Thursday, July 19th 2018Everyone expects to see lots of beautiful boats at the annual Maine Boat & Home Show, and with 100 or so vessels expected on the docks and on land August 10-12, 2018, the event won't disappoint. What makes it "not a typical boat show" is the work on display by other creative talents: makers of bespoke furniture, fine jewelers, woodworkers, art photographers, and purveyors of unique clothing, home goods, kitchen wares, and more.
Tuesday, July 10th 2018Built by Wilbur Morse of Friendship in 1900, Blackjack was restored at the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum in Rockland, Maine. The launching ceremony included a team of oxen.
Monday, July 9th 2018After gusty weather caused a short postponement, the Schooner Heritage raced across Penobscot Bay from Islesboro to Rockland and took first place in the annual Great Schooner Race.
Monday, July 2nd 2018The club offers an affordable alternative to boat ownership. Members who join have unlimited access to boats at its two locations in Maine plus 160 additional clubs across the U.S. and Canada.
Friday, June 29th 2018This 118-year old boat has been lovingly restored by a team of professionals and volunteers. Friendship sloops were Maine’s first lobster boats and are symbolic of Maine’s fishery. Blackjack was originally built by Wilbur Morse in Friendship, Maine.
Wednesday, June 27th 2018Over the course of two-plus years, Langley followed the meticulous restoration and racing program of Marilee, the Nathanael Herreshoff-designed classic New York 40 racing yacht. Todd French and his crew at French & Webb in Belfast Maine, went above and beyond a typical restoration, which included a unique interior and interchangeable rigs.
Monday, June 25th 2018Maine, Boats, Homes & Harbors’ contributing editor Lynette L. Walther has been honored by the Association for Garden Communicators with two 2018 Media Awards Silver Medals of Achievement for her newspaper garden columns.
Friday, June 22nd 2018Hodgdon in negotiations to transfer its East Boothbay buildings to Washburn & Doughty; French & Webb sells one of its workshops
Friday, June 22nd 2018Hinckley has added a new model to its Sou’wester line of cruising yachts. The new Sou’wester 53 was produced in collaboration with Tripp Design Naval Architecture, and is designed to deliver modern, family sailing.
Wednesday, June 20th 2018Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. has unveiled a custom-designed poster for its 16th annual Maine Boat & Home Show, to be held August 10-12, 2018, on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. Also show organizers have put out a call for owners of small craft to trailer their beloved boat(s) to Rockland for the 2018 Small-Boat Love-In. This will be the second annual groovy gathering of privately owned power, sail, and human-powered boats under 22 feet in length. It will take place in Buoy Park during the Aug. 10-12 show.
Friday, June 15th 2018The Penobnscot Marine Museum in Searsport, has opened for the summer and has planned many activities this summer in conjunction with its special exhibets on model making. What inspires model makers to create miniature versions of watercraft? The museum will explore this question through an exhibit entitled Sailing Small: Small Boats, Big Ideas.
Wednesday, June 13th 2018Crews have identified at least seven instances where the noise-making devices have been removed from bell buoys primarily in the Penobscot Bay region over the past six months.
Monday, June 4th 2018Third time’s a charm for 91-foot sloop, which is the third named Sonny that Brooklin Boat Yard has built for a 94-year-old owner.
Wednesday, May 23rd 2018The Maine Department of Marine Resources plans to shut down the elver fishery two weeks early, on May 24 at 6 a.m. because of illegal sales, which jeopardize the department’s ability to manage the fishery, according to a release from the department.
Tuesday, May 22nd 2018Barbara Ernst Prey: Earth, Sea, Sky celebrates the artist’s long engagement with the landscape and people of Maine, where she has been painting for more than forty years. The exhibition of her watercolors and oil paintings is on view at the Wendell Gilley Museum from June 30 through October 14, 2018.