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Down East Magazine, September 2019

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Features

Every Maine Lighthouse, Ranked

Our categorical (and categorically tongue-in-cheek) run-down of every single one of our state’s 65 beloved coastal beacons.

The Monson Experiment

Over the past three years, the Libra Foundation has poured more than $10 million into rescuing a dying town. Will it be the spark that ignites a region-wide revival?

By Amy Sutherland

Beaking Out

A dilettante’s guide to the fine feathered world of Maine birding.

By Nick Lund, Brian Kevin, Willy Blackmore, and Maggie Nevens

 


Departments

North by East

A duo of waggish Deer Isle artists stole the headlines (but not the ATM), Maine high schools tackle their shrinking football rosters, and an Aroostook County spud-harvesting teen is no couch potato. Plus, Senator Angus King takes rideshare to the max in Maine Dispatches.

Food and Drink

We pry into Damariscotta River oyster culture at Shuck Station, dine on the shore in Aragosta’s new digs, and head up a creek (without a paddle) in search of wild Maine rice.

Good Things from Maine

Maine pet swag is the cat’s pajamas, a Kennebunk cancer survivor and her oncology-nurse sister start a line of natural beauty products, and a Waldo rowing buff sports splashy ensembles.

Maine Homes

A rustic-mod Peaks Island home hits the sweet spot for a couple with divergent tastes. Plus, a gardening granddaughter gets schooled by Nana.


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Where in Maine

Maine Moment

Dooryard

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

My Favorite Place

Crime novelist (and former Down East editor) Paul Doiron on his hometown birding haven: Scarborough Marsh.

On the cover: West Quoddy Head Light, by Benjamin Williamson.

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