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Fishermen, Storytelling, Veterans, Local Businesses, Restaurants and Diners, Truckers, Truck Drivers, Smoked Herring, Kippers, Book Sellers, Tributes


Human Ecology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture | Work, Economy and Organizations


Bangor Truckstop. Portland’s Philosopher-Bookman. McCurdy’s Smoke House. “The movies make trucking so glamorous. It ain’t though. I want my boy to see what it’s really like.” Dysart’s Truckstop in Bangor, a Maine institution for truckers and locals. “From Kittery to Canada it’s the only one.”


  • 4 Crazy Avery Goes to New York A very Kelley tells about the time he hauled his traps on Beal’s Island, Maine, and “struck a dust for New York.”
  • 12 Bangor Truckstop Ken Kobre, photojournalist, turns his lens on Dysart’s Truckstop south of Bangor, a Maine tradition for 18 years.
  • 19 Around the Clock at Dysart’s Truckers at Dysart’s talk about their experiences on the road over coffee and platters of food at Dysart’s Truckstop, which never closes its doors.
  • 24 McCurdy’s Smokehouse, Last of a Breed McCurdy’s Smokehouse in Lubec, Maine, is the last commercial smokehouse in the country, producing smoked herring by hand labor. Salt documents the smokehouse at work.
  • 29 Smoking Herring Special photographic center section on the smoking of herring.
  • 50 Francis O’Brien — Portland’s Philosopher-Bookman Books, life and history are interconnected like a honeycomb, says Francis O’Brien, Portland’s erudite, self educated philosopher and dean of antiquarian bookmen.
  • 61 Remembering Tad A tribute to “Tad” (Sterling) Dow by Salt columnist Tom Bradbury, who served with him on Salt’s Board of Trustees and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust.
  • 64 Salt’s Regional Studies Programs Educational programs and courses offered at the Salt Center for Field Studies.


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