Down East October 2002

October 2002

The table of contents from the October 2002 issue of Down East.


Muffin Time in Ogunquit

When the two mile scythe of Ogunquit beach is uncrowded, and sweaters and windbreakers are in order, you might feel like the only person left in Ogunquit. Location: Ogunquit

  • By: Paul Mann
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Where in the World is the Ossipee Trail?

A guided tour on one of the most scenic stretches in Maine Location: Portland,Gorham, Standish,E. Limington, Cornish, Kezar Falls

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Where in Maine?

October “Where in Maine?” photo Location: Belfast, Little River Dam

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

The Joy of a Fine Wine Seller

For thirty years a certain Brunswick convenience store has been purveying an astonishing assortment of excellent wines. Location: Brunswick

  • By: Maria Padian
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro

A Sucker for Sawyer Prints

.Photographer Charles Sawyer and others produced views of rural New England which were then hand colored turning them into unique works of art. Location: Norridgewock

  • By: Michael Burke
  • Photography by: Charles Sawyer

Serendipity House

A couple remodels a 1947 Federal Revival style house overlooking Linekin Bay. Location: Linekin Bay

  • By: Bruce D. Snider
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink


  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

The Mayor of Tilbury Town

Author Edwin Arlington Robinson and his bleak characters who inhabit the fictional Tilbury Town. Location: Gardiner Head Tide

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem


Battered Boat Ramps

Disrepair and local opposition are threatening Maine’s system of public launches.

  • By: Ken Textor

Merrily, Merrily

Author Stone takes us on a rowing voyage via the Hudson River to the Mississippi and up the East Coast all the while giving us glimpses of people, places and ideas rarely seen.

  • By: Ken Textor

Make Way For Monsters

Media hype has created some horror stories in Maine.


Phoney Baloney

Consumers can check a website to find out the best deal on telephone service.


Maine’s Top Tearjerker

A silent film supposedly but not actually set in Maine is included on a list of 100 Greatest Love Stories. Location: Greenville


Necessary Houses

Maine is at least number 7 in the nation for having outhouses, and we just might be number one.


Destiny of the Bounty

A replica of the legendary “Bounty” will be returning to a Boothbay shipyard for repairs. Location: Boothbay Harbor


Historic Homes

Many of Maine’s finest old houses are open to the public and filled with one-of-a-kind antiques.

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields
  • Brian Vanden Brink
  • and Sandy Agrafiotis

The New Weeklies

A flurry of new newspapers is sweeping the coast.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Cozy Tale

Reader takes exception to Down East’s version of the naming of Cosy Harbor. Location: Cosy Harbor, Cozy Harbor, Southport Island

  • By: Paul Cederstrom

Mother of Migis

Reader corrects Down East regarding the matriarch of Migis Lodge.

  • By: Louise Gulick Van Winkle

Sweet Tea

Reader offers Down East her “southern” expertise.

  • By: Michelle Wubbenhorst

A Real Place

Two new collections of short stories, several of which focus on Maine.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Community Colleges

Brunswick Times Record article about the importance of community colleges in Maine’s education system.


Genuine Gingerbread

One of Thompson’s standard desserts is their gingerbread, well worth a trip to Bingham. Location: Bingham

  • By: Andrew Vietze

OOB Shenanigans

All Maine towns are struggling to spread tax dollars a little thinner this year, but OOB town councilors seem to be having a hard time communicating. Biddeford Journal Tribune article. Location: Old Orchard Beach


Maine’s Budget Squeeze

Bangor Daily News article about the challenges facing Maine legislators to balance the budget.


Prosecuting Terrorists

Augusta Kennebec Journal article about a new position in the U. S. Attorney’s office.


Island Tax Revolt

Chebeague Islanders are demanding property tax relief. Portland Press Herald article Location: Great Chebeague Island


School Vouchers

Ellsworth American article about the use of public funds to pay tuition at private or parochial schools. Location: Ellsworth


Labyrinth of Antiques

A many-roomed chicken barn outside Skowhegan is brimming with the wares of over 100 dealers. Location: Fairfield

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Green Gold

Humorous account of three guys who decide to go urchin diving.

  • By: Thomas L. Day

Cherie’s Bistro, Kennebunk

The owners have transformed a neighborhood bakery into one of the hottest bistros in the Kennebunks. Location: Kennebunk

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Nance Trueworthy

October Highlights

Maine’s museums and concert halls are filled with enticements this Fall.

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Lost Landmark

Vintage photo of Bridgton High School, erected in 1877 and torn down in 1990. Location: Bridgton

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward
  • Photography by: Dean Abramson