Rigor & Joy

Nancie Atwell: the Maine educator who won the Global Teacher Prize   One summer day in 1975, a young couple parked at Hendricks Head Beach on Southport. It was a quiet, narrow stretch of sand with large dark rocks rising

Rooms with a View

01 Press Hotel | Portland This boutique hotel on upper Exchange Street in downtown Portland gathered all of its interior inspiration from the building’s history as the former headquarters for the Portland Press Herald. Inside find art installations inspired by

New Day, Boothbay

A summer colony for centuries, this harbor is just 60 miles northeast of Portland on a peninsula of coves, sailboats, islands, lighthouses, and ultra-devoted residents—both natives and newcomers. For a couple of summer days, we’re exploring some of what’s timeless

Boothbay, Wiscasset, and Damariscotta

Friday 1:00 p.m. Red’s Eats It’s pretty hard to drive through one of the cutest downtowns in New England and not stop for
 an ice cream cone at Red’s Eats, so I decide to pull over. Wiscasset’s downtown is perched

The Thistle Inn

“I think you’ll really like this first pairing, it’s a bit different than what you are probably expecting.” And thus Thistle Inn owner Max Ross leaves me in suspense over what I am to drink with my order of cold,

Wedding Venues

  01 Diamond’s Edge Restaurant and Marina | Portland It’s freeing to leave the brick sidewalks of the Old Port and catch a ferry over to one of the Casco Bay islands. Guests will feel that escape when they step

Bigelow Laboratory

40 Years of Global Ocean Research in Boothbay I first learned about the Bigelow Laboratory as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College. A biology major, one of my campus jobs was cleaning test tubes for a professor who performed research in

Boothbay Harbor

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff:Jen DeRose, Managing Editor, Old Port magazine   Jen DeRose, Managing Editor, Old Port magazine It’s Memorial Day weekend, and as my husband, Sam, and I drive through quaint Boothbay, we’re happy to find