Down East March 1980

March 1980

The table of contents from the March 1980 issue of Down East.


Beauty on the Floor

Hooked rugs enhance the homes, and often the purses, of modern collectors of this nineteenth-century folk art. By Sabra Morton.

A Tugboat Named ‘Snohomish’

Icebreaker, emissary of good will, symbol of civic pride, this cutter’s Maine tour of duty spans three decades. By Bill Prosser.

Veazie on the Penobscot

A quiet Bangor suburb today, Veazie harks back to the time when lumber money meant prosperity and fast living. By Anita Kurth.


Winter’s chilling temperatures and bitter winds trap the harbor in sudden stillness. Photographic essay. By Davis Thomas.

Putting Down Roots in Maine

Costs are up and money is tight, but it’s still possible to make the move to Maine. By Mimi E.B. Steadman.


Room With A View

There’s something very comforting about wood smoke in the air; it’s pleasing. I don’t feel that way about the blue haze that comes from diesel  trucks or the choking exhausts of oil or gasoline combustion. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Augusta — In Season

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Lack of Snow and Ice Hinders Winter Sports

Down East Bookshelf

Windjammer Bride by Angie H. Chapman

I Remember

An Unharmonious Town Meeting

Cover: “Dead Brook in Spring” (34″  x 38″), oil on hardboard by William Baldwin, of Swanville, from the collection of Husson College. Mr. Baldwin’s work is on display at the Massachusetts House Gallery, Lincolnville.