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Letters to the Editor - Issue 146
Letters To the Editor — Issue 146
Seaweed, lighthouses, housefloats, and one very intrepid sailor
Seaweed, lighthouses, housefloats, one very intrepid sailor, and news from around the state.
An Artistic Flatboat
Two Maine-based artists have built a shanty-style housefloat and plan to motor it down the Mississippi, creating art as they go.
At Farrin’s, the whole family helps keep the shop running smoothly.
Blue Jays, and Lightnings, and Lasers, Oh My
Are you looking for the perfect little lake yacht? Might we suggest a Bluejay, Lightning, or Laser?
Classic Maine Plastic
Hang around just about any Maine boat ramp and the odds are good that a Corson runabout will show up sooner or later. Like lobsters and blueberries, they are a boat with as much “Maine-ness” as maple syrup and whoopie pies.
The Legend of White Nose Pete
Brook trout measured in pounds rather than inches are not uncommon in the Rangeley Lakes Region of western Maine, but there is one fish that stands out above all the rest. He is called White Nose Pete, although some refer to this piscatorial desperado as Pin Cushion Pete.
An Heirloom Canoe
You’d think someone whose ancestor built canoes would own beautiful examples. Benson Gray explains why that’s not so, and how he finally did find an heirloom boat.
Grandeur on the Lake
A Kezar Lake mansion built in 1908 had deteriorated by the time the current owners bought it in 2012. Instead of tearing down the historic house and starting over, they brought it back to life.
Ice Age Survivors
When the last of the glaciers left by the ice age finally disappeared more than 10,000 years ago, they cleared the way for two evolutionary wonders of the animal kingdom: landlocked salmon and arctic char.
The Draw of Water
Water is a vital element for painter Marguerite Robichaux, a seasoned fly fisher who often combines painting and fishing trips, who captures the rivers and lakes of Maine.
Up to Camp
“Up to camp” is a sacred concept. When you go, you pack the good stuff (fishing tackle and beer) in, and leave the bad stuff (pretty much everything else) behind.
Icing on the Cake
What’s the meaning of icing on the cake? In Deborah Corey’s case, it started with a recipe and led to a family tradition.
Known for the nearby Shaker Village, Sabbathday Lake is worth a visit for its low-key boating and a great snack bar.
Spring is on the way, and then summer. Rob McCall discusses lupines, opening up the “camp,” and other harbingers of warm weather.
Summer Camp Life
Two early summer camps in Maine.
The Maine I Love — Heather Perry
Images of summer in Maine, on the water and at camp, by Heather Perry.
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Issue 146 | May/June 2017
Volume 30 | Number 3
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On the cover: Blue Jays like this one make a great family boat for sailing on lakes. See story on Page 27. Photo by Jamie Bloomquist.