Down East May 1985

May 1985

The table of contents from the May 1985 issue of Down East.


Delightful Anachronism

Once a mighty cradle of the shipbuilder’s art, the Medomak River today is the preserve of bird watchers, fishermen, and boaters. By J. Malcolm Barter.

The Writers of Stonecoast, Maine

Best-selling author Carolyn Chute’s success has focused attention on the summer writers’ program where her talents were discovered. By Robert Kemp.

Living the Good Life on Deer Isle

For John and Peggy Hughes, happiness is foot-thick walls and triple-glazed windows. By James P. Brown.

The Battle of Saturday Cove

Here the embattled fisherman stood and fired the shots heard round the bay. By Mike Brown.

Watercress in January?

Yes, and Maine tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers, too. Two mid-coast firms pioneer in year-round hydroponic farming. By Robert Sardinsky.

The Big Ones that Always Get Away

Conservationist Brad Burns knows where to catch — and release — monster striped bass that are returning to the cleaned-up Kennebec. By John N. Cole.

What Makes a Great Maine Resort?

Twenty noteworthy answers suggest a broad range of types, comforts, and prices. By Gretchen Piston.

Boating Down East

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


Room With A View

Acts of kindness, such as these, only make the hard job of the writer harder. It’s much easier to criticize and scorn, to uncover rascality than to discover charity. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Bookshelf

Maine Children’s Books

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

The Man Behind Moosehead Lake

I Remember

The Formidable Grandma Mac

Cover: Schooner Roseway in Pennbscot Bay, by Benjamin Mendlowitz.