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Boats Of The Year

Along The Shore

Good Reads

A few new books about Maine.

Welcome Downeast

Stone walls, witch hazel blooms, and plaid hunting hats

Monhegan

Monhegan Island features glorious scenery and great art

En Plein Mer with Amy and Seamus Hourihan

Aboard their Gunboat 55 catamaran Thirst, Amy and Seamus Hourihan find watercolor subjects along the coast of Maine.

A Restored Nova Scotian Classic Sloop Sails to Maine

The search for a historic boat led the author to Nova Scotia, where he found a Bluenose 23, and the perfect person to restore it.

A Special Sloop Designed to Carry Heavy Granite

Carrying heavy Maine granite to far-off ports required a special type of sloop.

Three Futures for the Gulf of Maine

An ocean scientist considers the future.

Bringing the Tidely-Idley to Life

A Maine man and his daughter create a replica of the Tidely-Idley, the boat made famous in Robert McCloskey’s book Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man.

Albury Runabout

Photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz is known for his lovely images of boats. His shooting platform is a nimble 20-foot Albury runabout.

Model Pond Racer Wins Design Kudos and Fans

Sometimes the best yachts are also the smallest. One of the hottest new racing classes along the coast is a radio-controlled model sailboat: the DragonForce 65.

Articles from our sponsors

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.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Protecting land, public access, and a way of life