Down East May 1979

May 1979

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


Colby Comes of Age

In less than 20 years, a small Maine college has become a nationally recognized institution. By Gloria Hutchinson.

The Bamboo Man of Bangor

Some of the world’s most prized fly-fishing rods were crafted by a nineteenth-century Bangor woodsman. By Victor A. Schlich.

Maine’s Endangered Plants

As many as 200 native species are in jeopardy. By Robert Deis.

Island in Search of a Future

Ignored for decades, Sears Island is now a prime target for industrialization. By Randall J. Emery.

Spring Comes to Maine

A full-color tribute to Spring’s march through Maine.

First Citizen of Dunnybrook

Noted Berwick author Gladys Hasty Carroll has spent a lifetime portraying her corner of Maine. By Marie Donahue.

Augusta’s Humble Hercules

The life and times of John Gagnon, who may have been the world’s strongest man. By J.H. Lowell.


Room With A View

The miracle of Maine, I suspect, is that those of us who have given our hearts to the place, never seem to get very far from it regardless of how far afield we wander. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Circling Sebago Lake

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Sebago Seems Headed for Banner Salmon Year

Down East Bookshelf

Instant Boats by Harold H. Payson

I Remember

Minding Store at the Five-&-Dime

Cover: “Maine Homestead” (36″ x 40″), oil, by J. Thomas R. Higgins of Norridgewock. Currently serving as an instructor at UMO, Mr. Higgins shows his work at Barridoff Gallery in Portland, Cape Split place in Addison, and at various galleries in both New York and California.