Choose your kit from a range of boards.  Photos courtesy Grain Surfboards

New England Surfers Learn to Build Their Own Boards

15/3/2011 - If surfers are a different breed, then New England surfers are a different species altogether. Who else would jump into swells that barely hit sixty degrees in July? (And of course the best waves are in the winter!) A couple of York, Maine, surfers decided to take their love of… SEE MORE

In Wintertime, Small Boats Rule the Seas

24/2/2011 - This is the time of year when most of our boats, at least for us northerners, are buried under shrink-wrap if they’re lucky and a layer of snow and ice if they’re not. But in proof that bigger is not always better, the little guys – meaning the ones with… SEE MORE
RV Five Friends drawings

New Boat Expands Maine College’s Reach

18/2/2011 - A new forty-six-foot power vessel being built for the College of the Atlantic (COA) at the Wesmac yard in Surry will extend the college’s islands curriculum both in terms of seasonal duration and geographic reach. Built to hold more than forty people and cruise at up to eighteen knots, the… SEE MORE
Matinicus Rock Light, NOAA Weather Station MISM1 restored. (Photo courtesy Congresswoman Pingree's office)

Service Restored To Matinicus Rock Weather Station

27/1/2011 - Congresswoman Chellie Pingree announced on January 27th, 2011 that federal officials have restored a weather station on Matinicus Rock (NOAA Station MISM1), which provides critical weather information for boats on Penobscot Bay. Pingree had urged officials to repair the station, which hasn’t provided data for two years. “Having this station… SEE MORE
A submerged cannon that a team of divers say is one of the remains of the U.S.S. Revenge

1811 Shipwreck Discovered Off RI Coast

8/1/2011 - (Michelle R. Smith / Associated Press) A team of divers say they've discovered the remains of the USS Revenge, a ship commanded by U.S. Navy hero Oliver Hazard Perry and wrecked off Rhode Island in 1811. Perry is known for defeating the British in the 1813 Battle of Lake Erie… SEE MORE