Down East February 1985

February 1985

The table of contents from the February 1985 issue of Down East.


Reworking Old Masters

For artists Michael Walek and Pat Hardy, the task at hand is the faithful restoration of ornate Victorian decor in splendid old homes from Maine to Massachusetts. By Louise Tragard.

Staying Alive

Marooned in Penobscot Bay during a raging storm, clammer Bo Curtis for twenty-seven hours clung to an icy buoy — and life. By Gunnar Hansen.

The Man Who Discovered Edgar Allen Poe

Editor, portrait painter, Iawyer, amateur pugilist — Portland-born novelist John Neal led a life of uninterrupted adventure. By W.D. Barry and R. Dominic.

The Ducks of Winter

February and March are prime times for duck watching as more than a score of wild species flock to the Maine coast. By Elizabeth Cary Pierson.

Making It In Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Signs of Winter

Ice-fishing shacks, snowmobile tracks, and early sunsets connote the season. Color photographs by Joe Devenney.

The Fox Who Came to Dinner

The dean of Maine’s outdoorsmen meets up with an unlikely dinner guest who promptly invites himself again. By Gene Letourneau.


Room With A View

Going to Cundys Harbor by boat I always passed the two ghost ships and, as it often happens, curiosity began to nourish fantasy. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Bookshelf

In Search of the ‘Real’ Maine

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Kennebec Alewives and Shad Project

Along the Waterfront

Maine Dory Heads for the Antarctic

I Remember

Skiing Down the Kennebec

Cover: “Chickadee Farm” (22″ x 30″), watercolor, by Don Stone, a member of the National Academy of Design and the American Watercolor Society. Mr. Stone is a resident of Kennebunkport whose work may be seen in Maine at Hobe Sound Galleries North in Portland.