Unwritten Rules of the Water

You learn boating rules and regulations in boat training courses. That’s where they teach you how to keep people and boats safe while on the water. What you won’t learn in one of those courses are the hallowed and steadfast unwritten rules of the water – the unyielding, established norms. These unwritten rules dictate how Read More

Outdoor Sculpture Parks & Gardens of New England

Newborn buds peak through warm soil to replenish the earth with greenery. New life emerges as the season turns. It’s finally spring, and the sun’s rays linger as the days grow longer. As we step out into the world from winter hibernation, we are reminded of life’s simple pleasures — colorful perennials, lush green forests, Read More

Oysters – The New England Guide

The rhythmic motion of an oyster shucker can be mesmerizing. With a flick of the wrist, they pop open stubborn shells, and before you know it, a dozen glistening oysters are laid upon an icy bed, ready to take the tongue on an exquisite culinary adventure. Many visitors to New England seafood houses feel obligated Read More

New England Towns

During the past six years of living and cruising aboard our boat MV TAPESTRY, we explored beautiful and historically significant harbors along the eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada. We also encountered fellow boaters who hadn’t yet ventured north of Chesapeake Bay. Perhaps an introduction to New England’s quintessential waterside towns will tempt them Read More

New England Yacht Clubs – The Eight Most Notable

Clubs have been around for as long as mankind has shared common interests. In New England Yacht Clubs, the advent of yachting for pleasure rather than boating as a profession, plus the familiarity of famed yacht clubs in the United Kingdom and Europe, set the stage for these nautical groups. Today, hundreds of yacht clubs from Read More

Lake Tahoe, Nevada

At 191 square miles long and 1,645 feet deep, Lake Tahoe ranks just behind the five Great Lakes when it comes to total water volume. A couple dozen U.S. lakes are bigger, but what Lake Tahoe lacks in surface area it makes up for in unmatched beauty. Sitting at an altitude of 6,225 feet, it straddles Read More

Waterside Breweries & Distilleries

The smooth gulp of a frothy beer on a spring day gives us a taste of seasonal transition. We dream of walks in the park to see flowers bloom, baseball games, backyard grills and cool cocktails that are as refreshing as seaside breezes. Today’s trendy IPAs and craft beers have come a long way since Read More

Reefpoint Marina – Racine, WI

Situated on the coast of Lake Michigan between Chicago and Milwaukee, Reefpoint Marina is a dazzling Great Lakes gem. The spacious, full-service marina is the largest in Wisconsin with 921 floating slips in a resort-style atmosphere, accommodating boats up to 130 feet. Upscale amenities include an outdoor heated pool, two hot tubs, fire pits and fuel Read More

St Lawrence Seaway Cruise

Queen Elizabeth II and President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially opened the St Lawrence Seaway on June 26, 1959 in a dedication ceremony near the harbor of Montreal, Canada. After some speeches, the two leaders boarded the royal yacht Britannia and sailed through one of the seaway’s new locks. According to on-site British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporting, Read More

Boat Interior – Spruce It Up

MARINE UPHOLSTERY SUNBRELLA Horizon Marine Vinyl This company is charting new waters and redefining the boating experience with the brand’s first marine vinyl, Sunbrella Horizon. Spruce up your boat interior with this revolutionary marine upholstery textile features a warranty against microbial pinking, to which its proprietary topcoat has a powerful resistance. Sunbrella Horizon is designed Read More