel south for the winter, but have arrived at a completely different sort of math. While it will be a longer trip for us because we are starting from Midcoast Maine, we will use the Browns’ trip to make our comparison clear. Our boat is a 40-foot Transpacific Eagle Trawler. We researched a few hundred boats before purchasing this one, and the fuel efficiency was a major factor in the equation. The Eagle is a very well fitted-out vessel, with all the amenities, such as central heating and air-conditioning, a queen-island-berth stateroom, a well-equipped pilothouse, television, stereo, and so forth. The big difference is in the method of propulsion and the speed of travel. While the Browns’ sportfisherman consumes 42 gallons per hour at a speed of 21 knots, our boat travels with a cruising speed of eight knots and consumes fuel at a rate of three gallons per hour. One must also factor in the time required for the trip: While the Browns get to their destination in 76 hours, it will take us 200 hours. For us, this additional 124 hours is not really an issue because we like to take our time and experience things around us rather than to just blast through them, and, in comparison to the length of the whole trip, it is negligible. But, let’s do the math: The 1,600-mile trip for us, at eight knots, would take 200 hours. At three gallons per hour, we would consume 600 gallons. With our 440-gallon fuel capacity, we would have to stop once for fuel, instead of the Browns’ five times. At the quoted $4.29 per gallon, our fuel would cost us $2,574 (diesel here is currently $4.13). The round-trip www.pointseast.com

would cost us $5,148, or $22,308 less than what the Browns would pay. To further illustrate our thinking, currently we live aboard our boat summers and rent a house winters. The cost of winterizing the boat, storing her for the winter and renting a house to live in comes to something around $9,000. For us to take the boat south means that we have that $9,000, less fuel of $5,148, or $3,852 for dockage to reach the break-even point with a winter-in-Maine. While our total expenses would exceed the break-even cost, it would not be by a huge amount. Even before the era of high fuel costs, the effect of a high-fuel-consuming craft should have been a consideration, but now, for some, it has become the deciding factor in going or not going. We are somewhat sad to see that folks like the Browns are having to alter their plans due to fuel costs, but there are other ways to get there. Rick and Kay Klepfer m/v Bittersweet Cushing, Maine

Cheaper to truck her down, back Just read Robert Brown’s article, “Powerboating and the High Cost of Fuel.” Amen! Even Muscobe, with her fuel-stingy Yanmar, offering nine gallons per hour, would burn about a thousand gallons each way. So the round-trip is going to cost close to $9,000 in fuel. Cheaper to truck her down and back, I’d guess. Joel Gleason m/v Muscobe Marblehead, Mass.

Buck stops here for Capt. Bailey I’m writing to offer a correction to a quote in your recent article about Capt. Bailey of the forthcoming school ship Oliver Hazard Perry (“The Evolution of Capt. Richard Bailey,” December). I know the captain was wrong because he is me. Here’s what he (I) said of the Oliver Hazard Perry: “… and it is the first full-rigged sailing ship to be built in this country in the last 110 years.” I was mistaken. Here’s how I got there. I had a hunch my statement was correct, but I asked the esteemed ship historian Norman Brouwer (formerly of South Street Seaport Museum, now immersed in the archives of Mystic Seaport Museum) to look into it. His swift and thorough response: “The last merchant vessel was the Aryan, launched at Phippsburg, Maine, July 14, 1893. The last training Points East Midwinter 2013

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vessel was the USS Chesapeake (renamed USS Severn in 1905), launched in Bath, Maine, June 30, 1899. “A full-rigged training vessel for a ‘Nautical Preparatory School’ based in Providence, R.I., was under construction at a Perth Amboy, N.J., shipyard in 1903. She was to be named the Young America, and delivered that August 20. The shipyard folded with the vessel still on the ways. For years afterward, shipbuilding reports say the yard was ‘inactive with several uncompleted vessels on the ways.’ The project was apparently dropped. I have never been able to learn what became of the unfinished hull. “There have been a number of proposed replicas: USS Hancock, USS Randolph, Sea Witch. Unless I’m forgetting something, no full-rigged ship replica has actually been built in the US.” But we both were forgetting something: the National Park Service’s museum ship Friendship of Salem, a tidy, little full-rigged museum ship (launched August 1998) that gets to sail from time to time. The responsibility is entirely mine. Harry Truman must have been channeling his inner sea captain when he said, “The buck stops here” because captains, maybe even more than presidents, accept complete responsibility. So I’m amending my statement: OHP will be the first oceangoing full-rigged ship to be built in America in the last 110 years. Capt. Richard Bailey Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island Newport, R.I.

Mystery boat a ’39 Sam Crocker The mystery boat in Letters, on page 7 of the December issue (“Old Yawl Piques Bernie’s Curiosity”) is Sowelu, a 37 S. S. Crocker-designed 37-footer built in 1939. She is at Alex Hadden’s yard here in Georgetown. We have the spars here at Robinhood Marine Center. The owner is away for the winter working on the Elizabeth II with Alex down in the Carolinas. Gordon E. Reed Robinhood Marine Center Georgetown Maine Editor’s note: A quick Internet search harvested this ad (of indeterminate age) for a Maine charter operation. While this is probably the same boat, we don’t know if she’s still in the charter business. “Sail Sowelu LLC: Sail the Maine coast in a classic wooden boat. No experience needed. Sail with Capt. Karen aboard Sowelu (originally Blue Peter), designed by S.S. Crocker, built by Simms Bros., and launched in 1939. Ketch-rigged with a yankee, genoa, staysail, jib, main and mizzen. Sowelu has options for a variety of weather. Capable of eight knots in a brisk breeze, she is seakindly and steady. An 80-h.p. diesel will get us where we want to go if the wind does not cooperate.” 8

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Missing element is communication I have read with interest the conversation between Jim Love (“Race Encounter was Unsettling” Letters, August 2012) and other captains. Jim is the primary-care provider for my children. I know some of the racers. All are kind, compassionate people with a love of sailing. However, in every letter so far, there seems to be one thing missing: communication. Every sailor must maintain a “listening watch” on Marine Channel 16. This means that you have a radio, turned on, set to Channel 16 or scans it frequently, and you are listening for your boat name or for a description of a boat and events that sound like it might be referring to you. Every sailor must also know, and be equipped to use, sound signals to communicate their intent. When vessels are in sight of one another, a vessel under way, when maneuvering as authorized or required by these Rules, shall indicate that maneuver by the following signals on her whistle: One short blast to mean, “I am altering my course to starboard;” Two short blasts to mean, “I am altering my course to port;” Three short blasts to mean, “I am operating astern propulsion.” Upon hearing the one- or two-blast signal of the other, shall, if in agreement, sound the same whistle signal and take the steps necessary to effect a safe passing. When vessels in sight of one another are approaching each other and from any cause either vessel fails to understand the intentions or actions of the other, or is in doubt whether sufficient action is being taken by the other to avoid collision, the vessel in doubt shall immediately indicate such doubt by giving at least five short and rapid blasts on the whistle (or horn). These signals may be supplemented by short and rapid flashes of light. I watched with some amusement the lack of communication play out in the shipping lane coming into Searsport. I was sailing out of Belfast toward Islesboro. I heard, on Channel 16, a tanker giving his speed and position off Camden Harbor and looking for a response from a sailboat crossing his path. Looking south, we could see the tanker sitting like a block building dropped on the water. We continued to enjoy a sail out to Turtle Head, periodically watching the tanker as it made its way up the Penobscot. We heard the tanker radio the sailboat again informing them they were overtaking them and asking their intentions. After a couple minutes, the tanker captain again came on and wryly stated that he was assuming the sailboat would be maintaining course and speed ahead of him. By now, the pair was passing Lincolnville Beach. I was now on a southerly tack and watched this strange procession pass me – the sailboat about a quarter-mile ahead of the tanker all the way into the transfer area where the editor@pointseast.com


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tanker was met by tugs – as if the tanker had been “towed” by the sailboat. I assume the tanker reduced speed to keep his distance. I stayed well off his flank and tacked back to Belfast behind the tanker. (There is no such thing as no wake on a boat that big.) During this time, I did not hear one response from the sailboat. It may be that my radio did not pick up the response or perhaps there was none. From the tone in the tanker captain’s voice, I suspect the latter. The point of the signals and the listening watch is so that captains do not have to guess. A simple radio call asking, “What is your plan?” should get a response to which you can respond. Then everyone can pass safely with a friendly wave. Chris Easton Dixmont, Maine

Marston’s gets ‘Sandy’ guests We had guests. A dozen local boats rode out Hurricane Sandy here on our moorings. We were just getting ready to pull some of the moorings, when Dan Chadbourne, the Saco harbormaster, drove in. He was busy making arrangements for some storm that was coming up the Eastern Seaboard. “Camp Ellis is going to be wide open to the surf and winds,” Dan told us. “Wonder if the boys could all come

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up here and hang on your moorings for a few days?” Well sure, that was OK with us. Just so long as we didn’t get blamed for a boat going adrift. “No,” Dan said, “we understand that. Your gear is rugged and they’ll be out of the wind.” Next day the lobsterboats began chugging up the Saco River. We tried to recall which moorings were the heaviest and put the largest boats on those. Tommy had to get towed up as his engine was out of commission. By the time Sandy began to blow up, we had a dozen lobsterboats swinging in our little cove. Everyone was a little anxious. We used binoculars to

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Boothbay Fish Pier seeks tenants The town of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, has been working steadily on plans to renovate the town owned Fish Pier. Numerous workshops and public meetings were held, some as far back as 2009, and in 2012, this effort culminated in a town meeting vote to appropriate $474,000 for Fish Pier renovations ($224,000 from the Fish Pier enterprise account and $250,000 from the town’s general fund). This past fall the Selectmen allocated $118,000 dollars of that amount to take down the unsafe structures located on the pier (the white freezer building and the

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

This Mystery Harbor is a fine harbor of refuge That’s the sand spit opposite the Wickford Yacht Club at Cornelius Island, in Wickford, R.I. It tends to be a crowded spot, for good reason. You can kayak and row ashore and even circumnavigate the islet, one of the many features that attract thousands of boaters and water enthusiasts to this spacious, visually arresting refuge that’s teeming with wildlife. Indeed, Wickford is a harbor of refuge that provides virtually 360 degrees of protection from storms. It’s a popular spot with locals and visitors who cruise in from all over to avail themselves of the several fullservice facilities at marinas along the perimeter. Be sure to bring your own dinghy, as there’s no water taxi service here. Locals lay claim to the moorings, but there are a couple offering 24-hour visits just inside the breakwater; contact the harbormaster. The depth is good, but immediately shoals up, which is why it’s such an ideal destination for shallow-water seekers. Once ashore in Wickford village, plenty of restaurants and shops amuse crews seeking to stretch their legs. Elaine Lembo Cruising World magazine Middletown, R.I.

Oh yes, that horrible clue of ours Using your clue I came up with Wickford. “Wick” is to draw off. Wade across is a “ford.” I stopped in Wickford while bringing a boat up to Barrington this fall. This looks like the entrance channel, which is very narrow. Not much experience with it, I am afraid. Stephen Lee Bedford, Mass.

Best wrong answer we’ve received The harbor pictured in the Oct./Nov. and December issues sure looks to me like the south end of Bassetts Island in Pocasset, Mass. The woods in the background would be Scraggy Neck. Bassetts Island is a familiar spot for me: We made so many trips to that area from Wareham in our old Cal 21 that I’ve long since lost count. It was a nice morning sail down to the mill pond, on the north side of Bassett’s, for lunch. This would be followed by a trip around the island under power, rounding the north end of the island and over to pass through the moorings at Kingman’s and Parker’s, before going back out the south channel, around Bassett’s, before setting sail for home just before passing Eustis Rock. Now, this is a rare trip in our 14-foot powerboat or my O’Day DS 14 Points East Midwinter 2013

II – no stopping for lunch on these trips, but still an interesting visit. Many boaters anchor on the east side of Bassett’s to enjoy the sandy beach there, and we see many rafted groups of boats enjoying the fellowship. One important tip: Always pay attention to the channel markers, and use your chart even if you think you know the harbor well. We once ran soft-aground right in the middle of where we thought the channel was – OOPS. And I still remember following a 36-foot ketch through the mill pond, and after watching them successfully cut one bend in the channel, I almost followed them at the next bend. Good thing I didn’t since, a minute later, they came to a screeching halt and their waterline was now almost 12 inches above the water. Luckily they didn’t do that on the backside of the island where there are rocks just outside the channel in places. I once saw one sailboat ride right up and over a hidden rock just outside the channel; luckily, a fullkeel protected the rudder. However, Pocasset doesn’t seem to fit your clue, which seems to indicate Wickford, R.I. “Wick” = to draw off, and “Ford” = to wade across a river. However, I can’t match the view in that picture to the chart of Wickford, and I have unfortunately only seen Wickford from the land side. I guess I’m way off in my guess, but at least you gave me a chance to rave about Bassetts Island. Rod Johnson Plainville, Mass. Editor’s note: We found Rod’s note about the wrong harbor so charming and informative, we asked him if we could run it anyway. Good sport that he is, he responded: “No problem running my answer: If it helps even one fellow boater through Red Brook Harbor it will be worthwhile. It is definitely a nice harbor, the water so clear at times that it can be scary to those of us used to seeing the bottom only when we are about to go aground.” editor@pointseast.com


