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

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

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

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

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

22 votes, 4.45 avg. rating (88% score)

Andre the seal — a world-renowned celebrity — may have been one of the longest-running, free, unadvertised attractions... Read More »

Are Brown Eggs the Only Local Eggs? | The War of the Eggs

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

For generations we New Englanders just assumed that our neighbors shared our preference for brown eggs. All the... Read More »

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

Atlantic Puffins | New England By the Numbers

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

One pair of puffins nesting in the U.S. in 1901 (on Matinicus Rock, Maine) 1,000 pairs (approx.) of... Read More »

Best Food in New England

Best Food in New England

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Certainly a list of 25 foods at 25 places doesn’t do justice to the scores of fabulous eateries... Read More »

Bobby Orr | Dreams of the NHL

Bobby Orr | Dreams of the NHL

7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

Excerpt from “Dreams of the NHL | I Remember,” Yankee Magazine, April 1988. My parents never pushed me... Read More »

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

Bristol, Rhode Island 4th of July Celebration | A Red, White & Blue Day

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

Judy Squires met with other members of the Patriotic Exercises committee outside the Colt School at 6:45 a.m.... Read More »

Brown’s Lobster Pound | New Hampshire’s Best Lobster Roll?

Brown’s Lobster Pound | New Hampshire’s Best Lobster Roll?

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Summer in New England is a season of passions. From baseball to blueberries, we’re willing to sweat and... Read More »

Charlie on the MTA | Lexicon

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

On the one hand, “Charlie on the MTA” is a song written by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Hawes... Read More »

Coffee Milk | Rhode Island’s Signature Drink

Coffee Milk | Rhode Island’s Signature Drink

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

What do you get when you add coffee syrup to ice cold milk? In Rhode Island, you get... Read More »

Common Crackers | New England’s Classic Cracker

Common Crackers | New England’s Classic Cracker

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

If there’s one thing that we as New Englanders can agree on, it’s that when it comes to... Read More »

Constant Comment | America’s Favorite Specialty Tea

Constant Comment | America’s Favorite Specialty Tea

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Since 1945, the Bigelow Tea Company has been supplying New England and beyond with quality teas, and none... Read More »

Cooking Lobster at Home | Our Best 5 Tips

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Summertime is synonymous with seafood in New England. Save some cash this year by cooking lobster at home... Read More »

Cote’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream | The Best Darned Ice Cream In the Whole State of Maine

Cote’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream | The Best Darned Ice Cream In the Whole State of Maine

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Excerpt from “The Best Darned Ice Cream in the Whole State of Maine,” Yankee Magazine August 1981. Three... Read More »

Favorite Chowder Recipes

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

With seafood and potatoes being so readily available in New England, anytime is a good time to whip... Read More »

Flo’s Hot Dog Relish | A New England Frank Favorite

Flo’s Hot Dog Relish | A New England Frank Favorite

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

When discussing the best hot dogs in New England, you can expect Flo’s roadside stand to come up... Read More »

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Being married to a Yankee meant we had franks... Read More »

Goofers | Lexicon

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

When tourists reach the summit of Mount Washington, they will invariably look around and ask questions of the... Read More »

Grapenut Raisin Ice Cream | A New England Favorite

Grapenut Raisin Ice Cream | A New England Favorite

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

If you’ve never visited an ice cream stand in a faraway state, you may not realize that your... Read More »

Hoodsie Cups | The Classic New England Ice Cream Treat

Hoodsie Cups | The Classic New England Ice Cream Treat

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Here in New England, the Hoodsie Cup has been the saving grace of those who can’t decide between... Read More »

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

How to Be a Pilgrim | Ask the Expert

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In 1995, Kate Moore, recently laid off from her restaurant job, responded to a newspaper ad soliciting “time... Read More »

How to Build a Bonfire in Winter

How to Build a Bonfire in Winter

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Deep snow, a rush pile, marshmallows, and patience are among the requirements to build a bonfire in winter.... Read More »

How to Eat a Lobster | Expert Advice

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

Terri Nunan and her family own Nunan’s Lobster Hut in Kennebunkport, Maine. Much of Terri Nunan’s life has... Read More »

Humpty Dumpty Chips | Maine’s Potato Chip

Humpty Dumpty Chips | Maine’s Potato Chip

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

A Maine favorite since 1947, Humpty Dumpty chips are a potato tradition and regional snack favorite thanks to... Read More »

Jimmies | Lexicon

Jimmies | Lexicon

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

Jimmies are the granddaddy of ice cream toppings, and credit for their creation is claimed by Brigham’s, a... Read More »

Maine Coon Cats | Infographic

Maine Coon Cats | Infographic

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

While Maine coon cats are not actually a cross between a raccoon and a domestic cat, it is... Read More »

Maine Tourmaline | Up Close

Maine Tourmaline | Up Close

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The word “tourmaline” comes from the Sinhalese tura mali, meaning “stone of mixed colors.” Shades of tourmaline cover... Read More »



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