This Time-Lapse Video Captures the Spirit and Solitude of ‘Down East’, Maine

by Carolyn Sotka

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Screenshot from Tate Yoder’s YouTube film.

‘Down East’ Maine might be considered ‘Up North’ for most of the United States but it is a beloved coastal corner of the world that extends from Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border, in its narrowest sense.

According to Down East, The Magazine of Maine the origin of the term in New England began in Boston. “When ships sailed from Boston to ports in Maine (which were to the east of Boston), the wind was at their backs, so they were sailing downwind, hence the term ‘Down East.’ And it follows that when they returned to Boston they were sailing upwind; many Mainers still speak of going ‘up to Boston,’ despite the fact that the city lies approximately 50 miles to the south of Maine’s southern border.

Down East reader Tate Yoder shot footage over a range of areas, times, days, and parts of the year to put together this time-lapse video of the Down East region.

Film by Tate Yoder.

“I got inspired to do this by seeing time-lapse footage of beautiful areas all around the world. However, we oftentimes take for granted what we have, and those of you who live along this coast know that we really do live in an amazing area.” Yoder said of his film.


Still from Yoder’s Instagram gallery.

Yoder used SYRP, a motion-controlled time-lapsing device that he said is super easy to use, reliable, and ridiculously cheap compared to many of the other top of the line products. -CS

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