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

Tag: hard work

Kin To Kaint & Stiddy

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould KIN TO KAINT: From can see to can’t see; dawn to dusk. In outdoor work the weather is a factor, and in shipyards, on farms, and in the woods it was the custom to work stiddy in pleasant weather from kin to kaint. STIDDY: Steady. A stiddyin’ hand, and “stiddy as […]


photograph by Jonathan Ives

Docked In Friendship

painting and text by Colin Page I spent the day painting in Friendship last week and was happy to have this lobster boat park himself right in front of what I wanted to paint. I did check with the lobsterman to make sure he wasn’t just tempting me with a fun scene before driving off […]

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.

Maine Farmland Trust