Armed with Rockefeller land and a government grant, the island citizens of Frenchboro have rolled out the welcome mat for ten new families. By Cynthia Bourgeault.
One Man’s Guide to Maine’s Country Fairs
An expert tells which of the state’s fairs might suit you best. By Robert Deis.
Snug Cape on the Kennebec
There’s no place like home — especially if it’s a jewel-like antique furnished with antiques. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.
Portland’s Saltiest Club
Founded in 1869, the local yacht club is still guided by ‘confirmed sailing men.’ By Raymond J. Blair.
To Haul or Not to Haul
Lobstermen enjoy a communion reserved for members only. By John Gould.
Big A — What the Fuss Is All About
A full-color tour of the wildlands affected by the proposed dam on the Penobscot introduces two opposing views of the environmental battle of the decade. Photographs by Joe Devenney.
A Garden of Perpetual Bloom
Taste and hard work have built a unique Maine garden. By Jane Lamb.
Cruising Casco Bay
Hundreds of islands, coves, and harbors make these often-overlooked waters a yachtsmen’s haven. Photographs by F. Stephen Ward and Joe Devenney .
Making It In Maine
Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.
Stalking the Bluefin Tuna
No one is better at it than Sonny McIntire of Perkins Cove. By Denise P. Johnson.
Room With A View
There were times when I would make the most of a bad situation. When the motor would die, I would row to the nearest shore, pull the boat up on the sand, the dog would jump out, and we would explore the area. By Caskie Stinnett.
For the Record
Legislature Reforms Workers’ Compensation and Raises Drinking Age
Along the Waterfront
Maine Maritime Museum Launches Classic Pinky Schooner
Bless the Black Fly
Down East Bookshelf
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The Maine Viewpoint
George Bush, Moose Shoot, Keyes Fibre, Teacher’s Pay, and Shoes
Calendar of Events
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Bee Trackin’ in Appleton
Cover: Frenchboro, Long Island, off Mt. Desert. By F. Stephen Ward.