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

Tag: harbor

Breakwater Evening

photography by Jim Dugan

Pilings, Fog, Wake

photos by Jim Dugan I take morning walks with my camera. One foggy morning, I shot these pilings for like the thousandth time. And then thought: This will be even better when the sun tries to poke through. So I went and got a bagel and coffee and came back and waited. The sun came […]


photo by Jim Dugan I was out for a sunrise walk in Rockland. The water was glassy, reflecting just the right mixture of clouds and sky. Then a lobster boat went by, throwing up a perfect wake. As I was photographing, a cormorant (locally called “shag”) surfaced.

Tuesday 207: Keep The Channel Open

painting by Jessica Ives There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, you will never exist through any other medium. It will be lost. The world will […]

Rockland Sunrises

photos by Jim Dugan

Tuesday 207: Waiting For The Ferry

painting by Jessica Ives “Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives. Let’s go.” — Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and Save thirty percent […]

Bok Ampitheatre

photo by Dan Dishner of Coffee on The Porch

Rockland Pilings

photos by Jim Dugan Sometimes, the best subjects are those we keep revisiting. We look for meaning and inspiration from old friends. For Jim Dugan, the pilings in Rockland harbor, cleared of their floats for the colder months, are winter muses.

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