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Boats Of The Year

Along The Shore

Welcome Downeast

Mackerel and blueberries and rabbits foot clover

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

Higher-voltage battery banks are a growing trend

What a SHOW they put on!

It takes dedicated teams from host communities to pull together three weeks of world-class racing on the Maine coast

Opportunity Knocked

Aboard the largest Viking ship built in modern times

A tragic end for the hard-working sardine carrier Jacob Pike

January 2024 sinking of historic vessel

Considering L. Francis Herreshoff

The words and boat designs created by the go-it-alone son of Nathanael Herreshoff have inspired countless sailors, including the seaward-looking crew in Brooklin.

Ode to a Dorywoman and Her Boat

A tale of life on a Maine Island is told through a shared love of workboats


Designers at Stephens Waring in Belfast put their experience to work when it came time to revamp their own sailboat with a modern sail plan for more comfortable sailing with family and friends

Shipyard Purchase, Ferry Fares & Scallops

Infrastructure projects, historic preservation, and boating news

Dudley Alexander

Director of Barketing

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.