What does Down East mean?
Youre not the first person to inquire about the meaning of the expression Down East. When ships sailed from Boston to ports in Maine (which were to the east of Boston), the wind was at their backs, so they were sailing downwind, hence the term Down East. And it follows that when they returned to Boston they were sailing upwind; many Mainers still speak of going up to Boston, despite the fact that the city lies approximately fifty miles to the south of Maines southern border.
Websters Dictionary definition: In or into the northeast coastal section of the US and parts of the Maritime Provinces of Canada; in or into coastal Maine.
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Does Down East magazine hire summer interns?
How far is Rockport from where I live?
Where do you live?
Down East (the magazine) is two words, both beginning with capital letters.
Im looking for an article, but am not sure which issue/year . . .
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Can we get there from here?
Depends on where you are.
Whats a Maine-iac?
If you have to ask, maybe you should consider subscribing to Down East, the Magazine of Maine.
Can I get lobsters shipped to my home?
Yes, there are a number of Maine companies that will be glad to ship lobsters directly to you. For all the details contact:
The Maine Lobster Promotion Council
382 Harlow Street
Bangor, Me 04401
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