Down East August 1984

August 1984

The table of contents from the August 1984 issue of Down East.


Trending Into Boom?

Residents of close-knit Swan’s Island grapple with a surge of real estate development that threatens their insular way of life. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

Talking Sense on Maine’s Scarce Beaches

An oceanographer sifts through the problems of shifting sands. By James P. Brown.

Croquet, Anyone?

That’s the cry every August at a vintage hotel on Somes Sound. By John N. Cole.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State

Monhegan: 100 Years of Island Painting

The rocky, seaswept isle has lured, inspired, and harbored many of America’s best artists over the last century. By Sarah L. Fasoldt.

Languorous Summer of the Moose

Life is lush for the state animal in the vacation months. Photographs by Arvid Widvey.

The Daylily Lady of Kittery Point

In Corinne Mann’s garden “the poor man’s orchid” is king. By Jane Lamb.

The Way We Were

A clear-eyed look at the Maine of thirty years ago through the lens of one of the period’s foremost photographers. Photographs by George French.

‘Shut Off’ at Seal Island

Tension mounted as a fortune in herring strained at the nets. By Joe Upton.


Room With A View

Living on an island, as I do, weather becomes the dominant element in an individual’s life. By Caskie Stinnett.

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

The ‘Sherman Zwicker’ Sails to Bath

Outdoor Maine

Fishing Action Peaks Offshore and Inland

I Remember

Perennial Pilgrimages to Seal Cove

Cover: “Island Harbor,” c. 1926, oil on canvas, by Eric Hudson (1864-1932). Hudson paid his first visit to Monhegan Island in 1897 and three years later built a house and studio where he spent most of the next three decades as a leading member of the island’s artists’ colony. This painting shows Monhegan harbor, looking across to Manana Island, and is owned by Eric Hudson’s daughters, Julie and Jacqueline Hudson, who still live on Monhegan and have kindly granted permission for reproduction of the painting on our cover.