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A Ticket to Ride, the Boston Whaler

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

Saltwater Foodways: Martha’s June Jottings

Martha Ballard, a midwife who lived in the Hallowell area of Maine at the turn of the eighteenth century, kept a journal of her daily life for 27 years. Looking back at the entries is a wonderful way to learn about early gardening and food preparation. Food writer and Contributing Editor Sandy Oliver takes a look at what Martha was doing in June.

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.

Adventures in a Boston Whaler

Adventures in a Boston Whaler shaped an artist’s world vision

Small House, Big View

An environmentalist sees the rebuild of his shorefront home as an opportunity to align the house with his principles. The new house is small and extremely efficient.

The BrightBuilt Home

An architectural firm partnered with a modular homebuilder to come up with cost-effective and energy-efficient homes.

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.

Jon Imber and Jill Hoy: Finding Bedrock

The creative journey of two painters, through health and sickness.