Tubby Legs, a Finboat designed by Harry Bryan of New Brunswick, Canada, has a flexible fin off the stern. Reciprocating foot pedals push the fin back and forth, propelling the vessel through the water like an undulating fish. It’s the eighth boat built at Islesford Boatworks, a summer boatbuilding school.
Jim Dugan is a photographer in Rockland who explores the Maine Coast while keeping abreast of the latest in digital technology. His “Maine Kaleidoscopes” series takes recognizable Maine scenes, then through computer “copy-and-paste” creates something new and exciting.
When all you want is to sail for the pure enjoyment of sunshine, wind, and waves, you don't need high performance. Contributing Editor Art Paine writes that some of the best boats for this are derivatives of Nathanael Herreshoff’s "Fish Class." Two new designs, which embellish upon the excellence of a Herreshoff Fish, are the Cape Cod Marlin Heritage 23 and Doug Hylan’s Selkie.
Rob McCall, former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill ruminates on the seasons, wildlife, and the nature of being in this regular column. This issue he contemplates the holidays, gratitude, the winter season, and the perils of a flat roof.
Contributing Editor Peter Bass checks in with news from along the coast, including updates on lobster, scallop, and clam landings; ferry service between Maine and Canada; and great Maine festivals to add to your summer calendar.