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Justin Shatwell

Biography:

Justin Shatwell is a longtime contributor to Yankee Magazine whose work explores the unique history, culture, and art that sets New England apart from the rest of the world. His article, The Memory Keeper (March/April 2011 issue), was named a finalist for profile of the year by the City and Regional Magazine Association.

Acadian Heritage | ‘Nous Sommes Encore Ici’

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In the northern reaches of Maine, the people of Madawaska celebrate their Acadian heritage with a festival that... Read More »

A Trip on the Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan | History Under Sail

A Trip on the Whaling Ship Charles W. Morgan | History Under Sail

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The Charles W. Morgan will be docked and open to the public at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in... Read More »

Wicked Big Picture | Charles W. Morgan

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to sail on the historic 19th century whaling ship that was re-launched... Read More »

Maritime Heritage | Journey to New England’s Seventh State

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From the moment the first Pilgrim stumbled onto dry land and turned back to gaze at where he... Read More »

Bath, Maine | The City of Ships

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As many as 22 shipyards were stacked shoulder to shoulder on the gently sloping eastern bank of Bath,... Read More »

Salem, Massachusetts | Golden City of Trade

Salem, Massachusetts | Golden City of Trade

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Nowhere else on earth is the ocean more superfluous to a port city’s tourism industry than in Salem,... Read More »

New Bedford, Massachusetts | Whaling Industry History

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The long, sloping, cobblestone streets of New Bedford’s historic district come to a screeching halt at the shore.... Read More »

Black Heritage Trail | Historical Walking Tour on Boston’s Beacon Hill

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The National Park ranger clears his throat. Across from the State House at the Shaw Memorial, under the... Read More »

Mystic Seaport | Maritime History in Connecticut

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At Mystic Seaport in Connecticut, children dart from building to building like schools of fish, slowing only when... Read More »

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Nasturtiums | Local Treasure

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Come March 30, in one of the most reliable rites of spring–a tradition that dates back to 1903–vibrant... Read More »

Johnson Hall Museum

Johnson Hall Museum

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Take a tour of the Bill Johnson’s lifetime worth of collectibles at the Johnson Hall Museum in Wells,... Read More »

Norman Rockwell’s Studio

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Visit Norman Rockwell‘s studio at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA, and you’ll sense the artist just... Read More »

Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine | Video

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Slow down, listen to the waves and smell the sea breeze as you stroll along the Marginal Way... Read More »

Ziplining in the White Mountains

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Zipline tours are the new rage in New England ski towns. Alpine Adventures in Lincoln, in New Hampshire’s... Read More »

The Long-Dead Native Language Wopânâak is Revived

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Kuweeqâhsun … This was the first word that Jessie Little Doe Baird spoke to her daughter, Mae, the... Read More »

George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum | Local Treasure

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One of the most eclectic museums in New England is found on Massachusetts’ Springfield Quadrangle. Headaches come in... Read More »

Penobscot Narrows Observatory | Local Treasure

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When the elevator door slides open at the top of the Penobscot Narrows Observatory, the view hits you... Read More »

Walking Tour of Providence

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The statue of Roger Williams in Providence’s Prospect Terrace Park strikes an impossibly awkward pose: knees bent, back... Read More »

Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Arts Museum | Local Treasure

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At Johnson & Wales’ Culinary Arts Museum, visitors feast on food history, curiosities,and some 60,000 cookbooks. No phrase... Read More »

North Bennet Street School | Local Treasure

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The power-tool room at the North Bennet Street School is cramped, to say the least. Shaped like an... Read More »

Patriots’ Day Reenactment | Two Mornings in April

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SLIDE SHOW: Patriots’ Day Reenactment A ragged band of Americans march tiredly towards the North Bridge in Concord,... Read More »

Helmet Hair Competition

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No Matter How Bad Your Hair Day, There’s Always Someone Like This … Few things in nature are... Read More »

John Brown House Museum in Providence, RI | Local Treasure

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John Quincy Adams once declared it “the most magnificent and elegant private mansion that I have ever seen... Read More »

Yarn Bombing | Only in New England

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In downtown Northampton, Massachusetts, there’s one tree that looks particularly well prepared for winter. A colorful stockinette sweater... Read More »

The Haunting of Yankee’s Parking Lot

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A month ago I posted an article about the odd attraction people have to our parking lot and... Read More »

The Old Ship Meeting House | Local Treasure

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On Sunday morning, the doors of the Old Ship Meeting House in Hingham, Massachusetts, swing open to embrace... Read More »

Kringle and Yankee Candle | Scented-Candle Showdown

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It used to be that if you wanted to spend an entire afternoon shopping for candles in the... Read More »



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