Down East December 1979

December 1979

The table of contents from the December 1979 issue of Down East.


Farmstead at the Crossroads

A Gorham family with a proud heritage looks to the future. By John Lovell.

And a Partridge in a Pine Tree

Birders brave the elements on the Christmas Bird Count. By Liz Cary Pierson.

Portland’s Unsung Musical Treasure

The king of municipal organs rings in the season down east. By Gloria Hutchinson.

After the Storm

Photographic essay. Text by Lew Dietz.

The Sweet Taste of Success

Sugarplum dreams come true at Len Libby’s. By John Merton.

An Education at Sea

Captain Walter Mallett’s letters home recall days of sail. By Richard P. Mallett.


Room With A View

I’m a conscientious objector to killing animals and I refuse to do it, but I don’t attempt to force upon my neighbors this point of view. In the first place, they wouldn’t pay any attention to me if I did, and secondly, they usually hunt for food rather than whatever sport is involved in blowing a rabbit apart with a twelve-gauge shotgun. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Maine’s Snow-Country Inns

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Rabbit Nibbles Lily Pad, Gets Fighting Mad

Down East Bookshelf

Sarah Walked Over the Mountain by Ruth Moore

I Remember

Striking it Rich in Monument Square

Cover: “Bass Harbor” (12″ x 15″), oil by Tom Schenk. Mr. Schenk’s paintings, many of which portray the various moods and locales of Mt. Desert Island, may be seen at his Southwest Harbor gallery.