Family Beaches on the East Coast

ARE YOU HANKERING for fresh, salty air after hunkering down all winter? Here are eight family beaches where you and your family can stretch out and breathe easy again. After spending a chunk of early 2020 not going anywhere except the grocery store, the prospect of salty air and endless space seems like a dream. Read More

Old Saybrook, CT to Gardiner’s Bay, NY

THE CONNECTICUT RIVER, one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers, is the longest river in New England, beginning north of the Vermont/Canadian border and ending its flow more than 400 miles later in Old Saybrook, CT, where it spills into Long Island Sound. The estuary at the mouth of the river is graced with grassy Read More

Kingman Yacht Center – Scott Zeien

Check in with Kingman Yacht Center Dockmaster Scott Zeien in Cataumet, MA in this new edition of Port Personality. What got you involved in the marine industry? After 20-some years in the broadcast industry, it was time to make a change. I wanted to get into the business of other people’s pleasure. It was either Read More

Fan Pier Marina – Boston, MA

BOSTON IS KNOWN FOR historic sites, delicious clam chowder and baseball games at Fenway Park — but the growing Seaport District is the hottest new scene that has the city buzzing. As 50 lineal miles of waterfront make up Boston Harbor, 47 of those miles are accessible by a continuous public harborwalk that passes through Read More

Padanaram, Massachusetts

THE PLAINS OF ANCIENT Mesopotamia are connected to Massachusetts? As unlikely as it might seem, when you sail into town, the plains from antiquity were the inspiration for Padanaram’s moniker. The story goes that early 19th century resident Laban Thatcher named the little village when he compared himself to biblical Laban, who dwelt in, yes, Read More

New England Seaport Sampler

When the Puritans set sail in 1620 to flee religious persecution in England, their long journey across the Atlantic was rewarded with a place more beautiful than they had imagined. As those travel-weary settlers exited the Mayflower, they were greeted by one of the most magnificent coastlines in North America. Timber-rich mountains reached down to Read More

New England’s Seaside Treasures – National Parks

NEW ENGLAND’S seaside offers jagged, craggy eastern edge is a maze of inlets, coves, cliffs, bays and tiny islands. As a result, this 473-mile stretch of coastline from Maine to Rhode Island is comprised of a staggering 5,512 miles of shoreline (everywhere land meets water). That’s more than California or five other states that border Read More

Amanda St. Peter, Marina Manager, DiMillo’s Marina

Check in with marina manager Amanda St. Peter of DiMillo’s Marinas in Kennebunkport and Portland, ME in this new edition of Port Personality. What brought you to this marina? When I was 15, I began working for the DiMillo family’s restaurant, which floats in the center of DiMillo’s Marina. In 2011, when the former marina Read More

Provincetown Pilgrimage

The Pilgrims arrived on a sandy land spit in the New World on a wintry day 400 years ago. Contrary to popular legend, that Mayflower voyage from Plymouth, England, did not first arrive at Plymouth, MA, but where we now call Provincetown. The new settlers stayed for five weeks before pointing sails across Cape Cod Read More

Block Island Memories – Cruising With Members

For many reasons, Block Island, RI, is the hailing port on our boat, Tapestry. Since the 1960s when my parents took the ferry over and stayed at Ballard’s and later at The Surf … to 1970 when my boyfriend and I, newly in love and still in high school, biked from the ferry to the Read More