During the Mariel Boatlift in 1980, a young girl named Mirta Ojito escaped from Cuba on the boat of a New Orleans skipper, Capt. Mike Howell. She grew up to be a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who told her story and Howell’s in a book. This exclusive excerpt follows Howell’s path into history.
An out-island adventure in the Abacos aboard a Pursuit DC 325 took some turns for the wild.
Few places on Earth offer the scenic beauty and cruisable waters that you find on the coast of western Mexico, particularly in Baja. Come along with us as we show you how it’s done.
In the last 48 hours I experienced my two favorite times on the water; watching the sun go down and seeing it rise. Cruising offshore on a boat is still one of those rare opportunities to inject a little adventure into our lives while testing ourselves.
The waters off New England’s coast are some of the best waters for cruising in America. Ride along with us as we explore this rocky, pastoral region by boat.
The Cutwater 28 Down East Loop trip continues. After a short hop from Constitution Marina in Boston, the boat is resting snugly at Newport’s Goat Island Marina. The 28 has moved almost every day since August 20. Indeed, this trip is one heck of a shakedown for a new boat.
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.
This story about the Nordhavn 120 crossing the Pacific Ocean is guaranteed to make you want to pull up your own anchor and set off for ports unknown.
We made it, pulling in to the Port of Quebec Marina just before noon today, the end of the first leg of the epic Cutwater 28 Down East Loop voyage that started 455 miles ago in New York City.
Well, after months and months of planning, we're finally underway on the first leg of our epic Down East Loop on a new Cutwater 28. Right now we're in Kingston NY, some 80 mm from where we started at Liberty Landing Marina across the Hudson from downtown Manhattan.
With beautiful cruising waters and a stable sociopolitical environment, Panama offers Americans a great way to escape their day-to-day boating destinations. We’ll show you the ins and outs of the boating scene there and dole out some pro tips on what to do, where to go, and what to see when you visit.
The definitive guide for cruising The Thousand Islands.
Our intrepid reporter cruised along the U.S.-Canadian border among The Thousand Islands. What he found was a place of great beauty, and unsurpassed cruising.
We cruised the Channel Islands onboard a trusty Fleming 65
Our intrepid reporter joined the crew of this Fleming 65 as they braved 60-knot winds off the Channel Islands to show you how to cruise them best. Learn where to see the best sights, eat the best food, and more.