With an array of local dining options, a vibrant arts scene, and ocean vistas, these tight-knit communities on the Blue Hill Peninsula deliver a unique weekend getaway and solace from the busier Mount Desert Island towns just up the coast.
The Blue Hill peninsula is home to a warm and welcoming community that offers visitors a taste of small-town hospitality on the coast of Maine.
In a shed in her backyard, an author makes space to create.
LOCATION-October 2012 By Sandy Lang Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards It’s always been the smallest boats in a cove or harbor—the nutshell dinghies and tenders with oars left lying across the seat—that, for me, steal the scene. I imagine an … Continue reading
A-LIST-May 2012 01 Jewell Island, Portland “If you make one stop in Casco Bay, it should be Jewell Island—it never disappoints,” says captain Warner Ogden of Sea Tow Portland. At the island, anchor in Cocktail Cove, the appropriately named hangout … Continue reading
WORKSPACE-January + February 2010 Photograph by Meggan Gould The yard specializes in custom design, building, and restoration. Italong with the towns eight other boatyards and WoodenBoat Magazinehas transformed Brooklin into an epicenter of wooden boatbuilding. (building) In 1960, … Continue reading
PROFILE-September 2009 Photographs by Nathan Eldridge Writer, editor, mother, Mainer Discussed: Brooklin, New York, boatbuilding, fog, neighbors, The Uses of Enchantment, and getting lost. Heidi Julavits grew up in Portland and has written three novels, The Mineral Palace, The Effect of Living … Continue reading