John K. Hanson, Jr. is the publisher of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors. He grew up in New Jersey and fell in love with Maine soon after he graduated from Georgetown University. After a failed attempt to start a yacht-building company, he began writing and editing for WoodenBoat magazine. Before long, he managed to start his own boating magazine, which has remained in print for thirty years. He also runs the affiliated website MaineBoats.com and organizes an annual boating festival.