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#Mainelife Snapshot

Ben didn’t have to go far to get this image of the December 14 full moon. Just a few hundred yards from our office, on the shoreline in Rockport, he caught it rising behind Indian Island Lighthouse. See more and submit your #Mainelife pics!

Wreck Chaser

The Wreck Chaser

Hundreds of military planes crashed in Maine during World War II, including 48 that resulted in fatalities. Wreckage is still scattered in the North Woods, on mountain slopes and lake bottoms, and off the coast. Aviation archaeologist Peter Noddin is on a mission to document the site of each crash — and to honor those who died.

Where in Maine

Where in Maine?

Maine’s number-one visitor attraction lies just a few miles from this rugged fishing village, but it’s so quiet, you’d never know it — certainly not in December. Can you name this village?

Breakwater Lighthouse

Granite Guardian of Rockland Harbor

Between 1888 and 1895, the light station was moved four times. Its first keeper, Eba Ring, was succeeded by Charles Ames, who was paid $25 a month for lighting the lamps at dusk and extinguishing them at dawn every morning.

Writing Workshop

2017 Writing Workshop

Whether you’re a professional writer or write as a hobby, let the editors of Down East help you advance your craft. Learn what magazines are looking for from writers, hone your skills, and get out and enjoy Maine at the same time. September 6–9, 2017

Soakology

Soakology

Billed as a “foot sanctuary and tea house,” Soakology offers packages that pair therapeutic treatments with just the right leaves.

Adventures

Down East Adventures

Choose your destination, invite fellow lovers of Maine, and get on board for the ultimate Maine experience. 2017 itineraries now available!

Ghost Town

Ghost Town

Like Stephen King, the famous author it raised, Durham is quiet and a little weird, with some strange stuff going on upstairs.