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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.

I Can’t Believe What I Just Heard

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

Fly Reel Makers of Maine

Maine’s storied history of fishing tackle includes men who designed and built early salmon reels.

A Maine Tradition

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

Sales, Service, Storage & Boatbuilding

Hamlin’s Marine operates four sites, offers sales, service, and manufacturing.

A Tribute to a Maine Fisherman

A caring gesture from a waterfront community

Gardiner: River Town Revival

A historic community on the Kennebec River has been undergoing a revival in recent years.

McCurdy Smokehouse

The McCurdy smokehouse Museum tells the story of Lubec’s fishy past.