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Harbor Features

Chatto and the Gift of a Treasured Island

Chatto: A treasured Maine island

The Do It Yourself Dock

It took two summers, but he managed to build his own dock, complete with pilings.

International ONE Designs

International One Designs have a long racing tradition in Northeast Harbor.

The History that Lies Beneath

A shipwreck and the tides of history.

A Year in the Life of a Lighthouse

In 1953, Betty Brown and her husband Dude spent a year as keepers of the Pond Island Lighthouse at the mouth of the Kennebec River.

A One-Horse Town?

Eve Murray takes stock of the horses of Matinicus.

Sea Smoke and Steam Devils

A close and cold encounter with sea smoke.

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.

Sailing to Canada’s St. John River

Canada’s St. John River makes for a delightful cruising destination.

A Boat with Purpose

A dory for dulse fishing in Canada

The Places We Aren’t

There are a few places around the world, some iconic, some enigmatic, some less than glamorous, that resemble Maine’s Matinicus Isle Plantation. We learn about a few.

Want to Try Foiling?

Hydrofoiling finds its way to Maine via paddleboards. An early rider shares her insights.

Iconic Sailing Classroom

Hurricane Island pulling boats are deliberately built to be challenging, as a way to teach teamwork. Former instructor Jeffrey Lewis explains.