Down East August 2000

August 2000

The table of contents from the August 2000 issue of Down East.


A Legacy of Lilies and Lilacs

Bernard McLaughlin’s celebrated backyard garden has been turned into one of Maine’s most popular public gardens – complete with tea room. Image subjects: McLaughlin Garden – lilies in bloom Astilbe blooming in McLaughlin Garden hen and chickens in bloom in McLaughlin Garden Garden bench in McLaughlin

  • By: David Brown
  • and Richard Grant
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

My First Blueberry Pie

Is there any other Maine woman out there who never wielded a rolling pin before the age of of forty? Image subjects: blueberries and juice

  • By: David Simpson
  • and Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Home At Last

For the first time in fifty years, Andrew Wyeth’s masterpiece returns to Maine.

  • By: Bob McNally

The Cottage Recipe Box

Besides being tasty, the handwritten recipes that have accumulated over the years in our Friendship summer home tell the story of four generations – and what they like to eat on vacation in Maine. Image subjects: recipe box on counter in cottage kitchen Location: Davis Point Friendship

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Nina Scott
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

So You Want To Go Native?

Good Luck! Unless you were born here, you’ll never get it right. Image subjects: Boater in foul weather gear beside dory on beach

  • By: Jim Bashline
  • and Edmund Ware Smith
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Lobsterboats Ahoy!

At any parade in Maine this month, you’re apt to run into the silliest fleet of lobsterboats you’ll ever see. Image subjects: lobster boat unit on parade shriner in lobster boat. lobster boat unit on parade loading lobster boat into truck after parade

  • By: Chris Dorsey
  • and Powell Boyer
  • Photography by: Tonee Harbert

Putting Maine To Music

The light jazz compositions of Paul Sullivan defy easy description, but everyone who’s heard them agrees they capture the Pine Tree State perfectly. Image subjects: Paul Sullivan Paul Sullivan with wife and son in their living room Paul Sullivan and his son ride a tractor Location: Brooklin

  • By: Charles Nicholson
  • and Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Trail Mix

Hikers who head for Shaw’s Boarding Home know they’ll find a family of like-minded souls and all the comforts of home. Image subjects: outside Shaw’s Boarding Home Keith Shaw, Sr. with guests hikers inside Shaw’s Boarding House guests (hikers) inside Shaw’s Boarding Home guests (hikers) outside Shaw’s

  • By: John Falk
  • and Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Tonee Harbert

Stripers by Starlight

Call me a nut, but I haven’t found anything that can compare with the heady challenge of night fishing on a moonlit ocean beach. Image subjects: author striper fishing in surf at night fisherman holding striper at night bait (eel) on sand beach two fishermen in surf Location: Reid State Park, Sheepscot

  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

For Sale: One Harbor, Nice Town

After years of being in the shadow of its more famous neighbors on Mount Desert Island, Southwest Harbor is discovering the price of being discovered. Image subjects: aerial view of Southwest Harbor view of the harbor lobsterman with bait child roller skating with oars in hands three kids sitting on

  • By: Stephen Bodio
  • and Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

Where in Maine?

It’s one of the most unlikely structures in central Maine. Been there? Location: Monmouth

  • By: David Simpson
  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

One of a Kind

Not only is this tide-washed bit of granite the only Greens Island on the chart, it’s also one of the most stunning islands on the entire coast. Image subjects: rocks and water view of rocky coast from water granite rocks at sunrise granite rocks on coast lighthouse Location: Greens Island

  • By: Annette Bignami
  • Louise Bignami
  • and Bob Roundy
  • Photography by: Sara Gray


Burning the ‘Maine’

Maine Maritime Academy’s former training ships gets torched regularly in the name of safety.

  • By: Bill Wise
  • and James P. Brown

Live Free or Sue?

Humorous response to New Hampshire’s lawsuit against Maine for the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Location: Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

  • By: Vic Venters

Round Up in the Sky

An upcountry ranch that has brides all aflutter. Location: Parkman

  • By: Tom Davis

Dr. Green’s Demise

List of statistics about alcohol and drinking in Maine.

  • By: John Barsness

Easy Rider

Just beep, don’t honk, if you like Angus.

  • By: George Bird Evans

Killing Ourselves

Mainers are just beginning to figure out that potato chips can be lethal.

  • By: Jeff Clark

June “Where in Maine?

June “Where in Maine” identified as the Oak Grove-Coburn School in Vassalboro. Location: Vassalboro

  • By: Stuart Williams
  • and Kim Dwelley

Maine’s Finest

Summer in the Pine Tree State offers so many places to go and things to do that sometimes even Maine natives don’t know where to start. List of must-see sites in Maine.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • Photography by: Chris Van Dusen

Briefly Noted

Books reviewed here include: “Hauling by Hand: The Life and Times of a Maine Island” by Dean Lawrence Lunt, “50 Chowders: One Pot Meals – Clam, Corn & Beyond” by Chef Jasper White, “Discover Acadia National Park: A Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, and Paddling” by Jerry and March Monkman

  • By: Robert Elman
  • and Paul Doiron

Rise and Fall of the Forest

Bill McKibben reviews a new book that celebrates the fragile wonder of the Maine woods.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Bill McKibben

Antiques ‘R’ Us

The MADA Roundtop Antiques show is scheduled for August 30th. Location: Damariscotta, Newcastle

  • By: Charles Nicholson
  • and Andrew Vietze

Inheritance Tax Repeal

Portland Press Herald: Pros and cons of repealing the inheritance tax discussed.

  • By: John Brindle

Wiscasset Bypass

Times Record: Maine DOT proposes a bypass about Wiscasset, but opposition groups have already formed. Location: Wiscasset

  • By: Norm Strung

Puffin Patrol

Many think that puffin-watching is a uniquely Maine phenomenon and that Hardy III Boat Cruises is a Monhegan ferry. Location: Eastern Egg Rock

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Term Limit Losses

Maine Sunday Telegram: Some good legislators are prohibited from seeking another term.

  • By: Stephen Bodio

The Pilgrimage

Something deep inside compelled me to seek out the last traces of E.B. White’s spirit.

  • By: Galen Winter
  • and Eva LaPlante

Cape Arundle Inn

The food and service are so good here, it’s easy to forget the view of Walker’s Point. Image subjects: Jack Nahil at his Cape Arundel Inn Location: Kennebunkport

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

August Highlights

Festivals, performances, and museum shows abound this month.

  • By: Robert Elman

The Little Princess

Early photo of girl on pony on State Street in Bangor circa 1890. Location: Bangor

  • By: John Brindle
  • and Ellen MacDonald Ward