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

Month: January, 2014


photographs by Jamie Bloomquist

Waiting For Spring

text by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall  As the gentle January snow fell outside, I decide to make a lovely beef stew with carrots and onions from the cold cellar, celery grown in the kitchen window and tomatoes put up last fall. Seems a pity to pollute all that goodness with store-bought […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen It’s golden hour at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop in Pemaquid, Maine. The afternoon light illuminates the space between Jonathan and Will as they fit the stern thwart in a Monhegan Skiff. One more hour of work before the day is done. Two more weeks of work until the skiff is done. […]

On the ferry back from North Haven this afternoon

photograph by Shannon Thompson

Free For The Taking

an ongoing search by Shannon Thompson


poem by Dave Morrison from the new book Stethoscope, which will be released on 2/28 The siding salesmen came through just as the pre-retirees grew tired of painting the once-grand Victorians their parents left them. To the practiced eye the scar tissue of change is visible along the river; the rotted water wheel, the blackened […]

The Old Apple Tree

text and photographs by John Ames This photograph is of an old apple tree growing on the edge of my brother’s field near Rockport Harbor. A week or so ago, one of its main branches broke in an ice storm and now lies twisted, touching the ground. My brother’s wife will probably get him to cut […]

Landscape of Home

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist Driving Route One south from Belfast this afternoon, enjoyed the brief, wan sunlight shining on the gray winter waters of the bay and the familiar line-up of islands that I’ve recognized since childhood. Same islands in the bay that as a child I named from my grandmother’s porch.

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