Dell, a longtime Bernard lobsterman, takes a break from painting his buoys. Photo by Alex Plummer/

Meet the Boys from Bass Harbor and Bernard

10/12/2011 - His name is Dell, and he has been fishing the waters of downeast Maine for some thirty years now.  He operates out of F.W. Thurston’s lobster pound in the small and salty fishing village of Bernard, which sits tucked away on the west side of Bass Harbor, in the southwest… SEE MORE
The Boston waterfront in the days before diesel engines and forklifts.

Boston Fish Pier As it Was

2/12/2011 - Long before the Big Dig and the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge came to Boston, the Beantown waterfront was a bustling place for fishermen and others who worked the sea. These images from the Atlantic Fisherman collection at the Penobscot Marine Museum give a taste of Boston's working… SEE MORE
The view under a schooner's bow, as a lobsterboat unloads its traps.

Final November Row of the Season

21/11/2011 - Last week I had the urge to take one final row on my home harbor of Rockport, Maine. The summerlike afternoon, in November, made it hard to resist. Rowing up the placid Goose River at dead low tide felt like floating in the bottom of a granite block-lined crevasse. You… SEE MORE
Schooner Head, Acadia National Park

An Autumn Trip to Mount Desert Island

18/11/2011 - I just got back from a great trip to Mount Desert Island, and as usual I'm blown away by the beauty of Maine's largest island. Here's a selection of images from my travels, but do yourself a favor — go visit these places in person. It'll blow you away. SEE MORE
Foggy morning in Burnt Coat Harbor

Meeting the Fishing Fraternity on Swans Island

14/11/2011 - Swans Island is a quiet place, a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. It is a place where fishermen go about their daily business, and complete strangers wave to you as they pass by on the winding roads that cover this lovely piece of land, eight… SEE MORE