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Small Adventures

The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors guide to cruising on the Maine coast. Choose from the articles below to travel with Ben Ellison and Gizmo.

Southwest Harbor

Far from Bar Harbor’s summer bustle, Southwest Harbor is known as Mt. Desert Island’s quiet side.

Biddeford Pool

Writer Mimi Steadman visits Biddeford Pool, a community of shingle-style cottages in Saco Bay. Named Winter Harbor by the Europeans who settled there in the 1600s, it should have been called Summer Harbor, because summer is when the town buzzes with activity.

Damariscotta

Waiting to Be Discovered

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Seguin Island

Seguin Island: Well worth the effort

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Northern Islesboro

Enjoy a look at the fine summer homes while cruising the coast of Islesboro

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Northeast Harbor

Inner Northeast Harbor is naturally snug and well-protected

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Little Cranberry Island

Docking, dining, and hiking—plus views of Mount Desert Island.

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Robinhood, Riggs Cove

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Robinhood, Riggs Cove

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Rockland Harbor

Gunkholing with Gizmo: Rockland Harbor, End to End