Down East December 1987

December 1987

The table of contents from the December 1987 issue of Down East.


Return of the Chinook

The hardy breed of Maine sled dog that carried Admiral Byrd to Antarctica is being revived in Waldoboro. By Nancy Cowan.

Mother and Helen — and Me

Reflections on an antique photo. By Peter H. Spectre.

Man with a Mission

With three churches in the foothills of Maine’s western mountains, the Reverend Scott Planting and his red pickup are on the go from dawn till dark. By Robert Kimber.

Spirit of Winter

Six pages of color photographs capture the mood of a world apart.

Etienne & Co.

A savvy Camden jeweler and his stable of designers have raised the marketing of  finely wrought jewelry to an offbeat art form. By Beth Crichlow.

Last of the Down Easters

Hell ship, salmon packer, tourist attraction, the Benjamin F. Packard steered an eventful course that spanned more than fifty years. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Making It in Maine

Sheaves, shoes, and jack-in-the-boxes — three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.


Room With A View

Caskie Stinnett often writes of his island in this space. I guess his is more a monastic retreat than was mine. By Roy Barrette.

The Talk of Milbridge

A Wreath for Every Door

The Maine Viewpoint

Non-Event of the Year

Along the Waterfront

Chimes Returns to Chesapeake

Letter from Upcountry

Going with the Flow

Down East Bookshelf

A Yuletide Treasury of Maine Books

Top of the Month

December Highlights

North by East

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

I Remember

New Year’s Eve in Wiscasset

Cover: Christmas morning, Kittery Point. Photograph by Douglas Armsden.