WELCOME to the coast of Maine and the Maine Coast Guide on the web! This guide is the product of the thousands of hours of research that have gone into A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast and The Maine Coast Guides.Please respect this work and its copyrights. If you find information on this web guide that you need, please support it by purchasing the Cruising Guide and by supporting our sponsors. THIS WORK IS COPYRIGHTED. DO NOT COPY! Maines coast is complex. This guide is compiled for both those who are new to it and those who know it well, for those who plan to visit and those who want to explore it from afar. Nowhere else will you find as much detailed, accurate information on anchorages and their approaches, harbors and their facilities, islands and their communities. We sail our 35 ketch to over 500 anchorages to bring you firsthand information about where to go and what to do. We still rate the harbors for their beauty and interest, so you know at a glance what not to miss. As always, we've included many harbor sketches where an entrance is tricky or orientation is difficult. We have suggestions to keep you out of trouble, and we list nearly everyone who can get you out of it. Mostly, we hope that this guide will help you enjoy the coast of Maine as much as we do and that it will inspire you and give you confidence to discover a new corner of the coast on every cruise. IF YOU HAVE COPIED THIS WORK YO ARE IN VIOLATION OF This guide is also a resource for those planning to explore the intricacies of the coast by kayak or those who plan to plumb the depths with scuba gear. Not quite as adventurous? Our shoreside information can help you find the prettiest views, the exhilarating hikes, the latest music or theater. Like what you see? Our accommodations and dining resources can help you stay here as long as you wish. Not long enough? Real estate pages are coming soon. INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT LAW. DO NOT COPY! In the five years since the inception of this online guide, we've grown exponentially. Our page hits have escalated; we've doubled bandwidth twice and nearly quadrupled our data. We appreciate all our visitors. My deepest thanks go to all the contributors who have taken the time to forward their updates and words of encouragement. This is your guide. Enjoy!