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Sea Smoke and Steam Devils
A close and cold encounter with sea smoke.
A trip to a gem on the downeast coast.
This riverfront downtown is once again bustling.
The Campobello Whale Rescue Team plays a key role in rescuing whales that have become entangled in fishing lines.
New DNA technology is enabling scientists to see the world in just a drop of water.
Slow Down for the Squirrels
The entrance to the South Freeport harbor may need to add the sign, “Slow, Squirrel Crossing.” The author explains why.
Sailing into the Past and Back
A chance encounter on the water leads to a week-long cruise into the past.
A busy island harbor and welcoming community.
Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze
As Inspector General of Chinese Maritime Customs, the author’s grandfather admired the watercraft of the country he called home.
How Herman Melville Still Shapes the Gulf of Maine
Two centuries after his birth, Herman Melville’s writing about the ocean still resonates.
Back When Fat Was Fabulous
Back in the days of sail, fat was a valuable commodity.
Preserved In Stone
During Maine’s great age of sail, several prominent mariners were immortalized in larger-than-life stone sculptures. Today these impressive monuments are poignant reminders of people who helped to shape the state’s maritime economy.
Naturalist and environmental advocate, Rachel Carson found inspiration and solace on the coast of Maine, where she owned a small house.
A trip to Ogunquit on Maine’s southern coast.