Down East April 1993

April 1993

The table of contents from the April 1993 issue of Down East.


Kudos for Mr. T

In five years of unorthodox teaching on Matinicus Island, Tom McKibben has earned a name for himself as “dean” of Maine’s offshore one-room schoolteachers. By Cynthia Bourgeault.

Godfather of the Maine Islands

Philanthropist, outdoorsman, conservationist, Thomas D. Cabot is winner of the 1993 Down East Environmental Award for his efforts in protecting the Maine coast for posterity.

Trending into Spring

One mid-coast gardener gets a jump on the season with a carefully calculated succession of tulips and daffodils. By Jane Lamb.

Diamon in the Rough

Portland columnist and talk-show host Al Diamon has spent the last twenty years honing his ability to shoot from the lip. By Wayne Curtis.

Felt Underfoot

Using Stone Age techniques, Elisabeth Schuman, of Union, makes felt rugs that are strikingly contemporary. By Sarah Scott.

Waldo Peirce and the $700 ‘Jack’

Maine’s most irrepressible painter of the 1930s created a robust ode to the North Woods for the Westbrook Post Office. By Martha Severens.


Room With A View

I was sharply criticized by one reader who said she didn’t understand how I could write a piece about rednecks without being aware of the importance of Elvis Presley in the redneck scheme of things. It was as though, she said in an accusation that stung, I had written a history of the United States without mentioning Thomas Jefferson. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Crotch Island

Granite Chic

The Maine Viewpoint

No Room for Racism

Along the Waterfront

Yarmouth Space Shuttle

Outdoor Maine

Dog’s Best Friend

North by East

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

I Remember

My Patriot’s Day Scheme

Cover: Tulips herald the arrival of spring on a mid-coast saltwater farm. Photograph by Benjamin Magro.