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Harbors

Bringing Back the Peregrines

It took a national park, a college, and a helicopter to reintroduce peregrine falcons to the Maine coast.

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.

Answering Lubec’s Fish Whistles

Old timers in Lubec remember the days when the coastal economy revolved around sardines.

30 Years of Innovation

A glimpse at just a few of the people, boats, and innovations along the Maine coast from the last 30 years.

Future Skippers

An innovative high school program teaches leadership skills to students planning careers in fishing, and keeps them engaged in school.

Why We Love the Ocean

Being in and on the ocean makes most people happy. It turns out that’s no fluke.

Way Back When at MBH&H

30 years of chronicling the coast.

Stonington

Stonington, one of Maine’s busiest fishing ports, is a great place to visit, as long as you are not expecting a polished resort town.

Autumn Endings & Beginnings

Fall in Maine doesn’t have to mean the end of the boating season. Just sail farther south.

Fishing’s Future?

Aquaculture start-ups find a world-class research hub in rural Maine.

Emptying the Harbor

It’s a yearly ritual each fall: the harbor empties as Castine hunkers down for winter.

Way Back When 147 — Summer Colonies

Bayville in East Boothbay was one of many post-Civil War summer colonies in Maine.

Back When “Working Waterfront” Meant Just That

Photojournalists preserved these scenes from the midcoast Maine working waterfront during the 1940s through 1970s.

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.