On the Water

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 […]

Seasonal ferry service between Maine’s easternmost ports of Eastport and Lubec resumed late last month for the first time since the Eastport pier collapsed during […]

Venture by sea about four miles south of Mount Desert Island, and you’ll find a place seemingly frozen in time. Baker Island, a mostly uninhabited, […]

Under a cloudless sky, Mark Fletcher of Maine State Sea Kayak leads a dozen paddlers in yellow tandem kayaks from Pretty Marsh village’s Bartlett’s Landing boat launch site out into a saltwater channel.

Jerome Morris’s boat, the Kathryn A, looks just like a lobster boat, from her pointed bow to the square hull and bearded figure behind the […]

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 […]

Need a cool dip and place to  relax and have fun? Here are a few of our choice swimming holes open to the public. Some […]

For several months in the summer, puffins —nicknamed the clowns of the sea — entertain whale watchers.