Southwest Harbor, ME

Lakes, lighthouses and giant lobsters are a few images that come to mind when you think of Maine. The charming feel of Southwest Harbor Maine embodies all the classic New England experiences and much more.  Known by locals as “the quiet side of town,” the southwest part of Mount Desert Island is an ideal escape Read More

The Thousand Islands, NY

If ever there was a summertime playground for cruisers, the Thousand Islands NY region region would be it. This 50-mile span of 1,800-plus Ice Age-formed islands is located along the St. Lawrence River, a stone’s throw from the Canadian border. It offers summertime activities ranging from gilded-age castle tours and shipwreck dive sites to trophy- Read More

New England: Fisher’s Island to Watch Hill

The waters of southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island flow together seamlessly to create a cruising corner packed with maritime history, soft beaches, classic New England dining and activities for all ages. Plan ahead if you want a slip or mooring, as summer attracts many a mariner to these waters. Fisher’s Island, NY Nine-mile-long Fisher’s Read More

Gurney’s Star Island Resort

Located at the east end of Long Island, Gurney’s Star Island Resort in Montauk, NY, is a picturesque scene within a charming coastal hamlet. Formerly known as Montauk Yacht Club, the marina is reintroducing itself as a deluxe travel destination with renovations catered to guest satisfaction. With a $13 million full-property upgrade, boaters have a Read More

New England Whaling

When Herman Melville wrote Moby Dick in 1851, he was at the height of his success as a writer with a knack for mixing his years at sea with building fictional characters based on his shipmates. At the same time, New England Whaling and the American whaling fleet from New England was also reaching its Read More

Maine: A Trip Down Memory Lane

I didn’t grow up in Maine, but my father retired there when I was in high school, so I consider myself a “Mainiac.” During my father’s Navy career, we moved all over the world, never staying for more than a couple years. When my family moved to Maine, I hoped to set roots and make Read More

To Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em: Invasive Species Recipes

Snakeheads on the menu? Sounds like a meal straight out of Hollywood. In reality, it’s how Chad Wells, Maryland-based chef and restaurant consultant, hopes to put a dent in the population of this invasive yet edible fish – the snakehead is a tasty invasive species! Aggressive African and Asian native species traveled to the United Read More

Best Summer Reads: Seaworthy Edition

In a corner of the Marina Cafe in Boynton Beach, FL, where I live, a giant bookshelf is filled with mysteries, adventure novels, biographies and much more. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and a busy charter fishing dock, boaters borrow books and donate them daily. Owner Scott McKay opened the café last year to create a Read More

Summer Thrills by the Seashore: Amusement Parks

There’s almost no limit to the fun you can have on a boat, but it’s really hard to fit a rollercoaster in the cockpit. If you’re looking for summer thrills by the seashore, meet 11 amusement parks that will have your crew screaming with excitement all summer long. Palace Playland Old Orchard Beach, ME New Read More

The Importance of Lake Champlain

The freshwater Lake Champlain stretches 125 miles from Whitehall, NY, to the Richelieu River in the Canadian province of Quebec, and it only measures 14 miles across at its widest point. The Lake Champlain Valley provides a natural divide between the Green Mountains of Vermont and Adirondack Mountains of New York. Today, Lake Champlain is Read More