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A Family Business on the Water
Designed by a naval architect known for his fishing schooners, the passenger schooner Surprise turned 100 this year.
Rowing in shells has seen a surge in popularity in Maine as more and more teens take up the sport.
The Grand Laker Canoe
Designed and built in the small town from which they take their name, Grand Laker canoes are the preferred craft of guides in the downeast lakes region.
Moose Landing Marina
Moose Landing Marina on Brandy Pond has grown into a major boating hub in the central lakes region.
The Humble Jon Boat
The humble jon boat was built for use, not show.
Vintage British Racer Gets an American Makeover
A Maine builder played a key role in restoring a vintage British wooden racer.
Seasonal Rites of Passage
Todd Nelson muses about the boats and rites of summer.
For more than 125 years, the Lunenburg Foundry’s fate has been closely tied to the port’s fishing industry. It has survived in an ever-shifting industry by adapting to
The Small Reach Regatta
Owners of trailerable boats flock to Maine’s Small Reach Regatta each summer.
The Small-Boat Water Tribe
Since 1984, shoal-draft boat adventurers have gathered on the beach at Atsena Otie Key for the Cedar Key small-boat meet. It’s a friendly mix of vagabond sailors.
Boat recycler Jim Harkins find value in old marine parts, fittings, and even fiberglass hulls.
Rosie the Modern-Day Riveter
The number of women working in marine trades has jumped in recent years as gender norms have shifted in the traditionally male-dominated field.
New Owners Chart the Future at Derecktor Robinhood
New owners and a new name start a new chapter for Derecktor Robinhood in Georgetown.
A few easy rigging adjustments can make sailing so much easier.
True O(a)r Not?
Could oars have been invented by a fisherman who no longer wanted to swim out to his boat?