Down East July 1985

July 1985

The table of contents from the July 1985 issue of Down East.


Spirit of Northern Waters

The weird, wild call of the loon can still be heard — loud and clear — in most of Maine. By Elizabeth Cary Pierson.

Portland’s First Family of Ice Cream

The innovative Stickneys of Deering Ice Cream are hoping to swallow a bigger piece of the market with their new line of fancy desserts. By Norah Deakin Davis.

The Battle of Moody Beach

Property owners gird for a landmark showdown over ownership of a congested strip of Maine’s scarce sand beach. By James P. Brown.

Fantasy Tower Overlooking Gouldsboro Bay

Beguiled by the stories of a Down East author, a Southern architect designed herself a singular home on a stunning point. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Lafayette Spoke Here!

All Portland — and then some — turned out to hear the hero of the Revolution on his farewell visit. By Herbert Adams.

Making It in Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Modern Master in the Rough

Acclaimed painter Neil Welliver roams the Lincolnville backwoods for scenes that match his grand vision of the Maine out-of-doors. By Tony Glavin.

The Redoubtable Lady of Reef Point

Landscape designer of a golden era, Beatrix Farrand created — and later leveled — a fabulous Bar Harbor estate of her own. By Anne Raver.


Room With A View

Life is not easy for any person who takes his living from the sea, but my friend’s life was filled with hardships that I think would have staggered most people. By Caskie Stinnett.

For the Record

Maine’s ‘Conservation Battle of the Decade’

Along the Waterfront

Restored ‘Bowdoin’ to Join Great Schooner Race

Outdoor Maine

Maine Man Heads Up the NRA

Down East Bookshelf

The Double Man by William S. Cohen and Gary Hart

The Maine Viewpoint

Tri-State Megabucks, Lobsters, Seat Belts, and Lewiston French

Calendar of Events

July Highlights

North by East

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

Where & When?

Can you identify the Maine location of this scene and the approximate date the photograph was taken?

I Remember

Fireworks on the Fifth


Cover: Picking Blueberries in Maine, by Judith Cheney. Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 24″ Ms. Cheney is a resident of Horseshoe, North Carolina.