Only a few thousand determined hikers make their way each year to this sequestered wonder of the North Woods. By Jeff Clark.
Captain Nickels’ Folly
A wealthy sea captain lost a fortune here, and an innkeeper lost his shirt, but Wiscasset’s most elegant house has never lost its style. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Keeping Kennebunk Honest
Longtime selectwoman Dot Stevens employs common sense, compassion, and a gritty integrity to defend her native town. By Christine Kukka.
For painter Fairfield Porter, family vacations on a remote Maine island represented a personal — and artistic — golden age. By Sarah Goodyear.
Why Are These People Smiling?
Because they’re having an A-1 time at Gardiner’s premier diner. By Michael Brosnan.
Like Father, Like Son
Lifestyles of Northeast Harbor’s rich and famous have become less lavish, but H.G. Walls and Son is still keeping the summer colony’s finest homes in bloom. By Deborah Dalfonso.
Teeing Off at the Samoset
Leave your Bean boots home with the dog — golf is serious business at this seaside Rockport resort. By Michael Brosnan.
Making It In Maine
Fixing clocks, making chevre, and crafting wooden toys — three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.
Room With A View
I wouldn’t shrink from eating at any of a dozen or so restaurants along Route One, but there is one that for me sets the standard against which all those others must be measured. The food is simple but, in its way, it is elegant. I would lie on the rack before revealing its name. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Mt. Desert Island
Saving Rockefeller’s Roads
The Maine Viewpoint
$100 Million Salmon
Down East Bookshelf
Wild Fox: A True Story by Cherie Mason
Along the Waterfront
In the Maine Tradition
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Orr’s Island ‘Auco’
Cover: Detail from Bear Island, 1966, by Fairfield Porter, oil on board, 14 x 18 inches. Collection of Elisabeth M. Nardiene. Courtesy of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, New York.