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Harbors

Gouldsboro

A trip to a gem on the downeast coast.

Bucksport

This riverfront downtown is once again bustling.

Saving Whales

The Campobello Whale Rescue Team plays a key role in rescuing whales that have become entangled in fishing lines.

Environmental DNA

New DNA technology is enabling scientists to see the world in just a drop of water.

Slow Down for the Squirrels

The entrance to the South Freeport harbor may need to add the sign, “Slow, Squirrel Crossing.” The author explains why.

Sailing into the Past and Back

A chance encounter on the water leads to a week-long cruise into the past.

Carvers Harbor

A busy island harbor and welcoming community.

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.

Cultivating Wonder

Naturalist and environmental advocate, Rachel Carson found inspiration and solace on the coast of Maine, where she owned a small house.

Ogunquit

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.