Down East March 1984

March 1984

The table of contents from the March 1984 issue of Down East.


New Dawn for Maine’s Multimillionaire Indians

The Passamaquoddies and Penobscots are investing most of their $81.5-million settlement for the benefit of future generations. By James P. Brown.

Is She? Or Isn’t She?

Whether a Leonardo original or a later copy, the Mona Lisa that now hangs in the Portland Museum of Art has caused a lot of smiles.

Hull Down on the Bounding Main

Raging winds and mountainous seas can’t keep the doughty crew of Endurance from their appointed fishing rounds on the Banks. Photographs by Neal Parent.

Island Fever

An elusive stranger heightens end-of-winter tensions on Isle au Haut. By Peter Scott.

History Beneath the Snow

Colonial Pemaquid’s seventeenth-century ruins weather yet another winter in a long and notable history. Photographs by Joe Devenney.

Pemaquid — Outpost in a Disordered Wilderness

One of England’s first North American settlements, Pemaquid became a key stronghold during the French and Indian wars. By William F. Robinson.

Making It In Maine

Two more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Maine Summer Vacations 1984

A special 72-page supplement to aid in planning Maine summer vacations.


Room With A View

Certainly the wharves and harbors of Maine would be the worse without gulls who rid the premises of lobstering and fishing detritus more promptly and more efficiently than a municipal clean-up crew could do. By Caskie Stinnett.

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

Icebreaker on the Rocks

Outdoor Maine

Least Tern Put on Endangered List

I Remember

Our Ideal Clarion

Cover: “Window, Bass Harbor” (36″ x 28″), watercolor, by West Fraser. Mr. Fraser is a longtime summer resident of mid-coast Maine. His work is on display at the Massachusetts House Gallery in Lincolnville.