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

Tag: flying

The Gentleman

My brother is a Navy pilot and his callsign is The Gentleman. He finished his first deployment this past fall and is currently stationed on base in Washington State. Last week I flew out to visit him; I leave today. I am struck by the similarities between the islands of the Puget Sound – the San […]

Flying The Islands: Penobscot Island Air

Penobscot Island Air is know for flying small Cessnas out into the oceans off the Maine coast, to land on small islands and deliver supplies to the people who live there.

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen About these paintings: Twice I have flown Cape Air from the tiny Owls Head airport to Boston. The tiny prop plane seats eight. On both flights I’ve been lucky enough to sit up front next to the pilot. What an amazing perspective on this utterly beautiful landscape I get to call home. […]

A Color Of The Sky

photograph by Jenna Lookner What I thought was an end turned out to be a middle. What I thought was a brick wall turned out to be a tunnel. What I thought was an injustice turned out to be a color of the sky. — Tony Hoagland, from “A Color of the Sky” Photo taken […]

Advent, Day 17: Flying over Upper Penobscot Bay

Dear readers, Join The Maine for an adventure a day, each day of this advent season — big or small, by land or sea, with friends or solo, in image or word, exuberant or contemplative, real or conceptual. We live in a state of wonder, its wide open spaces anticipating our hope and joy. Back in September we […]

Julie Eaton: Lobster Boat Captain

interview by Meg Pier Captain Julie Eaton, 48, is a lobsterman on Deer Isle, Maine.  I visited the island twice this summer and while having breakfast at the Harbor Café in Stonington, admired the work of a fellow photographer hanging on the wall.  On closer inspection, I saw Julie’s card, which identified her as the artist […]

Atmospheric Perspective

text and photographs by Jessica Stammen I’m writing from the air right now, and I’m thinking: I’ve traveled quite a bit these past few months.  Enough anyway.  I visited a brother in Seattle, drove a friend to New York, spent a weekend dancing in Vermont, watched another brother get married in Dallas, and just now […]

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