On the Water

The Mount Desert Oceanarium, which highlights coastal marine life and habitat, is like a combined science class and petting zoo.

Sea kayaking, sailing, canoeing, power boat cruising, whale watching; there already are so many different ways to see Mount Desert Island from the water. So […]

Soulful flute music and sultry vocals from the ensemble Shades of Blue blended with the sound of running water in the golden evening light one […]

From a distance, the six sea-kayakers looked quite graceful. The bows of their 16-foot, banana-colored craft cut smooth circles into the calm blue waters of […]

Walk into Marlinespike Chandlery, a small Stonington shop on a one-lane road overlooking Penobscot Bay, and you’re bound to have lots of questions.

The owners of The Activity Shop are on a mission to get visitors in the right-sized boat for the right body of water for their Maine vacation.

One of the two most beautiful experiences when coming to Downeast Maine is to take a ferry ride across the sun-speckled Frenchman Bay to Winter […]

When George “Butch” Harris Jr. turned 18, he had over 2,000 days of working at sea under his belt. That’s more than triple the number […]

Oh, the stories they could tell, the 57 lighthouses strung along Maine’s rocky coast and on its outer islands: Stories of epic storms and daring […]

When Michael Daugherty talks about his background, you wonder at first how he ever got into sea kayaking. A Midwesterner, he spent part of his […]

The Eastport mermaid as it neared completion

Sculpting the Eastport mermaid wasn’t Richard Klyver’s idea. Back in 2009, the local artist wanted to create nine sculptures of invertebrate sea creatures to decorate the town’s […]

To mother and daughter Claire and Carly Weinberg, seaweed is not just slimy stuff that grazes your feet as you wade into the ocean — […]

Captain Garrett Aldrich

George Aldrich is a tough teacher. When Isle au Haut Boat Services’ former ferry captain was training his son, he would throw a rag over […]

Burnt Coat Harbor Lighthouse

Swan’s Island resident Wes Staples and his brother Bud both served in World War II. But the siblings belonged to different U.S. Army battalions. So […]

French frigate Hermione

CASTINE — Fittingly on Bastille Day, France’s national holiday on July 14, the replica frigate Hermione is putting into Castine as part of the Castine […]