There's not a bad view to enjoy from your cockpit or onshore in Penobscot Bay.

For Sailors, Penobscot Bay is a Feast

7/24/2012 - Whether spending time in pristine coves or visiting historic, bustling, picturesque harbors, it’s hard to find a bad view from your cockpit or onshore anywhere on the coast of Maine. Then there’s our weather! Even before the last century, an exodus made the trek by sea or land from sweltering… 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
North Haven is full of quiet doorways.

Discovering Island Time on North Haven

6/23/2012 - I noticed things heating up in the quiet village of North Haven last weekend. Suddenly cars were on the road, people began to materialize, and they were walking briskly. Then I looked out between buildings along Main Street, and saw the Captain Neal Burgess docking up below. The ferry sets… SEE MORE
The USCG EAGLE and friends

Operation Sail 2012 Arrives in Baltimore

6/15/2012 - The much anticipated Maryland Star-Spangled Sailabration / Operation Sail 2012 event kicked off June 14 in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Over forty tall ships, smaller sailing vessels, and grey warships from the US and foreign countries are represented in the festivities, as well as dedicated shore events and displays. There are… SEE MORE

VA Aquaculture a Bright Spot in Weak Economy

6/8/2012 - Virginia’s oyster aquaculture industry is growing steadily despite the struggling economy and some setbacks in hatchery production, according to a report from Virginia Institute of Marine Science and Virginia Sea Grant. In 2011, oyster growers sold over 23 million oysters worth more than $6.7 million — up 38% from 2010.… SEE MORE
Oysters, clams, striped bass, and weak fish are just some seafood types local to Hampton Roads. ©Janet Krenn/VASG

Will a Community Supported Fishery Work in VA?

5/25/2012 - The Virginia Sea Grant–College of William & Mary partnership to investigate local interest in establishing a community supported fishery (CSF) is continuing this summer, with two interns from William & Mary (WM) working in the Virginia Sea Grant offices at Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Rising WM Mason School of… SEE MORE