A brief history of Yarmouth’s awe-inspiring, 42-foot-diameter landmark.
Maine’s only 19th-century iron foundry was an unlikely industrial site deep in the woods.
Lots of history has flowed along the West Branch of the Penobscot River.
A century ago, Maine got a little cozier with its only U.S. neighbor.
Eighty years ago, an act of shocking violence in the Maine woods kicked off a sprawling manhunt that captivated observers all around the country and became a true-crime phenomenon.
Charles Herbert Woodbury and Hamilton Easter Field made Ogunquit a destination for aspiring artists but also began a feud.
Paddling to the newly renamed islands at the mouth of the Bagaduce River, one writer tugs on the frayed threads of Maine's Black history.
A persistent local legend surrounds Harpswell's Crow Island, favorite son Joshua Chamberlain, and the horse he rode in on.
Maine’s towering role in American art owes, in part, to enclaves of artists gathering in out-of-the-way places. With the days of the rusticators long gone, how is the tradition holding up?
Once a hushed secret, the state's dehumanizing treatment of Malaga's mixed-race community is finding its way into the culture through art, poetry, and literature. But can creative interpretations obscure the hard-won truth?
Read historian William David Barry's story about Malaga Island, published in the November 1980 issue of Down East.
As the turnpike passes a major milestone, we take a look in the rearview.