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Issue 186 Table of Contents

January/February 2024

Haleth and Elenna
A pair of Siberian huskies

Pumpkins, boats leaving town & a new editor
Boatyard news and one large meteorite

Brooklin Boat Yard: Botin 43
The latest Brooklin-Botin collaboration, Jax, was born to run.

Willis Beal: April and Kristi
Willis Beal's latest lobsterboat will not be used for hauling traps. It’s a 5-foot-long “little boat,” meant for display.

Samoset Boatworks: Lettie Elise, a vintage Young Brothers 45
Samoset Boatworks rebirths a vintage Young Brothers 45.

Front Street Shipyard: Sprucing up Abide
In Belfast, a luxury yacht refit takes on a life of its own.

Wren: Restored Herreshoff 12½
A vintage Herreshoff sporting a “Free” sign was impossible to pass up.

Lyman-Morse: Fabricating Form and Function from Aluminum
Lyman-Morse adds two new workhorses to its aluminum-boat lineup.

Resurrecting the Joiner Shop 19
Salty Boats of Maine is bringing a powerboat back to life that was last built 25 years ago.

Davis Boatbuilding and Furniture: Acorn 17
A seasoned boat and furniture builder puts his own twist on a rowing boat designed for the Maine Island Trail.

Brion Rieff: 8-Meter Octavia
The revamp of an 8-Meter included a new keel design.

A Transformed Pontoon Boat
A saltwater pontoon boat transformed for lobster fishing.

Take Charge: An electric boat for commercial use
A new electric workboat pilot program is intended to show the benefits of the technology for commercial use.

Jeffery Becton’s Invented Worlds
This Deer Isle photographer uses digital means to explore “the edges of realism.”

A Date with Hibernating Black Bears
Scientists make a wellness check inside a wintertime bear den.

Daniel Low: Eastport’s Ingenious Architect
During Maine’s first decade of statehood, many towns had their own architect-builders who combined building practices with a knowledge of published builders’ guides.

Diamond Cove: Echoes of the Past
A unique island in Casco Bay.

Welcome Downeast
Migrators, hibernators, and percussive woodpeckers

Turn-of-the-Century Launching
Christening a four-masted schooner in 1918

Letters — Issue 186

Maine I Love - Mark Pillsbury
Time in Lubec

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 186
Issue 186 | January/February 2024
Volume 37 | Number 1
Click the cover image above to view the digital edition online.
On the cover: Relaunched following a six-year refit at Brion Rieff Boatbuilders in Brooklin, the 8-Meter former world champion racing sloop Octavia was ready to sail again, this time in the Modern Classic class of the 2023 Eggernoggin Reach Regatta.