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Boats

Maine’s Proud History of Building Boats

Mainers have built thousands of boats and ships in the last 200 years. Four are the state’s signature types, wherever they are found: the canoe, the peapod, Friendship sloops, and lobsterboats.

A Special Boat Comes Home

You often read stories about boat rebuilds, but finding and transporting those old boats can be just as much of an adventure, as this story shows.

Bowdoin turns 100

A century after it was built to explore remote Arctic regions, the schooner Bowdoin still sails northward, although now the passengers are mostly students.

Doing What Came Naturally

A familiar face in the marine world, Bentley Collins helped grow Sabre and its sister company Back Cove Yachts into premier boatbuilders.

A Family-Run Company with Booming Sales and Service Work

He started with a marina, but Christopher DiMillo has expanded his company into yacht sales and service work with multiple locations along the East Coast.

Equipoise

A new 44-foot sloop designed by Jim Taylor and built at Brooklin Boat Yard will be used for day sailing and racing on the West Coast.

And the winning boat names are...

The top four vote-getters in the "How Did You Name Your Boat Contest."

Every Boat Has a Story

The stories behind two classic boats that once called Moosehead Lake home.

A Sturdy Maine Schooner

A National Historic Landmark, the Lewis R. French turned 150 this April. She is the oldest two-masted schooner in the country, and the oldest Maine-built schooner still sailing, and calling Maine home.

The Essence of Summer

The search for a good rowboat for a Maine summer camp led to the perpetuation of a remarkable one-off design known as the Pine Island Skiff.

A Plucky Build-it-Yourself Design for Lake Sailing

The Goat Island Skiff is easy to build and fun to sail, and when the wind dies, it can be rowed as well.

Classic Boats in a Family-like Setting

Edgecomb Boat Works: a small yard with a family feel, specializing in classic wooden boats

Thrilling Sailing on a Flying Fifteen

A fast planing dinghy with a keel, the Flying Fifteen is a daysailing sports car.

Launching a Boat and a Career

A sardine carrier and a photo collection

Cooking on a Boat

In the galley kitchen with Annie Mahle