Modern life is complicated. I needed a car, a bus, a train and a taxi to get to my square-rigger. When no cabs could be had, a young police officer offered me a lift. Musing on my last conveyance in such a vehicle, I thought, My, how a touch of gray can change your circumstances.
Michael Tougias, who has chronicled ocean rescues and survival at sea, will headline the 2016 TrawlerFest on the Chesapeake. In addition to Tougias, TrawlerFest offers 24 seminars designed to help make cruising safer, more enjoyable and less expensive.
CruiserPort University, from the people who bring you TrawlerFest, is the seminar series at the Newport International Boat Show in September. Calder and other great speakers will present seminars at the Newport Blues Cafe.
Tom Anderson grew up on a quiet street in Noank, Connecticut, enjoying expansive views of the Mystic River from his family’s 1845 Greek Revival home and taking part in the local sailing scene. “[It] suited my parents just fine for over 60 years,” says the 68-year-old Stamford, Connecticut, sailmaker.
The scene is typical of Midcoast Maine. A snug harbor, lobster and fishing boats, wharves along the shore and the sturdy buildings of the village’s sturdy inhabitants. Blue water beckons beyond, and pine-clad islands dot the horizon.
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