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May 2015

The table of contents from the May 2015 issue of Down East.

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Postcards from the Edge

Maine’s Bold Coast has its own culture, pace, and charm. We head Down East to Eastport, Lubec, Jonesport, and Beals. By Virginia M. Wright.

The Throwbacks

It’s always 1861 when Maine’s Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club takes the field. Put your knickers on and play ball with Maine’s old-school boys of summer. By Rob Sneddon.

Walking in Solitude

For some, hiking’s biggest reward is not at the summit. Is there peace of mind waiting on a Bigelow Mountain trail? By Virginia M. Wright.

Best. Maine. Summer. Ever.

Concerts, hiking trails, small-town festivals, food trucks — we didn’t hold back. Our annual summer planner lays out 137 options for designing your perfect summer itinerary. By Caroline Praderio.




Where in Maine?

Can you identify this colorful beach?

Editor’s Note

I love my job.

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

What Maine summertime event are you looking most forward to?



North by East

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

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Oil Gear Agitator

A Crusade for Better Women’s Lobstering Gear

The Phantom Punch Was a Hit

How Muhammad Ali Knocked Out Sonny Liston

What’s in a Picture

The Call of Kezar Lake

Talk of Maine

Maine’s Salmon Wars




Living the Maine Life


Cottage Living All Year Long

Making It in Maine


Room With a View

Notes on Springtime




What to Do in Maine This Month


Ports of Italy, Boothbay Harbor


The Portland Symphony Orchestra Turns 90


The Mallett Brothers Band


Rose Marasco at the Portland Museum of Art


Papermaker by Monica Wood


An Excerpt from George Mitchell’s The Negotiator


Go here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives

Puffins From the Past — May 1977


Cover: The Dirigo Vintage Base Ball Club, New Gloucester, August 2014, by Séan Alonzo Harris.