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Boat Features

A Restored Nova Scotian Classic Sloop Sails to Maine

The search for a historic boat led the author to Nova Scotia, where he found a Bluenose 23, and the perfect person to restore it.

A Special Sloop Designed to Carry Heavy Granite

Carrying heavy Maine granite to far-off ports required a special type of sloop.

Bringing the Tidely-Idley to Life

A Maine man and his daughter create a replica of the Tidely-Idley, the boat made famous in Robert McCloskey’s book Burt Dow, Deep-Water Man.

Albury Runabout

Photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz is known for his lovely images of boats. His shooting platform is a nimble 20-foot Albury runabout.

Hylan & Brown Boatbuilders

Hylan & Brown, a partnership building efficient wooden boats.

Unique wooden lobsterboat

Doug Dodge has spent the last decade perfecting a wooden lobsterboat that he hopes will be the fastest in its class

Still Boating After All These Years

At 103 and 96, respectively, Herb and Ruth Weiss are experienced cruisers

Life Aboard Mind’sEye

A new boat built in Sweden fits right in on the Maine coast

Atlantic Boat Finds a Niche Building Launches

Atlantic Boat finds a niche building launches and water taxis

Boating Simplified: A Sailor takes to Canoes

A long-time sailor discovers the hassle-free joy of canoeing.

The Joy of Sailing with Friends and Family

Discovering the rewards of a different kind of adventure.

Dark Harbor 20

Designed by Olin Stephens, Dark Harbor 20s, fast, easy to handle, and lovely, have been racing on Penobscot Bay for 85 years.

An Ode to a Puffin

The special joy of a Puffin rowboat.

An Inventor’s Hi-Tech Rowing Shell

R. Buckminster Fuller's rowing needles

Boatbuilding on a Smaller Scale

Robert Rice has become the custodian of his family’s boatbuilding history. He also builds boat models.