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Issue 171 Table of Contents

July/August 2021

Boats and history and the future
Boats and history and the future

Huckleberry and Stella!
Huckleberry and Stella!

Letters to the Editor — Issue 171
Power on, adventures, Dolphin ancestry

Bloodworms, new boats, and old schooners
The latest news

The Sunrise Skiff
A little homemade skiff proves to be the perfect boat for harbor outings.

A new 44-foot sloop designed by Jim Taylor and built at Brooklin Boat Yard will be used for day sailing and racing on the West Coast.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park
Schoodic Institute is the largest of 18 Research Learning Centers in the National Park System

A Family-Run Company with Booming Sales and Service Work
He started with a marina, but Christopher DiMillo has expanded his company into yacht sales and service work with multiple locations along the East Coast.

Doing What Came Naturally
A familiar face in the marine world, Bentley Collins helped grow Sabre and its sister company Back Cove Yachts into premier boatbuilders.

Bowdoin turns 100
A century after it was built to explore remote Arctic regions, the schooner Bowdoin still sails northward, although now the passengers are mostly students.

An Odd Fellows Hall is Reborn
Brooklin’s historic Order of Odd Fellows Hall was on the verge of falling down, when a team of new owners stepped in and breathed new life into the classic structure.

Great White Sharks in Maine
Data shows great white sharks, once on the verge of disappearing, are making a comeback along the Maine coast.

Michael Torlen
In his series “Ocean Blues,” artist Michael Torlen reflects on the fate of our water planet.

The Artist Who Runs the Georgetown Dump
Artists have flocked to Georgetown since the early 1900s. Today, the painter Jim Coombs lives and works there. Georgetown residents see him whenever they go to the dump, which he manages.

A Special Boat Comes Home
You often read stories about boat rebuilds, but finding and transporting those old boats can be just as much of an adventure, as this story shows.

Take a tour of Southport Island

Welcome Downeast
Fledgling crows, cherry tomatoes, and jellyfish

Bend in the River
A trip to Ireland, fly fishing, and memories.

Maine’s Proud History of Building Boats
Mainers have built thousands of boats and ships in the last 200 years. Four are the state’s signature types, wherever they are found: the canoe, the peapod, Friendship sloops, and lobsterboats.

The Maine I Love
Boats and the natural world by Art Paine

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Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 171
Issue 171 | July/August 2021
Volume 34 | Number 4
Click the cover image above to view the digital edition online.
On the cover: Built in 1900 by Wilbur Morse of Friendship, Maine, the 33' Friendship Sloop Blackjack recently was restored at the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum in Rockland. The oldest surviving vessel built by Morse, Blackjack was listed on the National Register of Historic Places last year.