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Down East Magazine, January 2018

Down East Magazine

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Our Annual Reader Photo Contest

Nearly 2,200 of you submitted some 3,000 photos of Maine wildlife, landscapes, and lifestyle. Here are the 10 that blew us away.

Stayin’ Alive

At Maine’s most beloved dive, kitsch is king, retro is respected, and celebration is sacred. Come with us to Bubba’s Sulky Lounge.

By Arielle Greenberg

Summer in Winter

Some places don’t belong to anyone this time of year. Come explore the transient ghost towns of summer colonies and beachfront arcades.

By Virginia M. Wright


Where in Maine?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Cold Pursuit

The Quest for Perfect Ice

Sea of the Living Dead

Reanimating Fish Corpses

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

How Now, Stephen King?

The Bard of Bangor’s Moment


A Steep Hike in Acadia


Living the Maine Life


Living Longer on MDI

Making It in Maine

Reviving the Maine Ax


Rustic Apple Cider Boule

Room With a View

Special Ad Section: Vacation Homes

Home Advantage

Rental Agencies Trump Airbnb?


What to Do in Maine This Month


Belfast’s Neighborhood


Biennial Exhibition at the PMA


The PSO’s Battle of the Batons

From Our Archives

On the cover:Setting traps at Smith Reef, off Libby Island, by Down East Reader Photo Contest winner Dawn Lamoureux-Gooch.

Additional photos: Cape Neddick Light, by Benjamin Williamson. Jason P. Smith; Meredith Perdue; John Benford; Molly Haley

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