Down East March 1991

March 1991

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


A Stroll Along the Allagash

A winter camping trip on the wilderness waterway affords deep solitude — and close encounters with otter, deer, and coyote. By Michael Burke.

Tycoon of Trash

Gadfly, politician, philanthropist, Bangor’s Tom Sawyer is the state’s most outspoken garbageman. By Jeff Clark.

Among Freedmen

A recently rediscovered diary tells of an intrepid Maine woman’s ill-fated mission to the South after the Civil War to teach freed slaves. By Wayne E. Reilly.

Sentinels of the Sky

From mermaids and grasshoppers to Indian chiefs, Maine weather vanes come in every shape imaginable, as a new book demonstrates. By Chase Reynolds.

Homage to Hartley

Artist Robert Indiana’s majestic tribute to Marsden Hartley, Maine’s preeminent painter, has a lot of “pow.” By Beth Crichlow.

Place of the Month: Sugarloaf/USA

March brings longer, warmer days and a quickening pace to the slopes of Maine’s premier ski resort.

Maine Vacations — A Guide to Summer 1991

A forty-page supplement highlighting what to see and do in the Great State of Maine this summer.


Room With A View

My honesty is the best known and most disagreeable of  all my qualities and I have no hesitation in declaring that winter and I are enemies. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Hermon

Pit Stop at Dysart’s

The Maine Viewpoint

Forest Malpractice

Outdoor Maine

Coast-to-Coast Killers?

Along the Waterfront

Long Live the Queen

North by East

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

I Remember

Saddleback Ledge Light

Cover: The historic horse-drawn horsecart weather vane that graces the Hallowell fire station was removed by thieves in 1983, but subsequently ransomed and remounted atop the station. Photograph by Benjamin Magro.