Perspectives Rejection from every quarter tepping out of the warm Victoria Station restaurant into the icy northeast wind coming off Salem Harbor, I dared only a quick look down from the pier at the rows of shrink-wrapped boats that filled the docks. I knew from experience there were a number of liveaboards down there; one could tell from the more substantial hinged doors built into the shrink, and the thick power cords, and the worn down foot tracks in the snow of the finger docks. This was home for the winter for some poor souls – hunkering down in a hundred or so square feet of condensed, condensationbreeding living space inside a plastic hull, under a huge white-plastic bubble. But, ah, how romantic! I knew better, for, as Huck Finn said at the end of Twain’s famous novel, “I been there before.” My mind flashed back to an even colder place than Pickering Wharf in January 2013: Gordy’s Marina on the frozen

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Mississippi River in St. Paul, Minnesota in January 1978. Even in the bloom of spring, Gordy’s was certainly no Marina Del Rey. A patchwork houseboat colony, it looked more like a floating tenement row than anything remotely resembling a place for pleasure yachts. At my last count there were about 20 of us living aboard an assortment of craft resembling giant dilapidated floating boxes patched together out of plywood, pressboard, aluminum and steel, and tethered to rickety, rusty steel-framed and delaminated plywood docks that ran along the right-descending muddy bank of the Mississippi River. We ended up there for a number of reasons: fantasies of romance, realities of divorce, ravages of drugs and alcohol, financial ruin from job loss or failed business ventures, or from being general social outcasts due to various forms of mental illness. There was a

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non-speaking recluse nicknamed ‘Mongo’ on the Broken Promise, as well as veteran hard-drinking towboat pilots on boats named Tom Thumb and Beaver. There was the over-the-hill playboy on the onceglamorous, now sagging houseboat Puss E. Then there was me on Dave’s Ark. A 25-year-old romantic mostly just confused by life in general, I was certainly the youngest and purest of the lot. Mostly, we were a core group. Once in a while there would be a new arrival, usually in the form of a girlfriend moving in, lured by the surface romance of it all during the summer and the surface good behavior of one of us. But that rarely lasted. Oddly, for all the appeal that came from the flow of the river and its romantic, dynamic history, we inhabitants were a static bunch. Even our houseboats didn’t go anywhere, their motors long ago frozen up from rust and decay. And the occasional lady-friends soon sought more pro-

Then there was me on Dave’s Ark. A 25-yearold romantic mostly just confused by life in general... gressive, nourishing neighborhoods. Then we were back to each other. This was OK – until winter. Then our bunch of recluses pulled even further inward, cowering inside our flimsy boxes from the whining north wind, and praying that the heaving, grinding ice wouldn’t break apart our hulls. I remember one especially bad night: Jan. 19, 1978. It was 11:42 p.m., minus-five degrees Fahrenheit, and the wind had to be gusting to 40. Inside the Ark’s nearly freezing cabin, I was fuming due to a letter from the University of Minnesota graduate writing pro-

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always come back from the apparent brink of defeat. Although he beat me every time, he would never gloat over his victory, but he always encouraged me to try again. I started fishing frequently with my dad when I was 5 or 6 years old, and I cherish the many summers we spent together on the water. We were always late for dinner. He would tell me he would be in the doghouse for being late. But Mom always forgave him, and the next weekend we would be late again. I learned seamanship from our dad, and at the tender age of 13, he set me up in business with a lobster license, 25 traps, and an outboard skiff. Before turning me loose on the water, he gave me a little compass and said, “If you are ever lost in the fog off Plymouth, head west until you come to land. From there, you can follow the shoreline home.” He loved the ocean. People called him Salty Dog or Salty Sam. It was the core of his identity. Our family spent many happy summers on the water. When I think of all of our boating adventures, one image always comes to mind, of Dad at the helm wearing his red fishing hat with the black visor, steering into the waves with the wind blowing in his face. His knees are bent and his body is moving as one with the boat to the rhythm of the sea. As the boat skims over the waves, throwing spray up on either side, his eyes are bright and there is a smile on his face. He always had a steady hand on the helm. He provided our family a compass to steer through the uncharted waters of life. When I finished college, he took over the family lobstering business, upgrading from 25 to 80 traps. There were times when he took work to the extreme. I don’t think there are many guys who would use a year’s worth of vacation time by taking every Wednesday off through the summer to haul lobster traps. There probably aren’t many retired accountants who gaze longingly over their books because they loved their work so much, but I have vivid childhood memories of the retired fishermen lined up on the bench outside Vic’s Texaco on the Plymouth town pier, gazing at the fishing boats, sharing stories of their adventures, and dreaming of one more trip to sea. The time he spent on the water nurtured his soul and gave him strength for the commute to his office in Cambridge, to live a life uncommon. Our dad epitomized the humility expressed in the Cape Breton fisherman’s prayer, which he had on the dashboard of his old wood Grady White: “Oh Lord, thy sea is go great and my boat is so small.” He was a humble man who never sought attention for himself. The fisherman’s prayer acknowledges our insignificance in comparison to the vastness and power of the sea. Dad loved the ocean and he respected it, but he was not afraid to venture out on rough water. We’re thankful for all his years of hard work and 18 Points East Midwinter 2013

sacrifice to provide an abundant life for our family. We’re thankful for the time he spent teaching us how to make or fix just about anything, and how to keep a garden and cook delicious foods. He never did anything just well enough to fill a need, but always with a unique style – “Just like they did it in the old country,” he’d say. He invested his time and energy to help us become the best we could be. Each of us has stories about helping with his projects. We were amazed at the things he created from a couple of boards with a few tools. We learned to appreciate the beauty of his finely crafted wood. He was a careful and thoughtful builder, a perfectionist. He wouldn’t hurry, and he made sure everything fit just right. I’m grateful that he shared his work ethic, which taught us that although work is sometimes drudgery, it can also be fun and meaningful. He taught us that working hard, doing our best, and paying attention to the small details builds character. He taught us to enjoy work, and not to let making money be our primary motivation. How do you sum up a life in a few words? Our dad was honest, humble, hardworking, generous, and always had a kind word and was willing to help a friend or a stranger in need. He helped many boaters who got their trucks and trailers stuck on the beach. Countless times he towed disabled boats back to shore, and a few times, although he wouldn’t like to admit it, he ended up on the receiving end of the tow line. He was stubborn, but he never gave up. He was sometimes impatient, but he never sat still waiting for someone else to solve a problem. These days, people devote a lot of time and energy to professional sports, but spectator sports held little interest for our dad. He was a participant, not a spectator. He was in on the action, not watching from the sidelines. People have asked, “How was he so blessed?” But when you do the right thing often enough, for long enough, you live yourself an extraordinary life, and so shines a bright light in a weary world. Two thousand years ago, 12 guys, mostly fishermen and a few tax collectors, were inspired by the Holy Spirit to change the world. Now we send one more fisherman (who knows a thing or two about taxes), our dad, to join them, with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Rest in peace, Dad. We love you, so head west and follow the shoreline home. Chuck Anastasia is a friend of and a contributor to Points East. This eulogy of his father was delivered Oct. 13 at St. Bonaventure Church, in Plymouth. Sam is survived by his wife of 57 years, four children, five grandchildren, and his sister. “Although I delivered the eulogy, it came from our whole family,” Chuck said. editor@pointseast.com


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fleet remain afloat, most of the harbor is bare. Most of the pleasure vessels sit snugly shrink-wrapped against the elements, as is Muscobe. Depressing, isn’t it? For those of us who ski, or travel south for the winter, the pain is eased somewhat. But the rest of us still have to suffer another few months, until that first warm teaser in April. Then, off comes the shrinkwrap and out comes the soap and water, then the Cetol or varnish, wax, and then the antifouling paint. But it’s New England, of course, so we have to wait for those few days when Mother Nature permits us to work on our much-loved vessels. Eventually, though, it all gets done. Electronics are re-installed, topsides are shined, rigging is tuned, brightwork is restored to mirror quality, bottoms are painted, heads and water systems recommissioned, and engines are made ready for another longanticipated summer season. While many are content to enjoy sailing or steaming

the local waters, others will be fortunate enough to cruise to the Cape, the Vineyard or Nantucket, or Long Island Sound. But I prefer the fabulous 4,000plus-mile coast of Maine and her islands. Representing some of the most beautiful grousing grounds in the world, it is not for the faint of heart. Thousands upon thousands of rocks, ledges, reefs and other dangers make navigating here a Photo by Joel Gleason challenge that requires a certain level of experience, coupled with a big dose of common sense. And, of course, there’s the dreaded (wonderful?) fog. No Downeast cruising experience is complete without at least one “dungeon fog.” This keeps us on our toes, really, and sharpens the nerves. (Muscobe never goes to Maine without a good supply of Mylanta.) In the meantime, however, through the winter we sit. And we wait. And we yearn for those wonderful New England summer days when we will again sit in the cockpit. And when asked how we are, we can respond On the hard.

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In the meantime, however, through the winter we sit. And we wait. And we yearn for those wonderful New England summer days when we will again sit in the cockpit. And when asked how we are, we can respond “Just another day in Paradise.” “Just another day in Paradise.” Right now, though, I don’t know about the rest of you, but until then I’m removing all sharp objects from my office. Joel Gleason has been fiddling around in boats for over 60 years. He has owned Muscobe, his 33-foot Young Brothers Downeast hull, since she was built for him in 1987. He carries a USCG 100-ton Master’s license, with towing

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Kiwi Spirit, a 76-year-old begin logging some serious sea miles Following the launch of his Farrdesigned 63-foot Kiwi Spirit, 76year-old Dr. Stanley Paris immediately began sea trials, tweaking the boat to optimize all systems for shorthanded and solo sailing. Two weeks after her launch at Thomaston, Maine’s Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, in late November, Paris took off for NewPhotos by Billy Black port, R.I. Dr. Stanley Paris, 76, a pioneer in physical therapy, last year raced a motorbike across A few days later, he was off again, the U.S. coast to coast in less than 50 hours and completed a half-marathon. Kiwi bound for Bermuda for Kiwi Spirit’s Spirit is his latest high-speed steed. first blue-water challenge, from Newport to St. George’s, Bermuda. “In 24 hours, we to go around the world nonstop, to be the oldest, covered 238 miles, averaging 10 knots,” said Paris. “. . “greenest” and fastest at that age.” Paris and Kiwi Spirit will train for the next year, . At one point we reached 27.1 knots. This boat is just preparing for the circumnavigation. Paris intends to awesome.” On. Dec. 5, Paris and his crew of three – including compete in such racing events as the Caribbean 600, Cabot Lyman, owner of Lyman-Morse – took Kiwi Charleston to Bermuda, Bermuda One-Two, and the Spirit out to sea again, this time bound for Antigua. Marblehead-to-Halifax regatta, in addition to deliver“This project has been a lot of fun,” said Lyman. “The ies and other sail training. Paris hopes to beat the late difference between this boat and a lot of projects we do is, we had a very definitive mission. Stanley wants KIWI SPIRIT, continued on Page 28

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N.E. Boat Show is on the horizon The New England Boat Show opens Feb. 16 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, and runs through the 24th. Compare more than 750 boats and hundreds of boating accessories for all budgets and lifestyles, including luxury motor and sailing yachts, sportfishers, performance boats, personal watercraft, and angling gear. Boat browsing and buying is just the beginning of the fun: A variety of hands-on activities will be offered as well as some 180 seminars throughout the nine-day event. Additionally, recreational mariners can put their skills to the test at the Power Boat Docking Challenge and the Remote Control Sailboat Pond. DIY lovers can add new tricks to

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KIWI SPIRIT, continued from Page 27 Dodge Morgan’s 1986 record of 150 days from Bermuda to Bermuda with American Promise. No stranger to endurance events, Paris swam the English Channel twice and has racked up some 60,000 miles of sailing. He also completed the Ironman World Championship triathlon in Hawaii. This year alone, his adventurous spirit sent him racing a motorbike across the U.S. in less than 50 hours coast to coast and

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deserted. There is a ranger station with bathrooms next boat got into their dinghy and rowed away as fast and cold water showers. The station also provides a as they could. tram to take you to the beautiful seven-mile Gulf We spent a peaceful night at Pelican Bay and got up beach if you choose not to walk there. It is less than a early. We prepared to leave for our next stop, Engleone-mile hike over flat wood Beach. We took a terrain. few photos of the sunThere are free docks rise and got under way on a first-come basis, at 9:15 a.m. We made but the holding is excelit to the Gasparilla lent throughout the anCauseway swing chorage and protection bridge at the south end is nearly perfect. In adof Gasparilla Island dition, the anchorage is (Boca Grande), just in large, so even though time for the 10:30 this is one of the most opening. Along the way popular spots in the a manatee swam right area, there is always under our boat and room for another boat. three roseate spoonIf you want some bills flew over us. restaurant food, the faThere is a nice anmous Cabbage Key chorage at Englewood Lodge is just a short Beach, with a great dinghy ride away. This The Venice Yacht Club juniors return from sailing practice. beach just across the spot is reportedly the inroad. There are also spiration for Jimmy Buffett’s song “Cheeseburger in several good restaurants and a mini-mart within easy Paradise.” It has free dockage for patrons. Bob brought walking distance. We set our anchor and took the his trombone so he could keep his lip in shape. Before dinghy to a nearby restaurant dock for lunch. They let dinner, he played a few songs in our cockpit. He insists us leave our dink at their dock while we went across that as soon as he started to play, the couple in the the street for a swim. The beach is great. It has bath-

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Left: The ubiquitous great blue heron. Right: The author gams with cruising pal Bill Gazzola as Little Lady lies at the Venice dock.

