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Down East Magazine, November 2022

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Taking the Long View

An aerial photographer took to the skies to capture Maine’s stunning, surreal, and vulnerable coastline, offering a unique perspective on Maine communities anticipating the effects of sea-level rise.
Photographed by Alex MacLean
text by Kate Cough

Tales from the Borderlands

More than 600 miles of international border separates Maine from Quebec and New Brunswick. But for the people who live on either side, that line isn’t a source of division so much as an axis of connection.

By Will Grunewald, Brian Kevin, Joyce Kryszak, Mary Pols, and David Shribman

The Walk

In 1972, little-known Bangor mayor Bill Cohen set out on a walk clear across the state to convince voters to send him to Washington. A new book looks back at the 650-mile jaunt that became a Maine political tradition.


North by East

The endurance junkie running every Portland street, the ironic trend lifting L.L.Bean tote sales, and the exhibition showing off a different side of Alex Katz. Plus, in Maine Dispatches, puffins are flying high again.

Food and Drink

A farmer embraces tartness in an organic cranberry bog. A couple of restaurateurs serve up super-local (and super-good) meals at Camden’s wolfpeach.Collectors look out for lighthouse-shaped bottles of Maine’s favorite coffee liqueur.

Good Things from Maine

A Penobscot elder makes birch-bark moose calls, and four artists break the mold with stained glass. Also, come for the oysters and stay for a downtown Damariscotta shopping spree.

Maine Homes

A colorful cottage in Sullivan, a tunnel of gourds in New Gloucester, and mini-houses in everyone’s backyards.

Special Advertising section: Ask an Artisan

You can’t go wrong giving handmade gifts — and three Maine artisans have the scoop on what to look for this holiday season.

By Tina Fischer

Paid Content section: Nonprofit Spotlights


Where in Maine

Maine Moment


Editor’s note, reader feedback, responses to September’s Where in Maine, and more.


My Maine: Cheney, Matthiessen, and Me; Room With a View.

My Favorite Place

Artist Ian Trask, on the organic garden at Bowdoin College.

On Our Cover: Saltwater marsh in Wells, by Alex MacLean.


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