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Issue 151 Table of Contents

March/April 2018

Boatyard Dog® — Issue 151
Boatyard Dogs Hoss and Bunker

First Boats
Our first boat holds a special place in our heart. Bruce Lewis’s was a Century Palomino.

Early Spring on the Water
Cast aside the winter blues and go rowing!

True O(a)r Not?
Could oars have been invented by a fisherman who no longer wanted to swim out to his boat?

Get Sailing!
A few easy rigging adjustments can make sailing so much easier.

New Owners Chart the Future at Derecktor Robinhood
New owners and a new name start a new chapter for Derecktor Robinhood in Georgetown.

Rosie the Modern-Day Riveter
The number of women working in marine trades has jumped in recent years as gender norms have shifted in the traditionally male-dominated field.

Faces From An American Shipyard
The Southgate Project profiles some of the boatbuilders at Bath Iron Works through candid photo portraits.

Boat Recycler
Boat recycler Jim Harkins find value in old marine parts, fittings, and even fiberglass hulls.

The Small-Boat Water Tribe
Since 1984, shoal-draft boat adventurers have gathered on the beach at Atsena Otie Key for the Cedar Key small-boat meet. It’s a friendly mix of vagabond sailors.

The Small Reach Regatta
Owners of trailerable boats flock to Maine’s Small Reach Regatta each summer.

Metal Magic
For more than 125 years, the Lunenburg Foundry’s fate has been closely tied to the port’s fishing industry. It has survived in an ever-shifting industry by adapting to

The Art of the Commission
Yes, you can do it: you can order up a special work of art—and contribute significantly to its creation.

East Boothbay
A cutting-edge scientific institute, internationally recognized boatbuilders, and a sailmaker to some of the most beautiful yachts, all in tiny East Boothbay!

Almanack 151 — Welcome Downeast
It is the time of year for thawing and hints of rejuvenation.

Way Back When — Killer Whale in Tenants Harbor
In 1956, a killer whale was stranded overnight on the shoreline of Tenant’s Harbor.

Seasonal Boat Dreams
Winter dreams give way to spring boating.

Letters to the Editor — Issue 151
Readers write about a boat designer, Monroe Island, science, and more.

On the Town Dock — Issue 151
The great floating shed, beach skating, and copious boatyard news.

The Maine I Love — Jay Perrotta
Travels around the state of Maine with Jay Perrotta.


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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 151
Issue 151 | March/April 2018
Volume 31 | Number 2
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On the cover: Kirsten Flakne spent 30 years building museum exhibits before taking a job at Rumery's Boat Yard in Biddeford. She's one of a growing number of women working as boatbuilders.