Down East June 1980

June 1980

The table of contents from the June 1980 issue of Down East.


Venturing up Somes Sound

A trip along Mt. Desert Island’s spectacular fjord. By Elizabeth McKey Hulbert.

The Day I Et the Last Dominique

Maine’s master humorist pens an elegy for a chicken whose goose has been cooked. By John Gould.

Following the Tides

More than 1,000 Maine families reap a hardy livelihood from harvesting marine worms. By Alice True Larkin.

Good Boundaries Make Good Neighbors

A border walk can renew the ties of friendship. By Samuella Etnier.

Down to the Sea in a Slip of a Ship

Walter Green, of Yarmouth, sets out this month to repeat the astounding success of his home-built trimarans. By Mary Lee Coe Fowler.

Canoeing Down the Allagash

Photographic essay in color: Teenagers learn the lore and lure of the state’s wilderness waterway. Photographs by Henry Harding.

Mystery of the Shipmaster’s Wife

A silent house in Tenants Harbor yielded up a celebrated murder case that was fifty years in the solving. By Curt Norris.

Making It In Maine

Entrepreneurs and artisans who are “making it”.

Hello, My Lovely!

A private audience with the Queen’s Slipper. By John A. Gould.


Room With A View

I realized I was drilling close to the nerve there; what is beneficial for the State of Maine and what is beneficial to the nation are two vastly different concepts. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

A Jaunt to Vinalhaven

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

Summer Light by Herbert Mason

Outdoor Maine

Maine Deer Will Offer Antlers to Science

I Remember

My Portland Shanty


Cover: “Blue Hill” (12″ x 18″), watercolor by W. James McGlynn. Mr. McGlynn is a Delaware engineer who spends summers on the eastern Penobscot peninsula, painting scenes of the picturesque towns in the area.