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Harbors

A Boat with Purpose

A dory for dulse fishing in Canada

Risky Business

Castine's square-rigged ships and salted fish

The Places We Aren’t

There are a few places around the world, some iconic, some enigmatic, some less than glamorous, that resemble Maine’s Matinicus Isle Plantation. We learn about a few.

An Island Boatyard

An island boatyard, begun in 1920, still thrives in Penobscot Bay

Kezar Lake

Kezar Lake has long been a destination for summertime rusticators.

EEL of Fortune

Salmon farming may be just the tip of Maine’s move into aquaculture. The latest trend: growing elvers into big fat eels.

Want to Try Foiling?

Hydrofoiling finds its way to Maine via paddleboards. An early rider shares her insights.

Alluring Lures

A Seal Cove craftsman hooks fishermen with reproduction vintage wooden fishing lures.

The Unsinkable Water Strider

This agile little insect can walk on water.

Fish, Nature & Tradition

Three sporting camps: Grant’s, Lakewood, and Bosebuck Mountain, have been luring “sports” to western Maine for over a century.

The Penn Yan Named Penny An

A 1946 Penn Yan runabout has become a treasured family heirloom.

Speedy: The Boat That Moved Me

Vacations in Maine turned into something more permanent, thanks in part to a vintage Cruisers, Inc. Seafarer 202.

Boat Launches Back in the Day

The 1903 launch of the four-masted schooner Pendleton Brothers.

South Portland

Once home to busy shipbuilders, South Portland now bustles with new activity, from the arts to food and breweries.

Richmond Island’s Pot of Gold

The story behind a pot of gold and silver coins found years ago on Richmond Island is a fascinating tale of early Maine.