Down East July 1997

July 1997

The table of contents from the July 1997 issue of Down East.


North by East

Opinions and musings on Portland’s horse patrol, Percival Baxter’s continued kindness, and the passing of an old friend.

A Stream Runs through It

The village of Grand Lake Stream has spent a century earning its reputation as a haven for anglers — and it means to hold onto it. By Jeff Clark.

Castle Tucker’s Last Mistress

This month Jane Tucker is giving away the great Wiscasset house that has been her family’s home for 140 years. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Acadia Afoot

Motoring through the national park is pleasant indeed, but if you really want to find out what makes Acadia unique, try hiking one of these five trails. By Andrew Vietze.

Balmy Days and Parasols

Castine never attained the cachet of Bar Harbor, but it always had tone, as a small collection of antique photographs suggests.

Amid the Foxgloves and Feverfew

Even after fifty years, the Camden Open House and Garden Tour has not lost its ability to enchant. A report by Richard Grant.

Summer Camp for Scientists

Can a self-taught naturalist have a good time at the Eagle Hill Research Station in Steuben? Edgar Allen Beem traveled Down East to find out.

Augusta’s Proudest Secret

Citizens of Maine’s capital city in 1897 were all atwitter that John Philip Sousa would be performing in their midst. Little did they know that his concert would make history. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

One Man’s Maine

Photographer Peter Ralston’s clear-eyed vision of the coast and islands  fills a splendid new book, which is excerpted here.

Summer’s Grace Note

Colorful as a jewel and happy to perform a spirited loop-the-loop seemingly just for the  joy of it, the common American goldfinch adds sparkle to Maine’s shortest season. By John N. Cole.

Where in Maine?

Can you identify this sedate little church that waited more than 150 years for a proper clock to grace its bell tower?

The Comet

Visitors to York Beach were treated to elaborate amusement rides more than a hundred years ago, as a vintage photograph recalls. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.


Room With A View

This tiny spot offers a vision of what all of Maine once was, of indeed what all of New England once was. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Maine

Disturbing the Peace

The Maine Viewpoint

Human Rights

Inside Maine

Tea Time

Dining Down East

Café Miranda, Rockland

Down East Bookshelf

My Love Affair with the State of Maine by Scotty Mackenzie

Along the Waterfront

Cameron Lewis’ New Catamaran

I Remember

Hippy Helper

Cover: Atop Sargent Mountain, at Acadia National Park, by Alan LaVallee.