The Coast Guard icebreaker THUNDER BAY sits amid the sea smoke at Tilson's Wharf in Rockland.

Winter on the Waterfront in Rockland

1/3/2014 - It's been quite a winter already, with temps barely breaking zero over the past several days. Here are some shots of the 140' Coast Guard icebreaker Thunder Bay tied up at the station on Tilson's Wharf in Rockland, waiting for a break in the weather. Most Maine harbors are pretty… SEE MORE
Meeting the mothership. The Whaleboat arrives at the Charles W. Morgan in Mystic Seaport.

Mission Accomplished: Whaleboat Completes Bold Voyage

6/29/2013 - It took thirteen days. It covered more than 300 miles. It involved oar-power, sail-power, motor-power. Most importantly, it took guts. But on June 29, the crew of young boatbuilders from the Apprenticeshop in Rockland, Maine, succeeded in delivering the new whaleboat that they created by hand to the whaling ship… SEE MORE
Reefed down, a new whaleboat for the CHARLES W. MORGAN makes its way into Newport Harbor on June 26.

Whaleboat Stops in Newport on Way from Maine to Mystic

6/27/2013 - The whaleboat crew that left Rockland, Maine, on June 16 bound for Mystic, Connecticut, arrived in Newport on June 26, tired but clearly excited to be nearing the end of their remarkable journey. The day's voyage had been more than 27 miles from New Bedford,Massachusetts, and featured a bit of… SEE MORE
310 miles from Maine to Mystic, Connecticut. That's a lot of coastline in a small open boat!

Whaleboat Crew Aims to Row from Maine to Mystic

6/18/2013 - A team of boatbuilders from the Apprenticeshop in Rockland has embarked on an incredible journey indeed, rowing a 30' open whaleboat from Maine to Mystic, Connecticut. The crew of nine — seven apprentices and two instructors — worked all winter to build the historic whaleboat for the Charles W. Morgan. Six… SEE MORE
Seabulk ATHENA launched at Washburn & Doughty

The Latest Launch from a Maine Workboat Builder

3/13/2013 - Washburn & Doughty's latest 93-foot Z-drive docking/escort tug slid down greased ways into the Damariscotta River on Saturday, March 9. Built for Seabulk Towing, Inc., a subsidiary Seacor Holdings, Inc., Athena will serve Seabulk's fleet as a dock and escort tug in Port Everglades, Florida. Designed by Bruce Washburn, Athena… SEE MORE
A stunning restored 1965 Meade iceboat on Chickawaukie Lake in Rockland.

When the Temps Drop, Diehard Sailors Hit the Ice

2/4/2013 - Midcoast Maine's hardwater sailors were out in force on Saturday as the fleet gathered on Chickawaukie Lake in Rockland. One of the boats included a beautiful example of an iceboat that belongs to John Eastman of Camden. It was "restored" by yacht builder and fellow hardwater sailor Bill Buchholz, also… SEE MORE
Friends carry the new Grand Banks dory to the harbor for launch.

Apprenticeshop Launches a Graduate, Two New Boats

12/16/2012 - The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship on the Rockland waterfront, honored Kit Macchi, the most recent graduate of the school's two-year apprentice program, on December 14. Following the graduation ceremony, Macchi and her boatbuilding partner Brigit Jividen launched a new Grand Banks dory they had built as… SEE MORE
RI photographers Billy Black and Onne vander Wal visit KIWI SPIRIT upon arrival in Newport.

Lyman-Morse Celebrates at Newport Shipyard

11/21/2012 - Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co., builder of Kiwi Spirit and the experimental monohull Speed Dream, hosted a party at Newport Shipyard on November 19. The gathering celebrated the successful launch and sea trial of both boats. It also celebrated the opening of Lyman-Morse's new brokerage and sales office at Newport Shipyard. The… SEE MORE
Shortly after launch, ANNABELLE DOROTHY MORAN is towed to her berth at Washburn & Doughty for completion.

Tugboat Launch a Family Affair in East Boothbay

10/26/2012 - Purposefully built of cold steel and powered by massive engines, tugs are about as far from a yacht as you can get. And yet when a new tugboat goes down the ways at Washburn & Doughty in East Boothbay it is as much an intimate celebration as the launch of… SEE MORE