Down East March 1978

March 1978

The table of contents from the March 1978 issue of Down East.


Maine’s Surprising Legislature

Lawmakers in Augusta are getting younger and more independent. And more and more of them are women. By Bill Caldwell.

Bringing Her Down East

A greenhorn learns the ropes on the Gazela Primeiro. By W.B. Leavenworth.

Good News for the Countryside

A new breed of health practitioner is bringing improved medical care to rural Maine. By Lois Lowry.

Deserting the Rock

After 147 years, Mount Desert Rock Light Station is given over to the machines. By John P. March.

Long Season in Aroostook

Color photographic essay by Norm Gibbons.

Tea at Chimney Farm

A visit with Elizabeth Coatsworth at her Nobleboro farmstead. By Sabra Morton.


Room With A View

I have recently completed a long trip across the United States, saying warm and friendly things on radio and television about a book I had written, and I returned with the deep conviction that outside of New England the State of  Maine is a mysterious and little known territory. By Caskie Stinnett.

North by East

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

The Down East Bookshelf

Monarchs of the Mimic World by James S. Bost

Outdoor Maine

Anglers Welcome New Ice Fishing Rules

Cover: “The Old Dam in Monroe” (38″ x 31″), oil on hardboard by William Baldwin of Swanville. Mr. Baldwin’s work is on display at the Massachusetts House Gallery in Lincolnville.