Down East March 1997

March 1997

The table of contents from the March 1997 issue of Down East.


North by East

Opinions and advisories on a new Bangor market, the disappearance of snow fences, and the demise  of Camden’s oldest drugstore.

Getting to the Point

Finding Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge is no simple matter, but in winter this little-known sanctuary is wide open to hikers, snowshoers, and cross-country skiers. By Andrew Vietze.

In the Heat of the Night

For some twenty years, Mainers of every stripe have been heading to the Richmond Sauna to sweat out the winter. Edgar Allen Beem visited the laid-back landmark to find out why.

Deepest Winter

An unusual montage captures the spectacle of Gulf Hagas in midwinter. Photography by Peter Doty.

Where in Maine?

An opulent chamber fit for the manse of a Bangor lumber baron or a Portland merchant prince is actually in a well-known public building.

The Maine World of Yasuo Kuniyoshi

The early Ogunquit paintings of this Japanese American, now on display in Portland, show he was no mere tourist. By Elizabeth Peavey.

Making It In Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Icy Encounter

A sturdy Maine ship jousts with an iceberg while rounding the Horn in 1893 — and sails home to show off her scars. By William David Barry.


Room With A View

It’s a pleasure to see a town preparing for its summer visitors and all of is energy flowing into a common channel rather than trying to be a little bit of everything at once. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Limestone

Maine’s Toughest High School

The Maine Viewpoint

Selling Wells Beach

Inside Maine

Sleighing Winter

Dining Down East

Pilot’s Grill, Bangor

Down East Bookshelf

North Woods Nazis

Along the Waterfront

Miracle Maker

I Remember

My Craziest College Feat

Cover: Schoodic Point, by Stephen Gassman.