Down East April 1981

April 1981

The table of contents from the April 1981 issue of Down East.


Holocaust in Bangor

Seventy years ago this month, a moment’s carelessness touched off Maine’s biggest city fire of the century. By Tom Davis.

Making It In Maine

Four more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

View from the Pulpit

Less-than-reverent recollections from a Maine pastor. By Daniel C. Tuttle.

Pity the Poor Cormorant

Unlovely and unloved, here’s a bird in need of friends. By Alice True Larkin.

From Appledore to Moorea

They sailed around the world in a Maine-built schooner. Photographs by Herb Smith.

In Search of a True Crooked Knife

Rejoice! The useful Indian tool lives on — barely. By John Gould.

Maine Vacations ’81

Down East‘s annual vacation planning supplement for Maine summer vacations.


Room With A View

Like everyone else in Maine, I am constantly concerned about the weather and right now I am in a high state of indignation about what’s been going on lately in the matter of weather reporting. By Caskie Stinnett.

What’s In A Picture

Saga of a Shipmaster’s Portrait

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Ice-Fishing Enthusiasts Flock to Lakes

Down East Bookshelf

Eagle Lake by James C. Ouellette

I Remember

Bert Steer’s General Store

Cover: “Bar Harbor” (14″ x 18″), oil on masonite, by Harry Barton. A resident of Flushing, New York, Mr. Barton summers in Kennebunkport, where his paintings are exhibited at the Norma Dorney Studio and Gallery. He has also shown his work at Lord & Taylor, in New York.