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Issue 143 Table of Contents

November/December 2016

Hidden Beauty
Hidden Beauty

The 2016 World Champion Boatyard Dog is......Travis!
2016 World Champion Boatyard Dog Travis

14th annual MBH&H Show

Letters to the Editor - Issue 143
Letters to the Editor - Issue 143

Big creatures, new boats, and twin sailors

Williams 38
John Williams is building a new Williams 38 that will retain the classic good looks of a Stanley above the waterline, but feature a modern V-shaped underbody and engineering designed to send it through the water at up to 40 knots.

Under the Hood
Fascinated by technology old and new, mechanic Lincoln Davis not only breathes new life into cranky old engines and boats, he also has built an extraordinary collection of them.

Secret Ingredient
Many people know of Hewes & Company as a builder of fine homes, but the company also has a thriving business fabricating parts for many of Maine’s best known boatbuilders as well as for designers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Behind the Scenes
Caretakers work year-round to maintain seasonal homes and cottages, with great care and attention to detail.

Riding Giants
Eastport pilots help the big boys navigate Cobscook Bay’s potentially treacherous waters.

When Art is a Family Affair
Is a child whose parents are successful artists inclined to become an artist, and when this happens is it the result of genetics or due to being raised by artists in a home full of art? In the case of Tim, Susan, and Greta Van Campen, it was probably a bit of both.

Math Man
Behind every great architect stands an engineer. Meet Albert Putnam.

Ashley Bryan at 93
At 93, artist and author Ashley Bryan is still hard at work. His newest children’s book, Freedom Over Me, tells the story of slaves.

Inside the Frame
The people who make the art often get our attention, but who stretches their canvases and who makes their frames? Meet a husband-wife team that creates gorgeous frames, and a pair of talented canvas makers.

Penobscot River Restoration
A multi-year project to remove dams and restore the Penobscot River is paying off as fish populations rebound.

Small Bird Big Journey
Blackpoll warblers fatten up and add muscle before making a non-stop 80- to 90-hour transoceanic flight from Maine to Venezuela.

Paddling Into New Adventures
Stand-up paddleboarding is a way for both people of all ages to explore the coast, while also building up muscle strength.

Rolling on the River
A day trip up the Kennebec River and through Merrymeeting Bay to Hallowell and back provides a scenic adventure.

A Letter From Home — Issue 143
The Marine Quarterly journal is a literary escape of the marine sort for the winter months.

Welcome Downeast
The close of the year brings holiday traditions, chilly weather, and hibernation for all of nature's creatures.

Good Reads — Issue 143
Looking for a book to read?

Way Back When — Issue 143
An early-1900s view of the Penobscot River from the book "Maine On Glass," show an array of vessels.

The Maine I Love — Ryan Burnham
Scenes from Maine by Ryan Burnham.


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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 143
Issue 143 | November/December 2016
Volume 29 | Number 6
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On the cover: The summer boating season has ended, but expert mechanic Lincoln Davis agreed to pose in his vintage 1958 Corson and its equally vintage Mercury Mark 78 engine at his business Stetson & Pinkham in Waldoboro, where he also has a museum of antique outboards. Photo by Polly Saltonstall