The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Crossing The Bar

text by Jonathan Ives The semi dory bounced in the chop as I slowed the boat and raised the outboard. I was in a foot of water and could clearly see the ocean floor all around my boat. I lunged for the spare oar and tried to paddle against the cold northwest wind, but it […]


photographs and text by Matthew Mychack Two months ago, I had no woodworking knowledge. I’m learning how to build boats, for free, for nine months, in Maine. Yesterday, I launched my first boat, a nine and a half foot cedar lapstrake Monhegan skiff. How’s that for fulfilling work?

Wind, Leaves

haiku by Kristen Lindquist A big animal wind flushes the leaves. We have no control.

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