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Melting Pot In the Penobscot Bay—Mount Desert Island region in Maine, we discover a thriving boatbuilding community and history that goes back 400 years. BY GARY REICH

Will Biodiesel Ever Work For Boaters?

San Francisco powers its Red & White sightseeing fleet with biodiesel. Seattle’s King County Water Taxi uses biodiesel to move people across Puget Sound.

Will Biodiesel Ever Work For Boaters?

5 mins

Jess Wurzbacher

Jess Wurzbacher holds a master’s degree in tropical coastal management from Newcastle University (U.K.) and a 200-ton Master license. She sailed all over the world as chief scientist  and program manager for Seamester and is a PADI scuba instructor with more than 1,000 research and training dives to her credit.

Jess Wurzbacher

4 mins

3 Takes On Classic Maine Style

The looks may be classic, but many craftsmen in Maine are giving their Down East builds something extra nowadays, whether working in wood or fiberglass.

3 Takes On Classic Maine Style

7 mins

Lady Luck

An epic voyage immortalized Felicity Ann and her intrepid skipper. Now this pint-sized yacht is getting another lease on life.

Lady Luck

8 mins

Superlative St. Augustine

St. Augustine, Florida, is one of my favorite cruising destinations. (And I’ve been to quite a few.) It’s pretty, historic, has a timeless ambience and celebrates with festivals year-round. And it has beaches and golf.

Superlative St. Augustine

3 mins

The Great Ship WaverTree Returns

A ship saved by a city, a museum saved by a ship 

The Great Ship WaverTree Returns

5 mins

Coronet Around Cape Horn, 1888

Cape Horn, looming in the background of this dramatic work by Russ Kramer, is one of the most dangerous places on Earth to sail. In 1888, without electronic navigation equipment or radio communications, it was even more so.

Coronet Around Cape Horn, 1888

1 min

His Bark And His Bite Were Equally Friendly

What is the world coming to? Up is down. Wrong is right.

His Bark And His Bite Were Equally Friendly

2 mins

Doug Zurn

A native of the Great Lakes region, Doug Zurn grew up sailing and boating.

Doug Zurn

4 mins

Go Anywhere, Do Everything

Today’s trawlers — and other seafaring boats with passagemaking qualities in their DNA — provide comfort, efficiency and seaworthiness

Go Anywhere, Do Everything

10+ mins

The Connecticut River Valley Is About To Get Big

Federal grants highlight the region’s boating and fishing splendor.

The Connecticut River Valley Is About To Get Big

3 mins

Bottom Of The Bay

What’s In A Name? It Depends Upon What’s On The Menu

Bottom Of The Bay

4 mins

Carver C34 Coupe

The new C34 Coupe is the smallest of Carver’s sport cruisers and flybridge yachts.

Carver C34 Coupe

1 min

Grady-White 270 Islander

The seeds of a boating life are sown early.

Grady-White 270 Islander

4 mins

The Seafair Sedan That Started It All

I sold my 53-foot Gulfstar motorsailer a little while ago.

The Seafair Sedan That Started It All

4 mins

Outback 50: A Fresh Take On The Trawler

“This boat comes closest to the boat I’d actually want for myself,” says designer Michael Peters.

Outback 50: A Fresh Take On The Trawler

3 mins

Line 'Em Up: Navigating With Natural Ranges

Among the tricks and techniques in the navigation toolbox, few are as foolproof as the natural range.

Line 'Em Up: Navigating With Natural Ranges

3 mins

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

Beneteau Gran Turismo 50

1 min

Hunt 60 Ocean Series: Any Way You Like It

Hunt 60 Ocean Series: Any Way You Like It

Hunt 60 Ocean Series: Any Way You Like It

2 mins

Vacuum Bagging

Vacuum Bagging

Vacuum Bagging

2 mins

Brant Point Light

Brant Point Light

Brant Point Light

1 min

Elizabeth Dupont

Elizabeth Dupont

Elizabeth Dupont

4 mins

Swim Marathon In Need Of Skippers And Boats

Organizers of St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound can reel off plenty of numbers that are going up — dollars raised, cancer patients and families assisted, athletes who have participated, volunteers mobilized. But there’s a number that’s gone down in recent years, and only one demographic can turn it around: boaters.

Swim Marathon In Need Of Skippers And Boats

3 mins

Sailboats

A Classic Herreshoff In The Hands Of A Master

Sailboats

4 mins

You've Got Some Options On The Lower Connecticut River

The lower Connecticut River has been called one of the last great places on Earth. For boaters who’d like to explore the region, Old Saybrook, at the river’s mouth, and Essex, 6 miles upstream, are good places to start.

You've Got Some Options On The Lower Connecticut River

3 mins

'Worm Girl' Brings Science To Bait

Somewhere along the Maine coast, a man trudges through thick mud as the tide forces the river to retreat toward the ocean. Slicing the mud with his tined, handheld hoe, the digger’s eyes scan the scene beneath him for his squiggling adversary — Glycera dibranchiata, the common bloodworm. Spying one on the move, he plucks it from its hidey-hole and plops it into a holding bucket.

'Worm Girl' Brings Science To Bait

3 mins

Bertram 31 Fly Bridge Cruiser

Life doesn’t stay the same. Boats don’t, either. Dug Stowe has had his Bertram 31 for almost 20 years, and it has made the transition from a “fishing with the guys” boat to a family cruiser that’s a perfect fit for his companion, Kerri, and their 2-year old daughter.

Bertram 31 Fly Bridge Cruiser

4 mins

Know What To Do Before The Flood

For me, the words damage control conjure claustrophobic scenes from the 1981 German U-boat film Das Boot. Begrimed men, stripped to the waist in rising water, struggling to plug gushing pipes that depth charges ruptured, all while the prying ocean tries to entomb them in their fragile biosphere.

Know What To Do Before The Flood

5 mins

Plastic In The Ocean? This Batch Is For Science

Areef-mimicking project in the Mediterranean Sea is deploying plastic into the ocean, not removing it. The temporary reef in the Gulf of La Spezia, off Italy’s northwest coast, should help determine whether aquatic organisms can withstand ocean acidification.

Plastic In The Ocean? This Batch Is For Science

2 mins

Back From The Brink

Hinckley Yacht Services rescues a T29 Runabout to showcase its maintenance and refit work.

Back From The Brink

5 mins

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Soundings Magazine Description:

PublisherActive Interest Media

CategoryBoating & Sailing

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

Soundings is the monthly magazine and online brand for passionate pleasure boaters. Our award-winning coverage of issues, events, seamanship, how-to, gear and cruising destinations are second to none. With an experienced staff of editors, writers and field correspondents, we are able to provide our discerning audience of experienced boaters with the dispatches, features and information they need to get the most out of their lifestyle.

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