July 2000




Make Way for the Jet Skis

The little jerks who were churning up Kezar Lake reminded me of nothing so much as the bully in a certain classic from my childhood. But it wasn’t just my tranquillity they were violating. Image subjects: photo of page from book Location: LovellKezsar Lake

  • By: John Haviland
  • and David Morine
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Whitecaps and Animal Tracks

With a unique way of capturing Maine, Robert Eric Moore has spent the last fifty years becomming one of the most popular artists in the state – and one of the happiest. Image subjects: Artist Robert Eric Moore with his paintings watercolor “Chicory Mink Tracks” watercolor Crashing Seas” watercolor

  • By: Nancy Loftis
  • and Meadow Rue Merrill
  • Photography by: Amazeen

The Quarry Garden

In an abandoned granite quarry, Sharon and Phid Lawless have built a uniquely beautiful garden, home, and business. Image subjects: Quarry garden Sharon and Phid Lawless at their garden view of flowers in garden stone and cement planters flowers in urn lily pond house and pond Location: West Sullivan

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Jane Lamb
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Life in the Slow Lane

Two Swans Island businesses measure their success by the quality and pace of their enterprises. Image subjects: view of dock at Swans Island folded blankets John and Carolyn Grace walking in field – she with blanket on shoulder hand made greeting cards Jane L. Goodrich and James vanPernis in their door

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Mermaids of Ogunquit

About the only time mermaids are seen on this renowned beach is during the annual sand sculpture contest. Image subjects: people building sand sculptures people building sand sculptures people building sand sculptures people building sand sculptures Location: Ogunquit

  • By: Vic Venters
  • and Paul Guernsey
  • Photography by: Tonee Harbert

Eastport’s Incomparable Fourth

In Maine’s easternmost city, the Independence Day celebration goes on for days and invariably includes a few surprising new twists. Location: Eastport

  • By: Ann Brandon
  • and Wayne Curtis

Maine’s Best Fried Clams

The best fried clams – what to look for and where to find them. Image subjects: plate of fried clams on rail overlooking bay

  • By: Vivian Kramer Francher
  • and Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Amazeen

Reclaiming a Namesake

Kerrwood, a grand old Blue Hill cottage, has been brilliantly renovated by a family that just happens to be named Kerr. Image subjects: Kerrwood cottage looking out bay window at Kerrwood kitchen at Kerrwood bed room at kerrwood bathroom at Kerrwood looking from porch at Kerrwood cottage out to bay Kerrwood

  • By: Paul Doiron
  • and Ron Forsyth
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Private Paintings

Fifty-five years after N.C. Wyeth’s death, the Portland Museum of Art honors the master with a blockbuster show of his personal works.

  • By: Vivian Kramer Francher

Away From It All

Better known today as a center for winter fun, Bethel has been famous as a summer resort even longer – and the cool mountain air is only one reason. Image subjects: view of main street White Mountains in distance shingle style house farm house and fields barn Androscoggin River corn field and barn Location:

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • and Stephen Bodio
  • Photography by: Sara Gray


Moorings Controversy

Moorings for rent by Boston owner cause fuss.

  • By: Richard Hall
  • and James P. Brown

Lightkeeping Camp

Young women needed for lightkeepers program. Location: Whitehead island

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and James P. Brown

Water Logging

Getting to the bottom of Moosehead.

  • By: Chris Dorsey

Loony Tunes

The curious cacophony at Belgrade Lakes. Location: Belgrade Lakes

  • By: Galen Winter

Ants Alive

The Maine version of killer bees. Location: Mount Desert Island

  • By: Galen Winter

Cruising the Gulf

Everything you ever wanted to know about the ‘Scotia Prince’.

  • By: Warner Shedd

In Land We Trust

Local land trusts have spread across Maine faster than almost anyplace else in the nation. Image subjects: Thorne Head on the Kennebec River Location: Thorne Head

  • By: Dave Carty
  • and Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Anne W. Hammond

May ‘Where in Maine?’

Identifies May ‘Where in Maine?’ as Damariscotta Mills. Location: Damariscotta Mills

  • By: David Wonderlich
  • and Sally Woolf-Wade

Lumbermen’s Plea

More background on the Lumbermen’s Museum in Patten. Location: Patten

  • By: Elliott Hersey

Briefly Noted

Books reviewed here include: “Windows on the Past” Four Centuries of New England Homes” by Jane C. Nylander and Diane Viera, “The Maine Coast Guide for Small Boats: Casco Bay” by Curtis Rindlaub, “The Disappearance of Amy Cave: A True Account of Murder and Justice on the Maine Coast” by Pat Flagg, and

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Paul Doiron

Portland’s Parks

A handsom new history of the city’s greenspaces ignores their current conditions. Location: Portland

  • By: Al Diamon

Gay Rights Again

Maine Sunday Telegram: Gay Rights is again on the ballot.

  • By: Bill Wise

Conservation Coup

Kennebec Journal: A $3.7 million conservation easement will protect Nicatous Lake and about 20,000 acres for recreational use. Location: Nicatous Lake

  • By: Norm Strung

Shipping News

OpSail Maine 2000 will attract more than two dozen tall ships from all over the world. Location: Portland

  • By: T. Donald Kuhns
  • and Andrew Vietze

Our Ax Murderer

The summer Unity was stalked by a killer is one I’ll never forget. Location: Unity

  • By: Tom Davis
  • and Albert O. Porter

Le Garage

Local folks still flock to this Wiscasset landmark – for the food, the spirit, and the view. Image subjects: Cheryl Rust and Alan Dodge at Le Garage restaurant Location: Wiscasset

  • By: Tim Jones
  • and Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

July Highlights

You name it – it’s happening somewhere in Maine this month.

Colossus of Hallowell

This granite statue stands today in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Location: Hallowell

  • By: John Barsness
  • and Ellen MacDonald Ward

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