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Letters to the Editor - Issue 176

Helen Tirone fan

Greetings from down South, specifically, Mississippi. I have been a subscriber for many years and love your magazine! I particularly enjoyed the article “A Cruise Down Memory Lane on a Special Boat” in the March/April issue. Though this is Helen Tirone’s first essay, let’s hope it is not her last!

Lucian Hill

Via email

Supporting disabled sailors

Your Jan/Feb issue once again offers your broad scope of writing, and the joy of living near salt- and freshwater areas. I have subscribed since the days when your creation did not have “homes” in the title. Observing how you have grown the magazine has provided surprises, memories, and inspiration from the magazine’s articles, photography, and choice of ads.

The knowledgeable receptionist who answered my call to the magazine recently suggested using this column for a suggestion or two.

My brother Joe and I grew up on Cape Cod from 1948-1997 with Mill Creek as our backyard, which ran into Lewis Bay and then into Nantucket Sound. Joe and I would take my wood dory to a beach where he enjoyed diving and swimming. He won many, many medals from Special Olympics over many years. His Developmental Disability certainly was not a disability to him.

I cannot thank you enough for sharing your experience with readers about BAADS (Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors) and how it enabled people who wanted to sail to get on the water. The fact is, you have given voice to the desires of many people in the From the Publisher column, just as in the rest of the magazine.

When the time comes to add a new face to the boatyard dog, my grand-dog Millie won’t mind being included. Her new brother (grand dog) Fin, a bernadoodle, is now looking for a similar position on my boat!

And here is one more idea: Please consider adding a section of older boats for owners and buyers who can’t afford brand name brokerage prices.

Mike Burke

Via email

Great tribute to a fisherman

Thank you for everything your magazine brings to me each issue. However, nothing surpasses the Lynda Clancy tribute to Danny Dodge’s Rockport community of friends who did what needed to be done without fanfare. True Maine.

Mary Ellen Mckin

Via email

More book ideas

Peter Spectre’s Sailors Medley column in the 2021 Nov/Dec issue was great! Next year, you might want to include a category for Farley Mowat including the books, Grey Seas Under, The Boat Who Wouldn’t Float, and The Farfarers: Before the Norse.

Tom Welch

Maui, HI


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