For Some Mainers, a Boat in a Storm is Still Home, and it Can be Quite Cozy

Author: Scott Dolan & David Hench [Portland Press Herald]

Jack Marrie fell asleep aboard his sailboat as it gently rocked in its slip on the Portland waterfront, before the first flakes of Tuesday’s blizzard began to fall.

In the morning he emerged from the cabin, which is heated by a tiny wood stove he installed last year, to sweep away the piles of snow that accumulated on the deck overnight.

“I wish there was just someone to see (my) face pop out the door,” Marrie said, restoking the fire later Tuesday morning. “It was just what I hoped for. I like a good storm.”

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