Down East June 1993

June 1993

The table of contents from the June 1993 issue of Down East.


Maine’s Craftiest Island

Deer Isle, long known for its seamen and fishermen, is increasingly recognized for its burgeoning colony of craftspeople. By Sarah Scott.

Coming Up Roses

Rugged, beautiful, and adaptable, Maine’s little-known wild roses are right at home on beaches, in meadows, and even in gardens. By Jane Lamb.

Col. Lane’s Bowfront Chest

Life on the Maine frontier was not entirely rough-hewn, judging from some of the furniture made and used here  200 years ago. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Steaming up the Penobscot

With few exceptions, life aboard the great white steamship Belfast was regulated with all the precision of a Swiss timepiece. A steward recalls the routine. By John S. Blank III.

Artist for All Seasons

Upcountry Maine has no greater champion than Alan Bray, who has been exploring and painting its hills and valleys for most of his life. By Beth Crichlow.

Engineer Extraordinaire

Long regarded as either a pest or a pelt, the beaver is increasingly valued in Maine as a key builder of vital wetlands. By Sarah Scott.

New Mistress of the Breakwater

Indefatigable Bonnie Sawyer rescued a derelict summer “cottage” and turned it into Bar Harbor’s grandest bed and breakfast. By Nan Lincoln.

Madison’s Fiery Spectacle

The town stood still the day the covered bridge went up in flames. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Art at a Gallop

Lynn Butler photographs Acadia National Park from horseback.


Room With A View

There is an old saying that a lawyer is lying if his lips are moving, and in the same way I distrust a reporter who puts his own opinions into a news story. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Hibbert’s Gore

Life in the Gore

The Maine Viewpoint

Weaning Time

Down East Bookshelf

The Twightwad Gazette

Along the Waterfront

The Ash Breeze

Outdoor Maine

Penobscot Salmon Run

North by East

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

I Remember

Houlton’s Field of Lobsters

Cover: Quilter Lori Chase is one of the dozens of top craftspeople who have settled on Deer Isle. Photograph by Darwin Davidson.