Down East May 1981

May 1981

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


Bowdoin Marches On!

Maine’s oldest institution of higher learning celebrates its 176th commencement with pomp and circumstance — and an eye cocked warily toward the future. By Gloria Hutchinson.

Tripping Down the River

Adventurers now run Maine rivers for sport. Twenty years ago, men still worked them for (small) profit. Photographs by E.L. Boutilier.

Making It In Maine

Three success stories from the Pine Tree State.

‘Settle It Between Yourselves’

That’s what the judge said. But in turn-of-the-century Maine, this was something easier said than done. By Virginia Chase.

Vernal Stirrings

Maine wildlife welcomes the approach of summer. Color essay by Bill Byrne.

Ships that Went to Hollywood

Near the end of their lives, six Maine sailing vessels were launched on brief, sometimes fatal, movie careers. By Charles G. McLeavy.


Room With A View

My neighbor is a resourceful man and given the time he can fix anything, but a lobsterman whose boat is on the beach is a lobsterman who is not making any money, and this doesn’t sit well. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Exploring with Maine Audubon

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Early Thaw Should Make for Good Spring Fishing

Down East Bookshelf

Salt 2 by Pamela Wood

I Remember

A Gentleman of the Road

Cover: “Rememory” (18″ x 24″), acrylic on canvas board, by Judith DeWitt Appleton. A Camden resident, Ms. Appleton enjoys painting the rural landscapes that surround her coastal home.