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The Logbook Challenge Returns for 2024!

We’re running it back for 2024! We loved hosting the Logbook Challenge so much last year that we just have to do it again. Didn’t participate last year or need a refresher on the rules? Everything you need to know about the Logbook Challenge can be found at mita.org/challenge. You’ve got until Friday, Sept. 13 to…

Need to Know: MITA’s Trail Alerts Page

For the most current info on the visitation status of sites on the Maine Island Trail, please visit the Trail Alerts page before planning your trip! As you know, the destruction from January’s storms changed the landscape of the Maine coast in dramatic ways. Unfortunately, the Maine Island Trail was not…

Spring Cleanup Signups Begin Saturday, May 4 at 9am EST

Alright, it’s just about time! We’re opening up slots for our Spring Cleanups at 9am on Saturday, May 4. You can view the calendar and sign up at mita.org/cleanups, and don’t delay since these can be competitive! If you don’t end up getting a spot, then you’ll be…

Racing to Alaska Presentation

  Tickets are on sale now for an incredible presentation that we will host at MITA HQ in Portland (100 Kensington St, 2nd floor) on Thursday, April 18 from 6-8pm:  “Racing to Alaska: How the Maine Island Trail Led Us to Ketchikan” with Leigh Dorsey and Dameon Colbry. The Race to Alaska is a 750-mile unsupported, motorless boat race from Port Townsend, Washington…

Splash! Tickets On Sale Now!

  Tickets for Splash!, MITA’s largest annual fundraising event, are on sale now. Click here to buy! Splash! will make its triumphant return on Thursday, May 16 from 6-9pm, and will once again be held at East Coast Yacht Sales in Yarmouth. ECYS is an amazingly appropriate venue…

For Sale: 47′ Eldredge-McInnis Cutter “Prowess”

  MITA’s boat donation program has been a great way for both boat donors and buyers to support MITA, and we have certainly had some interesting craft come through the program over the years. Until now, however, we have never had a truly classic wooden yacht donated to…

MITA Donates $8,500 from Shirt Sales to Benefit MCFA’s Working Waterfront Support Fund

  We’ll be honest. When we first thought of launching a special tee at the MITA Gear Shop to support recovery efforts from January’s catastrophic coastal storms, we didn’t get too crazy with our expectations. We just wanted to do something, however small, to help out. As it…

MITA Announces 2024 Membership Updates

As we begin a new year, MITA is thrilled to announce a series of enhancements that are designed to make MITA membership more convenient and easier to navigate. Happily, we are announcing these changes without any increase in price for MITA membership. We are constantly striving to keep membership affordable and accessible for all…

Support MITA and Join Us at Toast to the Coast!

  We’re doing it again, and this time we’re going a little bit bigger… Toast to the Coast, MITA’s summer fundraiser, is returning to WoodenBoat School in Brooklin on July 27 from 5-7pm! Click  for tickets and more information. Island views, live music, games, and all-you-can-eat artisanal pizza…

MITA Announces The Logbook Challenge!

We at MITA love a good contest. Particularly one where the objective is to get out to as many sites on the Maine Island Trail as possible over the course of a full summer… So, we sat down to devise the most epic coastal adventure competition that we…