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Secret Ingredient

Many people know of Hewes & Company as a builder of fine homes, but the company also has a thriving business fabricating parts for many of Maine’s best known boatbuilders as well as for designers from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Under the Hood

Fascinated by technology old and new, mechanic Lincoln Davis not only breathes new life into cranky old engines and boats, he also has built an extraordinary collection of them.


Castine: A history-filled gem of a town with coves for anchoring, nearby Holbrook Island Sanctuary State Park for exploring, and Maine Maritime Academy at the center.

The Revenue Man

Catching rumrunners during Prohibition was one thing, but convicting them was another, as a customs agent on Mount Desert Island learned, much to his frustration.

From Rum to Lobsters

The qualities that made them good for rum-running during Prohibition also made builder Will Frost’s boats good for lobstering. His semi-displacement hulls, renowned for maintaining speed at capacity, have influenced the design of lobsterboats ever since.

Flying Lessons

An image of seagulls and their interactions gets the author thinking about his own life and the lessons he learned from a mentor.

Marshall Island

A cruise to Marshall Island.

Beyond Backyard Birdwatching

Birdwatching in Maine is about learning, appreciating nature, venturing to new locales, and seeing those spectacular birds.

Damariscotta: My Home River

Nature and community along the Damariscotta River.

Just Squiddin'

A nighttime squid fishing adventure on the Seal Harbor pier.

MITA Turns 25

How the coastal trail system of Maine Island Trail Association came to be.

Cetacean Sensation

Dan DenDanto is a specialist with a distinctive skill: the rearticulation of large marine mammal skeletons.

Visiting Elisabeth

A sailing adventure takes a literary turn.

Small Adventures: Cape Porpoise

Stopping in at Cape Porpoise.

Ronnie Musetti, Lobsterman

A young lobster fisherman started at age 11 with a student license and 30 traps, and then kept on going.