Chuck Paine's Petunia

Petunia’s Birthday Party

7/29/2012 - Chuck Paine's sailboat Petunia is 75 years old, so he held a birthday party. White and red clam chowder, white and red wine, a hundred of her best friends, and Petunia's little sister (being built in the barn). For more of my photos, click here. SEE MORE
The railway at North End Shipyard in Rockland, where most of the large working schooners on the coast of Maine haul out.

Spring Traditions on the Coast: Hauling Out

5/10/2012 - Every year, the windjammers that take tourists for sailing adventures on the coast of Maine must “haul out” for a few days at least. This is the only time to take care of anything below the waterline. It’s a process of cleaning, repairing, and repainting the hulls. Most of the… SEE MORE
Capt. John Foss stands aboard the tugboat Cadet, which he rebuilt over a 10-year period.

After 10 Years, Rebuilt Maine Tugboat Is Back to Work

11/28/2011 - Capt. John Foss couldn’t have asked for a more pleasant November day to launch Cadet, a tugboat that Foss has spent the past ten years rebuilding. With a crowd of friends, family, and schooner crews in attendance at Journey’s End Marine in Rockland, Maine, Foss’ restoration project slipped into the… SEE MORE