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Contributing Editor: Peter Bass
Peter Bass, sleeping on watch.
Peter Bass is a Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Contributing Editor who readily acknowledges that without Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors he would only be published in small metal stalls throughout America. While at Dartmouth College, he received two citations for outstanding work from the English Department while failing to get an A in either course, a Dartmouth record. One wonders what his grade was prior to those particular efforts.
A lifelong boat nut who has held serious jobs in the boatbuilding, footwear, and furniture industries, he dreams of writing full time, in spite of our recommendation that he keep his day job. Never one to take advice, he is now tucked away in his study producing reams of prose for passers-by. He and his lovely wife Gail split their time between a porch in Boothbay Harbor and another at Mile Zero of the Intracoastal Waterway.
His work appears regularly in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, principally in his column View From the Porch, in which he expresses his views with stunning clarity on events around our state and beyond. He enjoys boating in all its forms and is pictured here, asleep on watch offshore in his former boat, a Bristol 41.1 named Skylark. In recent years Gail & Peter have been observed in a 1988 Dyer 29 named Etchemin.