Day. Another beautiful day, sunny and in the 80s. We got an early start and arrived in Sarasota about 11 a.m. Sarasota is a big, beautiful city. It’s the cultural center of Southwest Florida, with many attractions. The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is a short walk from the waterfront. This venue hosts many different kinds of performances, including the Florida West Coast Symphony. The Ringling Museum of Art, the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, the Asolo Reperatory Theatre, Sarasota Opera House, and the Mote Marine Laboritories and Aquarium are all nearby. We decided to anchor just off the waterfront. There is a big anchorage, but it is exposed from the entire western sector. When we arrived the winds were light so we had no problems setting the hook. Ashore there is a beautiful public park with a playground, food concession, and dinghy dockage. A short dinghy ride brings you to the large, wellmaintained Marina Jack’s, which has all services in a

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beautiful setting and all floating docks. Its bathrooms are private and new, as are the laundry facilities. Three restaurants are on the property, ranging from a light snackbar to a fancy restaurant. Downtown, with many restaurants and stores, is only about two blocks away. We walked into town and had an ice cream. Then we went into a bookstore and spent an hour or so browsing. On our way back to the marina, we passed a sculpture – taller than a two-story building – reproducing the famous World War II photograph of the nurse kissing a sailor (thought by many to be George Mendonça, of Newport, R.I., on leave from the USS The SullivansDD-537). When we returned to the marina to get our dinghy, the wind had come up from the west and it was blowing pretty hard. We took our new hard-bottom inflatable out to the boat. It handled the waves perfectly, but it was obvious that the anchorage was too choppy to spend the night in any comfort. We called Marina

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Jack’s, which had two adjacent slips available, so we moved into the marina. We took our wives to the waterfront restaurant at Marina Jack’s for dinner in honor of Mother’s Day. The next morning we were up early as usual and had breakfast on the boat. We decided to visit St. Armand’s Circle. This is an upscale shopping and dining area on St. Armand’s Key, just a short drive from downtown Sarasota. We called a cab, and within 10 minutes it arrived. The short ride was delightful, passing several of Sarasota’s waterfront communities. St. Armand’s Circle shopping rivals Rodeo Drive (Beverly Hills) and Worth Avenue (Palm Beach) for luxury – and prices, but it’s fun to window-shop. We had lunch at an Italian eatery, and to an ice-cream shop for dessert. Bill tried the free peanut brittle and unfortunately broke a dental crown on it. Last year on a cruise with us, he kicked a cleat in his bare feet and broke his toe. I hope this isn’t some kind of a jinx. Perhaps it was the cruisers’ “banana jinx;” we had bananas on board. The next morning, we left the marina dock at 8:10. The weather was great; the water almost flat. Bill and Naomi went on ahead of us and were undecided as to whether they would continue to cruise or head home so Bill could see a dentist. We arrived at the Venice free dock at 10:30, the only boat at the dock. Naomi radioed us that they had decided to continue on home as

Bill was able to make a dentist appointment for the next day. We walked about four blocks to the beach and spent about an hour in the 80-degree water. We walked back to the boat to relax and have supper. About 7 p.m., the sky got dark, a squall quickly descended on us, and the boats in the anchorage began checking their anchors. After a few minutes, it passed to the north of us, with no rain, but the temperature dropped about 15 degrees. Our destination the next day was Pelican Bay, where we spent our first night of this cruise. The temperature was again in the 80s and sunny, and we prepared for the last leg to Punta Gorda. After a great night at Pelican Bay, we had a pleasant run up Charlotte Harbor, accompanied part of the way by a pair of dolphins. It was a great cruise over flat water, but, as usual, the trip passed much too quickly, and we were already thinking about possible destinations for our next adventure. Bob Cormier and his wife Sue cruise the Atlantic and Gulf coasts in their 27-foot, 1988 Albin aft-cabin trawler Little Lady. They spend their summers in Brewster, Mass., on Cape Cod, where Bob works for the Freedom Boat Club as trainer and dockmaster. They winter in Punta Gorda, Fla., and cruise that area, especially the Pine Island Sound.

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Visitors called our village “paradise,” but this crime, which many claimed to witness, was a sign that there’s no heaven on earth, that what we see is not always what happens. Story by Hugh Aaron Illustrations by Donna Stackhouse For Points East he first call came in at the station late Sunday afternoon, Aug. 20. The day was cool and clear with a mild breeze, perfect for a leisurely sail. “I saw it with my own eyes,” the woman said. “He just tossed her overboard from his boat in the middle of the

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bay and let her drown.” “Hold on, ma’am,” I said. “Go over that again.” I couldn’t believe my ears. I figured she must be wacky or something. “I was watching them through my binoculars from the front porch,” she went on. “It was the same blonde woman he’s taken out with him before.” “Who was the man, ma’am?” “She was seated in the cockpit, her hair flying in the breeze, happy as you please, and I watched him serve her a drink. Then he sat down beside her. She must have been half his age. Imagine.” “The man, ma’am. Do you know who the man was?” “Well, I saw it with my own eyes.” “Yes, ma’am.” She was trying my patience. Why do some folks have to drag things out? editor@pointseast.com


“All of a sudden he struck her on the face; then he picked her up and just threw her into the bay. Can you imagine? Threw her as if she were some worthless thing. Well, I was aghast. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Then he raised the sail and took off down the bay, leaving her to drown.” “Who was the man, please, ma’am?” “It was Mr. Hixon.” “That’s hard to believe. Are you sure?” “I don’t see very good, Chief, but when I look through my binoculars I’ve got perfect vision. That’s exactly who it was.” After that call there were others, all saying more or less the same thing. My commonsense rebelled at the story I was hearing. I just couldn’t accept the idea that my good friend Doug Hixon, whom I had known all these years, was capable of doing such a deed. Why, Doug was one of the easiest going, gentlest guys a person could ever know. He was the kind of guy who, when talking to him, made you feel good. Yes, siree, when you’ve been chief in a town for 40 years, you see a lot of cases come and go. But I s’pose this is one I’ll never forget. I remember clear as the wa-

ter in our bay when Doug first came out here with his young wife, Ellen, maybe 35 years ago, on their honeymoon. They rented a place for the next half-dozen summers or so, then they bought a super spot right there on the shore of Halcyon Bay when land was one hundred dollars an acre. They had themselves built a small cottage smack on the sandy beach where you could look across the water to the barrier spit and hear the faint rumbling of the ocean combers. Ellen and their three kids – good kids they were – would spend the summer there while Doug commuted weekends from New York City, where, by the time he was 40, he was some kind of important honcho with a big stock-brokerage house. He used to say, “Chief, one of these days I’m going to come here for good. This is my paradise.” I never really understood his saying that then, he being so young and successful, right there in the swim of things. He had everything going for him. I think he had some romantic notion of living a simple life. ’Course, life’s never simple no matter how simple it is.

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A lot of people who summer out here feel the way he did, but it takes a long time for most to pull up stakes and come here for good. If and when the time comes, they’re generally so old, they get in only a few years of living in paradise before they die. Yup, it’s true; we’ve got the highest death rate in the state – mostly natural deaths or accidental. We don’t have murders. Must be all of 50 years since the last one – long before I was chief. So I wasn’t inclined to rush to conclusions about Doug. Eyewitnesses were one thing; I needed surefire proof, like a body. Lickety-split I drove over to Doug’s house looking for him. I found the place wide open, but no Doug. It was as if he just went away for an afternoon sail and he’d be back. Doug was an expert sailor. He had begun with a small daysailer and worked his way up to a 44-footer, which he kept in the town harbor because its draft was too much for the shallow bay. He and Ellen and the kids went to Bermuda in her a couple of times; then he sold her, as if all he wanted was to prove he could do it. After their last kid grew up, Doug chucked it all, although he was only in his late forties. “Mighty young to be throwing in the towel,” I said to him, kidding. “I’ve won a few bouts, Chief. No need to be champ,” he responded. He and Ellen moved from the city for good, “away from the wars,” as he put it, to their place here

on the bay. It was then he began building his catboat. Took him four years to finish it, the most rewarding years of his life, he said. And I could tell. Working on the catboat gave him a great sense of accomplishment. Besides, he led a warm family life. Ellen was always a peach. She and Doug had a fine love going between them and terrific mutual respect. He was lean looking and quiet. She was small and lively. The kids were something to be proud of: hardworking in the summer at local jobs, serious students, and mighty respectful of adults, which you don’t see much of these days. I’d visit him at least once a week to watch his progress on the boat. He’d show me the plans and explain what he was doing every step of the way. No man was ever more dedicated to a project. He built a temporary shelter of polyethylene around the job so he could work in all weather, even in winter. “It’s what I’ve wanted to do ever since I was a kid,” he said. I was there with all the neighbors that momentous June day when the riggers winched the catboat into the bay. Ellen smashed a bottle of champagne against her prow and christened her Second Love. Ellen, of course, was Doug’s first love. There was a big party; it was a gala celebration. Those were the days when everybody knew everybody MURDER, continued on Page 66

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The August 2012 Lobster Run, an International Sailing Federation Category 2 race, gave skippers and crews the opportunity for real offshore competition, sailing on a course from eastern Long Island Sound, out and around Nantucket Shoals, across the Boston shipping lanes, and then across the Gulf of Maine to the Maine’s midcoast. After finishing in the popular vacation destination of Boothbay Harbor, boats and crew participating in the Lobster Run are perfectly positioned for Downeast cruising to Camden, Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, and beyond to the rugged Points East Midwinter 2013

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on the dinghy motor on the cockpit railing,” she says. “It watched the helmsman, and stayed all night long, overseeing the helmsperson. Just sitting and watching….” Two of the entries, the 52-foot Atlantic and the 38foot Gadzooks, have competed in all three Lobster Runs. Atlantic won the race in 2008 after her navigation instruments were knocked out by a lightning strike. She used a handheld GPS to navigate into Boothbay Harbor and pick up the Nantucket Lightship Trophy as well as line, class and family members trophies. Atlantic’s skipper, Ben Blake, says his fundamental reason for participating is that the race “is a fun way to get to Maine to go sailing.” He believes the Lobster Run is a great way to get started with offshore sailing – be it racing or cruising – and thinks the short time commitment required for the event means anyone who wants to can probably find the time. Blake, describing himself as a cruiser who “occasionally races,” sailed Atlantic with a crew of six, including two of his sons. He tied with Ken Colburn of Apparition in the family category, in which half of a boat’s crew must be family members. Gadzooks, in addition to competing in all three Lobster Runs, also regularly races in the Marion-Bermuda Race and in 2012 has won the trophy for the Best Combined Finishes in Consecutive Marion-Bermuda

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and Lobster Run Races. In this 2012 race, Gadzooks probably had more sail changes than any other boat, 23, according to her skipper, Geoff Beringer. Geoff is a member of the Corinthians, and uses the Lobster Run as a “way to get the boat to Maine and join the Corinthian cruise Downeast. I race up with my crew, leave the boat in Maine, drive home, and then drive back with my family for the Corinthian cruise. The whole family looks forward to the cruise every time.” Instrumental to the Lobster Run’s success are the scores of yacht club volunteers who provide the backup and coordination for the race. Essential to this effort are those who certify that each boat meets the safety and equipment requirements of a Category 2 offshore race. While the racecourse can be gentle and the winds perfect, it can also be rough and challenging. Once the race is under way, it is the responsibility of the clubs’ communications centers to monitor the boats’ progress and problems, if there are any. As a part of the equipment requirements, each boat must carry at least one VHF radio, have SSB available, and carry a transponder that tracks the boat’s progress on a minute-by-minute basis. This year, Yellow Brick Satellite Tracking supplied the free transponders for each boat. The race could be viewed on the Lobster Run website. The race normally begins midday on a Friday, and communications are handled by the volunteers at the

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club for the first 24 hours. After this time, about noon on Saturday, the Boothbay Harbor Communications Committee takes over. With a crew of volunteers beginning early Saturday morning, and on duty around the clock for the duration of the race (which officially ends at 10 a.m. on Tuesday), the committee keeps track of every participating boat. If any of the boats has a problem it cannot solve, that boat can contact the committee for help. If necessary, the committee can then contact the Coast Guard, which also monitors all the boats from the start to finish. In addition, the BHYC volunteers also plot the track of each boat on a large wall map, so family and friends awaiting arrival will know the status of each. When it is clear to the Communications committee at the BHYC that a boat is nearing the finish line at Burnt Island, in Boothbay Harbor, volunteers from the yacht club take a launch out to the island to clock the time that boat crosses the finish line. Then the welcoming committee on the dock takes over. And then, once everyone has arrived, the “great, big party begins.” First, at the official awards ceremony at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, winners in each category are recognized. Following the awards ceremony, there is the lobster dinner. After all, this is the Lobster Run. The next day, some of the boats head out while other stay and relax as BHYC volunteers cart crews and families here and there so they can enjoy the hospital-

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A town, a family, and the storm that changed them August Gale By Barbara Walsh, Globe Pequot Press, 2012; 259 pp., $24.95 (hardback), $16.95 (paperback).

