Fiona News Network
Fiona arrived in Boothbay on Saturday afternoon after a brisk sail with 20 to 30 knot winds. We are tied up at the Tugboat Inn if anyone wants to stop by and say hello!
Fiona encountered high NE winds after we left Provincetown, and was forced to scoot sideways into Portland. Unfortunately the jib tore so that has to be fixed. We are at Four Points Marine, and will probably be here for a couple of days.
Fiona arrived in Newport Tuesday afternoon in the pouring rain.
Fiona left Weeks yard on Saturday at about 1:00 PM but we had to go back and fix a lead in the exhaust pipe. Once we did get underway there was no wind and we had to power all the way there. We arrived at Block Island on Sunday afternoon.
Fiona had a second shakedown sail on September 3rd. The crew for the Maine Trip were on board, Brew and Jeremy plus stalwarts such as Walter, Bettina and Bruce. No trip canceling problems were discovered. One major problem is the generator has stopped charging....
A second shakedown sail is planned for Saturday, September 3. We leave Weeks at 2 pm and return at 6 pm.
Fiona is afloat, the first time in nearly two years. The engine started, pumped water and charged the battery.
Weeks yard has started to paint Fiona's bottom in preparation for a splash next week. Things are moving!
8/15/22 Update: Fiona is crewed up for the trip to Maine. Many thanks to all those who responded. Plans for next year are uncertain. General Info: Minimum sign up is for 2 weeks. Crew responsible for getting to and from the boat. All food, fuel, dockage etc on board...
Full article here: https://www.longislandadvance.net/stories/local-author-writes-historical-trilogy,90601 Each week, reporter and history-lover Mariana Dominguez visits a historical location on the South Shore or attends a local lecture on historical topics. This...