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Local history, Fishing, Fisheries, Food producers, Boat building, Addiction treatment, Addiction recovery


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


SALT telling Maine stories. Published by the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Number 59 / 60. 2004-2005.


  • 3 Reverence by Jennifer Andrews
  • 4 Ride This Train by Brendan Hughes, photos by Tim Greenway. Experience the rickets and tendons along the backbone of the old Boston and Maine Railroad.
  • 16 Off the Maine Road: To be Raymond Strout photo essay by Holly Wilmeth. With a hoe and bucket in hand, blood wormers work in time with the ocean’s heave and swell.
  • 24 Mussel Men by Susan Gaidos, photos by Kate Fox. Mussels: A crop changing the way fishermen once fished.
  • 36 West Gardner Beef: A Family Slaughterhouse photo essay by Liza B. Semler For Todd Pierce, it’s pigs Sunday through Tuesday, beef Wednesday through Friday and poultry on Saturdays.
  • 46 Romance of the Wooden Boat by Emily Funkhouser, photos by Shikarro Sampson. “If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most.”
  • 58 Maintaining photo essay by Tim Greenway Many patients take their methadone home in metal boxes with a secure lock. But Bonnie Dermody does so in a briefcase filled with old memories and new reminders of a life defined by addiction.
  • 68 From the Archive: Sanctuary photo essay by Kait Stokes.
  • 70 An Interview with David Isay photo by Kate Philbrick. Salt Magazine speaks with David Isay, Executive Producer of Sound Portraits Productions, and creator of the oral-history initiative, StoryCorps, about what it’s like in the field and as a documentarian.
  • 72-78 Salt Radio Smells Like Money, a radio piece by Zac Barr, photo by Holly Wilmeth. Tango, a radio piece by Evan Roberts, photo by Jessica Hasslen. Elvis Cop, a radio piece by Adam Allington, photo by Katy Gross. A Family Yarn, a radio piece by Rupa Marya, photo by Lars Hewlett.
  • 80 They Come Here to Live by Ellington Miller, photos by Katherine Gnecco. “Kaler-Vaill is an unbelievable place,” says Zella Morgan. “And people driving by would never know.”
  • 94 Working From the Inside Out: Inmates on a Maine Prison Farm by Christina Cooke, photos by Danee Voorhees A quick turn off a coastal road, one that winds its way through small towns and over tidal flats, leads to Bolduc Correctional Facility. In Bolduc, everyone has a job, so when their time is up, they’ll head out the door with more than $50 and a box of personal items—they’ll have prospects for the future.
  • 104 A Community of Faith photo essay by Annie Tselikis
  • 110 Love, Faith & Taxidermy by Lydia Peelle, photos by Kate Walker. “I feel a lot of the spirits of the animals when they come to me,” Diane Child explains. “And that’s what gives me the idea of how to pose them... I feel their spirit there, and they talk to me, and I talk to them.”
  • 120 Dr. Phil photo essay by Molly Myers
  • 128 After Salt I look at what some Salt Alumni are doing, creating, discovering.
  • 130 Salt Contributors
  • 131 News and Shows Fieldnotes from the mountains and hollers of West Virginia, faculty news, Salt Gallery’s openings and show.
  • 132 Donors


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