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Thoreau in the Maine Woods

Although Henry David Thoreau published his book about the Maine woods 150 years ago, his vision and words still resonate today. Thoreau’s experience of the Maine woods was a confrontation with himself, with humans’ place on the planet, and with the meaning of civilization.


Waiting to Be Discovered

A Letter From Away

Nearing retirement, a physician decides to build his own mahogany runabout, learning in the process about problem-solving and the joys of boatbuilding.

A Letter From Home

How we got a boat and finally met our neighbors

A Letter From Home

A spring meander in downeast Maine brings the reward of a smelt fish fry, camaraderie, and a bicycle trip through rural landscapes.

A Letter From Away

Harun’s Paradise A Turkish boating adventure in an International 12 Footer Dinghy

Communities Set Sail

Community sailing programs are reaching out to a growing new audience by offering multi-season programs and by hosting high school sailing teams.

Down by the docks

On Portland’s working waterfront, there is a new balance between maritime and non-maritime businesses, where a lobster processor and a law firm work side by side.

Freshwater Stone

At Freshwater Stone Jeff Gamlin turns ordinary rock into useful works of art

Rebirth for a historic mill

An old mill in Freedom is a model for adaptive re-use. After a 40-year vacancy, it is filled with new life, including an alternative school and a restaurant.

French & Webb: Leilu

A Vivier-designed kit boat destined for lake sailing

Bill Buchholz's new old iceboat: Monotype XV

A classic and fast Soviet-era iceboat design

MBH&H Show Boatyard Dogs Image Gallery

A brief look at the 2012 Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show.