Down East July 1987

July 1987

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


The Smell of the Grease Pit, the Roar from the Clouds

At the Owls Head Transportation Museum, a fabulous collection of antique contraptions that drive, fly, run, and crawl draws 100,000 visitors each year. By James P. Brown.

When Dad Went to Sea

My duty was to signal from the Castine lighthouse. By Sanford M. Emerson.

How to Spoil a Summer Vacation

One way is to neglect the hotel kitchen flue. By Ellen E. MacDonald.

The Allagash

Are we loving this storied river to death? By Norah Deakin Davis.

Marshfield Revisited

A classic Maine hamlet has made its peace with modern life. By Peter H. Spectre.

Flowers by the Yard

Carolyn Brady’s watercolors feature giant flowers that explode with sex appeal.

A Resort Where Anything Goes

Golf, tennis, boating, bingo, and bridge – the activity continues round the clock at Sebasco Lodge, a premier family resort on Casco Bay. By Paul J. Wheelock.

Three Cheers for James Monroe!

On a visit to Maine 170 years ago this month, the newly inaugurated President ushered in his “Era of Good Feeling.” By Herbert Adams.

Making It in Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

East of Portland

In coves and harbors, beauty lingers along Maine’s stern and rockbound coast. Photographs by Jack Ledbetter.

If the Shoe Fits — Export It!

George Denney, a former clam digger, has turned the Cole-Haan shoe company into one of the great success stories in a declining Maine industry. By Jeff Clark.


Room With A View

Last summer I was summoned outdoors by the excited call of a guest who pointed to a moose poised for a dive into the sea from a wooded ledge in front of my house. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Bethel

No Room at the Inns

The Maine Viewpoint

Weaning People from their Cars

Outdoor Maine

Blue Alert

Boating Down East

State-Owned Islands Opened at Last

Down East Bookshelf

Mary Ellen Chase

Calendar of Events

July Highlights

North by East

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

I Remember

Nautical Mix-Up on Islesboro

Cover: A Boeing Stearman from the Owls Head Transportation Museum flies past the Owls Head Lighthouse. By Benjamin Magro.