Owls Head Light’s Winter Splendor

Below are views of Owls Head Lighthouse in the wake of the great “Blizzard of 2010” on December 26-27. A new blanket of snow covered the Maine coast, and though the sun was shining bright after the storm’s departure, winds continued to gust around to 35-knots, lifting snow about the air in fitful fashion and […]

Pemaquid Point Light’s Winter Splendor

Below are views of Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in the wake of the great “Blizzard of 2010” on December 26-27. A new blanket of snow covered the Maine coast, and though the sun was shining bright after the storm’s departure, winds continued to gust around to 35-knots, lifting snow about the air in fitful fashion and […]

Marshall Point Light’s Winter Splendor

Below are views of Marshall Point Lighthouse and the wharves of Port Clyde in the wake of the great “Blizzard of 2010” on December 26-27. A new blanket of snow covered the Maine coast, and though the sun was shining bright after the storm’s departure, winds continued to gust around to 35-knots, lifting snow about […]

Blizzard of 2010 along the Midcoast of Maine

The blizzard of 2010, which brought much of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England to a grinding halt with heavy snow and high winds, seemed a tad off its game by the time the storm reached Maine. Arriving a day after Christmas, the northeast storm somewhat underperformed in regards to forecasted snowfall, but what it […]

Eight Days of December Storms, Chill and Christmas Spirit

  During a span of eight days from December 6th to the 14th, there was plenty of cold and stormy weather to contend with, but thankfully, there was also ample Christmas cheer to ward off any images that threatened to dampen one’s spirits for too long.  Midcoast Maine received its first snowfall of the season […]

A Thanksgiving to Remember at Boon Island Lighthouse

As we gather together at the homes of family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving Day, it is sometimes easy to forget the true meaning of the holiday. Sure, most everyone cherishes a bountiful turkey dinner, complete with all the trimmings, a day off from work, and even some football mixed in for good measure, but […]

Watching Properly in the Face of a November Gale

Sweeping in from the southeast with a sense of unrestrained dynamism, the gale of November 17, 2010 lashed the Maine coast with wind, rain and swells, but its impressive power once again failed to conquer the traditions of light and sound that faithfully oppose it. As they have for more than two centuries, lighthouses, which […]

Winter’s Northeast Gales begin Flexing their Muscle along Maine’s Coast

The calendar shows that we’ve just wrapped up the first week of November, but already this month the coast of Maine has witnessed two northeast gales spin their counterclockwise fury along the state’s rugged shoreline. From Downeast to southern Maine, no coastal area has been spared.  During a period of three days (November 5-8), the […]

Northeast Gale Sweeps in over Rockland Harbor

Today’s (October 15, 2010) northeast gale did not exact an extended toll along Midcoast Maine, but for about five hours, storm conditions on the water were as profound as they were riveting…