Down East February 1987

February 1987

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


New Life for Old Barns

For spaciousness and adaptability with an almost palpable sense of history, few structures can rival the potential of classic old Maine barns. By Davis Thomas.

Thos Moser Goes to Town

When Maine’s best-known fine furniture maker traded his New Gloucester shop for an elegant Portland showroom, few realized the move was as much a beginning as an end. By Jeff Clark.

Instant Gardening

According to one Rockport gardener, great perennial gardens don’t necessarily take years to establish. By Jane Lamb.

Recycling a Mountain Hideaway

With winter crowding in, a three-member construction/design team raced against time to transform a rustic Maine lodge into a formal residence. By Winnie White.

Glass to the Fore!

Encouraged by a new Portland gallery, artists around the state are busily producing glass sculpture for a growing number of Down East homes.

At Home in Arundel

Restoring a 1735 farmhouse became a twenty-year retirement project, but the rewards were many. By George Morgan.

Deer Isle’s Indefatigable Builder

After designing and building forty island homes, Emily Muir — artist, novelist, conservationist — is hard at work on number forty-one. By Norah Deakin Davis.


Room With A View

Island life is not a simple life; the loneliness can deepen consciousness and widen curiosity, and the island dweller finds a great deal of time for contemplation. By Caskie Stinnett.

For the Record

Augusta Braces For New Administration

The Maine Viewpoint

Protecting Our Good Name

Boating Down East

Racing Maine Sailors Weather Big Storms

Outdoor Maine

Four that Didn’t Get Away

Down East Bookshelf

Centennial: A Century of Island Newspapers, by James M. Aldrich

North by East

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

I Remember

A Wintry Visit in Norway, Maine

Cover: A Maine mountain hideaway, by Brian Vanden Brink.