Down East June 2002

June 2002

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


Blue Hill’s Holt House

A restored Federal period house furnished with antiques, and home to the Blue Hill Historical Society along with their voluminous collection of antique journals, ships logs, town records, and Civil War artifacts. Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Blue Hill

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

The Last Fling

The return of the alewives to Great Salt Bay in Damariscotta Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Damariscotta

  • By: Robert Moore
  • Photography by: Thomas Mark Szelog

One Tough Customer

The trillium is one Maine native that is as sturdy and dependable as it is exquisite Image subjects: Cover for June issue

  • By: Richard Grant
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

To Save an Indian

The world-famous Skowhegan Indian needs restoration. Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Skowhegan

  • By: Amy Sutherland
  • Photography by: Lynn Perry

Tall Trees, Tranquility, and Tradition

One of the oldest resorts in Maine, thirty one lake view cottages on 100 acres, a high end, but kid-friendly, vacation spot. Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Southern Maine, Sebago Lake

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Canoeing the Mighty West Branch

Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: West Branch

  • Photography by: Chris Pinchbeck

The Curious World of Waterboro Barrens

The largest stretch of undisturbed pine barrens in Maine or New Hampshire. Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Waterboro

  • By: Jeff Clark
  • Photography by: Thomas Mark Szelog

The Browne Family Greens

One of the most popular golf courses in Maine, owned and operated by the same family for nearly 40 years Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Vassalboro

  • By: Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

In the Wake of the River Drivers

Paddling down the West Branch of the Penobscot River Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: West Branch

  • By: Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Chris Pinchbeck


Damariscotta Detour

A short review of a seafood bistro Location: Damariscotta, Newcastle

  • By: Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

A Jazzy Change

New amenities at a marina in Quahog Bay, including weekend jazz sessions by the Sinskies. Location: Harpswell

  • By: Ken Textor

How Maine Islands Currently Size Up

A list of some of Maine’s Islands with land areas and population figures from 1990 & 2000.


Love Boats?

A list of cruise ships expected to pay a visit to Portland this summer and the amount of time they plan to stay. Location: Portland


Moosehead Special

A luxury train tour beginning in Montreal, across Northern Maine with a two day stop in Greenville. Location: Greenville


Cover Girl

A ten-year-old Portland girl is the new face on the cover of the famous novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird. Location: Portland, South Freeport


Skeptical Spelunkers

A caving convention in Camden. A list of Maine’s longest caves. Location: Camden


Part-Time Town

Frye Island in Sebago Lake has everything a town could want except a permanent population. Location: Frye Island, Sebago Lake, Standish


Oh Give Me a Home

A 500 lb. buffalo that escaped while being offloaded from a truck Location: Jefferson, Somerville


Too Many Deer?

The mushrooming deer population in Southern Maine with a 1995-2000 list of Deer accidents by county Location: Yarmouth, Windham, Cape Elizabeth

  • By: Jeff Clark

Scarborough Recount

A correction to an “Inside Maine” that stated that Scarborough has a larger population than Brunswick? – It does not. Location: Brunswick, Scarborough

  • By: Don Gerrish

Secure in Aroostook

Aroostook County uses video surveillance as well as relying on neighbors. Location: Presque Isle, Aroostook County

  • By: Aaron Garrison
  • Photography by: Chris Pinchbeck

Kennebec Ice Cutter

How the ice-cutter Thunder Bay brought back memories of house hunting. Location: Kennebec

  • By: Maryanne C Ward
  • Photography by: Chris Pinchbeck

Maine Natives

The 12,000 year history of Maine’s aboriginal peoples, a readable account of pre-history, settlement and contact.

  • By: Michael Burke

Briefly Noted

  • By: Paul Doiron

Turnpike Fun

A new web site offering travel forecasts, areas of construction delays, and toll breakdowns.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Casino in Kittery?

The impact of gambling and lotteries on the populace, and the proposed casino in Kittery in particular. From the Ellsworth Anerican Location: Kittery


Portland Possibility

Future business opportunities for Portland’s unique deep water harbor. From the Press Herald, Portland Location: Portland


Portland for Lunch

Scads of options for lunch among the two dozen vendors installed in booths here. Location: Portland

  • By: Andrew Vietze

The Visitor

Personal account of a northwoods vacation and a stranger who showed up to demonstrate some real Maine hospitality. Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Horshoe Pond

  • By: Phil Tedrick

Freedom Cafe, Waterville

An African-American couple serves traditional Southern comfort food , plus Creole, Cajun and Caribbean style dishes, along with made-from-scratch desserts. Location: Waterville

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

June Highlights

Museum shows, musicals and festivals of all sorts welcome summer Image subjects: Cover for June issue


First Aid

A photo of a group of girls at summer camp giving a first aid demonstration during the 1940s Image subjects: Cover for June issue Location: Alford Lake Camp

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward
  • Photography by: George French