Magic in a small city: Eastport

Roger McCord travels back to Eastport to hear from residents about the art of serenity.
Aerial photo of a statue of a fisherman by the waters of Eastport.
Photo by Roger McCord.

Eastport, established as a town in 1798 and incorporated as a city in 1893, is one of Maine’s more fascinating locales.

In this episode of Chasing Maine, Roger McCord travels back to Eastport to present a cross-section of Eastport by interviewing three very different people in the community.

Laura Stanzyck, a former theater casting director in New York City, now owns the Phoenix Fine Wines bar. Don Dunbar, a lifelong resident, is a photographer and gallery owner. And Vittoria Chierici, an internationally known artist, talks about the history and serenity to be found in Eastport.

Chasing Maine is a video series that explores Maine from a distinct visual perspective. Join veteran Maine journalist and storyteller Roger McCord as he chases the people, places and things that define the unique character of the Pine Tree State. Follow the Chasing Maine playlist on YouTube.


Roger McCord

Roger McCord has had a wide-ranging career in journalism, spanning the gamut from writing/reporting to daily news photography to working on various news desks as an editor. The most recent incarnation is in video production – usually brief features and mini-documentaries in and about Maine.
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