June 2017

June 2017

The table of contents from the June 2017 issue of Down East.

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Among the Puffins

From windswept islands in a warming Gulf of Maine, one photographer documents the state’s puffin colonies in intimate, dazzling detail.

Photos by Derrick Z. Jackson

Big Al’s Is Huge!!!

You’ve seen the ads. You’ve seen the suspenders. Now get to know the discount king of Route 1.

By Ron Currie

Queen of the Kennebec

Maine whitewater pioneer Suzie Hockmeyer has had a pretty wild ride.

By Virginia M. Wright

The Case of Maine’s Many Mysteries

We live in one of the country’s least homicidal, most neighborly states. So why all the crime fiction?

By Jaed Coffin


Where in Maine?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Mr. Lighthouse

Meet a Modern-Day Keeper

Festival for the Birds

Everybody’s Flocking to Acadia

Psych Out

Rockport’s Freaky Mind Lab


Living the Maine Life


Historically Simple in Perry

Making It in Maine

Heiwa Tofu


Cherry Clafoutis

Room With a View


What to Do in Maine This Month


Rockport’s 18 Central


Floral Festivals


Lula Wiles Comes Home


PortFringe Picks

Special Ad Section: Moving to Maine

A Moving Essay

From Our Archives

On the cover: Atlantic puffin on Eastern Egg Rock, by Derrick Z. Jackson

Additional photos: Doug Van Kampen; Michael D. Wilson; Douglas Merriam