The Magazine of Maine evokes and illuminates the spirit and culture of Maine at its best. For nearly six decades Down East has captured the reader’s attention with stunning photography, beautiful story-telling, Maine humor, dining and more. People who love Maine love Down East.
Down East strives to support nonprofits and community causes whenever possible, continuing in its tradition as a vibrant member of the business community and a good corporate neighbor. Down East supports the involvement of its employees as volunteers in civic and nonprofit organizations.
Down East proudly sponsors many events throughout Maine. These events range from culinary to musical to health, and they all have one common theme: they represent the best of Maine.
Please note that Down East only sponsors events in Maine.
Let us know if you want to promote your event through Maine’s #1 magazine to reach readers nation-wide from Maine to New England to Florida, Ohio, California, and beyond!
Down East Enterprise employees work in a summer "cottage" called Roxmont, located on Route 1 in Rockport, Maine. From the the heart of Midcoast, Maine we publish Down East Magazine, Maine-themed books and www.downeast.com, as well as Shooting Sportsman and Fly Rod & Reel.
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Sixty years ago, the slim first issue of a regional magazine appeared on selected newsstands throughout the length and breadth of Maine. On the cover, a stylized woodcut of a Maine harbor was topped by a hand-painted logo with the words “Down East” — a reference to the practice of sailing downwind to the east in order to reach Maine from Boston during the great age of sail. The new magazine, which was loosely modeled on The New Yorker, was the brainchild of a Mainer named Duane Doolittle.
A gruesome tale of survival and cannibalism still fascinates after three hundred years.