Down East October 2001

October 2001

The table of contents from the October 2001 issue of Down East.


Snatching ‘Victory’ From Defeat

More than fifty years later, Archie Ross can’t believe what happened after his ferryboat was wrecked off Bustins Island. Image subjects: ocean waves Location: Bustins Island, Casco Bay

  • By: Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Randy Ury

Fitting In

A dramatic new shorefront house in Phippsburg manages to do the impossible. From the water it virtually disappears. Image subjects: modern house porch of modern house eat-in kitchen living room with water view interior views of house Location: Phippsburg

  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Acadia in Autumn

A century-old tradition is changing on Mount Desert island as more and more Mainers are discovering autumn in Acadia. Image subjects: fall colors reflected in tidal pond behind sand beach. shops and trees along main street shore path behind the Bar Harbor Inn Beech Mountain trail Bubble Pond in fall

  • By: Frank Andrews
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Where in Maine?

Autumn turns even a fairly mundane stretch of upcountry highway into an exciting thoroughfare. Image subjects: Autumn colors on highway upcountry

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Bowdoin’s Buried Treasures

Hidden in plain view-showcased, in fact-at Bowdoin College Museum of Art is one of the nation’s finest collections of ancient art. Location: Brunswick

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem

Common Sense Caring

Yarmouth’s Dr. Christiane Northrup has become a best-selling author with a prescription for better health that seems to include a lot of what Maine has to offer. Image subjects: Dr. Christiane Northrup at the blackboard. Location: Yarmouth

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Amazeen

Abandoned to the Seasons

As autumn encroaches, Maine’s deserted homesteads seem all the more poignant. Image subjects: abandoned house – front door abandoned house, inside front door abandoned house, inside various rooms Location: Washington, Maine

  • Photography by: Bob Skinner


Homesick for Maine

The Cilleys left Maine for the tropics and beyond aboard their 41 foot sailboat, but they began to have second thoughts.

  • By: Ken Textor

Dockside Dining

A fine marriage of boating and food started life as a marina in 1953. Location: York Harbor

  • By: Ken Textor

Flying Boats of Fall

Seeing “double boats” or “flying boats” is probably a distortion caused by cold air settles over a thin layer of warmer air trapped at the sea’s surface.

  • By: Ken Textor

Hunting Bullwinkle

Facts and statistics about the 2001 moose hunt.


Tide Pool Interloper

A little boy makes a crab discovery to crow about. Location: South Portland


Last Wishes

Glimpsing the wills of some famous Mainers


This Old House

Biddeford’s loss is Blue Hill’s Gain. Location: Biddeford, Blue Hill


Citizenship Questions

Some Aroostook natives may really be Canadian. Image subjects: teenagers digging potatoes Location: Caribou

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Dryki Rebuffed

If it isn’t a word, it ought to be.


Taking in the View

Route 1’s scenic vistas are limited-but spellbinding. Image subjects: fall foliage – great color Location: Rockport

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Should Teachers Be Fingerprinted?

Mainers have been agonizing over whether a controversial program is worth its cost.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Leave Her to Wyoming

The 1945 film “Leave Her to Heaven” was set in Maine, but filmed in Wyoming.

  • By: Chuck Rosen

Attean’s Many Perils

Don’t spread the news about the beauty of Attean Pond. Location: Jackman

  • By: Mark Faunce

Meander Mix Up

More about the store Meander in Rockland.

  • By: Kristina King

Apple Orchards

Maine orchards open their farms to visitors who prefer to pick their own. List and location of such orchards.


Harvest Time

Some of Maine’s finest and freshest produce fills farmstands across the state in autumn.

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

The Best Maine Books?

A new list of top Maine tomes seems to put a higher premium on rarity than readability.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Maine on Air

New MPR website adds streaming audio to its list of features.

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Scarborough’s Success

The town of Scarborough has put the TIF to its proper use.


Tops in Sprawl

Bangor Daily News: The Portland area has one of the worst case of urban sprawl in the nation according to a Brookings Institution report. Calculating the true cost of sprawl. Location: PortlandSouthern Maine


Mean-Spirited Petition

Courier Gazette: Certain Maine Christian groups are trying to get a petition on the ballot that would take away health benefits for unmarried couples. Wouldn’t it be more in the spirit of Jesus Christ to work toward getting more health benefits for all Mainers, not less.


Foliage Getaway

Ski areas are trying to entice off-season business. Location: Sunday River

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Fine Fast Food

Fast food that isn’t bad for you. Location: Falmouth

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Dixfield Grange

Sun Journal: The grange isn’t the only group struggling to keep enough active members to keep from disbanding. Location: Dixfield, Farmington


Park on the Half Shell

The site of two thousand year old heaps of oyster shells on the shore of the Damariscotta River will become a historic park. Location: Damariscotta

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Heirloom Potatoes

There is good reason I won’t be harvesting my spuds all at once this year. Location: Addison, Cape Split

  • By: Susan Hoben

Marquis at the Belmont, Camden

Located on a quiet side street, this dining room has had a strong following from the get-go. Image subjects: Scott Marquis & Rebecca Brown seated at table at Marquis Restaurant Location: Camden

  • By: Bruce D. Snider
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

October Highlights

Art shows, harvest festivals, and Mandy Patikin enliven the color season in Maine.


Last Look at Low Prices

In the 1890’s prices for things began to climb-due to many factors including the end of “free” land in the West. Image subjects: 1880’s view of clothing store showing prices. Location: Springvale

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward