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Eliot Porter’s Golden Isle

World-famous photographer Eliot Porter honed his eye in Maine on a Penobscot Bay island owned by his family. His book, Summer Island: Penobscot Country, was published 50 years ago, but the essays and images remain incredibly relevant today.

Grand, Wild, and Terrific

Naturalist John James Audubon’s epic trip to Labrador in search of the Great Auk began in Maine.

Moved Not Shaken

An old boathouse in Boothbay is moved and expanded, and finds new life as a home.

Spiritual Vision

Photographer Joyce Tenneson captures the soul of her subjects.

David Driskell At Home in Maine

Maine may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking of African-American artists. Yet a number of eminent black artists have found a home and inspiration here, including David Driskell.

Dance of the Lady Slippers

The pink lady slipper is one of the delights of spring in Maine. Researchers at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens have been studying the mysterious orchid.

Lakeside & Winter-Worthy

Turning a seasonal retreat on Rangeley Lake into a year-round retirement home ultimately required building a new energy-efficient house.

Hooking Better Lives

A rug-hooking project organized by the Maine Sea Coast Mission and one of its employees provided extra income for Maine fishermen’s wives in the 1920s, as well as producing some extraordinarily beautiful rugs.

American Impressionist:

The Peabody Essex Museum's Childe Hassam exhibit celebrates the artist's work from the Isles of Shoals.

Good Reads

Reviews of three new books, about L. Francis Herreshoff, the history of Maine photography, and Slocum's sail around the world.

Searching for a Safe Harbor

Twentieth century folk artist Earl Cunningham’s colorful vision was shaped by his early years along the water in Maine.

A Truly Tiny House

When her sons grew up and moved out, Valerie Chiasson put her lifelong fascination with little houses into practice. She downsized into a 230-square-foot home.

Cassoulet Maine-style

Cookbook author Nancy Harmon Jenkins takes on beans with a recipe for Maine-style cassoulet.

Virginia “Sally” Brun: Everything To Do With Art

Artist Sally Brun has met and befriended legendary figures in literature and art. At the same time, she represents that artist one finds in so many corners of Maine. Personal renown is less important than friends and family.

Garbage to Garden

Garbage to Garden is a fast-growing Portland company that offers curbside composting, the latest development of the local food movement.