The Great Maine Scavenger Hunt is back, sending Down East readers out to explore all 35,385 square miles of Maine — from mountains to sea, from potato fields to city streets — in pursuit of the best Maine summer ever.
The town of Norway’s snowshoe biz caught on in the late 1800s, when craftsmen like Mellie Dunham and H.H. Hosmer set up small concerns.
Aficionado of all things historic, Scott Hanson does Thanksgiving in early-19th-century style.
From the article “Practice Makes Perfect” in our November 1985 issue. Photograph by Neal Parent.
From “King of the Occult” by Lois Lowry in our November 1977 issue.
Twenty years ago, Limestone was briefly the biggest city in Maine and these festooned fellows were fairly characteristic of its citizenry.
From “Symbols of the Maine Coast — Herring Gulls” in our August 1956 issue.
From “Just Say Moo” by Virginia Thorndike in our July 1994 issue. It was not as easy to take these pictures as you might think.
Auto-race enthusiasts cheer drivers zooming toward the Old Orchard Beach pier in one of the hundreds of American Automobile Association–sanctioned events.
When a shadowy Rockport estate became the world epicenter of psychics and psychedelics.
From “On Damariscotta Lake,” in the June 1984 issue. 33 years later, families still take to the water to fish, paddle, or simply splash with the kids.
From “Machias River Log Drive,” in our May 1971 issue. A couple of months after this article was published, the Maine State Legislature passed a law to end log drives for good.