Q. What is Marlinspike exactly?

Marlinspike is a quarterly, glossy, color magazine, devoted to the traditional sailing vessels that carry passengers and trainees along the North American coast.

Our focus is on the vessels themselves schooners, ships, brigs, barques, sloops and the sailors and volunteers who sail, maintain, and support them.  We also write about boatbuilders, educators, sailmakers, and maritime museum curators. We help spread the word about opportunities for the public to get involved with Tall Ships and to sail on them to ports both familiar and exotic.

Q. Who is the audience for this magazine?

Marlinspike will be read by those who are interested in sailing, history, and our maritime heritage. While we will doubtless share coffee tables with publications like WoodenBoat, Cruising World, and Sea History, Marlinspike has a focus that is unique.  No other publication focuses exclusively on working sail ships, sailors, and programs.

Q. Where can I get a copy?
Marlinspike is sold through subscription. You can also purchase single issues through this website use the subscribe page, but be sure to click on "single issue" and specify the issue you want.

Q. When does the next magazine come out?

The magazine mails in early December, late March, early June, and early September.

Q. How do I advertise?

Call 978-594-6510 or e-mail us at  info@marlinspikemagazine.com  for rates & deadlines.

Q. I have a great story idea. Who do I contact?

Mike Rutstein is the publisher; he can be reached at info@marlinspikemagazine.com