Down East September 1991

September 1991

The table of contents from the September 1991 issue of Down East.


Rebirth of an Island

Scalped bare by fifty years of quarrying, Hurricane Island is now regenerated — the verdant Penobscot Bay site of an Outward Bound wilderness camp. By James P. Brown.

Top-Drawer Family

When Bob Jorgensen opened his Wells antiques shop twenty years ago, he never dreamed his children would join him in making it one of Maine’s most prestigious. By Wayne Curtis.


Canny Maine gardeners have learned that these late-summer wildflowers which enliven meadows with purple and pink can also adorn September flowerbeds. By Jane Lamb.

The Day FDR Toured Rockland

For one day in 1941, world attention focused on this small coastal city. By Stephen May.

Beach Walking

Tidal treasures of great utility — and sometimes great mystery — await early-morning strollers on secluded shores down east. By Ambrose Uchiyamada.

Dancing — to a Different Beat

The Common Ground Country Fair has been celebrating organic farming and alternative lifestyles every September for the last fifteen years. By Jeff Clark.

‘We Felt Lifted Up’

Successfully fashioning an oxen yoke proved a rite  of passage for two farmboys growing up in nineteenth-century Oxford County. By Cyrus Hamlin.

Maine’s Japanese Connection

Exporter Dallas Pyle is Maine’s one-man trade mission to Japan, building a market there for quality Maine-made goods. By Patrick Morris.

Moods of Monhegan

During a six-week sojourn, artist Marguerite Robichaux discovered her own distinctive vision of an island that has inspired painters for a century. By Beth Crichlow.

Glaze Crazy in Edgecomb

Color — and business smarts — are the keys to success for Edgecomb potters Chris and Richard Hilton. By Chase Reynolds.


Room With A View

The sweep of the century carries me along on most major developments but I was surprised to find that many people haven’t the slightest idea where Maine is located on the map of the United States. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Caribou

The Flap Over Loring

Down East Bookshelf

Hard Times, Hard Men: Maine and the Irish, 1830-1860 by James Mundy

The Maine Viewpoint

Census Surprises

Along the Waterfront

Multihull Marvel

Outdoor Maine

Brazen Bruins

North by East

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

I Remember

Mealtime in Meddybemps

Cover: View of Hurricane Island from the south end. Photograph by Benjamin Magro.