Atlantic puffin

Seabird Season Winding Down

7/31/2012 - Have you sailed around any of the seabird nesting islands this summer for a glimpse of the famous Atlantic puffin? Time is of essence, do not delay! We are seeing signs that summer is over for our nesting birds and the Refuge has started breaking down intern camps on Metinic… SEE MORE

Hundreds of Swimmers & Kayakers Cross Narragansett Bay

7/30/2012 - 447 swimmers and some 200 kayakers came out on Saturday, July 28, to participate in our largest annual fundraiser, making the 1.7-mile crossing from Coaster’s Harbor Island Beach at Naval Station Newport to Potter Cove in Jamestown. Narragansett Bay delivered great conditions for the thirty-sixth running of this annual event,… SEE MORE
Jamestown is just a couple of miles across the East Passage from busy Newport, but it can seem like a whole different world.

Jamestown: A Delightful Daytrip, or Much More

7/30/2012 - While yachtsmen have made Newport a destination for generations, too many of them are so focused on the City by the Sea that they overlook Jamestown, another great location that should be on every Narragansett Bay traveler's itinerary. Whether you come by car across the Claiborne Pell Bridge (make sure… SEE MORE
Over the past few weeks, the chicks on Ship Island have been going from this...

Meet Ship Island’s First Fabulous Fledgers

7/25/2012 - It’s only been a few short weeks, but the first few tern chicks on Ship Island are already taking to the sky. Although adult terns may make flying seem effortless, a chick has a lot to do and learn before its first flight. First off, you can’t fly without feathers.… SEE MORE
After emerging through the winding paths, the Knob becomes visible.

The Knob — A Perfect Excursion on a Summer Day

7/24/2012 - With a panoramic view of Quissett Harbor and Racing Beach, the small park known locally as the Knob is definitely worth the journey. The Knob is truly unlike most places in Woods Hole – long wooded paths circle throughout twelve acres that eventually lead to this narrow peninsula where you… SEE MORE
There's not a bad view to enjoy from your cockpit or onshore in Penobscot Bay.

For Sailors, Penobscot Bay is a Feast

7/24/2012 - Whether spending time in pristine coves or visiting historic, bustling, picturesque harbors, it’s hard to find a bad view from your cockpit or onshore anywhere on the coast of Maine. Then there’s our weather! Even before the last century, an exodus made the trek by sea or land from sweltering… SEE MORE

Sampling the Local Fish in Thomaston

7/20/2012 - Perched near the public boat ramp where the St. George River opens wide to the south, The Slipway is a relatively new waterfront restaurant in Thomaston. Opened by the former proprietors of the Dip Net in Port Clyde, The Slipway has some of the freshest fish around, much of it… SEE MORE
The Bay | Sightings | limited edition (17″ x 22″)

High Above Penobscot Bay

7/19/2012 - Simplicity itself, yet this is a quiet favorite of mine. Flying back from an outer island a few years back I was entranced by the spectacle of soaring above outer Penobscot Bay, arguably America’s greatest bay. Absent the noise of the plane’s engine and the roar of wind as I… SEE MORE