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New podcast explores the Maine waterfront

Monday, September 11th 2017

New podcast explores the Maine waterfront

Experience Maritime Maine, a partnership of organizations and regions that promote and celebrate the rich heritage, culture, and dramatic natural beauty of Maine’s coast recently launched “Salts & Water,” a six-part audio series, offering a unique and creative opportunity for listeners to experience thepeople and places along Maine’s coast in sound.

Produced by Rob Rosenthal, “Salts & Water” is designed to help deepen and enrich the visitor experience by highlighting the maritime traditions and culture of Maine. Rosenthal, an award-winning radio and audio producer currently heads up the Transom Story Workshop and formerly taught at the Salt Institute. The audio stories feature people and places along the coast of Maine in Eastport, Stonington, Searsport, Rockland, Bath, and Portland.

Listeners will meet the women lobstermen of Stonington, island-hop aboard a windjammer in Penobscot Bay, discover the salty fishmonger of Portland’s piers, get to know meticulous boat builders, and learn how the dramatic tides shape life in Downeast Maine. The podcast captures the people behind the scenes that are integral to Maine’s maritime culture and heritage.

The podcast is available at saltsandwater.org, and can also be found on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud. Community listening sessions will be held in Eastport, Stonington, and Bath.

“Salts & Water” is funded in part by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, Maine Office of Tourism, Hamilton Marine, Maine’s MidCoast & Islands, DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism, and is sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors. The podcast series can be found at http://www.saltsandwater.org.

Experience Maritime Maine is a partnership between organizations and regions to promote and celebrate the rich heritage, culture, and dramatic natural beauty of Maine’s coast. This working consortium of communities, organizations, and businesses helps to increase cultural tourism, preserve traditions, develop resources, support local economies, and raise the public’s awareness of Maine’s rich maritime heritage and culture. For more information, please visit: http://www.experiencemaritimemaine.org