Down East September 2001

September 2001

The table of contents from the September 2001 issue of Down East.


Taking the Plunge

College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor has a unique September tradition. Image subjects: College of the Atlantic annual Swim to Bar Island in September Location: Bar Harbor

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Kragsyde Reborn

The fact that they weren’t rich didn’t keep Jane Goodrich and her husband, Jim Beyor, from deciding to replicate a great Shingle Style mansion of a remote Maine Island. Image subjects: Jane Goodrich and Jim Beyor sitting on stone wall Kragsyde house – exterior Kragsyde house – exterior Kragsyde house

  • By: Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Brian Vanden Brink

Natural Born Teachers

Everything about the nursery that Steve and Donna Plamer run in North Yarmouth is calculated to help gardeners learn about plants new and old. Image subjects: the Palmers with flowers Plainview Farm gardens at Plainview Farm gardens at Plainview Farm gardens at Plainview Farm Location: North Yarmouth

  • By: Jane Lamb
  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

The Painter and the Pirate

Although largely ignored as a body of work, Andrew Wyeth’s paintings of his best friend Walter Anderson make some of his most eloquent statements about being a man, being a Mainer, and being a mortal. Image subjects: Young Fisherman and Dory Young Swede Sea Dog Study a couple on shore The Coot Hunter

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: Andrew Wyeth

Is Maine Losing Its Accent?

Depends on who you listen to. Image subjects: series of head shots of Tim Sample

  • By: Paul Doiron
  • Photography by: Daryn Slover

Freeport’s Other Face

Only minutes from L.L. Bean is one of Maine’s sweetest-and emptiest state parks. Image subjects: trails at Wolfe’s Neck along Casco Bay trails at Wolfe’s Neck through woods Wolfe’s Neck woods and rocks Wolfe’s Neck – water and grasses Wolfe’s Neck – coast & rock formations Wolfe’s Neck – trees Location: Freeport, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park

  • By: Paul Guernsey
  • Photography by: Sara Gray

Getting to Know Isle au Haut

One of the loveliest islands on the coast is worried about being loved to death. Image subjects: coast line – rocks and trees road and old car inside church – pews town landing village center hiking paths, vistas dock and tourist boat Location: Isle au Haut

  • By: Andrew Vietze
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio


Island Smorgasbord

Study some charts of the coast of Maine and you’ll find yourself thinking about food.

  • By: Ken Textor

Charity Regattas

The granddaddy of all Maine charity regattas is the MS Regatta in Portland. Image subjects: sailing regatta underway Location: Portland

  • By: Ken Textor
  • Photography by: Annie Burbank

Legislators vs Boaters

Maine lawmakers are at odds, again, with recreational boat owners.

  • By: Ken Textor

Stealth Street Machines

Look carefully at the next Volvo you see. It could be souped up. Location: Naples


Red-Light District

Luring unsuspecting motorists into perdition. Location: Waldoboro, Wiscasset


Fighting Words

Listing of Maine Boxing Records as compiled by Dick Redmond.


Returning to Nature

A reason for glee on Jordan’s Delight Island. Location: Jordan’s Delight Island


Capitalizing on Air Rage

Bangor, it seems, has become the go-to airport for pilots carrying unruly passengers. Location: Bangor

  • By: Wayne Curtis

June ‘Where in Maine?’

Returning to Long Lake in Naples. Location: Naples, Long Lake

  • By: Marianne J. Coogan

Remembering Brooks

Reflecting on article “It Can’t Happen Here” by Edgar Allen Beem. Location: Brooks

  • By: David Estey

Autopsy of a Mill Town

Richard Russo’s surprisingly witty new novel chronicles the demise of a Maine factory town.

  • By: Richard Grant

Opening in Bar Harbor

The Abbe Museum moves into downtown Bar Harbor and now has the space to show-off it’s vast collection of Native American artifacts. Location: Bar Harbor

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Highlights of the Season

From apples to antiques, there’s plenty to do in Maine in the fall. Image subjects: flying kites

  • Photography by: Stuart Nudelmann

Leaping into Leaf Country

Five driving tours tailor-made for foliage lovers. Image subjects: Crescent Lake cemetery along Rte 32 Location: Portland, Damariscotta, Camden, Farmington, Skowhegan

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Autumn Afloat

Sometimes a boat ride is the best way to take in the foliage show. Image subjects: Casco Bay Ferry Location: Bath

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Farewell to Frannie

Peabody, who was 98 when she died, was the state’s foremost AIDS activist.


Museum Hopping

From art to auto, Maine is filled with interesting Museums of every kind. List of art museums, historic houses, transportation museums and more. Image subjects: Bowdoin College Campus in autumn

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Maine’s Tax Burden

Maine residents must work an average of 131 days to earn enough to pay their total tax bill.


Bargain-Hunting Bonanzas

Autumn deals abound in towns across Maine. Image subjects: downtown street Location: Kittery, Portland, Freeport, Bar Harbor, Bath

  • Photography by: Dean Abramson

Foliage Flight-Seeing

Hot air balloons and small planes provide a unique perspective on autumn. Image subjects: trees in fall colors

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Fall Foliage Fun

Hints and tips to help you get the most out of autumn in Maine. Image subjects: Moose standing in water trees in fall color leaves in fall colors on the ground flyfisherman in river, fall foliage

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Preserving Maine

You can do your part for Maine Preservation by showing up for their sale and auction. Location: Kennebunkport

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Strolling Great Salt Bay

It’s a look at an older Maine, one where saltwater farms were the norm. Location: Great Salt Bay

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Fall Field Trips

Scores of outings-from kayaking to photography-are offered across Maine each fall.


Baxter State Park in Autumn

Maine’s premier wilderness area is never more beautiful than in the fall. Image subjects: Daicey Pond in autumn Location: Baxter State Park

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

For the Birds

Maine is the place to be for autumn bird-watching. Image subjects: fall colors – field, stream and woods heron

  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Ethical Lapse

Kennebec Journal: A misguided law doesn’t give voters credit for having the sense to know the difference between a complaint and a finding.


Thunder Struck

The terrifying tale my wife shared with our two kids was not one she liked to relive. Location: Port Clyde

  • By: Oliver Patton

Havana, Bar Harbor

An immensely popular restaurant brings Caribbean flavors and flair to Mount Desert Island Image subjects: Chef and owners of Havana restaurant Location: Bar Harbor

  • By: Wayne Curtis
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

School of Hard Knocks

The children were holding boxes of sardines, not pencils.

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward