The steamship Katahdin, built in 1914 at Bath Iron Works, needs significant restoration to keep operating.

Help Save Maine’s Inland Steamship

3/13/2012 - Our radar doesn't usually reach all the way to Maine's northern lakes, but a report about the steamship Katahdin way up on Moosehead Lake caught our attention. Anyone who has ever passed through Greenville couldn't help but be startled by the sight of the 220-ton wooden ship tied up at… SEE MORE
Due in large part to sales of the Sabre 48 Salon Express, DiMillo's Yacht Sales in Portland has doubled sales recently.

Powered by Sabre and Back Cove, DiMillo’s Doubles Sales

2/14/2012 - We love to hear about how our partners on USHarbors are helping each other succeed, and that certainly sounds like the case with DiMillo's Yacht Sales in Portland. The yacht dealer, who also has an office in Glen Cove, New York, told Mainebiz that his sales have doubled twice over… SEE MORE
The Ice & Smelt Festival will be held Feb. 3-4 at Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham.

A Festival of Smelt, Ice, and Fun in Bowdoinham

2/1/2012 - Anyone who has lived through a Maine winter knows that you need to find your fun outdoors or you'll go stir crazy waiting for spring and, eventually, summer. Luckily there are a bunch of great festivals that actually celebrate freezing your butt off outside, and surely one of the quirkiest… SEE MORE
A 17' work skiff makes its way into the water at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, Maine, on Dec. 16.

In Rockland, One Last Launch Party Before Winter Sets In

12/16/2011 - Winter is only a week away, but the industrious student craftsmen and craftswomen at the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, Maine, took advantage of an unseasonably warm afternoon December 16 to launch six boats built or restored recently. Never mind the stiff west-northwesterly breeze that was gusting to twenty-five knots and made… SEE MORE
Photo by Jen Conover

Sumurun Style: Jib and Jigger

10/17/2011 - Few yacht designs are as striking as those of William Fife, III. Whether it’s the graceful rise of the bow or the sloping sheerline, there’s no mistaking a Fife sitting at the dock or on the hook. But what about when the breeze pipes up? Sumurun, a 1914 Fife that… SEE MORE
Photo by Adam Loory

Maine Maritime Wins College Championship, Heads to France

10/13/2011 - Talk about being on a roll. The Maine Maritime sailing team, which barely even made it onto the bottom of the regatta scoreboards a half-dozen years ago, has been taking sailing competitions coast-to-coast by storm recently. In 2008 and 2009, they took first place in the Port of Los Angeles… SEE MORE
Courtesy Stephens Waring Yacht Design

Smaller Sloop, Bigger Plans from Belfast Design Team

10/7/2011 - We love Isobel, the new 75’ sloop from Stephens Waring Yacht Design in Belfast, but we might just love her little sister even more. The 52’ Bluewater is a world-class cruising yacht designed to be as happy alongshore as off in the deep blue. The designers call this creation “stout”… SEE MORE

Not Too Late for Some Striper Action in Maine

10/2/2011 - By this point in the year plenty of people are already calling the Striped Bass season over in Maine, but they're doing so at their peril. Little do they realize that the hefty stripers haven't all departed for southern waters yet — they just might have moved into warmer waters… SEE MORE