In Wintertime, Small Boats Rule the Seas

2/24/2011 - This is the time of year when most of our boats, at least for us northerners, are buried under shrink-wrap if they’re lucky and a layer of snow and ice if they’re not. But in proof that bigger is not always better, the little guys – meaning the ones with… SEE MORE

New Camden Restaurant from a Favorite Local Chef

2/24/2011 - Boaters pulling into Camden have no shortage of watering holes to choose from, whether they’re looking for dockside drinks or New England-style pub fare and brews served in Mason jars. But for nearly three years sailors and yachtsmen in search of a more refined culinary experience have been making the… SEE MORE

Forgotten Herreshoff Design To Be Built

2/18/2011 - A long-lost variation of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff’s popular 12½ is being built through a collaboration between a Bristol, Rhode Island, boatbuilder and “Captain Nat’s” grandson, Halsey Herreshoff. The H-20 features a 17’4” waterline versus the 12½’s 12’6” waterline and an overall length of 19’10”. It will be cold-molded and sheathed… SEE MORE
Photo: J-Class Association

J-Class Events Return to Newport

1/28/2011 - This June will see three J-Class yachts racing against each other on the waters of Narragansett Bay for the first time in nearly three-quarters of a century. At a meeting held January 27 at the Jane Pickens Theater in Newport, representatives of the J Class Association, Sail Newport, and Governor… SEE MORE
Matinicus Rock Light, NOAA Weather Station MISM1 restored. (Photo courtesy Congresswoman Pingree's office)

Service Restored To Matinicus Rock Weather Station

1/27/2011 - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced on January 27th, 2011 that federal officials have restored a weather station on Matinicus Rock (NOAA Station MISM1), which provides critical weather information for boats on Penobscot Bay. Pingree had urged officials to repair the station, which hasn’t provided data for two years. “Having this station… SEE MORE
A submerged cannon that a team of divers say is one of the remains of the U.S.S. Revenge

1811 Shipwreck Discovered Off RI Coast

1/8/2011 - (Michelle R. Smith / Associated Press) A team of divers say they've discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811. Perry is known for defeating the British in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie… SEE MORE