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Boats

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.

Classic Maine Plastic

Hang around just about any Maine boat ramp and the odds are good that a Corson runabout will show up sooner or later. Like lobsters and blueberries, they are a boat with as much “Maine-ness” as maple syrup and whoopie pies.

Blue Jays, and Lightnings, and Lasers, Oh My

Are you looking for the perfect little lake yacht? Might we suggest a Bluejay, Lightning, or Laser?

Farrin’s Boatshop

At Farrin’s, the whole family helps keep the shop running smoothly.

An Artistic Flatboat

Two Maine-based artists have built a shanty-style housefloat and plan to motor it down the Mississippi, creating art as they go.

One family’s love affair with a Pipe Dream

One family's years of sailing in a Pipe Dream sloop.

Are you looking for a basket case?

Some potential boat projects are just waiting for you.

the case for “The Basket Case”

Boatbuilder Ellery Brown makes a case for why saving old boats is so worthwhile.

Mussel Fishing Back In the Day

Writer and former fisherman Joe Upton recalls winter mussel dragging back in the day: icebergs, bitter cold, and amazing hauls.

Home Afloat

Ice, snow, cold: these are minor inconveniences, say the growing number of people choosing to live year-round on their boats in Maine.

Southport Junior Yacht Club: Powered by Youth

At Southport Yacht Club, aspiring young sailors both learn and teach sailing as the club builds a foundation for its future.