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Harbors

Unearthly Floating Objects

While it’s common to think of jellyfish as a nuisance, they are incredibly fascinating creatures. This according to Oceanographer Dr. Nicolas Record, who has been collecting reports of citizen sightings of jellyfish as part of his research.

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.

Grand, Wild, and Terrific

Naturalist John James Audubon’s epic trip to Labrador in search of the Great Auk began in Maine.

Finding New Niches

Boatbuilder Lyman-Morse has undertaken a number of new initiatives that are helping the company thrive. The projects include buying Wayfarer Marine in Camden, building a new hotel in Rockland, and building two prototype powerboats for Bertram Yachts.

At Home Away From Home

A downeast-style boat proves just perfect for both daytrips and cruising on Lake Superior.

Wild Cards

A late-night card game between sisters leads to unexpected results.

Discovering The Cornerstones of Maine’s Mapping History

Fixed geographical benchmarks, established more than 150 years ago, are the cornerstone’s of Maine’s mapping history.

New “App” Will Explain Lake Phenomena

A new smartphone App from the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program identifies what you're seeing in Maine's lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams.

Forces to Reckon With

A first-of-its kind wind and wave stimulator at the University of Maine in Orono allows designers to test how marine vessels and sea walls will respond to weather conditions.

Lunenburg

Explore the port town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Naples

The country’s last remaining hand-cranked lock connects Sebago Lake with Brandy Pond and Long Lake.

Layer Cake Lake

Jump into a Maine lake during the summer and no matter how warm the water feels on top, there is always cold water lurking below. The reason behind this is a physical phenomenon known as stratification.

Down the Allagash

A canoe trip down the Allagash River is a wonderful family adventure.

Special Delivery

The Great Pond mail route is one of the few remaining inland water routes in the country.

Going To the Spring

During the 1950s, when his family used to stay at a camp in Fryeburg, David Morine and his brother had to haul their water from a spring in the woods. And it wasn’t easy.