Down East August 1989

August 1989

The table of contents from the August 1989 issue of Down East.


The Bushes at Kennebunkport

Summers at Walker’s Point are a family affair for the First Family. Color photographs by White House photographer David Valdez.

The House that Bert Built

George Bush’s grandfather built the house the President and his family now call home. In fact, he built two — on a site then called Point Vesuvius. By Jeff Clark.

Just Passin’ Through

Earth Dog, Spirit Walker, Duffle Bag Tim — and others like them — all have one thing in common: they are through hikers on the Appalachian Trail. By Robert F. Baldwin.

Native Talent

A stonecutter’s son from Vinalhaven Island, concert pianist Leonard Hokanson returns each summer to cultivate his roots. By Beth Crichlow and Robert F. Baldwin.

Wyeth Summer

It was  fifty years ago this summer that Andrew Wyeth first met Alvaro and Christina Olson. By Davis Thomas.

Keeper of the Flame

Over the last half dozen years on her summer estate, Betsy Collier has restored Bar Harbor’s sole surviving Beatrix Farrand garden. By Jane Lamb.

A Penobscot in Paris

Born Mary Alice Nelson on Indian Island, Mollie Spotted Elk danced her way to fame in New York and Paris during the Roaring Twenties. By Bunny McBride.

Dawn to Dusk

A photographer captures the drama of sunrise and sundown — down east. Photographs by Kip Brundage.

Secrets of the Pine Tree Hunting Club

First, and foremost, was the mystery of George Kennedy’s fox bait. By John Gould.

Rockbound Classic

The Anchorage, at Seal Harbor, enters its sixth decade as an architectural landmark on the coast of Maine. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Making It In Maine

Maine-woven cloth, manors for pets, and organically grown herbs, three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.


Room With a View

For some reason that mystifies me, weather is, or seems to be, more important in Maine than it does anywhere else I have been. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Acadia

Tarnished Jewel

The Maine Viewpoint

Old Boy Network

Letter from Upcountry

Backyard Canoeing

Along the Waterfront

Cruising Along at Eighty

Down East Bookshelf

Maine Speaks: An Anthology of Maine Literature

Top of the Month

End of an Era

North by East

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

I Remember

Strike Three in Jonesport

Cover: Photograph by David Valdez.