Stories about "Maine and New England"
My Maine Summer: Steve Kingston ’88, the Clam Shack, and Maine’s best lobster roll

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:35 pm

For tourists who trek to Maine on a quest for lobster, Steve Kingston '88 of the Clam Shack is their deliverer.

Ryan Mahoney ’20 Virginia Tech, Environmental Resources Management, working with Maine Coast Heritage Trust which placed me with KELT (Kennebec Estuary Land Trust), posses for a portrait using his photne to lit himself while watching the cosmos from on top of "The Rock" overlooking Meetinghouse Pond at The Coastal Center at Shortridge on July 29, 2019. He states:"As for my little biography, I was born and raised in Reston, Virginia and have lived there my whole life. Now I am going into my senior year at Virginia Tech majoring in 'Environmental Resources Management' and getting minors in 'Forestry' and Watershed Management'. This Summer, I got the opportunity to work with Maine Coast Heritage Trust which placed me with KELT (Kennebec Estuary Land Trsust). I wanted this internship because I knew it would give me experiences in the field of environmental conservation that I otherwise would not have been able to have. Staying at Shortridge this Summer has been an absolute blessing and I will forever cherish my time here forever.""Growing up, I always loved to look at the night sky and stars. When there was a meteor shower or celestial event, my parents would wake me up in the middle of the night and drive me and my siblings out to a field where we could see the sky with the least amount of light pollution possible. Last night at Shortridge was my first time seeing a truly clear night sky with no light pollution and it was absolutely breathtaking. Words cannot do justice for what I saw last night. Looking up, I could see the whole Milky Way, more stars than imaginable, and even space stations or satellites floating in the endless wonder. Standing up on that rock and looking at the intricacies of the universe flushed me with feelings of wonder, astonishment, and excitement. Those moments are the moments I chase in life and I hope to see a sky like that again sometime soon."
Video: What can you see in the starry Maine sky on a summer night?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:41 am

This time-lapse video, filmed at the college’s Coastal Center at Shortridge, kicks off with sun barreling toward the western horizon. Then the show begins.

NESCAC Heat Poll for July 20–21: Jumbos flip the script

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:32 pm

On the hottest two days of the hottest July on record, which NESCAC college were the toastiest?

Professor of Geology Beverly Johnson uses a sediment elevation table to measure the height of the Sprague River Salt Marsh, part of the Bates–Morse Mountain Conservation Area..These data are used to measure the response of the marsh to rising sea level and storm activity, Johnson says. Four years ago, she and her Short Term geology students traveled to the Sprague, where they placed rods deep in the marsh as benchmarks to measure future changes.Show with Laura Sewall (in garnet baseball cap), Harward Center for Community Partnerships, Director of Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area, and Vanessa Paolella '21 of Dingmen's Ferry, Pa., who has been working with Johnson on geology research over the summer.Also present: Clailre Enterline (in green shirt and blue baseball cap), Research Coordinator with the Maine Coastal Program. And (not in selects but wearing a blue baseball cap and blue shirt) Ellen Bartow-Gieelie, Coastal Fellow with the Maine Coastal Program.
Q&A: Laura Sewall on 11 years as Bates–Morse Mountain director

Friday, July 19, 2019 10:30 am

Sewall shares takeaways from the conservation area, including the role of "blue carbon," the toll of climate change, and the value in letting nature take its course.

The Bates Forest is a story of bad luck, high taxes, and the Great Depression

Friday, July 12, 2019 10:12 am

A century ago, Bates' solid plan to own a southern Maine forest and run a forestry program became a "hopeless undertaking."

Items from the Bates artifacts collection, 1860s to 2011.See: bates.edu/muskie-archives/EADFindingAids/MC098.htmlIncluding: peace pipe used during class day; banners;Cornet used by Levi Washington Ballard who organized the Maine State Seminary Band; conk found by Outing Club; Paperweight with drawing of a scene from Bates vs Bowdoin football game of Oct. 29, 1898 showing William A. Saunders '99 with the ball and a score of Bates 6 and Bowdoin; nurse pin; shaving set; white cane used by President Phillips.
From the Archives: Tree conk, peace pipe, and football paperweight

Friday, May 3, 2019 11:30 am

From a paperweight inspired by a big Bates win to a peace pipe that raises questions, here are a few items from the Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library.

Tales of wayward trustees and lost telegrams from Bates’ founding trustee meeting

Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:38 pm

When you're launching a new college, as Oren Cheney was doing on this day in 1855, you sweat the details, you don’t suffer fools, and you watch your money.

Video: Winter Carnival torch lighting returned today with Maine Gov. Janet Mills

Friday, February 8, 2019 12:26 pm

Earlier today, a 20th-century Bates Outing Club tradition was reignited when newly...

Look What We Found: Joe Hall’s chunk of ash wood

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 4:06 pm

The ash tree looms large in Wabanaki culture. That’s why Hall, a Bates historian, keeps a hunk of the hardwood in his Pettengill Hall office.

When legal nonprofit needs French language interpreters, Bates students step in

Friday, November 9, 2018 12:50 pm

French and francophone studies majors volunteer to interpret during asylum seekers' meetings with their potential lawyers, in a partnership that has only grown.

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