June 1996



North by East

Opinions and advisories on the techno-turnpike, ostriches in Aroostook, and salmon in the schools.

Riding the Golden Road

Longer than the Maine Turnpike, the legendary logging road that cuts through the North Woods has opened the wilderness to everyone with a car — and turned a giant paper company into a reluctant park service. By Jeff Clark.

Windows on the World

Lois Dodd’s well-ordered paintings are filled with intriguing reflections and simple patterns, much like the life she has hammered out for herself in Maine and New York. By Elizabeth Peavey.

Rock On, Rock On

The most rockin’ place on Great Chebeague Island is the front porch of the Chebeague Inn. By Andrew Vietze.

Old-Fashioned Roses — Back in Style

An enterprising couple in North Yarmouth is capitalizing on the vogue in hardy antique roses. By Joanne Johnson.

A Norwegian Infatuation

For an ambassador to Norway,  it made perfect sense to erect an authentic Norwegian hytte as a summerhouse on a rugged Maine island. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Sir Hiram Maxim’s Great Gun

Knighted by Queen Victoria, Hiram Maxim, from Sangerville, Maine, invented the machine gun that helped Britain subdue an empire. By James P. Brown.

Where in Maine?

You can’t drive by this gleaming white church without slowing down to marvel at it. Been there?

Making It In Maine

Three more unusual success stories from the Pine Tree State, each with a musical twist.

The Elegant Autos of Mount Desert

In one of the most anonymous villages on the island sits a world-class collection of luxury automobiles.

Smoldering Summer

In the heat of a summer night in 1907, one false move changed Old Orchard Beach forever. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.



Room With  A View

A few years ago,  I read in a newspaper that the state  of South Carolina was going to  install a  new electric chair because the old one was considered unsafe. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Maine

Big League Birding

The Maine Viewpoint

Strangling UMaine

Inside Maine

Baxter Benefactors

Down East Bookshelf

Samuel French Morse Collected Poems

Along the Waterfront

A New Three-Master

 I Remember

Swimming with Sharks


Cover: Artist Lois Dodd at work in the woods near her home in Cushing. By Benjamin Magro.