In the 1930s, a young William Findlen was chosen to be the first “Maine Potato Boy” in an advertising effort. Here he discusses his memories of that time.
In its recent best summit hikes in the world, National Geographic put Katahdin at #2.
Lording over the center of the state’s deep inland forests, Katahdin may be the most inspiring peak in all of eastern North America. Part of that aura comes from the great transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, who famously scaled it in 1846 in order to come face-to-face with the raw soul of nature.
The Crown of Maine Balloon Festival starts this Thursday! Participating in this year’s festival are the following teams:
The full brochure of the festival can be downloaded here:
The vacation rental website Tripping.com has crunched its data and named a small Maine town as a top destination this Labor Day weekend.
Monson, Maine (pop 700) has been been ranked in the same league as San Francisco, California and Ocean City, Maryland. Tripping.com says this about Monson:
“This idyllic New England town on the shores of Lake Hebron is perfect for a family who wants to get in some watersports or do a bit of hiking along the Appalachian Trail. Labor Day in Monson will offer pubs, antiquing, or simply sitting on the dock, enjoying the late summer sun.”
It’s August and many in Northern Maine are thinking about the upcoming winter. As Julia Bayly of the Bangor Daily News reported in Northern Maine
rich: Where wealth of wood beats money in the bank, wealth for many in this region is measured in cords, not dollars.
Take a moment and you’ll notice a lot of large trucks cris-crossing Maine towns right now, dumping their cargo of cut and split logs in yards. For the really ambitious, the pile of wood next to the log splitter is starting to grow. Everyone remembers the harsh cold of last winter and nobody wants to run out in the middle of the upcoming one!
During World War II the old Presque Isle Army Air Force Base was one of the most important to the war effort in the US . It was the last stop within the
continental U.S. for the American bombers & their crews on the long and dangerous flight to England. The route of this flight took them from Presque Isle, to Newfoundland, to Iceland and then to England.
On March 11, 1944 this B-17G went out of control while taxing on the icy runway at Presque Isle. It crashed into the north end of one of the hangars. All of the crew suffered injuries and there was one fatality; Co-Pilot Second Lieutenant Thomas Walker from Stockport, Ohio died in the crash.
Thanks to Don Gargano Photography for sharing this colorful collection of row boats at Pepperrell Cove in Kittery Point, Maine!
MaineToday has compiled a list of 26 beautiful places in Maine you’ll want to see before passing on.
They include the usual suspects like Baxter State Park, Quoddy Head State Park, Screw Auger Falls in Grafton Notch State Park, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Kettle Cove and many more!
We just had to re-share this great photo of Mamma and her two babies by Lovena West!
Taken in Mars Hill. Lovena says: “I zoomed as much as I could from the road where we were parked …they were out in the field by the woods quite a distance for my camera & it was getting dark , but I got a few shots of a Momma Moose & her 2 youngin’s … in Mars Hill , Maine”
Just as much of New England is experiencing temperatures in the 90s, The Old
Farmer’s Almanac is warning us about the winter just over the horizon. According to the annual publication, expect above-normal snow and below-normal temperatures for much of New England; icy conditions in parts of the South; and frigid weather in the Midwest. “Just about everybody who gets snow will have a White Christmas in one capacity or another,” editor Janice Stillman said from Dublin, New Hampshire, where the almanac is compiled. It’s due out within a week.