If you take only one guide on a cruise downeast, this is the one you should take. Its 480 pages are up-to-date, and packed with info about every harbor and practically every anchorage on the coast. Chartlets and text help you get in and out, and suggest where to eat, what to see, and interesting history and anecdotes. If you're going to Maine, buy this book!
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.