O’Hara Corporation is a classic example of a family-owned company thriving in a world of faceless multinational corporations. Headquartered in nondescript buildings on the Rockland, Maine, waterfront, the company’s seafood business reaches around the world.
People are drawn to Maine's whitewater rafting trips for the adventure and to be surrounded by nature. The river guides are key to the success of these expeditions, as the author learns on an eventful rafting trip.
The earliest Rangeley Lakes recreational establishments were fishing clubs, where members had access to rustic accommodations and to guides. Then came resort hotels. These offered a more genteel experience, but also focused on outdoor activities and appreciation of nature.