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Boats

She Built Her Own Canoe

She wanted to join the club of people who build things with their hands so she signed up for a boatbuilding class.

Passing the Torch

The next generation brings a new touch to family-run Maine boatyards.

Classic Boat Shop

Classic Boat Shop on Mount Desert Island has found a niche with the construction of Pisces 21 daysailers.

Maine Design Benchmarks

Our yacht design critic Art Paine picks some of his favorite boats of the past three decades.

Shada

Real estate broker Terry Sortwell uses his Holland 38 for both work and play.

John's Bay Boat Company Launches "Rhum"

John's Bay Boat Co. launches new powerboat "Rhum"

Back When “Working Waterfront” Meant Just That

Photojournalists preserved these scenes from the midcoast Maine working waterfront during the 1940s through 1970s.

Downeast Boats

Getting powerboat enthusiasts to agree on exactly what’s in the DNA of a “downeast cruiser” is a tricky proposition.

To Sit or Not to Sit?

Some advice from a personal trainer on how to stay fit while cruising

Navigating with an Old Salt

In the annals of colorful sailors, the late Lou Holladay of Boothbay ranks right up there with the saltiest of them. During his long life, he was an ocean sailor, chemical engineer, yacht-design consultant, bridge player, and competitive tennis player, and then he ran a small charter outfit.

Lasting Legacy

A father and his sons set out to build a boat, but when these amateur craftsmen launched Legacy eight years later they had built far more: a lasting family bond.

Joel White

Reminiscences about Joel White, the man and the his designs.

Billings Diesel

Billings Diesel has been getting it done and getting things going since 1928.

Yacht Tender

A power tender under construction at Artisan Boatworks was inspired by a Herreshoff classic.

An Heirloom Canoe

You’d think someone whose ancestor built canoes would own beautiful examples. Benson Gray explains why that’s not so, and how he finally did find an heirloom boat.