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The Lighthouse Keeper

Long-rumored to never leave Finback Isle, Francis is something of an icon around Casco Bay. For years, his only reported human contact was two local lobster boats that brought supplies and food, mostly lobster. When he refused mandatory retirement, the Coast Guard acceded. Local papers ran coverage. The story of the tower-bound hermit grew. Imagine my surprise to see him in town one cold, windy afternoon. Square-jawed with a scar across his nose and brow, I recognized him immediately fr...
Tags: Travel, Style, Products, Coast Guard, Outerwear, Casco Bay, Spring 2019, Suede Jacket, The J. Peterman Company, Finback Isle Francis

9 underrated honeymoon spots in US

There is no event that is more exhausting to plan than a wedding. Whether you’re an obsessive Pinterest board user or someone who says they just want to have a backyard party with a few friends, everyone ends up drained by the event. So why make planning a honeymoon a similarly grueling experience? It’s never easy (or cheap) to book a decent room in Cape Cod, Hawaii, or Aspen, and even if you do manage to snag accomodation at these popular honeymoon spots, the throngs of tourists and other co...
Tags: Travel, Florida, US, Atlantic, Maine, Dolly Parton, Arizona, Portland, Whistler, Grand Canyon, New England, Columbia, Telluride, Aspen, All, Charleston

Top Ten Fall Foliage Hikes in New England

These ten hikes deliver on the Northeast’s best fall foliage, minus the expected crowds. The American Northeast is a landscape built for fall. As soon as the sharp crack of autumn arrives in the morning air, chimneys give off their first puff, apple-picking season begins, and the leaves burst into flames of reds, oranges, and yellows. Home to some of the best “leaf peeping” in America, the Northeast is also home to some of the densest populations in the country. But our ten favorite places...
Tags: Travel, New York, Featured, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, America, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Portland, Camden, North America, Grand Canyon, Vermont, New England

2018 Porsche Macan GTS Review: Let it Snow

April in Maine can reveal any number of meteorological scenarios. Frequently they involve a late snow that makes folks rue they prematurely unshod the winter tires from their cars. So it made perfect sense for me to ring Porsche and request a Macan GTS with winter tires still affixed as part of a late March dash north from the New York auto show to the foodie haven of Portland. It used to be that writing a story about driving a Porsche in frigid temperatures was the stuff of front-page, 96-po...
Tags: New York, California, Porsche, Maine, Portland, Jaguar, Car Reviews, West Side Highway, Shell, North Atlantic, Stuttgart, Alcantara, Macan, Lisa, Damariscotta, Rockland

City reports rainstorm sent raw sewage into Casco Bay

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Portland, Maine, officials say an October rainstorm that helped the area recover from a drought also contributed to millions of gallons of raw sewage and stormwater flowing into the Casco Bay. The Portland Press Herald reports close to 69 million gallons of polluted runoff flowed into waterways during the 2016 storm […]
Tags: News, Ap, Portland Maine, Nation & World, Casco Bay, Casco Bay The Portland Press Herald

Maine shuts down 2 scallop fishing areas

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine fishing regulators are shutting down a pair of scallop fishing areas to protect the health of the population. Scallops are one of the most valuable marine resources in Maine on a per-pound basis. The Maine Department of Marine Resources says it’s closing Hussey Sound in Casco Bay and Rogue Island […]
Tags: News, Maine, Portland, Maine AP, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Nation & World, Casco Bay, Rogue Island


The subject for Week 42 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is John Stevens of Andover, Ma.,my 9x great grandfather. From Charlotte Helen Abbott's Early Records of the StevensFamily of Andover,  JOHN (1) STEVENS, born 1605, came to Newbury in 1638, on the ship CONFIDENCE,from Southampton. He is recorded as a husbandman from Cavesham, Oxford Co.,England. With him were his wife Elizabeth, born 1613, his mother, Alice and his brother , William, then 21 years of age. John came to Andover in 1645......John (...
Tags: England, Southampton, Bradford, Salem, John, William, Richard, Ipswich, Genealogy, Sarah, Family History, Alice, Abbott, Elizabeth, Timothy, Mary

