Down East May 2012

May 2012

The table of contents from the May 2012 issue of Down East.


DIY Fairy Houses

Liza Gardner Walsh shows you how to add a dose of magic to your family’s summer by building your own fairy dwelling.


Sailing the Sound

Experience Acadia’s mountains by the sea in Somes Sound. By: Will Bleakley Photography by: Sue Anne Hodges


Three if By Lake

Blazing our own path on the Sebago Lake Canoe Trail.


Windjammer Chefs

Meet six of the most talented cooks in Maine’s schooner fleet. Photography by: Benjamin Magro


The Blackfly Survival Guide

Everything you wanted to know — and more — about Maine’s most fearsome creature, the blackfly. By: Virginia M. Wright Illustrations by: Dean MacAdam


Sarton By the Sea

Writer May Sarton was never fully embraced by York, the Maine town that she loved.


Evergreen Cemetery

The Evergreen Cemetary, a historic Portland landmark, bridges the poignant gulf between life and death. By: Monica Wood Photography by: Sara Gray



North By East


Find Cheap Gas

Octane, a new app on the iTunes store, helps you find the cheapest gas.


Vampires! Werewolves! Zombies!

Thanks to the fervent fan base of gothic sixties soap opera Dark Shadows and a new film adaptation by Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, the fictional town of Collinsport, Maine, is more alive than ever. By: Will Bleakley


Where in Maine?

Have you ever tiptoed through these tulips? Photography by: Alan Lavallee


The Money Pit

My fantasy of being a boat owner went down in a sea of green.


Letters to the Editor


Chaos at the Caucuses

Has the time come for Mainers to rethink the way they nominate the president? By: Colin Woodard


Fabulous Fathom

Fathom, Bar Harbor’s newest fine dining spot, elevates classic Maine fare to fancy food status with sublime flavor combinations. By: Hilary Nangle


The Game is Afoot!

Portland native Kieran Shields’ debut novel, The Truth of All Things, is a rollicking and satisfying supernatural mystery. By: Agnes Bushell


Editor’s Note

Down East opens up a store in the Portland Jetport. By: Paul Doiron


Nine and Seven in ’97

The 1897 Bowdoin baseball team was a defensive powerhouse under future governor Percival Baxter. By: Will Bleakley