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Issue 189 Table of Contents

July/August 2024

Bounty in the Barrens
Harvesting Maine’s native wild blueberries is a way of life for some and a profitable business, too

Stonington’s “Bookmark Lady” Was a Relentless Artist
Evelyn Kok, who never sought fame, entertained windjammer passengers and other visitors to her seaside gallery with her wide range of drawings, paintings, and music

Well-aged Rusticator Rum Makes a Splash
It took four decades, but a classic Hacker runabout is again afloat, thanks to a multi-talented and determined owner

Picture Perfect Summer Time Haven
A newly compiled photo collection at the Penobscot Marine Museum captures a turn-of-the-century retreat in Brooklin

A Farmers’ Fair
The annual Seed Swap & Scion Exchange in Unity is a chance to discover Maine’s past and plant for the future

Mary King Longfellow paints Monhegan
The niece of famed American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an early if not the first female artist to paint this island off the Maine coast

Down to the Sea with Chris Van D.
Children’s book illustrator and Camden resident Chris Van Dusen delights readers with his rhymes and colorful drawings

Pepe Was My Friend
From orphan to trusted friend, Pepe the Skunk warmed two households.

Blue Hill: Where the Past is Present
Just off Mt. Desert, Blue Hill comes alive for summer with music, art, food, trails, and shops

Island Hopping in the TUB
A well-used 38-foot cabin cruiser introduced the youngsters at Robin Hood Camp in Brooksville to the cruising life amidst the islands of downeast Maine

Dudley Alexander
Director of Barketing

Shipyard Purchase, Ferry Fares & Scallops
Infrastructure projects, historic preservation, and boating news

Designers at Stephens Waring in Belfast put their experience to work when it came time to revamp their own sailboat with a modern sail plan for more comfortable sailing with family and friends

Ode to a Dorywoman and Her Boat
A tale of life on a Maine Island is told through a shared love of workboats

Considering L. Francis Herreshoff
The words and boat designs created by the go-it-alone son of Nathanael Herreshoff have inspired countless sailors, including the seaward-looking crew in Brooklin.

A tragic end for the hard-working sardine carrier Jacob Pike
January 2024 sinking of historic vessel

Opportunity Knocked
Aboard the largest Viking ship built in modern times

What a SHOW they put on!
It takes dedicated teams from host communities to pull together three weeks of world-class racing on the Maine coast

Welcome Downeast
Mackerel and blueberries and rabbits foot clover

The Maine I Love - Whitney McCarthy
Scenes from Frenchboro

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Issue 189
Issue 189 | July/August 2024
Volume 37 | Number 4
Click the cover image above to view the digital edition online.
On the cover: At the barrens managed by the Passamaquoddy Wild Blueberry Co., workers harvest about 20 percent of the crop using hand rakes.