Down East August 2006

August 2006

The table of contents from the August 2006 issue of Down East.


The Colony

Islesboro might just be Maine’s most exclusive island. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing is open for debate.

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Todd Caverly

A Healing Garden

A doctor’s Boothbay garden – inspired by her travels around the world – became her own best therapy.

  • By: Kim Ridley
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink


A new Kenneth Roberts manuscript comes to light.

  • By: Wayne Curtis

Flavors of Maine

A flavorful new cookbook proclaims we are living in the Golden Age of Maine food.


What’s Down There?

It is Maine’s deepest lake. It is a favorite destination of both summer vacationers and winter sportsmen. It supplies all of Portland’s water. It is the final resting place of two British fighter pilots. It is over three hundred feet deep in spots. It is the source of a dispute involving Maine property…

  • By: Rob Sneddon
  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Wish You Were Here?

You could be. More mariners are discovering that the rental yachts in Maine’s bareboat charter fleet are a great way to explore the state’s legendary coastline.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore
  • Photography by: Alison Langley

The Missingest Man in America

Do the clues to Judge Crater’s mysterious disappearance lie in Belgrade?

  • By: Andrew Vietze


Where in Maine?

SOS. In this case the old distress signal would mean Save Our Station. The irony of the situation here is hard to miss — lifesaving stations like this one, which once protected dangerous stretches of coastline from Kittery to Calais, rescuing boats and sailors from the maw of the sea, are now themselves…


North By East

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


Mainers vs. Wal-Mart

Only in Maine have towns banded together to oppose the world’s largest retailer.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Letters to the Editor

Where in Maine? Sshhhhhhh. It’s a secret. Peaks-Kenny State Park, the subject of your June mystery photograph, is on the shore of beautiful Sebec Lake in Dover-Foxcroft. Borestone Mountain looks down over it. My brother was one of the first lifeguards there, and in the fifties and sixties my family used…


Editor’s Note

You know it’s summer in Rockland when the first Winnebago sets up camp in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Happy campers presumably make for happy shoppers, which is why the world’s largest retailer permits RVs to bivouac outside its stores. I was unaware of this phenomenon until one morning when I drove past…

  • By: Paul Doiron

50 Things You Must Do This Summer

There’s just one thing wrong with summer in Maine: it’s too short. Most Mainers know how to make the most of their every waking moment during the summer months, but for those who find themselves with a free moment (or fifty) we’ve created the ultimate summer to-do list. Whether you’re hoping to discover…


Inside Maine

Your monthly guide to enjoying life in the Pine Tree state.


Furor in the Forest

Plum Creek is proposing the largest development in Maine history around Moosehead Lake. Is this the end of the North Woods or its economic salvation? Either way, northern Maine will never be the same.

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: David A. Rodgers

Notes from the Fields

I farm in revolt against the grocery store, where checkout clerks don’t know what parsley is.

  • By: Max Alexander

Good-bye, Public Market

The indoor bazaar was a money-loser since Day One.





Celebrating 200 Years of Printmaking in Maine

August 2006 through March 2007


Cash and Carry

Houlton farmers helped airmen walk the lines of neutrality shortly before World War II.

  • By: Joshua F. Moore