Friday, February 12th 2021In the summer, lobstermen rev up for lobster boat racing. It’s a bit cold to be racing on the ocean in Maine this time of year. But have no fear, some enterprising engine-lovers have found an alternative: lawn-mower racing. A group calling themselves the Thunder Valley Lawn Mower Drag Racers fired up their engines in January 2021 to race on frozen Norton Pond, in Lincolnville.
Wednesday, June 10th 2020For years, a series of Maine Seacoast Mission vessels named Sunbeam have been a lifeline to island along the Maine Coast. The most recent Sunbeam was in need of some TLC. Enter the talented crew at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine.
Monday, April 20th 2020Ernest Hemingway's fishing boat Pilar was a classic built by the Wheeler Yacht Company back in the 1930s. The grandson of the company founder is having a modern version built at Main's Brooklin Boat Yard. The boat is featured in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors print issue for May/June 2020. You can find the print story here: https://maineboats.com/print/issue-164/wheeler-38
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