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Harbors

Georgetown Island: Hidden Gem

Georgetown Island, a midcoast gem, has an expansive sandy beach and plenty of places to enjoy local flavors.

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.

The Birds of Seal Island

A birdwatching trip to Seal Island offers a chance to see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Wilson Storm-Petrels and many other seabirds.

Wiscasset

Don’t fume at the traffic jam; get out of your car and explore Wiscasset, where there’s lots to slow down for.

Flights of Fancy

If you want to learn about seabirds and see them firsthand off the coast of Maine, ecologist John Drury is your man.

Black & White

Sea ducks arrive in Maine waters in the winter just as many other birds migrate south, giving new meaning to the term “snow birds.”

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.

Once Trash, Now Treasure

A sign retrieved from underwater points to the past.

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.

Not to miss in Newfoundland

The must-do list for a trip to Newfoundland.

Searsport

Learn about the state’s maritime past at Penobscot Marine Museum, and then go antiquing in Searsport.

New. Found. Land.

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

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.