Down East April 1984

April 1984

The table of contents from the April 1984 issue of Down East.


Looking In On Maine

Landsat keeps a sharp eye on the state’s natural resources by sending back spectacular pictures from 500 miles out in space. By Elizabeth Cary Pierson.

What Makes Joe Run?

A working day in the life of Governor Joseph  E. Brennan reveals a key fact: ‘His Excellency’ loves politics. By Edgar Allen Beem.

Ruel Hanscom — Freeport’s Catcher Extraordinaire

Gumption was the name of the game when receiving fast balls served up by John Wesley Coombs. By John Gould.

Race Day on the St. George

Canoeists stir up white water in a riverborne rite of spring. By John Viehman.

Last Dawn for the ‘Oakie L. Alexander’

Courage and skill saved thirty-two lives from the storm-tossed wreck of a collier on the Cape Elizabeth shore in 1947. By Floyd C. Stuart.

Spring Comes to Wyeth Country

For a photographer on the Cushing peninsula, it comes  with a bang, not a whimper. Photographs by Joe Devenney.

The Silent Succession of a Maine Spring

Thoughts on Maine’s maligned season by a noted gardener and essayist. By Roy Barrett.


Room With A View

Clearly, Maine wants no coyotes, but what is occupying the thoughts of some of its citizens is the suspicion that the state is going about the task in a way that may make it no better than the coyote. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Bookshelf

A Rollicking First Novel from Maine’s Venerable Mark Twain

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

Whose Lobsterboat is Fastest?

Outdoor Maine

Fishermen Dust Off Tackle for New Season

I Remember

Old Dandy Reborn

Cover: “Pemaquid Point Lighthouse” (17″ x 24″), watercolor, by Strachov.