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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.

Rolling on the River

A day trip up the Kennebec River and through Merrymeeting Bay to Hallowell and back provides a scenic adventure.

Paddling Into New Adventures

Stand-up paddleboarding is a way for both people of all ages to explore the coast, while also building up muscle strength.

Small Bird Big Journey

Blackpoll warblers fatten up and add muscle before making a non-stop 80- to 90-hour transoceanic flight from Maine to Venezuela.

Penobscot River Restoration

A multi-year project to remove dams and restore the Penobscot River is paying off as fish populations rebound.

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.