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Harbor Features

A One-Horse Town?

Eve Murray takes stock of the horses of Matinicus.

Sea Smoke and Steam Devils

A close and cold encounter with sea smoke.

Slow Down for the Squirrels

The entrance to the South Freeport harbor may need to add the sign, “Slow, Squirrel Crossing.” The author explains why.

Sailing into the Past and Back

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

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

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.

Want to Try Foiling?

Hydrofoiling finds its way to Maine via paddleboards. An early rider shares her insights.

Iconic Sailing Classroom

Hurricane Island pulling boats are deliberately built to be challenging, as a way to teach teamwork. Former instructor Jeffrey Lewis explains.

Pea Soup Fog & One Tough Fisherman

A tale of fog and a tough fisherman father.

Once Trash, Now Treasure

A sign retrieved from underwater points to the past.

New. Found. Land.

Remote, mysterious, and beautiful, Newfoundland has much to offer summer travelers.

Light in the Autumn Darkness

As autumn nears and days get shorter, light on the water takes on new meaning.

The Pearson Ensign

The Pearson Ensign is a versatile racer/family daysailer that has stood the test of time.