As lobstermen, dealers, scientists, and others in Maine's lobster industry worry about the overabundance of lobsters, we are reminded of the oft-repeated stories that lobster was so plentiful in the 17th and 18th centuries that it was considered a junk food. Indeed, these stories go, colonial Massachusetts even passed a law forbidding the serving of lobsters to servants and prisoners more than twice a week — that would be cruel!
Eleanor Logan of Boothbay, Maine was one of eight members of the United States rowing team to capture (spoiler alert!) the gold medal in the women's eight. The Boothbay resident is a part of a rowing team that has dominated for seven years. They haven't lost a competitive race since winning the world title in 2006, and won gold in Beijing in 2008. Logan was part of that team as well.
Fifty Shades of Grey, that steamy erotic novel series that seemingly everyone in the country is reading awkwardly in public, it turns out is being made in East Millinocket. To be precise, 3,000 tons of it are being made in Millinocket.
As many head to Freeport this July 4th to celebrate Independence Day and L.L.Beans 100th birthday we wanted to share some recent Down East magazine material to assist you over the holiday.
For those traveling along Route 1, be sure to check out our April Issue when senior writer Virginia M. Wright drove all 527 miles and reported on the people and places along road that connects the coast. Discover the route's history, how it changes across Maine's regions, and exactly how many McDonald's you'll pass.
Helene Fortier, a church organist in Biddeford, gets inspiriation from Bach. Produced by Adriana Widdoes and Diamian Biniek from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Discover the spirits and apparitions that haunt the City Theatre in Biddeford. Produced by Claire Jeffers and Dana Crawford from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Jerry, owner of Jerry's Gems & Rock Shop, has been collecting rocks for over sixty year. Find out what fuels his passion. Produced by Nancy Forsell and Colleen Vasu from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Donald Lessard, father to ten, husband, and Biddeford native, has dedicated his life to helping the less fortunate and sharing his message of faith. Produced by Alexander Kreher and Amy Miller from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
A day in the life of a waitress at the Golden Rooster on Main St. in Saco, Maine. Produced by Jessica Pierce and Ryan Noyes from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.
Red and Lorraine Soucy were born on the same block and fell in love as teenagers in Saco. Separated only by World War II, the two soul mates have been married for the past 66 years. Produced by Robert H. Smith and G. Ligaiya Romero from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.