Down East December 1982

December 1982

The table of contents from the December 1982 issue of Down East.


Once, At Christmas

A howling blizzard and a bare-bone celebration could not tarnish the luster of the holiday for a little girl long ago. By Virginia Chase.

Making It In Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Wreck of the ‘P.R. Hazeltine’

The pride of Belfast, her loss off Cape Horn in 1878 shocked the entire community. By James P. Brown.

Victorian Christmas Cheer

A mansion on Portland’s Western Promenade is the setting for an old-fashioned yuletide celebration. By Helen N. Barnes.

In Search of the Perfect Mitten

Traditional patterns for humble Maine work mittens stir new interest around the state. By Robin Hansen.


Room With A View

I came over the brow of a hill and saw a small farmhouse that was so beautiful that I stopped the car to stare. Like a snowflake or one of those gentle waves that lap the timbers of a wharf, it was perfect. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Cookstove

Fish Soup for Christmas

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

The Forerunners by Reed M. Holmes

Outdoor Maine

Omens Differ in Winter Weather

I Remember

The Importance of Little Things

Cover: “The Lulu Eppes at Ellsworth” (19″ x 27″), watercolor, by Victor Mays. Named Best in Show at the 1982 International Maritime Art Awards Show at the Mystic (Connecticut) Seaport Museum, this painting of a lumber schooner leaving the Ellsworth waterfront in the early 1900s is based on historical research by Mr. Mays, a retired navy captain who lives in Clinton, Connecticut.