The COVID Cruise Ship and the Maine Fishing Town

“Eastport tried for years to lure mega cruise ships. Then, amid a global pandemic, it got one, along with a skeleton crew of coronavirus exiles.”

Source: Down East
Published: Oct 1, 2020
Length: 15 minutes (3,964 words)

The Maine Farmer Saving the World’s Rarest Heirloom Seeds

Will Bonsall has spent a lifetime scattering seeds across the country. But will his efforts fall among the thorns?

Source: Down East
Published: Apr 1, 2020
Length: 11 minutes (2,902 words)

This Fish House in Maine Is an Icon

But of what, exactly? On beauty, authenticity, and community in the Instagram age.

Source: Down East
Published: Dec 9, 2019
Length: 17 minutes (4,300 words)

Homeward Bound

Make a new canine friend in Maine and chances are good she’s from down south, as the dog-crazy Pine Tree State is among the most common destinations for southern rescue dogs. To understand why—and how they arrive—Kathryn Miles joined 37 very good dogs on a 1,600-mile road trip.

Source: Down East
Published: Jun 26, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,100 words)

Marathon Man

Who wants to run 26.2 miles in Maine in the middle of December? And who really believes that doing so will make a difference for a mill town on the ropes? This guy.

Source: Down East
Published: Dec 14, 2016
Length: 16 minutes (4,079 words)

The Belfast Operation

A vividly reported chronicle of a loose cartel of freewheeling, twenty-something drug dealers who built a cocaine empire in rural Maine in the mid 1980’s, along with the undercover operation that brought them down.

Source: Down East
Published: Jan 7, 2015
Length: 26 minutes (6,600 words)