Down East July 1982

July 1982

The table of contents from the July 1982 issue of Down East.


FDR’s Beloved Island

A stone’s throw from Maine, the Canadian island of Campobello will pay tribute this month to its most famous summer resident. By Stephen O. Muskie.

Down to the Sea in Songs

Folk singer Gordon Bok keeps in tune with an old tradition. By Jane Lamb.

Fourth of July Feasting

Glorious salmon highlights the Down East holiday menu. By Tracy Lord.

Making It In Maine

Four more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Roughing It With the Beanettes

Once a year, the women execs of L.L. Bean tackle the Maine woods. By Gloria Hutchinson.

Portland Through the Years

An art show illuminates the changing scene of the 350-year-old city.

Mr. Deering and His Mansion

The man and his home embodied a golden age in Portland’s past. By William David Barry and R. Dominic.

High-Style Summer School

An elegant summer manse houses Jackson Lab’s visiting students. By Gunnar Hansen.

Kennebunkport From Dawn to Dusk

A daily round of summer activities animates this scenic coastal town. Photographs by Stephen O. Muskie.

Freeport vs. Yarmouth

The day Babe Ruth came to town and set an unusual record. By John Gould.

Birthday Party in Wiscasset

The lively Maine Art Gallery celebrates its silver anniversary. By F. Wenderoth Saunders.

Captain Hammond’s Little Miscue

In Bar Harbor they still talk of the time the Iroquois ran aground. By Gladys O’Neil.

Stalking Maine’s Hidden Natural Treasures

A tiny state agency is discovering valuable sites all over Maine. By Robert Deis.


Room With A View

A house is a basic reality of life, although some are reluctant to admit it. It remains the foundation of our emotional security, even for dreamers. By Caskie Stinnett.

Maine Wildlife

A Week with the Whales

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Panning for Gold is Profitable

Down East Bookshelf

The Silent Ones by Elisabeth Ogilvie

I Remember

Rockland’s Rollicking Fourth

Cover: “Island Goodbye” (34″ x 26″), watercolor by Greg Mort, a thirty-year-old artist who lives in Maryland and spends summers in mid-coast Maine. To achieve his unusual bird’s-eye view of Southern Island, which lies off the St. George peninsula, Mr. Mort constructed a scale model of the isle.