Category Archives: highways

Back on the Airline

Back on northeastern Maine’s Route 9 from Bangor to Calais again last fall for something like the fourth time in 2017. Every time I go, there’s more to see.

Also posted in American flag, Maine Route 9

Airline #2

Back to Maine’s Route 9, The Airline, a northern highway straight across northeastern Maine.

Also posted in Maine, Maine Route 9

Airline Travel

Eats on The Airline, the section of Maine Route 9 between Bangor and Calais, a traditional route from northern New England to Canada’s maritime provinces. Accounts differ on why it’s called The Airline, but apparently it’s because Route 9 is a shortcut across northeastern Maine. And there is something about it, cruising along rolling, glaciated hills in the north woods past blueberry fields and old cemeteries, that makes you feel as though you are up high and remote. Definitely remote. Take a look at a map. Still enough business for Mace’s American Snackbar and Grill in Aurora though.

Also posted in Maine, Maine Route 9, roadside eats, snackbars