New campus for Boothbay Sea and Science Center
Thursday, March 16th 2023The organization has acquired the former estate of Mildred Carter on Linekin Bay
Ice boaters finally got onto the ice
Thursday, February 9th 2023Last weekend's cold weather had an upside: ice boat sailors who have been fiddling their thumbs for much of the winter waiting for lakes to freeze finally were able to get out and enjoy some hard-water sailing.
Changing of the guard at Brooklin Boat Yard
Thursday, February 9th 2023The yard is now owned by its employees and Steve White has handed over the job of president to Brian Larkin
Federal grant will fund hybrid electric ferry
Monday, January 30th 2023The new ferry will replace the 35-year-old Margaret Chase Smith which runs between Lincolnville and Islesboro
Maine Maritime Museum's new show: “SeaChange: Darkness and Light in the Gulf of Maine”
Friday, January 27th 2023The exhibit, which opens to the public Feb. 3, blends art with natural science, immersing visitors in the diverse ecosystem of Cashes Ledge, a remote underwater mountain range in the Gulf of Maine.
UMaine fish Lab wins grant to tag tuna
Friday, January 27th 2023Atlantic bluefin tuna can travel from Florida to Norway in 50 days. Studying and managing an animal with such extensive migratory capacity is challenging. The development of electronic tags has provided a way to collect data on where these fish go.
Maine stone headed to New York Harbor
Friday, October 14th 2022Freshwater Stone is providing 1,000 pieces of Maine granite to replace 23 stone walls that run around the Statue of Liberty.
Ship of state
Thursday, September 1st 2022Gorbachev took a turn at the helm of Sequoia, the former presidential yacht now being restored in Belfast, Maine.
Lyman Morse launches Hull No. 1 of its Hood 35 LM series
Tuesday, June 28th 2022The new line follows the recent successful collaboration between Lyman-Morse and C.W. Hood Design on the Hood 57 LM. Similar to the 57', this cold-molded pocket-yacht named Shadow is designed as a hardtop express.
2022 Maine Boatbuilders Show cancelled
Tuesday, June 21st 2022A lack of available boats for sale, staffing shortages, and a “struggling economy” have prompted the organizers of the Maine Boatbuilders Show to cancel this summer’s event, which was scheduled to be held at the Portland Ship Yard/Portland Yacht Services waterfront location July 15-17.
Maine’s First Boat plans June 4 launch
Thursday, May 19th 2022The 51-foot wooden pinnace Virginia is a construction of the first boat built by English colonists in the new world.
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine changes hands
Friday, April 29th 2022Ted Ruegg has taken the helm as publisher of the magazine, which has been celebrating Maine boatbuilders and life on the coast for over three decades. MBH&H founder and longtime publisher, John K. Hanson Jr. will continue on in the role of publisher emeritus. Editor Polly Saltonstall also will continue in her role with the magazine and its digital and web editions. The magazine’s offices will remain in Rockland.
Lyman Morse launches second LM46
Friday, April 15th 2022A design partnership between Drew and Cabot Lyman and New Zealander designer Kevin Dibley, the cold-molded sloop is designed to be fast, comfortable, and uncomplicated.
Boat raffle will benefit women boatbuilders
Wednesday, March 16th 2022Rowboat Raffle will benefit The Apprenticeshop’s Mary Lacy Scholarship to support women in boatbuilding
Tuesday, March 15th 2022Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors is celebrating our 35 year of publishing at a low-key event in Rockland on August 13, 2022. But due to issues with boat inventories, we are postponing our boat and home show until 2023.
UMaine Composites Center prints 2 boats for Department of Defense
Friday, February 25th 2022Details on the designs are classified, but the prototypes will be tested by the military.
Lobster landings hit record high value
Thursday, February 17th 20222021 was the most valuable year in the history of the fishery
WoodenBoat Publications Acquired by Two Longtime Employees
Wednesday, January 5th 2022Matt Murphy, longtime editor of WoodenBoat magazine, and Andrew Breece, publisher of the company’s magazine division, have bought the company from founder Jon Wilson
Maine shipyard partners with Silicon Valley start-up on all-electric hydrofoil boat
Monday, November 29th 2021The Navier 27 is a 27-foot foiling performance vessel that will be capable of a range exceeding 75 nautical miles under electric propulsion, and will feature a highly advanced auto pilot.
Artisan tackles launch rebuild, Bugatti tender
Friday, November 19th 2021During a recent visit to Artisan Boatworks in Rockport to check on my vintage Dark Harbor 17 Frolic, which is stored there, I was able to peek at some cool projects in progress.