Features: Route 1 Issue
Miles 0 to 69
Route 1, Miles 0 to 69: Acadian Country By: Virginia M. Wright
Miles 70 to 213
Route 1, Miles 70 to 213: Potato Fields and Deep Woods
Miles 214 to 333
Route 1, Miles 214 to 333: Down East
Miles 334 to 451
Route 1, Miles 334 to 451: The Midcoast
Miles 452 to 527
Route 1, Miles 452 to 527: Southern Maine
The Road Less Taken
The many faces of Route 1A. By: Edgar Allen Beem
Route 1: Many Names, One History
U.S. Route 1 in Maine is 527 miles of pavement that snakes its way from Kittery to Fort Kent, the northern terminus of the historic road that begins (or ends) 2,390 miles south in Key West, Florida. Though Route 1 is old, established, and familiar, it is also a dynamic highway that refuses to lie quietly in its bed. It’s always on the move, often at the center of controversy. By: Edgar Allen Beem
Belfast’s Colonial Century
A historic theater celebrates a big birthday. By: Will Bleakley
North by East
The real 007 had a thing for birds — and Maine, the unsolved case of Portland’s missing mascot, and more.
Sounds of Nature
Birches Lo (maxgarciaconover.bandcamp.com, $6 CD; $5 MP3) is a new live album and the second EP overall from Portland-based guitarist Max García Conover. The sound is raw, stripped bare of any computer or studio magic. It’s jarring at first, but the organic sound of one man and his masterful guitar playing makes the songs all the more powerful.
Photography by Molly Blake
Where in Maine?
Have you ever tossed a pair into this shoe tree?
A wildlife biologist mourns the passing of a majestic cedar grove.
Letters to the Editor
Read what our readers have to say about Maine.
Are the Gulf of Maine’s cod — and cod fishermen — really doomed? By: Colin Woodard
David Turin’s eponymous eatery overlooking Monument Square has become a Portland institution. By: Michaela Cavallaro Photography by: Mark Fleming
Two Maine Statesmen
Two recent biographies illuminate the character and courage of Maine Senators Fessenden and Reed.
I have to say I envied Jason and Ginny their adventures along Route 1.