July 1986



Maine’s Lighthouses: An Endangered Species?

Automation and nature are exacting their toll, but community action and innovative new roles offer rays of hope for these cherished maritime relics. By Jeff Clark.

Close Encounters of an Ursine Kind

Face-to-face confrontations between bears and campers are on the rise in Baxter State Park. By Wayne E. Reilly.

Claiming a Legacy

How Marion Davis, a schoolteacher from away, saved a pristine beach for Machiasport. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

Alex Katz — The Maine Connection

Basking amid international acclaim, one of America’s leading painters is back home in Maine for the summer. By Tony Glavin.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Fifty Years a Gardener

Bernard McLaughlin, of South Paris, has fashioned a career out of making his shady backyard blossom. By Jane Lamb.

Acadia — An Endless Pageant

Color photographs by Alan Nyiri capture the many moods and faces of this special island park.

An Oasis of Gentility

Kennebunkport’s stately old Colony Hotel hews to the standards of an earlier day. By James P. Brown.

Enigma of the Sparkling Seas

Why does sea water glow at night? Sea walnuts, small crustaceans, and dinoflagellates, that’s why. By Susan Peterson.



Room With A View

A moist chill pervaded the house, and I made a fire in the fireplace which sent a rosy glow dancing about the living room and chased the shadows from the corners. By Caskie Stinnett.

For the Record

Hydro Projects Flourish Despite Dam Rejections

Boating Down East

New Schooner Launchings Churn Maine Waters

Outdoor Maine

Thirteen Years of the Blues

Down East Bookshelf

Vacationland by Christopher Corbett

The Maine Viewpoint

Dud Spuds and a River Reborn

Calendar of Events

July Highlights

North by East

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

I Remember

July 27 at the East Edgecomb Post Office


Cover: Bass Harbor Light, by Joe Devenney.