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The Great Pond mail route is one of the few remaining inland water routes in the country.
Going To the Spring
During the 1950s, when his family used to stay at a camp in Fryeburg, David Morine and his brother had to haul their water from a spring in the woods. And it wasn’t easy.
In the Land of Legends
The Rangeley Lakes Region is known as the Land of Fishing Legends for a reason: Its lakes and streams teem with fish, and the many camps that cater to visitors have been there for decades.
Brave Lake Love
Writer Carl Little and his family live near the shores of Mt. Desert Island’s Echo Lake, a constant source of awe and inspiration.
Round Pond, a small harbor on the Pemaquid peninsula, epitomizes community.
Campers need bonfires, and bonfires require firewood. Every summer roadside stands appear near campgrounds up and down the coast.
The Rev. Bobby Ives, who considers boatbuilding to be a higher calling, has spent his life helping people chart their lives.
An Engineless Sailing Adventure
A cruise from Brooklin to Pulpit Harbor doesn’t go exactly as planned, which often is the case when cruising in a sailboat with no engine.
Sailing Across the Border
The cruise across the Gulf of Maine to Nova Scotia can be gorgeous, and once there you can explore Lunenburg and Mahone Bay.
Way Out on the Isles of Shoals
A fall trip to the Isles of Shoals with chefs and scientists is an introduction to sustainability on a historic and scenic archipelago.
The Secret Life of EELS
The American eel is a metaphor for the elusive and the slippery, mostly because of its unusual life cycle. Unlike many migratory fish, eels spawn at sea, not in rivers.
It’s a Cold Job
A photo essay by Robert Bukaty captures the cold work done by a river dredging crew the Royal River in the deep of winter.
Damariscove: Beguiling Isle
Once a bustling year-round community, Damariscove Island today is largely uninhabited. It is owned by the Boothbay Regional Land Trust, which welcomes visitors.
Tough Swedes, Kayaks, Criehaven, and a Mission
Two brothers who were raised in New York City’s Lower East Side visited Penobscot Bay many years ago to search for a special grave on remote Criehaven Island. One of them reflects on the experience.
Why is the Ocean Blue?
Why is the ocean blue? Bigelow Laboratory For Ocean Sciences Senior Research Scientist Dr. William Balch tackles both the philosophical as well as the bio-optical angles.