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    Children of the Island [5]

    Exploring life on Maine islands through the eyes of summer and year-round children in this photo essay by Patrisha McLean.

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    Perfect Fit [5]

    Until now, foul-weather gear, designed to keep people dry even in the worst weather on the water, has been sized only for men. Genevieve McDonald went on a crusade to fix that problem.

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    Herreshoff Fish: A Good Catch [5]

    As a child, Ben Emory heard many wonderful stories about his parents’ Herreshoff Fish. He now owns one himself and considers it to be sailing perfection.

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    Baskets with Spirit [5]

    Passamaquoddy basket maker Jeremy Frey has earned a national reputation for his elegant and innovative work, and in the process brought attention to the artwork of other Native Americans in Maine.

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    Letter from the Publisher [5]

    A Letter from the Publisher – Issue 136

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    On The Town Dock [5]

    Rowing shells, ties to the Arctic, a Whaler Rendezvous and more

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    The W-22 [5]

    Donald Tofias, the visionary behind some of the most gorgeous cold-molded wooden yachts built in Maine in recent years, is at it again with a new daysailer designed for shallow-water sailing.

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    Not My Mother’s Fish [5]

    Conservationists want us to eat so-called “trash” fish, such as skate, as a way to help save overfished species. Cookbook author Nancy Harmon Jenkins explains that skate is actually delicious and quite easy to cook.

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    A Letter From Home: It's a Hard Job... [5]

    Clamming is a hard way to make a living and the people who do it must be tough. Author Jon Keller spent several years clamming downeast before writing his recent novel Of Sea and Cloud.

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    Boatyard Dogs [5]

    Carter and Pattie

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    Awanadjo Almanack [5]

    Ocean swimming, a late-summer bounty from the garden, and apple harvest time in this installment of Rob McCall's Awanadjo Almanack.

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    Explore the haunting images of herring weirs and fish houses in Newfoundland and downeast Maine with photographer Lisa Tyson Ennis.

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    Bangor-based artist and photographer Andrea Hand specializes in events and portraits.

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    Boatyard Dogs [5]

    Riley and Cobbie

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    These images are part of an exhibit at the Portland Public Library (March 6-31, 2015) entitled “Tiny Giants: Marine microbes revealed on a grand scale.” The photos were taken by scientists at the East Boothbay-based Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences who explore how marine microbes drive global ocean processes. These tiny, nearly invisible plants and animals provide a foundation for life both in the ocean and on land. They consist of plants—phytoplankton that provide half of the oxygen we breathe, and animals—zooplankton that serve as the source of food for all marine life from fish to whales.

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    A Dory Runs Through It [5]

    Jonathan Ives spent his childhood exploring the coast with his family in an old Banks dory. While exposed and small, the vessel was incredibly seaworthy.

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    Authorized Personnel Only [5]

    Does a pocketful of licenses and certifications really let you have more fun? Eva Murray offers her opinion.

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    Sabre's New 66-Footer [5]

    Sabre Yachts is building its largest powerboat ever, a 66-footer that is designed to be easy to drive and luxuriously comfortable.

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    My Boat, My Harbor [5]

    Sardine Nights and the Red Sox at Seal Island

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    Awanadjo Almanack [5]

    Spring waters run, Mainers ride the rapids, and the birds return in this installment of Rob McCall’s Awanadjo Almanack.

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    Boatyard Dogs [5]

    Buffer and Olive

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    Letter from the Publisher: Spring Fever Reliever [5]

    A Letter from the Publisher – Issue 134

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    Playing By Heart [5]

    In an era of YouTube music videos and dwindling public school arts budgets, Farmington, Maine, teenagers are lining up — and auditioning — to play the jigs and reels heard at 19th century barn dances. Part of the credit goes to a rural tradition of family and friends playing music together. The catalyst, though, is Steve Muise, the orchestra teacher at Mt. Blue High School.

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    The Crossing [5]

    Paul Molyneaux learns about friendship, boats, and endurance during a row from Lubec to Grand Manan.

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    Tollef Runquist: A Painter Follows His Bliss [5]

    Painter Tollef Runquist’s colorful canvases draw on place and experience. Recently he has been inspired by his son’s playthings.

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    The Pull of an Island [5]

    It took some time, but eventually Great Gott became the heart of an island-based business for Claire and Carly Weinberg. Their company, Dulse & Rugosa, uses seaweed and botanicals grown on the island to make skin care products, and has allowed them to make a living in the one place that has always felt like home.

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    Dancing Around [5]

    The growing community of Maine’s tango dancers travel to Portland to attend milongas, and to Thomaston for a seaside summer tango retreat.

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    The Writer's Shack [5]

    Deborah Joy Corey’s writing space is a small floating shack. When she is there, she is in tune with the tides, nature, and one special cormorant she calls Jinx.

