Table of Contents

July/August 2017

JA17-CoverMaine Life

25 Maine Classics

27 Concierge

28 Portland After Dark
Where It’s Summer 24/7.”
By Sarah Moore

28 Experience

39 Chowder

43 Summer of Love
Your 2017 Maine Festival Guide.

54 The One That Got Away
Why did Portland let the legendary USS Constitution slip through her fingers?
From Staff & Wire Reports

65 Ships 2 Shore
Ahoy! Below the radar, here’s the lowdown on some mega-yachts that frequent our summer shores.
From Staff & Wire Reports


46 Home Port
Like Mainers in uniform? It’s the perfect attire for Navy Week!
Interviews By Olivia Gunn

60 Over There, Over Here
Penobscot elder Charles Shay, a hero of the beaches of Normandy, engages generations today.
By Haley Snyder


20 From the Editor

22 Letters

59 Peril on the Sea
Maine has a big stake in the USS Fitzgerald’s mysterious collision.
By Blair Best

95 L’Esprit de l’Escalier
“Bright Soul”
By Rhea Côté Robbins

136 Flash


83 Hungry Eye
A swelling tide of restaurants import the fragrance of the Middle East to Portland’s shores.
By Claire Z. Cramer

91 Everyday Sommelier
“Uncorked” A sommelier’s most-asked questions, answered.
By Ralph Hersom

96 Dining Guide

97 Restaurant Review

Pull up a seat on the ocean’s lip at North 43 in South Portland.
By Claire Z. Cramer


79 Jailhouse Rocks
Prison Break: the old York County Jail for sale for $250K.

From Staff & Wire Reports

113 House of the Month
Welcome to your new home in Biddeford Pool, Maine’s best kept secret.
By Colin W. Sargent

118 New England Homes & Living


73 Bow Spirits
Carvings we love above the dolphin striker.
By Herb Adams

133 Fiction
“Surf Lung One”
By Frederick Sargent

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