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You might enjoy visiting these publications. Many are Maine-based; others have strong ties to the industry in Maine. All of them offer a glimpse of the industry or the sport.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors

Maine Coastal News

Northeast Boating Magazine

Points East

Professional Boatbuilder


Wooden Boat

Working Waterfront
Maine Windblade Challenge 2010
The Maine Wind Blade Challenge hopes to incorporate students’ curiosity, creativity and drive to experience the world of composites and wind power development through the collaboration of linked composite educational institutions, industry and other associations.

All Maine High Schools are challenged to develop teams of students with an academic advisor to design the most efficient wind blade. School teams will partner with...
Marine Systems Training Center Celebrates Opening
"The training center provides a place for training, allowing the best training providers to offer workers the highest quality training in marine systems and related programs in the state of Maine," said Susan Swanton, Executive Director of the Maine Marine Trades Association. "The availability of highly desired training programs close to home will allow more businesses to train more employees - making Maine's work force even stronger...
The Boat School Launch Day
The Boat School-Husson to host Launch Day. Friday, May 16th marks the first Launch Day at the school in 3 years. “We are excited to once again have this very important day part of our calendar of events,” says lead instructor Bret Blanchard. "Family, friends, instructors, staff and students are joined by guests and media to participate in the noble Maine tradition of sliding our boats down the ways into the mighty Atlantic...
Hodgdon Yachts Expanding to Richmond, Maine
Governor John E. Baldacci today celebrated the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Richmond. Hodgdon Interiors, a division of Hodgdon Yachts of East Boothbay, is moving operations to Richmond to accommodate its growth. The company says it expects to hire up to 35 employees within two years. Additionally, the move of Hodgdon Interiors from its current East Boothbay site will enable Hodgdon Yachts to expand its boat building...
WoodenBoat School Summer Courses Have Timeless Appeal
The WoodenBoat School is off to a busy start for their summer 2008 programs. Offering a broad variety of courses for people with an interest in boats. WoodenBoat School Director Rich Helsinger reports "It's probably our strongest season since 2000. We're attracting alumni, new people and a lot of young people."

As always, the courses emphasize hands-on learning, offering students a chance to learn new skills, new ways of doing...
Atlantic Challenge & Landing School In the News
For many people, traditional classroom learning with lectures and papers leaves much to be desired. In this article, the Boston Globe explores IYRS, The Landing School, and Atlantic Challenge and how they meet the interests of students as well as the growing demand for trained workers in the marine industry.
Atlantic Boat's Latest Will Travel to the Amazon
Atlantic Boat Company just launched a Duffy & Duffy 42 that is leaving home for good. "She's headed to the mouth of the Amazon," said Atlantic Boat owner Nate Hopkins. "The guy who bought her is a free diver. He shoots fish with a spear gun. He has to go out 100 to 150 miles offshore to get to clear water because of all the silt coming down from the Amazon."

Like all the boats that Atlantic Boat builds, she is built on a traditional...
Hodgdon Yachts Launches New Navy Seal Transport Vessel
Hodgdon Yachts, of Boothbay Harbor, launched a new composite version of the Navy Seals "Mark V" patrol boat Friday morning. The current Mark V boats are constructed of aluminum, and the G-forces that the crews experience often leave them exhausted before their missions begin. The new prototype is 50% stronger, and slightly lighter, than the current Mark V. Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, christened the vessel. Also in attendance...
SMCC's Advanced Technology Center Holds Grand Opening
The Southern Maine Community College Advanced Technology Center, located in Brunswick, will provide training for students and existing workers in the fast growing composite industry.
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