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Carla Davidson

Carla Davidson formerly served as Senior Editor at American Heritage and has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times.

Articles by this Contributor

There’s a lot more to the often overlooked mid-coastal Maine than lobster. but the lobster is amazing. Read >>
The QM2 , the latest in a line of great Cunarders, aims to command the seas Read >>
Nashville’s rewards go beyond music Read >>
How Grand Rapids Regained Its Grandeur Read >>
Cruising The Briefly Embattled San Juan Islands Read >>
An artists’ colony in Woodstock, New York, celebrates its hundredth year Read >>
BOTH ART AND NATURE HAVE MADE MODERN SCOTTSDALE Read >>
Architectural relics from great old liners find a home in the dining rooms of four new ships Read >>
SONOMA COUNTY HARVESTS A RICH IMMIGRANT PAST Read >>
FLOATING ON THE OHIO ABOARD THE ONLY BARGE THAT PLIES AMERICAN WATERS Read >>
IN THE 1870S, WEALTH FROM THE NORTH TRANSFORMED THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA Read >>
ST. AUGUSTINE, SETTLED IN 1565, FLAUNTS ITS SPANISH ORIGINS Read >>
FRANCE, BRITAIN, AND THE UNITED STATES ALL WANTED TO OWN MARITIME CANADA. IT’S EASY TO SEE WHY. Read >>
EARLY NAVAL HISTORY AND TODAY’S URBAN ENERGY ON CHAMPLAIN’S SHORES Read >>

"Web only stories" by this contributor

Cruising the briefly embattled San Juan Islands  From a cab hurtling down the West Side Highway en route to Newark Airport from New York City, I spied the looming superstructures of three giant ships. They were waiting to take on their complements of 2,000 or more passengers heading for weeklong… Read more >>
How Grand Rapids Regained its Grandeur I’ve long held the notion that my lion-pawed oak dining table was a prime example of Grand Rapids furniture. Michigan’s second city is the birthplace of mass-produced furniture in America, but when I visited last summer, I didn’t see anything that resembled it… Read more >>
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than the ones you did do,” Mark Twain once instructed his readers. “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.” In this eighteenth year of our… Read more >>