Down East September 1981

September 1981

The table of contents from the September 1981 issue of Down East.


The Strange Universe of Dr. Reich

Three decades after his death, his Rangeley retreat remains a monument, and his theories continue to stir up controversy. By John N. Cole.

Gamming at Christmas Cove

Talking shop with builders and fans of classic small craft.

Great Writers and Good Neighbors

A trio of famous authors shared a decades-long Maine friendship. By William David Barry.

The Gallery That Dorothy-Lee Built

There’s a gem of a glass and ceramics museum in Sebago. By Mimi E.B. Steadman.

When Hollywood Came to Bar Harbor

In the summer of 1917, “Queen of the Sea” reigned on Mt. Desert. By Gladys O’Neil.

The View from Amen Farm

The best writer at work in Maine today surveys the scene. By Roy Barrette.

The Farmstead That Became a Resort

In color: the tranquil, traditional beauty of Sorrento.

The Doughty Wee Scots

Sorrento’s fleet of diminutive one-design boats sails on. By Sturgis Haskins.

The Eccentric Woodcarver of Newcastle

A figurehead carver born too late, he decorated his home instead. By Nicholas Dean.


Room With a View

In his way, my neighbor is one of the most admirable men I have ever encountered, and I am constantly amazed by the neatness of his life. He can fix whatever needs fixing, which in itself sets him apart and gives him an independence that lesser men can never hope to achieve. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Maine

So You Want to Own a Maine Island

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Muzzleloader Marksmen Take Aim on Deer

Down East Bookshelf

New England Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unusual Places by Corinne Madden Ross and Ralph Woodward

I Remember

Five Days of Fog

Cover: “House on Seashore” (20″ x 24″), oil on canvas by the late Walt Kuhn, courtesy Kennedy Galleries, New York. Best known for his portraits of circus performers, Kuhn also did numerous paintings of the countryside surrounding Ogunquit, where he spent every summer from 1920 until his death in 1949.