Down East July 1981

July 1981

The table of contents from the July 1981 issue of Down East.


On the Appalachian Trail

Maine’s stretch of this national trail may be the most scenic and most challenging. Soon it will be the best protected, too. By Robert Deis.

Old Jed Prouty Comes Home (Again)

Reviving the play that put Bucksport on Broadway. By Katherine Knowles.

Where Have All the Schooners Gone?

Mouldering hulks of once-great ships still dot the coast. By Nicholas Dean.

Feisty Good Samaritan of the Maine Woods

Sherman Station’s Jerry Elwell is a friend in need to wildlife. By Mimi E.B. Steadman.


True  grit and good luck nurtured “Maine’s prettiest village.” By Alan Mast. Color photos by Brian Vanden Brink.

Summer of the Queen Anne Cherries

Recalling a day when life was a bowl — or can — of cherries. By John Gould.

Oysters, Mussels, and Trout

Maine’s aquaculturists begin to reap a hard-earned success. By Bill Prosser.

Bombs Away!

Business is booming at Blue Hill Pyrotechnics. By Michael T. Kinnicutt.


Room With A View

Good profanity depends a lot upon originality, persistence, and cadence, and the chipmunk excelled in all three of them. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Specialties of the House Well Worth the Drive

The Talk of Trenton

Trenton Stages a Festival

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Do Mountain Lions Still Prowl the Maine Woods?

Down East Bookshelf

Roll Call by Senator William S. Cohen

I Remember

A Bit of Balsam

Cover: “Five Islands” (15″ x 22″), watercolor by the late, internationally renowned sculptor, William Zorach. In addition to his acclaimed sculpture, Zorach produced numerous watercolors at his home in Georgetown. painting courtesy of Zabriskie Galleries (New York) and Frost Gully Gallery (Portland, Maine).