A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast

The new, 6th edition has arrived!

480 pages

large, 8.5"x11" format

hard and soft cover editions

complete coverage for every harbor and anchorage

exacting navigation advice

overview and detailed sketch charts

advice on cruising in Maine: tides, fog, lobsterboats

detailed shoreside activities and amenities: hiking, exploring, dining

Maine history and natural history

emergency numbers, advice, and harbors of refuge

precise and thorough index



A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast was first published in 1988 after more than four years of research by Hank and Jan Taft. It's then revolutionary format set the often-imitated standard for subsequent cruising guides everywhere, and its level of detail firmly established it as the "Bible" of the Maine coast. In 1994, Curtis Rindlaub took the helm as author, updating all the charts and expanding coverage to include the Bay of Fundy and the Saint John River. The guide is now in its sixth edition.