Table of Contents

July/August 2016


16 From the Editor

18 Letters

23 2016 Festival Guide

34 Experience

101 L’Esprit de l’Escalier
“Journey Across the
Language Bridge”
By Rhea Côté Robbins


25 Blue Skies & Red Claws
The Maine Lobster Festival comes to life in Rockland this summer
By Jaime Wilson

133 Fiction
“Coping Mechanism”
By Deana Coddaire

Maine Life

21 Maine Classics

43 Chowder

45 Portland After Dark: “Floating the Perfect Evening”
What is it about a night on the water that’s so magical?
By Karen Hofreiter

65 Dream Boats
The biggest and boldest power yachts in Maine and the people who own them.
From Staff &Wire Reports

71 Conquering the Castle
Gourmet dining returns to Deering Oaks Park.
By Robert Witkowski

74 Love Letter to Portland
Portland receives a love letter from afar. Technology interrupts.
By the crew of El Galeón

77 Longfellow Serenade
Welcome to city’s new cultural
hub of activity.
By Daniel Kany

83 Dive In!
A guide to getting out on the water. No yacht needed.
From Staff &Wire Reports

89 Oyster Empire
Top New York chef Rebecca Charles sets her sights on Kennebunk.
By Claire Z. Cramer

95 Castaway on Kent Island
Diary of a summer spent in a far-flung corner of the Atlantic Ocean.
Story and photos by
Emily Weyrauch

136 Flash

Food & Drink

51 Food Truck Confidential
Slipping behind the hatch of Portland’s food-truck scene reveals intriguing backstories.
By Sarah Moore

99 Everyday Sommelier
“Wine & Grill”
By Ralph Hersom

102 Dining Guide

103 Restaurant Review
Climb aboard The Spirit of Massachusetts and indulge in a floating feast.


107 House of the Month
“Rockefeller Centered”
By Colin W. Sargent

120 New England Homes & Living

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