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Marm and Pa on a “Trailer”

The land portion of a 1973 boat launch

Memories of Freeport

Maine’s historian frames the evolution of Freeport from a factory town to a tourist mecca through his own family’s experiences.

Turn-of-the-Century Launching

Christening a four-masted schooner in 1918

Daniel Low: Eastport’s Ingenious Architect

During Maine’s first decade of statehood, many towns had their own architect-builders who combined building practices with a knowledge of published builders’ guides.

The Inheritance Class Cutter

Based on an early ship model, the Inheritance Class cutter was a classy daysailer

The Farwell Project

A former general store and grain mill are at the center of an effort to revitalize a small town

The Hinckley Company’s War Boat Production

While the Hinckley name today is synonymous with luxurious pleasure boats, back in the 1940s, the Maine boatbuilder produced a series of working boats for the war effort.

Joseph Ranco

Joseph Ranco: A Maine master canoe builder and early designer at Indian Old Town Canoe Co.

The Point

The story of a Rockland community and its days as a bustling neighborhood.

Josiah Shackford

Josiah Shackford, a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, may well have been the first known person to sail solo across the Atlantic. He did this in 1787. 

Maine’s Early Beginnings as an Art Mecca

Maine’s role as an art mecca dates back to early art summer camps.

Museum Tells the Story of Western Maine

Rangeley’s Outdoor Heritage Museum: Preserving Western Maine’s Sporting History.

A Special Sloop Designed to Carry Heavy Granite

Carrying heavy Maine granite to far-off ports required a special type of sloop.

Granite Piers Hark Back to the Age of Ice

A tangle of woods in Brooksville was once home to a major business: the Maine Lake Ice Company, that shipped ice all over the world

A Bar Harbor “Cottage”

A 1930's summer mansion with a secret