Down East April 2000

April 2000

The table of contents from the April 2000 issue of Down East.


Learning To Respect The Outdoors

At a unique camp in Bryant Pond, kids from all over Maine discover the real meaning of conservation. Image subjects: Maine Conservation School – campers outside Cranestone. Archery at the Maine Conservation School campers practicing survival skills at the Maine Conservation School marksmanship at the

  • By: Tim Leary
  • and Patrick Morris
  • Photography by: Amazeen

The Old Port Reinvents Itself – Again

Portland’s liveliest neighborhood marches into the next century with a new bounce in its step. Image subjects: Looking down at Exchange Street. Eric Cianchette at the Portland Regency hotel Peggy Golden’s Greenhut Gallery Walter Loeman at Perfetto restaurant. Nancy Lawrence in her handbag and cloak emporium

  • By: David Wonderlich
  • and Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Randy Ury


If you think whale-watching is exciting, it’s a walk in the park compared to shark baiting as I learned last summer on a trip out of Port Clyde. Location: Port Clyde

  • By: Charles Fergus
  • and Bob Noonan

Sojourn at Goose Cove

At this resort on Deer Isle you can be as active or as lazy as you want. Image subjects: Goose Cove Lodge (exterior with view to water) Joanne and Dom Parisi next to fireplace at Goose Cove Lodge kayaker and dolphin young girl eating lobster mother and daughter walking on rocky coast man relaxing on

  • By: Galen Winter
  • and Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

The Last Lumber Camp

At the Patten Lumberman’s Museum, everything from the tools to the tin plates is authentic. Image subjects: Patten Lumberman’s Museum – cookhouse Patten Lumberman’s Museum – saw Patten Lumberman’s Museum – photo display Patten Lumberman’s Museum – bunk house Patten Lumberman’s Museum – tool room Location:

  • By: Ash Cutchin
  • and Bob Roundy
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Big House Boutique

As earnest Down East shoppers know, the place for bargain furnishings and unique novelties is the Maine State Prison Showroom. Image subjects: artistic rendition of items sold at the Prison Store in Thomaston Location: Thomaston

  • By: Bob Pollard
  • Photography by: Chris Van Dusen

Boaters Guide to the Coast

Maine’s most complete and up-to-date list of marinas and boating facilities.

  • By: Denver Bryan
  • and James P. Brown

Maine on $25 a Day

Impossible you say? Not if you know where to stay. Here is a list of inexpensive ideas for accommodations. Image subjects: inside the Viking Motor Inn

  • By: Ash Cutchin
  • and Robert Post
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Rangeley’s Boundless Alure

One of Maine’s loveliest state parks has the good fortune to be nestled amid thousands of acres of wilderness. Image subjects: aerial view of Raneley State Park. wooded path in Rangeley State Park shoreline at Rangeley State Park canoe and docks at Rangeley State Park Location: Rangeley State Park, Rangeley

  • By: Barry G. Davis
  • and Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Public Art

Next to the rigid and rustic Carlton Bridge, the new span across the Kennebec looks like a grand modern sculpture. Image subjects: Bath Bridge under construction Location: Bath

  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Nobel’s Oversight

Correcting the names of those that were the officially awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize for discovering insulin.

  • By: Richard Hall
  • and Thomas F. Sherman

Boats, Boats, and More Boats

At the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, you can learn to build ’em, sail ’em, or bail ’em – and you might learn a thing or two in the process. Image subjects: Students working on boat female student at work planing lumber Student at work WoodenBoat’s fleet of small boats Location: Brooklin

  • By: Stephen Bodio
  • and Ken Textor

All Abloom

With Maine’s brief growing season, green thumbs throughout the state take pride in their ability to create stunning displays of color and beauty. Here is a list of flower shows and garden tours for the 2000 season. Image subjects: Private garden on Barter’s Island. Location: Boothbay, Barter’s Island

  • By: Stephen Bodio
  • and Leslie Cote Kehoe
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields


A Bugeye Ketch

Steve Pagels of Cherryfield has sold his bugeye ketch and bought another old bugeye.

  • By: Stephen Bodio
  • and James P. Brown

Benjamin River Splits

The old Benjamin River Boatyard business is divided up by its two owners. Location: Brooklin

  • By: Steve Grooms
  • and James P. Brown

Vanishing Vacationland

The new license plate hides the old cliche.

  • By: Tom Davis

Old Port Exchange

Everything you wanted to know about Portland’s Old Port. Location: Portland

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Rails to Rockland

After Amtrak reaches Portland, what next? Location: Rockland, Brunswick

  • By: Stephen Bodio

On a Roll

Revisiting the Twin Cities, one year later. Location: Lewiston – Auburn

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and William Headrick

Crossing the Border

Millions of people will drive into Canada from Maine this year – most without any problem. Image subjects: Canada border station

  • By: Tom Davis
  • and Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Don’t Feed the Animals

The February article on feeding wildlife in winter is irresponsible.

  • By: Ron Joseph

Seeing the Sights

Four New England travel guides hardly do justice to the Maine experience.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Chambers of Commerce

Maine’s local chambers of commerce are an excellent source of information for vacation planning. Here’s a list of them.

  • By: Steve Grooms

History Up Close

Almost every community in Maine has a museum of some sort, and most are worth touring.

  • By: Michael Chronister

Briefly Noted

Books reviewed include: “Carrie Stevens: Maker of Rangeley Favorite Trout and Salmon Flies” by Graydon R. Hilyard, “Mouth to Mouth” by Michael Kimball, “Spiked Boots: Sketches of the North Country” by Robert E. Pike, and “Writer on the Rocks: Moving the Impossible” by Linda Tatelbaum.

  • By: Vivian Kramer Francher
  • and Paul Doiron

M.O.M.’s Cooking

The Market on Main started out life with a pedigree based on the success of Cafe Miranda. Location: Rockland

  • By: Andrew Vietze
  • and Dale Spartus

Angus’ Agenda

Portland Press Herald: Balancing Governor King’s infrastructure improvements with social needs.


Widening the Turnpike

Journal Tribune: Widening the Turnpike is only one way to get from Southern Maine to Portland faster.

  • By: John Falk

Cruise Ships in Rockland

Courier-Gazette: Planning is needed if cruise ships will visit Rockland. Location: Rockland

  • By: John Falk

Free Maps

They look like junk, but these maps are really useful.

  • By: Jack Swen
  • and Andrew Vietze

More Bike Paths

Times Record: Although the Androscoggin River Bike Path in Brunswick was a hit as soon as it was completed, other communities will find their share of opponents to similar plans.

  • By: George Bird Evans

Scaling Sentinel

Try the Sentinel trail for a rewarding hike without the traffic one finds at nearby Katahdin. Location: Baxter State Park, Mount Katahdin

  • By: Barry G. Davis
  • and Andrew Vietze

Night Storm

After a nightlong gale aboard a storm-tossed sailboat, a cloudless sunrise can be a miracle.

  • By: John Brindle
  • and Bill Caldwell


People can’t take their eyes off the view here, even if there’s a former President at the next table. Image subjects: Owners Angela and Arthur LeBlanc at their restaurant, Seascapes. Location: Cape Porpoise

  • By: John Brindle
  • and Paul Mann
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

Summer Highlights

Civic celebrations of every stripe fill the warm-weather months – and these are just a few.

  • By: David Brown

Fair – Weather Day

1940 photo of an old sawmill near Hiram. Image subjects: 1940 photo of old sawmill Location: Hiram

  • By: John Brindle
  • and Ellen MacDonald Ward
  • Photography by: George French