January 1989



Voices of Maine

Creating a chapter of oral history for our times, forty-eight Mainers from all walks of life speak out on 35 years of sweeping change in the Pine Tree State, 1954 to 1989.

Eternal Maine

Photographer Kip Brundage salutes the Maine of legend and memory wild, remote, and magnificent — in a twelve-page color essay.

Protecting the Future

Capping a period of unprecedented activity and success, the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy is the winner of the 1989 Down East Environmental Award. Article by James P. Brown.

A Letter to E.B. White

A tribute, by Caskie Stinnett.

Man from Maine

A profile of Andrew Wyeth, by Gene Logsdon.

Upcountry Interlude

A short story by longtime Down East contributor Lew Dietz.

The Life That Was

A portfolio of Maine photographs by Kosti Ruohomaa.

The Maine Edge

A report by the Editors of Down East on Maine’s fertile environment for small-business development features a major article on the business renaissance in Lewiston-Auburn.



Room With A View

The Anniversary Issue, by Davis Thomas.

The Talk of Searsport

A Restaurant Worth Writing Home About


Cover:  Mainers Speak Out on 35 Years of sSweeping Change. Clockwise from upper left: Edmund S. Muskie, Nancy Moody Genthner, King Cummings, John R. McKernan, John Menario, and Carolyn Chute.