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Maine Coast in Summer | Photographs

The Maine coast in summer is a thing of fleeting beauty. From Kennebunk to Wiscasset, photographer Richard Schultz spent two weeks capturing these memorable scenes.

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During his travels for Yankee, Schultz captured families picking blueberries and fisherman bringing their catch into harbors, children playing and teenagers working, not to mention classic cottages and seaside hotels that time has passed by.

Dog Island, one of hundreds of tiny islands that dot Maine's Penobscot Bay.

Dog Island, one of hundreds of tiny islands that dot Maine’s Penobscot Bay.

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Nearing sunset at Reid State Park, Georgetown. "This is one of the most amazing beaches I've seen in Maine," says Schultz. "I never expected it. It reminded me of the northwest coast."

Nearing sunset at Reid State Park, Georgetown. “This is one of the most amazing beaches I’ve seen in Maine,” says Schultz. “I never expected it. It reminded me of the northwest coast.”

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The Kennebunk Plains, a Nature Conservancy site off Route 99, is one of the best blueberry picking spots in southern Maine.

The Kennebunk Plains, a Nature Conservancy site off Route 99, is one of the best blueberry picking spots in southern Maine.

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Youth is served on the beach at Ocean Park in the town of Old Orchard Beach.

Youth is served on the beach at Ocean Park in the town of Old Orchard Beach.

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Dale Grant enjoying a day at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough. "I've learned how to judge interesting people," Schultz says. "I try different angles until I get the moment I want to capture."

Dale Grant enjoying a day at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough. “I’ve learned how to judge interesting people,” Schultz says. “I try different angles until I get the moment I want to capture.”

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"Buzzy" Dow (with a halibut) is a former fishing boat captain. Now he gives his expertise to customers at Portland's Harbor Fish Market.

“Buzzy” Dow (with a halibut) is a former fishing boat captain. Now he gives his expertise to customers at Portland’s Harbor Fish Market.

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Brian Boru, an Irish themed pub in Portland. "It was Sunday morning," recalls Schultz. "Raining. I was walking around, and about to give up finding something. I'd been in Portland two days and was frustrated, thinking maybe I should head north. I started walking back to my car and I heard music. It was an Irish Sunday brunch. See you can't always plan what you'll find."

Brian Boru, an Irish themed pub in Portland. “It was Sunday morning,” recalls Schultz. “Raining. I was walking around, and about to give up finding something. I’d been in Portland two days and was frustrated, thinking maybe I should head north. I started walking back to my car and I heard music. It was an Irish Sunday brunch. See you can’t always plan what you’ll find.”

Richard Schultz

Sparsely populated (and car free) Peaks Island comes alive in summer with youth unafraid of Casco Bay's chilling waters.

Sparsely populated (and car free) Peaks Island comes alive in summer with youth unafraid of Casco Bay’s chilling waters.

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On the water in Wiscasset, Kalei Sprague takes orders for lobster rolls and ice cream at Sprague Lobster and Clam Bake, her family's stand. "This just looks like summer to me," says Richard.

On the water in Wiscasset, Kalei Sprague takes orders for lobster rolls and ice cream at Sprague Lobster and Clam Bake, her family’s stand. “This just looks like summer to me,” says Richard.

Richard Schultz

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, overlooking Muscongus Bay on the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula, attracts 100,000 visitors each year.

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, overlooking Muscongus Bay on the tip of the Pemaquid Peninsula, attracts 100,000 visitors each year.

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"This was a nice moment," says Schultz. "There were two men at the counter. They go to Moody's Diner every day. Malcolm Ridley (right) has gone every day for 57 years. His friend, Edward Blier, has been going for 15."

“This was a nice moment,” says Schultz. “There were two men at the counter. They go to Moody’s Diner in Waldoboro every day. Malcolm Ridley (right) has gone every day for 57 years. His friend, Edward Blier, has been going for 15.”

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Natalie Shields at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland.

Natalie Shields at the Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland.

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At a compound in Harborside on Cape Rosier, which has been in one family for over a century, a family friend of the photographer throws a traditional lobster and clambake.

At a compound in Harborside on Cape Rosier, which has been in one family for over a century, a family friend of the photographer throws a traditional lobster and clambake.

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Detail of cooked lobsters. Cape Rosier, Maine.

Detail of cooked lobsters. Cape Rosier, Maine.

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Summer, Maine, clambake, s'mores-is there a better recipe for memories?

Summer, Maine, clambake, s’mores-is there a better recipe for memories?

Richard Schultz

On the Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooklin calls itself the "wooden boat building capital of the world." Once the boats are built, sailors enjoy familiar waters in Blue Hill Bay and off Northeast Harbor.

On the Blue Hill Peninsula, Brooklin calls itself the “wooden boat building capital of the world.” Once the boats are built, sailors enjoy familiar waters in Blue Hill Bay and off Northeast Harbor.

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Gardener trimming bushes at Asticou Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor.

Gardener trimming bushes at Asticou Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor.

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Martin Gorham, a dragger fisherman, is just off his boat at Portland Fish Pier. "I love this picture," says Schultz. "I love his looks, his attitude. He's a total hardscrabble fisherman. It's 11 a.m. and he's just finished unloading his boat and they are going drinking."

Martin Gorham, a dragger fisherman, is just off his boat at Portland Fish Pier. “I love this picture,” says Schultz. “I love his looks, his attitude. He’s a total hardscrabble fisherman. It’s 11 a.m. and he’s just finished unloading his boat and they are going drinking.”

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A classic Maine harbor scene.

A classic Maine harbor scene.

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"I was driving to Pemaquid Lighthouse in Bristol," says Schultz. "I know the best shot can happen along the way while I'm driving so I've gotten good just looking around while driving. I saw a car parked and this woman (Florence Elliott) who is blind was sitting in the backseat of the car. She moved there when she was 19, raised her family there and she's still there. Never left. It's classic Americana."

“I was driving to Pemaquid Lighthouse in Bristol,” says Schultz. “I know the best shot can happen along the way while I’m driving so I’ve gotten good just looking around while driving. I saw a car parked and this woman (Florence Elliott) who is blind was sitting in the backseat of the car. She moved there when she was 19, raised her family there and she’s still there. Never left. It’s classic Americana.”

Richard Schultz

Learn more about photographer Richard Schulz and his Yankee assignment covering Summer on the Maine Coast.

Comments
  • Sharon

    I agree with Grace – an article about the coast? You left out the ENTIRE Bold Coast, Lubec’s amazing harbor and The Narrows, Eastport’s art scene, Machias historical sites, the fleet at Jonesport/Beals….come on, Richard. Accurately portray the coast, don’t just stop at Bar Harbor like all the other tourists.

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  • grace

    the entire coast is picturesque and beautiful from kittery to eastport…..and blueberries in kennebunk? try washington county, where the ground is blue the entire month of august until they are harvested….that’s the place to get them….

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  • I agree with CAT It would have be nice to now where these photos were taken.

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  • These photos are lovely, but it would be nice to know where they were taken. Captions would be a nice addition.

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