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Standing Up in the Waves

Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are a popular way to get on the water. Thor Emory is one of a growing number of athletes who have taken the sport to a higher level, using specifically designed SUPs for open-water surfing.

It’s All In A Tide

The schooner Margaret Todd on the hard for routine maintenance.

Windjammers Along The Coast

Maine's windjammers: iconic symbols of the coast

Dockside Dining Spots

Spending time on the water in Maine is a feast for the senses that can leave you hungry for more… food that is.

Children of the Island

Exploring life on Maine islands through the eyes of summer and year-round children in this photo essay by Patrisha McLean.

Perfect Fit

Until now, foul-weather gear, designed to keep people dry even in the worst weather on the water, has been sized only for men. Genevieve McDonald went on a crusade to fix that problem.

A Letter From Home

Clamming is a hard way to make a living and the people who do it must be tough. Author Jon Keller spent several years clamming downeast before writing his recent novel Of Sea and Cloud.

Fishing and the Rangeley Boat

The iconic Rangeley Boat emerged from the Rangeley Lake region of Western Maine in the 1800s and was crafted to suit the needs of sportfishermen.

A Dory Runs Through It

Jonathan Ives spent his childhood exploring the coast with his family in an old Banks dory. While exposed and small, the vessel was incredibly seaworthy.

Letter From Matinicus

Does a pocketful of licenses and certifications really let you have more fun? Eva Murray offers her opinion.

The Crossing

Paul Molyneaux learns about friendship, boats, and endurance during a row from Lubec to Grand Manan.

The Writer's Shack

Deborah Joy Corey’s writing space is a small floating shack. When she is there, she is in tune with the tides, nature, and one special cormorant she calls Jinx.

Bird Blizzard: Snowy Owls

Why has the snowy owl, a species of bird normally considered at home in the high arctic, been making an appearance in the Midwest and New England?

Small Adventures: Kittery Foreside

While many people think of Kittery as outlet heaven, Maine’s southernmost town has a more charming historic side, with lovely old homes and a bustling downtown, centered around Wallingford Square.

Watery Commute

A student from Belfast, Maine, shares her experience of a daily commute by ferry to attend the Islesboro Central School’s magnet program for mainland students in grades 5-12.