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On The Town Dock

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

View from the Porch - Issue 121

The Season of Guilty Pleasures

View from the Porch - Issue 120

Boat driving, whale spotting, and thinking that ACFB should be declared the official Maine State Alcoholic Beverage.

View from the Porch - Issue 119

Maine boatbuilders on display, mackerel economics, and “Honey, they shrank the shrimp season!”

View from the Porch - Issue 117

A $12 Million “Camp,” a T-Boned Thumb, a Torpedoed Chief, and a Honeymoon That Is Now Over

View from the Porch - Issue 116

Ghost Traps, Glass Eels, and Birds for the Boomers

View from the Porch - Issue 115

Bill is Back, So is Reality on the Lobster Docks

View from the Porch - Issue 114

Superyachting news, Winslow Homer’s hues, and a little ditty to kick off the spring season

View from the Porch - Issue 113

Yacht spotting, dock walking, biathlon talking, casino knocking

View from the Porch - Issue 112

Good News/Bad News, Bozos at Sea, and the Porchitzer Prize for Wicked Smartness

View from the Porch - Issue 111

Flora and fauna “from away,” the no-impact lobster trap, this sporting life, and gleanings from the state’s newspapers.

View from the Porch - Issue 110

A closed cannery, a shameless parade in Portland, a thrash to windward at 16 knots in 8 knots of wind, and an artificial reef for the recently departed.

View from the Porch - Issue 109

The trains in Maine are hard to explain, the best view in the Pine Tree State, and Herbie bites the (saw) dust.

View from the Porch - Issue 108

Friendship goes moist, the cost of boating, and the famous canoe-testing toss.

View from the Porch - Issue 106

More from Bill, the earth remains on its axis, and why we don’t annex Canada.

View from the Porch - Issue 105

Maine’s season of stolen days.