Pioneers, Innovators and Maine

1/15/2018 - Free Education Series Celebrating Dynamic Maine Businesses Join the Owls Head Transportation Museum (OHTM) for a four-part series of events that celebrates the pioneers and innovators of Maine's business community. Like the stories of daredevils and inventors told through the Museum’s collection, the modern-day entrepreneurs featured in this series have… SEE MORE
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
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
The safest boat passage is around the outside of the flags

Beware of Fish Traps

8/3/2017 - There is a new hazard that unfortunately is becoming more commonplace along the south coast; I’m talking about Fish Traps! The first time I saw one of these was off Mattapoisett Neck. They now appear off Sakonnet and south of the entrance to Newport. The traps in Mattapoisett and Sakonnet… SEE MORE
The North Haven dinghy class has been racing on the Fox Island Thoroughfare since 1912.

The Fox Island Thoroughfare, a treasure to protect.

7/27/2017 - I’d like to nominate the Fox Island Thoroughfare, to be designated an Historic Sailing Preserve. This natural winding waterway that runs through the vast Fox Island center of Penobscot Bay, has historic sailing significance. An eons old convenient East - West passage of commerce and fishing that was powered by… SEE MORE