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Harbor Features

Metal Magic

For more than 125 years, the Lunenburg Foundry’s fate has been closely tied to the port’s fishing industry. It has survived in an ever-shifting industry by adapting to

The Small Reach Regatta

Owners of trailerable boats flock to Maine’s Small Reach Regatta each summer.

The Small-Boat Water Tribe

Since 1984, shoal-draft boat adventurers have gathered on the beach at Atsena Otie Key for the Cedar Key small-boat meet. It’s a friendly mix of vagabond sailors.

Early Spring on the Water

Cast aside the winter blues and go rowing!

Something in the Water?

Tiny Harpswell, Maine, has inspired more than its share of writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Elizabeth Strout.

Future Skippers

An innovative high school program teaches leadership skills to students planning careers in fishing, and keeps them engaged in school.

Autumn Endings & Beginnings

Fall in Maine doesn’t have to mean the end of the boating season. Just sail farther south.

Stairs Mastered

The problem: a steep cliff with 52 steps. The solution: an automated tram that carries people and cargo with the push of a button.

Opening Day

Opening day at Bagaduce Lunch is an annual celebration of community and the arrival of summer.

Mussel Fishing Back In the Day

Writer and former fisherman Joe Upton recalls winter mussel dragging back in the day: icebergs, bitter cold, and amazing hauls.

Summer Days and Childhood Shenanigans

Summers on Bailey Island in the 1930s involved fishing, loitering, and hanging out with a pack of fellow adventurers.

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

For nearly 50 years the Gulf of Maine Research Institute has been building knowledge of local waters through research and outreach. GMRI’s mission is perhaps best exemplified by CBASS, its wide-ranging, long-term Casco Bay Aquatic System Survey.

Wesmac Custom Boats: Otter

Wesmac Custom Boats of Surry built a new lobsteryacht to be used as a ferry between Isle au Haut and Stonington.

Dog on Deck

After losing a beloved pet, Deborah Brewster vowed to go dog-less for a year. That didn’t last long. Soon she found a puppy, which she and her husband, photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, trained to be a sailor dog. Plus tips to keep your sailor dog happy at sea.

At Home in Maine

After moving to Maine, a boater travels back to his former cruising grounds, only to realize how much more he enjoys his home in the Pine Tree State.