Down East June 1979

June 1979

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


Operation Fiasco

Militiamen will gather in Maine this summer to reenact one of America’s greatest naval disasters. By Bill Prosser.

Welcome Back, My Lovely!

Henry Ford’s tin lizzies get a new lease on life at the hands of a Hampden auto restorer. By Lawrence K. Stanley.

Reclaiming A Heritage

Citizens of New Sweden in Aroostook dig deeper each year in search of their old-country  roots. By M. Steadman and R. Deis.

Island Sanctuary

For nearly 400 years, Damariscove Island has served as a haven for fishermen, farmers — and ghosts. By Alice True Larkin.

The Way It Was

Tales of 19th-century coastal life as told by a Maine sea captain to his grandchildren. By Flora Hodgdon Bishop.

Cape Rosier Revisited

An ode to one family’s summer aerie above Penobscot Bay, with color portfolio by Jim McElholm. By Mary Bolte.

Earth Station Andover

A remote ground station in western Maine plays a key role in global satellite communications. By William Harrison.

The House That Moses Built

A restored home in Bethel provides a fascinating window on early 19th-century rural life. By Randall H. Bennett.


Room With A View

To be honest, I must report that I am a coastal Mainer, but most of the time I was in Ireland I was reminded not of the coast but of interior Maine — of the gently sloping hills, of the fences made of fieldstone, of the small streams running clear and cold through the meadows, of the outcropping of massive rocks on the crest of the hills. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Ogunquit in June

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

To Improve Fishing Results, Just Settle Down

Down East Bookshelf

Joe Scott: The Woodsman-Songmaker by Edward D. Ives

I Remember

Breaking Bread with a Rusticator


Cover: “Estes Head, Eastport,” (22″ x 28″), oil on canvas, by Judith Colemann of Portland. Having painted in the Eastport area for some time, Ms. Colemann is now working on several large murals in Portland.