An early spring is bringing fears of a severe drought in Rhode Island and elsewhere in New England.

Dangers of an Early Drought in RI

5/4/2012 - It has been an early spring so far, and as leaves and buds come out, trees and plants will start sucking water out of the ground at a very fast pace. Generally, this is a time of abundant water (April showers bring May flowers!). This year, however, our streams are… SEE MORE
Friends of the Bay's sole focus is protecting the quality of the water around Oyster Bay. Photo courtesy of Friends of the Bay.

Friends of the Bay Begins Water-Quality Checks

5/4/2012 - Friends of the Bay is the only organization whose sole focus is protecting the quality of the water in the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor Complex. Friends of the Bay staff and volunteers take water samples and collect scientific data at nineteen sites throughout the harbor on a weekly basis from… SEE MORE
Anticipation | New Work 2012 | 17" x 22"

Spring in Maine: Anticipation

4/4/2012 - A week or so ago it got up to 80ยบ here. We were all pretty excited about that, I can tell you. However, Spring in Maine is nothing if not fickle, so that tease of warmth was followed by two minor snowfalls, just to remind us that this is, after… SEE MORE
The artists at Alternative Rock, LLC, use CAD technology to create glass tops to fit on their custom countertops and tables.t.

Concrete Artisans Join Show as New Exhibitor

2/4/2012 - We are excited to have Alternative Rock, LLC, join us as an exhibitor at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show this summer! This brand-new company creates custom, gorgeous countertops and tabletops that can be inlaid with your favorite coastal scene or harbor (they can also do other specialized inlays,… SEE MORE
The pristine shores of Western Cove in the village of Sunshine. Sheep and Little Sheep islands sit in the distance.

Deer Isle, a Delightful Watery Escape

2/4/2012 - Deer Isle, a geographically fractured island that marks the eastern boundary of Penobscot Bay, splits into numerous pieces of land, each protected by a seemingly endless amount of harbors, coves, inlets, and islands. Surrounded on all four sides by separate bodies of water, the island is truly a paradise for… SEE MORE
Even an unnamed storm can expose a harbor's vulnerabilities. Make a storm plan now to prevent surprises this summer.

Creating a Storm Plan: 4 Tips to Remember

1/4/2012 - There is little that can be done on board once a Category 2 or above hurricane arrives. Make your preparations, EARLY, and seek shelter on shore. Check your insurance for a named storm clause which may pay, at least partially, for hauling expenses. But storms less powerful than hurricanes will… SEE MORE
A Northeaster, though not a named storm like a hurricane, can be a big, dangerous storm.

Planning for Summer Means Planning for Storms

31/3/2012 - If you're like most sailors, April finds you making plans for the boating season ahead. You're probably scouring the charts and deciding which favorite harbors to visit this year, and which new destinations to plug into the GPS. I learned the hard way, though, that in addition to these dreamy… SEE MORE