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Yachtspotting, the island hobby

Look for superyachts in the summer, and you’ll see plenty.

Close-up of Archimedes

Close-up of Archimedes

The 222-foot superyacht Archimedes has been in these waters before. Owner James Harris Simons, a former math professor, named her after the ancient Greek mathematician.

Photo courtesy of Ellen Dinsmore

Scout

Scout

Cheryl Wixson spotted Scout anchored off Crockett Cove. The 209-foot luxury yacht’s interior was influenced by the Nautilus submarine from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea..

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Wixson

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Garret Aldrich

Garret Aldrich

Capt. Garrett Aldrich, was readying the Isle au Haut mailboat for a run to Dark Harbor when he spotted a luxury yacht in the distance (it’s right over his shoulder).

Photo by Leslie Landrigan

Ellen Dinsmore

Ellen Dinsmore

Ellen Dinsmore watching out for luxury yachts from the third floor of her home on Bay View Avenue.

Photo by Leslie Landrigan