One hundred and fifty years ago, a group of sensible Down East farmers and their families packed their houses and sailed to the Holy Land to await the Second Coming. Within a year, it had all gone wrong.
50 Shades of Chambray 1, Down East, Maine
How the Saco-Biddeford cotton empire gave rise to a trashy 19th-century literary craze full of torrid affairs, horrendous murders, and ruined females.
In 1984, cocaine trafficking in Maine was considered an urban problem. But in the sticks of the midcoast, a loose cartel of freewheeling, twenty-something drug dealers was building an empire — until one of the state’s most elaborate and far-reaching undercover operations brought it all crashing down.
During World War II, thousands of German prisoners of war were held in internment camps across Maine. In the winter of 1945, three of them got away.
Kennett Rawson, 15, and Joseph N. Field, 14, are about to embark...
Hordes of visitors who descend on Ogunquit each summer want to leave their calling cards in the form of rock towers standing anywhere from 1 to 5 feet high.
Photographer Lewis Hine made two trips to Maine at the beginning of the twentieth century to expose the reality of child labor. See a slideshow of his Maine work.
A public bathroom in Seal Harbor donated by John D. Rockefeller is in danger of falling to pieces.
Arthur T. Walden and his winning chinook sled dog celebrate after a 123-mile race in 1922.
One hundred and fifty years ago, the United States was saved at the Battle of Gettysburg by Maine soldiers.