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The Point

The story of a Rockland community and its days as a bustling neighborhood.

A Seal’s Best Friend

Call her the seal queen. Lynda Doughty rescues and rehabilitates stranded seals and other mammals.

Josiah Shackford

Josiah Shackford, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, may well have been the first known person to sail solo across the Atlantic. He did this in 1787. 

The Little Tanker That Can

One 58-foot vessel and her intrepid captain keep island fuel tanks full.

Shipwrecks, Shipworms, and the Fate of Forests in the Sea

The naval shipworm is actually a clam with an insatiable appetite for wood.

Tidal Power Returns to Maine Waters

Tidal turbines downeast have put Maine at the forefront of efforts to harness the power of ocean currents.

Wind and Waves Explained

A captain explains the science behind the force of wind and waves.

Maine’s Early Beginnings as an Art Mecca

Maine’s role as an art mecca dates back to early art summer camps.


A historic little suburb of Maine’s largest metropolis

Mid-century Views of Vinalhaven

Photographer Eliot Elisofon is known for images shot in exotic locales, but his favorite subject was Vinalhaven.

Saving a Boatyard and the Working Waterfront

Nonprofit converts Lowell Bros. yard into working waterfront incubator.


A trip to Moosehead Lake and the steamer Katahdin

Handmade Graphite Rods Inspired by Maine’s Waterways

Maine Fly Company’s hand-made rods are inspired by Maine rivers.

Beaver Magic

No longer viewed as pests, beavers have earned a reputation as Mother Nature’s wetland engineers.

Allagash Adventure

A wilderness trip of paddling, fishing, camping, and friendship.