Down East June 1985

June 1985

The table of contents from the June 1985 issue of Down East.


‘Adventure’ Rules the Waves

Queen of the Maine windjammer fleet, this former Gloucester dory trawler boasts a storied past. By James P . Brown and Joseph E. Garland.

Maine’s New Comic Laureate?

Tim Sample puts a new spin on traditional Down East humor. By Robert Baldwin.

Homage to a Horticulturist

Maine rose fanciers celebrate the memory of a Portland backyard gardener who became one of the Northeast’s leading rose culturists. By Robert Kemp.

Pick Your Own!

A new wrinkle in strawberry harvesting insures tastier berries. By Robert Deis.

Tom Sawyer Turns Up in Maine

‘Lost’ for forty-five years, Norman Rockwell’s painting surfaces in Rockland.

Making It In Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Summer of the Coons

A trio of orphans turned a household upside-down. By Susan Hand Shetterly.

Tug, Lug, and the French Revolution

Or, the role of the humble scythe through history. By John Gould.

Jordan Kobritz’s Grand Slam

They laughed when the young Bangor lawyer vowed he’d bring Triple-A baseball to Maine. By Jim Kupel.

An Elegance of Shorebirds

Their plumage is sleek, their habits refined. Photographs by Morgan Hebard, Jr.


Room With A View

Bringing a new dog on the island is not going to be easy for either of us; my attachment for the boxer was extraordinary and it will not be easily replaced. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Bookshelf

The Nantucket Diet Murders by Virginia Rich

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Prime Time for Maine Fly Fishermen

I Remember

Night Train to Brownville Junction

Cover: Town by the Sea, by John Muench. Oil, 22″ x 30″.  A resident of South Freeport, Muench exhibits his work at Portland’s Hobe Sound Galleries North.