Down East June 1991

June 1991

The table of contents from the June 1991 issue of Down East.


The Late, Great Maine North Woods?

Aggressive logging practices and unchecked recreational development are threatening the ecosystem of Maine’s northern woodlands, long an economic and recreational mainstay of the Maine way of life. Wilderness No More, an article by the late Robert W. Patterson, founding president of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, reviews the glorious past and clouded future of this woodland realm. Saving the Resource, a profile of new-bred environmentalist Roger Milliken by Phyllis Austin.

Fort Knox Lives!

Skirmishes staged by history buffs are bringing new life to the old fort, but within its walls, a real-life battle is taking its toll. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

Queen of Culch

Flamboyant Polly Peters stocks her Portland shop with upscale junk. By Deborah Dalfonso.

Change of Scene

Richard Estes, America’s leading photorealist painter, creates idealized cityscapes in the seclusion of a century old Maine summer cottage. By Beth Crichlow.

Off Their Rockers in Jefferson

Bill and Suzanne Hallett’s wooden menagerie is rocking into museums, stores, and homes. By Chase Reynolds.

What’s in a Picture?

A turn-of-the-century photograph of a full-rigged down easter, the J.B. Walker, chronicles the end of the Age of Sail and the dawn of the Age of Steam.

Place of the Month: Mount Desert Island

June, when buds are bursting and crowds are at a minimum, is the ideal time for a leisurely visit to Maine’s most popular island.

Art and Antiques

A comprehensive report on the lively Maine art and antiques scene, June through September.


Room With A View

The night noises of wind soften with the arrival of late spring, and a sunny day in early summer comes in on silent wings and bearing the moist scent of balsam and pine on its breath. I feel sorry for those who sleep late because they miss the truly fine things. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Palermo

Freaking Out on Horses

Along the Waterfront

A Celebration of Small Boats

Down East Bookshelf

Looking for a Ship by John McPhee

The Maine Viewpoint

Apology Due

North by East

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

I Remember

Westport Picnics — Afloat

Cover: In the Maine North Woods — Lower South Branch Pond, Baxter State Park, by Kevin Shields.