Down East July 1979

July 1979

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


Bringin’ Her Back Home

An historic down easter finally makes it back to Maine. By Nicholas Dean.

Summing Up

Looking back on fifty years of living the good life. By Helen and Scott Nearing.

The Case of Island X

Rx for a wilderness isle: benign neglect. By Hugh Williams.

Jawsburgers, Anyone?

There may be a shark in your dining future. By Robert Deis.

The Tools that Built Maine

Today’s craftsmen turn back the clock. By Jay Sperling.

Making Do on the Allagash

Rule number one: think ahead. By Dorothy Boone Kidney.


Room With A View

If I don’t let the bayberry bushes grow too tall, it gives me an unobstructed glimpse of a rock ledge which can be reached at low tide by my dog who takes considerable pleasure  in going there despite the fact it is the one spot on the island where she is forbidden to venture. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Moosehead Lake

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Fly Hatches Give Salmon Fishermen Outstanding Sport

Down East Bookshelf

Dowsing for Everyone by Harvey Howells

I Remember

A Fiery Fourth of July

Cover: “Sand Flats,” (24″ x 38″), watercolor by Patricia Mendes Spofford, AWS. Over the years, Mrs. Spofford has had several one-man shows. Many of her works are displayed at her husband’s Waldoboro real estate office.