Who wants to run 26.2 miles through the Maine North Woods in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a lick of difference for a mill town on the ropes? This guy does.
In the woods outside Farmington, a martial-arts champ built a hobby into a lifestyle into a factory.
Some two miles from the mainland, with nothing between it and savage squalls, the old sentinel has been battered frequently. Civil War-era keepers, according to one account, were afraid for their lives during bad weather because the tower would sway nauseatingly.
A new documentary reveals the man long at the helm of WoodenBoat magazine, who helped revive a dying craft.
Donn Fendler was 12 years old in July 1939, when a storm separated him from his group on top of Mount Katahdin. After Donn’s recent passing, we asked John Thurlow to share his memories of his friend.
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.
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?
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.
We’re not asking you to dine out at every amazing restaurant in Maine. Just these 20. Plus one entire town. Hope you’re hungry.