Maine's harbors are famous the world over for their beauty, and also for all the great things they have to offer the cruiser, visitor, and resident. We cover museum and gallery exhibits; guide you to libraries and movie theaters; help you find places to eat, stay and shop; and suggest things to do from trips aboard our wonderful fleets of windjammers to special musical and cultural events.
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.
Who 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.
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.
Visit our Coastal Adventures section to plan your next Maine coast cruise. Read about selected harbors, download and print chartlets, share experiences, and find the local knowledge you need in our Coastal Directory. Click here >>