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Beyond the Black Lines
Open water swimming has seen a surge in popularity
recently, especially in Maine. Long-time swimmer
Hodding Carter explains why.
By W. Hodding Carter | Photos by Heather Perry
Wooden Boat Love: It’s Alive and Well
Builders John O’Donovan and Patrick Dole bring
youth and a love of wooden boats to their work.
By Bill Mayher
This mystical gypsy caravan, built as a garden folly,
features fine boatbuilding touches and is perfect for
parties or afternoon naps.
By Ann Costello | Photos by Sarah Szwajkos
Aliens Among Us
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.
Story & photographs by Lynette L. Walther
Eight Lighthouses where you can spend the night
We visit two, and tell you where to find the other six.
By Mimi Bigelow Steadman & Polly Saltonstall
From Boats to Art
Dan West has taken skills he learned as a boatbuilder
to make whimsical and timeless sculptures.
By Carl Little
John Atkins’ Ninigret
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.
Story & photographs by Bill Boyd
From Awkward Spaces to Glorious Vistas
Artists Fred and Hope Angier use murals and other painted
touches to add life to otherwise empty spaces.
By Kay Stephens
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.
By Elizabeth G. Macalaster
A Whale of a Time
13th Annual MBH&H Show was a hit with boaters.
By Polly Saltonstall
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ON THE TOWN DOCK
A POSTCARD IN TIME
THE MAINE I LOVE
Photo Essay / It’s All In A Tide
Photo by Steven Callahan
My Boat, My Harbor
Internet pioneer and university professor Bob
Metcalfe has owned the same 32-foot Ellis cruiser
for 25 years. He explains why this sturdy vessel
makes him happy.
By Bob Metcalfe
A Letter From Home
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
By Thor Emory
Off the Drawing Board
This powerboat was designed specifically for the
“Great Loop”—up the East Coast, through the
Great Lakes, down the Mississippi, and back up
the coast to New York.
By Art Paine
Eagle Island in Casco Bay has some nice hiking
trails as well as the former summer home of
Arctic explorer Robert Peary.
By Mimi Bigelow Steadman
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.
By Sandra Oliver
What's Online @ maineboats.com
Bonus Content For This Issue
WHALER RENDEZVOUS: View 2015 Boston Whaler Rendezvous winners and photos.
CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF WHALERS?: Explore the history of the Whaler and more.
VIDEO: Ride along with Thor Emory as he paddles across
Penobscot Bay in a November gale.
VIDEO (COMING SOON): Visit with John O’Donovan and Patrick Dole in their boatshop as they work their wooden boat magic in a video made by our friends at offcenterharbor.com.