My husband, Darrell, and I lived aboard our 32-foot classic ketch Tosca for a decade, sailing her from Miami through the Caribbean to South America, the South Pacific and Asia. When we sold her in Malaysia and moved to Newport, Rhode Island, the first thing we did was buy a new boat.
On the surface, the two sailboats had few similarities.
“It was unbelievable, right here in our own backyard, and it flies the American flag,” says Boos, whose business is based in Tampa, Florida.
Tim and Sharon Lynch’s 1780 home, tucked away on a private lane in downtown Essex, Connecticut, epitomizes the sophisticated charm and casual elegance of the quintessential New England seaside village.
Lynch, a retired 65-year-old who owned a medical advertising agency, and his family have summered or lived in Essex since 1980. Now that their children are grown, the Lynches want to move to a smaller house in Naples, Florida.
Nature’s splendor is more than a backdrop for those who make a living at sea.
“In the recurrent rhythms of tides and surf and in the varied life of the tide lines there is the obvious attraction of change and beauty. There is also, I am convinced, a deeper fascination of inner meanings and significance.”
— Rachel Carson, Edge of the Sea, 1955
The coast of Maine. Winslow Homer didn’t discover it, but the 19th century dean of American marine artists made it famous.
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