July 1989



Old and New at Biddeford Pool

One of southern Maine’s oldest summer resorts keeps one eye cocked carefully on the past. By Davis Thomas.

The Lobster

Everything  you’ll ever need to know about your old friend, Homarus americanus. By Bruce Ballenger.

The Vinalhaven Factor

Pat Nick’s secret weapon in the highly competitive world of fine arts prints is an island in Penobscot Bay. By Beth Crichlow.

New Life for a Summer Camp

On the scenic Phippsburg peninsula, architect Steven Foote turned a derelict summer camp into a splendid seasonal residence. By Liz Blanchard.

My First Bass

It came from Lovewell Pond, and the Reverend Jack Jordan was my guide. By David Morine.

Something Wild

Maine provides fertile ground for a bountiful crop of summer wildflowers. Photographs by Robin Lovell.

The Call of the  Sea

Searching for a vanished wildemess, Gib Philbrick stumbled upon his roots while sailing in Maine’s coastal waters. By James P. Brown.

Vintage Fashion in Island Falls?

Yes, and other curious Maine museums feature theatrical memorabilia, water pumps, fine fossils, and antique woodstoves. By Ellen MacDonaldWard.

Faces in a Landscape

Armed with a camera and boundless energy, photographer Neal Parent has spent years hunting the quintessential Maine image.

Making It In Maine

Canvas, clocks, and gold — three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.



Room With a View

I always thought that an egg sunny-side- up on a piece of toast was a splendid sight on the breakfast table, but I realize now it’s an obsolete setting and one that does no credit to anyone. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Gouldsboro

200 Years of Solitude

The Maine Viewpoint

Reefer Madness

Along the Waterfront

Winter Harbor Revival

Outdoor Maine

Presidential Blues

Down East Bookshelf

Marsden Hartley by Gail Scott

Top of the  Month

Local Color

North by East

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

I Remember

The Secret of Journey’s End


Cover: On the beach at Biddeford Pool, by Joe Devenney.