Down East September 2002

September 2002

The table of contents from the September 2002 issue of Down East.


Where in Maine?

Yellow painted schoolhouse overlooking a valley. Location: Spragueville, Presque Isle

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Dig It!

Amateur archaeologists are unearthing a new chapter in Maine history at the site of Fort St. George. Location: Popham Fort, St. George

  • By: Elizabeth Peavey
  • Photography by: Benjamin Magro


  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Revisiting One Morning in Maine

The village of Bucks Harbor, depicted in McCloskey’s “One Morning in Maine” hasn’t changed much in the last few decades. Location: Bucks Harbor, Scott Island, Brooksville

  • By: Clarke Canfield
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Back Home in Friendship

Artist Sam Cady’s studio is just a “dog walk” from Friendship’s crusty little harbor. Location: Friendship

  • By: Edgar Allen Beem
  • Photography by: David Plakke

Cape Elizabeth

One of Maine’s wealthiest suburbs, Cape Elizabeth is also a great place for sightseeing. Location: Cape Elizabeth, Two Lights, Portland, Head Light

  • By: Virginia Wright
  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Saving the Goodall Mansion

Through a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the proudest house in Sanford has acquired a secure future. Location: Sanford

  • By: Douglas Rooks
  • Photography by: Amazeen

Prancing into Maine

Miniature horses are stealing their way into hearts and barns across the state of Maine. Location: Lebanon, Buckfield

  • By: Meadow Rue Merrill
  • Photography by: Sara Gray


The Smell of the Sea

Cost saving measures in Washington have given mariners computer-generated voices delivering weather reports. Location: Washington

  • By: Ken Textor

Best of the Coast

In a recent survey of 5000 of its readers, Offshore Magazine found that Maine is rated number one in at least three categories of boating amenities. Location:

  • By: Ken Textor

Ghost Signs

All over Maine, pieces of the past peer out from faded signs and ads painted on forgotten walls.


Civic Center Vibes

A list of memorable milestones in the 25 year history of the Cumberland County Civic Center.


War of the Aliens

The invasive plant, purple loosestrife, may have met it’s match in the Galerucella beetle.


Presidential Vacation Options

Humorous comparison of President Bush’s two vacation homes. Location: Kennebunkport, Crawford, Texas


Acadia’s Elephant

Acadia National Park officials are attempting to grapple with the park’s traffic problem.


Bachelor’s Bequest

An old bachelor left a trust fund with the income to be paid to any local child whose parents would give him the middle name of Spurr. Location: Otisfield


White Puffin

A white puffin has been spotted off the coast of Washington County.

  • Photography by: Jennifer Smith-Mayo

Roadside Retailers

Roadside vendors have long been a tradition in Maine. Location:

  • Photography by: Michael Ricci

Mr. Jalbert’s Art

Bruce Jalbert was looking for something to occupy his time when he picked up a box of toothpicks. Location: Bar Harbor


Making a Difference

Maine’s per capita giving based on itemized tax returns is compared to the nation.

  • By: Jeff Clark

Where’s the Fire?

Reader comments on the vintage photo in July’s issue. He concludes that photo shows the firehouse pumper being used to pump out water from a broken water main.

  • By: David A. Jefferson

Gilsland’s Donor

A descendant of Gilsland’s benefactors comments on July’s article about the sanctuary.

  • By: Elizabeth Freeman Spiller

July Where in Maine?

Reader identifies the July Where in Maine as Mackerel Cove at Bailey’s Island. Location: Mackerel Cove, Bailey’s Island

  • By: Pam Giller

A Rough and Ready People

Roger Duncan’s epic history of coastal Maine is finally reissued in paperback. This hefty opus is a treasure trove of Down East fact and fable.

  • By: Richard Grant

Briefly Noted

A brief look at three new books.

  • By: Paul Doiron

Hitting the Open Road

Five driving tours to show off Maine’s foliage Image subjects: Megunticook, River Falls

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

Lewiston’s New Citizens

Lewiston Sun Journal article about the influx of Somalis into the city.


Serene Strolls

A list of Great places for a walk. Image subjects: Range Pond State Park Location: Poland

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

For More Information

Image subjects: Megunticook River Falls


Highlights of the Season

Image subjects: Megunticook River Falls


Lobster College

Anyone interested in Maine’s most famous crustacean will want to attend this year’s session of the Lobster College. Location: Prospect Harbor

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Autumn Antiquing

Autumn antique shows. Image subjects: Megunticook, River Falls

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

A Maine Autumn Sampler

Follow a single highway from the coast all the way to the colorful hinterlands Image subjects: Long Pond from Blueberry Hill Location: Route 27 Belgrade, Long Pond

  • Photography by: Kevin Shields

No Maine Casino

Ellsworth American article about the proposed gambling casino in Southern Maine.


Fall Field Trips

Sign up for one of dozens of guided field trips Image subjects: Megunticook, River Falls Location: Flagstaff Lake

  • Photography by: Thomas Mark Szelog

Nonprofits in Rockland

Rockland Courier Gazette article about the impact of nonprofit organizations on the local economy


Exploring Maine in Autumn

Hints and tips for getting the most out of the foliage season Image subjects: red maple leaves aerial view of lake yellow -leaved tree person with denim shirt holding armload of apples old house on Caterpillar Hill Golden trees on Brandy Pond Location: Mooselookmeguntic

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton
  • and Kevin Shields

North Woods Gourmet

A surprisingly good sandwich shop where you might not expect one. Location: Millinocket

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Pick of the Harvest

Image subjects: Megunticook River Falls


Hiking and Hawk Watching

Image subjects: Megunticook River Falls

  • Photography by: Michele Stapleton

Rx for Megabusiness

Biddeford Journal Tribune article…Those who pin all their hopes on the future of any gigantic corporation could wind up stuck. Location: Biddeford


Fun in the Sun

MaineShare’s “Meet at the Mountain” is a fun day as well as a way to support the state’s nonprofit community. Location: Pownal Bradbury Mountain

  • By: Andrew Vietze

Route One Foolishness

Bangor Daily News article about the controversy over widening a stretch of Route One between Warren and Thomaston Location: Warren


My Norway Neighbor

Author Chodosh recounts how a vivid dream prompted her to visit a dying friend. Location: Norway Pikes Hill

  • By: Pamela Chodosh

The Hartstone Inn

A small B&B in the heart of Camden with outstanding meals. Location: Camden

  • By: Michaela Cavallaro
  • Photography by: Richard Procopio

Taking the Water in Wells

Vintage postcard depicting bathers at Wells Beach circa 1920. Location: Wells

  • By: Ellen MacDonald Ward