Down East October 1997

October 1997

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


North by East

Opinions and musings on the new Casco Bay Bridge, the Pittsfield cemetery fund, and the dying art of baking bean-hole beans.

Autumn Aboard the ‘Kate’

Long queen of the Moosehead Lake fleet, the Katahdin now hauls passengers instead of logs, and the trip is never more spectacular than in fall. By Andrew Vietze.

Betty and Me

I never met Betty Noyce, but after spending some time with her magnificent collection of paintings,  I think, I understand her take on Maine. By Elizabeth Peavey.

Where in Maine?

Remember winding through this upcountry shire town on your way to the North Woods? Surely you can recognize  it from this autumnal portrait.

Portland’s Most Glittering Gala

Not since 1912 — when City Hall was brand-new — has the Forest City so eagerly anticipated a season of concerts and shows. By Jeff Clark.

Frame Work

A Portland woodworker with a keen eye for the beauty in old boards is turning out frames that are suddenly all the rage. By Christine Carson.

Waterville’s Finest

In 1855, a pioneering photographer who would go on to great fame and fortune captured a rare grand moment in downtown Waterville. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.


Room With A View

The arrival of the moose on the fashion scene is as difficult to understand as would be the sudden popularity of the cobra. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Maine

The Home Schooling Boom

The Maine Viewpoint

Wiscasset’s Loss

Inside Maine

Unknown Eminence

Dining Down East

Fore Street, Portland

Down East Bookshelf

A Bride’s Passage by Catherine Petroski

Along the Waterfront

The New ‘Maine’

I Remember

Bar Harbor Burning

Cover: Freeport in autumn, by Sara Gray. Not far from the outlet haven of downtown Freeport are some of the prettiest old houses in the state.