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Boats

Shipping Code

We crack the code of the symbols and text on container ships, with this look at the secret language of ships.

A Phoenix From the Ashes

Building a one-of-a-kind Holland 35 for a fisherman whose Holland 32 was destroyed by fire.

The Castine Class Endures

After 70 years, Castine Class sloops are still going strong.

Polly Sails Again

One man’s vision and dedication led to a seven-year effort to restore a classic 56' Nevins sloop that was built in 1945.

Off the Drawing Board: New Catboat project

A new project at Artisan Boatworks seeks to replicate a classic catboat, based in part on an old photo of a boat sailed by the client’s great-grandfather.

Boatyard Profile: Strouts Point Wharf

Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport has a 218-year tradition of building wooden boats.

Johnson’s Boatyard

Johnson’s Boatyard on Long Island specializes in one-of-a-kind creations.

Timber Talk

Maine boatbuilders no longer have to rely solely on local timber, but can source wood worldwide for projects.

Whistler

Back in the 1930s and 1940s, yacht designers began experimenting with aluminum. The first American all-aluminum yacht was built in Boothbay.

Proposed New Rambler 38

A new concept design for a center-console features an aluminum hull.

Tern Boatworks

Located on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Tern Boatworks specializes in new wooden boat construction and repairs.

My First Boat: A Simple Smelting Punt

It was plain and it leaked, but a simple, nameless smelting punt provided much joy to two young boys during World War II in South Brewer.

Married to a Man Who’s Married to a Boatyard

What’s it like to be married to a man who’s married to a boatyard? The wife explains.

Launch of Blackjack

The launch of the restored Friendship sloop Blackjack included a team of oxen.

The Battle Notch or the Dreaded Repower

The process of replacing the engine in his old boat taught Joe Upton valuable lessons about community, and vice versa.