Confessions From the Helm

Every mariner has a sea story. If you have been to sea long enough you will acquire a full spectrum of yarns, fish stories of all sizes. It is inevitable. To have not acquired, means you never left the safety of a sheltered port or enough days afloat. These experiences fabricated over time, the necessaryContinue reading “Confessions From the Helm”

“Wayfinding”

About a month before my first son Garrett was born, I started to look for a gift to give him at his berth, to commemorate this occasion. I was at an antique maritime store in Miami when I found the right gift. It was a lifeboat sextant. A small compact sextant that they placed inContinue reading ““Wayfinding””

“The DUKE”

I always wondered what ever happened to “The DUKE”? You see I have some history with this CA paddle-wheeler. Not just any paddle-wheeler, but one with a historic and troubled past. Found this video on YouTube and will share my story and pictures afterwards. You see, she wasn’t always called “The DUKE”, that was theContinue reading ““The DUKE””

The oldest continuous boat builder in the US. Hinckley Yachts is the second oldest.

This is a great little piece on Lowell Boat Shop, the oldest continuous boat builder in the United states.  Guess who the second oldest is?  That’s right, Hinckley Yachts!

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