February 1996



North by East

Musings and opinions on the demise of the Wiscasset schooners, the extension of the Appalachian Trail, and the acceptability of Bean boots everywhere.

The Man Who Built Northeast Harbor

Although many of the grand cottages he designed a century ago still command the island shoreline, Mount Desert until recently had all but forgotten native son Fred Savage. By Letitia Baldwin.

Lollipop House

Motorists driving by this Freeport farmhouse smile when they notice the  bit of unabashed whimsy out front, and that’s just what the owner-architects intended. By Matthew P. Mayo.

Bonsai  Bonanza

Opening a bonsai nursery in the wilds of Woolwich is hardly the first gutsy move Arthur Davis ever made. By Jane lamb.

A Spectacular Marriage

What appears to be a classic coastal homestead is actually the happy combination of an antique Cape and barn, each from away. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Where in Maine?

Okay, you’ve never been here. But this lighthouse, like every other one on the coast of Maine, is currently in the news.

The Maine Cottage Look

A Yarmouth company specializes in wooden furniture that is colorful, simple, and fun. By Jeff Clark.

Why Are These People Smiling?

Administrators at Boothbay Harbor’s hospital know that local medical care is  still going to improve even if their own facility, like many other small Maine hospitals, is now an endangered species. By Jeff Clark.



Room  With A View

There are 4,617 islands on Maine’s state coastal islands registry, and God only knows how many more that are unreported and unlisted, but most of them, unless they are simply rock ledges rising above high tides, are inhabited whether by a single owner or a group. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Camden

A Midwinter Marvel

The Maine Viewpoint

Human Dignity

Inside Maine

Kennebunk in February

Down East Bookshelf

Maine: The Pine Tree State from Prehistory to the Present

I Remember

Backwoods House Calls


Cover: The Ledge, a cottage designed by Fred L. Savage, of Northeast Harbor.

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