Down East December 1993

December 1993

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


The Only Game in Town

Nowhere in Maine is basketball fever quite as rampant as in the fishing communities of Jonesport and neighboring Beals Island way down east. By Michael Brosnan.

Dash Away

The snow-covered grounds of Livermore’s Norlands Living History Center turn into a winter wonderland during its annual Sleigh Rally. Photographs by Jeffrey Stevensen.

The Persistence of Memory

At eighty-seven, William Thon still works at recording his unique vision of the Maine coast. By Margot McWilliams.

The Grand Adventure

Young Mabel Wass, from tum-of-the-century Addison, had never even seen a train before she boarded one to spend Christmas in Boston with her seafaring husband. By Philmore Wass.


Winter in fishing villages like Port Clyde is a slow-tempo interlude between the seasonal pulling up and setting out of lobstering gear. It can also be a time of great beauty. Color photographs by Thomas Mark Szelog.


Room With a View

Running the St. John River on the spring freshet, skiing and hiking in the western mountains, getting lost in the North  Woods, boating  among the spruce-thronged islands of Penobscot Bay — and writing about it all — have been high points of my tenure. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Belfast

Christmas People

The Maine Viewpoint

Going the Way of the Cod

Down East Bookshelf

Our Own Snug Fireside by Jane C. Nylander

Along the Waterfront

Boatbuilders of Boothbay

Outdoor Maine

Scores of ‘Roaders’

North by East

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

I Remember

Island Christmas

Cover: The great snow-roller at Norlands is but one of the many horse-drawn vehicles that participate in the annual Norlands Sleigh Rally. Photograph by Jeffrey Stevensen.