A Practical Visionary

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

Town Landings

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


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

Ted Ames

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, Maine’s groundfishing industry, sustainable lobster, and the return of the … Continue reading