April 1996



North by East

Opinions and advisories on elver mania, the return of the elm, and Maine’s last clipper.

Rockland by the Sea

While nobody was looking, Penobscot Bay’s saltiest seaport decided to take itself seriously, and suddenly the go-through community on Route 1 is becoming a go-to place. By Jeff Clark.

Private Coves for Rent

At Cobscook Bay State Park, the campsites are right on the water and include all the clams you can dig. By Andrew Vietze.

Notes of a Novice Maine Tour Guide

When  I led a Maine art tour to Prouts Neck, I really hit a homer. By Edgar Allen Beem.

Glimpsing Great Cranberry

What’s so special about this isle? For starters, it’s small and virtually traffic-free. Photographs by Dean Abramson.

Mr. Dependable

If Max Folsom can’t fly you where you need to go in the North Woods, no bush pilot can. By Andrew Vietze.

Surrival Guide to Freeport

For those challenged by factory outlet shopping, Maine’s best-known bargain center needn’t be a nightmare.

I Was a Bar Harbor Bellhop

And, oh, the things I saw — before the war and the  fire changed everything. By Franc Ladner.

The Lure of the Light

The pair of volunteer lightkeepers on Seguin Island just might have the best summer jobs on the coast of Maine. By Ken Textor.

Day Sails and Ferry Rides

From sunset tours and kayaking expeditions on Casco Bay to casino cruises to Nova Scotia, Portland offers dozens of ways to get afloat. By Matthew P. Mayo.

Getting That ‘Out There’ Feeling

The same heady, alone-in-the-wilderness sensation that pulls hikers into the hinterlands also entices Maine’s new breed of mountain bikers. By Scott Sutherland.

Game Night

In Ogunquit, bingo is more than a game of chance; it’s a chance for an engrossing night out.

Songo River Sojourn

Whiling away an afternoon aboard a paddle wheeler is one of the Lakes Region’s unique pleasures.

Romancing tlre Past

The anachronisms in a tum-of-the-century photograph tell more than the picture itself. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.



Room With  A View

On the few times I have undertaken to explain that I have finished a full day of moving mice from place to place,  I have noticed people exchanging glances and edging nervously away from me. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Maine

Traffic Shortcuts

The Maine Viewpoint

Cohen’s Bombshell

Inside Maine

Colossal Campground

Down East Bookshelf

Islands of the Maine Coast by Charles B. McLane

Dining Down East

Hurricane, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit

Along the Waterfront

Hodgdon Boatyard

I Remember

An Everest of Our Own


Cover: Great Schooner Race, Fourth of July weekend, Rockland, by Douglas Merriam.