Cruising Toward Hope

Kate Christensen‘s latest book is similar to her early work and at the same Tim nothing like it. The Last Cruise, released in July, is a return to Christensen’s novel-writing career, which took a back seat over the past several … Continue reading

The Future of Fishing

Behind the rows of tall glass windows looking out at Portland’s waterfront, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is doing more than just research within its wet and analytical labs. The organization is fostering a love of marine science … Continue reading

Becoming Jane Dahmen

Before she was Jane Dahmen the artist, Jane Dahmen was uncertain about how her passion factored into her life. She was a wife, a mother, and a college graduate. The nagging question she kept coming back to, was whether she … Continue reading

A Tribute to Jeff Cole

On March 31 the Kennebunks lost a true legend: Jeff Cole, who served as president of the Cole Harrison Insurance Agency in Kennebunk.

From Away

To his everlasting regret, Phil Crossman, 73, was not born on Vinalhaven. He admits that he arrived on the island when he was already four, in the company of his mother and father and one of his three brothers—the other … Continue reading

The Reinventions of John Wulp

I first met the protean artist John Wulp two decades ago, after he had begun directing student plays on North Haven Island. Wulp drew astonishing performances out of his young cast members, which misted the eyes of hardened lobstermen and boatbuilders … Continue reading

Gulf Guardian

Corrie Roberts, the captain of the Maine Marine Patrol’s flagship vessel, walks down the pier in baggy fatigues, sea bag over her shoulder, Glock on her hip, and a crooked grin on her face, then she boards the Guardian III. At … Continue reading

Looking Down the Path

Before Carolann Ouellette moved to Maine to build a career in tourism and the outdoors, she did a short stint as a PanAm flight attendant. It’s hard to imagine the executive director of Maine Huts and Trails, whose resume includes … Continue reading

Leading from the Outside

To outdoors enthusiasts, Chris Hayward may have the best job in the world. The director of experiential learning at Gould Academy in Bethel, Hayward leads students on wilderness camping expeditions, rock climbing adventures, and trips to far-away places like China and Tanzania—activities designed to … Continue reading

Making the Complex Look Simple

Many businesses like to say, “We are all like family here.” But what if your business actually is a family enterprise, root and branch, like Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers, Maine’s most respected and successful furniture maker? And what if the 82-year- … Continue reading