Down East September 1999

September 1999

The table of contents from the September 1999 issue of Down East.


Sears Island Today

In the thirty years Maine has spend debating its future, this offshore isle has only become more wild. Image subjects: shoreline in fall rocky ledge at water’s edge coastline fields and water in distance sunset over the water salt marshes Location: Sears Island, Searsport


The Salty Port of Cape Porpoise

It’s not by mere chance that this harbor village remains the most unspoiled in southern Maine. Image subjects: village of Cape Porpoise unloading load of fish from boat lobsterman at the bait barrels ringing the bell Atlantic Hall lobster restaurant dingey dock Location: Cape Porpoise


Gleeful Moments

A tiny park and the way people use it all day long are heartening evidence that Mainers often get it right. Image subjects: Walkers Park. Child playing near harbor


Why Camden?

How come the giant Rite-Aid chain chose to build a showplace drugstore in this upscale little resort town on the Penobscot Bay? Image subjects: various Rite-Aid store designs various Rite-Aid store designs new Camden Rite-Aid store Location: Camden


The Girl in the Broad-Brimmed Hat

An aristocrat by birth and a doer by nature, Mildred Burrage grew up to become the scrappiest champion of Maine history and arts in this century. Location: Wiscasset


Amid Wind And Water

The Maine that John Marin portrayed is always alive and in motion. Image subjects: Painting “Autumn On The Road “by John Marin Painting “From Seeing Cape Split” by John Marin John Marin in 1948 Painting “Sea Piece No. 2” by John Marin Painting “White Waves on Sand” by John Marin painting by John Marin


Voices of the Appalachian Trail

Entries in a trailside logbook capture the spirit of the epic hike. Image subjects: trail in woods


Marine Painter

Maine artist’s historic marine watercolors are presented in a new book titled “Passage East”.



Larry Cilley and family plan to live aboard their Alden sloop “Elf”.


Choice Rentals

Want to rent a boat on Islesboro or Lincolnville Beach – see Logical Choice Boat Rental. Location: Islesboro & Lincolnville Beach


A Passion for Maine

“Passions” a new TV drama, is sited in the fictional town of Harmony, Maine.


Tough Trees

Maine has the largest stand of European linden trees in New England.

Blooming Good Idea

Angus King stopped to see what the fuss was about and ended up helping the twins hand out roses. Location: Farmingdale


Mainers and Marijuana

This fall’s vote on medical marijuana will also gauge Maine’s attitude on the wacky weed. Image subjects: State officials removing marijuana plants from field


Angel Falls Revisited

Offers better driving directions to Angel Falls. Location: Angel Falls


A Magic Summer

A reissued novel recalls what happened in 1914 when a German liner snuck into Bar Harbor. Location: Bar Harbor


Briefly Noted

Books reviewed here include: “Against the Tide: The Fate of the New England Fisherman” by Richard Adams Carey, “Triple Witch” by Sarah Graves, and “Exploring the Appalachian Trail: Hikes in Northern New England”.


Fall Into a Book

Nifty little bookstores abound in Maine, ideal for stocking up on winter reading. Image subjects: Betts Bookstore


Health Care Disaster

Bangor Daily News: Congress has changed the home health care plan so that it will cost more and deliver less.


Take A Hike

For more adventuresome leaf-peepers, a walk in the woods can be the ultimate foliage trip. Image subjects: view from Great Head Trail


Maine’s Color Show

The autumn spectacular begins in the north and moves south as the season deepens. Here is a calendar showing the peak foliage dates for past years.


Scenic Byways

Even though the state has designated certain highways as “scenic”, there are plenty of others that are showy come fall. Image subjects: highway through fall foliage


Edwards Dam Lessons

Kennebec Journal: With over 75,000 dams over five feet high, there are many to consider for removal.


Autumn Highlights

Events of every kind fill the fall calendar around the state.


Fair Secret

Avoid the traffic by trying alternate routes to the Common Ground Country Fair.


Fun Field Trips

Come autumn all sorts of opportunities for learning are open to Mainers. Image subjects: hiker taking photo of foliage in Grafton Notch State Park


For More Information

Chambers of commerce throughout Maine are happy to provide more details on local lodging, dining, and recreation opportunities.


An Island of Your Own

Locals like to stroll around Clark Island though visitors may find the old stone quarries the most interesting. Location: Clark Island


Inspired Preservation

Times Record: The Topsham selectmen deserve credit for saving the Great Bowdoin Mill from the wrecking ball. Location: Topsham


Exploring Maine in Autumn

Hints and tips for getting the most out of foliage season.


Bear Flap

Just the idea of camping in the wilds of Baxter had my Japanese companions nervous.


Cook’s Lobster House

This wildly popular Bailey island landmark keeps growing – for several good reasons. Image subjects: Joannie and Curt Parent standing inside Cook’s Lobster House Location: Bailey Island


Adam and Eve

This 1916 photo was not your typical studio portrait.