June 1994



Improving on a Good Idea

Dick Kennedy and his family have turned Camp Kieve, an old-guard summer camp of the finest kind, into a model year-round learning center. By Jeff Clark.

Dr. Noyes Builds a House

Newly discovered photographs show Stonington at the peak of its prosperity — when granite was king and the burgeoning town attracted a doctor of singular ambition. By Davis Thomas.

What Is It?

Researchers are watching a fascinating  little woodland denizen to gauge the health of the North Woods. By Sarah Scott.

Kayaking Casco Bay

For Tom Bergh, guiding kayakers among the storied Calendar Islands is more rewarding than lawyering ever was. By Hannah Holmes.

The Redoubtable Miss Clapp

Bom into one of Portland’s finest families, Mary Jane Clapp led a long, reclusive life, but her last wishes left the city aghast. By William David Barry.

Nautical Bonanza

Wayne and Loraine Hamilton have built up a ship chandlery in Searsport that is as popular with local fishermen as  it is with visiting yachtsmen. By James P. Brown.

Stillness at Somesville

The drama  of springtime unfolds gently in this Mount Desert Island village. Photographs by Sue Anne Hodges.


Sue Schubel spends her summers making sure puffins have a nest to call home. By Pete Salmansohn.

June Day

At the turn of the century, Eastport had a holiday all its own. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.



Room  With a  View

It is perhaps foolish of me to try to write about Margaret since the strength of our relationship was a sort of secret bond, a knowledge that we shared certain things — some  trivial and some very important — and that was the way it was and that was the way it was supposed to be. The thing that cheers me — if anything does at this mean time in my  life – is that Margaret had no leftover life to handle without me. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Washington, D.C.

Displaced Mainers

The Maine Viewpoint

Portland Burbs

Down East Bookshelf

Merry Men by Carolyn Chute

Along the Waterfront

Kicking Off the Season

Outdoor Maine

Late Ice-Out

North by East

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

I Remember

My Old York Skiff


Cover: A classic Friendship sloop sets sail in lupine time. Photograph by Kevin Shields.