Down East April 1992

April 1992

The table of contents from the April 1992 issue of Down East.


Rite of Spring

Rollicking reminder of the days of the log drives, the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race marks the return of spring to Bangor — regardless of weather. By Michael Brosnan.

Summing Up the Good Life

Still going strong at eighty-eight, Helen Nearing looks back over a life well lived. By Jeff Clark.

The Rembrandt of Sugaring Off

Trained in Holland, native son Eastman Johnson returned to paint country life in Fryeburg. By William David Barry.

Counsel for the Environment

Country lawyer, salmon fisherman, inveterate commission member, Bill Townsend is Maine’s leading all-round environmentalist and the winner of Down East’s 1992 Environmental Award. By Robert Kimber.

When the Eating Was Good

In the late nineteenth century, Portlanders did themselves extremely well at table. “Charity” cookbooks helped show the way. By Sandra Garson.

Think Global!

Faced with a slow economy at home, Maine companies are beginning to carve out new markets abroad. By John Lovell.


Room With a View

I don’t know why a common cold causes one to feel that the mind lags lamentably behind the body, why familiar landmarks outside the window have no reality, but I suppose it has something to do with the fact that I was raised in the belief that a man should get up and work every day but Sunday and working requires a vertical and not a horizontal presence. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Allagash

The Ice-Out of ’91

The Maine Viewpoint

Waste Not, Want Not

Outdoor Maine

Angling for Spring

Along the Waterfront

Boatbuilders Fight Back

North by East

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

I Remember

Mrs. Bingham’s Island

Cover: A few of the 1,400 canoers who celebrated the arrival of spring last year by taking part in the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. Photograph by Thomas Mark Szelog.