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Issue 187 Table of Contents

March/April 2024

The Marrying Kind
Come yachting season, you think the guy running the boatyard’s got it rough? You should talk to his wife.

Kira the Keepah
An English Lab on a paddleboard

Cool Ride in Belfast
A winter ride in the New Harbor 28

Farrin’s Boatshop
A versatile Maine builder launches two “crossover” luxury workboat projects for opposite ends of the country

Memories of Freeport
Maine’s historian frames the evolution of Freeport from a factory town to a tourist mecca through his own family’s experiences.

Mud Time: A Meditation
You can choose to curse it or survive it, but once thing’s certain: Maine’s Fifth Season will have you cleaning your boots.

David Etnier’s Sense of Place and People
As photographer and legislator, David Etnier helped preserve Maine’s working waterfront.

The Scream
On his first trip aboard a sailboat, a crewmember learns about the perils of sailing to a schedule and the captain realizes the importance of a thorough briefing.

Omega 2
After making the rounds of a string of skippers in far-flung New England harbors, a Mount Desert-built cabin cruiser lands back with her skilled builder and original owner.

Port Clyde: Ever Strong
A resilient peninsula with a connection to the Wyeths.

Reed Hayden
Sign maker Reed Hayden brings his art to boat names and other nautical projects.

Spring Down on the Farms
Maine farmers stay busy all winter fixing and planning for what comes next: spring, the season opener.

Marm and Pa on a “Trailer”
The land portion of a 1973 boat launch

Mandated Recreational Skipper Training Arrives in Maine
A newly enacted state law requires a boating safety course to operate a powerboat with a 25-hp or larger engine.

For Coastal Maine a Time to Clean Up, Recalculate, and Rebuild
Special Report: January 2024 ocean storms

Iconic Shacks at Fisherman’s Point Could be Replaced
In the wake of January’s devastating coastal storms, funds have been donated to rebuild the fishing shacks that stood on Fisherman’s Point in South Portland.

Welcome Downeast
The spring thaw, mud season, pussy willows

Boat Projects, an Amazing Cat, Dredging
The working waterfront, new boats builds, and a cat tale

The Maine I Love - Chrisso Rheault
Moments of light and reflection

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 187
Issue 187 | March/April 2024
Volume 37 | Number 2
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On the cover: Miss Emily is one of two Mussel Ridge hulls finished off as luxury sportboats by Farrin's Boatshop.