I do not want to even imagine the life of a doryman, miles at sea in one of the bleak and treacherous North Atlantic, untethered from the schooner that carried him out here from some tiny, godforsaken outpost in the Maritimes or Newfoundland. Think of it: Laying miles of hook-studded line over the side, hauling the cod in by hand, then rowing the fish-filled dory back to the mother ship – 400 strokes this way, 250 strokes that way – loading it all aboard only to have to go back out again for more. And for all this hard, dangerous work, barely making enough money to support his family through the coming months of miserable cold. I do not want to imagine it, but there’s no avoiding it in Barbara Walsh’s book, “August Gale,� a memoir of sorts, a travelogue, and the story of

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four trawl tubs, oars, and gaffs. One by one, the fishermen would step into the small boats, where they would be hoisted up over the schooner rail, swung out, and lowered away.” One misstep, and the heavily-laden fishermen would be “gone before anyone could save them.” Through the book’s 32 chapters, Walsh skillfully alternates between the crisis at sea, the history of her large family and its complex relationships, and her tireless mission to help her father find some peace in a painful past. Initially the lines between the three parallel narratives are distinct, but as the story moves on, they lose their edges and merge – the storm, the family, the father – in a gratifying conclusion. Points East co-founder Sandy Marsters (along with Bernie Wideman) wrote this review while sailing in the Caribbean aboard his Island Packet. Before rowing ashore to find the Internet, he wrote: “Now if I can just get ashore without drowning my iPad I’ll send this to you.”

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Connecticut Community Boating, based in Bridgeport, Conn., has signed on Wendy Fox van Breems, from Stonington, Conn., to assist in CCB’s mission of opening Connecticut’s waters to all, regardless of income, residency or social standing. Wendy is acknowledged to be one of the state’s most seasoned social marketing pros and top-notch sailor. As director of marketing for the Sound Sailing Center, Wendy saw firsthand the need for affordable access to our coastline and the psychological benefits the water can offer. Wendy has worked with disadvantaged youth with addiction issues, and believes sailing and a love for the sea is a gateway towards success. CCB is expected to announce a plan later this winter to open a series of facilities across the state modeled after their flagship facility: The Bridgeport Boat Basin located in Bridgeport Harbor between the Metro North Station and The PT Barnum I-95 Bridge. FMI: www.ctcommunityboating.org.

Cruiser, the RF-246 Custom Wheelhouse and the Seaskiff-22, with production already under way at Eastern Boat’s facility. . . . Building both the RF-246 and Seaskiff-22 locally guarantees owners the optimum investment value, providing the vessels with necessary U.S. documents, while eliminating the logistical and border issues associated with obtaining a Rosborough Boat from Canada, Eastern said. FMI: www.easternboats.com.

GMT Composites, in Bristol, R.I., is building the carbon spar for the new Friendship 36 from the Fontaine Design Group. Rockport Marine in Maine was awarded the contract to build the cold molded boat, and won the bid for supplying the carbon spar and standing rigging package. The shoal draft of 32 inches made weight aloft a critical design element. The designer specified a carbon rig and lightweight PBO rigging to address this concern, and Rockport chose GMT to do the deed. FMI: www.gmtcomposites.com.

A Cape Dory 28 powerboat gets a Miliner refit.

Eastern Boats, Inc., of Milton, N.H., builder of Downeaststyle boats, has announced the acquisition of several models of Rosborough Boats of Nova Scotia. The newly branded Rosborough Boats USA will now carry the popular RF-246 Sedan

Miliner Marine Services, of Eliot, Maine, a boatbuilding and repair company in business for 35 years, recently completed gelcoat repairs and general maintenance to a Menger 17 catboat. In the shop now is a 28-foot Cape Dory powerboat,

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USWatercraft LLC, of Portsmouth, RI., a builder of racing and cruising sailboats, has acquired the Alerion Yachts, True North and North Rip brands from Pearson Marine Group. USWatercraft is the licensed boat builder of the J/22, J/24, J/80 and J/105 lines of J/Boats as well as the Farr 30 and Farr 40. Through this acquisition, USWatercraft LLC will service and manufacture Alerion Yachts, True North, and North Rip. Pearson Marine Group was formerly a division of TPI Composites that manufactured both sail and power boats until 2004, when TPI sold its name and wind energy divisions, but retained its marine division. USWatercraft has leased 42,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space at the current PMG/TPI facility in Warren, R.I. FMI: www.waterlinesystems.com. Taylor Marina, in Marshfield, Mass, on Dec. 12 was damaged by a two-alarm fire that destroyed three boats and, according to the Marshfield Fire Department, forced the evacuation of nearby homes because of the heavy smoke caused by burning fiberglass. The State Fire Marshal’s office was investigating the blaze. Several 911 calls were received around midnight, and first responders saw that two boats already had been destroyed, with a number of other boats also damaged. State troopers visited the marina to collect evidence. It was not immediately known if the marina fire was among at least 16 arson fires in the area since since late September. Anyone with information about the marina fire, should contact the Mass. Arson Hotline at 800-682-9229.

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Stephen W. Moore 66, Manhasset, N.Y.

Steve died on Oct. 22. In his junior days, Steve was the outstanding junior sailor on Long Island Sound, winning the Clinton M. Bell Trophy three times, with crew Peter Rugg. Thereafter, as Long Island Sound sailors know so well, he became a top-notch helmsman and navigator on boats large and small, from his IC dinghy to many an ocean-racing boat. During his sailmaking career, Steve worked for Hard Sails, North Sails and UK.

John C. Parry 86, Warwick, R.I.

John passed away Nov. 17. After serving in the U.S. Navy and earning a degree from Colgate, John’s business career was in the temperature-controls industry. Much of John’s free time was spent on his boat. Along with his family and dog, he sailed the waters of Lake Michigan and New England. A day on the boat with John typically included excitement, boredom, and beauty, whatever the weather. Active in Power Squadrons, John became a Senior Navigator and a Commander.

Arthur J. Wullschleger 94, Plantation, Fla.

Arthur J. “Tuna” Wullschleger, a renowned ocean racer, race official and mentor, passed away on Nov. 25 after a short illness. Best known for his gruff exterior, sense of fair play, decisive manner and “heart of gold, Tuna, an Storm Trysail Club member since 1955 and Commodore 1969-1970, was a role model for all of us. A champion powerboat racer in the 1930s, a Navy commander in the Pacific during WWII, and an accomplished offshore sailor and America’s Cup syndicate manager, he was one of the original Block Island Race Week organizers in 1965. Tuna sailed six transatlantic races, two as skipper and navigator, and 18 Newport to Bermuda races, six as skipper and navigator. Tuna’s greatest contribution to the sport of yacht racing may have been his years of judging, as the consummate volunteer serving as Chief Judge at numerous STC Block Island Race Weeks, Key West Race Weeks, Antigua Race Weeks, and International Rolex Regattas. In 2010 US Sailing awarded him the Harman Hawkins Award; in 1998, he won US Sailing’s Nathaniel G. Herreshoff Trophy for outstanding coneditor@pointseast.com


tributions to the sport of sailing; and in 1999, he was awarded ISAF’s Gold Medal for outstanding service to the International Sailing Federation. A memorial service will be scheduled for 2013. Fair winds, Eric Kreuter, Commodore, Storm Trysail Club.

witness in admiralty cases and maritime losses. Norm owned and operated Maritime Adjustment LLC for 10 years before his retirement.

John Sheffield Leonard 84, Georgetown, Maine

Capt. Norman Franklin Wahl 80, Osterville, Mass.

Capt. Wahl died Dec. 4, 2012 after a short illness. After graduation from New England Maritime College, and service in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, Norm embarked on a career in the maritime industry. A U.S.C.G. licensed Merchant Marine Officer, Unlimited Tonnage and First Class Pilot for over 40 years, Norm captained Steamship Authority vessels and piloted ships through Narragansett Bay, Cape Cod Canal and local waters. Norman also held leadership positions in many industry associations including the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the New England Boating Commission. He was a U.S. Naval Institute “Gold Life Member,” Homeland Security, Port Security and Safety Member and US Propeller Club Life Member. Following his maritime career, he frequently was an expert

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February Tides New London, Conn.

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2.45 2.63 2.78 2.89 2.94 2.93 2.86

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-0.02 -0.02 -0.03 -0.09 -0.18 -0.29 3.1 3.17 3.17 3.12 3.01 2.85 2.66 2.45 0.03 0.18 0.29 0.35 0.35 0.3 2.46 2.54 2.62 2.69 2.72 2.73 2.7 2.63

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February Tides Portland, Maine 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

02:01 AM 02:48 AM 03:40 AM 04:39 AM 05:43 AM 12:29 AM 01:36 AM 02:39 AM 03:37 AM 04:31 AM 05:21 AM 12:06 AM 12:51 AM 01:35 AM 02:20 AM 03:07 AM 03:56 AM 04:50 AM 05:49 AM 12:29 AM 01:26 AM 02:17 AM 03:03 AM 03:44 AM 04:23 AM 05:01 AM 05:40 AM 12:12 AM

9.67 9.75 9.77 9.79 9.87 0.45 0.2 -0.19 -0.6 -0.91 -1.05 10.41 10.29 10.04 9.68 9.28 8.9 8.61 8.45 1.82 1.69 1.41 1.05 0.65 0.26 -0.1 -0.39 10.05

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-0.01 0.03 0.08 0.09 -0.05 10.08 10.4 10.76 11.03 11.13 11.02 -0.99 -0.75 -0.38 0.07 0.53 0.93 1.2 1.3 8.48 8.66 8.95 9.27 9.57 9.82 9.99 10.05 -0.59

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9.36 9.05 8.75 8.55 8.56 -0.35 -0.77 -1.17 -1.46 -1.56 -1.45 10.7 10.22 9.63 9.01 8.42 7.94 7.62 7.52 1.2 0.96 0.65 0.32 0.01 -0.26 -0.46 -0.57 10.0

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06:36 PM -1.14 07:21 PM -0.68 08:05 PM -0.12 08:51 PM 0.46 09:39 PM 1.01 10:32 PM 1.46 11:30 PM 1.75

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7.63 7.9 8.26 8.65 9.05 9.43 9.77

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01:42 AM 02:29 AM 03:22 AM 04:21 AM 05:26 AM 12:15 AM 01:23 AM 02:25 AM 03:23 AM 04:16 AM 05:06 AM 05:55 AM 12:30 AM 01:15 AM 02:00 AM 02:47 AM 03:38 AM 04:32 AM 05:30 AM 12:15 AM 01:11 AM 02:03 AM 02:49 AM 03:31 AM 04:09 AM 04:47 AM 05:25 AM 06:05 AM

11.4 11.44 11.43 11.42 11.49 0.74 0.44 -0.03 -0.51 -0.88 -1.04 -0.98 12.13 11.81 11.38 10.91 10.46 10.12 9.94 2.14 1.98 1.66 1.25 0.81 0.4 0.02 -0.28 -0.49

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07:55 AM 08:47 AM 09:44 AM 10:49 AM 11:57 AM 06:33 AM 07:39 AM 08:40 AM 09:36 AM 10:28 AM 11:17 AM 12:04 PM 06:42 AM 07:29 AM 08:18 AM 09:08 AM 10:02 AM 11:00 AM 11:59 AM 06:28 AM 07:23 AM 08:13 AM 08:58 AM 09:38 AM 10:17 AM 10:55 AM 11:33 AM 12:14 PM

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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0.19 0.23 0.3 0.32 0.17 11.72 12.1 12.53 12.88 13.03 12.93 12.59 -0.71 -0.29 0.21 0.72 1.17 1.47 1.58 9.96 10.17 10.5 10.88 11.23 11.53 11.74 11.84 11.8

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11.09 10.76 10.43 10.21 10.22 -0.16 -0.64 -1.11 -1.45 -1.59 -1.48 -1.14 12.05 11.39 10.69 10.03 9.47 9.11 8.99 1.48 1.21 0.85 0.46 0.11 -0.18 -0.38 -0.48 -0.45

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0.11 0.37 0.64 0.8

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10.51 10.99 11.52 11.97 12.24 12.29

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07:04 PM -0.62 07:49 PM 0.0 08:36 PM 0.65 09:25 PM 1.26 10:18 PM 1.76 11:16 PM 2.06

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07:07 PM 07:59 PM 08:45 PM 09:26 PM 10:03 PM 10:39 PM 11:15 PM 11:53 PM

9.11 9.42 9.83 10.29 10.74 11.17 11.54 11.83

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08:41 PM -0.08 09:31 PM 0.38 10:27 PM 0.83 11:29 PM 1.09

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18.16 18.85 19.65 20.35 20.79 20.9

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07:15 PM -1.35 08:00 PM -0.41 08:45 PM 0.62 09:33 PM 1.61 10:24 PM 2.45 11:19 PM 3.01

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Eastport, Maine 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

01:55 AM 02:42 AM 03:35 AM 04:33 AM 05:36 AM 12:34 AM 01:38 AM 02:40 AM 03:37 AM 04:29 AM 05:19 AM 06:07 AM 12:31 AM 01:16 AM 02:02 AM 02:49 AM 03:39 AM 04:32 AM 05:29 AM 12:17 AM 01:14 AM 02:07 AM 02:56 AM 03:41 AM 04:23 AM 05:04 AM 05:45 AM 12:05 AM

19.56 19.5 19.34 19.18 19.19 1.0 0.52 -0.23 -1.02 -1.64 -1.94 -1.87 20.69 20.2 19.5 18.71 17.94 17.31 16.94 3.19 2.96 2.41 1.68 0.9 0.17 -0.45 -0.92 20.28

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-0.04 0.15 0.39 0.53 0.41 19.48 20.04 20.73 21.32 21.66 21.64 21.25 -1.46 -0.79 0.05 0.93 1.73 2.33 2.61 16.93 17.26 17.82 18.48 19.13 19.67 20.07 20.29 -1.19

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19.18 18.68 18.16 17.8 17.78 -0.05 -0.78 -1.58 -2.23 -2.56 -2.51 -2.08 20.55 19.64 18.61 17.59 16.7 16.07 15.81 2.5 2.05 1.38 0.64 -0.06 -0.62 -1.01 -1.19 20.29

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Northeast Harbor from the west shore. A trio of spruce trees (two shown) mark the limits of navigation.

