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Harbors

Monhegan

Monhegan Island features glorious scenery and great art

A Special Sloop Designed to Carry Heavy Granite

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

Three Futures for the Gulf of Maine

An ocean scientist considers the future.

Westport Island

When driving Route 1 between Bath and Wiscasset, consider stopping at Westport Island

Raging moose, angry bears, and other wild animal encounters

Encounters with animals in the wild can be exciting, and also scary

Granite Piers Hark Back to the Age of Ice

A tangle of woods in Brooksville was once home to a major business: the Maine Lake Ice Company, that shipped ice all over the world

A Bar Harbor “Cottage”

A 1930's summer mansion with a secret

A Sea Captain and the House He Built

From Kittery to Calais, Maine’s coastal towns and cities are graced with 19th-century homes built by the state’s prosperous shipbuilders, vessel owners, and sea captains. In Brunswick, one of the most notable is the Captain George W. McManus House of 1858.

Sea Tales at the Big Table

Back in Rockland’s fishing heyday, fishermen would gather around a big table at a local bar and share stories.

Islesboro: A Quiet Island Interlude

Exploring a 14-mile long island in Penobscot Bay.

All the Things You Never Knew About Barnacles

Strong-shelled and firmly cemented in place, barnacles shrug off even the strongest waves at high tide. Sharp-edged and closely clustered, they are a reminder that the sea is rough and therefore tend to be avoided. Their ubiquity means they also tend to be ignored—except by naturalists.

Boating Simplified: A Sailor takes to Canoes

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

Clara Martin and the Earliest Guide for Mount Desert Island Tourists

One of the earliest guidebooks to Mount Desert was written by a woman, Clara Barnes Martin.

Rangeley: Mountain Magic

Western Maine's mountains, lakes and ponds

Tracking the Health of Acadia’s Lakes

Protecting the water supplies in Acadia.