Down East March 1981

March 1981

The table of contents from the March 1981 issue of Down East.


Coasting Twilight

Watching the comings and goings of Maine’s dwindling fleet of coastal schooners was a vivid part of growing up on the Down East coast some sixty years ago. By Ernest Dodge.

Winter in Aroostook

The long season in The County is a treat to the eye, an invitation to outdoor fun, and an occasional challenge to everyone. Photographs by Voscar.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Strange Denizens of the Gulf of Maine

What goes on beneath Maine’s cold ocean waters? Fred Bavendam’s exceptional color photographs reveal a world both bizarre and beautiful.

Mel and Prince

It takes two to harvest pulpwood in Maine’s North Woods. Mel Craig’s silent partner is a  sturdy horse named Prince. Photographs by Marty Brown.


Room With A View

The admiration of Americans for Perrier water, a product of France, has run its course, I have been told, and the fashionable new water is Poland Spring, a product of the State of Maine. By Caskie Stinnett.

My Maine

A Rustic Education

North by East

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

Down East Bookshelf

Dreams of Natural Places: A New England Schooner Odyssey by Herbert Smith

Outdoor Maine

Maine’s Bald Eagle Population on Rebound

I Remember

Kingfield’s “Finn Dances”

Cover: “Blue Towel” (16″ x 24″), watercolor, by Consuelo E. Hanks. A midcoast Maine resident, Ms. Hanks’ work is on exhibit at the Massachusetts House Gallery, Lincolnville.