August 2011

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Features

Moosehead Treasure Hunt

One eco-entrepreneur sees a new future in hauling the past off the bottom of Maine’s largest lake.

Fair Season

A summer spent touring Maine’s agricultural fairs reveals the state in all its wonder and weirdness.

  • By: Michael Burke

Bar Harbor Your Way

Whatever your interests, there’s plenty to discover in this seaside destination.

  • By: Virginia M. Wright

Safe Haven

Before the Civil Rights Act, African-American travelers found a warm welcome in Kittery Point.

This is Rockport

One of Maine’s prettiest villages rises from the ashes.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore
  • Photography by: Amy Wilton

Departments

Where in Maine?

Have you ever felt the sand between your toes at this small beach?

Primo at its Prime

One of Maine’s best restaurants now offers diners a more casual — but no less delicious — experience.

  • By: Brooke Dojny
  • Photography by: Jennifer Smith-Mayo

First Family Picnic

FDR mixed work with fun while vacationing off the coast of Maine.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore

The Tipping Point

Abolishing LURC would mean the end of the North Woods as we know it.

  • By: Colin Woodard

Letters to the Editor

What’s in a Picture?

North by East

Maine’s animal kingdom gone afoul, Prospect Harbor’s iconic fisherman gets a makeover, and more.

Helen’s Cottage

Maine summerhouses never really get new owners.

Editor’s Note

Open a copy of the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer — that invaluable guide every motorist should keep in his or her car — and start paging through it. Sooner or later, as you work your way “north,” you’ll find yourself looking at maps of places with names like alphabet soup: R4 R14 WELS, T 10 SD, T36 MD BPP. You’ll stumble over strange municipal designations rarely found south of the Piscataqua: townships and plantations and gores. These are Maine’s Unorganized Territories, but most people call them the North Woods.

  • By: Paul Doiron

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