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Art and Culture

Marine Art from the New York Historical Society

The New-York Historical Society has sent an impressive array of its marine and maritime art holdings, mostly 19th century, to the Portland Museum Art for the 2014-2015 winter season. “The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America” offers an excellent opportunity to take in a clutch of sea-going artifacts, plus ships, seascapes, and portraits by a top-notch lineup of painters.

A Ticket to Ride, the Boston Whaler

Why does every teenager want a Boston Whaler? Freedom, adventure, and fun play a big part.

Thoreau in the Maine Woods

Although Henry David Thoreau published his book about the Maine woods 150 years ago, his vision and words still resonate today. Thoreau’s experience of the Maine woods was a confrontation with himself, with humans’ place on the planet, and with the meaning of civilization.

Adventures in a Boston Whaler

Adventures in a Boston Whaler shaped an artist’s world vision

Jon Imber and Jill Hoy: Finding Bedrock

The creative journey of two painters, through health and sickness.

The Fixers - Fred Murphy, Waterville's Cobbler

By Greg Rossel One man’s hands-on approach promotes quality over quantity.

Yurt - William Coperthwaite

William Coperthwaite may have the answer to the mortgage market troubles—build a yurt.