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What is Inland Marine Insurance?



Don’t be fooled by the term “marine” in inland marine insurance, a kind of insurance that covers property shipped over land. The coverage was first offered by ocean marine insurers, so the word “inland” distinguishes it from cargo shipped by sea. Today, many insurers offer this coverage, with a number of policies available for specific […]

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Your Home and Hungry Bears

Bear knocking down a bird feeder

Spring officially arrives March 20th.  March winds, green grass appearing under winter’s thatch, and new visitors to the bird feeder are all harbingers of Spring.  So are hungry bears, even in Midcoast Maine. Each year, in Spring and early Summer the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife receive numerous calls from homeowners who are […]

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March 2021: Roaring in Like a Lion

Roaring in like a Lion

Midcoast Maine has recently been battered by a series of powerful storms with damaging winds.  Many residents lost power or are pleasantly surprised that they didn’t.  Driving around you cannot help but notice many felled trees, but also the tree service crews that are a welcome sight. Does Homeowner’s Insurance Cover Tree Damage? There is […]

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5 misconceptions about life insurance (and the truths you need to know).



Most of us don’t spend much time dealing with life insurance; it’s a “get it and forget it” kind of product. And since life insurance often seems complicated, it’s not surprising that we get some of the details wrong. Here are five misconceptions that many people have about life insurance — and the truths to […]

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Is Your Chimney ‘No Good’ ?



The above vintage postcard is cute, but on a serious note chimney fires are dangerous and proper maintenance and regular inspections can help prevent them. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CISA) is all about advancing public awareness about the dangers of chimney fires. The article The Facts About Chimney Fires has many useful maintenance […]

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