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Down East Magazine, August 2015

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Your Favorite Maine State Parks

We asked our readers, then sent our photographers out to 10 of the state’s most beautiful public lands, from beaches to mountains to historic forts.

All Is Well

Ripped from the headlines: a tale of a stranded sailor, an unlikely rescue, an love lost (and found) on the high seas.

Hard Tellin’ Not Knowin

What exactly is the Maine dialect? What does it mean to talk like a Mainer in 2015? The answers are wicked complicated.

Whose Town Is It Anyway?

A flurry of development in the Kennebunks prompts a philosophical tug-of-war over the towns’ identities.

Spose: The King of Maine Gets Happy

Maine’s hardest working rapper on success, misery, and fast food.


Where in Maine?

Can you peg a name to lake and lighthouse?

Editor’s Note

Maine State Parks

Letters to the Editor

What You Said

Your Maine

What’s your favorite place to paddle a canoe or kayak in Maine?

North by East

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

What’s in a Picture

The End of an Era in Lubec


Walter Skold, Founder of the Dead Poets Society of America



A Retro Cumberland Cottage

Making it Maine

Geoffrey Warner’s Owl Stools


A Family Affair in Jefferson

My Maine

Blueberries Saved My Life!


Tomato and Bread Salad

Room With a View

Seeing Stars



Boynton-McKay Food Co.


Old-Time at WYAR


Stemwinder Sculpture Works & Gardens


Smokin’ Good BBQ


The Enchanted August


From Ann Beattie’s The State We’re In: Maine Stories

August Calendar

Go Here. Do this. See that.

From Our Archives: August 1957

A look back at Down East fifty eight years ago

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