Links Useful information and a lively discussion forum. Local southern Maine builder of artistic coops.

ChickenCrossing- Online community of chicken lovers

Chicken Breed Selection Chart (not all-inclusive but very helpful!)

The City Chicken

Wiki-How: Keeping Pet Chickens in the City

Feathersite- photos of chicks and adults of most breeds

The Meatrix- Cartoons about where food really comes from. Yikes!

ChickenOUT!- Canadian site about factory-farmed eggs.

My Pet Chicken- a commercial site selling small quantities of chicks, with good information and breed-selection advice.

Omelet- a commercial site selling the groovy "Eglu" chicken coop, with useful information. Portable chicken tractors made in Massachusetts

Chickens Feed Me archived site from the summer 2007 campaign to get the city to allow chickens. Links to TV and newspaper stories and useful info for anyone fighting the same battle elsewhere.

Urban Chickens
Muddy Clogs
Urban Hennery

List of news articles about urban/pet hens through 9/07

site design by stacey collins
rwork and permits.


Marine Services & marinas we like:

Maine Yacht Center, Portland, Maine's beautiful new full-service marina with brand-new docks and facilities. Neil is now working here: come and visit!

Portland Yacht Services, a full-service yard and marina in Portland, Maine. Check out the construction of the Lion's Whelp, a beautiful transoceanic cruiser!

Mario's Marina, Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Lagoon Marina, La Ceiba, Honduras (luxury in the jungle!)

PowerBoats, our favorite yard in Trinidad. Great D-I-Y facilities and don't miss the rotis at lunchtime!


Marine Supplies:

Hamilton Marine, an excellent discount marine chandlery

Sailnet, marine supplies and community...great email discussion groups for owners; article database; message boards

Thai Teak, a huge selection of teak moldings, trim, louvred doors, cabin accessories, etc.

Dave's Marine Electronics (Broken Leg Dave), He has great prices on electronics, and a wide selection. We got our new sailing instruments and chartplotter from him for a lot less than local.

McMaster-Carr, Industrial and raw materials. A great resource for fasteners, plumbing, and raw materials like various plastics, rubber, phenolic, stainless steel, brass stock, etc.



Mariner Yacht Owners' Group not regularly updated, but has a "forum" for New Hampshire-built Mariner owners.

Cruising Sailor's Bulletin Board, (the old Cruising World BB shut down and most have migrated here...) a good resource of cruising knowledge and entertainment

Sailnet, marine supplies and community...great email discussion groups for owners; article database; message boards