The oft-told story of a couple who pursues their dream of cruising exotic locales has another entry.
A New England port in its early days
“Marblehead’s First Harbor” is a love letter to a community by lobsterman Hugh Peabody Bishop and his sister, Brenda Bishop Booma — locals with a reverence for the past and the skill to entertainingly document the town that shaped their lives (The History Press, 2011, $23.99 paperback, 304 pages).
Tragedy in the Bass Strait
On Dec. 26, 1998, 115 sailboats set out on the annual race from Sydney to Hobart. It’s Australia’s most popular yacht race and a difficult 630 miles in good conditions.
Cruising guides for the new year
The 2012 editions of Dozier’s Waterway Guides — Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Southern and Bahamas — provide mile-by-mile coverage from New Jersey to Texas, as well as the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Between 1926 and 1947, Robert H.I. Goddard photographed many of the last coasting schooners on the East Coast, catching them in their glory under way, laid up for repairs and eventually abandoned — on board and at a distance.
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