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Profiles

Farrin’s Boatshop

At Farrin’s, the whole family helps keep the shop running smoothly.

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.

Riding Giants

Eastport pilots help the big boys navigate Cobscook Bay’s potentially treacherous waters.

Secret Ingredient

Many people know of Hewes & Company as a builder of fine homes, but the company also has a thriving business fabricating parts for many of Maine’s best known boatbuilders as well as for designers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Under the Hood

Fascinated by technology old and new, mechanic Lincoln Davis not only breathes new life into cranky old engines and boats, he also has built an extraordinary collection of them.

MITA Turns 25

How the coastal trail system of Maine Island Trail Association came to be.

Ronnie Musetti, Lobsterman

A young lobster fisherman started at age 11 with a student license and 30 traps, and then kept on going.

We are Radio

WERU-FM is a small community radio station on with a huge and dedicated following.

Lettercutters

As letter carvers, the bulk of the work of the father-daughter team of Douglas M. Coffin Lettercutter is creating headstones—beautiful, hand-carved life markers with letters that flow into each other, creating words that call out to be read. They consider their work to be among the most caring of human endeavors.

MJM: Mary Johnstone's Motorboat

When J/Boats’ Bob Johnstone set out to build a new powerboat for his wife, Mary, he turned to fellow sailors to make it a reality. The result was a fresh take on what makes a good powerboat: the MJM 34z, the first in a series of successful motoryachts for MJM Yachts.

Right-Sized Boating

The concept of the tiny home has become a hot new architectural phenomenon. But it's nothing new to someone who has lived on a small boat. The question is how do you decide whether a boat is too big or too small?

Eliot Porter’s Golden Isle

World-famous photographer Eliot Porter honed his eye in Maine on a Penobscot Bay island owned by his family. His book, Summer Island: Penobscot Country, was published 50 years ago, but the essays and images remain incredibly relevant today.

Sea Shepherd

The Rev. Bobby Ives, who considers boatbuilding to be a higher calling, has spent his life helping people chart their lives.

Architectural Sparkle: Lowe Hardware

Founded by Bill Lowe of Owls Head, Maine, who started out making special metal fittings for yachts, Lowe Hardware has expanded into the high-end custom hardware home market. The company makes doorknobs, pulls, hinges, cabinet handles, and even fittings for furniture, in finishes that range from shiny or rough bronze to gold-plated brass or nickel.

Freshwater Stone

At Freshwater Stone Jeff Gamlin turns ordinary rock into useful works of art