November 1989



Something to Howl About

In a series of bitterly controversial moves, the state legislature has taken stern steps to control or eradicate the Maine coyote. By Robert Kimber.

The Last Harvest

After 200 years in Turner, the Princes are now one of the 140 Maine families that are being forced off their land each year. By Lyn Riddle.

Pioneer Painter of Maine

Frederic Church, whose works now fetch millions on the auction block, discovered the Maine wilderness  in 1850 — and made it famous. By Stephen May.

Unsung Hero

Revered jurist, former congressman, and government official, Frank Coffin has reached the summit of a forty-year career in public service. By James P. Brown.


Fire and ice dominate the November scenery way down east in Washington County. Photographs by Charles Steinhacker.

An Uncommonly Misspent Life

Henry Tufts was a one-man crime wave whose colorful autobiography depicts a colonial New England  filled with whipping posts, scapegraces, and loose women. By G.W. Helfrich.

Voice of the Valley

Ida Roy has dedicated her life to preserving the Acadian ballads of Aroostook’s St. John Valley. By Ernie Freeberg.

The Great Harmony Newspaper Scam

Uncle Ralph was a fourth-class postmaster, but a  first-class businessman. By John Gould.

Making It In Maine

Weather vanes in Searsport, wool-dyeing in Alna, and mincemeat in Hallowell — three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.



Room With a View

The Talk of Peaks Island

Wired Up Island

The Maine Viewpoint

Sunday Shopping

Outdoor Maine

The Joys of Hunting

Along the Waterfront

Rx for Oil Spills

Down East Bookshelf

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey

Top of the  Month

Ruckus in Machias

North by East

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

I Remember

My First Trip to Bartlett Island


Cover: Photograph by Henry Hilton.