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Rescue Dogs

Homeward Bound

Make a new canine friend in Maine and chances are high that she is from away, as our dog-crazy state is one of the most common destinations for southern rescue dogs. To understand why, Kathryn Miles joined a van full of Maine-bound mutts.

Charlotte's Legendary Lobster Pound

Every Lobster Must Get Stoned

Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound owner, Charlotte Gill, has been experimenting with ways to help her crustaceans feel no pain. Her favorite method? Getting them high.

Best of Maine 2019

Best of Maine 2019

More Down East readers than ever voted in our annual Readers’ Choice poll, dishing on all their Maine favorites — from oysters to orchards and hotels to harbors. As always, we have a few picks of our own. How did your favorites do?

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.