Down East June 1984

June 1984

The table of contents from the June 1984 issue of Down East.


A Ride on the Wild Side

Whitewater rafting, according to those who’ve tried it, delivers the biggest thrill for the money in Maine. By Michael T. Kinnicutt.

The Bed-and-Breakfast Craze

Homeowners around the state are rolling out the red  carpet. By James P. Brown.

Plight of the Least Tern

Besieged by beachgoers, the “sea swallow” digs in for a last stand. By Elizabeth Cary Pierson.

Schooner Boom Down East

Three new passenger ships chart novel cruising courses. By Jay Paul.

On Damariscotta Lake

An eight-page color portfolio captures one man’s “golden pond”. Photographs by Joe Devenney.

In the Wake of Thoreau

A classic author is guide for a classic trip on the Allagash. By George T. Peck.

A Family Affair

Artist William Gilchrist drew inspiration from his own hearth. By William David Barry.

Making It In Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.


Room With A View

I would like to erase from my mind the memory of the chipmunk who despised rain and whom I permitted to come into the house during storms, only to have it move in as a permanent guest. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Bookshelf

E.B. White: A Biography by Scott Elledge

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

Dunlop Reaches Mid-Pacific

Outdoor Maine

Stiffer Rules for Atlantic Salmon Scheduled

I Remember

Unseen ‘Things’ on a Maine Vacation

Cover: “Picnic at Whaleboat Isle” (33″ x 41″), oil on canvas, by John Muench. The artist, a resident of Freeport, is represented by Hobe Sound Galleries North, in Portland, and Associated American Artists, in New York City.