March 1995



The Winter Beach

Nowhere are the bones of winter so evident as along the icy Atlantic shore. Photographs by Thomas Mark Szelog.

Umbagog by Dog

Sarah Scott reports on her first dogsledding experience, a  trip across a pristine Lake Umbagog.

A Doomed Landmark?

No one recalls who designed the elegant Route 1 bridge at Ducktrap, but everyone has an opinion on whether it should be repaired or replaced. By Sarah Goodyear.

Antiques without Attitude

The clean lines and bright colors of mocha ware mask its antiquity. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Where in Maine?

Midwinter changes — but hardly disguises — this famous harbor. Recognize it? Photograph by Kevin Shields.

Zen and the Art of Mystery Writing

Offbeat Dutch author Janwillem van de Wetering writes both murder mysteries and Buddhist philosophy in Surry. By Carl Little.

Making It in Maine

Three high-tech success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Eastland Rising

A rare photograph captures Portland’s proudest hotel in midconstruction. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.



Room With A View

As a citizen  of the State  of Maine who believes  firmly in government by the consent  of the governed, I would withhold my vote for this chap for any political office that I can imagine, not because I wish to occupy higher ground, but rather because his arrogance and complete lack of discrimination would, in my opinion, make a shambles of good government. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of  Maine

Hyping Winter

The Maine Viewpoint

Saving Downtowns

Down East Bookshelf

Logging in the Maine Woods: The Paintings of Alden Grant

Inside Maine

Starry, Starry Night

Along the Waterfront

Show Time

North by East

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

I Remember

The Last Laugh


Cover: Seawall Beach, Phippsburg, by Thomas Mark Szelog.