Down East September 1985

September 1985

The table of contents from the September 1985 issue of Down East.


The Greening of Sugarloaf

Millions of dollars are going into the effort to turn Maine’s premier ski area into a year-round resort. By James P. Brown.

Tag Sale of the Century

Hundreds of people paid thousands this summer for furnishings from the Kennebunkport home of former literary lion Booth Tarkington. By G.W. Helfrich.

The Right Friendly Whales of the Gulf of Maine

Once near extinction, right whales gather each summer to cavort off the Down East coast. By Gregory S. Stone and Scott D. Kraus.

Making It in Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

In Pursuit of the Wary Herring

Alfred Osgood of Vinalhaven Island has “special powers” when it comes to stalking schools of herring. By Joe Upton.

New Gloucester — A Town Where Time Stands Still

The abiding presence of an earlier era lends an understated beauty to this historic community. Color photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

A Poet Versed in Country Things

Baron Wormser pursues a Thoreau-like existence — and his muse — in an isolated corner of the Maine backwoods. By Tony Glavin.

Take Me out to the Campgrounds!

Religious camp meetings, fiery and spirited, were once a fixture of Maine summers. By Richard S. Bradford.


Room With A View

Like a lot of people who always thought lobsters hung around the place where they were eventually trapped, I was startled a few days ago to read that lobsters have gotten as travel conscious as the rest of us and that some of them log up as many as 100 miles or more a year. By Caskie Stinnett.

For the Record

Maine Unemployment Rate Drops to a Sixteen-Year Low

The Maine Viewpoint

Train Sabotage, Moxie, Shoreland Taxes, and Speed Limits

Along the Waterfront

Wooden Yacht Revival?

Outdoor Maine

White Perch Threaten Maine Trout Waters

Down East Bookshelf

The Real Maine

Calendar of Events

September Highlights

Traveling Down East

The Town Where Route 1 Begins

North by East

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

I Remember

Racing the Boston Boat with ‘Judge Hardy’

Cover: October Sail, by Arthur Seller. Serigraph, 23″ x 28″. A former resident of Bath,  Mr. Seller now lives and paints on Cape Cod. His works may be viewed at the Pine Tree Shop and Bayview Gallery, Camden.