What little I know about Cross Island ross Island is on the edge of things – big things. A few hours sail westward, the legendary beauty of Roque Island beckons, while, close northeast, the Bay of Fundy is possessed of breathtaking drama and the world’s highest tides. While the waters often get a bad rap for their various challenges, I once cruised the notoriously foggy coast in an 18-foot daysailer, without electronics of any sort, and found ordinary care would do. It’s a spectacle not to be missed. The first sight of the island is a sheer of 200-foot cliffs along the south shore. Northeast Harbor, the anchorage of choice, is accessible via the Cross Island Narrows. We’ve stemmed foul tides in the channel with a fair breeze, and powered through the well-buoyed passage to the tune of a three-horsepower outboard. Favoring the western flank of Mink Island will keep you clear of Seal Cove Ledge, which only shows towards low water. We’ve always anchored well under the shore, in line with a trio of spruce trees, in a grassy sward on the west side of the cove (see photo above). The trees mark the limit of navigation, and offer a fathom at low water on

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14-foot tides, which are common here. A few boat lengths astern, depths of seven to 10 feet are available. The holding is good in mud, and the anchorage protected southeast through west. The one fly in the ointment at Cross Island, which has nothing to do with the island itself, are the U.S. Navy communication towers on nearby Cutler Peninsula. There are more than a dozen of them. They hardly seem to intrude upon the wildness of the place, however, for the island offers commanding prospects on every quarter, and in southerly weather they are astern. The arc of Northeast Harbor is a imposing sweep of granite, greenery and shingle beach that shows no sign of man’s ambitions. A National Wildlife Refuge, the island is a birder’s paradise. Green-winged teal, goldeneye, bufflehead, storm petrels, eider, osprey, eagles, guillemots, gulls, terns and plovers fish the waters. It is one of the few nesting sites in the country for razorbilled auks, and puffins can be seen flickering above the restless waters along the south shore. The usual landing spot on the east shore of the cove is next to the whitish ledge about 20 yards in front of editor@pointseast.com


the Leight in the photo above. Several trails converge here. Heading east will take you to the old Coast Guard Station, which is occasionally occupied by an Outward Bound Camp. There is a well in back of the building, complete with bucket and line for topping off portable water jugs. Other trails branch out from here. Striking northeastward will soon bring you to the ruins of the old Coast Guard boathouse, atop a pitch of shingle beach. Close ashore, the brooding jolt of Scotch Island rises from the sea, and the tides rage between them. The shore trail then curves southward and climbs to an impressive height of land. The most dramatic picnic spot on the coast of Maine, surf thunders below and the loom of Canada’s Grand Manan Island, 15 miles to the east, speaks to the mystery of foreign ports. The path petered out a half-mile along on our last visit, but trail work is ongoing. Another track crosses the island, south to north, through a dark and dank forest carpeted in a primeval extravagance of moss that is eerily quiet. There’s a compelling wildness to Cross Island that feels centuries removed from the moment and a world away from home. Though we’ve sailed here for ages, there’s still much to learn. David Buckman’s book, “Bucking The Tide,” is about living large in a small way, as he discovered the New England and Fundy coast in a $400 daysailer. Buy one at www.eastworkspublications.com

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Mattapoisett: Mattapoisett Boatyard. Nantucket: Glyns Marine, Nantucket Boat Basin, Town Pier Marina. New Bedford: Bayline Boatyard and Transportation, C.E. Beckman, Cutty Hunk Launch, Hercules Fishing Gear, Lyndon’s, Niemiec Marine, New Bedford Visitors Center, Pope’s Island Marina, SK Marine Electronics, Skip’s Marine. Newburyport: American Yacht Club, Merri-Mar Yacht Basin, Newburyport Boat Basin, Newburyport Harbor Marina, Newburyport Yacht Club, North End Boat Club, Riverside Café, The Boatworks, Windward Yacht Yard. North Falmouth: Brewer Fiddler’s Cove Marina. North Weymouth: Tern Harbor Marina. Oak Bluffs: Dockside Marketplace. Onset: Point Independence Yacht Club. Orleans: Nauset Marine. Osterville: Crosby Yacht Yard, Oyster Harbors Marine Service. Plymouth: Brewer’s Plymouth Marine, Plymouth Yacht Club, West Marine. Provincetown: Harbormaster. Quincy: Captain’s Cove Marina, Marina Bay, Nonna’s Kitchen, POSH, Squantum Yacht Club, Wollaston Yacht Club. Rockport: Sandy Bay Yacht Club. Salem: Brewer’s Hawthorne Cove Marina, Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard, H&H Propeller Shop, Palmer’s Cove Yacht Club, Pickering Wharf Marina, Salem Water Taxi, Winter Island Yacht Yard. Salisbury: Bridge Marina, Cross Roads Bait & Tackle, Withum Sailmakers. Sandwich: Sandwich Marina, Sandwich Ship Supply. Scituate: A to Z Boatworks, Cole Parkway Municipal Marina, Front Street Book Shop, J-Way Enterprises, Satuit Boat Club, Scituate Harbor Marina, Scituate Harbor Y.C. Seekonk: E&B Marine, West Marine. Somerset: Auclair’s Market. South Dartmouth: Cape Yachts, Davis & Tripp Boatyard, Doyle Sails, New Bedford Y.C. Vineyard Haven: Owen Park Town Dock, Vineyard Haven Marina. Watertown: Watertown Yacht Club. Wareham: Zecco Marine. Wellfleet: Bay Sails Marine, Town of Wellfleet Marina, Wellfleet Marine Corp. West Barnstable: Northside Village Liquor Store. West Dennis: Bass River Marina. Westport: F.L.Tripp & Sons, Osprey Sea Kayak Adventures, Westport Marine, Westport Y.C. Weymouth: Monahan’s Marine, Tern Harbor Marina. Winthrop: Cottage Park Y.C., Cove Convenience, Crystal Cove Marina, Pleasant Park Y.C., Winthrop Harbormaster’s Office, Winthrop Lodge of Elks, Winthrop Y.C. Woburn: E&B Marine, West Marine. Woods Hole: Woods Hole Marina. Yarmouth: Arborvitae Woodworking. RHODE ISLAND Barrington: Barrington Y.C., Brewer Cove Haven Marina, Lavin’s Marina, Stanley’s Boat Yard, Striper Marina. 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

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MURDER, continued from Page 38 else and nobody locked their doors. When I think back, I’m struck by how much things have changed. Who could have imagined that Doug, once a veritable paragon in our town – yup, in our society – would turn out to be regarded the way he was right after the incident. They called him a murderer. Hardly a witness I talked to had any doubt that he threw a woman overboard and let her drown, even though they knew that such an act was out of character. That’s how much we’ve become strangers to each other. From long experience, I know what a man does has to be consistent with the kind of man he is. My mind was open until I had solid evidence. Doug moored The Love, as everyone soon called her, right in front of their place, ‘bout a hundred yards offshore in 10 feet of water at low tide on a tremendous white rocket-shaped buoy that was more fit for a battleship. Doug’s boat, fashioned after the sturdy fishing vessels of olden days, was broad-beamed and had a roomy cabin that slept two and a small galley. To anyone who asked about a head, Doug would laugh and point to the lee rail. But soon he stopped laughing about anything. Ellen became gravely ill with a brain tumor. She only had a chance to go for a sail in The Love once or twice, and in less than three months Doug was alone. At the funeral, he said to me, “Everything was going along so perfect, Chief, just as we planned. I don’t understand.” Now I’m not much of a philosopher, but in my position I see enough happen to give any man pause for thinking. So I said, “Doug, justice is man-made, and we matter only to each other. Nothing else in the whole universe gives a damn.” He heard me but I can’t be sure whether it helped him any. Anyway, after that, he just withdrew from the world. Letting his beard grow, which turned out to be almost white, and his hair too – salt and pepper it was, thick and long – he looked old all of a sudden. Still, for a man in his early 50s, he kept himself slim and pretty fit. His eyes gave him away. Sad they were, but alert.

He took to raising his own vegetables and catching fish in the bay and stocking up on canned goods, so he hardly ever had to come into town except to visit the post office once a week. Oh, he was never unpleasant or anything like that. “How do,” he’d say. “It is a fine day, isn’t it?” That’s all he’d say and hop into his Jeep to avoid being drawn into more conversation. Antisocial, I s’pose you’d call him. “Y’ought to mingle more,” I’d suggest, “rejoin society, get your mind off the past.” “Thanks for your concern, Chief. I’m doing okay,” he’d say, and that’s all. Well, the world wouldn’t ignore him as much as he wished. In the next two years, houses began to sprout here and there around the bay shore like . . . well, it seemed to him like Miami Beach. On weekends, that pearly blue stretch of clean ocean – it wasn’t called Halcyon Bay for nothing – was crisscrossed every which way with the wakes of crazy, roaring powerboats. You could hardly hear the surf moaning off the barrier spit anymore. And the fumes of diesel exhaust fouled the fresh salty smell in the air. Doug’s house was broken into, and all his and Ellen’s wedding silverware was stolen. I’m sorry to say it was never recovered. I suspected who did it but had no proof. Ornery kids – 20-, 25-year-old adult kids. Know what I mean? Lived right nearby, always drinking too much, shooting drugs, having wild parties. Why, Doug even had an outboard taken right off The Love in broad daylight while she was sitting there in front of his house. You could see his paradise collapsing right before his eyes. He didn’t say much, but I could see he was holding back his anger. It was sad . . . sad. Sailing the catboat became the center of Doug’s life. It was a way of not only getting away from the past, but also from the encroaching city people who were making the place more and more like a suburb. Regardless of the weather, he went out in her most every day, always alone. Having only one sail to be tended to, catboats are easy to singlehand. Doug and the boat would often disappear for a week, maybe two. Someone might spot The Love

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north near Monhegan, and once a fisherman saw her up near Nova Scotia. When the gale struck in ’78, Doug was out there in its clutches. Everyone figured he went down in the storm, but after a couple of weeks he came sailin’ up to his mooring as if he’d just taken off for the afternoon. “Where in hell you been?” I had asked him. “Wherever the wind took me,” he’d said, grinning and with a fresh sparkle in his eye. Whatever happened out there, I could see it had caused him to come out of himself. About time, I thought. Well now, wasn’t it likely he was off on another voyage after doing in the blonde, and he’d be back in a few weeks just like before? Sure enough, after I gave the word to apprehend The Love, the Coast Guard reported having seen a catboat under sail, heading east some hours earlier. Of course, it may not have been Doug, except that sailors in boats his size usually hug the shore; they don’t head boldly into the open Atlantic. The CG continued their search in earnest, and I issued an order to drag the bay for the “body,” although I didn’t believe we’d come up with anything. I had to do something to satisfy everybody in town who had already tried Doug in their minds and found him guilty. What bothered me most was lack of motive. Sure Doug was angry about the cards that life was dealing him. He resented what was happening on the bay, and he never got over the emptiness after Ellen’s passing.

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stealing a lobster trap to couples making love on some boat deck. When Doug went out the first time with a blonde in a bikini sitting in the cockpit, every house on the bay knew as fast as if it were announced over the radio. He repeated this routine for a few weeks, and each time the blonde woman was dressed in a different color bikini. “Maybe she’s his granddaughter,” the gossipers speculated. When he lowered sail in mid-bay and anchored The Love, and served the young lady a drink in what looked like a champagne glass, many said, “That awful old man – why, he’s robbing the cradle!” Not being in the habit of snooping into other people’s business unless my job calls for it, I didn’t have cause to investigate the rumor about the new blonde in town, although I admit I was mighty curious. Nor did Doug ever mention such a person when I’d see him. As I think back, though, he said one thing that strikes me as meaning something. We were talking about how fast things were changing hereabouts, how we’re losing our quiet and our privacy and our regard for each other, and he said, “Christ Himself couldn’t straighten out this mess.” We dragged the bay bottom for two days without finding anything but quahog shells and beer cans and boat ladders. Trouble was, we weren’t sure where the socalled drowning happened. Some said it was in the middle of the bay; others said it happened nearer the south shore. Then on the third day came the shocker: We found the body. She had on the red bikini everybody said they saw her wearing; she was blonde okay, and she was pretty nifty looking. Except she wasn’t the genuine thing. Now hold onto your hat. Doug’s blonde was a mannequin. That’s right. The kind you see in store windows. A real woman-sized display mannequin. Well, when the local paper got hold of that bit of news, they blew it out of all proportion, tak-

ing up the whole first page with pictures of the dummy and the headline: “Body of Murdered Mannequin Found in Bay; County Coroner Refuses to Perform Autopsy,” which made everybody feel like the damn fools they knew they were without having to be told so. It’s been five years now, and Doug hasn’t returned. The last I heard of him was when, as I said, he was seen sailing off to the east by the Coast Guard. But I’ve thought a lot ever since about why he did it. I figured it was symbolic somehow. You know, the young woman, representing paradise, not being real. The drowning being the final destruction of what was once beautiful and virgin. And then the whole act a deception, making fun of everybody and giving us a lesson, too. Maybe Doug was telling us not to believe what we want to see and to look at what’s really happening to our little corner here. In a couple of days, as you know, I’m retiring. What are my plans? ’Course, I’m 65, a lot older than Doug was when he retired, and still fiddle-fit. Being a bachelor, I’ve got no ties. Bought a 40-foot sloop last year with my life’s savings. Ten years ago I would have stuck around here. But I think I’ll take a cue from Doug and do some sailing around the world. Maybe I’ll find my paradise, who knows. Maybe I’ll run into Doug in his – if there is such a place left in the world. Worcester, Mass., native Hugh Aaron was CEO of his own manufacturing business for 20 years before selling it to write fulltime. Several of his short stories have been published in national magazines, and 18 essays on business management appeared in “The Wall Street Journal.” Thus far, he has written two novels, 20 stage-plays, two short story collections, a letter collection, a travel journal, five novellas, and two books of essays on business management.

