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Maine’s Coastal Gem


In 1988, Dave Getchell, Sr. founded the Maine Island Trail, America’s first recreational water trail. Today, the trail spans 375 miles and connects more than 200 islands and mainland sites for boaters to enjoy.

The Maine Island Trail is based on a stewardship model, and the islands are included in the trail on handshake agreements. The sites and waterways are maintained by hundreds of volunteers who participate in programs such as island cleanups. These events are so popular that they even have waitlists, and they allow new groups of people to spend time outdoors and on the water.

You can learn more about the Maine Island Trail and the volunteers who keep it pristine in this video.  



Week-Long Coastal Cleanup Initiative Kicks Off

Save the Sound partners with local organizations to continue coastal cleanup efforts amidst the pandemic.


Quiet Beauty

The quiet and remote island of Cuttyhunk is an angler’s dream where fish are very plentiful, but people are not.


Lobsterman Catches 1-in-100 Million Lobster in Maine

This rare cotton candy lobster will be going to live at the Seacoast Science Center.


Stranded Sailors Rescued After Helicopter Spots SOS Sign

Three missing sailors were saved from a remote island in the western Pacific after their boat strayed more than 100 miles off course.


Two Sea Turtles Killed in Florida by Boat Strikes

After two sea turtles were fatally injured by propeller strikes near Sanibel Island, the sheriff’s office is urging boaters to be cautious of wildlife.


Cutwater C-32 Coupe

A lifelong boater moves up to a vessel capable of handling anything the Pacific Northwest throws at him


New America’s Cup Hall of Fame Coming to Newport

The National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame Partner to develop a new exhibit in a historic location.


Hundreds of Tons of DDT Potentially Discovered in the Pacific

Marine researchers just found 25,000 barrels off California which they believed to be filled with the toxic chemical DDT.