Mount Desert Island

Somes Boats

What I know when I start driving toward Mount Desert Island on a sunny day earlier this summer is that Hinckley Yachts are beautiful, and prized. A boat captain friend back in South Carolina happens to call while I’m on … Continue reading

Scallop Diver for Life

It’s winter on Mount Desert Island. Temperatures are just above 20 degrees, and tomorrow a nor’easter will blow snow sideways into drifts. But today the sun is out, and the wind is about nil. That’s good, because we’re on the deck of … Continue reading

Wing Watchers

Everyone fans out across the ledge at Schoodic Point, staying within earshot of one another. Waves are splashing with great whooshes into rock crevices. “If the herring gulls all fly up at once, look for an eagle,” Bob Duchesne calls … Continue reading

Outdoor Connector

In 1992, as a restive college student with a yen for international travel, Kerry Gallivan secured an internship with an organization called SatelLife. Gallivan’s task was to travel to Zimbabwe and establish communications between remote ground stations and an orbiting satellite in order to access … Continue reading

Cadillac Mountain

Acadian Rhythms

At Acadia National Park it’s been a celebration of the century -all year long. To jump into the one-hundreth anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service and of the adored Acadia on Mount Desert Island, we stay a couple of … Continue reading

Mount Desert Island

Photographs + stories by Maine magazine staff At the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, my fiancé and I pass by cars with license plates from across the country and move through groups of people speaking different languages. … Continue reading