Down East April 1985

April 1985

The table of contents from the April 1985 issue of Down East.


Spring Comes to Tidebrook

Thousands of daffodils are only a small part of an enchanting private haven created by a Freeport couple. By Jane Lamb.

Arthur Stinson’s Useful Little ‘Gift’

On Swan’s Island, it’s best to contact the island’s leading dowser before the well-driller arrives. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

A Bounty of Shrimp

It’s either feast or famine with Maine’s elusive crustacean.

Old Town Canoe Bounces Back

Space age plastics and Yankee know-how have brought a Maine institution back to the top of the heap. By James P. Brown.

Why I Went Out of the Cigar Business

Women’s suffrage had more than a little to do with it. By John Gould.

Making It In Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Pioneer Women’s Lib

An important Westbrook College show reveals a sinewy strain in Maine art.


Room With a View

There comes a time in a man’s life when memories are burdensome, a thought that stole into my consciousness a few days ago when I stopped at a roadside flea market. By Caskie Stinnett.

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Maddy’s Song by Margaret Dickson


The Neighborly Sport of Smelting

North by East

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

Boating Down East

New Longliner Hooks a Quality Catch

Outdoor Maine

1985 Deer Hunting Dates Remain in Limbo

I Remember

Pete Casey’s Mystery Pickle

Cover: Monhegan Dories, by Robert Stebleton. Watercolor, 23″ x 35″. A resident of Bath, Mr. Stebleton is an artist associate at the Maine Maritime Museum. His work can be found at the Pine Tree Shop and Bayview Gallery in Camden.