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Harbors

Built in Maine

The 30-Ton Pinnace named Virginia was built in Maine in the 1600s, and its reproduction is being built now.

Research Along Maine’s Long Wild Edge

Maine is home to 18+ marine labs and field stations making the state a leader in efforts to understand and teach about the marine environment.

Iconic Sailing Classroom

Hurricane Island pulling boats are deliberately built to be challenging, as a way to teach teamwork. Former instructor Jeffrey Lewis explains.

Pea Soup Fog & One Tough Fisherman

A tale of fog and a tough fisherman father.

The Ruggles House of Columbia Falls

Restoration of a circa-1818 Federal-style mansion built for Thomas Ruggles.

Georgetown Island: Hidden Gem

Georgetown Island, a midcoast gem, has an expansive sandy beach and plenty of places to enjoy local flavors.

Finding North

Compass adjuster David Witherill makes sure vessels are headed in the right direction.

Shipping Code

We crack the code of the symbols and text on container ships, with this look at the secret language of ships.

The Birds of Seal Island

A birdwatching trip to Seal Island offers a chance to see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Wilson Storm-Petrels and many other seabirds.

Wiscasset

Don’t fume at the traffic jam; get out of your car and explore Wiscasset, where there’s lots to slow down for.

Flights of Fancy

If you want to learn about seabirds and see them firsthand off the coast of Maine, ecologist John Drury is your man.

Black & White

Sea ducks arrive in Maine waters in the winter just as many other birds migrate south, giving new meaning to the term “snow birds.”

Riding Out the Hurricane of 1938 in a Maine-Built Boat

The Hurricane of 1938 wreaked havoc in New England 80 years ago this fall. The Frost family of boatbuilders were right in the thick of it.

Once Trash, Now Treasure

A sign retrieved from underwater points to the past.

Married to a Man Who’s Married to a Boatyard

What’s it like to be married to a man who’s married to a boatyard? The wife explains.