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.
From the essay “Aroostook Yesterdays,” by Anne Hannan, in our November 1956 issue.
Midcentury civic festivals in Aroostook County were (ahem) no small potatoes.
The Gospel According to Benjamin Bubar.
Harvest technology has advanced over the last 75 years. Adolescent styles have certainly changed. But the autumn objective for many kids across Aroostook County is the same in 2015 as for these boys in October 1940.
We asked Down East readers to pick one favorite from among Maine’s more than 50 stunning state parks and historic sites. Hundreds of you answered the call. See if your favorites made the list — then pack a picnic, grab your backpack, and go outside to play.
Maine’s mom-and-pop community hills have a charm that the biggies can’t match.
Much of Maine goes into hibernation in winter. Indeed, in some parts of the state, entire villages become virtual ghost towns. Not Fort Kent.
In Aroostook County, a ragtag troop of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans converges on a wilderness school for nine weeks of camping, canoeing, and self-discovery. Can they find what they’re looking for in the Maine North Woods?
The Sochi Olympics are over, but we wondered, could Maine ever host the Winter Games? We asked Sugarloaf’s two-time gold-medalist snowboarder Seth Wescott to weigh in.
Poutine, cream puffs, brownies, lobster, and more. Grammy’s Country Inn takes Maine comfort food to another level.
Extra photos from our February feature on the Jack Mountain Bushcraft School.