On the Water

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

Fittingly on Bastille Day, France’s national holiday on July 14, the replica frigate Hermione is putting into Castine as part of the Castine Historical Society’s “Hermione Voyage to Castine” celebration July 11-15.

Sixteen years ago this summer, Lance Meadows came to Maine to work on a schooner. A native of the Midwest — “I grew up in […]

Getting the hang of paddling a sea kayak, veteran guide Rich McDonald says, can make one feel like a different animal altogether. “Your legs are […]

“Anybody want to drive the boat?” Captain Dan Lunt calls out to the passengers aboard the Elizabeth T. All’s quiet aboard the 21-passenger lobster boat […]

“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 […]

The Craig Brook Fish Hatchery in East Orland is celebrating its 125th year of Atlantic salmon restoration this year. Very few fish showed up to […]

There’s a spot on the coast of Ironbound Island where the cliffs don’t quite fit together. The break in the coastline creates a grotto where […]

Passengers aboard the 40-foot R.L. Gott hop out of their seats to take pictures as the boat slows to a crawl. About 30 seals are […]

Looking out at Petit Manan Island, the captain recalled that he once spent part of a summer there with his uncle when he was a […]

A short, bird-like call echoed over the sparkling Bagaduce River. The shore was too distant to see its source, but Karen Francoeur knew it was […]

It was misty and cold as the Margaret Todd glided off the Bar Harbor Inn pier and into Frenchman Bay. Passengers lined the green benches […]

Where can you go to get away from it all, even if you already live in a place like Bar Harbor where other people flock […]

It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. For the town of Searsport, located about 45 minutes west of Ellsworth, […]

There’s a certain wave on Swan’s Island. In this village of roughly 330 year-round residents — no matter where you are, who you are or […]