July 1996

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Features

North by East

Opinions and advisories on the fate of Fort Knox, the plight of Buxton mailmen, and the future of Tibbetts Bridge.

Head Tide

Little more than a bump in the road, this village is quite unlike any other in Maine. By Sarah Scott.

Away From It All

The fourth generation of his family to run a wilderness sporting camp on the shore of Sebec Lake, Jerry Packard and his wife, Amanda, welcome outdoorsmen of every stripe. By Andrew Vietze.

Summering on the Brink

After pouring tons of granite and tax dollars into a losing battle with the Atlantic, the city fathers of Saco have decided to take no more heroic measures to save the village of Camp Ellis. By Jeff Clark.

Down East Vergnügen

That’s what you get when a Swiss-born inventor opens a Maine lobster house in the middle of Germany. By Amy Rawe.

Beauty for a Day

A daylily blossom lasts only a day, but at Valente Gardens in North Berwick there are thousands of these hardy plants. By Sarah Scott.

Where in Maine?

This unusual bridge is the only one of its kind in the world. Recognize it?

The Toast of Bangor

Whether ensconced in their Bangor mansion or their Fifth Avenue apartment, the irrepressible Wing Sisters were perfectly at home in the company of each other. By Edgar Allen Beem.

Want to  See a Real Maine Moose?

Here’s everything you need to know to spot your own moose, snap its picture, and thrill your friends and neighbors. By Powell Boyer.

Legends of The Crags

Sarah Orne Jewett penned her Country of the Pointed Firs in my bedroom. At least that’s what my mother told me back when we summered next door to the old Aldrich cottage. By George Carey.

Making It In Maine

Several successful entertainers make their home in the Pine Tree State.

The Calm before the Storm

When a huge airship visited Bar Harbor to salute the nation’s governors  in 1925, no one imagined what would soon befall it. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

 

Departments

Room  With A View

I think speed — or the false premise that anything done rapidly is superior to anything done slowly — is what has put the quality of our life in the dreary place that it now occupies. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Portland

Champion of Casco Bay

The Maine Viewpoint

Bridge Decision

Inside Maine

A Delectable Diner

Down East Bookshelf

Murder Mysteries

Dining Down East

Le Domaine, Hancock

Along the Waterfront

Racing Jules Veme

 I Remember

“Our” Island

 

Cover: Newagen Harbor, Southport Island. By Sara Gray.