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

Casco Bay Cruising Itinerary

“If once you’ve slept on an island … you’ll never be quite the same.” So goes the idyllic poem by Rachel Field. Nowhere is that truer than on a coastal island in Maine in summertime. Casco Bay in Portland is dotted with more than 200 beautiful islands, some more inhabited than others, particularly Peaks and Read More

Seaside Aquariums Cruising Guide

THE OCEANS contain 97% of the Earth’s water, cover 71% of the world’s surface and encompass 99% of the planet’s living space. Educating humans about this vital piece of their existence is an imperative taken up by aquariums around the world. No longer just a place to watch colorful fish flash along on their endless Read More

Bridgeport Harbor Marina

The 200 slips on eight new state-of-the-art concrete floating docks that accommodate vessels from 25 to 300 feet have boaters from New York to Boston raving about the newest marina to grace Long Island Sound – Bridgeport Harbor Marina. The transformation from an industrial harbor to a modern recreation center is well underway. Here where Read More

Marinalife Best Marina Contest Winners

Marinalife is pleased to announce the winners of its 10th annual Best Marina Contest. Thousands of votes were cast for marinas that provide exceptional customer service and hospitality to boaters. The winners are determined by a six-month survey of boaters in the United States and abroad. Thank you to all the marinas and boaters who Read More

Seaside Casinos – Jackpot!

Whether you love the thrill of gambling or simply enjoy the glitz and glamour at today’s world-class casinos, these waterfront destinations are a sure bet. Split into region, the following seaside casinos and gaming establishments are flush with exciting games of chance and endless hours of entertainment. New England A gaming getaway to this historic Read More