Letters to The Editor
Readers respond to our mystery photograph and other articles.
Where in Maine? I suspect you'll be getting cards and e-mail from my cousins, all of whom grew up hearing about how our great-grandfather, John Gribbel, had Hans Heistad build Beech Nut, the subject of your September mystery photograph, on Beech Hill in Rockport to keep the talented landscape architect
Where in Maine? The lake featured in your August mystery photograph is Sebago, where my family has vacationed since the 1940s when my mother's family first moved to Portland. It is the only place my immediate family ever went, and I still rent a cottage in East Sebago on the point next to Simpson's Beach.
Where in Maine? Why, of course, your July mystery photograph is Daicey Pond, located in Baxter State Park. My wife, Joy, and I have spent several vacations staying in a cabin near that very dock, visiting with our friends Gabe and Marcia Williams, who were Baxter park rangers at the time. It is such
As a military wife, I have been away from home since I was twenty-four years old. Down East keeps me connected to my roots in Maine and I look forward to every issue. I often recognize the "Where in Maine?" photos and they bring a smile to my face, but today when I opened the June issue I was suddenly
I greatly enjoyed Edgar Allen Beem's profile of architect Carol Wilson in your May issue. Learning of the personalities that are shaping the Maine of today is one of the reasons I so value Down East. Wilson's designs are wonderful, and I see no reason why the new cannot be embraced side-by-side with
Katahdin Trail Tips Thank you for the aerial centerfold of Mount Katahdin in your April issue. What a magnificent mountain worthy of the deepest awe and respect. On my first trip in 1996 the park ranger advised me to stick to the path and its blue blazes, adding that people who stray from it might get
Where in Maine? I live in Colorado but was born and raised in Falmouth Foreside. Your March mystery photograph was taken from the town landing there, and for seventeen years I lived about two hundred yards behind the second house from the right. I could tell you who lived in each of the houses pictured.
Lumberjacks Are Okay The logging quiz in your February issue was great fun, informative, and nostalgic. Along with a few lucky guesses, I credit most of my twelve correct answers to seeing log drives on the Penobscot River as a kid on the way from Houlton to Bangor. My father would stop the car so we
Letters to the Editor
Where in Maine? Your January mystery photograph is clearly Lubec. The only clue needed is "the town perched on a hill with vistas of saltwater and islands in every direction." My husband was a lighthouse keeper at West Quoddy Head and took in these beautiful vistas all in a day's work. He remembers it