Route 1, Miles 0 to 69: Acadian Country
Route 1, Miles 70 to 213: Potato Fields and Deep Woods
Route 1, Miles 214 to 333: Down East
Route 1, Miles 334 to 451: The Midcoast
Route 1, Miles 452 to 527: Southern Maine
The many faces of Route 1A.
Images Courtesy Maine Historic Preservation Commission
U.S. Route 1 in Maine is 527 miles of pavement that snakes its way from Kittery to Fort Kent, the northern terminus of the historic road that begins (or ends) 2,390 miles south in Key West, Florida. Though Route 1 is old, established, and familiar, it is also a dynamic highway that refuses to lie quietly in its bed. It’s always on the move, often at the center of controversy.
Birches Lo (maxgarciaconover.bandcamp.com, $6 CD; $5 MP3) is a new live album and the second EP overall from Portland-based guitarist Max García Conover. The sound is raw, stripped bare of any computer or studio magic. It’s jarring at first, but the organic sound of one man and his masterful guitar playing makes the songs all the more powerful.
Photography by Molly Blake
Have you ever tossed a pair into this shoe tree?
A wildlife biologist mourns the passing of a majestic cedar grove.
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Are the Gulf of Maine’s cod — and cod fishermen — really doomed?
David Turin’s eponymous eatery overlooking Monument Square has become a Portland institution.
- Photography by: Mark Fleming
Two recent biographies illuminate the character and courage of Maine Senators Fessenden and Reed.
I have to say I envied Jason and Ginny their adventures along Route 1.
A historic theater celebrates a big birthday.
The real 007 had a thing for birds — and Maine, the unsolved case of Portland’s missing mascot, and more.