Safe Harbor: Exploring Maine’s Sheltered Bays, Coves, and Anchorages
As the crow flies, the coast of Maine measures some 230 miles from the New Hampshire border to the Canadian border. But as any lobsterman or cruising sailor can tell you, that figure is ridiculously misleading. This rocky shoreline is anything but straight, and if stretched out end to end, it would measure at least ten times longer.
Photographer William Hubbell’s Seasons of Maine was unequaled in capturing the beauty and diversity of Maine. Now, in Safe Harbor, Bill turns his artistic eye to Maine’s hundreds of islands, inlets, coves, bays, and harbors. These draw countless gunkholers who spend each summer searching for unspoiled harbors that provide safe refuge from the sometimes-stormy, frequently foggy waters of the Gulf of Maine.
From the mouth of the Piscataqua River, through Penobscot Bay, along the Down East through Bar Harbor and on to Cobscook Bay, Bill Hubbell spent more than fifteen months in search of the places that make the Maine coast so special. He fished with lobstermen, cruised with yachtsmen, and talked up the local color wherever he went.
Safe Harbor will bring back fond memories for those who’ve been lucky enough to visit Maine’s myriad anchorages, capture the grit and determination found on the state’s working ports, transport armchair travelers to our nation’s easternmost points, and delight readers of all stripes with outstanding images from one of the state’s finest photographers.
"Each superbly presented, full-color picture is accompanied by a descriptive and insightful caption. A visual treasure for nautical buffs, Safe Harbor is a superbly presented and highly recommended example of specialized regional photography." -- The Midwest Book Review
"Safe Harbor delights in the view from land or water of the special places in which Maine’s coast abounds." -- The Courier-Gazette
"A visual appreciation of the Maine coast and the places where boaters can go for safety, camaraderie, or solitude.... A dreamer’s guide." -- Central Maine Newspapers
"!!!! Exceptional" -- Today’s BooksBuy Safe Harbor Now
- By: William Hubbell
- Photography by: William Hubbell