Cruise to Newfoundland and Greenland on the Wanderbird.

Belfast: A Waterfront That Really Works

4/30/2013 - Once dominated by poultry and fish processing, then targeted for condominiums and corporate offices, Belfast’s working waterfront could easily not exist. But there it is! Front Street Shipyard sits on the former site of a Stinson sardine cannery; in 2007, the site was slated for the $20 million Wakeag Landing… SEE MORE
The Glass Museum is located on the Tacoma waterfront.

A Walk Along the Foss Waterway in Tacoma

3/26/2013 - The Thea Foss Waterway in Tacoma won an Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award in 2005 from the American Society of Civil Engineers. The project included cleaning up pollution associated with Superfund sites, improving habitat, revitalizing brownfields, planning mixed-use development, enhancing public access and public space, all with the intent of… SEE MORE
At the South Portland marina.

Maine Marinas in Winter: Part II

1/9/2013 - Behind the auto repair shop on the Fore River in South Portland, a stone’s throw from busy stop-and-go traffic, Barrow’s goldeneyes, teals, pintails, and other ducks dive for snails and worms in the mud. Canada geese forage in the thin strip of browned marsh along the bank. But at low… SEE MORE
In Northeast Harbor, the boats are all work and no pleasure.

Maine Marinas in Winter: Part I

1/9/2013 - On a recent visit to Mount Desert Island, I stopped by the marina at Northeast Harbor to see what it looked like in winter. The roads and parking lots were plowed, the walkway cleared. I heard the engine of one of the fishing boats, but I could not tell which… SEE MORE
The Pemaquid Oyster Company pulled nearly 17,000 oysters from the Damariscotta River for the festival

Bottoms Up! Scenes from the Pemaquid Oyster Festival

10/17/2012 - Every year, on the last Sunday in September, the Pemaquid Oyster Festival unfolds at Schooner Landing, overlooking the reversing tidal falls of the Damariscotta River at Newcastle. Tens of thousands of oysters are pulled from the downstream waters and served on the half-shell, roasted, barbequed, and stewed to festival visitors.… SEE MORE
A crowd listens to music while waiting for the chowder contest to begin.

Celebrating Food, Wine, and Foliage in Blue Hill

10/10/2012 - The seventh annual Blue Hill Peninsula's Wine, Food & Foliage Festival, held October 4-14, is a great way to see a gorgeous part of the coast and taste some of the best local food anywhere. The festival's signature event, "A Taste of the Peninsula," was held Oct. 6 and featured… SEE MORE

Exploring Maine’s Oyster Trail in Portland

8/25/2012 - After a hectic summer of coast-hopping, I finally found myself in Portland, where I’ve been wanting to check out the new Eventide Oyster Co. So I caught up with some good friends at the small, bright space on Middle Street next to Hugo’s Restaurant, of the same owners. Speaking of… SEE MORE
Otter Cove, part of the Downeast Fisheries Trail, was once lined with fish houses that supported local families.

Downeast Fisheries Trail: Otter Cove Fish Houses

7/20/2012 - In the late twentieth century, both sides of Otter Cove, now part of Acadia National Park and a site on the Downeast Fisheries Trail, were lined with fish houses that supported as many as twenty-five families. Located in protected coves near fishing grounds, fish houses operated as staging areas for… SEE MORE

Sampling the Local Fish in Thomaston

7/20/2012 - Perched near the public boat ramp where the St. George River opens wide to the south, The Slipway is a relatively new waterfront restaurant in Thomaston. Opened by the former proprietors of the Dip Net in Port Clyde, The Slipway has some of the freshest fish around, much of it… SEE MORE