Down East September 1997

September 1997

The table of contents from the September 1997 issue of Down East.


North by East

Opinions and musings on an exemplary road warrior, a tidal freshwater spring, and the growing popularity of pick-your-own apples.

The Real Thing

Cutler is the archetypal fishing village, but with a new allure. Just outside the village, a dramatic stretch of shoreline has been opened to the public for the first time. By Frank Andrews.

Masters of the Rockland Fleet

Sea captains still range the Rockland waterfront as they did a century ago, but their cargo these days is people. By Matthew Mayo.

That Magic Moment

Every year around this time there’s always an instant when the end of summer seems suddenly, shockingly imminent. By Richard Grant.

Time Capsule

In 1925 the clocks stopped at the Skolfield-Whittier House in Brunswick, which is why today it’s one of Maine’s most intriguing old homes. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Return of the Native

After an illustrious career in the front ranks of American journalism, Doug Kneeland has come home to Lincoln — and that suits readers  of the Lincoln News just fine. By Christopher Corbett.

A Guide to Maine’s Nude Beaches

Looking for those fabled strands where you can get an all-over tan? Keep looking. The straight skinny by Powell Boyer.


An accomplished professional photographer in York captures a languorous moment in the last century. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Trips Down East

A special forty-eight-page guide to the sights, sounds, and smells of autumn in Maine, complete with maps, event listings, and itineraries.


Room With A View

Maine is a great deal more than a spot on the map. It is something intangible, a unique spirit, a composition of yesterday and today, a feeling that touches the heart as well as the mind, a place that once you open your heart to it you realize that this fickle mistress will haunt you forever. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of The County

Potato Hash

The Maine Viewpoint

Enlightened Self-Interest

Inside Maine

Portland Site Seeing

Dining Down East

Casa Napoli, Falmouth

Down East Bookshelf

Margaret Chase Smith Biographies

Along the Waterfront

Sailing to Slovenia

I Remember

Nightmare Nuptials

Cover: Cutler wharf, by Sara Gray.