CASCO BAY, ATLANTIC OCEAN PORTLAND, ME
LIVELY CITY ON CASCO BAY on Maine’s south coast.
metropolitan area: 230,000)
Historic port area
lined with 19th-
to fishing boats,
luxury yachts, oil
tankers. Local fish
market and fish
winter temp. 22
snow) to 68 in
| VA Maine
BOAT AMENITIES Nine marinas
and West Marine in
Portland. Slip fees
COST OF LIVING
11.7% above the
Jetport | Major:
Airport (110 miles)
bluefish, cod, haddock, pollock, cunner
Coastal area, protected coves
Medical Center |
of Art, good theater,
planetarium, hot-air balloon rides,
Shoreline park with
promenade overlooking Casco Bay
state income tax;
5% state sales
tax; up to 12%
state estate tax on
TRIPS Casco Bay
BoatU.S. Services: TowBoatU.S. Portland.
South Port Marina, and Dolphin Marina and
Restaurant offer member discounts on repairs, transient slips.
that cruised Puget Sound, and Vince served
as the yacht club’s commodore. “There’s
not another boating area that can match Port
Townsend!” he says enthusiastically.
Today’s retirees are a far more energetic
and fit population than at any time in our
country’s history. The 10 communities we
feature this month are just a few of the interesting American retirement destinations for
this vigorous new generation of boaters. We
invite you to send us your own ideas about
communities that stack up to these 10,
and in a follow-up article, we’ll write about
more great places for active boaters to live.
Write to Magazine@BoatUS.com, and put
“Retirement” in the subject line. Meanwhile,
enjoy a vicarious escape by imagining yourself living and boating in each of these 10
Avid boater Art Pine is a freelance writer and former correspondent for several major newspapers.
How do you incorporate boating into
your retirement? Did
you build your house
in a nautical style?
Volunteer at a local
Pack up and set off
your retirement story,
we’d love to hear it,
and will feature some
of the best in an
upcoming issue. Email
com. Please put
the subject line.
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