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Prelude’s log: Jan. 1, solo to Vineyard t being a beautiful New Year’s Day, with Prelude on a mooring in Little Woods Hole Harbor – and with Eleanor and Gail planning a walk with the dogs plus shopping, I was determined to solo sail Prelude back to Tashmoo Pond on Martha’s Vineyard. It was my New Year Resolution to sail on New Year’s Day. Rowed Jenny, our red Dyer Dink, out from the float in by the Coast Guard Base, and put up the big genny to the passing hoots and hollers and “Happy New Years” of Wallace and Pam Stark, who were returning to Woods Hole on their bikes via the bike path. I tacked out the harbor with clear sun and a light southwest wind. More hoots, hollers, and much gaiety from revelers on shore as I tacked in toward the beach across the far-side of the harbor, by the southeast jetty. Took a long starboard tack across the sound, with the current flooding and expecting only to make West Chop at best, and I was greeted offshore with a westsouthwest slant that lifted me much closer to Tashmoo opening. Crossed Middle Ground on the shallow part of the bar, just east of the big break and almost on a line to the Tashmoo entrance. Then I was headed by a fresh wind from the south. I came around to the port tack and found myself heading southwest and making Norton Point, more than a mile west of the Tashmoo entrance. Sailing nicely, almost rail-under, with the helm lashed (autohelm broken) on a steady, close-hauled course. Took some pictures with the timer and holding the camera out over the rail. Tacked back around off Redstone’s place (R.I.P) and had a wonderful reach close in along the shore, with a

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front of clouds moving into the sound. Spotted the swan family – with one grown youngster and a crow keeping company – in on the lee shore, just east of Pilot Hill Beach. This is the pair that nests each year in the water-works pond. The south wind then conveniently shifted back southwest, so I could sail into Tashmoo nicely without tacking. Cut in almost to the center of the channel: The shoaled channel of springtime had deepened and I was able to come in clear where before I would have run aground. It was very calm with a beautiful sailing wind in the harbor and last light of the day. One other sail boat was out, a small, red trailer-sailor with a long-bearded helmsman and girlfriend too busy and nervous to return my greeting, but brave enough to be out sailing on New Year’s day. Backed into the inside of Fleischman’s dock, and Phil came down to chat as I tied up snug in the slip with darkening light. Stopped in to see Lan and Melissa on the way home. Lan and I worked some shots I took the day before of a weather front moving in. I think I’ ll send them to the Gazette. Happy New Year! David lives in West Tisbury, on Martha’s Vineyard. The above being brief log entries while under sail, some names and notations are unexplained; e.g.: "Redstone’s place (R.I.P)” refers to the home of a resident who died Dec. 23, 2011, just before David's solo sail in Prelude, a 30-foot Blue Chip sloop built in 1985 by Cape Cod Shipbuilding. “By the way,” David says. “I changed my New Year’s resolution from sailing on New Year’s Day to sailing on the first day of every month of the year. After the first day of spring, I didn't need resolutions.” Points East Midwinter 2013

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

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Points East Brokerage & Dealers

Specializing in Downeast Vessels, Trawlers & Cruising Sailboats

40' ENDEAVOUR KETCH, 1983, $85,500

38' EASTBAY EXPRESS CRUISER, 1996, $155,000 Flash, 1977, beautifully maintained and nicely equipped Pearson 33. Flash has many features not found on a boat of this vintage. She is not a project boat and is in sail away condition. $29,500

34' KAISER GALE FORCE CUTTER, 1980, $74,900

32' GRAND BANKS HT, 1989, $105,000

33' ROBINHOOD FB CRUISER, 2001, $189,500

28' CAPE DORY OPEN FISHERMAN, 1989, $59,900

2-38.8' Bristol Sloop, $118,500

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2005 2004 1998 2003 1984 1990 1980 1995 1948

1996 2006 1983 1989 1978

Stanley 38 $675,000 Stanley 38 375,000 Stanley 36 350,000 Stanley 39 325,000 Stanley 38 285,000 Ellis 28 86,500 Flye Point 25 59,500 Webbers Cove 24 39,900 Custom Steel Tug 35,000

Pacific Seacraft 34 $129,000 J-100 115,000 Whistler 32 48,000 Bridges Point 24 42,000 Tartan 30 12,500

DINGHY 2010 15’ Gotts Isl. Peapod $9,900 2010 Cold-molded 11’ dinghy 6,000

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

340 Robinhood Road 207/371-2525 or 800/255-5206 Georgetown, Maine 04548 fax: 207/371-2899

www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

42’ Whitby Ketch 1980

30’ Cape Classic NEW PRICE

36’ Bayfield Cutter 1987

22’ Pulsifer Hampton 2000

Motor 22’ Pulsifer Hampton ’87 $11,900 22’ Pulsifer Hampton ’00 $25,900 22’ General Marine 140 hp, Trailor SOLD 28’ Shannon Brendon Express ’88 $29,900 30’ Grady White Marlin ’08 $148,500 30’ Cape Classic Flybridge ’04 $98,000 30’ Sea Ray Weekender ’89 $18,900 Sail 24’ Eastward Ho ’74 $9,900 25’ Cheoy Lee ’62 Frisco Flyer $12,900 28’ Sabre ’78, ’00 Yanmar SOLD 25’ Eastsail Cutter - building now The view is better from the deck of your boat.

Sail 29’ Hunter 290 ’01, 650hrs 30’ Frers ’87 (fast racer) 33’ Beneteau Oceanis ’04 35’ Pearson CB, ’71 35’ Ta Shing Baba, ’80 35’ Ericson MKIII, ’90 36’ Bayfield Cutter, ’87 37’ Alden Sloop, ’48 41’ Hunter 410, ’01 42’ Hunter Passage, ’91 42‘ Whitby Ketch, ’80 43’ Montevideo, ’88

$41,000 $29,500 $89,500 $29,900 $89,900 $44,900 $74,900 $44,000 $136,900 $120,500 $89,900 $119,500

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(207) 899.0909 YARMOUTH, MAINE

31’ Cape Dory Cutter 1984 $59,500

32’ Grand Banks Sedan 1985 $97,500

SAIL 29’ Bayfield 1982 30’ Cape Dory Mark II 1987 36’ Robinhood Cutter 2 from 40’ Nordic 1984

POWER $24,500 52,500 169,500 119,500

27’ Eastern lobster style 2005 $52,500 28’ Cape Dory Power Yacht 1985 45,000 29’ Dyer Trunk Cabin Soft Top. 2006 179,500 36’ Ellis 2001 Must See!


THE YACHT CONNECTION at SOUTH PORT MARINE 207-799-3600 Boats are moving at The Yacht Connection

Reserve Summer Dockage

38’ Sea Ray Sedan Bridge, ’07. Excellent condition $229,000

20’ Maritime Skiff Defiant, loaded, trailer, Yamaha 115hp, ’12, $49,999

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SOLD 24’ SeaRay Sundancer 240 28’ Grady White 282 Sailfish SOLD 28' Albin 28 Tourn. Express SOLD 31’ Chris Craft Crowne w/trailer, ‘97 34,000 36,000 32’ Bayliner 3288 ’89 35’ Henriques Maine Coaster ‘99 76,000 36’ Carver Aft Cabin, ’89 SOLD 36’ Gulf Star Trawler w/new diesels SOLD

17’ 178 DLX Carolina Skiff with trailer, 115hp, ’08

SOLD

19’ Stingray 190RX ’00 w/trailer 10,500 19’ Maritime Skiff 1890, trailer SOLD and Yamaha 75hp, ‘12

20' Passamaquoddy w/trailer 2011 E-tec '99 21’ Sea Swirl Striper 2100, ‘99 22’ Scout 222 Abaco, ’08 22’ Castine Cruiser, ’04 22’ Scout 222 Abaco ’04 w/ Yamaha 200hp

11,500 11,800 55,000 SOLD 31,500

SAIL 28’ Sabre Sloop, ’76

20,000

37’ Endeavour, ’87 41’ C&C Custom Racer, ‘84

15,000 86,900

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

Power

Sail

16’ SportCraft (no engine) & trailer $1,500

25’ Cape Dory ’76

$5,995

18’ Duffy Snug Harbor ’11

39,900

28’ Ericson ’86

27,900

22’ Angler ’01

19,500

25’ Dusky Marine twin Suzuki 150's & trailer ’11 115,000 30’ Mainship Pilot 30 ’99 69,500 34’ Calvin Beal Jr. Custom Fishing Boat ’04 175,000 36’ Alley Built Lobster Boat ’73 6,000 38’ Bayliner 3818 Motoryacht 59,900 43’ Marine Trader ’84 139,900

29’ Huges ’70

5,000

30’ Pearson w/diesel engine

8,000

33’ Coaster Motorsailer ’88

70,900

34’Tartan ’71 w/diesel engine

17,000

34’ Sabre 34 Classic ’ 90

29,900

40’ Irwin Citation ’82 40’Ta Shing Baba ’84

29,900 125,000

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

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Brokerage & Dealer Listings Buying or Selling? Contact any one of these brokers to get the job done.

If you have a quality recreational or commercial vessel located between Belfast, Maine and Portsmouth, NH we’d be happy to list her for you. A sampling of our 2012 sellers recommendations are found here. We urge you to visit our website to view more reviews from both sellers and buyers and to learn more about the services we offer. “It is a pleasure to recommend David Etnier as one of the finest boat brokers I have dealt with over the past 30 years. He handled the selling of our Herreshoff 28 with speed and efficiency. What makes David different and better is his skill in communicating accurate information quickly, his obvious focused mission to get your boat sold and his ability to coordinate the post–offer phase to bring that offer to a successful conclusion. In the past many boat brokers have given us a sense that there's nothing going on. With David you always know what he's doing and what the status is. I hired David because of his sales record and now I understand the reason for his success.”

John Gaston, Harpswell, ME “David Etnier was the perfect person to sell our boat. He is a classy fellow with a well-run business. His attention to detail is unsurpassable; and, we would certainly ask him to sell another boat. We recommend him wholeheartedly!!”

Ted and Priscilla Ruegg, North Haven, ME 1970 34’Webbers Cove downeast flybridge cruiser, perfect for two, low hours Cummins

$56,500

1997 28’ Sea Ray 288 Cuddy, well maintained, twin Mercruisers, great price

$23,900

1993 35’ Beneteau First 35 S5, very good condition, wonderful design $59,900 1980 24’ Grand Craft Baby Grand, Hull #1, superb, with custom trailer

207-522-7572

$61,500

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

SAIL 11’3 Shellback Dinghy Joel White design, new build, set up for sail and row. Ready for your choice of colors. Email for details and specs. c.c.peaseboatbuilding@gmail.com

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

12’ Skiff from Compass Project This Bevin’s Skiff was built by the Alternative Learning group from Wescott Junior High School. Length: 12 ft. Width: 4.5 ft. Weight: 120 lbs. $1,750 (plus tax). 207-774-0682. info@compassproject.org

Discounts:

cover. Located in Maine. $3,750. Email or call Alan, 207-633-5341. alan@winterisland.com

21’ Quickstep 21 Beam 8’10. Triad trailer, roller jib. Main, drifter. $9750. Boothbay. Alan, 207-633-5341. alan@winterisland.com 24’ Bridges Point, 1989 A cuddy cabin version of the popular Bridges Point 24. Roomy cockpit and a unique interior layout. New diesel in 2007. A lovely boat to sail. $42,000. 207-244-7854. billw@jwboatco.com

tails. 207-677-2024. www.pemaquidmarine.com

24’ Double-ender, 1997 Nettie, 24’ Fenwick Williams gaff rigged double-ender-1997, sister to Annie. Cedar on oak, bronze fastened, mahogany cabin and trim, varnished spruce spars, cutter rig. A one owner, lovely and capable vessel in excellent condition. 16hp Yanmar diesel. $35,000. Located Belfast, ME. 207342-5281. pmckinney@fairpoint.net

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

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

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

15’ Apprentice 15, 2011 Traditionally built double-ended daysailer designed by Kevin Carney. Cedar on white oak, lapstrake construction. Dynel deck, white oak trim. Sitka spruce spars. Nat Wilson sails. All bronze fastenings and hardware. Launched June 2011. Price: $20,000. Call Eric Stockinger at 207-594-1800 or email info@apprenticeshop.org www.apprenticeshop.org

24’ Dolphin Sloop by Lunn Laminates #200. Centerboard, 6 sails, roller reefing Genoa, Palmer Husky 8hp rebuilt ‘96 & 2006. Includes unused GPS new 2009 and an inflatable dinghy. $6,500. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

Deadline for the March/April issue is February, 20 2013.

Need more info? Call 1-888-778-5790.

