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Harbors

Round Pond

Round Pond, a small harbor on the Pemaquid peninsula, epitomizes community.

Got Wood!

Campers need bonfires, and bonfires require firewood. Every summer roadside stands appear near campgrounds up and down the coast.

Sea Shepherd

The Rev. Bobby Ives, who considers boatbuilding to be a higher calling, has spent his life helping people chart their lives.

An Engineless Sailing Adventure

A cruise from Brooklin to Pulpit Harbor doesn’t go exactly as planned, which often is the case when cruising in a sailboat with no engine.

Sailing Across the Border

The cruise across the Gulf of Maine to Nova Scotia can be gorgeous, and once there you can explore Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

Way Out on the Isles of Shoals

A fall trip to the Isles of Shoals with chefs and scientists is an introduction to sustainability on a historic and scenic archipelago.

The Secret Life of EELS

The American eel is a metaphor for the elusive and the slippery, mostly because of its unusual life cycle. Unlike many migratory fish, eels spawn at sea, not in rivers.

It’s a Cold Job

A photo essay by Robert Bukaty captures the cold work done by a river dredging crew the Royal River in the deep of winter.

Damariscove: Beguiling Isle

Once a bustling year-round community, Damariscove Island today is largely uninhabited. It is owned by the Boothbay Regional Land Trust, which welcomes visitors.

Tough Swedes, Kayaks, Criehaven, and a Mission

Two brothers who were raised in New York City’s Lower East Side visited Penobscot Bay many years ago to search for a special grave on remote Criehaven Island. One of them reflects on the experience.

Why is the Ocean Blue?

Why is the ocean blue? Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences Senior Research Scientist Dr. William Balch tackles both the philosophical as well as the bio-optical angles.

On the Edge of Flight

Penobscot Air’s five Cessnas and their pilots keep offshore islands connected year-round.

Along the Waterfront

O’Hara Corporation is a classic example of a family-owned company thriving in a world of faceless multinational corporations. Headquartered in nondescript buildings on the Rockland, Maine, waterfront, the company’s seafood business reaches around the world.

Rusticating up to Camp

Back in the late 1800s, summer people coming to Maine called themselves rusticators. But natives rusticated too, going “up to” camps on remote lakes like East Grand on the Canadian border.