Down East September 1984

September 1984

The table of contents from the September 1984 issue of Down East.


Mr. Morse’s Maine Summer House

Portland’s Victoria Mansion still dazzles visitors after more than 100 years as New England’s most elaborate townhouse. By Edgar Allen Beem.

Making It In Maine

Four more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Here Lies Fort Pentagoet

Archaeologists are digging up intriguing bits of Castine history at the mouth of the Bagaduce. By  Gail Norris.

Rangeley’s One-Man Publishing Dynamo

Only one internationally known author lives at Beaver Mountain Lake. By Jeanette K. Cakouros.

Some Notes on Fog

An island dweller ponders the crotchety character of Maine fog. By David E. Outerbridge.

Roughing It!

Rare old photographs from a lost album recall a gentlemen’s outing to Moosehead Lake in 1898.


Acadia National Park’s best-kept secret is located on a rockbound peninsula across Frenchman’s Bay. Photographs by Kip Brundage.

A Stroll Through Corea

Reflections by a summer resident on a fishing village that is nothing fancy but very special. By William Hanson.

Encounter with a Living Fossil

A nature writer considers the horseshoe crab. By Elizabeth Cary Pierson.


Room With A View

I am better acquainted with island life than most people and can recognize how easy it is to run into trouble when trying to balance the needs of one group with the wants of another. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Bookshelf

Garden of Malice and In Another Country by Susan Kenney

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

Sailing Blind in the Thorfare

Outdoor Maine

Record Flowage is a Boom for Anglers

I Remember

Bumping Into Gene Tunney at South Bristol

Cover: “Lighthouse Fence” (22″ x 30″), oil on canvas, by Allen Blagden. A Connecticut resident who frequently visits Maine, Mr. Blagden, 45, is represented by Kennedy Galleries in New York City.