I recall the day I met Emily Muir in 1975 clear as a bell. I was a graduate student collecting baseline ecological data on twelve Maine islands owned by the Nature Conservancy. Two of the islands were off Stonington’s shores … Continue reading
From Stonington on Deer Isle, Isle au Haut with boat-woman and author Linda Greenlaw, off we go.
The fog is a shifting entity, moving across the Isle Au Haut thoroughfare with a seeming sense of purpose.
Mainers have the privilege of witnessing the sense of community that oceanside towns possess—a type of community that can seldom be found anywhere else. Within these seaside enclaves, the town landing provides a meeting ground for locals and visitors, a … Continue reading
Settled directly alongside the harbor in the small, picturesque fishing town of Stonington, surrounded by numerous tiny farms, you will find Devin Finigan’s restaurant, Aragosta. As I step inside, I am reminded, once again, that the best of what Maine … Continue reading
Chefs are fond of proclaiming their dedication to farm-to-table, but even those without culinary degrees are enjoying the bounty of the natural landscape, thanks to a proliferation of farmers’ markets. Bringing the consumer closer to the producer, these markets are … Continue reading
Diagnosed with ALS, a Painter Strips Away Layers to Find New Art (and a new Artist) Hidden Beneath
FEATURE-July 2010 By Isaac Kestenbaum Photographs by Jonathan Laurence Paradise Lost and Found. Somewhere off the coast of Deer Isle, I crack open a sea urchin on the rail of a lobster boat.Careful to avoid the bristling green spines, … Continue reading
PROFILE-October 2009 Edited + transcribed by Peter A. Smith Photographs by Nathan Eldridge Fisherman, lobsterman, scientist, historical ecologist, blooming optimist Discussed: Ecological fish stewardship, the perils of being a genius, Maines groundfishing industry, sustainable lobster, and the return of the … Continue reading