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. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com

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

24’ Blackwatch Cat Boat Cutter rig. LOA 24’ LOD 18.5’ Disp. 2200lb. Galvanized trailer. 4hp 4stroke Yamaha. $15,250. Boothbay. Alan, 207-633-5341. alan@winterisland.com

20’ Sharpie Lightfoot Classic Sharpie w/trailer, gaff-rig tanbark sails, roller furling jib, mooring

24’ Bluenose Sloop Professionally restored traditional wooden racing class sloop built in Nova Scotia. Custom trailer and 4 sails. $25,000. See website for de-

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28’ Catalina Mk II, 2004 Recent survey - Better than new. Universal 600 hrs. New Raymarine Nav electronics. Stored heated. Turn-key, Maine. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com 29’ Bayfield Cutter, 1982 Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206. $26,500. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com 30’ Pearson, 1974 Older boat in great shape with newer engine. 2005 20hp Universal with about 150hrs. Given the price this is a great value. $8,000. Call 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com 30’ Island Packet 27, 1988 Cutter, 30’x10.5’x3.67’, full keel, 6’ 2 headroom. Easy single handler. Engine hours 554. Selling Price: $35,900. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

30’ Pearson 30, 1972 Hull #100 by Fairhaven Yacht Works, all orig. equipment onboard, and has a diesel engine and a new jib. Well maintained. $12,400. www.jonesportshipyard.com info@jonesportshipyard.com

30’ Cheoy Lee Bermuda Ketch, 1966 Completely rebuilt in the last 6 years, with attention to traditional details as well as contemporary upgrades. 2012 updates include new roller furler, cabin cushions, and other cabin features. Yanmar 3M diesel. Asking $38,000. www.cheoyleeassociation.com/Sale/ BarefootGirl.htm barefoot-girl@comcast.net 30’ Cape Dory Ketch, 1978 $31,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

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30’ Custom Cat Ketch Designed by Cape Dory N.A. Aluminum unstayed masts. Fiberglass airex foam core hull. 4’ draft. Twin keels. Comfortable, seaworthy cruising boat. 25hp Volvo Sail Drive. Low hours. $8,500. Best offer. 203-4534236.

30' Knarr Class, 1955 Skoal is a 1955 Knarr Class. See website for details: www.northeastboat.com

31’ Grampion, 1967 Full keel sloop, made in Canada, Atomic 4 engine. Auto helm, roller furling, sleeps 4, GPS, plotter, radar, depth sounder, propane stove. $16,500. 207-497-2701 info@jonesportshipyard.com

painted 8 yrs ago, new main in 2010, working jib, 150 genoa. Interior cushions, dodger, sail cover, Raymarine chart plotter, propane stove two burner, Lewmar bronze self tailing winches new 2003, BBQ, swim ladder, stereo w/cd player, custom fitted canvas cover and frame. $29,000. Call 508-563-3719 or email pat291@verizon.net 32’ Whistler 32, 1981 Designed by CW Paine and built by the highly regarded Able Marine. Deep bulwarks and a cat ketch rig make her an easily driven, comfortable vessel. 55,000 207-244-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com 33’ Pearson M10 Beautifully maintained and well equiped. Flash has many features not found on most boats of this vintage. Sail away condition. $29,500. 207244-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

33’ Tartan 10 Race winner - sleeps 6, excellent Yanmar (low usage) diesel motor. 6 Sails. Complete hull overhaul in 2012. $19,500. Call 603-891-0299 and leave message.

33' Crowninshield Sloop, 1919 Sir Tom is a 1910 Crowninshield design. See website for details. www.northeastboat.com 32’ Rhodes Chesapeake, 1961 Built by Danboats of Denmark. Excellent condition. Solid fiberglass hull, solid teak trim, aluminum mast and stainless rigging. Owned by same family since 1983, completely professionally rebuilt and maintained. Hull

34’ Pacific Seacraft Stoutly built this easily handled blue water sailer is ready to head offshore backed by the strength, quality and safety inherent in these vessels. $129,000 call 207-244-7854 or email billw@jwboatco.com

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34’ Jeanneau Sloop, 1985 Sunrise. 2 cabins in largest interior. $38,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-3637997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 34’ Sea Sprite, 1979 Custom sloop/cutter. SEA POPPY has been well-maintained by an excellent Maine boatyard. This is the original prototype with a higher quality construction than the later production models. She’s a very clean, wellmaintained Sloop/Cutter offered now at a very attractive value. $39,500. Gray & Gray, 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 34’ Tartan, 1971 With diesel engine. $17,000. Call 207633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com 34’ Sabre Yachts, 1978 Classic Boat in great shape for the age and price. $29,900. Cll 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

35’ Sloop, 1936 Pleiades Built in 1936 at the A.H. Kin yard in Hong Kong to a Ross design. Beam 8’6, draught 6’2, displacement 8 tons. Teak planking on iroco frames, teak decks, varnished mahogany deck joinery and varnished spars. New Beta diesel. A sailor’s cruising boat. Contact Islesboro Ma-

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Radar, GPS, depth sounder, full mooring cover, trailer. $7,500. Islesboro Marine, 207-734-6433.

36’ Cape Dory, 1981 $49,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com 41’ C&C Custom Racer, 1984 $86,900. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

41’ Hunter 410, 2001 Fully equipped, offered at $136,900. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com

42’ Whitby, 1980 Ketch with furled main sail. Blue water capable. Offered at $89,900. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com 43’ Pearson Sloop, 1969 Classic. Refit, redesign, better than new. 2006 Westerbeke, 2 staterooms, turn-key. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com

49’ Jeanneau 49 DS, 2005 $259,000. One Owner Stamford, Conn. Length: 49’ 5 Beam: 14’ 9 Draft: 5’ 5. 75hp Yanmar diesel with 274 hours. Bow thruster, air-conditioning/heating. Three electric cockpit winches, color chart plotters/radar. Dodger and summer full cockpit enclosure canvas. Winter cover. Furling Genoa, in-mast furling main, spanker. 914-656-5354. www.capt-piero.info piero@piero39.com

POWER 16’ Lund Laker, 2002 With a 40hp Honda and a trailer. $7,700 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.co m 18’ Tidewater 180CC LOA 17’8, beam 7’9, draft 10, fuel cap. 40 gal, Max HP 115. An 18 footer that feels much bigger with a very dry ride running 40 mph. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com

18’ Runabout, 1996 Glass over marine plywood. All plywood coated with epoxy. Two 40hp Honda outboards with 145 hours.

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18.5’ Sea Ray Bowrider, 2002 Only 50 hrs. in service. Trailer, canvases, Bimini included. $10,000. Excellent condition. Pics on Marina website. 207-677-2024. pemaquidmarine.com info@pemaquidmarine.com 19’ Maritime Skiff 1890, 2012 Trailer and Yamaha 75hp. $27,000. 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 20’ Maritime Skiff Defiant, 2012 Loaded. Trailer and Yamaha 115hp. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 21’6 Tidewater 216CC Beam 8’6, draft 14, fuel capacity 70 gal., max. HP 225. A smooth, dry ride with big fish features; dual livewells, large fish boxes, gunwale rod storage and large console for electronics. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com 21’ Boston Whaler Conquest, 2000 With a 2000 225hp Evinrude. Has new Garmin GPS Chart Plotter and Fish Finder too. $23,500 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.co m 21’ Bristol Harbor Center Console LOA 21’3-5/8, beam 8’5, draft 14. The 21CC has classic lines and is great for fishing and family cruising. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com

22’ PYY 22 Maine designed and built PYY 22 models for sale. Closed molded, full liner, fast, fuel efficient, incredibly stable, and beautifully finished. Fisherman base price $41,900. Picnic-style base price $69,900. 207-439-3967. Ask for George or Tom. www.kpbb.net jglessner@kpyy.net. 23’ Tidewater 230CC LOA 23’, beam 8’10, draft 15, fuel capacity 103 gal., a big 23 footer designed to be a great offshore fishing machine. For further details, stop by Scandia Yacht Sales at Bath Subaru. 116 Main Street (Route 1), Woolwich, Maine. 207-443-9781 www.scandiayachts.com

23’ Lyman Runabout, 1960 2011 Mercruiser Inboard. Parade winner. Offered at $14,500. Call 207899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com 24’ Hydra-Sports 2390, 2000 Center Console with T-Top. With a 225hp DFI Evinrude, electronics and a tandem trailer. $29,900 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine,co m

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24’ Robalo, R240 Twin Yamaha 150ph. Great boats for fresh or salt water. $70,000 Stop in at Wesmac in Surry, Maine, or call 207667-4822 for details. See on our website www.wesmac.com sales@wesmac.com

24’ Seaway Offshore, 2012 Factory demo/photo boat. Nicely equipped and geared for the offshore fisherman. 150hp Yamaha. Call for complete specs: 603 652-9213. Easternboats@metrocast.net 25’ Hydra-Sports 2450, 1997 Walk-around, with a 2007 225hp Evinrude E-Tec. $37,000 Contact Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.co m

26’ Webbers Cove PB26, 1999 Yanmar diesel. Check web for details. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales. www.boatinginmaine.com 28’ Stamas Liberty 288, 1988 New twin Mercruisers in 2010, quality boat with a great overall design, owner wants her sold and will consider offers $22,000. David Etnier Boat Brokerage, 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com david@etnierboats.com 28’ Wellcraft 2800, 1987 Coastal Offshore Fisherman with twin MerCruiser inboards (fairly new) loaded with extras. $10,000. Call Bamforth Marine at 207-729-3303. www.bamforthmarine.com salesandservice@bamforthmarine.co m

28’ Albin 28, 2003 Flush Deck Gatsby Edition, Transom Bench Seat, Raymarine Plotter/Radar, Yanmar Diesel, New Awl Grip paint job - 2011. $96,900, Belfast, ME 207415-6973 www.curtisyachtbrokerage.com 25’ General Marine Outboard 250hp Evenrude Etec installed new in 2010. Heavy galvanized trailer. New strataglass enclosure, V berth cushions 2012. 603-819-8076. dwgoodwin2@gmail.com 26’ General Marine, 2003 Hard top cruiser. Yanmar diesel, A/C, and much more. $79,000. Gray & Gray, Inc. 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com

29’ Dyer Hardtop, 1978 Recent Yanmar, 25 kts. New fuel tanks. Turn-key, Maine. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com 30’ Wilbur Flybridge,1987 250ph diesel, 14kt/17kt. Refit completed in 2010. Asking $97,000. Contact John Morin Wilbur Yachts 207 691-1637 www.wilburyachts.com

30’ Royal Lowell 30 Wooden lobster yacht, cedar on oak, bronze fastened, available at present stage of completion with option for completion. $75,000 Traditional Boat, LLC 207-322-0157. www.mainetraditionalboat.com

30’ Sea Ray Weekender, 1989 Shows like 2009. Offered at $18,900. Call 207-899-0909, Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales www.boatinginmaine.com 30’ Mainship Pilot Sedan, 2007119,500. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-2555206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.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 33’ Robinhood Poweryacht,2001 $249,000. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com

34’ Lobster Boat, 1952 34’ Jonesport style lobster boat Xanna II. Built 1952 of cedar on oak. New 160hp Yanmar diesel. Nicely refurbished wheelhouse and cabin and many other improvements. Goes great. Contact Islesboro Marine Enterprises, Islesboro, Maine. 207-7346433.

31’ Chris Craft Crowne With trailer. $34,000. Call 207-7993600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com

31’ Eastern, 2007 Factory Demo, equipped for lobstering w/pot hauler and offshore fishing. Volvo 370 - Full Electronics. A fisherman’s dream. $115,000. Call for complete specs 603-652-9213 Easternboats@metrocast.net

34’ Webbers Cove, 1970 Low hour Cummins, perfectly equipped for two, very well maintained. $56,500. David Etnier Boat Brokerage, 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com david@etnierboats.com 34.5’ Avanti Flybridge, 1996 Dual control stations, twin 454 gas engines, fresh water cooled, w/many

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Boothbay Harbor Fish Pier Call for Tenants The Town of Boothbay Harbor is renovating town owned Fish Pier property located at 71 Atlantic Avenue in the spring of 2013. Upon completion a large portion of flat deck will be available for lease to a marine related business as per zoning restrictions. Currently there are no plans to build any structures on the pier, but the town is willing to discuss any plans that make sense for the tenants and the town. Other tenants are a wholesale/retail lobster & seafood dealer and a marine repair facility (bait supplier not renewing lease).

Minimum three year lease w/longer term lease an option. Any parties interested in leasing space on the Fish Pier should contact Tom Woodin, Boothbay Harbor Town Manager at 633-3671.

