On the Water

By Mike Mandell The coronavirus pandemic forced Mainers to miss out on quite a few rites of passage last year, but fishing season was not […]

By Will Slater “Puffins are important because of hope,” says Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. naturalist Hugo Navarro. “They are proof that extinction can be […]

One of the best ways to see Maine is on the water. Though land in Maine is 95 percent privately owned, there is public access […]

Hancock County boasts many serene and pristine ponds and lakes to take a refreshing wade or dip in. Each has unique scenic assets, whether spruce-clad […]

Take an ocean dip, picnic, sunbathe, fly kites and hunt for sea glass and lucky stones at some of our favorite beaches.  Bakeman Beach, Brooksville […]

Captain Linda Greenlaw, a Maine author and fisherman who was portrayed in the 2000 film version of Sebastian Junger’s book “The Perfect Storm,” aims to […]

Bar Harbor Ferry: Operated by Downeast Windjammer Cruises, runs daily May 30-Columbus Day weekend (Sunday, Oct. 9). Between the Bar Harbor Inn pier and Winter Harbor’s […]

On one of his morning swims across Echo Lake, as the early summer sun danced off nearby Beech Cliffs, Rob Benson discovered he could stand […]

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 […]

It is a bright morning on Frenchman Bay. Eager paddlers slip into the glassy coastal waters and tentatively mount their boards. “Your legs might be […]

For over a decade, Daniel Lunt has stood at the helm of different ferries, most recently the Miss Lizzie, which runs between Bar Harbor on […]

From Herb Hodgkins’ living room, you get a sweeping view of the Tidal Falls. As a visitor sits and talks with the retired lobster pound […]

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 […]

Potato. Little Camp. Hell’s Half Acre. Those are just a few of the islands that make up Merchant’s Row archipelago, clustered off the Deer Isle […]