Waiting for Cove End
Brooke Astor enjoyed her visits to Mount Desert Island, by most accounts. The storied New York City socialite married William Astor in Bar Harbor in 1953. Summers at the shingled Cove End in Northeast Harbor were a pastime for Astor and her son and, eventually, grandson — and both men now feud over the estate and trusts she left behind when she died at the age of 105. The property war has played out in the media for two years and now has reached New York courts, providing a glimpse inside the seldom-seen summer enclave.