Public hearings on tap about Maine scalloping restrictions

ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Maine fishing regulators are holding public hearings about proposed restrictions that would affect the upcoming scallop harvesting season. The Maine Department of Maine Resources says it’s considering limiting access to scallop fishing areas such as Casco Bay, the Sheepscot River and Muscongus Bay. It’s also considering maintaining closures in areas including […]
Tags: News, Ap, Maine, Nation & World, Casco Bay, Ellsworth Maine, Maine Department of Maine Resources, Sheepscot River, Muscongus Bay

This amazing retractable roof shelters a pool in Maine for year-round fun

The coastal northeast isn’t exactly known for its pool weather, but that doesn’t mean taking a dip year-round has to be out of the question. Turkish company Libart has installed an innovative retractable wall system for a family with an outdoor pool in Brunswick, Maine. The sliding aluminum and glass structure can be extended out over the pool in inclement weather or completely open to enjoy sunny days. The flexible architectural system lets the owners not only enjoy their large pool and hot t...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Maine, Innovation, Home Design, Brunswick Maine, Casco Bay, Flexible Architecture, Moveable Walls, Flexible Home Design, Flexible Walls, Libart, Retractable Walls, Extendable Walls, Moving Buildings

How Schools Are Rallying Around Portland's Large Refugee Community

PORTLAND, Maine — On a chilly December evening, King Middle School students and their families streamed into Ocean Gateway, a party space with sweeping views of Casco Bay. They had come to celebrate the culmination of a school project on freedom, just as many of the families were getting a taste of liberty themselves. The students, a number of whom are Muslim immigrants from Somalia, had created posters and written essays that proclaimed their vision of American ideals. Some of their families h...
Tags: News, Congress, Mexico, Islamic State, Africa, America, United States, Pakistan, Maine, Aclu, Middle East, Christianity, United Nations, Portland, Kkk, Muslim

Old Town and Waterfowl Hunting: A Maine Tradition

By Daniel McFetridge Hunter in Camo with a Duck Decoy Traditions Media, LLC USA -( A sales manager, an engineer, an accountant, a ski coach, a pastor and a biologist paddle their canoes in the dark. It sounds like the start of a bad joke, but it’s actually just a scene from a recent hunting trip with Old Town.In December of 2016, ten Maine sportsmen embarked on a multi-day duck hunting trip in Old Town canoes and kayaks covering Maine’s two distinct, and very different, regi...
Tags: Guns, Maine, Jeremy, Old Town, Molloy, Hunter, Yamaha, Penobscot County, PDL, Hunting News, Casco Bay

In the Raw

Grilled, fried, raw, or tossed back with vodka, oysters are a casual luxury that many of us like to eat by the dozen.  The most popular varieties in North America are the Atlantic and the Pacific, and here in Washington we pride ourselves on harvesting some of the best along our coast.  I often think of oysters as East Coast versus West Coast--or big versus little in my mind--but there is so much more to them that just size.  This month a new book, Oysters, released and it's a gorgeous look at t...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Washington, Atlantic, Maine, Connecticut, Food And Drink, North America, East Coast, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Long Island, Cookbooks, Long Island Sound, Adam Jones, Columbia Canada

The ultimate weekend in Maine

The Maine Thing Quarterly’s Chasing the Sun edition chronicles the journey of a group of friends as they visit Maine for the first time. What they find is pretty incredible. Watch videos from the series below, and check out the whole story here. FRIDAY Arriving in Maine If you’re coming north on I-95, you’ll know you’re in Maine when you cross over the Piscataqua River Bridge that separates Kittery from Portsmouth, NH. Pass the Kittery Trading Post, decorated in wooden sculptures a...
Tags: Travel, Maine, Portland, Portsmouth, Byron, All, Henry David Thoreau, Wolfe, Yarmouth, Toby, Freeport, Kittery, Route 88, Piscataqua River Bridge, Kittery Trading Post, Casco Bay

Maine Winter Wonderland

The first snowfall of the year is always pretty to us. It starts pretty. And cozy. We pause to watch the snowflakes from our windows drift gently, daintily from the sky and quietly blanket our brown winter fields, un-raked fall leaves, oak trees and back gardens. The watching is calming. The boughs and holly berries from December remain in the window boxes of our shed, and the snow begins to cover them like sifted confectioners sugar. I go toward the nostalgic - appreciating the change of seas...
Tags: Maine, Portland, Huffington Post, Canon, Wolfe, Freeport, Kim Kalicky, Neck State Park, Lawrence M C Smith, Bustins Little Bustins Eagle Moshier Crab, Chebeague, Casco Bay, Harraseeket River Wolfe