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New England

This is where we file our stories about cruising New England waters. With the exception of Rhode Island, New England affords few “inside passages.” The distance between ports is not great, however, and the variety is astounding. Massachusetts has sandy Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, and Maine with its bold, rocky shores and thousands of pine islands is a world unto itself. The upside is the seafood—a region famed for lobster, clams and codfish. On the other hand, summers can be foggy, and maybe a story or two will help northbound cruisers cope with this challenge.

Cruising Close to Home: Maine Event

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Penobscot Bay is spectacular, so learn to love the fog. Maine is heaven on water for boat junkie sightseeing and gunkholing, and it’s never better than in Penobscot Bay. It is compact, offers variety on land and on water, and has welcoming harbors. Dee and…

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A Different Kind of Delivery

Way back in our premier issue we did our first boat tour–the Monk 36. I saw the boat as a good mid-sized trawler, built in Nova Scotia with an aim towards value, honest construction, and reasonable appointments. What intrigued me at the time was that…

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A Week In New England: Visiting 6 Marine Companies

My editorial responsibilities routinely take me on the road, on my way to and from a boat story. It occurs with such regularity that I’m never altogether unpacked, and my time in Annapolis is a real treat when it extends for more than a week….

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