Yesterday mingles freely with today in this storied, island-studded paradise. Photographs by Peter Ralston.
Cruising Penobscot Bay — and Beyond
For more than half a century a Yankee yachtsman sailed Down East waters, collecting friends, memories, and islands. By Thomas D. Cabot.
Call of the Wild
A dozen years after Art Howell dreamed of moving to a farm in Maine, he has become a fixture in Aroostook County, having saved hundreds of wild birds and animals. By Cheryl Seal.
To See the Sea
Perched on a rocky ledge overlooking the Sheepscot River, a bold new summer home on Southport Island brings the ocean right into the living room. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.
Teeing Off with the President
What is it about Cape Arundel Golf Club that keeps the Leader of the Free World coming back? Intrepid reporter Michael Brosnan headed for Kennebunkport to find out.
One Happy Fella
The paintings of self-taught Philip Barter are in increasing demand, but his finest work may be the life he and his wife have created for their large family. By Beth Crichlow.
The Battle of Tripoli
His 1804 naval action against the outlaws of the Barbary Coast was Commodore Preble’s finest hour.
Zen and the Art of Truck Farming
For fifteen years, Kit and Linda Caspar have been cultivating the good life — and crops of luscious fresh vegetables — on their Rangeley farmstead. By Robert Kimber.
Go West, Young Woman
Like many mid-nineteenth-century Mainers, Augusta Tabor heeded the westward call. There she found unceasing toil, fantastic wealth — and heartbreak. By Nan Lincoln.
Room With A View
In this electronic age of instant transmittal of messages on the wings of microscopic silicon chips, the thought of sending a message to a far shore on the erratic flow of the Gulf Stream is so implausible as to be actually disturbing. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Portland
The Feast of St. Rocco
The Maine Viewpoint
Along the Waterfront
Down East Bookshelf
Crossing Over by Judith Goldstein
Close Encounters in Kokadjo
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Teaching My Tractor to Swim
Cover: The cruise schooner Roseway sails past Heron Neck Light at the entrance to Hurricane Sound off Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay. Photograph by Peter Ralston.