A fishing pier in Milbridge, home to clammers and lobstermen alike.

Pulling a Living from the Mud in Milbridge

19/1/2012 - His name is Richard Stanwood, his profession is clamming, and his home is Milbridge. A stout fifty-four-year-old who has been raking the local mudflats since he was 7, Stanwood wouldn’t have it any other way. “I was born right here in this town, over there on my kitchen table,” he… SEE MORE
With temperatures in the single digits along the Maine coast, sea smoke has greeted early risers in places like Rockport, Maine.

Winter’s Grip on the New England Coast

16/1/2012 - Temperatures have been hovering in the single digits along the Maine coast in recent days, and as these frigid temperatures have hovered above forty-degree water, the result has been some impressive displays of sea smoke. These images, made on January 15 in Rockport Harbor, show the other worldly view that… SEE MORE
Keeper's House and Light Tower at Matinicus Rock

Historic Island Structures Receive Needed Maintenance

10/1/2012 - The Maine Coastal Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is responsible for maintaining five lighthouses and their accompanying structures. Four of these are on the National Register of Historic Places and must be maintained to historic preservation standards. Major maintenance was recently completed on the three of the four. At Matinicus… SEE MORE
The view from Widow Island across to Calderwood Island, just off the eastern shore of North Haven.

The Perfect Summer Cruise Around Penobscot Bay

5/1/2012 - Last summer I experienced what all parties involved have deemed the "perfect cruise." Every once in while, everything comes together — the weather, the company, and the boat. The rest, well, the rest was history! Pulling out of Rockport Harbor in my friend Mark Abb's sturdy 21-foot center console powerboat,… SEE MORE
Sand Beach, on Mount Desert Island, is one of the more popular destinations in Acadia National Park.

A Dozen Great Maine Beaches to Explore This Winter

3/1/2012 - While the eastern Maine coast is famous for its rocky shoreline and rugged terrain, there are many beautiful examples of small pocket beaches that can be found if one looks hard enough. Some of the beaches are sandy, and some are covered with smooth stones. Some are rather large, while… SEE MORE
The rocky shores of the Bold Coast Trail in Cutler, Maine. Photo by Alex Plummer/USHarbors.com.

Bold Coast Trail Offers a Maine Coastal Wildnerness

14/12/2011 - Its official title is the Cutler Coast Public Reserved Land, its nickname is the Bold Coast Trail, but whatever you may call it, there is no denying the fact that this amazing twelve-mile loop takes a hiker through some of the most remote and beautiful sections of coastline anywhere on… SEE MORE