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    Bird Blizzard [5]

    Why has the snowy owl, a species of bird normally considered at home in the high arctic, been making an appearance in the Midwest and New England?

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    American Eagle [5]

    The son of a housewright, boatbuilder, and inspector of timber, John Haley Bellamy was born in the seaside community of Kittery, Maine. In addition to working on house carvings, he fashioned eagles that are considered icons of American folk art.

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    Reunion with Tradition [5]

    How often do we get the chance to buy back a boat with family significance? Chrisso Rheault was able to do just that when he bought a 26-foot sloop that his father had built.

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    A Yard for All Seasons [5]

    Maine’s stellar reputation for new boat construction gets the limelight. But it is all-purpose yards like Great Island Boat Yard with their capacity for service, repairs and refits that are the backbone of the state’s maritime industry today. Searching for more meaningful lives, Great Island owners Steve and Stephanie Rowe left high-powered corporate jobs to run the yard.

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    Rhubarb Musings [5]

    Rhubarb had a place in the China trade and the tart treat was served aboard vessels in the mid-1800s and featured in a letter to Queen Victoria.

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    Stellar Art [5]

    She may be 99, but Stell Shevis, master enamellist and life-long artist, continues to look for new experiences and creative outlets.

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    While Nate Levesque has a day-job at the law firm of Eaton Peabody, his true love is photography. Levesque, who graduated from Hampden Academy and the University of Maine, acquired a professional-grade digital camera soon after college and began teaching himself how to use it. A hiker and lover of the outdoors, he sought to capture the scenes that meant so much to him. A few years ago he became interested in shooting the night sky, particularly at Acadia National Park.

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    Eye On The Coast: Marine Art Show [5]

    The New-York Historical Society has sent an impressive array of its marine and maritime art holdings, mostly 19th century, to the Portland Museum Art for the 2014-2015 winter season. “The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America” offers an excellent opportunity to take in a clutch of sea-going artifacts, plus ships, seascapes, and portraits by a top-notch lineup of painters.

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    Books of Note [5]

    A selection of books about food, houses, and a maritime designer.

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    Awanadjo Almanack [5]

    Rob McCall, former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill, ruminates on snow, the coming of spring, the games of love, and Valentine’s Day.

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    A Letter From Home: Yea Water, Yea Happy [5]

    Teresa L. Carey, who spent two years sailing alone on a boat and writes a blog called “Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” shares her thoughts about why the water makes us happy and why we should spend more time in boats.

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    View from the Porch [5]

    Peter Bass ruminates about Friendship sloops, fast sailors, and safe towns.

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    Boatyard Dogs [5]

    Rufus and Sierra

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    Letter from the Publisher: Boats to Dream On [5]

    A Letter from the Publisher – Issue 133

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    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.

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    My Boat, My Harbor [5]

    Sally Smith’s family has owned and loved their Hinckley Sou’wester, Priscilla, for 42 years. Only recently did Smith learn about a “bump” in Priscilla’s past.

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    Near-perfection, Improved: the Marlin Heritage 23 and the Selkie [5]

    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.

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    A Race Back in Time [5]

    Novelist Alice Greenway sailed a leg in the first-ever Black Sea Tall Ships Regatta last spring. Along with Greenway, the crew of the 170-foot Kaliakra included twenty-five Bulgarian maritime high school students, two teachers, and a dozen seamen.

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    Sea Salt: The Spice of Life [5]

    If you heat your house with wood or own a woodstove, winter is the perfect time to make sea salt. The process, explains Karen O. Zimmermann, is simple: collect salt water in buckets and boil it down in a large pan on the top of your woodstove.

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    Southwest Harbor: [5]

    Far from Bar Harbor’s summer bustle, Southwest Harbor is known as Mt. Desert Island’s quiet side.

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    Awanadjo Almanack [5]

    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.

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    View from the Porch [5]

    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.

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    Letters to the Editor [5]

    Letters to the Editor, Issue 132

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    Boatyard Dog [5]

    Gatsby: The New World Champion

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    Letter from the Publisher [5]

    A Letter from the Publisher – Issue 132

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    A Boat for All Ages: The Herreshoff 12½ [5]

    Sturdy, comfortable and versatile, this design has stood the test of time

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    Meet the Makers [5]

    Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Brings out the Best

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    Whelks, Anyone? [5]

    Whelks are not one of Maine’s more glamorous seafood offerings; gnarly and intimidating they require careful cleaning and preparation, including getting them out of their spiral shells. But as food writer Nancy Harmon Jenkins explains, once the hard work is done, whelks make a tasty meal.

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    Avoiding Fame, Fortune, and Dick Cheney [5]

    Matinicus correspondent Eva Murray gives her take on the antics of a reality TV crew filming a program about lobstermen on Matinicus Island.

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    Biddeford Pool: [5]

    Writer Mimi Steadman visits Biddeford Pool, a community of shingle-style cottages in Saco Bay. Named Winter Harbor by the Europeans who settled there in the 1600s, it should have been called Summer Harbor, because summer is when the town buzzes with activity.

