North By East
Opinions and musings on Portland’s most famous moviemaker, Camden’s pedestrians, and Wiscasset’s lost schooners.
Ogunquit’s Shore Road
Ever twisting, bending, and tuming, it’s the slowest back road in Maine — and one of the most picturesque. By Paul Mann.
The Real John McPhee
The North Woods warden profiled twenty years ago by the celebrated author who shares his name still uses his woods smarts to make a living. By Andrew Vietze.
Stories Hidden in Glass
At the Jones Museum of Glass and Ceramics, the objects on display are dazzling, but it’s what they tell us about ourselves that really matters. By Christine Carson.
If you go to the Westem Maine Frog Jumping Championships, you don’t want to get between the kids and their frogs. Photographs by Tonee Harbert.
An Oasis of Simplicity
Just minutes from Maine’s two largest cities, the Shaker settlement at Sabbathday Lake remains as uncomplicated as it was 150 years ago. By Caskie Stinnett.
Catching the Wind
Once each summer the great Maine windjammers stage a regatta more spectacular than any other on the coast. The exact day and race course, however, are anyone’s guess. Photographs by Benjamin Magro.
Aiming to Please
The Hiram Maxim Historical Society’s biggest — and noisiest — annual event draws thousands of machine-gun buffs to Dover-Foxcroft. By Jason Stone.
Where in Maine?
Recognize this rock and the celebrated hillock it’s poised upon?
A Day on the Flats
Digging for clams hasn’t changed much over the last century, as a young friend of mine learned her first time out, but the Maine steamer has certainly seen its ups and downs. By Ken Textor.
Nobody is at his or her best in the drypoint etchings of Peggy Bacon, which is one reason these little masterworks from the thirties and forties seem so fresh today. By Edgar Allen Beem.
Kennebunk’s Most Improbable Resort
Even though it’s been welcoming families for fifty years and boasts the least expensive rooms in town, most vacationers don’t even know it’s there. By Patrick Morris.
Manning the Outpost
A hundred-year-old photograph from Bucksport captures a little-known chapter in the Spanish-American War. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Room With A View
The two different classes of individuals are what are known as cat people and dog people, and the scratchy ferocity of the beliefs by either group that their pet is the classic household pet and damnation awaits all others. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Maine
The Maine Viewpoint
Dining Down East
Down East Bookshelf
Along the Waterfront
Walking on Water
Brewer Lake Road
Cover: The Shaker Village at Sabbathday Lake, by Brian Vanden Brink.