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Issue 149 Table of Contents

November/December 2017

On the Town Dock — Issue 149
An electric boat, green crabs on the menu, a Fitz Henry Lane painting, and marine industry news

An Affinity For the Classics
If you like nice boats, you might also like this vintage Porsche, a 1960 356 B Roadster.

One of the more intriguing sailing yachts launched this year in Maine is the 72-foot sloop Toroa, built at Brooklin Boat Yard.

Jonesport Shipyard
An expansion of builder Bertram Frost’s yard, Jonesport Shipyard has become an all-in-one stopping point for both pleasure and commercial boaters.

Answering Lubec’s Fish Whistles
Old timers in Lubec remember the days when the coastal economy revolved around sardines.

The Rower
The man: a 64-year-old real estate agent. The challenge: row 125 miles from Cape Cod to Portland, Maine, in 72 hours. Did he make it? Read the story!

Ancient Swordfish Hunters
Thousands of years ago a mysterious people, known for the red powder found in their graves, lived on the Maine coast. An archeological site on North Haven provided clues about their culture.

Bermuda 40 Nostalgia
There’s a reason why Hinckley Bermuda 40s remain in high demand even after decades of use: they are versatile, capable, and elegant.

A Home Project
After building many fine homes for others, this contractor knew just what he wanted when it came time to build a house for himself.

Bringing Back the Peregrines
It took a national park, a college, and a helicopter to reintroduce peregrine falcons to the Maine coast.

Maine Muse
Alexandra Tyng finds inspiration for her paintings by looking at the landscape from the air.

Something in the Water?
Tiny Harpswell, Maine, has inspired more than its share of writers, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Elizabeth Strout.

Onboard Observer
Research for a novel takes an author out to sea in search of lobsters and understanding.

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
A trip back in time to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

Welcome Downeast
Tis the season of hibernation, snow and ice, and quiet reflection.

In Search of the Next Project
In search of the next project

Boatyard Dog® 149
Zola the Wonder Dog

Letters to the Editor - Issue 149
Letters to the Editor - Issue 149

Battle of the Gaffers
A Dark Harbor 17 and a NY 40 tango at the 2017 Camden Classics Cup race.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show 2017
Three days of handcrafted products on the Rockland waterfront.

Way Back When — Issue 149
A look back at the St. Croix paper mill settlement of the early 1900s.

The Maine I Love - Dan Bookham
Coastal scenes from photographer Dan Bookham.


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Bonus Content For This Issue

Bonus Content: 

Video: We print stories about other people’s homes and boats, now it’s tell time tell you a little bit about us. MBH&H is based in an historic building in Rockland, Maine, with views of the harbor. We were curious about the part of the view that we cannot see and partnered with our friends at Compass Light Productions to produce “Underwater Rockland,” a really cool short video. Watch it now!

Tribute: Meade Gougeon (1938-2017) helped revolutionize boatbuilding. Learn more about Gougeon, his innovations, and his boats.

Advice: Are you considering renting out rooms on your boat? A maritime attorney has this advice.

Art Exhibit: Take a look at the Penobscot Marine Museum’s new Fitz Henry Lane painting.

Happenings: MBH&H sponsored Rockland’s first ever People’s Sculpture Race during the 2017 Boat and Home Show. Check it out!

History: Folks at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath are restoring the Mary E, one of the oldest Maine-built fishing schooners still afloat. Follow their progress.

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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 149
Issue 149 | November/December 2017
Volume 30 | Number 6
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On the cover: There's nothing like a boat launching at a Maine yard. The launch of Toroa at Brooklin Boat Yard last summer drew an appreciative crowd, both young and old.