The Down East Loop
Join Us As We Cruise The Down East Loop.
Presented by Cutwater Boats.
BoothBay Harbor to Boston took us three half-day passages thanks to clear skies, calm seas and the Cutwater’s comfortable low cruising speed of 12 to 15 knots. Before leaving Boothbay, Joanne and I ate breakfast with Allan Miller and Pam Burke. I knew Burke from Newburyport where she owned a beautiful wood schooner, named Heart’s Desire.
Friends later told us that the fog that day was worst of the season. When we were recruited to do this Demi-Downeast loop, I said to Joanne, “Perfect. Maine in September means cool nights and clear days. The fog is worst in July.”
Belfast had been a new experience for me, but Rockland was a different story. In my 30s and 40s, my gang and I had sailed here from Newburyport and used the port as a staging area to cruise Penobscot Bay...
What a day. We started at 8:15 at the Schuyler Yacht Basin and just tied up here about 5:30 at Westport Marina (Westport NY) on the lower end of Lake Champlain. Beautiful. But getting here, well.