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Dylan Smith, sternman aboard Sea Glass, loads a tote containing more than 100 pounds of lobsters into the fish hold. The fishermen navigate the boat’s open stern while motoring at up to 12 knots in high seas.

Offshore

A small but growing number of Maine lobstermen are turning to offshore fishing in the winter: a photo essay from aboard the lobsterboat Sea Glass.

Pat Gallant-Charette

Oceans 7

Frigid waters, jellyfish hordes, riptides, and things that go bump in the night — nothing has stopped sexagenarian Westbrook aqua-woman Pat Gallant-Charette on her quest to beat marathon swimming’s globe-spanning challenge.

Abigail Gray Swartz

Figure Study

What if history’s powerful and pioneering women were celebrated and honored in public spaces? Abigail Gray Swartz is out to remix whole cityscapes with ambitious monuments to history’s “hidden figures.”

Cross-Country Skiing in Maine

14 Winter Weekend Getaways

Oh, you thought this was the off-season? With incredible (and affordable) winter weekend getaways in every corner of the state, Maine doesn’t hibernate — and neither should you.

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.