The Ice & Smelt Festival will be held Feb. 3-4 at Mailly Waterfront Park in Bowdoinham.

A Festival of Smelt, Ice, and Fun in Bowdoinham

2/1/2012 - Anyone who has lived through a Maine winter knows that you need to find your fun outdoors or you'll go stir crazy waiting for spring and, eventually, summer. Luckily there are a bunch of great festivals that actually celebrate freezing your butt off outside, and surely one of the quirkiest… SEE MORE
Oysters at the annual Pemaquid Oyster Festival, held on the last sunday in September.

Maine Oyster Country: Newcastle and Damariscotta

1/30/2012 - 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

1/29/2012 - 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

1/19/2012 - 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

1/16/2012 - 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

1/10/2012 - 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