Down East January 1980

January 1980

The table of contents from the January 1980 issue of Down East.


Trekking on Rawhide

Modern snowshoers revive an age-old Maine tradition. By Robert Deis.

Walter York of Caratunk

A master snowshoe maker tells all.

If the Shoe Fits

What to look for in buying snowshoes.

Harvesting Firewood, A New Winter  Sport?

Today’s recreation was yesterday’s character-building toil. By K.W. Carter.

Between the Tides in Winter

An ‘inspector general” reviews the intertidal zone. By Dale Rex Coman.

Have Pack, Will Travel

Snow camping — a new sport for the fit and hardy. By Robert D. Eiseley.

A Doctor Who Couldn’t Say ‘No’

Harrison Hunt was prepared to answer any call. By Ruth Hunt Thompson.

Maine — We’re Open All Year!

A special 16-page guide to enjoying  winter in Maine.


Room With A View

A good guest just comes along, adapts comfortably to an indolent and uneventful way of  life, respects the fragility of the island ecology, and is quite content to take a book and a cup of coffee and slink off to some sunny rock for a few hours reading. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Carrabassett Country

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

Ida: A Happy Life in the Maine Backwoods by Ardelle “Ida” Allen

Outdoor Maine

Baxter State Park Not Meant for Snowmobiles

I Remember

Shipping Out as an ‘Ordinary’

Cover: “Winter Racing  in Canaan” (19″ x 26″), watercolor by Paul Sample (1896-1974). During his long career,’Mr. Sample painted throughout New England and in Spain. This month’s eover winter depicis an old-time sulky race on a winter day in inland Maine and is from the collection of the William A. Farnsworth Library and Art Museum, Rockland.