Virginia Wright

Virginia M. Wright is the senior writer at Down East.


Fantastic Voyage

Kennett Rawson, 15, and Joseph N. Field, 14, are about to embark on a great adventure, a three-month voyage to the sub-Arctic aboard Commodore…


Here Comes The Son

Lucas St. Clair is thawing, ever so slightly, in opposition to Roxanne Quimby’s vision for a Maine North Woods National Park. By Jeff Clark…


River Town

Off the beaten path, Richmond’s old-fashioned downtown is way ahead of the “shop local” trend. By Virginia M. Wright / Photographed by Greta Rybus…


Rocks on a Hard Place

Hordes of visitors who descend on Ogunquit each summer want to leave their calling cards in the form of rock towers standing anywhere from 1 to 5 feet high.


A Reverberating Question

A Down East fishing community weighs — yet again — 
whether to trust the Canadians with a beloved artifact. The original bell from steamship…



In Maine, some homeless teens find their way to safety and hope at Bangor’s Shaw House.