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Issue 156 Table of Contents

January/February 2019

Letter from the Publisher 156
Howard Chapelle's influence

The Maine I Love — Micah Philbrook
An Owls Head lobsterman shares the experience.

Bagel and Brodi - Issue 156
Bagel & Brodi

Letters to the Editor 156
The latest from our readers.

On the Town Dock 156
Ocean classes, river tunes, boats

Tinker Mackerel
Writer W.R. Cheney reminisces about mackerel fishing back in the day and sets out once more to try his luck.

A Match Made in Boats
Jill Hinckley, Sandy Spaulding and their 29-foot boat Soul Mate

Boatyard Profile: Strouts Point Wharf
Strouts Point Wharf in South Freeport has a 218-year tradition of building wooden boats.

Off the Drawing Board: New Catboat project
A new project at Artisan Boatworks seeks to replicate a classic catboat, based in part on an old photo of a boat sailed by the client’s great-grandfather.

Polly Sails Again
One man’s vision and dedication led to a seven-year effort to restore a classic 56' Nevins sloop that was built in 1945.

The Castine Class Endures
After 70 years, Castine Class sloops are still going strong.

A Phoenix From the Ashes
Building a one-of-a-kind Holland 35 for a fisherman whose Holland 32 was destroyed by fire.

Shipping Code
We crack the code of the symbols and text on container ships, with this look at the secret language of ships.

Hooked on Rugs
Rosemary Levin is a rug hooker and an environmentalist.

Finding North
Compass adjuster David Witherill makes sure vessels are headed in the right direction.

Georgetown Island: Hidden Gem
Georgetown Island, a midcoast gem, has an expansive sandy beach and plenty of places to enjoy local flavors.

Welcome Downeast
Rob McCall reflects on the midwinter activities of pruning, sleeping, and looking to summer.

The Ruggles House of Columbia Falls
Restoration of a circa-1818 Federal-style mansion built for Thomas Ruggles.

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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 156
Issue 156 | January/February 2019
Volume 32 | Number 1
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On the cover: It took seven years of meticulous work to bring the Nevins sloop Polly back to life after she was found slowly decaying in a midcoast field.