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

Category: Jaunts & The Unfamiliar Nearby

Sea Town

photos and text by Brett Klein SEA TOWN This is a salt steep-cobbled town where every morning the men go down to breathe the sun-wet sea where maples shadow the sloping street and the dawn-cool reek of fog is sweet in the dooryard chestnut tree. This is the place where fishermen stride down to silver […]

The Rocks at Turtle Head

photographs by Jim Dugan I love rocks but tend to prefer the igneous: granites and basalts. I like their textures, their born-in-fire heritage, the way the glaciers left their plutons rounded as our islands and mountains. Sedimentary rocks mostly have (for me) less appeal. Their birth as ancient muddy seabeds feels less dramatic than those […]

In The Wild

photograph by Trelawney O’Brien Greens Island, Maine

An Independence Day Parade Sandwich

iron mantra by Shannon Thompson Three weeks to race day, my last long ride. With my late start on training, I’ve been building volume unusually quickly, paying extra attention to my body and crossing fingers and toes that I don’t get injured. Coach Scott had me scheduled for a 5-hour ride, but I felt I needed […]

Coast Walk 2 Still Life

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher Coast Walk 2: from the Town Beach to Cromwell Harbor; January 6-10, 2015 From left to right, top to bottom: Hovering above: plastic ring, sea glass Row 1: young Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis), Northern Rock Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), more mussels Row 2: granite beach stone, Corallina officinalis, plastic marker […]


photograph and text by Matthew Mychack Alewives beware. If you’re a bird, this is pretty much THE place to be right now: Damariscotta Mills fish ladder, where anadromous alewives spawn in early summer. The gulls are plentiful, and vocal in their pleasure.

Hardy Boat Cruises

video by Alex Hadik for Hardy Boat Cruises Hardy Boat Cruises – A Promotional Video from Alex Hadik on Vimeo.

Spring Melt in Acadia

Jim Dugan first photographed this waterfall on Mt. Desert Island over 20 years ago. He’s never seen it roaring as it did this spring.

Maine Farmland Trust