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Cruising Club of America's Cruising Guide to Maine Newsletter

by Cruising Club of America 7 Aug 12:14 PDT
Cruising Club of America's Cruising Guide to Maine Newsletter © Cruising Club of America

In 2020 and 2021, the CCA had a mailing list that shared Mark Lenci's tips for cruising Maine during the pandemic. The popularity of that newsletter inspired the Cruising Guides Committee to launch the new Digital Cruising Guide to Maine website.

Now we are combining the two initiatives with a few articles each week during the Cruising season highlighting harbors or anchorages along with new blogs, tips, and maybe even introduce you to new hidden gems. We would appreciate if you could help us spread the word about this new endeavor by forwarding it to a friend, following us on social media (links below), or leaving feedback on our website.

Featured Harbor: Buck's Harbor

Buck's Harbor is a well-protected harbor at the western end of the Eggmoggin Reach that is sheltered on all sides. There are many moorings maintained by Buck's Harbor Marina and the Bucks Harbor Yacht Club. Just a short walk from the Marina is the Buck's Harbor Market but better get there early if you want the fresh pastries! These will sell out quickly!

Visit Buck's Harbor

New tips for cruising Maine

How to plan a Maine cruise
There's good and bad news about planning a cruise in Maine. The good news is that there are over 1000 destinations and 3,500 miles of coastline from which to choose. The bad news is that there are so many choices that it may seem impossible to come up with an enjoyable cruise itinerary. Fortunately, this CCA guide offers simple and informed solutions.

Read the full article here...

How to download a webpage to read offline later
As the internet can sometimes be sparse in Maine, our web developer shows you how you can download your favorite harbors or anchorages to your device ahead of time for viewing offline when you do not have access to reliable internet.

Read the full article here...

Towing insurance tips
While many experienced sailors rightly take pride in being self-reliant and self-sufficient, stuff happens. That is particularly true in Maine, where tide and currents, occasional thick fog, and rocky ledges require considerable vigilance. And no matter how careful you are, sooner or later, you will probably snag a lobster buoy.

Read the full article here...

Leaving a clean and generous wake
Whether it's your first visit to Maine or you've lived here your whole life, it's important to consider some of the Maine cultural underpinnings as you cruise this beautiful coastline.

Read the full article here...

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