Down East April 1991

April 1991

The table of contents from the April 1991 issue of Down East.


Saving the Bold Coast

Rounding out twenty years of extraordinarily effective land preservation, Maine Coast Heritage Trust is determined to protect the last wild stretch of the Down East coast. By Robert Kimber.

The Gardens of Stone Soup Farm

To find which flowers and herbs thrive in this corner of the world, head for the dazzling display gardens at this farm in Monroe. By Jane Lamb.

The Midwife’s Tale

A new look at a 200-year-old Hallowell diary offers fresh insights into frontier life. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

A Retreat that Works

Dave Allan discovered that there is no better way to  mix business with peace and quiet than to take up living on a small Maine island. By Michael Brosnan.

Around the World 999 Days

Circumnavigating the globe on a forty-nine-foot cutter with three teenagers proved to be the experience of a lifetime for Thomaston boatbuilders Cabot and Heidi Lyman. By James P. Brown.

Lighten Up!

Designer Platt Monfort did just that in creating his line of mail-order boats. By Robert F. Baldwin.

What’s in a Picture?

When George French photographed the old Dermot place in Rockland, he captured more than just a local landmark.


Room  With A View

Sooner or later I’m going to open a cereal box at the checkout counter and inquire why it’s only half full. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Farmington

String Fever

Down East Bookshelf

Louise Nevelson: A Passionate Life by Laurie Lisle

The Maine Viewpoint

Missiles over Maine

Along the Waterfront

Uncle Fred’s Boat

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

I Remember

Mudtime in Warren

Cover: Great Head, acquired by Maine Coast Heritage Trust in 1988. Photograph by Tom Stewart.