When a gorgeous November day comes along, those mariners with boats still in the water suddenly find they have many friends.

Stolen Sailing, the Best Way to Welcome the Off-Season

11/3/2013 - For most boaters in New England, November is for finishing the last winterizing projects of the year, making sure the shrinkwrap or tarps are secured, and preparing for ski season. Yet in almost every harbor there are a few holdouts who keep their boats in the water long after the… SEE MORE

End of Another Season for a Classic Plastic

10/21/2013 - For many New England boaters, it's the second-happiest day of the year: Hauling Day. Here's my 1974 Pearson 28 coming out of the water in Rockport Harbor, at the end of another terrific sailing summer in Penobscot Bay. A bit of winterizing, put the cover on — and then bring on… SEE MORE
To be able to make the 200-mile trip from Newport to Maine in one day takes power. This 42' jetboat delivered.

Jetboat Power: Newport to Maine in 9.5 hours

9/18/2013 - It’s the aspect of boat shows that most people never consider: Moving the yachts to and from the venue. On Sept 16, I was able to help deliver a brand-new 42’ flybridge motoryacht from Newport, Rhode Island, to Thomaston, Maine, after the close of the Newport International Boat Show. As… SEE MORE
It's not every day that you see two Fife ketches — in this case, BELLE AVENTURE and SUMURUN — rafted together.

Scenes of Summer: Camden Harbor Springs to Life

6/5/2013 - A chilly spring has pushed more than a few commissioning schedules back a few weeks, but finally Camden Harbor is showing some of the vitality and excitement that makes it such an interesting place to be during the summertime. The docks at Wayfarer Marine have started filling up — I loved… SEE MORE

An Addition to the Maine Classic Fleet: Alert

5/16/2013 - Visitors to Maine are always happy to discover that the Pine Tree State affords them more ways to get aboard a classic sailing ship than most parts of the country. Starting this summer, they'll have yet another option. Alert, a 56' schooner built by Paul Rollins and formerly named Tall… SEE MORE
Sunrise at the Camden Public Library.

Wonderful Winter Mornings in Camden

1/5/2013 - After several days of single-digit temperatures, a morning where the thermometer hits the teens or even — gasp! — the twenties can seem positively balmy. This tends to bring out the dog-walkers among us, as well as a few youthful sledders and even the occasional couple out for a stroll. Here… SEE MORE
Drying out the sails aboard the classic Fife BELLE AVENTURE in Camden Harbor.

Airing the Canvas at the Close of Camden’s Season

11/20/2012 - Most of our Maine harbors have gone into hibernation for the year, with docks pulled and shrinkwrap applied. And yet even as we're tucking in for a long winter's nap, every so often a sail or two will appear on the horizon and remind us that a few hardy souls… SEE MORE
Just before the morning high tide, waves were crashing over the Rockland breakwater. With the storm surge, they overtopped it.

Storm Scenes: Midcoast Maine Prepares for Sandy

10/29/2012 - Though Hurricane Sandy looked like it would make landfall in New Jersey, the massive storm's impacts were already being felt on the morning of October 29 in midcoast Maine. A northeast wind had already stiffened into the twenty-knot range with gusts to thirty, and a quick check of Rockland, Rockport,… SEE MORE