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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors is located in a historic building overlooking Rockland Harbor. We’ve gotten to know the harbor well, watching the ferries, fishing boats and sailors come and go. But there is a part of the view that we cannot see, underwater Rockland. We partnered with our friends at Compass Light Productions in Camden to produce this really cool short video about our harbor and its unexpectedly vibrant underwater life.

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The 17th annual Maine Boat & Home Show, to be held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, will feature an array of events and happenings in addition to the fleet of approximately 75 boats, large and small, power and sail, that will be on hand. Those works of floatable artistry will be complemented by an array of custom work by local and regional artisans and craftspeople. All told, some 175 vendors will be on site with their handcrafted bespoke wares.


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Tickets and passes are now on sale to the Maine Boat & Home Show, the state's only in-water boat show and the largest north of Newport, Rhode Island. The event will be held August 9-11, 2019, on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. Gates open at 10 a.m. daily. General Admission Tickets are $15/day

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The producers of the 2019 Maine Boat & Home Show have unveiled the new poster design for the annual event, to be held this year on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11. The poster evokes a retro travel poster in style, and was created in concert with Rockland graphic designer and artist Anneli Skaar. 

Fine boats and bespoke furniture were admired (and purchased), live music was enjoyed while delicious Maine-made food was being consumed, and a yellow Lab successfully defended her title as World Champion Boatyard Dog®. All this added zest to an event that featured 60 boats in the water and about 40 more on land: power and sail, young and old, fiberglass and wood.

July 31, 2018 ROCKLAND, ME — Whether it’s to look at boats, or to look for a boat to buy, the Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront August 10-12, 2018, is the place to be. The show, which is the largest in-the-water boat show north of Boston, will feature more than 100 craft, large and small, luxurious and down-to-earth, power and sail, displayed both on land and in the water. Advance tickets available online.

For immediate release: July 25, 2018

ROCKLAND, ME — Living life to the fullest on board ship is important to many fans of the Maine Boat & Home Show, but improving the quality of life on land is also a big focus. The show, which will run August 10-12, 2018 on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine, typically devotes a healthy percentage of its display space to the home side of things, and this year will be no exception.

ROCKLAND, MAINE - Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc., announced today that its 15th annual boat and home show will be held August 11-13 in Rockland, Maine. This three-day celebration of Maine’s coastal culture will reflect the focus of the award-winning magazine, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors (MBH&H), published in mid-coast Maine since 1987.

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Issue | January/February 2017
Volume 30 | Number 1
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On the cover: Deborah Brewster and her husband, photographer Benjamin Mendlowitz, have trained their golden doodle, Jib, to be the perfect sailor dog. Here, he sits on the deck of their Concordia yawl. See story 28. Photo by Benjamin Mendlowitz

ROCKLAND, ME — Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. has unveiled a sneak preview of coming attractions for the Rockland media company’s 14th annual boat and home show, August 12-14, 2016. As always, the three-day celebration of Maine’s coastal culture will reflect the focus of the award-winning magazine, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, published in mid-coast Maine since 1987.

A new lease on life for the classic Dark Harbor 20.
Snowflakes are the wheels of the storm chariots, the wreck of chariot wheels after a battle in the skies, these glorious spangles, the sweepings of heaven’s floor.
The first-ever Boston Whaler Rendezvous was a weekend-long celebration of all things Whaler at the 2015 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.

Photographs by Linn Sage

Rob McCall reflects on the early winter season, mosses, wreathes, weathervanes, and preparing for the time of snow.
Boston Whalers, lobsterboats, and highlights from the 2015 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.
Cooks in the past were comfortable about adapting recipes to ingredients at hand, including finding sweet substitutes for white sugar such as maple sugar, molasses, and even thickened apple cider.
Eagle Island in Casco Bay has some nice hiking trails as well as the former summer home of Arctic explorer Robert Peary.
Rockland physician Dr. Edwin Gould used homing pigeons to communicate with his patients on Penobscot Bay islands, where telephones did not yet exist.
Artists Fred and Hope Angier use murals and other painted touches to add life to otherwise empty spaces.
Some boats are better suited for older folks, while others work better for the younger set, as Bill Boyd and his son, Ben, learned when they each went looking for a boat.
Artist Dan West has taken skills he learned as a boatbuilder to make whimsical and timeless sculptures.
Maine lighthouses that you can visit, and perhaps even spend the night.
Non-native plants such as burning bush may look pretty but they can cause problems by pushing out native stock. We take a look at a few invasives in Maine.