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Freshwater Features

Alluring Lures

A Seal Cove craftsman hooks fishermen with reproduction vintage wooden fishing lures.

Fish, Nature & Tradition

Three sporting camps: Grant’s, Lakewood, and Bosebuck Mountain, have been luring “sports” to western Maine for over a century.

The Penn Yan Named Penny An

A 1946 Penn Yan runabout has become a treasured family heirloom.

Speedy: The Boat That Moved Me

Vacations in Maine turned into something more permanent, thanks in part to a vintage Cruisers, Inc. Seafarer 202.

The Heart of the Sea

As dams are removed, reconnecting Maine lakes and the salty sea, alewife populations are rebounding. And that’s a good thing, biologists say.

4 Guys, 2 Canoes, and 1 Perilous Maine River Adventure!

An early spring canoe trip turns into disaster and teaches valuable lessons.

Shell Games

Rowing in shells has seen a surge in popularity in Maine as more and more teens take up the sport.

A Maine Sporting Tradition

In a sport viewed by many as dominated by men, women play a key role in Maine’s fly tying history.

The Grand Laker Canoe

Designed and built in the small town from which they take their name, Grand Laker canoes are the preferred craft of guides in the downeast lakes region.

Moose Landing Marina

Moose Landing Marina on Brandy Pond has grown into a major boating hub in the central lakes region.

The Joy of Pond Hockey

There’s nothing like a game of pond hockey to bring the generations together.

Up to Camp

“Up to camp” is a sacred concept. When you go, you pack the good stuff (fishing tackle and beer) in, and leave the bad stuff (pretty much everything else) behind.

Ice Age Survivors

When the last of the glaciers left by the ice age finally disappeared more than 10,000 years ago, they cleared the way for two evolutionary wonders of the animal kingdom: landlocked salmon and arctic char.

The Legend of White Nose Pete

Brook trout measured in pounds rather than inches are not uncommon in the Rangeley Lakes Region of western Maine, but there is one fish that stands out above all the rest. He is called White Nose Pete, although some refer to this piscatorial desperado as Pin Cushion Pete.

An Artistic Flatboat

Two Maine-based artists have built a shanty-style housefloat and plan to motor it down the Mississippi, creating art as they go.