November 1993

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Features

Miracle on Mechanic Sheet

Nobody in Camden ever dreamed that the town’s biggest eyesore would one day be reborn as the corporate showplace of a multibillion-dollar company. By Jeff Clark.

Heiress Apparent

A would-be heiress seeks to set right the family tree and confirm the connection between herself and a long-lost Maine inventor. By Elizabeth Peavey.

Evolution of the Bowdoin Man

By turns an athlete, an orator, a frat man, and an antiwar activist, the Bowdoin man continues to evolve. Today, as often as not he’s likely to be a woman. By Edgar Allen Beem.

You Can Count on Charlie

From routine errands to medical emergencies, Down East islanders put their trust in pilots like Charlie Jones. By Margot McWilliams.

Lost to Time

Remarkable photographs capture the remnant beauty of abandoned Maine houses. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Iron Man of North Whitefield

In the hands of Roger Majorowicz, raw metal and old farm implements turn into intriguing public sculpture. By Andrew Vietze.

Coverlets & Candlesticks

Dick and Lee McWilliams launched an offbeat mail-order company on Little Deer Isle and survived a runaway success. By Jeff Clark

 

Departments

Room With a View

A hammer is a harbinger of change, of novelty, of something being added to one’s  life, and the sound was coming from the fishhouse being  built on the small fragment of land I own across the water. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of East Corinth

Million-Dollar Surprise

The Maine Viewpoint

No Win Exports?

Down East Bookshelf

The Rusticator’s Journal

Along the Waterfront

Luxury Tax Lifted

North by East

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

I Remember

Lost Beyond Jackman

 

Cover: In East Machias, one of Maine’s abandoned homesteads stands stoically, lost to time. Photographed by BrianVanden Brink.


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