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Harbors

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.

Castine

Castine: A history-filled gem of a town with coves for anchoring, nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park for exploring, and Maine Maritime Academy at the center.

The Revenue Man

Catching rumrunners during Prohibition was one thing, but convicting them was another, as a customs agent on Mount Desert Island learned, much to his frustration.

From Rum to Lobsters

The qualities that made them good for rum-running during Prohibition also made builder Will Frost’s boats good for lobstering. His semi-displacement hulls, renowned for maintaining speed at capacity, have influenced the design of lobsterboats ever since.

Flying Lessons

An image of seagulls and their interactions gets the author thinking about his own life and the lessons he learned from a mentor.

Marshall Island

A cruise to Marshall Island.

Beyond Backyard Birdwatching

Birdwatching in Maine is about learning, appreciating nature, venturing to new locales, and seeing those spectacular birds.

Damariscotta: My Home River

Nature and community along the Damariscotta River.

Just Squiddin'

A nighttime squid fishing adventure on the Seal Harbor pier.