Down East June 2000

June 2000

The table of contents from the June 2000 issue of Down East.


The Mystique of St. Ann’s

Kennebunkport’s most favored wedding chapel refuses to change with the times, which is just one of its charms. Location: Kennebunkport

  • By: Gary Zahm
  • and Deborah Dalfonso

Quick, Why Are They Called Columbines?

If you have no idea how these common wildflowers came by their name, you’re not alone.

  • By: Stephen Bodio
  • and Richard Grant
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Sex Fiend

As much a part of springtime as lupines and lilacs, the lowly woodchuck has only one thing on its mind at this time of year. Image subjects: woodchuck in grassy field

  • By: Steve Grooms
  • and John Cole
  • Photography by: Leonard Lee Rue III

Folks Behind the CedarWorks Seconds Sale

Duncan and Susan Brown bought CedarWorks in 1988 – sales have increased 12-fold since then.

  • By: Ron Forsyth
  • and Paul Guernsey

Giving Maine History The White Glove Treatment

The dynamic new head of Maine Historical Society is turning the 178-year-old establishment into one of the liveliest spots in Portland. Image subjects: Richard D’Abate in research library front of the Maine Historical Society building Woody Openo studying architectural plans Nick Noyes at museum Location:

  • By: John Falk
  • and Scott Sutherland
  • Photography by: Amazeen

Oh, For a Moosabec Gazebo Slant

Even though I’d never heard of it before, by the time of the Great CedarWorks Seconds Sale, it was the only playset in the world I wanted for my kids. Image subjects: various photos of their outdoor playsets Location: Rockland, Rockport

  • By: Stuart Williams
  • and Paul Guernsey

Porch Season

According to an unpublished essay by the late Caskie Stinnet, a proper porch can be a magical place. Image subjects: Porch overlooking ocean

  • By: David Wonderlich
  • and Caskie Stinnett
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

East Boothbay’s Finest

It’s craftsmanship of the caliber that went into the yacht ‘Antonsia’ that has made this tiny Linekin Bay village famous in ports around the world. Image subjects: Yacht ‘Antonisa’ under sail Yacht ‘Antonsia’ salon wheel of the yacht ‘Antonsia’ grand salon aboard yacht ‘Antonsia’ bath or head aboard

  • By: David Brown
  • and Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Robert Mitchell

Where in Maine?

It’s not the sort of architecture you’d expect to find in a small central Maine farming community, but there is is. What is it? Location: Vassalboro

  • By: David Brown
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

A Village Down East

Milbridge is one of those places that seems to defy time. Image subjects: Route one in town Milbridge home Milbridge home lupin Location: Milbridge

  • By: David Brown
  • and Sarah Goodyear
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Rallying the Town

When folks in a small Maine community get behind a great idea, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. Case in point: Morris Farm in Wiscasset. Image subjects: Barn and house horses pulling a plow Rick & Liz Harding at table with family kids with calf in barn kids in field kids watching pig

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and Meadow Rue Merrill


Global Aspirations

Phil Shelton prepares to launch a 42 foot cutter he’s built in his backyard for a family circumnavigation.

  • By: Charles Nicholson
  • and James P. Brown

Cruising Commodore

James Harvie named commodore of the Cruising Club of America.

  • By: Gary Kramer
  • and James P. Brown

Blackfly Benefactors

Will the little devils go hungry this year?

  • By: Galen Winter

Arriving on a Jet Plane

Ever wonder where those planes landing at the Portland Jetport are arriving from? Here a sampling.

  • By: Galen Winter

Stranger No More

A heartfelt salute to a son of the South. Location: Gray

  • By: Stuart Williams

The Lupine Lady

Farewell to an authentic Maine treasure.

  • By: Jim Spencer

Friendlier Skies

After a series of reversals, Bangor International Airport is beginning to take off again. Location: Bangor

  • By: John Falk
  • and Jeff Clark

Surprising Self Portrait

My surprise at seeing my picture in your article “All Abloom”.

  • By: Ron Forsyth
  • and Janet Yardley

Arden’s Actual House

Identifying the house that Elizabeth Arden built.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • William Headrick
  • and Karen J. Cole

On the Water

Canoeing, whale watching, rafting, sportfishing – all are part of the Maine summer scene. Following is a list of where to go. Image subjects: puffin on rock

  • Photography by: Richard Giguere

Briefly Noted

Books reviewed include: “Kayaking the Maine Coast: A Paddler’s Guide to Day Trips from Kittery to Cobscook” by Dorcas Miller, “The Woods in Your Backyard: A Homeowner’s Guide” by Christine R. Parrish, and “A Shipyard in Maine: Percy & Small and the Great Schooners” by Ralph Linwood Snow and Captain Douglas

  • By: John Brindle
  • and Paul Doiron

The Last Link

An updated classic argues Maine’s islands are fragile outposts of an earlier time.

  • By: Wayne Curtis

The Maine Viewpoint

Journal Tribune: Kennebunkport loses a landmark and gains a house lot. Location: Kennebunkport


Saving Seguin’s Lens

Kennebec Journal: Supporters fight to keep the Fresnel lens installed at the Seguin Island lighthouse.

  • By: E. Annie Proulx

Fish Story

L.L. Bean sponsors introductory fly-fishing workshops.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Kayak Cup

Could the Festival of the Kayak become the America’s Cup in five years? Location: Somes Sound

  • By: Dave Carty
  • and Andrew Vietze

Right Whale Protection

Bangor Daily News: The National Marine Fisheries Service is under the gun to do more to protect endangered species from entanglement in fishing gear.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Rails and Trails

Ellsworth American: Plan for a Down East recreational trail for biking, walking and perhaps ATV’s being studied.


Dooryard Visits

Not long ago, “neighboring” was something people actively did. Location: Otisfield, Norway

  • By: Stephen Bodio
  • and Pamela Chodosh

Bintliff’s American Cafe

At this popular Portland eatery in an unlikely location, brunch is served daily. Image subjects: Roger Bintliff at table in his restaurant Location: Portland

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

June Highlights

Garden tours, art shows, and village festivals kick off the season.

  • By: John Brindle

What’s in a Picture?

Early photo of woman and husband plowing behind team of horses. Location: South Sandord

  • By: Ken Allen
  • and Ellen MacDonald Ward