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Monthly Archives: October 2012


Even though we’re up north in Maine, we’ve still been monitoring tropical weather throughout this hurricane season. Earlier this fall, we detoured to Boston to allow Tropical Storm Leslie to clear out of the Northern Atlantic before we continued north to Maine. On Wednesday, one of the reasons we pulled into Boothbay Harbor was to … Continue reading »

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Closed for Business

After we left Rockland we spent one night in Tenants Harbor. From there we sailed out and around the island of Monhegan and south into Boothbay Harbor.  The winds were so light in the morning that I was able to mend a loose flap on the genoa while we ghosted along. We had a fantastic … Continue reading »

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So Long Penobscot

We woke early on Sunday to a one-sided conversation on the VHF about a lobster boat running aground just outside of Rockland (our destination that day.) Since we were up, we got underway early and listened to the progress on the VHF as the Coast Guard was dispatched to the scene.  After several days of … Continue reading »

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We have an internet connection here in Rockland and Brad was able to get up two posts about our travels here in the Penobscot Bay. Be sure to check out  our time in Searsport, and our voyages around Vinalhaven. But, he forgot the most important part, the adorable SEALS!  

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Leaves and Lights

After departing Warren Island we still had a lot of the Penobscot Bay that we wanted to see from the water. We’d seen a lot of the nearby towns, so now we wanted to sail through the channels and thoroughfares between the islands and explore some remote anchorages. Luckily the weather was nicer, so we … Continue reading »

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Searsport and Warren Island

On Saturday the 13th we spent a chilly day at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, Maine. The small town of Searsport has been home to over 500 sea captains, at one time reportedly being the port of over 10% of the U.S. sea captains, and in the 19th century supplied the most U.S. deep water … Continue reading »

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The changing leaves are an ever present reminder that it’s getting colder and our time in Maine is (hopefully not too quickly) coming to a close. Since it seems like Mother Nature will be encouraging our voyage south sometime soon, we recently sat down to make a list of the things that we “absolutely have … Continue reading »

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Castine, Maine

We awoke Sunday and we moved a little closer to the town of Castine after the strong winds abated. Sabrina went ashore and I got a chance to work on some things on the boat and catch the Cleveland Browns game on CBS (they lost.) Monday we went in early to take the walking tour … Continue reading »

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