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Solo sailor Kirsten Neuschafer to give talk about her record-setting global race win

Thursday, September 7th 2023
Kirsten Neuschäfer, who recently became the first woman to win a solo, nonstop round-the-world sailboat race, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, September 22, at the Rockport Opera House. This event will be Neuschäfer's first U.S. appearance since her record-setting Golden Globe victory.

Get rid of your old boat flares!

Thursday, August 24th 2023
Hamilton Marine and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Host Expired Marine Flare Collection Event in Portland

2023 Maine Boat & Home Show to Showcase the State’s Best Boats

Tuesday, August 8th 2023
As the largest of its kind north of Newport, Rhode Island, the Boat & Home show, which takes place on the Rockland waterfront this Aug. 11-13, presents a wide range of boats, ranging from large and small, luxurious and down-to-earth, power and sail, displayed both on land and in the water; activities for children and adults; and a variety of art, clothing, jewelry, live music, marine gear, and food.

New owners at Shaw & Tenney

Friday, July 14th 2023
Since 2003, Steve Holt and Nancy Forster-Holt led the iconic Orono-based company through a transition to digital commerce and growth. The couple sold Shaw & Tenney on July 7 to Neil and Jennifer Gutekunst.

Calling all volunteers

Friday, June 30th 2023
Join our team and be a part of the fabulous Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland Waterfront, Aug. 11-13.

Sea Tow® Portland/Midcoast, Maine Under New Ownership

Thursday, June 29th 2023
Local entrepreneur and business owner, Steve Arnold has added Sea Tow® Portland/Midcoast, Maine, to his portfolio of marine businesses.

Boat School receives $675,000 EPA grant

Thursday, June 29th 2023
Funds awarded for hazardous materials removal on campus

Brad Betts chosen as artist for Maine Boat & Home Show poster

Wednesday, May 17th 2023
Produced by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, the Maine Boat & Home Show will take place this year from Aug. 11-13 on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. The annual boat and home show shines a spotlight on boats, marine products, art, furniture, and other fine hand-made crafts.

New campus for Boothbay Sea and Science Center

Thursday, March 16th 2023
The organization has acquired the former estate of Mildred Carter on Linekin Bay

Ice boaters finally got onto the ice

Thursday, February 9th 2023
Last weekend's cold weather had an upside: ice boat sailors who have been fiddling their thumbs for much of the winter waiting for lakes to freeze finally were able to get out and enjoy some hard-water sailing.

Changing of the guard at Brooklin Boat Yard

Thursday, February 9th 2023
The yard is now owned by its employees and Steve White has handed over the job of president to Brian Larkin

Federal grant will fund hybrid electric ferry

Monday, January 30th 2023
The new ferry will replace the 35-year-old Margaret Chase Smith which runs between Lincolnville and Islesboro

Maine Maritime Museum's new show: “SeaChange: Darkness and Light in the Gulf of Maine”

Friday, January 27th 2023
The exhibit, which opens to the public Feb. 3, blends art with natural science, immersing visitors in the diverse ecosystem of Cashes Ledge, a remote underwater mountain range in the Gulf of Maine.

UMaine fish Lab wins grant to tag tuna

Friday, January 27th 2023
Atlantic bluefin tuna can travel from Florida to Norway in 50 days. Studying and managing an animal with such extensive migratory capacity is challenging. The development of electronic tags has provided a way to collect data on where these fish go.

Maine stone headed to New York Harbor

Friday, October 14th 2022
Freshwater Stone is providing 1,000 pieces of Maine granite to replace 23 stone walls that run around the Statue of Liberty.

Ship of state

Thursday, September 1st 2022
Gorbachev took a turn at the helm of Sequoia, the former presidential yacht now being restored in Belfast, Maine.

Lyman Morse launches Hull No. 1 of its Hood 35 LM series

Tuesday, June 28th 2022
The new line follows the recent successful collaboration between Lyman-Morse and C.W. Hood Design on the Hood 57 LM. Similar to the 57', this cold-molded pocket-yacht named Shadow is designed as a hardtop express.

2022 Maine Boatbuilders Show cancelled

Tuesday, June 21st 2022
A lack of available boats for sale, staffing shortages, and a “struggling economy” have prompted the organizers of the Maine Boatbuilders Show to cancel this summer’s event, which was scheduled to be held at the Portland Ship Yard/Portland Yacht Services waterfront location July 15-17.

Maine’s First Boat plans June 4 launch

Thursday, May 19th 2022
The 51-foot wooden pinnace Virginia is a construction of the first boat built by English colonists in the new world.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine changes hands

Friday, April 29th 2022
Ted Ruegg has taken the helm as publisher of the magazine, which has been celebrating Maine boatbuilders and life on the coast for over three decades. MBH&H founder and longtime publisher, John K. Hanson Jr. will continue on in the role of publisher emeritus. Editor Polly Saltonstall also will continue in her role with the magazine and its digital and web editions. The magazine’s offices will remain in Rockland.