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Harbors

Sabbathday Lake

Known for the nearby Shaker Village, Sabbathday Lake is worth a visit for its low-key boating and a great snack bar.

Up to Camp

“Up to camp” is a sacred concept. When you go, you pack the good stuff (fishing tackle and beer) in, and leave the bad stuff (pretty much everything else) behind.

Ice Age Survivors

When the last of the glaciers left by the ice age finally disappeared more than 10,000 years ago, they cleared the way for two evolutionary wonders of the animal kingdom: landlocked salmon and arctic char.

The Legend of White Nose Pete

Brook trout measured in pounds rather than inches are not uncommon in the Rangeley Lakes Region of western Maine, but there is one fish that stands out above all the rest. He is called White Nose Pete, although some refer to this piscatorial desperado as Pin Cushion Pete.

Farrin’s Boatshop

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

Opening Day

Opening day at Bagaduce Lunch is an annual celebration of community and the arrival of summer.

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.

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.