Down East June 1981

June 1981

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


Waterville’s Window on the Past

Two centuries come alive in the Redington Museum. By Robert Deis.

Hooray for the Eider!

Once near extinction, thousands now throng Maine’s coast. By John Cole.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Sailin’ My Way

The sea provides, and Frenchman’s Bay is the place. By Dale Rex Coman.

The Many Splendors of June

A month worth waiting for: blossom time in Maine. Photographs by Kip Brundage.

The Un-Upstropoulous Oscar Loud

His prescription for the good life: ‘vac-cill-i-ate around.’ By K.W. Carter.

The Vertical World of Mt. Desert

Island rock climbers seek their challenge with a view. By Daniel Koch.

Tugboats of the Maine Coast

In pictures, a look at a century of honest maritime toil.

Who Killed Uncle Billy?

The last criminal to be hanged in Maine, that’s who. By Curt Norris.


Room With A View

It’s obvious to anyone that in some respects dogs are far superior to humans, certainly in so far as basic morality is concerned, and in their distaste for duplicity and treachery. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Rubbing Shoulders with Nature on Swan Island

My Maine

At Home on Naskeag Point

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Spring Bear-Hunting Season Rescued

Down East Bookshelf

Mr. Goodhue Remembers Portland: Scenes from the Mid-19th Century by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. and William David Barry.

I Remember

My Friends at Engine Three

Cover: “Jake’s Place” (20″ x 30″), oil on canvas, by Herb Parsons. The artist is a summer resident of North Haven who spends the winter in Washington state.