July 2003



Half A Lifetime at the Forks

Author Franklin Burroughs reflects and philosophises about his many years of visiting the area around the confluence of two rivers. Location: The Forks, CaratunkKennebec RiverDead River

  • By: Franklin Burroughs
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Cottage Life

Fairfield Porter’s paintings of his family’s Great Spruce Head Island retreat. Location: Great Spruce Head Island

  • Photography by: Fairfield Porter

Looking Up

Everything you need to know about Maine’s lighthouses.


Location: Boothbay harbor

  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Sweet Smell of Success

Homegrown bouquets and organic vegetables can be purchased in Buxton’s Little River Flower Farm Location: Buxton

  • By: Aurelia C. Scott
  • Photography by: Amazeen

Sanctuary of a Different Sort

A former Catholic church in Wells has become a bed and breakfast inn. Location: Wells

  • By: Bernie Monegain
  • Photography by: Sandy Agrafiotis


A once plain cottage has been turned into a Carpenter Gothic masterpiece. Location: Boothbay Harbor

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Delectable Morsels

Mussels are as flavorful as clams and much easier to come by. Location: Tenants H arborLong Cove

  • By: Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Marcia Lif

Baxter’s Wilderness Character

Chief Ranger Chris Drew oversees a large staff but is best known for his keen sense of humor.

  • By: Roberta Scruggs
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Twilight Observations

An excerpt of writing by Rachel Carson about an island off Boothbay Harbor Location: Boothbay Harbor

  • By: Rachel Carson
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Where in Maine?

.A harbor scene at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit Location: Perkins CoveOgunquit

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson


From Dodge to Deli

Take a wilderness walk, then navigate up river for a sandwich at Paige’s Deli. Location: Damariscotta RiverDodge Point

  • By: Ken Textor

Mussel Rafts Ahoy

Mussel rafts are presenting a potential navigation hazard.

  • By: Ken Textor

Hold That Tiger

A New Jersey woman wants to move her Bengal tiger menagerie to Maine. Location: Steuben

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Maine Lingo

A definition of cat spruce.

The Maine Scene

Dean Abramson photo of Wells Beach and the large binoculars there. Location: Wells Beach

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Paper Trail

The attic of Washington County Courthouse holds copies of local newspapers dating back to 1819. Location: Machias

Back to Casco Bay

Biologists have succeeded in luring the common tern back to nesting grounds on Outer Green Island. Location: Outer Green Island

Special Delivery

This may be the last year for the Great Pond mail boat. Location: Great PondBelgrade Lakes

By The Numbers

.List of trivia about Camden resident Don McLean and his monster hit from 1971.

Sebastiicook Surprise

A Newport man has built a one of a kind dreamboat. Location: NewportSebasticook Lake

West Branch Crusade

Keeping 329,000 acres of North Woods open to industrial and recreational use but closed to piecemeal development. Location: North WoodsAttean

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Clover McAllister

York Adventure

The executive director of Old York Historical Society advises us of a “grave” inaccuracy in the April issue Location: York

  • By: Scott Stevens

May Photograph

A Maryland reader answers the Where In Maine? puzzle for May. Location: AddisonPleasant River

  • By: Ruthe Nash Wolverton

Casino Chaos

A St. Louis , Missouri reader’s comments concerning Maine’s casino issue.

  • By: Michael H. Smith

Frankie’s Place

A winsome memoir about Pulitzer Prize winning author Frances Fitzgerald and her husband, Jim Sterba who has an extravagant crush on coast of Maine, and specifically on a summer camp at Somes Sound.

  • By: Monica Wood

Briefly Noted

A revised and renamed guide to Maine’s sporting lodges and the North Woods. It was formerly called “In the Maine Woods

  • By: Paul Doiron

Maine For Lovers

A Couple’s guide to summer fun in the Pine Tree State

The Maine Viewpoint

A Portland Press Herald article about the backlog of Maine vets seeking care at Togus. Steve Meyers cartoon. Location: Togus

  • Photography by: Steve Meyers

MDI’s Tomorrow

Mount Desert Islander article about an ongoing process in the towns of Mount Desert to shape the future of their communities. Location: Mount Desert Island

Belfast Bargain

Andy Vietz lists a few places in Belfast to get a wide variety of somewhat unusual fare. Location: Belfast

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Turnpike Tips

The Maine Turnpike Authority has a web site complete with strategically placed webcams to let drivers see traffic flow in various places.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Patriotic Reading

Bangor Daily News article about legislation that allows the federal government expanded power to monitor the habits, including library usage, of Americans and others.

Jeff’s Desk

Tracking down the history of a Civil War era writing box leads to a veteran from Buckfiel Maine Location: Buckfield

  • By: John W. Hetherington

Twilight Cafe’, Belfast

The Twilight Cafe features fine dining that is pleasantly informal Location: Belfast

  • By: Bruce D. Snider
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

July Highlights

Garden Tours, outdoor concerts, festivals, and fireworks fill the calendar this month.

  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

The Party’s Over

A 1917 tea party in Biddeford belies the fact that half the world is at war. Location: Biddeford

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward
  • Photography by: R.H. Gay

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