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Boats Of The Year

Along The Shore

What’s New on the Waterfront? The 48-Volt Boat

Higher-voltage battery banks are a growing trend

Welcome Downeast

Alewives, dandelions, and pollen

Camp Wyonegonic, Denmark

A summer camp flotilla from the 1930s

Maine’s Inland Waters Buoy Brigade

A hard-working team of three watermen maintains aids to navigation in lakes statewide.

Storm Recovery, Sailing Feats, Waterfront News

A survey of maritime spring news

Women, Sports, and the North Woods Camps

As the allure of the Great Outdoors grew in prominence in the late 1800s, Maine’s sport camps and guides sprang up to cater to the new notion of vacationing.

Cobbosseecontee Lake: Storied Shores

Long a Central Maine summer retreat, Cobbosseecontee Lake has a growing year-round community.

Blue Hill’s Red Boathouse

A century-old Blue Hill boathouse has been home to an array of fine sailing and power yachts, and remains in use today as a haven for small craft.

Wherries and Swallows and Amazons

Smitten by the idea of easy freshwater rowing and sailing adventures, a salty sailor ponders two small boat designs, and in the end settles on the light weight and fine lines of a Penobscot Wherry.

Krisanne Baker and the Sea

An artist and a snorkeler, Baker is also a snorkeling artist.

Articles from our sponsors

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation: Preserving a very special wild river and its legacy

On July 28, 1857, Penobscot guide Joe Polis paddled his birch bark canoe across Eagle Lake to Pillsbury Island before returning to camp on the north shore of Chamberlain Lake, with Henry David Thoreau in the bow, and laden with 150 pounds of gear, to see the party safely from the shores of Moosehead Lake to Indian Island on the Penobscot River.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Inviting Islands

Forest Society of Maine: Conservation Connections from the Forests to the Coast

This page is sponsored by the Ocean Ledges Fund of the Maine Community Foundation with the goal of supporting education and conservation.

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

It’s 3 a.m. on a mid-September morning as Captain Matt Trundy swings his 43-foot fishing boat F/V Savanna Says toward the thorofare off Stonington Harbor.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Prominent by sea and land, the coastal mountains that run along the western side of Penobscot Bay east to Mount Desert island are part of a scenic landscape that defines the incredible sense of place of this region.

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.