Down East March 1979

March 1979

The table of contents from the March 1979 issue of Down East.


The Ice Age Cometh?

Scientists study the glacial past to predict an icy future. By Robert Deis.

Golf Balls, Mutton and Signal Flags

Brown Ship Chandlery specializes in the unusual. By Victor A. Schlich.

Johnny’s Selected Seeds

A growth industry flourishes in Albion. By Jay Davis.

Gale Warning!

Color essay: A record storm racks Monhegan. Photographs by Stephen Rubicam.

Case of the Vanishing Bobcat

Mounting pressures cloud the future of Maine’s ‘bob.’ By Robert D. Eiseley.

Roll Out the Barrels!

Slack cooperage stages a comeback. Photographs by Stephen T. Whitney.

Maine’s Splendid Little War

Story behind a picture of the Spanish-American War. By Anne Molloy.


Room With A View

My opposition to the new bridge is based upon the old-fashioned and possibly obsolete concept that the present bridge is adequate. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Interlude in Jonesport

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

The Letters of Thomas Gorges, Deputy Governor of the Province of Maine 1640-1643

Outdoor Maine

Open Season on Moose More Likely this Year

I Remember

My Auto Trip on the Trolley Line

Cover: “Gale Warning,” (30″ x 40″), oil on canvas by Chris Nielsen. A native of Portland and recent graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, Mr. Nielsen is a merchant mariner who spends time this easel between voyages.