Down East April 1980

April 1980

The table of contents from the April 1980 issue of Down East.


Stalking the Broad Arrow Pine

Is there still a giant pine in Maine that was marked for the British navy more than 200 years ago? By Philip W. Conkling.

Notable Maine Trees

Forest giants flourish here and there around the state. By Des Fitzgerald and Chris Morse.

The Toast of Porter Landing

His name was Jim Steen and he ate fire. By John Gould.

Gardiner’s Grand Lady

Pulitzer Prize-winner Laura E. Richards raised half-a-dozen children and wrote 80 books in a long and useful life. By Marie Donahue.

Wind, Wave, and Surf

In color: the tempestuous seas of April lash the coast.

Making It In Maine

Small entrepreneurs and artisans: four for the record.

Troubadour of Northern Spring

Spring peepers herald the season with a welcome song. By Robert Deis.

Vacationing in Maine

A special 31-page supplement to aid in planning vacations in the Pine Tree State for 1980.


Room With A View

A gull’s life — a Maine gull’s anyway — is an endless cycle of rain, fog, wind, snow, and calm, with a great deal more of the first four than the last. By Caskie Stinnett.

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Fishermen Can Look Forward to Early Ice-Out

Down East Bookshelf

I Sleep Around by Nadya Bernard

I Remember

A Down East Baptism


Cover: “Solitude” (17″ x 24″), watercolor by J. Philip Richards, of Searsport. Mr. Richards directs the Ancestor Art Workshop from his home during summers and displays his work at his own barn gallery.