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Boats Of The Year

Along The Shore

Joyful duck, whales, and lobsters

Science and research news, tide data, and a lifetime achievement award

Letters Issue 173

Some praise, a question, and a shark

Wayback Machines

Publisher's Letter 173

Some book ideas for winter reading

Novels, history, boating, and invention

The Winter Wind Will Blow… And We Shall Have Snow

Reflections from offshore on the winter winds

Welcome Downeast

Migrating geese, an aggressive turkey, and light in the dark


An up and coming working harbor

Siri Beckman

Printmaker Siri Beckman’s sense of place—and line—makes for memorable impressions.

An Island Childhood

Raising boys on a Maine island in a home built by a fishing legend.

The Pretty Good House

Architect Emily Mottram’s work focuses on efficient, simple designs.

Articles from our sponsors

Saving wild fish and their rivers

Since 1982 the Downeast Salmon Federation has worked tirelessly with citizens, local government, state and federal agencies, and tribal communities to assure that our rivers and communities stay special and continue to thrive.

Creating the Silicon Valley of Climate Change

When one hears the words Silicon Valley, one often thinks of the world’s tech capital, where giants such as Google, Facebook, and Hewlett-Packard emerged as giants. Silicon Valley became the epicenter of tech, where the best and brightest scientists and developers were met with venture capital and government funding to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Schoodic Institute is the largest of 18 Research Learning Centers in the National Park System.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Protecting land, public access, and a way of life

Friends of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge was founded to support the Refuge in its efforts to conserve, preserve and enhance the rich diversity of coastal habitats, seabirds and other wildlife.

The Nature Conservancy: Ensuring a Healthy Future for the Gulf of Maine

The Gulf of Maine, chilled from arctic currents and rich with plankton, has historically been one of the most productive fishing grounds on Earth-one that supports Mainers, providing food for our tables and jobs for our neighbors.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust: Preserving the Coast

From the deck of a sailboat, Margaret “Peggy” Rockefeller fell deeply and completely in love with the Maine coast.