Down East September 1993

September 1993

The table of contents from the September 1993 issue of Down East.


Gulf Hagas: Maine’s Gorgeous Gorge

Only a few thousand determined hikers make their way each year to this sequestered wonder of the North Woods. By Jeff Clark.

Captain Nickels’ Folly

A wealthy sea captain lost a fortune here, and an innkeeper lost his shirt, but Wiscasset’s most elegant house has never lost its style. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Keeping Kennebunk Honest

Longtime selectwoman Dot Stevens employs common sense, compassion, and a gritty integrity to defend her native town. By Christine Kukka.


For painter Fairfield Porter, family vacations on a remote Maine island represented a personal — and artistic — golden age. By Sarah Goodyear.

Why Are These People Smiling?

Because they’re having an A-1 time at Gardiner’s premier diner. By Michael Brosnan.

Like Father, Like Son

Lifestyles of Northeast Harbor’s rich and famous have become less lavish, but H.G. Walls and Son is still keeping the summer colony’s finest homes in bloom. By Deborah Dalfonso.

Teeing Off at the Samoset

Leave your Bean boots home with the dog — golf is serious business at this seaside Rockport resort. By Michael Brosnan.

Making It In Maine

Fixing clocks, making chevre, and crafting wooden toys — three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.


Room With A View

I wouldn’t shrink from eating at any of a dozen or so restaurants along Route One, but there is one that for me sets the standard against which all those others must be measured. The food is simple but, in its way, it is elegant. I would  lie on the rack before revealing its name. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Mt. Desert Island

Saving Rockefeller’s Roads

The Maine Viewpoint

$100 Million Salmon

Down East Bookshelf

Wild Fox: A True Story by Cherie Mason

Along the Waterfront

In the Maine Tradition

North by East

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

I Remember

Orr’s Island ‘Auco’

Cover: Detail from Bear Island, 1966, by Fairfield Porter, oil on board, 14 x 18 inches. Collection of Elisabeth M. Nardiene. Courtesy of Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, New York.