Coastal Alternative: Fall Lake Sailing in Camden

10/4/2013 - When most people think of sailing in Camden, they think of the harbor and Penobscot Bay. But Megunticook Lake, just inland, offers a pretty fine sailing venue as well, especially when autumn makes venturing outside Camden Harbor a particularly brisk affair. The lake has two recently rebuilt launching ramps, one… SEE MORE
Racing with the lights of Rockland in the background. Photo by Michael O'Neil

Teen Sailing in the Dark Builds Spirit

9/26/2013 - One of my fondest memories of teaching sailing in North Haven as a teenager were the night sails. That may be why I was so exited to hear about Rockland Community Sailing’s recent night sail. The sailing program hosts two high school teams (28 sailors in all): one from Camden… SEE MORE
FROLIC, my Dark Harbor 17, makes its way back toward the Camden Hills.

September, a Time for Stocking Up On Sailing Vitamins

9/24/2013 - The other day we ate lunch outside in the sun and all agreed it was one of the nicest days ever. I think that’s because in September we never know how long the late summer sun will linger. We enjoy each warm bright day with extra pleasure, because it might… SEE MORE
Sailing in the J-22s. The MBHH team plots strategy between races. Photo by Ann-e Blanchard

Publishers and Writers Set Sail to Benefit Maine Sailors

9/23/2013 - Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors writer Art Paine showed recently that he can drive a boat as well as well as spin a story. He skippered the Maine magazine's "Boatyard Dogs" to an overwhelming win at the Sail Maine Corporate Regatta on Sept. 15 in Portland. Paine, his son Nat,… SEE MORE

Celebrating the Good Side of Fat

12/15/2012 - Food writer and historian Sandy Oliver gave a great talk December 15 at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport on her new cookbook Maine Home Cooking. She spoke about the importance of fat in the diet of earlier years when people needed it for energy and body heat. Let's all… SEE MORE