the film

From the Bow Seat opens up new horizons for people of all ages with its beautiful footage, easy narrative, and intimate conversations with the real people in Maine who know this ocean so well.”

— Peter Shelley, Vice President and Director,
    Massachusetts Advocacy Center, Conservation Law Foundation


From the Bow Seat is a 64-minute not-for-profit educational documentary exploring some of the environmental issues impacting the Gulf of Maine.The film follows my family on a week’s sail along the Maine coast while we interview local experts including:

• Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast
• Stephen Kress, Founder of Project Puffin
• Sherm Stanley, 84-year-old fisherman from Monhegan
• Carl Wilson, Chief Lobster Biologist for Maine Department of Marine Resources
• Diane Cowan, Executive Director of the Lobster Conservancy
• Foy Brown, Boat Builder and North Haven lobsterman

My goal for the film was twofold: to educate my two teenage daughters and to share this information with others. By involving my daughters in the research, filming and interviewing, I created a film I hope will pique the interest of the younger generation and inspire them to active stewardship.

Linda Cabot
Director/Writer of From the Bow Seat