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South Freeport

South Freeport is off the beaten path but well worth the detour.

Arctic Warming and Maine

The Artic is melting, and Maine is feeling the impact as many cold-water fish species move north and weather patterns shift.

Mussel Fishing Back In the Day

Writer and former fisherman Joe Upton recalls winter mussel dragging back in the day: icebergs, bitter cold, and amazing hauls.

Southport Junior Yacht Club: Powered by Youth

At Southport Yacht Club, aspiring young sailors both learn and teach sailing as the club builds a foundation for its future.

Summer Days and Childhood Shenanigans

Summers on Bailey Island in the 1930s involved fishing, loitering, and hanging out with a pack of fellow adventurers.

Touring Boothbay Harbor

Two vintage postcards from Boothbay Harbor, excerpted from the book Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography.

St. Andrews, New Brunswick

We travel to St. Andrew's in New Brunswick, which was Canada’s first seaside resort in the late 1800s.

Christmas Bird Count

Annual Christmas Bird Counts promote science, camaraderie, and conservation worldwide. Rare birds and behavior have been a hallmark of the event in Rockland, Maine.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

For nearly 50 years the Gulf of Maine Research Institute has been building knowledge of local waters through research and outreach. GMRI’s mission is perhaps best exemplified by CBASS, its wide-ranging, long-term Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey.

Wesmac Custom Boats: Otter

Wesmac Custom Boats of Surry built a new lobsteryacht to be used as a ferry between Isle au Haut and Stonington.

Dog on Deck

After losing a beloved pet, Deborah Brewster vowed to go dog-less for a year. That didn’t last long. Soon she found a puppy, which she and her husband, photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, trained to be a sailor dog. Plus tips to keep your sailor dog happy at sea.

Charting the Coast

Nautical charts of the Maine coast were first produced in the late 1860s. Since then, evolving technology has led to increasingly detailed knowledge of the ocean bottom.

At Home in Maine

After moving to Maine, a boater travels back to his former cruising grounds, only to realize how much more he enjoys his home in the Pine Tree State.

Way Back When — Issue 143

An early-1900s view of the Penobscot River from the book "Maine On Glass," show an array of vessels.

A Letter From Home — Issue 143

The Marine Quarterly journal is a literary escape of the marine sort for the winter months.