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History

Boat Launches Back in the Day

The 1903 launch of the four-masted schooner Pendleton Brothers.

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.

The Ruggles House of Columbia Falls

Restoration of a circa-1818 Federal-style mansion built for Thomas Ruggles.

Riding Out the Hurricane of 1938 in a Maine-Built Boat

The Hurricane of 1938 wreaked havoc in New England 80 years ago this fall. The Frost family of boatbuilders were right in the thick of it.

New. Found. Land.

Remote, mysterious, and beautiful, Newfoundland has much to offer summer travelers.

Way Back When—Issue 153

Stonington, circa 1915.

Sir Ferdinando Gorges and His Impossible Dream of Maine

Attempts by Sir Ferdinando Gorges to colonize Maine in the early 1600s met with failure, and all that remains with his name is a fort.

Way Back When — Issue 152

The luxurious Rangeley Lake Hotel

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

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.