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Boat Launches Back in the Day
The 1903 launch of the four-masted schooner Pendleton Brothers.
Once home to busy shipbuilders, South Portland now bustles with new activity, from the arts to food and breweries.
Richmond Island’s Pot of Gold
The story behind a pot of gold and silver coins found years ago on Richmond Island is a fascinating tale of early Maine.
Built in Maine
The 30-Ton Pinnace named Virginia was built in Maine in the 1600s, and its reproduction is being built now.
Research Along Maine’s Long Wild Edge
Maine is home to 18+ marine labs and field stations making the state a leader in efforts to understand and teach about the marine environment.
Iconic Sailing Classroom
Hurricane Island pulling boats are deliberately built to be challenging, as a way to teach teamwork. Former instructor Jeffrey Lewis explains.
Pea Soup Fog & One Tough Fisherman
A tale of fog and a tough fisherman father.
The Ruggles House of Columbia Falls
Restoration of a circa-1818 Federal-style mansion built for Thomas Ruggles.
Georgetown Island: Hidden Gem
Georgetown Island, a midcoast gem, has an expansive sandy beach and plenty of places to enjoy local flavors.
Compass adjuster David Witherill makes sure vessels are headed in the right direction.
We crack the code of the symbols and text on container ships, with this look at the secret language of ships.
The Birds of Seal Island
A birdwatching trip to Seal Island offers a chance to see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Wilson Storm-Petrels and many other seabirds.
Don’t fume at the traffic jam; get out of your car and explore Wiscasset, where there’s lots to slow down for.
Flights of Fancy
If you want to learn about seabirds and see them firsthand off the coast of Maine, ecologist John Drury is your man.
Black & White
Sea ducks arrive in Maine waters in the winter just as many other birds migrate south, giving new meaning to the term “snow birds.”