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A guide to golfing by the water in Maine

Want to go golfing? Here’s a sampling of coastal Maine golf courses.

Meet the Makers

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show Brings out the Best

Island Golfing

The Island Country Golf Club on Deer Isle is one of those rare institutions that bring together people of all sorts. Affordable and accessible, it’s the kind of place where golfers of all ages and abilities can enjoy the ancient game. A recent expansion and renovation has made the course even more of a joy to play.

Letter From Matinicus

Matinicus correspondent Eva Murray gives her take on the antics of a reality TV crew filming a program about lobstermen on Matinicus Island.

Biddeford Pool

Writer Mimi Steadman visits Biddeford Pool, a community of shingle-style cottages in Saco Bay. Named Winter Harbor by the Europeans who settled there in the 1600s, it should have been called Summer Harbor, because summer is when the town buzzes with activity.

A Letter From Home

Rob McCall reflects on the power of time spent in the natural world to provide insight and put all right with the world again.

A Ticket to Ride, the Boston Whaler

Why does every teenager want a Boston Whaler? Freedom, adventure, and fun play a big part.

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.