Salt Stories Blog Archive March, 2012
Ask any resident in Portland where to buy fresh seafood and chances are you'll hear about the Harbor Fish Market. What makes this place so special? As it turns out, it's not just about the fish.
By Laura Candler
5am breakfast at Becky's Diner in Portland is just daily routine for some; for others it's so much more.
By Nadia Wilson
Nancy Forsell Augenblick captures an image of a sea urchin in South Addison, Maine on March 20 — the last day of sea urchin collecting for the 2012 season.
More than 100 people gathered at East End Beach and jumped into the Casco Bay at the break of dawn on St. Patrick's Day. After the frigid dip, and hopefully a quick change of clothes, the participants headed over to RiRa's for a live auction and free breakfast buffet. The 10th annual RiRa's "Paddy's Day Plunge" raises money for the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn foundation.
Photo by Alexander Kreher (www.alexanderkreher.com)
Sara Franklin and Jessie Wright-Mendoza of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies combine photos and interviews to take a look at year-round life in Isle au Haut.
"On Isle au Haut, life is hard, the population is dwindling, and the community's future hangs in the balance." — Sara and Jessie from the Salt Institute.