Down East August 1992

August 1992

The table of contents from the August 1992 issue of Down East.


Penobscot Bay

Yesterday mingles freely with today in this storied, island-studded paradise. Photographs by Peter Ralston.

Cruising Penobscot Bay — and Beyond

For more than half a century a Yankee yachtsman sailed Down East waters, collecting friends, memories, and islands. By Thomas D. Cabot.

Call of the Wild

A dozen years after Art Howell dreamed of moving to a farm in Maine, he has become a fixture in Aroostook County, having saved hundreds of wild birds and animals. By Cheryl Seal.

To See the Sea

Perched on a rocky ledge overlooking the Sheepscot River, a bold new summer home on Southport Island brings the ocean right into the living room. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Teeing Off with the President

What is it about Cape Arundel Golf Club that keeps the Leader of the Free World coming back? Intrepid reporter Michael Brosnan headed for Kennebunkport to find out.

One Happy Fella

The paintings of self-taught Philip Barter are in increasing demand, but his finest work may be the life he and his wife have created for their large family. By Beth Crichlow.

The Battle of Tripoli

His 1804 naval action against the outlaws of the Barbary Coast was Commodore Preble’s finest hour.

Zen and the Art of Truck Farming

For fifteen years, Kit and Linda Caspar have been cultivating the good life — and crops of luscious fresh vegetables — on their Rangeley farmstead. By Robert Kimber.

Go West, Young Woman

Like many mid-nineteenth-century Mainers, Augusta Tabor heeded the westward call. There she found unceasing toil, fantastic wealth — and heartbreak. By Nan Lincoln.


Room With A View

In this electronic age of instant transmittal of messages on the wings of microscopic silicon chips, the thought  of sending a message to a far shore on the erratic flow of the Gulf Stream is so implausible as to be actually disturbing. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Portland

The Feast of St. Rocco

The Maine Viewpoint

Rail Disservice

Along the Waterfront

Tarnished Jewell

Down East Bookshelf

Crossing Over by Judith Goldstein

Outdoor Maine

Close Encounters in Kokadjo

North by East

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

I Remember

Teaching My Tractor to Swim

Cover: The cruise schooner Roseway sails past Heron Neck Light at the entrance to Hurricane Sound off Vinalhaven Island in Penobscot Bay. Photograph by Peter Ralston.