Down East May 1984

May 1984

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


John Winkin’s Winning Ways

A no-nonsense coach has led the UMO baseball team to three straight College World Series — and aims to do the same this year. By Michael Kinnicutt.

Strange Doings on the Narramissic River

Ferrying salmon required unusual methods seventy years ago. By Tunker Mann.

Why Maine’s Covered Bridges Were Covered

Once a common feature of the state’s landscape, the wooden-roofed spans came in a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. By Richard Sanders  Allen.

A Stickler for Detail

Seaman-turned-artist Franklin Stanwood of Portland painted maritime scenes with a master hand. By William David Barry.

Making It In Maine

Three more success stories from the Pine Tree State.

Going Courtin’ with a Fool Hen

Enticing a male spruce grouse in spring is a labor of love. By Thomas A. Allan.

Acadian Spring

May’s freshets flow swift and free in Acadia National Park. Photographs by Joe Devenney.

An Unforgettable Mainer

Clara Weymouth was an inveterate forager, adept at “making do”. By Margaret Graham Neeson.

Boating ’84

A Guide to Summer Pleasures Afloat, by the Editors of Down East Magazine.


Room With A View

Living on an island creates not only physical isolation but in some ways an emotional one as well. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

The View from Doughnut Cove

North by East

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

Along the Waterfront

‘Bowdoin’ Set to Sail Again

Outdoor Maine

Anglers Crowd Moosehead for May 1 Opening

I Remember

More Than Just Neighbors

Cover: “Steamboat Nahanada” (24″ x 30″), oil on canvas, by Alden Stickney.