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Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze
As Inspector General of Chinese Maritime Customs, the author’s grandfather admired the watercraft of the country he called home.
How Herman Melville Still Shapes the Gulf of Maine
Two centuries after his birth, Herman Melville’s writing about the ocean still resonates.
Back When Fat Was Fabulous
Back in the days of sail, fat was a valuable commodity.
Preserved In Stone
During Maine’s great age of sail, several prominent mariners were immortalized in larger-than-life stone sculptures. Today these impressive monuments are poignant reminders of people who helped to shape the state’s maritime economy.
Naturalist and environmental advocate, Rachel Carson found inspiration and solace on the coast of Maine, where she owned a small house.
A trip to Ogunquit on Maine’s southern coast.
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
Castine's square-rigged ships and salted fish
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.
An Island Boatyard
An island boatyard, begun in 1920, still thrives in Penobscot Bay
Kezar Lake has long been a destination for summertime rusticators.
EEL of Fortune
Salmon farming may be just the tip of Maine’s move into aquaculture. The latest trend: growing elvers into big fat eels.
Want to Try Foiling?
Hydrofoiling finds its way to Maine via paddleboards. An early rider shares her insights.