Oysters at the annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival, held on the last sunday in September.

Maine Oyster Country: Newcastle and Damariscotta

30/1/2012 - Oyster cultivation on the coast of Maine is on the increase, thanks to our clean, cold, salty, water. This water is full of nutrients, and it's part of what gives our oysters their delightfully distinctive taste. Maine oysters have their moment in the sun, literally, on the last Sunday in… SEE MORE
A unique perspective on Union Hall and the Shepherd Block in Rockport, with Ragged Mountain in the background.

Our Winter’s Palette on the Maine Coast

29/1/2012 - This has been an unusual winter so far along the Maine coast, with many backyards still bare instead of being buried under a couple of feet of snow. This shot of downtown Rockport from the east, with Union Hall at the far left and the Shepherd Block at center, shows… SEE MORE
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