Down East January 1979

January 1979

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


Downhill on Katahdin

A five-man mountain expedition discovers the best out-of-bounds skiing in the East. By Laurence M. Smith.

Scuba Diving for Scallops

Newest cold-weather sport, for the hale and hearty. By Gloria Hutchinson.


Photographic essay on the pleasures of ice — outdoors. By George Riley and G. Lewis Johnson.

Unsinkable Capt. McLellan

Portland’s tenacious shipmaster rode out many a gale. By R. Dominic and William David Barry.

Winter’s Work Offshore

Memorable scenes of winter fishing far at sea by Maine’s late master photographer. By Kosti Ruohomaa.


Room With A View

My daughter spent her childhood in coastal Maine, and the relatively unspoiled beauty she encountered in her daily life —  in a small village north of Rockland — undoubtedly prepared her poorly for the slothful ways of the outside world. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Winter Sports Directory

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

A Tale of Two Cats by Allen and Ivy Dodd

Outdoor Maine

Changes for Game Wardens Recommended

I Remember

Extra Pay and Parker House Rolls

Cover: “Ice Boating Down East,” watercolor by Peter Rolfe. Mr. Rolfe lives in North Edgecomb and maintains a gallery on Main Street in Wiscasset.