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Mailboat on Great Pond, Maine | The Summer Mailboat

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Every June 1 since 1950, Dave Webster and his boat have confirmed the start of another season for... Read More »

Making the Final Choice on Katahdin

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In the frozen grips of a fierce storm on Mt. Katahdin, each man’s choice was his own. On... Read More »

Mark Twain Rented Cats | Footnote to History

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Although she was only 13 when she wrote a biography of her famous father, Mark Twain’s daughter Susy... Read More »

Mount Desert Island, Maine | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “This New England: Mount Desert Island, Maine,” Yankee Magazine, August 1981. When Samuel De Champlain named... Read More »

Mount Washington Cog Railway | Yankee Classic

Mount Washington Cog Railway | Yankee Classic

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“Coggers” sweat and “goofers” stare as the steam engines of the Mount Washington Cog Railway claw their way... Read More »

Muhammad Ali Vs. Sonny Liston | The Night Lewiston, Maine, Can Never Forget

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Excerpt from “The Night Lewiston, Maine, Can Never Forget,” Yankee Magazine, May, 1979. The rematch for the heavyweight... Read More »

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

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The art of knitting these rugged boiled wool mittens, the choice of fishermen for hundreds of years, was... Read More »

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

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An empty factory in Rhode Island. An angry widow. A radioactive wedding ring. These are pieces of a... Read More »

Old Leather Man | A Connecticut Legend

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A local legend like that of the Old Leather Man — Connecticut’s most famous tramp — can easily... Read More »

Photographer Peter Ralston on Betsy and Andy Wyeth

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Yankee classic from February 2000 Peter Ralston is telling me about a boy he once knew. In 1957,... Read More »

Pickle Day | Yankee Classic

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When I was a child, I would spend the month of August in Vermont at my grandparents’ tall,... Read More »

Portsmouth, RI: The Tin Can Man

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Yankee classic from January/February 2001 In a small, white house on a side street off a side street... Read More »

Puffins at East Egg Rock, Maine

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Yankee Classic from August 1983 by Ron Winslow Steve Kress worked diligently to establish a breeding colony of... Read More »

Rene Rancourt | Boston’s National Anthem Singer

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Excerpt from a 1990 interview with Rene Rancourt, “Oh, Rene, Can You Sing,” Yankee Magazine, January 1990. It’s... Read More »

Rented Summer Cottage Nightmare! | Humor

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A stay in a rented summer cottage always seems to start with a note from the owners that... Read More »

Roses | Advice from Suzy Verrier

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Yankee Classic from June 1992 “I hate to tell you,” Suzy Verrier said, pausing sympathetically, “but your roses... Read More »

Rufus Resurrected | Barn Cat Survival

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He was a barn cat, half wild, half tame. When his life hung in the balance, which half... Read More »

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

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I will spare you the details of the misunderstanding. Suffice it to say that the project really began... Read More »

Salvage Transforms Old Houses

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There’s a huge granite millstone paving the way to the front door of Skinner Mill, the house in... Read More »

Sayings of the Oracle

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Excerpt from “Sayings of the Oracle,” Yankee Magazine January 1964. ♦Me.: Dear Oracle: A question you may be... Read More »

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

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Nobody loves shad more than the citizens of Windsor, Connecticut, who hold the Shad Derby to celebrate its... Read More »

Shark Teeth Pearly White | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “Shark Teeth Pearly White,” Yankee Magazine, June 2000. Captain Charlie Donilon is a whorl of energy in... Read More »

Skunk Cabbage | The First Flower of Spring

Skunk Cabbage | The First Flower of Spring

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She comes to breakfast at my mother-in-law’s house in Madison, Connecticut, almost every Sunday, and my children call... Read More »

Snow Emergency

Snow Emergency

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Excerpt from “Snow Emergency,” Yankee Magazine, January 1990. Snow has fallen, snow on snow: the words of the... Read More »

Spring Peepers | The Sound of Spring

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Excerpt from “The Sound of Spring,” Yankee Magazine, April 1984 In 1956, when I was nine years old, we... Read More »

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year |  A Cold Day for a Swim

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year | A Cold Day for a Swim

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

They were stranded on a pile of rocks 200 yards from shore. The wind chill was 53 degrees... Read More »

Submarine Sandwiches | What’s in a Name?

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

Everyone loves a title, everyone wants to be special, even entire communities. Take Groton and New London, Connecticut,... Read More »



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