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Issue 155 Table of Contents

November/December 2018

From the Publisher — Issue 155
Learning by doing

Zola — Issue 155
Zola the Wonder Dog

Letters to the Editor — Issue 155
From our readers: Sadie and Brutal Beasts

On the Town Dock — Issue 155
Stoned lobsters, LED lights, crabby crabs, radio interference & more

My First Boat: A Simple Smelting Punt
It was plain and it leaked, but a simple, nameless smelting punt provided much joy to two young boys during World War II in South Brewer.

Once Trash, Now Treasure
A sign retrieved from underwater points to the past.

Tern Boatworks
Located on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Tern Boatworks specializes in new wooden boat construction and repairs.

Proposed New Rambler 38
A new concept design for a center-console features an aluminum hull.

Back in the 1930s and 1940s, yacht designers began experimenting with aluminum. The first American all-aluminum yacht was built in Boothbay.

Timber Talk
Maine boatbuilders no longer have to rely solely on local timber, but can source wood worldwide for projects.

Johnson’s Boatyard
Johnson’s Boatyard on Long Island specializes in one-of-a-kind creations.

Riding Out the Hurricane of 1938 in a Maine-Built Boat
The Hurricane of 1938 wreaked havoc in New England 80 years ago this fall. The Frost family of boatbuilders were right in the thick of it.

The Promise of a House and the Future
A moment in time before a house raising and the future it promised.

Black & White
Sea ducks arrive in Maine waters in the winter just as many other birds migrate south, giving new meaning to the term “snow birds.”

Flights of Fancy
If you want to learn about seabirds and see them firsthand off the coast of Maine, ecologist John Drury is your man.

New Murals Bring Life to Old Walls
New murals add color to Maine’s public art movement.

Don’t fume at the traffic jam; get out of your car and explore Wiscasset, where there’s lots to slow down for.

Good Reads — Issue 155
More favorites from the bookshelf.

Glamour, Glamping, and Grit at the 2018 Maine Boat & Home Show
Sights from the 2018 MB&H Show

Almanack 155 — Welcome Downeast
The winter season brings the first snow, woodsmoke in the air, and time for close-knit community.

Waterfront Whimsy
A vintage waterfront home inspired by Dutch architecture and maritime whimsy.

The Maine I Love - U.S. Senator Angus King
Photographs of Maine by U.S. Senator Angus King

Summer Spectacular
Photographs of the 2018 Maine Boat & Home Show.

The Birds of Seal Island
A birdwatching trip to Seal Island offers a chance to see Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Wilson Storm-Petrels and many other seabirds.


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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 155
Issue 155 | November/December 2018
Volume 31 | Number 6
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On the cover: John Anderson works on a circa 1926 Q Boat that he restored in Warren, Maine. While he was able to salvage some of the original wood, he had to get new pieces of oak for the backbone, Spanish cedar for the planking below the water line, Sitka spruce for the deck and spars, and mahogany for the house. Most of the wood came from Americas Wood Company in Washington, Maine. See the story on boatbuilders and wood on page 35. Photo by Alison Langley.