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Good Reads — Books on our Coffee Table

New reads from Maine authors.

Welcome Downeast

Rob McCall considers migration, apples and pumpkins, and autumnal shifts.

Castine

Castine: A history-filled gem of a town with coves for anchoring, nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park for exploring, and Maine Maritime Academy at the center.

Say Goodbye to the Tarp

The owner of a 32.5-foot yacht explains how he built himself the perfect boat shed.

The Appledore of His Eye

American impressionist painter Childe Hassam spent many summers painting on Appledore Island, producing some of his most wonderful work.

Spirited Revival

There are a growing number of small-batch rum distilleries in Maine that brew, distill, and sell their wares throughout the state. We take a look.

The Revenue Man

Catching rumrunners during Prohibition was one thing, but convicting them was another, as a customs agent on Mount Desert Island learned, much to his frustration.

From Rum to Lobsters

The qualities that made them good for rum-running during Prohibition also made builder Will Frost’s boats good for lobstering. His semi-displacement hulls, renowned for maintaining speed at capacity, have influenced the design of lobsterboats ever since.

Sailing Dreams

The owners wanted a shingle-style house with a nautical flair, and this Deer Isle oceanfront home delivers all that and more.