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Boats Of The Year

Along The Shore

Turn-of-the-Century Launching

Christening a four-masted schooner in 1918

Welcome Downeast

Migrators, hibernators, and percussive woodpeckers

Diamond Cove: Echoes of the Past

A unique island in Casco Bay.

A Date with Hibernating Black Bears

Scientists make a wellness check inside a wintertime bear den.

Jeffery Becton’s Invented Worlds

This Deer Isle photographer uses digital means to explore “the edges of realism.”

Take Charge: An electric boat for commercial use

A new electric workboat pilot program is intended to show the benefits of the technology for commercial use.

A Transformed Pontoon Boat

A saltwater pontoon boat transformed for lobster fishing.

Brion Rieff: 8-Meter Octavia

The revamp of an 8-Meter included a new keel design.

Davis Boatbuilding and Furniture: Acorn 17

A seasoned boat and furniture builder puts his own twist on a rowing boat designed for the Maine Island Trail.

Articles from our sponsors

Allagash Wilderness Waterway Foundation: Preserving a very special wild river and its legacy

On July 28, 1857, Penobscot guide Joe Polis paddled his birch bark canoe across Eagle Lake to Pillsbury Island before returning to camp on the north shore of Chamberlain Lake, with Henry David Thoreau in the bow, and laden with 150 pounds of gear, to see the party safely from the shores of Moosehead Lake to Indian Island on the Penobscot River.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Inviting Islands

Forest Society of Maine: Conservation Connections from the Forests to the Coast

This page is sponsored by the Ocean Ledges Fund of the Maine Community Foundation with the goal of supporting education and conservation.

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

It’s 3 a.m. on a mid-September morning as Captain Matt Trundy swings his 43-foot fishing boat F/V Savanna Says toward the thorofare off Stonington Harbor.

Coastal Mountains Land Trust

Prominent by sea and land, the coastal mountains that run along the western side of Penobscot Bay east to Mount Desert island are part of a scenic landscape that defines the incredible sense of place of this region.

Saving wild fish and their rivers

Since 1982 the Downeast Salmon Federation has worked tirelessly with citizens, local government, state and federal agencies, and tribal communities to assure that our rivers and communities stay special and continue to thrive.

Creating the Silicon Valley of Climate Change

When one hears the words Silicon Valley, one often thinks of the world’s tech capital, where giants such as Google, Facebook, and Hewlett-Packard emerged as giants. Silicon Valley became the epicenter of tech, where the best and brightest scientists and developers were met with venture capital and government funding to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

Schoodic Institute is the largest of 18 Research Learning Centers in the National Park System.