September 1989



Having a Wonderful Time!

Long before it became fashionable as a summer resort, Ogunquit served as an artists’ colony — and what artists they were! By Lyn Riddle.

The Artistic Legacy

When not playing golf, fishing, or partying, Ogunquit’s summer artists managed to create some first-class art. By Beth Crichlow.

Horsing Around

Spurred on by his current champions, Dan and Tony, trainer Dick Wallingford is still going strong, after four decades on the pulling circuit. By Michael Brosnan.

Romancing the Past

Resurrected from years of neglect, Hamilton House in South Berwick displays an eighteenth-century charm that would be unrecognizable to its builder. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Peacemeal Farm

Canny survivors of the 1970s back-to-the-land movement, Ben and Ariel Wilcox have cultivated — patiently and piecemeal — their prosperous organic farm. By Robert F. Baldwin.

Who Killed Captain Rumill?

Near the end of the Great Age of Sail, Edna Hysom watched her sea-captain father go  off on an ill-starred voyage from which he was never to return. By Nan Lincoln.

Research and Rescue

When Dorothy Spero founded a research station at West Quoddy Head, she didn’t foresee that over the years the staff would save hundreds of marine creatures, from shore bird to whales. By Bunny McBride.

Aroostook: A Land Apart

A photographic odyssey through Maine’s northernmost county. By Brian Vanden Brink.

Post Cards Home

Visitors to mid-coast Maine have been writing nice things home about the Samoset Resort for exactly one hundred years.

Making It In Maine

Candlemaking in Rockland, truffles from Norway, and woolen capes from Freeport — three more success stories  from the Pine Tree State.



Room With a View

I believe in nature the way some people believe in New York or wealth or power or science or the intellect or the Bible. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Swan’s Island

Don’t Mess With an Islander

The Maine Viewpoint

Thanks, But No Thanks

Along the Waterfront

Boothbay Launches a Prize

Outdoor Maine

A Year for the Birds

Down East Bookshelf

Maine in the Early Republic: From Revolution to Statehood

Top of the  Month

Strolling Prouts Neck

North by East

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

I Remember

The Orneriest Man in South Casco


Cover:  Little Beach, off the Marginal Way, Ogunquit, by Kip Brundage.