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Profiles

The Living Legacy of the North Woods Paddle

The North Woods Paddle: A time-honored tool from Maine’s North Woods lives on.

Two Traditional Canoe Builders

Wood-and-canvas canoes are still being built by hand by two craftsmen in the tiny town of Atkinson, Maine, where Rollin Thurlow and Jerry Stelmok, old friends and former business partners, have shops.

Into the Maine Woods

A quirky first day of work in the forest.

Finding North

Compass adjuster David Witherill makes sure vessels are headed in the right direction.

Shipping Code

We crack the code of the symbols and text on container ships, with this look at the secret language of ships.

Married to a Man Who’s Married to a Boatyard

What’s it like to be married to a man who’s married to a boatyard? The wife explains.

The Joy and Heartache of Maine Farm Life in the 1960s

Writer Ronald Joseph remembers life on the family farm.

The Battle Notch or the Dreaded Repower

The process of replacing the engine in his old boat taught Joe Upton valuable lessons about community, and vice versa.

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.

Boat Recycler

Boat recycler Jim Harkins find value in old marine parts, fittings, and even fiberglass hulls.

Rosie the Modern-Day Riveter

The number of women working in marine trades has jumped in recent years as gender norms have shifted in the traditionally male-dominated field.

Navigating with an Old Salt

In the annals of colorful sailors, the late Lou Holladay of Boothbay ranks right up there with the saltiest of them. During his long life, he was an ocean sailor, chemical engineer, yacht-design consultant, bridge player, and competitive tennis player, and then he ran a small charter outfit.

Joel White

Reminiscences about Joel White, the man and the his designs.

Farrin’s Boatshop

At Farrin’s, the whole family helps keep the shop running smoothly.

Southport Junior Yacht Club: Powered by Youth

At Southport Yacht Club, aspiring young sailors both learn and teach sailing as the club builds a foundation for its future.