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Harbors

Sailing into the Past and Back

A chance encounter on the water leads to a week-long cruise into the past.

Carvers Harbor

A busy island harbor and welcoming community.

Junks and Sampans of the Yangtze

As Inspector General of Chinese Maritime Customs, the author’s grandfather admired the watercraft of the country he called home.

How Herman Melville Still Shapes the Gulf of Maine

Two centuries after his birth, Herman Melville’s writing about the ocean still resonates.

Back When Fat Was Fabulous

Back in the days of sail, fat was a valuable commodity.

Preserved In Stone

During Maine’s great age of sail, several prominent mariners were immortalized in larger-than-life stone sculptures. Today these impressive monuments are poignant reminders of people who helped to shape the state’s maritime economy.

Cultivating Wonder

Naturalist and environmental advocate, Rachel Carson found inspiration and solace on the coast of Maine, where she owned a small house.

Ogunquit

A trip to Ogunquit on Maine’s southern coast.

Sailing to Canada’s St. John River

Canada’s St. John River makes for a delightful cruising destination.

A Boat with Purpose

A dory for dulse fishing in Canada

Risky Business

Castine's square-rigged ships and salted fish

The Places We Aren’t

There are a few places around the world, some iconic, some enigmatic, some less than glamorous, that resemble Maine’s Matinicus Isle Plantation. We learn about a few.

An Island Boatyard

An island boatyard, begun in 1920, still thrives in Penobscot Bay

Kezar Lake

Kezar Lake has long been a destination for summertime rusticators.