Maine Electronics Dealer Recognized as One of Best in U.S.

12/1/2011 - The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has named Midcoast Marine Electronics an NMEA Master Dealer, recognizing the Rockland, Maine-based electronics dealer as being especially committed to continuing education, technical proficiency, and customer service. To qualify for the designation, Midcoast Marine Electronics had to demonstrate that it had at least one… 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
Skipper Ken Read, at right, oversees the recovery of the mainsail. Photo by Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG

Newport-based Team Retires from Leg 1 of Volvo Race

11/22/2011 - The ocean racing yacht Mar Mostro, sponsored by PUMA and BERG Propulsion and led by Newport native Ken Read, was dismasted November 21 in the South Atlantic while racing from Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. No one was injured in the incident, but the team has been forced to… SEE MORE
The view under a schooner's bow, as a lobsterboat unloads its traps.

Final November Row of the Season

11/21/2011 - Last week I had the urge to take one final row on my home harbor of Rockport, Maine. The summerlike afternoon, in November, made it hard to resist. Rowing up the placid Goose River at dead low tide felt like floating in the bottom of a granite block-lined crevasse. You… SEE MORE
The "Nantucket Sleighride" across Nantucket Sound is always a wild ride.

A Summer Sleighride to Nantucket Island

11/17/2011 - Nantucket Sound lay between us and Nantucket Island. Not a boring stretch of water in our experience. Cape Cod sailors know their stuff. They deal with tricky, swift currents and incessant winds, five knots more powerful than their actual speed (I swear). Sailing to an island like Nantucket is exciting,… SEE MORE
Flying a hull on San Diego Bay. Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget/Americas Cup World Series

America’s Cup World Series Regatta Begins in San Diego

11/16/2011 - The first America’s Cup event to take place in a U.S. harbor since 1995 kicks off today in San Diego, with nine teams racing 45’ wing-sail catamarans in the third phase of the America’s Cup World Series. The five-day regatta follows similar events in Cascais, Portugal, and Plymouth, England, and… SEE MORE
Schooner in western Thorofare, North Haven, ME

Scenes from the Fox Islands Thorofare, circa 1955

11/15/2011 - The stretch of protected water between North Haven and Vinalhaven islands has always been an ideal spot to anchor for the night or spend a summer relaxing. These classic images, from the Penobscot Marine Museum's collection, prove that the Fox Islands Thorofare has been a wonderful destination for generations past… SEE MORE