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Way Back When — Issue 150
River crossings once relied on ferries in the days before bridges.
A Tale of Two Tough Tugboats
Back in the days of log drives on lakes and rivers, tugs played a key role, towing acres of wood.
To Quebec by Bateau
Quebec here we come: Recreating the 1775 Arnold Expedition up the Kennebec and through the Maine wilderness.
Way Back When — Issue 149
A look back at the St. Croix paper mill settlement of the early 1900s.
Ancient Swordfish Hunters
Thousands of years ago a mysterious people, known for the red powder found in their graves, lived on the Maine coast. An archeological site on North Haven provided clues about their culture.
Answering Lubec’s Fish Whistles
Old timers in Lubec remember the days when the coastal economy revolved around sardines.
30 Years of Innovation
A glimpse at just a few of the people, boats, and innovations along the Maine coast from the last 30 years.
Way Back When at MBH&H
30 years of chronicling the coast.
Way Back When 147 — Summer Colonies
Bayville in East Boothbay was one of many post-Civil War summer colonies in Maine.
Back When “Working Waterfront” Meant Just That
Photojournalists preserved these scenes from the midcoast Maine working waterfront during the 1940s through 1970s.
Summer Camp Life
Two early summer camps in Maine.
Touring Boothbay Harbor
Two vintage postcards from Boothbay Harbor, excerpted from the book Maine on Glass: The Early Twentieth Century in Glass Plate Photography.
Charting the Coast
Nautical charts of the Maine coast were first produced in the late 1860s. Since then, evolving technology has led to increasingly detailed knowledge of the ocean bottom.
Way Back When — Issue 143
An early-1900s view of the Penobscot River from the book "Maine On Glass," show an array of vessels.
The Revenue Man
Catching rumrunners during Prohibition was one thing, but convicting them was another, as a customs agent on Mount Desert Island learned, much to his frustration.