May/June 2013 Issue Names 317 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” Winners
“A Field Guide to New Englanders”— by Ken Sheldon (page 18): a humorous take on 10 distinct varieties of New Englanders.
“Local Treasure”— by Aimee Seavey (page 24): Scrimshaw—the art of engraving images on bone or teeth, or of carving those materials into tools and ornaments—emerged as a leisure activity for early-19th-century sailors, first among British whalers, and then most famously among the Nantucketers and other New Englanders who went to sea in pursuit of the leviathan. Crafted by sailors on long and lonely voyages to distant waters, today these items are an indelible link to the island’s maritime heritage.
“Rocks for Ages” — by Ian Aldrich (page 22): Kevin Gardner, who wrote The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, explains how to do just that.
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