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Issue 141 Table of Contents

Boatshow 2016

Maine, the boatbuilding mecca
A Letter From the Publisher - Issue 141

Bruno & Diesel, Maxie Moxie
Boatyard Dogs - Issue 141

Letters to the Editor 141
Letters to the Editor - Issue 141

Schooner rebirth, lobster TLC, dreamboats, and the Weather Service tones it down
Talk on the Dock - Issue 141

A Need For Speed
After years of slow travel in fishing trawlers and sailboats, Joe Upton discovers the joy of getting places quickly in a speedboat.

Wild Cards
A late-night card game between sisters leads to unexpected results.

Stella Blue
Designed by Stephens Waring and built by Tumblehome Boatshop, Stella Blue goes fast like a classic wooden Gentleman’s Racer but handles well and has room for the whole family.

At Home Away From Home
A downeast-style boat proves just perfect for both daytrips and cruising on Lake Superior.

Finding New Niches
Boatbuilder Lyman-Morse has undertaken a number of new initiatives that are helping the company thrive. The projects include buying Wayfarer Marine in Camden, building a new hotel in Rockland, and building two prototype powerboats for Bertram Yachts.

Moved Not Shaken
An old boathouse in Boothbay is moved and expanded, and finds new life as a home.

Grand, Wild, and Terrific
Naturalist John James Audubon’s epic trip to Labrador in search of the Great Auk began in Maine.

Eliot Porter’s Golden Isle
World-famous photographer Eliot Porter honed his eye in Maine on a Penobscot Bay island owned by his family. His book, Summer Island: Penobscot Country, was published 50 years ago, but the essays and images remain incredibly relevant today.

A Sailing Misadventure
A leisurely afternoon sail quickly turned scary when a sudden front brought high winds and waves.

Unearthly Floating Objects
While it’s common to think of jellyfish as a nuisance, they are incredibly fascinating creatures. This according to Oceanographer Dr. Nicolas Record, who has been collecting reports of citizen sightings of jellyfish as part of his research.

Frequent Fliers
Arctic terns migrate thousands of miles each year between Maine and the Arctic, but the route they travel is far from direct.

Phippsburg: a scenic peninsula that boasts a magnificent beach, a hidden hurricane hole ringed by a nature preserve, and a resort where mooring rental includes access to golf, dining, and a spa.

Welcome Downeast
Rob McCall reflects on summer berries, jellyfish, welcome rain, and slow-growing trees.

The Maine I Love – Dave Cleaveland
The Maine I Love, featuring a selection of images by photographer Dave Cleaveland.


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Bonus Content For This Issue

Bonus Content: 

BOATING SAFETY: Make your summer boating experiences as safe as possible with valuable advice and safety checklists from maritime safety expert Mario Vittone. Mario Vittone, a former U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer and marine safety expert.

REBUILD PROJECT: Schooner Bowdoin gets a rebuild: What began as a series of small repairs turned into a major rebuild last winter at Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer in Camden.

VIDEO: Watch Zoe Weil’s mesmerizing video of jellyfish engaged in a slow underwater dance.

VIDEO: Bertram’s new 35-footer is based on Richard Bertram’s record-setting Moppie. See vintage footage of Moppie in action.

Join us on the Rockland waterfront August 12-14 for inspiration, shopping, and the best Maine has to offer!

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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 141
Issue 141 | Boatshow 2016
Volume 29 | Number 4
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