The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tuesday Tune: Chat With A Chat

video by Brian Willson What does a Yellow-Breasted Chat sound like? “toop-toop-toop-toop-toop toop toop, toop; chook; terp; jedek; chrrr chrrr chrrr…” Further evidence of climate change? Or just another wayward bird? On my visit to Beech Hill Preserve last Sunday, I hadn’t expected to run into a yellow-breasted chat. This extra-large New World warbler—some would […]

Surf Oddity

short film and photograph by The Downeast Project Editor’s note: “Maine…is quite the surf oddity,” writes Alex Kozikowski, a high school senior, surfer, and founder of The Downeast Project which aims to showcase the surfing adventures of the Maine-iacs through documentary style photography and filmmaking. Enjoy this short, old-style surf film and check out more of […]


poem by Dave Morrison Climbing (for Alex Honnold) Force a finger into a fissure one digit deep, not even, the amount of finger pad it takes to ring a doorbell now steadies you against a hard wall that looks and feels like a massive tombstone, suspends you above a vision straight out of a dream, […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: A year ago this week I went outdoor rock climbing for the first time. I was hooked – or rather, harnessed – after a challenging morning session at Otter Cliffs in Acadia. It was best not to think too much as I was being lowered over the edge for […]

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