Imagine spending a quintessential Maine summer on your own private 25-acre island, following winding trails through evergreen woods to tidal pools, bold granite ledges and a pebble swimming beach. Beneath sweeping southerly views of Penobscot Bay from your cabin’s capacious deck lies Bucks Harbor’s busy yachting activity.
As the days warm and the nights lengthen, the waterfront comes alive
I grew up in a small riverside village with three boatyards within a half-mile of the family home. Each spring we were serenaded by the sounds of pile drivers and power tools; hammering, scraping and sanding; the smell of paint, varnish, creosote and outboard exhaust. Remember red lead?
A small boat and a warm summer day can nurture a love that lasts a lifetime
Small boats are the soul of boating for many of us; they are where we start and often where we finish. We were allowed to use them in our youth because they had limited monetary value; we allow ourselves to use them in old age often for the same reason — and to get back in touch with why we fell for boating in the first place.
Rives, Walker and Allen Potts have experienced their fondest memories together while racing their 48-foot sloop
Rives Potts raced Carina, his 48-foot 1969 McCurdy & Rhodes, across the Atlantic last summer with a crew of four fathers and five of their sons, including his son Walker, who has raced with his dad since he was 11.
A long-lasting love of all things nautical runs in the blood of the boatbuilding Johnstone family
Peter Johnstone remembers the day J/Boats became an undeniable fact of his life.
“I gave up my bedroom for the very first J/Boat office,” says the 45-year-old son of Bob Johnstone, co-founder of J/Boats, the world’s most prolific builder of one-design keelboats. “I learned at a very early age the sacrifices of starting up a company. I got moved up to the attic.” He was just 12 years old.
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