Down East November 1979

November 1979

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


A Night to Remember

Eyewitness paintings re-create the Great Portland Fire. By William David Barry.

Bringin’ Home the Bacon

Maine co-ops offer good food, low costs, and hard work. By Jane Day.

Mike Madden, Maine Clubman

His societies could hardly have been more exclusive. By John Gould.

The Bunkers of Cranberry Isle

Eight generations have lived and worked close to the sea. By Gunnar Hansen.

Sun, Moon, and Stars

The pace of island life is governed by the heavens. By George and Valerie Loehr.

Sparring Partners

A woodlot and two horses provide spars for a new ketch. By William Leavenworth.


Room With A View

There’s something very comforting about a kerosene lamp, and I’ve spent considerable time trying to figure out what it is. I know there’s something aromatic and peaceful in a room where a lamp burns, something that suggests warmth and comfort and the cyclic rhythm of life itself. By Caskie Stinnett.

Traveling Down East

Quoddy Head State Park

North by East

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

Outdoor Maine

Deerhunters and Wildfowlers Take to Field

Down East Bookshelf

The Magic Ship by Sandra Paretti

I Remember

Miss Carlon of Belfast


Cover: “Harpswell” (20″ x28″), oil by Brunswick artist and children’s book author Edythe A. Laws. Miss Laws, who has three times received high awards at showings at the State House in Augusta and is listed in Who’s Who in American Women, exhibits her work at her studio, 5 Page Street, Brunswick.