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Boats Of The Year

Along The Shore

An Inventor’s Hi-Tech Rowing Shell

R. Buckminster Fuller's rowing needles

Welcome Downeast

Pollen, peonies, island camping

Rangeley: Mountain Magic

Western Maine's mountains, lakes and ponds

Boatbuilding on a Smaller Scale

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

The Hunt for a Bigger, Better Boat

A cancer diagnosis inspires the search for a bigger boat, and the hunt is never easy.

Monson Arts: Cultivating the Muse

Artists and writers find space, time and community on the shores of Lake Hebron.

Tracking the Health of Acadia’s Lakes

Protecting the water supplies in Acadia.

I Can’t Believe What I Just Heard

In his years as a Maine wildlife biologist Ron Joseph has heard some wild tales.

A Maine Tradition

Trolling for salmon is an art in relaxation. A seasoned angler has some good tips.

Cottrell Whitehall: Rowing Elegance

Cottrell Boatbuilding, classic small rowing boats

Articles from our sponsors

Forest Society of Maine: Conservation Connections from the Forests to the Coast

This page is sponsored by the Ocean Ledges Fund of the Maine Community Foundation with the goal of supporting education and conservation.

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

It’s 3 a.m. on a mid-September morning as Captain Matt Trundy swings his 43-foot fishing boat F/V Savanna Says toward the thorofare off Stonington Harbor.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Prominent by sea and land, the coastal mountains that run along the western side of Penobscot Bay east to Mount Desert island are part of a scenic landscape that defines the incredible sense of place of this region.

Saving wild fish and their rivers

Since 1982 the Downeast Salmon Federation has worked tirelessly with citizens, local government, state and federal agencies, and tribal communities to assure that our rivers and communities stay special and continue to thrive.

Creating the Silicon Valley of Climate Change

When one hears the words Silicon Valley, one often thinks of the world’s tech capital, where giants such as Google, Facebook, and Hewlett-Packard emerged as giants. Silicon Valley became the epicenter of tech, where the best and brightest scientists and developers were met with venture capital and government funding to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Schoodic Institute is the largest of 18 Research Learning Centers in the National Park System.

Downeast Lakes Land Trust

Protecting land, public access, and a way of life

Friends of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge

The Friends of the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge was founded to support the Refuge in its efforts to conserve, preserve and enhance the rich diversity of coastal habitats, seabirds and other wildlife.

The Nature Conservancy: Ensuring a Healthy Future for the Gulf of Maine

The Gulf of Maine, chilled from arctic currents and rich with plankton, has historically been one of the most productive fishing grounds on Earth-one that supports Mainers, providing food for our tables and jobs for our neighbors.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust: Preserving the Coast

From the deck of a sailboat, Margaret “Peggy” Rockefeller fell deeply and completely in love with the Maine coast.