Moosehead Lake

2019 Down East Reader Photo Contest

Down East Reader Photo Contest

Another year, another crop of more than 2,600 amazing photos submitted to our annual photo contest. We winnowed the submissions down to a batch of semi-finalists in three categories: wildlife, landscape, and lifestyle. From there, the judges settled on their faves. See the winners!

old photo of a steamboat next to another sinking steamboat on Moosehead Lake

What’s in a Picture

In their heyday, dozens of steamboats plied Maine’s largest lake. Soon, though, the Great Depression and the age of the automobile took their tolls, and as steamboats grew obsolete, they were scuttled or simply allowed to sink at mooring.