Tag Archives: boating
Havilah Hawkins is an outspoken advocate of “trailing edge” technology. He coined this phrase referring to the old ways of doing things that have been […]
Nearly a century ago, canoe builders on West Grand Lake were tinkering with their molds. The far-flung fishing and hunting spot in Washington County was […]
When Kim Strauss started Bass Harbor Cruises roughly 30 years ago, he named the 40-foot “lobster-style” vessel after Russell “Russ” Lorenzo Gott who taught him […]
Two of the most popular attractions for summer visitors to Maine are a chance to eat freshly caught lobsters in a beautiful shoreside location spot […]
The acrobatic show put on by the dolphins was just one of the memorable sights on Bar Harbor Whale Watch’s 3.5-hour cruise.
Exploring Ellsworth’s Branch Lake area, visitors can go for a leisurely stroll in Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s Branch Lake Public Forest and then enjoy a refreshing […]
If at all possible, any visit to the coast of Maine ought to include at least one ride on a boat. For centuries, life here […]
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 […]
This was no ordinary kayak tour of the Maine seacoast; this was a four-day course designed to train future kayaking guides and instructors in the technical skills of ocean navigation, team leadership and — in this case — kayak towing.
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.
One of Maine’s unusual sights, the Western Hemisphere’s largest tidal whirlpool, “The Old Sow,” can be seen off Eastport.
Oh, the stories they could tell, the 57 lighthouses strung along Maine’s rocky coast and on its outer islands.
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 […]
Sixteen years ago this summer, Lance Meadows came to Maine to work on a schooner. A native of the Midwest — “I grew up in […]
“I’ll drop the anchor, you get the boat,” Captain Toby Stephenson instructs his deckhand Matt Messina in the stern. Messina, 20, calls for three people […]