Down East October 1993

October 1993

The table of contents from the October 1993 issue of Down East.


Name that Town!

Can you identify these Maine towns, photographed from the autumn skies? Photographs by Benjamin Magro.

‘You Can’t Eat the View’

This hardscrabble adage haunts Marion Kane, director of the Maine Community Foundation, which parcels out hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. By Jeff Clark.

The Ultimate Pub Crawl

A renowned hops fancier embarks on a mission to sample the beers of every brewery in the State of Maine. By Al Diamon.

No Wooden Nickels

Turning out drumsticks, wooden fruit, and yo-yo blanks, Bill Keoskie has created a multimillion-dollar success in Kingfield. By Ken Textor.

After the Frost

On Mount Desert Island, the scenery gets better as the season deepens. Photograph by Kevin Shields.

Artful Codger

Atom bomb physicist, author of eighty-five books, and unorthodox thinker, Bern Porter is Belfast’s foremost eccentric. By Sarah Goodyear.

From Arkhangelsk — with Love

A Russian photographer takes a singular view of everyday Maine life. Photographs by Nikolai Chesnokov.

How Do You Say ‘Ayuh’ in Japanese?

An extraordinary language school in Rockland has the answer. By Sarah Scott.

Portland’s Forgotten Museum

Shuttered for more than a decade, the once-grand original home of the Portland Museum of Art is stirring with new hope for a useful future. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

The Wild Kingdom of Forest Hart

With his monumental sculptures selling briskly in galleries from coast to coast, Forest Hart can indulge his passion for studying Maine wildlife. By Audrey Minutolo.

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

I would like very much to write a hauntingly touching piece about my cat, communicating my love for her, a minor soap opera of considerable emotional impact. But my cat prefers to remain the skeleton in the family cupboard and will sink her teeth into my hand the moment she thinks something like this is in my mind. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Brunswick

Maine’s Book Boom

The Maine Viewpoint

Route One Solutions

Down East Bookshelf

Clamdiggers and Downeast Country Stores by Allan Lockyer

Along the Waterfront

Restoration Fever

Outdoor Maine

Searching for Stripers

North by East

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

I Remember

The Class of ’24

Cover: Mosquito Mountain and Moxie Pond in Western Maine as photographed from the air by Benjamin Magro.