I was delighted to receive an email from someone at Hinckley telling me that my depressed posting, based on a Bangor Daily News article about this wonderful boat builder foundering was “overstated”. Seems the Bangor Deadly News, as it’s referred to up there, mistook the glum news of one of several Hinckley yards closing for the demise of the entire enterprise. Not so, says my correspondent, and I couldn’t be happier. I have never had the pleasure of actually sailing a Hinckley but these boats have brightened my life considerably just from being able to appreciate their beauty, whether sailing past, far away on the horizon or in port. Gorgeous boats – may they always sail the seven seas.