Issue 136 Table of Contents
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Mysterious Predators Sharks play an important role in ecosystem maintenance. We take a look at the eight species found in the Gulf of Maine. BY RET TALBOT
Schooner Rebirth Maine's passenger windjammer fleet is finding new life as two of the classic vessels get refurbished and skippers find new ways to market schooner cruises. BY BILL MAYHER
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. BY LAURIE SCHREIBER
Baskets with Spirit Passamaquoddy basket maker Jeremy Frey has earned a national reputation for his elegant and innovative work, and in the process brought attention to the artwork of other Native Americans in Maine. BY BILLY RAY SIMS
Right-Sized Boating The concept of the tiny home has become a hot new architectural phenomenon. But it’s nothing new to someone who has lived on a small boat. The question is how do you decide whether a boat is too big or too small? BY TERESA L. CAREY
Herreshoff Fish: A Good Catch As a child, the author heard many wonderful stories about his parents’ Herreshoff Fish. He now owns one himself and considers it to be sailing perfection. BY BEN EMORY
Children of the Island Exploring life on Maine islands through the eyes of summer and year-round children. BY PATRISHA MCLEAN
Hooking Better Lives A rug-hooking project organized by the Maine Sea Coast Mission provided extra income for Maine fishermen's wives in the 1920s, as well as producing beautiful rugs. BY JUDITH BURGER-GOSSART
One World: Two Visions Artists are turning to science as a way to enhance their personal vision and to help explain the forces affecting our world. BY CARL LITTLE
FROM THE PUBLISHER
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR We welcome your comments, and we print them too!
ON THE TOWN DOCK
A POSTCARD IN TIME
THE MAINE I LOVE DEPARTMENTS
MY BOAT, MY HARBOR Photographer Peter Ralston's sturdy 37' Repco cruiser Raven has taken him where he has needed to go, spiritually as well as physically, for decades. BY PETER RALSTON
OFF THE DRAWING BOARD Donald Tofias, the visionary behind some of the most gorgeous cold-molded wooden yachts built in Maine in recent years, is at it again with a new daysailer designed for shallow-water sailing. BY ART PAINE
SMALL ADVENTURES A comfortable day's cruise from Camden or Boothbay Harbor, Tenants Harbor is an appealing Saturday-night stopover for weekend sailors. BY MIMI BIGELOW STEADMAN
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. BY JON KELLER
MAINE COURSE Conservationists want us to eat so-called "trash" fish, such as skate, as a way to help save overfished species. Cookbook author Nancy Harmon Jenkins explains that skate is actually delicious and quite easy to cook. BY NANCY HARMON JENKINS
BONUS CONTENT What's Online @ maineboats.com Bonus Content For This Issue Video: Well-known Passamaquoddy basket maker Jeremy Frey discusses his creative evolution and explains how he makes a basket. Video by Billy Ray Sims. Video: After reading about the Herreshoff Fish in this issue, watch one under sail and learn more of the story about the class, and Perch, the boat featured in Ben Emory's story. Courtesy Off Center Harbor. Slide Show: Explore the haunting images of herring weirs and fish houses in Newfoundland and downeast Maine with photographer Lisa Tyson Ennis, the artist behind this issue’s The Maine I Love.. DOCKSIDE EATING: Check out some of the places along the coast where you can tie up your boat and order a nice meal. MAINE’S WINDJAMMER FLEET is pretty special. Learn about the boats and their mission. READ A REVIEW of the new book Time and Navigation, published by Smithsonian Books about getting from here to there.
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On the cover: Ben and Dianna Emory sailing their classic Herreshoff Fish off Center Harbor. Photo by Benjamin Mendlowitz.
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