Down East July 1984

July 1984

The table of contents from the July 1984 issue of Down East.



After decades of quiet progress, this town on the edge of the North Woods has come abuzz with new activity. By Michael T. Kinnicutt.

A Lifelong Love Affair in Flesh and Bronze

Idyllic summers spent with his adored wife in Georgetown nurtured the art of sculptor Gaston Lachaise. By James P. Brown.

A Callithumpian Fourth

Eastport celebrates Independence Day with a proprietary zest. Photographs by Morgan Hebard, Jr.

Living in a Lighthouse

For Gil and Mary Charbonneau, the rewards are many. By Susan Stiles Dowell.

Visit to a Small Island

Brimstone lures visitors with cobbled beaches and grand views. Photographs by Davis Thomas.

Encounter at Sherampus Falls

Homeward-bound GI’s came loaded for bear — and caught a fish. By John Gould.

Profanation at Schooner Head?

A land feud pits Acadia National Park against neighboring towns. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

Maine’s Moxie Centennial

Once America’s foremost soft drink, the bittersweet brew had its roots in Maine. By Jay Paul.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A sunken ledge rudely interrupts a cruise aboard the “Victoria”. By Victoria Poole.


Room With A View

The problem, simply stated, is the inability to discard, to throw away worthless articles. A minor weakness and annoyance to some people, it can paralyze others. By Caskie Stinnett.

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

Ray Taylor Sails 7,200 Miles

Outdoor Maine

Perch Crowd Out Brookies in Parlin Pond

I Remember

Splendid Summers on 700 Acre Island

Cover: Untitled (16″ x 14″), acrylic on canvas, by John Bisignano. A resident of New Jersey who summers in Maine, Mr. Bisignano, 54, has had several one-man exhibitions around the country.