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Issue 139 Table of Contents

March/April 2016

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FEATURES

Old-fashioned Dreams: Black & White and Gaff-rigged
Dreaming of gaff-rigged boats, in black and white
By Ken Textor, Photograph by Joe Devenney


It's a Cold Job
Dredging crew clears the way on the Royal River
Photo essay by Robert F. Bukaty


Cover Story Peapod Adventuring
Oh the places you’ll go in a small, double-ended rowboat
By Ben Emory


Two Lives of Charlie Gomes' Royal Tern
The building and rebirth of a family sailboat
By Peter Alexander


A Truly Tiny House
When she became an empty nester, the author downsized into a 230 square foot home
Story & Photographs by Valerie Chiasson


The Secret Life of Eels
There's still a lot to learn about these elusive and mysterious fish
By Catherine Schmitt, Photographs by Heather Perry


Way Out on the Isles of Shoals
A trip to Appledore with chefs and scientists is an introduction to science and sustainability
By Nancy Harmon Jenkins


Sailing Across the Border
Cruise the Gulf of Maine to the other world of Nova Scotia
Story & Photographs by Charles J. Doane


An Engineless Sailing Adventure
A trip from Brooklin to Pulpit Harbor doesn't go as planned, often the case when cruising without an engine
By W. R. Cheney, Illustrations by Ted Walsh


Searching for a Safe Harbor
Folk artist Earl Cunningham's colorful vision was shaped by his early years along the water in Maine
By Erika J. Waters


Sea Shepherd
The Rev. Bobby Ives has spent his life helping people chart their lives
By Eva Murray

 

 

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THE MAINE I LOVE

 

DEPARTMENTS

A Postage Stamp in Time
Replicas, Reproductions, Repliductions, and Fancifications
By Peter H. Spectre


Off the Drawing Board
Winter Bonding Project
By John K. Hanson, Jr.


My Boat, My Harbor
Fast and Pretty Luders
By Art Paine


A Letter From Home
Got Wood!
By Karen O. Zimmermann

 

BONUS CONTENT

What's Online @ maineboats.com
Bonus Content For This Issue

VIDEO: Artist, writer, and naturalist James Prosek made a wonderful short animated documentary about eels for TED-Ed. It is totally worth your while to watch.

VIDEO: Our father-son boatbuilding team is working on a Scow Moth. For a real thrill, check out a video of America’s Cup sailors training on foiling moths.

VIDEO: Filmmaker Juliet Bennett interviewed Maine boatbuilders, including the late Jimmy Steele, about the history of peapods and building techniques. The full video is available from the Penobscot Marine Museum. Watch a preview: Video 1, Video 2

 

 

 
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 139
Issue 139 | March/April 2016
Volume 29 | Number 2
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On the cover: Peapod builder Jimmy Steele of Brooklin, Maine, was known for his elegant yet sturdy little double-enders. Photo by Benjamin Mendlowitz.