March 1989



Big Dreams for a Big Land

Industrialist, outdoorsman, and man of action — King Cummings shows the way to a bold new future  for Maine’s mountains. By Michael Brosnan.

Maine’s Western Mountains: A Land Apart

Photographic essay by Douglas Merriam and Joe Devenney.

Pemaquid Point

Beacon of hope, major tourist attraction, it has now become a mecca for art photographers.

Slumbering in Style

Pride of the Old  York Historical Society is a rare set of embroidered bedhangings. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

The World According to Foster

Men were men and women drove racy boats in artist William Foster’s romantic version of pre-World War II America. By William David Barry and Bruce Kennett.

The Little War that Wasn’t

A hundred and fifty years ago Maine nearly went to war with Great Britain over the shape of things to come on its Aroostook border. By Tom Hill.

Maine Vacations 1989

A 64-page supplement highlighting the many possibilities for a vacation in Maine this summer.



Room With A View

If the garage sale isn’t Maine’s number-one growth industry, then the antiques business must be. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of  Alna

Of Poetry and Plumbing Permits

The Maine Viewpoint

Happy Hunting Grounds

Along the Waterfront

Power Switch

Outdoor  Maine

Hunting for Antlers

Down East Bookshelf

Nautical Books

North by East

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

I Remember

The Little House Near Longfellow Square


Cover: Tim Diehl and his team of eight Samoyed sled dogs on Flagstaff Lake near Stratton. Photograph by Douglas Merriam.