Around Maine

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


I captured this shot entirely by chance. In May, a couple of us were staying at my friend and fellow photographer’s family home on Little Deer Isle that his grandparents built in the 1960s. We planned to open the home … Continue reading

48 Hours in York + Kittery

Friday Evening My husband and I are off to York and Kittery to visit some of the places we’ve had on our to-do list for over 15 years. My in-laws live in York, and they have graciously agreed to host … Continue reading

Farm Feats on the Fairway

“Get in there and grab your bacon!” “You’ve got to dive!” The fans are standing now, clapping and yelling from the bleachers in the Pulling Arena. Eight young pigs have just been let loose onto the dusty floor, and they’re … Continue reading

Ferry, Harbor, Quarry, Love

I keep finding myself looking for the little black cat—the one written about by author Margaret Wise Brown, who spent more than a dozen summers on Vinalhaven and who penned The Little Fisherman, Goodnight Moon, and dozens of other classic … Continue reading

Hitting the Trail

The footprints, tire treads, and hoof marks on the Down East Sunrise Trail mark not only the number of people who utilize the 88-mile trail but the many ways in which they traverse it. The multiuse trail, which stretches from Ellsworth … Continue reading