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

Category: The Captain’s Log

Too Much Of A Good Thing

text and photograph by Jonathan Ives Two times a week I work at the Camden Snow Bowl teaching fourth graders how to snowboard. The hardest part of the day is not learning how to get on the chairlift or how to move with one foot strapped in. It’s when the kids change out of their […]

Northern Currency

text by Jonathan Ives photo by Lazy Acres Farm “I can’t believe I’m taking layers off,” I said out loud as I pulled my sweatshirt overhead, throwing it to the grass underneath the staging. “Yeah, it gets pretty hot with the sun on our backs,” Mark said smiling. “It’s hard to believe it’s already the […]

Hunting

text by Jonathan Ives I smiled, quietly closing the front door behind me with the excitement and nervousness of a young teenager sneaking out of the house after curfew. The cold of the early morning air felt like glass in my nostrils but my body was warm from the extra layer of long underwear I […]

The One That Got Away

photograph and text by Jonathan Ives The parking lot below the Azicohos Dam was empty as we pulled in and turned off the truck’s engine. After three hours of driving in the darkness the sun was finally rising over the Magalloway River in western Maine. My father-in-law, Tom, and I left at 3:30 that morning […]

Lobstering

text and photograph by Jonathan Ives I smiled as I saw a familiar white truck parked at the town landing. I pulled up next to it and looked over at Travis. At six foot seven inches he must have weighed over three hundred pounds. Most folks around town just called him Tiny. He pulled his […]

Not All Flies

photos by Jonathan Ives Warm spring weather in Maine mean the bugs come out! Not all flies are black flies.

Spindrift

photograph and text by Jonathan Ives Standing at the bow I feel a weight slide off my shoulders as I put the final hitch in the mooring line. The last two days were a test of my seamanship skills. A gale passing through resulted in 13 foot seas with wind gusts up to 50 miles […]

Salty

photograph by Jonathan Ives

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