July 1993

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Features

Damariscotta

This picture-perfect Maine coastal town, tucked in below Route 1, is a retiring community in more ways than one. By Jeff Clark.

Harborside’s Festive Fourth

On Cape Rosier, nearly every resident tums out to celebrate. Photographs by Lynn Karlin.

The Island World of Jamie Wyeth

Scion of America’s first family of artists, James Browning Wyeth finds big inspiration in small Maine islands. By Beth Crichlow.

Who Murdered Sir Harry?

Fifty years after the murder of Maine-born mining millionaire Sir Harry Oakes at his Bahamas estate, the question remains unanswered. By Jeff Clark.

Farewell to the Family Cow

Milking from the wrong side was only one of many insults leading to Bossie’s sad demise. By John Gould.

Last Look at a Coastal Classic

Unique photographs record the final glory of an extraordinary Maine estate garden. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

The Enduring Magic

Ogunquit’s Marginal Way, revered by generations of ocean lovers, was the surprising brainchild of an enigmatic nineteenth-century lawyer. By Christine Kukka.

Real Estate Supplement

A special section on Maine real estate by the Editors of Down East in collaboration with the Maine Association of Realtors.

 

Departments

Room  With A View

Baby Dog loved this island and me about equally, and her cup runneth over when we were all together. I will testify under oath that when we crossed the bridge at Portsmouth entering Maine after being away for a while she would come suddenly alive, jump over into the front seat beside me, and her eyes would light up with an unholy zeal. By Caskie Stinnett.

Talk of Portland

Portland’s Summer Bounty

The Maine Viewpoint

Assault on Democracy

Down East Bookshelf

The Hard Way: The Odyssey of a Weekly Newspaper Editor by Alexander B. Brook

Along the Waterfront

Sebec Steamer

North by East

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

I Remember

Bangor Trolley Games

 

Cover: Painter Jamie Wyeth surveys the watery world of Maine islands from his own private island just off the coast of Maine. Photograph by Peter Ralston.


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