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Opening Day

Opening day at Bagaduce Lunch is an annual celebration of community and the arrival of summer.

An Artistic Flatboat

Two Maine-based artists have built a shanty-style housefloat and plan to motor it down the Mississippi, creating art as they go.

Bears, Boats, and Boules

Cynthia Stroud creates bronze bears, painted boats, and more in her Brooklin, Maine, studio..

Permanent Culture

At the Zocalo Permaculture Center in Gouldsboro, the focus is on integrating humans with their environment.

Lucinda’s Little Dream House

The challenge: to design a 376-square-foot house that felt spacious. The result: a simple modern space with just enough room to be inspiring.

Home Afloat

Ice, snow, cold: these are minor inconveniences, say the growing number of people choosing to live year-round on their boats in Maine.

Moving to Maine

There is only one person in the United States who builds replicas of historic bassoons. She lives in Maine with her partner in a former cannery that they have turned into an avant-garde music venue.

Metal Magic

Stop by Bar Harbor artist Melita Westerlund’s warehouse studio and you will find her wearing industrial protective gear and wielding industrial power tools. Her final product is far from industrial, though.

Christmas Bird Count

Annual Christmas Bird Counts promote science, camaraderie, and conservation worldwide. Rare birds and behavior have been a hallmark of the event in Rockland, Maine.

Home at Last

This couple moved to Maine after 9/11 and built their dream home themselves over seven years. The result looks like an English country cottage.

Good Reads — Issue 143

Looking for a book to read?

Inside the Frame

The people who make the art often get our attention, but who stretches their canvases and who makes their frames? Meet a husband-wife team that creates gorgeous frames, and a pair of talented canvas makers.

Behind the Scenes

Caretakers work year-round to maintain seasonal homes and cottages, with great care and attention to detail.

Shipping News

Since opening its Portland, Maine, office several years ago, the Icelandic company Eimskip has been shipping more and more goods to and from Maine in its container ships. Two artists recount their ride from Portland to Reykjavik on one of those vessels.

Say Goodbye to the Tarp

The owner of a 32.5-foot yacht explains how he built himself the perfect boat shed.