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

Month: February, 2014

Wadsworth Cove, 2/27/14

photograph by Gregory Dunham

An Independent Island

share by Polly Saltonstall Journalist Alfred Elden took several photos of Muscongus islanders in the mid-1900s for Atlantic Fishermen, including this one from the Penobscot Marine Museum’s collection, of a woman standing in front of traps and looking defiant, which was what most of the islanders were at that time. Back in 1860, the island […]

Sometimes it’s preferred, to be unsure.

photos by Josh Nagle


poem by Dave Morrison I’ve been listening to the dark for hours. At first it was fine sand sifting over old stones, then warm wind through a rusted screen, then heavy mist falling on the roof of a convertible. The night was an aquarium filled with stones, each one a worry, and the sound of […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives The sixteenth chapter of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden begins: After a still winter night I awoke with the impression that some question had been put to me, which I had been endeavoring in vain to answer in my sleep, as what- how- when- where? But there was dawning Nature, in whom […]

“Maine: Work & Play Opens At Bowdoin’s Smith Student Union, March 4th

an invitation from Tuesday 207 contributor Jessica Ives (formerly Jessica Stammen) BRUNSWICK, February 24, 2014 — In “Maine: Work & Play” Jessica Ives (formerly Jessica Stammen) explores the interior and exterior landscapes where she lives, works, and plays. Over thirty works will comprise the exhibit. The artist will be present to speak about her work at […]

We All Have Our Reasons #1191

Recent kite-sledding instagram fun from Claire Donnelly:

Drive A Nail On Sunday

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould DRIVE A NAIL ON SUNDAY  That would profane the Lord’s Day, and aboard ship was unlucky. A vessel on which “no hand is asked to drive a nail on Sunday” was taking a landward phrase to sea, and it meant the labors where light on Sundays. […]

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