Down East October 1992

October 1992

The table of contents from the October 1992 issue of Down East.


Too Many Moose?

Monarch of the wilderness, Maine’s most magnificent mammal is thriving — to the point where pressure is building to better ‘manage’ the herd. By Sarah Scott. Photographs by Robert Villani.

Fair Days & Gaudy Nights

Come October the Fryeburg Fair teems with fried dough stands, powerful animals, whirling midway rides, and an assortment of people you’re unlikely to run into anywhere else. By Edgar Allen Beem.

Dealing in Wiscasset

The town that calls itself ‘Maine’s Prettiest Village’ may also be the state’s premier antiques emporium. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

The Perfect Maine Potato

Food writer John Thorne travels down east in search of the perfect Maine Potato.

The Heathers of October

The frost that wipes out summer’s last blooms also turns these modest little shrubs into a blazing autumn tapestry. Greta Waterman, of Freeport, tells how. By Jane Lamb.

Portland’s Merchant Prince

Maine’s wealthiest citizen, Asa Clapp shored up the U.S. Treasury during the War  of 1812 — while serving as an army private. By William David Barry.

Sweater Haven

On North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay, Chellie Pingree has created a nationwide mail-order sweater business — and learned a lot about living in a tight-knit community. By Sarah Scott.

Trips Down East

A special 24-page supplement devoted to the joys of searching out the best that Maine autumn has to offer.


Room With a View

There are  those who march through life tossing aside objects that have no immediate function but I am not one of them. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Friendship

The Sage of Friendship

The Maine Viewpoint

Holding the Line

Down East Bookshelf

Colony by Anne Rivers Siddons

Along the Waterfront

Weather Vane Buff

North by East

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

I Remember

Wild Time in Westbrook

Cover: At Baxter State Park, a bull moose paused just long enough in his browsing for nature photographer Robert Villani to make this majestic portrait.