Harbor Features

An Engineless Sailing Adventure

A cruise from Brooklin to Pulpit Harbor doesn’t go exactly as planned, which often is the case when cruising in a sailboat with no engine.

Sailing Across the Border

The cruise across the Gulf of Maine to Nova Scotia can be gorgeous, and once there you can explore Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.

Way Out on the Isles of Shoals

A fall trip to the Isles of Shoals with chefs and scientists is an introduction to sustainability on a historic and scenic archipelago.

It’s a Cold Job

A photo essay by Robert Bukaty captures the cold work done by a river dredging crew the Royal River in the deep of winter.

Tough Swedes, Kayaks, Criehaven, and a Mission

Two brothers who were raised in New York City’s Lower East Side visited Penobscot Bay many years ago to search for a special grave on remote Criehaven Island. One of them reflects on the experience.

On the Edge of Flight

Penobscot Air’s five Cessnas and their pilots keep offshore islands connected year-round.

Along the Waterfront

O’Hara Corporation is a classic example of a family-owned company thriving in a world of faceless multinational corporations. Headquartered in nondescript buildings on the Rockland, Maine, waterfront, the company’s seafood business reaches around the world.

Calling At Ash Island For Mixed Cargo

A beachcombing excursion to Ash Island in a tiny canoe.

A Whale of a Time

Boston Whalers, lobsterboats, and highlights from the 2015 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.

Did you know you can spend the night at a Maine lighthouse?

Maine lighthouses that you can visit, and perhaps even spend the night.

Beyond the Black Lines

Open water swimming has seen a surge in popularity recently, especially in Maine. Long-time swimmer Hodding Carter explains why.

Standing Up in the Waves

Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are a popular way to get on the water. Thor Emory is one of a growing number of athletes who have taken the sport to a higher level, using specifically designed SUPs for open-water surfing.

It’s All In A Tide

The schooner Margaret Todd on the hard for routine maintenance.

Windjammers Along The Coast

Maine's windjammers: iconic symbols of the coast