Down East September 1982

September 1982

The table of contents from the September 1982 issue of Down East.


Charles Dana Gibson’s Xanadu

Cloistered on a small Maine island, the creator of the Gibson Girl indulged his penchants for stonemasonry and oil painting. By Michael T. Kinnicutt.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Timeless Maine

Changeless images of Down East locales from a new book. Photographs by George Tice.

Mark Twain Among the Rusticators

He came to York Harbor on holiday, but left with a short story. By Eric Rowe.

A Camp That Plays to Beat the Band

Young musicians fine tune their skills in Maine’s pine woods. By Mary Emery.

lndian Island Etude

Five photographic studies of a mid-coast landmark. By Dick Durrance II.

A Museum That Works

A father-and-son team runs a treasure house of the past. By Jay Sperling.

Have Hard Hat, Will Travel

Diver David Wirkala ranges the coast to ply his murky trade. By John N. Cole.

The Tranquil Art

Making a garden is not necessarily the same as growing plants. By Roy Barrette.


Room With A View

By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Cookstove

A Summer Complaint

Traveling Down East

Fort Scammel Revisited

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Allagash Salmon Mystery Solved

Down East Bookshelf

Good Wives by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

I Remember:

The Tales Told by a Tin Roof

Cover: “Matinicus Harbor” (26″ x 32″), oil on canvas, by Charles Dana Gibson. Near the end of some forty summers in Maine, the world-famous creator of the Gibson Girl turned increasingly to oil painting. Matinicus Island, home of his boatman, was one of Gibson’s favorite subjects.