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    Revelations From the Natural World [5]

    Rob McCall reflects on the power of time spent in the natural world to provide insight and put all right with the world again.

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    Pretty Sisterships [5]

    Out of a handful of sailboats currently under construction along the Maine coast, two of the prettiest may be a pair of yachts at Rockport Marine designed by Ted Fontaine in his Friendship series. Cari Ali, which was launched last fall but came back to the yard for the winter, is a Friendship 36. The new boat, nearing completion, is a Friendship 50, the largest in the Friendship series so far.

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    Michael Heiko moved to South Portland eight years ago from Brooklyn, New York.
    His photos have appeared in national publications including the New York Times, Outside, and Men’s Journal.

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    Letters to the Editor [5]

    Letters to the Editor, Issue 131

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    Letter from the Publisher [5]

    A Letter from the Publisher – Issue 131

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    Boatyard Dog [5]

    Laynie: Herder, helper, paddleboarder

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    Awanadjo Almanack [5]

    Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

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    A Quiet Exhibition [5]

    A group of friends in Spruce Head combines forces once a summer to hold a week-long exhibition of their paintings and other artful creations. Peter H. Spectre hosts the group in his workshop.

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    Saltwater Foodways: Martha’s June Jottings [5]

    Martha Ballard, a midwife who lived in the Hallowell area of Maine at the turn of the eighteenth century, kept a journal of her daily life for 27 years. Looking back at the entries is a wonderful way to learn about early gardening and food preparation. Food writer and Contributing Editor Sandy Oliver takes a look at what Martha was doing in June.

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    Thoreau in the Maine Woods [5]

    Although Henry David Thoreau published his book about the Maine woods 150 years ago, his vision and words still resonate today. Thoreau’s experience of the Maine woods was a confrontation with himself, with humans’ place on the planet, and with the meaning of civilization.

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    Damariscotta: [5]

    Waiting to Be Discovered

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    Mahogany Heartthrobs [5]

    Nearing retirement, a physician decides to build his own mahogany runabout, learning in the process about problem-solving and the joys of boatbuilding.

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    Harrier 25 Sport [5]

    Contributing Editor Art Paine reviews the new Hunt Harrier 25 Sport, comparing it with a C. Raymond Hunt design from 50 years earlier. Both boats feature a deep-V hull design that helps them power through rough water.

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    Illusions of Grandeur [5]

    Adventures in a Boston Whaler shaped an artist’s world vision

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    Acres Apart [5]

    How we got a boat and finally met our neighbors

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    This issue we feature the work of Ann-e Blanchard, a freelance photographer from Scarborough, Maine, who shoots photos for the Portland Yacht Club and Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association web site.

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    Awanadjo Almanack [5]

    Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

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    View from the Porch [5]

    Contributing Editor Peter Bass was last seen boarding a double-hulled amphibious UFO, with a healthy supply of seafood, Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy, and a book about dockline etiquette to share with the intergalactic community at large.

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    Letters to the Editor [5]

    Letters to the Editor, Issue 130

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    Boatyard Dog [5]

    Unabashed Boat Enthusiast

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    Letter from the Publisher [5]

    A Letter from the Publisher – Issue 130

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    The Kansas Road [5]

    A spring meander in downeast Maine brings the reward of a smelt fish fry, camaraderie, and a bicycle trip through rural landscapes.

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    Greenline Hybrid 33 [5]

    Given all the progress with hybrid cars, it’s not surprising to see hybrid powerboats showing up along the coast. Here is a great-looking, well-engineered example.

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    Harun’s Paradise [5]

    Harun’s Paradise
    A Turkish boating adventure in an International 12 Footer Dinghy

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    Small House, Big View [5]

    An environmentalist sees the rebuild of his shorefront home as an opportunity to align the house with his principles. The new house is small and extremely efficient.

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    Love Affair with a Boat [5]

    The lovely gaff-rigged yacht Dyon has belonged to the same family in the same harbor for 90 years. She is a reminder of how tradition shapes the present along the Maine coast.

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    The Maine I Love [5]

    This issue we feature the work of Robert F. Bukaty who likes to focus on people who have a passion for adventure or a love of the outdoors. Bukaty is a staff photographer for the Associated Press based in Portland, Maine.

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    Awanadjo Almanack [5]

    Blue Hill: the Town, the Bay, the Mountain

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    View from the Porch [5]

    Contributing Editor Peter Bass surveys recent news events along the coast. He writes about shrimp, elvers, fishing fashionistas, and rat-infested ghost ships with his usual humorous slant.

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    Letters to the Editor [5]

    Letters to the Editor, Issue 129

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    Boatyard Dog [5]

    Scupper and Perry: Sailor dogs

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    Letter from the Publisher [5]

    A Letter from the Publisher – Issue 129

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