Harbor Features

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