Down East September 1987

September 1987

The table of contents from the September 1987 issue of Down East.


Bar Harbor: Forty Years Later

The devastation and drama of the Great Fire are now hard to imagine. By Norah Deakin Davis.

Maine Pewter

In the 1850s Westbrook was a leading center of New England pewtermaking. By Sandra Slaton.

Where Art Draws a Crowd

Maine’s premier nonprofit art gallery is on a roll. By Winnie White.

Lady Climbers Off on a Spree

Five proper young Bostonians were among the first to climb Mount Katahdin. By Katrina H. Moore.

Talkin’ Maine

Alan Bemis spins a Down East drollery like no one else. By Robert F. Baldwin.

Fashion Boom in Hallowell

From Cole-Haan to Neiman Marcus, Kirsten Scarcelli’s sweaters are all the rage. By Bunny McBride.

At Home in Maine

Sprucing up the nineteenth century in Kennebunk. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

The Maine Connection

One prominent Founding Father happened to be a Mainer. By D. Jeffrey Hollingsworth.


An offshore island feels the quickening pulse of development. Photographs by Jack Ledbetter.

Caution! Spiderman at Work

Maine’s leading spider expert ranges the countryside in search of exotic species. By Liz Cary Pierson.

Huff and Puff Slept Here

An unusual inn in Stratton caters to Appalachian Trail hikers. By Wayne Reilly.

Born to Build

Master wooden-boat builder Ralph Stanley comes by his talent naturally. By Peter H. Spectre.


Room With A View

In the case of the Route 24 speed trap, the speed limit changes four times in a distance of slightly more than a mile, thus creating an excellent course for such an enterprise. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Bath

And the Band Played On

The Maine Viewpoint

Beware the Bear

Along the Waterfront

Thomaston Boatbuilder Heads for Galápagos

Outdoor Maine

Invasion of the Muskies

Down East Bookshelf

Onward and Upward: A Biography of Katharine S. White

Top of the Month

Opening at Orono

North by East

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

I Remember

My Arctic Summer with the Admiral

Cover: Bar Harbor today. By Kip Brundage.