Down East October 1991

October 1991

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


Hard Times, Good Times

Two gifted photographers captured the trials and triumphs of the Great Depression in the St. John River Valley. Photographs by Jack Delano and John Collier, Jr.

Portland’s Disarming Chief

Thirty years a policeman, Mike Chitwood creates a stir by telling it like it is. By John Lovell.

Call of the Sea

Unlike many a Maine lad who went to sea in the early 1800s, Rocklander Pearl Spear left a revealing account  of his early days.

Blessed Solitude

Autumn’s turn of season brings the pause that refreshes to the Maine North Woods. Photographs by Richard Procopio.

Lofty Landmark

For almost three decades, Rockport’s Sail Loft restaurant has been luring discriminating diners with fine food and an unrivaled view. By Beth Crichlow.

One Happy Camper

After a singular career at the helm of renowned Camp Chewonki, Tim Ellis exits with a smile. By Jeff Clark.

A 9,000-Year-Old ‘Pantry’

Centerpiece of the Maine State Museum’s new display is an ancient larder built by the inhabitants of northwester Maine. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Making It In Maine

Blueberry preserves in West Rockport, soapstone bed-warmers in Burnham, wooden vegetables in Kittery Point: three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Trips Down East

A special sixteen-page supplement devoted to the joys of searching out the best that Maine autumn has to offer.


Room With A View

Personally, I resent the patronizing air of bees, their treacherous swarming and their sullen dispositions, and if  it weren’t for honey I think you would find more signs of zeal creeping into my comments on the terrors of bee communism and the unhappy ways of politics in bee colonies. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Old Town

Critter Heaven

The Maine Viewpoint

Trail Racers

Along the Waterfront

What, no tax?

Down East Bookshelf

One-Eyed Kings by William S. Cohen

North by East

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

I Remember

Close Call in Skowhegan

Cover: Doris Daigle was photographed by Farm Security Administration photographer John Collier, Jr., pumping water from a well on her family’s Fort Kent  farm in the summer of 1942. Today she operates a restaurant — Doris’ Cafe — in Fort Kent under her married name of Doris Daigle Paradis.