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On The Town Dock

News and updates from around the state about life on the coast and boatbuilding.

Hinckley buys Morris Yachts, a rescue by the Zumwalt, and the tallest American chestnut

Hinckley buys Morris Yachts, a rescue by the Zumwalt, the tallest American chestnut, and more news from Maine.

Ferry woes, a heroic boat rescue, and whale sightings

News from along the coast: Maine-Canada ferry held hostage; lighthouse horns shifting to remote control; whale sightings and more.

Big bass, lots of lobsters, buried gin and more

Big bass, lots of lobsters, buried gin and more

An influx of jellyfish, a French frigate, and one very large lobster

On The Town Dock - Issue 137 An influx of jellyfish, a French frigate, and one very large lobster

On The Town Dock - Issue 136

Rowing shells, ties to the Arctic, a Whaler Rendezvous and more

View from the Porch - Issue 133

Peter Bass ruminates about Friendship sloops, fast sailors, and safe towns.

View from the Porch - Issue 132

Contributing Editor Peter Bass checks in with news from along the coast, including updates on lobster, scallop, and clam landings; ferry service between Maine and Canada; and great Maine festivals to add to your summer calendar.

View from the Porch - Issue 131

Contributing Editor Peter Bass checks in with news from along the coast, including updates on lobster, scallop, and clam landings; ferry service between Maine and Canada; and great Maine festivals to add to your summer calendar.

View from the Porch - Issue 130

Contributing Editor Peter Bass was last seen boarding a double-hulled amphibious UFO, with a healthy supply of seafood, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and a book about dockline etiquette to share with the intergalactic community at large.

View from the Porch - Issue 129

Contributing Editor Peter Bass surveys recent news events along the coast. He writes about shrimp, elvers, fishing fashionistas, and rat-infested ghost ships with his usual humorous slant.

View from the Porch - Issue 128

Wind wars, global warming, and waterfront access

View from the Porch - Issue 127

Mutant Lobsters, Aliens, and Broken Buoys

View from the Porch - Issue 126

Big Fish, Little Fish and - brace yourself, folks - Frankenfish!

View from the Porch - Issue 125

All Critters Great and Small, and a New Definition of Boat Shoes.

View from the Porch - Issue 124

Ice, Booze, and News (and other interesting tidbits, not necessarily in that order).