Down East July 2002

July 2002

The table of contents from the July 2002 issue of Down East.


Fifty Years on the Cutting Edge

After half a century in Rockport, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art is still discovering and showcasing new artists. Location: Rockport

  • Photography by: Carol Miller

My Fourth of July Fiasco

Excerpt from Dave Morine’s book, “Vacationland”. Author Morine and his wife spend a less than enjoyable time in France.

  • By: David Morine
  • Photography by: Trevor Paul Roberson

Getting to Know Your Local Lobster

Absolutely everything you could want to know about Maine’s favorite crustacean

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio
  • and Jennifer Smith-Mayo

Secret Sanctuary

One of the prettiest and most kid-friendly preserves in Maine is hidden in plain sight in Falmouth. Location: Falmouth

  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Alone on an Island

Architect John Silverio designs a self-sufficient home for an island off Boothbay. Location: Boothbay

  • By: James Schwartz
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink


  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Where in Maine?

July’s Where in Maine? photo. Location: Mackerel Cove, Bailey’s Island

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

The Old Plummer Place

A 200 year old farmstead in Waterford, transformed into gardens with the rolling western mountains for background Location: Waterford

  • By: Jane Lamb
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

No Second Act

Henry Strater, one of the most promising artists ever to study in Maine. A mainstay of the Ogunquit summer art colony, he later founded the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Location: Ogunquit, Cape Neddick

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Henry Strater


Unsinkable Boats

Howard Kirkpatrick knows that a new method of making powerboats is slowly taking hold of the market. Location: Bath

  • By: Ken Textor

Funky Winds

A few words of wisdom on predicting hot spots and dead zones in the wind patterns.

  • By: Ken Textor

Maine Newspaper Circulations


Skunk Patrol

  • Photography by: Michael Ricci

Oh, That Air

  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Spring Break


The Third Bridge

The Third Bridge across the Kennebec may ease current bottlenecks in summer traffic. Location: Augusta, Kennebec River

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Clover McAllister

Model Conservationist


Maine’s New Train


North Woods Saga

Neil Rolde’s new book explains why the fate of the North Woods is such a hot issue in Maine.

  • By: Robert Kimber

Briefly Noted

One woman’s story of Life, love, and surviving a near fatal heart attack.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Fishing News

Biddeford Journal Tribune article about the collapse of fishing in the Maritimes and a recent ruling to close more areas to fishing. Location: Gulf of Maine


The Maine Viewpoint

Portland Press Herald cartoon by Steve Meyers

  • Photography by: Steve Meyers

Now Playing

This year’s silent film festival in Bucksport will feature the so-called North Woods movies from the depression era. Location: Bucksport

  • By: Andrew Vietze

The Creature of Kezar Lake

Humorous recollection about a chivalrous young man’s scheme to protect some damsels in distress from a mythical Maine creature. Location: Kezar Lake

  • By: Carol Taylor

Ever Been to a Public Supper?

Some of the best public suppers in the state. Location: Orland, Blue Hill

  • By: Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Brooke Dojny

July Highlights

July Calendar of Events