Down East August 1987

August 1987

The table of contents from the August 1987 issue of Down East.


Life Along the Reach

From dawn to dusk, Brooklin pulses with a rhythm all its own. By Peter H. Spectre.

Guess Who Fell in Love at Old Orchard Beach?

Hint their son became the 35th President of the U.S. By Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Gardening with Heather

All that’s required is rich soil, half a day of sunshine — and patience. By Jane Lamb.

Mellowing Out on Kezar Lake

At Westways, where Rudy Vallee once sang, a fortunate few unwind today. By James P. Brown.

‘Very Much Her Own Person’

Twenty years after her death, Marguerite Zorach is rapidly gaining recognition as an artist of the first order. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

What Do Epitheliologists Do in the Summer?

The lucky ones gather at a little-known lab on Mount Desert Island. By John P. March.

Maine’s Wilderness Land Rush

Inland Maine is beginning to feel the heat of recreational development. By Jeff Clark.

Making It in Maine

Croquet sets and thimbles — two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Lives of an Old House

Brother Ike could not be swayed: the family homestead must fall. By Edwin D. Merry.

At Home in Maine

A magnificently simple house honors Maine traditions. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Riding High

Leland King may well be Maine’s last professional lightning-rod installer. By Betty Adams.


Room With A View

The thing I usually watch for in the newspapers which I read each evening — even on a Maine island, news manages to get through and the more alarming it is the quicker it seems to arrive — is what impact the onrushing tide of events is going to have upon me. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Rockland

More Than Lobster on the Menu

The Maine Viewpoint

The Last Finback

Boating Down East

Jonesport Lobsterboat to be Launched in Bath

Letter from Upcountry

Night Life

Down East Bookshelf

Sea Stories from Searsport to Singapore by Lincoln Colcord

Top of the Month

To the Maine Festival and Beyond

North by East

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

I Remember

Bowery Bums in the North Woods

Cover: Early morning boaters greet the day at Center Harbor, Brooklin. By Tom Stewart.