Down East August 1985

August 1985

The table of contents from the August 1985 issue of Down East.


Homesteaders Wanted!

Armed with Rockefeller land and a government grant, the island citizens of Frenchboro have rolled out the welcome mat for ten new families. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

One Man’s Guide to Maine’s Country Fairs

An expert tells which of the state’s fairs might suit you best. By Robert Deis.

Snug Cape on the Kennebec

There’s no place like home — especially if it’s a jewel-like antique furnished with antiques. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Portland’s Saltiest Club

Founded in 1869, the local yacht club is still guided by ‘confirmed sailing men.’ By Raymond J. Blair.

To Haul or Not to Haul

Lobstermen enjoy a communion reserved for members only. By John Gould.

Big A — What the Fuss Is All About

A full-color tour of the wildlands affected by the proposed dam on the Penobscot introduces two opposing views of the environmental battle of the decade. Photographs by Joe Devenney.

A Garden of Perpetual Bloom

Taste and hard work have built a unique Maine garden. By Jane Lamb.

Cruising Casco Bay

Hundreds of islands, coves, and harbors make these often-overlooked waters a yachtsman’s haven. Photographs by F. Stephen Ward and Joe Devenney.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Stalking the Bluefin Tuna

No one is better at it than Sonny McIntire of Perkins Cove. By Denise P. Johnson.


Room With A View

There were times when I would make the most of a bad situation. When the motor would die, I would row to the nearest shore, pull the boat up on the sand, the dog would jump out, and we would explore the area. By Caskie Stinnett.

For the Record

Legislature Reforms Workers’ Compensation and Raises Drinking Age

Along the Waterfront

Maine Maritime Museum Launches Classic Pinky Schooner

Outdoor Maine

Bless the Black Fly

Down East Bookshelf

The Cider House Rules by John Irving

The Maine Viewpoint

George Bush, Moose Shoot, Keyes Fibre, Teacher’s Pay, and Shoes

Calendar of Events

August Highlights

North by East

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

I Remember

Bee Trackin’ in Appleton

Cover: Frenchboro, Long Island, off Mt. Desert. By F. Stephen Ward.