Maine’s Craftiest Island
Deer Isle, long known for its seamen and fishermen, is increasingly recognized for its burgeoning colony of craftspeople. By Sarah Scott.
Coming Up Roses
Rugged, beautiful, and adaptable, Maine’s little-known wild roses are right at home on beaches, in meadows, and even in gardens. By Jane Lamb.
Col. Lane’s Bowfront Chest
Life on the Maine frontier was not entirely rough-hewn, judging from some of the furniture made and used here 200 years ago. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Steaming up the Penobscot
With few exceptions, life aboard the great white steamship Belfast was regulated with all the precision of a Swiss timepiece. A steward recalls the routine. By John S. Blank III.
Artist for All Seasons
Upcountry Maine has no greater champion than Alan Bray, who has been exploring and painting its hills and valleys for most of his life. By Beth Crichlow.
Long regarded as either a pest or a pelt, the beaver is increasingly valued in Maine as a key builder of vital wetlands. By Sarah Scott.
New Mistress of the Breakwater
Indefatigable Bonnie Sawyer rescued a derelict summer “cottage” and turned it into Bar Harbor’s grandest bed and breakfast. By Nan Lincoln.
Madison’s Fiery Spectacle
The town stood still the day the covered bridge went up in flames. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
Art at a Gallop
Lynn Butler photographs Acadia National Park from horseback.
Room With A View
There is an old saying that a lawyer is lying if his lips are moving, and in the same way I distrust a reporter who puts his own opinions into a news story. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Hibbert’s Gore
Life in the Gore
The Maine Viewpoint
Down East Bookshelf
The Twightwad Gazette
Along the Waterfront
The Ash Breeze
Penobscot Salmon Run
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
Houlton’s Field of Lobsters
Cover: Quilter Lori Chase is one of the dozens of top crafispeople who have settled on Deer Isle. Photograph by Darwin Davidson.