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Harbors

Salmon Farming has Come a Long Way From the Early Days

Raising salmon in pens has come a long way from the controversial early days.

Maine-Grown Oysters Have a Well-Earned Reputation for Quality

Maine oysters are in demand. There are now more than 100 farms along the coast.

Farmed Mussels Thrive as Wild Population Declines

The state’s first aquaculture lease was for a mussel farm back in 1975. Since then the industry has become well-established.

The Bateau: Forgotten Workhorse of Maine’s Rivers

A utility boat from Maine's logging era.

Dresden

A trip to a town along the Kennebec River

The Bygone Era of the Prim & Proper Bathing Suit

A look at how people hit the beach in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Rice Brothers’

Of the 15 lightships surviving in the United States, three were built in Maine by the Rice Brothers Corporation in East Boothbay.

A Year in the Life of a Lighthouse

In 1953, Betty Brown and her husband Dude spent a year as keepers of the Pond Island Lighthouse at the mouth of the Kennebec River.

Ocean Health

Researchers are learning about whale health by studying poop, mucus from blow holes, baleen, and more than a million photographs.

Thomaston

Thomaston features eclectic shopping and plenty of history.

Leeches, Snappers, Spiders, and Snakes OH MY!

Leeches, snappers, spiders, and snakes: lake monsters demystified

Perfect Cast

In his studio in southern Maine, Fred Kretchman carefully crafts exquisite bamboo fly-fishing rods.

Parmachenee Lake

Located deep within the northwest corner of Maine’s vast forestland, Parmachenee Lake is a bright jewel in the crown of lakes and ponds that comprise the state’s Rangeley Lakes Region.

The Living Legacy of the North Woods Paddle

The North Woods Paddle: A time-honored tool from Maine’s North Woods lives on.

Two Traditional Canoe Builders

Wood-and-canvas canoes are still being built by hand by two craftsmen in the tiny town of Atkinson, Maine, where Rollin Thurlow and Jerry Stelmok, old friends and former business partners, have shops.