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Harbor Features

A Race Back in Time

Novelist Alice Greenway sailed a leg in the first-ever Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta last spring. Along with Greenway, the crew of the 170-foot Kaliakra included twenty-five Bulgarian maritime high school students, two teachers, and a dozen seamen.

Gray Seals Swim Back Into Maine

By the late 1960s, gray seals in New England were confined to a handful of isolated colonies. Seeing one was rare, akin to spotting one of the other now-recovered species, such as bald eagles or osprey. Their rescue was the result of the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act, and today, Penobscot Bay’s Seal Island is home to one of the East Coast’s largest colonies.

Mysterious Predators

Sharks play an important role in ecosystem maintenance. We take a look at the eight species found in the Gulf of Maine.

Finding New Niches

Boatbuilder Lyman-Morse has undertaken a number of new initiatives that are helping the company thrive. The projects include buying Wayfarer Marine in Camden, building a new hotel in Rockland, and building two prototype powerboats for Bertram Yachts.

An Engineless Sailing Adventure

A cruise from Brooklin to Pulpit Harbor doesn’t go exactly as planned, which often is the case when cruising in a sailboat with no engine.

Sailing Across the Border

The cruise across the Gulf of Maine to Nova Scotia can be gorgeous, and once there you can explore Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

Way Out on the Isles of Shoals

A fall trip to the Isles of Shoals with chefs and scientists is an introduction to sustainability on a historic and scenic archipelago.

It’s a Cold Job

A photo essay by Robert Bukaty captures the cold work done by a river dredging crew the Royal River in the deep of winter.

Tough Swedes, Kayaks, Criehaven, and a Mission

Two brothers who were raised in New York City’s Lower East Side visited Penobscot Bay many years ago to search for a special grave on remote Criehaven Island. One of them reflects on the experience.

On the Edge of Flight

Penobscot Air’s five Cessnas and their pilots keep offshore islands connected year-round.

Along the Waterfront

O’Hara Corporation is a classic example of a family-owned company thriving in a world of faceless multinational corporations. Headquartered in nondescript buildings on the Rockland, Maine, waterfront, the company’s seafood business reaches around the world.

Calling At Ash Island For Mixed Cargo

A beachcombing excursion to Ash Island in a tiny canoe.

A Whale of a Time

Boston Whalers, lobsterboats, and highlights from the 2015 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.

Did you know you can spend the night at a Maine lighthouse?

Maine lighthouses that you can visit, and perhaps even spend the night.