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options included, yacht condition. Asking $33,500. Located at Carousel Marina, Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 207-633-2922 jackcogswell41@yahoo.com

and beautifully finished for cruising. Meticulous. Turn key vessel, light use, in water for winter. $268,000. cakgreer@yahoo.com 36’ Northern Bay Flybridge 3 stations. Volvo 1200 hrs. 21 kts, cruise. 350 gal. fuel. Thruster, centerline queen, A/C, 40 gal. water. Awlgrip, tender. Asking $299,000. Contact John Morin, Wilbur Yachts Brokerage, 207-691-1637. www.wilburyachts.com

35’ Bruno Stillman, 1980 2001 355hp CAT 1,000 hrs, bow thruster, windlass, with major refit in 2010 incl. heat & a/c, Raymarine E120, new steering & rudder, and new salon interior. All systems updated; this is a must see. $99,500. in Portsmouth, NH. 207-363-9212 www.grayandgrayyachts.com 35’ Henriques Maine Coaster, 1999 $76,000. Call 207-799-3600. www.theyachtconnection.com tyc@southportmarine.com 36’ Lobster Boat, 1973 Alley built lobster boat. New shaft and wheel in 2008. $6,000. Can be seen at Ocean Point Marina, East Boothbay, Maine. 207-633-0773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

36’ Calvin Beal 370hp Yanmar w/375 hrs. Rugged

Boat Building & Repair Dave Miliner

36’ JMW Lobster boat, 1976 John Deere 6 cyl. 2004, fbg, rugged, ready to go. New platform 1997, electronics and equip. included. $55,000. Offshore lobster permit - $10,000. Jonesport Shipyard, 207-497-2701. www.jonesportshipyard.com 36’ Ellis Flybridge, 2001 Like new. Call David Perry, Robinhood Marine Center, 800-255-5206. www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com 38’ Stanley, 1984 Stanley 38 “Fishwife” . First Stanley 38 built in 1984 and owned by the same family since her launch. She is in excellent condition. $285,000. 207244-7854 or billw@jwboatco.com 38’ Bayliner 38, 1982 Well maintained boat with lots of room. Great for cruising or cottage on the water. $59,900. Call 207-6330773. www.oceanpointmarina.com info@oceanpointmarina.com

44’ Defever Trawler, 1981 Defever Flybridge Trawler (hull #1) with twin Ford Lehman 120 hp diesels, FWC, 6 cylinder. $105,000. Call Gray & Gray, 207-363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com 38’ Fisher Fairways Trawler, 1978 Twin Ford Sabre diesels, roomy, comfortable, economical, stable. Many upgrades 2010-2011. $117,500. call 207-497-2701 or email info@jonesportshipyard.com 40’ Dyer Flybridge Cruiser, 1971 A robust, solid fiberglass Dyer 40 which has had only one owner since new. She is in outstanding condition, so please do not let her 1971 age put you off. $89,500. Gray & Gray, 207363-7997. www.grayandgrayyachts.com

42’ Wesmac Custom Cruiser 800hp Cat, Freedom lift, many extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surry, Maine. Asking $590,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or see on web www.wesmac.com sales@wesmac.com

42’ Wesmac Sport Fishing 800hp Cat. Must see at Wesmac shop in Surry Maine. $549,000. Call for details 207-667-4822 or see at our website www.wesmac.com sales@wesmac.com

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46’ Sport Lobster Boat, 1996 Split Wheelhouse. $295,000. Call for details. 207-667-4822. www.wesmac.com sales@wesmac.com

50’ Wesmac Cruiser Twin Cummins QSM-11 580hp, twin Hamilton jets, lots of extras. Have to see at Wesmac shop in Surry, Maine. Asking $950,000. Call 207-667-4822 or check at website www.wesmac.com sales@wesmac.com

57’ Crane Barge 57’ Twin Hull, Twin 6-71 engine, Crane Barge with Grove crane, 250 CFM screw air compressor, full electronics, completed dry dock, waiting to launch, health forces sale. $125,000. or B/O 207-326-8548. www.southwestboat.com southwestboat@myfairpoint.net Seaway Boats Now taking orders for new 2013 models. If you boat in the northern half of Maine, please contact Lake & Sea Boatworks for a quote on your new Seaway. We have been in business since 1991 and have been a Seaway dealer since 2005. Lake & Sea Boatworks offer full powerboat service & storage including Suzuki & Tohatsu outboards, fiberglass repair, wood maintenance and electronics installation. Call 207-288-8961, email, or visit our website. www.lakeandsea.com sales@lakeandsea.com

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in good running codition. $3500. 603-425-3328. gtw1949@msn.com

10 1/2’ & 12’ Skiffs Maine style and quality. Epoxy bonded plywood/oak, S/S screws. Easy rowing and towing, steady underfoot. Primer paint. $1,150 and $1,500. Maxwell’s Boat Shop. Rockland, Maine. 207-390-0300. jmax@midcoast.com Abandoned Boat Sale 25’ Oday $1200, 26’ Paceship $2500. Handy Boat Service, 207-781-5110. handyboat.com handyboat@maine.rr.com Waterfront Property Location, location, location. Grand Manan Island. Year-round two-bedroom house, bath - porch - garage. View of: lighthouse, ferry, whales, eagles. $450,000. Jack, 603-772-7138. Delivery Captain Your power or sail boat delivered wherever you need it. Owners welcome on deliveries. Also available for instruction. Captain Tim. 603-7708378. dotgale38.googlepages.com tphsails@comcast.net

Canvas Cleaning This year, have Gemini Canvas service your bimini or dodger. Professionally cleaned w/ water-repellent treatment. No dip-dunk tanks, only industry approved cleaners that work. We ship UPS, call us at 207-5967705. www.geminicanvas.com Diesel and Transmission 1988 Westerbeke 27A Diesel motor and transmission with 2500 hours. New head gasket and rings. Motor is

Charter Company For Sale Virgin Islands sailing charter company for sale. 5 boats. Beach front retail shop on St. John. Profitable lifestyle business. $425,000. Motivated seller. 352-620-4600. www.sailsafaris.net info@sailsafaris.net Offshore Passage Opportunities Your Offshore Sailing Network. Sail for free on OPB’s. Learn by doing. Gain Quality Sea time towards your lifetime goals. Sail on different boats with different skippers to learn what works and what does not. Want to be a paid skipper? Build seatime and network with pro skippers. We are the crew network for the ARC, Caribbean 1500, NARC, World ARC Rally, Salty Dog Rally, Newport/Bermuda Race and delivery skippers worldwide. Helping Sailors Sail Offshore Since 1993. Learn more and join online at www.sailopo.com or call-1800-4PASSAGe (1-800-472-7724). Keep the Dream Alive for the cost of a good winch handle. www.sailopo.com Sawyer & Whitten - New Location Sawyer & Whitten Marine Electronics has moved its Portland location to a bigger brighter new store with dockage just outside our back door which allows our customers to pull their boats right up to our dock for service or installations. We also have big bay garage access for those rainy day installations. Please come visit our new location at 36 Union Wharf, Portland Maine 04101. 207-879-4500. www.sawyerwhitten.com 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. 207-4399582, Eliot yard 207-439-3967. www.kpyy.net jglessner@kpyy.net.

Pre-purchase surveys ● Insurance surveys Damage surveys ● Appraisals Marine Consulting ● New Construction surveys Capt. Tony Theriault, NAMS-CMS

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Fiberglass Repair Position Available 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

Boat Storage Kittery Point Yacht Yard has two waterfront locations with plenty of offseason 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.

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

Gift From the Sea Harbor Fish Market has been supplying customers locally and nationwide with fresh seafood for over 40 years. Contact us to arrange a gift from the sea, delivered fresh to the door nationwide. 800-370-1790 www.harborfish.com

Slips, Moorings, Dinghy Dock In Rockland. Rockland Landings Marina is now accepting seasonal (up to 40’) and transient (up to 160’) reservations. Rates from $900 to $3,600 30/50/100 amp. includes water, electricity and ample, safe parking. Closest proximity to town with showers, laundry and restaurant on site and 100 yds to Hamilton Marine and all services. Blues Fest, Lobster Fest and Maine Boats, Harbors and Home Show reservations filling fast. CFMI Kevin@ 207-594-4899 or 207-5969171(c). stenmgt@midcoast.com Moorings Available Kittery Point Yacht Yard has moorings available for the 2013 summer season. Very well protected and just inside the mouth of the Piscataqua River. Don’t Wait - call now for information: 207-439-9582 or email jglessner@kpyy.net.

Handyman Service Besides residential and commercial construction, Maine Coast Construction also offers a Handyman Service to take care of those maintenance jobs on your list so you’re free to pursue your passion-boats & boating! Contact us with your to-do list today. Serving Mid Coast Maine since 1968. 207- 236-6000, 107 Elm Street, Camden, Maine wwwmainecoastconstruction.com Vessel delivery or transit needed? If you have a well-maintained boat that you need to have moved with care ñ locally or longer ñ please contact David at David Etnier Boat Brokerage to discuss your needs. 50 Ton USCG Master’s License since 1992, 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com david@etnierboats.com Moorings Available Boothbay Region Boatyard has seasonal moorings available, $950. We are located in well protected Ebenecook Harbor, with free launch service, parking, showers, laundry and a well stocked ship store. Email Amy or call us at 207-633-2970. www.brby.com dockmaster@brby.com

Thinking of selling your boat but don't want the hassle and stress of the sales process? Call the brokers at The Yacht Connection, a division of South Port Marine, located in South Portland on the water. We offer full service brokerage services and our unique affiliation with South Port Marine allows for discounted storage along with high visibility.

Let us work for you, and we'll show you results. Open 7 days per week for your convenience so give us a call! 207-799-3600 tyc@southportmarine.com

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Mercury, Yamaha Service Kennebunkport Marina has the only factory trained Mercury and Yamaha technicians located on the water in Kennebunkport to service all of your mechnical needs. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Power Boat Rental Kennebunkport Marina now offers a power boat rental program. Come pick out your boat and go fishing for the big one. Call 207-967-3411. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Kennebunkport Boat Club Kennebunkport Marina is unveiling The Kennebunkport Boat Club. Call 967-3411 for details. Become a charter member of The Kennebunkport Boat Club. www.kennebunkportmarina.com managerkport@roadrunner.com Seasonal Moorings Handy Boat as one of Maine’s premier boat yards, located in the heart of

Casco Bay, has seasonal moorings available for up to 65’. Enjoy all our new restaurant and marine facilities have to offer. Call now for this great opportunity. 207-781-5110 http://handyboat.com/

Heated Storage at Gamage Shipyard Worry-free heated storage, conscientious care in new building. South Bristol offers ideal location amid Midcoast Maine’s spectacular cruising grounds. Competitive rates. Fine repair services, too. Reserve†now: 207644-8181. gamageshipyard.com gamage@tidewater.net Rockland’s Dinghy Central HQ The Landings Marina offers moored boats in the downtown section of Rockland the largest, most convenient, safest, well lighted facility with

the cleanest showers and laundry room for only $395/season. This includes dock privileges for wash down, loading/unloading, water & more. Water Taxi service by TwoToots. Call today for worry-free access to your moored vessel. CFMI Kevin 207-594-4899 or 207-5969171(c). stenmgt@midcoast.com

Selling or Buying? We are always happy to discuss either when it comes to quality, wellmaintained boats. Both recreational and commercial. Consider utilizing the services of a broker who shares your passion for boats and boating. David Etnier Boat Brokerage. Contact David at 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com david@etnierboats.com

Listings Wanted Quality commercial fishing vessel listings wanted. Maine fishermen should consider listing their vessels with David Etnier Boat Brokerage for prompt service and knowledgeable and effective sales effort. Reasonable commission. Please contact David directly to learn more. 207-522-7572. www.etnierboats.com david@etnierboats.com Business for Sale American Sailing Assn. Training Center and Yacht Charters business for sale. Mystic, CT. 860-460-0978 SailSounds@aol.com

Advertiser index Allied Boat Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Alpenglow Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Arey's Pond Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Bay Sails Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Bayview Rigging & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Beta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Black Rock Sailing School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Bluenose Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 Boatwise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Bohndell Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Boothbay Region Boatyard . . . . . . .3, 13, 17, 44 Bowden Marine Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Brewer Plymouth Marine . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 17 Brewer Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 Brooklin Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Burr Brothers Boats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13 Capt. Jay Michaud Marine Surveys . . . . . . . . .72 Carousel Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Chase, Leavitt & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 Chebeague Island Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Cisco Brewers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 CPT Autopilot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 Crocker's Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13 Custom Float Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Danversport Yacht Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Dark Harbor Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 David Etnier Boat Brokerage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Defender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Farrin’s Boatshop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 Fatty Knees Boat Co. LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Fred J. Dion Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 17 Gamage Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Gemini Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Gray & Gray, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Great Bay Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3,13,23 Gulf of Maine Yacht Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 Hallett Canvas & Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

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Hamilton Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Hamlin's Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Handy Boat Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 45 Hansen Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 67, 74 Harbor Fish Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Haut Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Hinckley Yacht Services . . . . . . . .13, 17, 29, 47 Islesboro Marine Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 J-Way Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13 J.R. Overseas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Jackson’s Hardware & Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 John Williams Boat Company . . . . . . . . . .35,70 Jonesport Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Journey's End Marina . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 17, 39 Kanberra Gel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Kent Thurston Marine Surveyor . . . . . . . . . . . .74 Kingman Yacht Center . . . . .3, 13, 17, 22, 29, 47 Kittery Point Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 32 Landfall Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Maine Coast Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Maine Sailing Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 Maine Yacht Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Manchester Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 25, 29 Marblehead Trading Company . . . . . . . . . .3, 29 Marion Bermuda Race . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 Marshall Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Massachusetts Maritime Academy . . . . . . . . .20 Mattapoisett Boatyard, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Merri-Mar Yacht Basin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 17 Miliner Marine Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Mobile Marine Canvas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 Moose Island Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Mystic Shipyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Nature’s Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Navtronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29, 47, 51 New England Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 15

New England Boat Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Niemiec Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 17 North East Rigging Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Northeast Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Ocean Point Marina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Ocean Pursuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Padebco Custom Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Pierce Yacht Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Pirovano, Forrest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Points East Diesel Workshop . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 Pope Sails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Portland Yacht Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 9 Robinhood Marine Center . . . . .3, 13, 29, 48, 70 Royal River Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46 Rumery's Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Sawyer & Whitten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29, 47, 51 Scandia Yachts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 Seal Cove Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 13 Shape Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 Sound Marine Diesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 South Port Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 52 Stroudwater Boatworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Theriault Marine Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 The Yacht Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71,77 Town of Boothbay Harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Traditional Boat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 Turnstone Marine Survey, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . .73 URLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54, 55 Webhannett River Boat Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 Wenaumet Bluffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Whiting Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, 25 Winter Island Yacht Yard . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 24 Winterport Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Women Under Sail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Yacht North Charters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Yankee Marina & Boatyard . . . . . . . . . .3, 13, 29 Yarmouth Boatyard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

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