August 1996



North by East

Opinions and advisories on Portland’s new cruise-ship greeter, York Beach’s most popular confectionery, and the correct way to say Sagadahoc.

A National Park Up North?

The debate is beginning to rage over whether Maine’s fabled North Woods should remain in private hands or be turned into a vast national park. By Jeff Clark.

Aerodrome with Attitude

Only on an island like Matinicus would the local airfield masquerade as a jetport.

Summering at theEyrie

Although their Mount Desert summer home was palatial  in scale, the Rockefellers actually came to Seal Harbor each year to enjoy the simple life. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Belfast in a New Light

Artist Linden Frederick has a spellbinding way of capturing the light that turns the mundane into the monumental. By Sarah Scott.

Taking the Plunge

The action at Maine swimming holes is all about getting into the water, not swimming in it. Photographs by Tonee Harbert.

A Passion for Color

Bemard Etzel, of Farminglon, knows what he likes, and after some fifty years of gardening, he knows how to grow it. By Jane Lamb.

Wicked Good Fun

You might see lobsters walking claw-in-claw at the Maine Lobster Festival, but don’t look for Mary Tyler Moore. Observations on a rite of summer by Christopher Corbett.

Ocean Point Rhapsody

Watching the surf at Ocean Point with his lover gave budding novelist Thomas Wolfe an invigorating respite from his personal tempests. By Steven B. Rogers.

Auction of a Lifetime

Why did Hazel and Joe Marcus decide to sell off the collection of rare antiques they spent  fifty years acquiring? Edgar Allen Beem attended the epic two-day auction of their treasures to find out.

Home Free!

Even with bifocals and incipient bursitis, I knew I still had a few more good ball games in me. A midlife reminiscence by David Morine.

The Eyes Have It

Some people are just born with star quality, as an  old photograph of Ogunquit Beach lifeguards suggests. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.



Room  With A View

To sustain yourself  on an island  you must first adjust your thinking to the fact that a sovereignty  is involved, that you are indeed cut off from the rest of the world with all that that implies. By Caskie Stinnett.

The  Talk of Bath

Bridging the Kennebec

The Maine  Viewpoint

The New Job Market

Inside Maine

Ogunquit’s Top Takeout

Down East Bookshelf

Andrew Wyeth Autobiography

Dining Dovm East

Green Heron Inn, Kennebunkport

Along the  Waterfront

Powering Up

I Remember

The Great Sheep Sweep


Cover: Climbing Borestone Mountain not far from Greenville, by Douglas Merriam.