Wood Island Lighthouse - courtesy American Lighthouse Foundation

Wood Island Lighthouse Poem by a Keeper’s Wife

11/14/2017 - The following poem penned by Elmenia P. Lurvey, wife of Wood Island lightkeeper W. F. Lurvey (1917-1923) so beautifully describes the life of lighthouse keeping. The poem appeared in the Bar Harbor Times on February 14, 1923. To learn more about the American Lighthouse Foundation's mission and work saving our… SEE MORE
GIBY's systems tech, Steve Dee, removing Mary E's old GM 4-71 engine.

Repowering an Historic Maine-Built Vessel

11/3/2017 - The oldest Maine-built wooden fishing schooner, still afloat, came home to Maine this spring. Built on the banks of the Kennebec River in 1906, Mary E, a two-masted clipper schooner with a storied past, is now undergoing a complete restoration at Maine Maritime Museum (MMM) - and Great Island Boat… SEE MORE
Sabre 42, Flag Blue

A Productive Paint Shop

10/17/2017 - Great Island Boat Yard is home to a state-of-the-art Paint Booth that can accommodate boats up to 70'. The Bay is never idle. Here are some boats recently painted by the GIBY finishing team. SEE MORE
Explore Hawaii on US Harbors

US Harbors is now serving Hawaii!

10/17/2017 - Aloha! We here at US Harbors are proud to announce that we are now providing accurate tide, weather, and harbor information to the beautiful islands of Hawaii. Whether you are an avid boater, fisherman, or surfer, or you just love to stroll along the beaches, US Harbors tide and weather… SEE MORE
Boating Drama - Dave Horne

Why is boating full of drama?

10/16/2017 - If you have a boat of any size, you know what I’m talking about. You’re Living the Dream, the wind is in your hair as you bask in the shimmering sun dancing on the waves, the smell of sea air fills your nostrils, and suddenly, the sh*t hits the fan… SEE MORE
Dasher's futuristic helm

Hinckley Unveils Dasher, the World’s First Fully Electric Luxury Yacht

9/26/2017 - Hinckley has unveiled the world’s first fully electric luxury yacht – Dasher. Designed from the outset for fully electric propulsion, Dasher achieves a new standard of excellence pairing modern styling with hi-tech composite construction. “Since 1928, Hinckley has pioneered beautiful, timeless, and highly innovative yachts. We have a long tradition… SEE MORE
Passengers on Bow of Steamboat

Connecticut’s Steamboat Past

8/24/2017 - The steamboat was the first form of engine powered travel across water and from about 1820 to 1940, Connecticut’s coastal and riverside residents relied on them as much as we do today on cars and busses for quick transportation. Travel on the Connecticut River was very downstream until the steam… SEE MORE