Bears are not the only things that emerge from hibernation in the spring. Many boats are emerging from their winter sleep now. Here’s Free Spirit, a beautiful 1948 Concordia sloop, coming out of its cave at the WoodenBoat School last week to get ready for the sailing season.


Also at WoodenBoat, smaller boats are being hauled out of storage and being prepared to reenter the water:


On the commercial side of things, the aptly-colored Sun’s Up returned to Connery Cove a few days ago; she’ll soon be lobstering again:


Come June, there’ll be many more boats in our waters than bears in our woods. (Brooklin, Maine)