April 1995



Sunset at Campobello

Fifty years after Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death, his summer home on Campobello Island still looks as though he and his family just stepped out for a picnic. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

The River Mild

Meandering through forests and farmland from Fryeburg to the sea, the gentle Saco River beckons canoeists all summer long. By Andrew Vietze.

Life on the Augusta Frontier

Fort Western is once again hauling out the cannons — this time for an assault on how we view the past. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

An Insider’s Guide to Porttand

The Forest City’s most opinionated tourmeister,  Al Diamon, takes us on an offbeat tour of the metropolis he knows best.

Getting Afloat in Boothbay

Those in the know will tell you the only way to appreciate the charm of Boothbay Harbor is from the water. Luckily there’s a boat for every taste and interest.

 The Ultimate Duck

Every year the Village Inn, in Belgrade Lakes, serves some 16,000 roast duck dinners, and for good reason.

By Trolley, By Golly

Tourists, tykes, and even long-time locals love the Ogunquit trolley buses.

Inward Bound

Guided by a Down Easter with a Far Eastern sensibility, we headed deep into the Mahoosucs to “check out reality.” By Christopher Kenneally.

Pleasures of the Asticou

After catering to the carriage trade for more than a century, the Asticou Inn still sets the standard on Mount Desert Island. By Caskie Stinnett.

Strolling through York Beach

Vintage photographs capture the carefree spirit of a seaside resort at the turn of the century.

Please Don’t Feed the Children

The summer hotel we bought back in the mid-sixties came complete with an aging clientele who terrorized the whole town of Bridgton. A reminiscence by Barbara Love Jenni.



Room With a View

The fact is that  I like dogs immensely and I feel that my own life would be incomplete  without the companionship of a dog. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Burnham

The Burnham Auction

The Maine Viewpoint

Portland Commuterport

Down East Bookshelf

The Artist’s Mount Desert: American Painters on the Maine Coast by John Wilmerding

Inside Maine

Nature Up Close

Along the Waterfront

Lyman Revival

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

I Remember

The Winn Hoboes


Cover: Franklin D. Roosevelt’s summer cottage on Campobello Island, New Brunswick. Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink.