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Boat Features

Back When “Working Waterfront” Meant Just That

Photojournalists preserved these scenes from the midcoast Maine working waterfront during the 1940s through 1970s.

Downeast Boats

Getting powerboat enthusiasts to agree on exactly what’s in the DNA of a “downeast cruiser” is a tricky proposition.

To Sit or Not to Sit?

Some advice from a personal trainer on how to stay fit while cruising

Navigating with an Old Salt

In the annals of colorful sailors, the late Lou Holladay of Boothbay ranks right up there with the saltiest of them. During his long life, he was an ocean sailor, chemical engineer, yacht-design consultant, bridge player, and competitive tennis player, and then he ran a small charter outfit.

Lasting Legacy

A father and his sons set out to build a boat, but when these amateur craftsmen launched Legacy eight years later they had built far more: a lasting family bond.

Joel White

Reminiscences about Joel White, the man and the his designs.

An Heirloom Canoe

You’d think someone whose ancestor built canoes would own beautiful examples. Benson Gray explains why that’s not so, and how he finally did find an heirloom boat.

Classic Maine Plastic

Hang around just about any Maine boat ramp and the odds are good that a Corson runabout will show up sooner or later. Like lobsters and blueberries, they are a boat with as much “Maine-ness” as maple syrup and whoopie pies.

An Artistic Flatboat

Two Maine-based artists have built a shanty-style housefloat and plan to motor it down the Mississippi, creating art as they go.

One family’s love affair with a Pipe Dream

One family's years of sailing in a Pipe Dream sloop.

Home Afloat

Ice, snow, cold: these are minor inconveniences, say the growing number of people choosing to live year-round on their boats in Maine.

Oh No! When Lead Meets Granite

We’ve all been there: perched on deck, looking over the rail at the rocks below, and wondering WHAT just happened.

Fundy Endeavor

A 61-foot scallop dragger returns to its working boat roots.

Brooklin Boat Yard: Northern Rose

A double-ended sailboat, inspired by K. Aage Nielsen, designed by Joel White, and completed by Brooklin Boat Yard.

Shanty Cat

The 28-foot-long Shanty Cat features a small house on a stable catamaran hull.