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The magazine about the really important people of Maine. Flea Markets. Jamaican Apple Pickers. Peaks Island. Flea Markets are as Maine as pine trees and lobsters. What’s a flea? “Anything that’s been used, abused, and ready for resale.”


  • 3 Eating in Maine If you want to eat where the locals eat) this is where you’ll find them-where prices are right and the talk is familiar.
  • 7 Letters to the Editor
  • 9 View from Pier Road The end of an era for Salt and the beginning of a new one, as we move north to Portland.
  • 10 Flea Market What is more Maine than a flea market, where someone’s trash is another person’s treasure. Montsweag is one of Maine’s biggest.
  • 24 To Maine for Apples Jamaican apple pickers in Maine live a life between two worlds. Salt follows 13 pickers at Tom Gyger’s orchard near Bridgton through the harvest and through their daily lives, including a Jamaican feast of goat.
  • 33 “Just Comin’ and Goin’” A photographic essay by Tonee Harbert focuses on Jamaican harvesters who spend “more time in American and Jamaica, just goin’ and comin’.
  • 48 Peaks Island In the wake of suburban Portland) Peaks has experienced repeated waves of change. It has a hodgepodge of people with little in common except the ferry commute and their liking for Peaks.
  • 63 Guide to Maine Inns Innkeeping is an art and good inkeepers are a special breed. Here is Salt’s guide to Maine’s historic inns.


Salt Center for Documentary Field Studies


Portland, Maine



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