Down East Magazine

Down East Magazine

We're the Magazine of Maine.

Acadia Cruise

Paradise Found

“It was incredible. You just appreciate the coast of Maine in a whole new way.” — Peter Chase, Acadia Cruise. See more and join us on our upcoming Acadia sail!

In Memoriam: George H. W. Bush, of Walker’s Point, 1924–2018

In 2015, Down East conducted the following written interview with then 91-year-old George H. W. Bush, discussing the former president’s love of Maine and the role that the family’s Kennebunkport home at Walker’s Point has played in the Bushes’ public and private lives. The interview never ran in the magazine. We present it here, alongside photographs of the Bushes at Walker’s Point, courtesy of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

Where in Maine?

Where in Maine

In the early 20th century, this town was home to a hotshot young poet who wrote some pretty maudlin Christmas-themed verses. Can you name this seaside hamlet?