Ben Mendlowitz

Marine Photographer

Benjamin Mendlowitz Benjamin Mendlowitz is one of America’s preeminent marine photographers. He is known throughout the world for his enduring Calendar of Wooden Boats, now in its 30th year, and for his work in various nautical publications such as WoodenBoat, Nautical Quarterly, Sail, Yachting, Cruising World, Professional Boatbuilder, Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors, Chasse Maree, Maritime Life and Traditions and many others. Besides the Calendar of Wooden Boats, eight books of his photographs have been published, he has shown his work at a score of major maritime museums and galleries, and he has been featured in several public broadcasting television specials.

Videos

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How to Furl A Sail, Part 1 – Marconi Rig on a Concordia Yawl: There's not one right way to put sails away, but there are definitely wrong ways that cause damage or snickers from look...
A Good Boat, Up Close – The Albury Runabout ABACO: Looking for just the right outboard boat? Look no further the Albury Runabout. ABACO is a prime example of this classic...
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 4 – Tilt and Trim: When it comes to speed and fuel economy - outboard tilt and trim may give you a boost....
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 3 – Mooring & Beaching: Off the mooring and onto the beach with a few beaching tips for keeping cool along the way (the engine that is)....
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 2 – Approaching Another Boat: Coming alongside another vessel with complete control makes boat handling a pleasure....
Outboard Powerboat Handling, Part 1 – How to Dock A Boat: Learn how to dock a boat from a veteran. Avoid the mishaps and dock in style with this safe and reliable docking method....
Shooting CHARLENA: Ben Mendlowitz has been taking photographs for the Calendar of Wooden Boats for over 30 years and his work has become a...
Sailing Off and On a Mooring: There is only one thing better than making a smooth getaway from your mooring, that's coming back to it in style.  Join...
Rock & Dock System: See the slick and simple technique Ben Mendlowitz put together to keep his dinghy from chafing on his dock....

 

Guide Posts

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Good Reads, Recommendations by Benjamin Mendlowitz: OffCenterHarbor.com asked our guides to share their favorite books that should be in every boater’s library… Close t...
My Favorite OCH Videos (and Why), by Co-Founder Ben Mendlowitz: When I was first approached to join this project I had visions of helping create content that would be a quantum leap fr...

 

Flotsam

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Lighthouses in Storms: If you've ever wondered about those great photos of lighthouses in storm conditions here’s a neat short video that tel...
Ben & ALVA: Carpenter and boat builder Ben Harris speaks on the traditional boats of Falmouth Quay in Cornwall, and of his own boat...
Foy Brown and The Good Life: For all of us who dream of the good life on the coast of Maine, here is a visit with Foy Brown, lobsterman, boatbuilder...
Gloucester Fishing Schooner ADVENTURE in Action: Gloucester historian, Joseph Garland, introduces the 1926 dory Gloucester fishing schooner ADVENTURE, a National Histori...
Replica Schooner HERMIONE at Sea, Heading for the US!: This beautiful ship, an authentic replica schooner HERMIONE of the ship that reunited Lafayette and Washington during Am...
Van Dam’ Gentleman’s Runabout on American Craftsman:: Steve Van Dam has been building custom wooden boats since the late 1970’s. Known for a modern take on the classic gent...
Riva Speedboat Historic Factory Production: Riva speedboats built on the shore of Lago d'Iseo in northern Italy are famous the world over for their style, design, p...
Ice Boating on the Hudson: There is an active ice boating scene on the Hudson River at this time of year when the ice conditions allow. I would lik...
The Pilot Cutter, Past and Present: The history of the traditional pilot cutter is detailed in this terrific video. Prior to the industrial revolution, pilo...
Excellent Live Wind Animation Site: This site provides one of the best live wind animations we've seen. It shows wind direction and velocity and how one wea...
Fun on Foils: Seeing these boats fly around San Francisco Bay is like watching something straight out of a science fiction movie. At ...
Lynx – “America’s Privateer”: Here's a nice piece on Lynx, a 76-foot topsail schooner designed by Melbourne Smith, built by our friends at Rockport Ma...