Greenport, NY

The well-protected harbor at Greenport has drawn vessels for centuries. Once a whaling and shipbuilding port, it later became a menhaden fishery and oyster center and eventually offered a haven for tourists. Today, visitors come by land and sea with loyal boaters flocking to this destination during the summer months. Claudio’s, a waterfront landmark, is Read More

Bay Bridge Marina in Kent Island, MD

At the eastern foot of the majestic Bay Bridge on Kent Island, MD, awaits the Bay Bridge Marina. It’s an essential hub of the local waterway and a welcoming epicenter for boaters exploring the Chesapeake region. Whether you’re cruising to Baltimore, Havre de Grace, St. Michaels or Norfolk, this marina is a premier home base Read More

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

Nova Scotia: Making Memories in the Maritimes

Southwest Harbor, ME to Shelburne, Nova Scotia Distance: 170 NM At our trawler speed, the first day was a long one, almost 22 hours underway. However, the seas were calm, and the sky was clear for an overnight run. We arrived in Shelburne at two o’clock in the afternoon and took a mooring at the 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

Thomas Downing: History of a Chesapeake Oysterman

With crystal chandeliers glistening overhead and plush carpets laid out under their feet, the city’s elite felt quite at home in the upscale oyster bar located in downtown New York City. Every night the place was packed with A-list dignitaries, industrialists, merchants, bankers, politicians and society women, sipping champagne and nibbling on the region’s finest 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