KCT Thought of the Week, July 6, 2012

"Most New Englanders today think of Maine as "up" from Boston because it lies to the north, or "up" on the map, from Massachusetts.  When sailing ships were the principal mode of travel along the coast, Maine was "down" from Boston because one sailed with, or down, the prevailing southwest wind to reach it."  Norman E. Borden Jr. in "Dear Sarah"

Sailing the Southwest Wind:  Photo by Robert Dennis