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Harbors

A Whale of a Time

Boston Whalers, lobsterboats, and highlights from the 2015 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.

Eagle Island

Eagle Island in Casco Bay has some nice hiking trails as well as the former summer home of Arctic explorer Robert Peary.

Dr. Gould’s Flying Nurses

Rockland physician Dr. Edwin Gould used homing pigeons to communicate with his patients on Penobscot Bay islands, where telephones did not yet exist.

Did you know you can spend the night at a Maine lighthouse?

Maine lighthouses that you can visit, and perhaps even spend the night.

Beyond the Black Lines

Open water swimming has seen a surge in popularity recently, especially in Maine. Long-time swimmer Hodding Carter explains why.

Standing Up in the Waves

Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are a popular way to get on the water. Thor Emory is one of a growing number of athletes who have taken the sport to a higher level, using specifically designed SUPs for open-water surfing.

It’s All In A Tide

The schooner Margaret Todd on the hard for routine maintenance.

Windjammers Along The Coast

Maine's windjammers: iconic symbols of the coast

Dockside Dining Spots

Spending time on the water in Maine is a feast for the senses that can leave you hungry for more… food that is.

Children of the Island

Exploring life on Maine islands through the eyes of summer and year-round children in this photo essay by Patrisha McLean.

Perfect Fit

Until now, foul-weather gear, designed to keep people dry even in the worst weather on the water, has been sized only for men. Genevieve McDonald went on a crusade to fix that problem.

A Letter From Home

Clamming is a hard way to make a living and the people who do it must be tough. Author Jon Keller spent several years clamming downeast before writing his recent novel Of Sea and Cloud.

Fishing and the Rangeley Boat

The iconic Rangeley Boat emerged from the Rangeley Lake region of Western Maine in the 1800s and was crafted to suit the needs of sportfishermen.