Wednesday, October 23rd 2019In August 2019, the Maine Boat & Homes Show hosted what is believed to be the first North American boat race between boats powered by cordless power drills. One boat was designed and driven by students from Searsport's maritime charter school, the Ocean School. The other was sponsored by Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Magazine. The Ocean School crew looked nautica and won on appearance, but the MBHH boat went faster and won the race.
Wednesday, October 25th 2017Like many harbors along the coast of Maine, Rockland has been home to shipbuilding, shipping, fishing, fish processing, and more recently a growing number of recreational boaters. Below it all, the silent creatures of the cold salt water have held onto their secrets. Some, like anemones stay put in one place all their lives, others like sea urchins, sea stars, seals and lobsters move around. Like us they call this place home.
Monday, October 23rd 2017Who hasn’t dreamed about a car that can go in the water? A German company made amphibious cars in the 1960s and exported them to the United States. Some are still on the road today. Bob Stover of Belfast, Maine, has owned and restored three of these plucky hybrids, which are at home both on land and in the water.
Monday, October 23rd 2017The World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials is a zany head-to-paw competition and is always a crowd favorite at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, which takes place annually the second weekend in August at Harbor and Buoy parks in Rockland, Maine
Monday, October 23rd 2017If you love the coast of Maine, you won't want to miss the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors show in Rockland, Maine annually, the second week in August. Come see Maine's finest artists, architects, boatbuilders, craftsmen, designers, furniture makers, jewelers, and marine gear vendors along with live music, fine food, and the running of the Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials.
Monday, October 23rd 2017In February 2014, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors joined a group of wildlife experts and photographers aboard Equinox for a visit to Seal Island, one of Penobscot Bay's outermost islands. A mile long by 300 yards across at its widest, Seal Island was historically a destination for harvesters of eggs, feathers, and meat, which contributed to the local extinction of gray seals and a variety of nesting seabirds. During World War II and until the 1960s, the military used the island for target practice, adding to the island's woes. Now part of the federal Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, the island is home once again to a growing colony of gray seals and a wide variety of seabirds. For a full story on gray seals, visit maineboats.com.